As Once Upon A Time winds down it's third season there are a lot of relationships are being threatened and stained. Series Creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have a some spoilery details about Regina and Robin's sweet connection, as well as Rumple and Belle's strained circumstances.
As for the simmering “OutlawQueen,” he says, “You will see that the only thing standing in their way is Regina’s sister [Zelena], who will test whether or not she has really changed.” Reflecting on Regina’s long road to romance, Kitsis says, “It’s taken 60-some episodes to get to this moment of Regina opening her heart, so we’re gratified the audience came with us on that ride.” Once co-creator Adam Horowitz also teases, “The Regina/Hood relationship will be further explored and tested through the rest of the season.”
“Rumple and Belle are a relationship that has had many challenges, but what we love about them — and what the fans can look forward to — is that no matter the adversity, the light and hope and optimism at the core of Belle will continue to fight on. You’ll see that as the rest of the season plays out.” And if you relished as I did the overdue scene where Belle gave Regina guff for her long captivity, Kitsis promises “more stuff with Emilie [de Ravin] coming up that we think is some of her best work on the show.”