'Once Upon A Time' Season 4 Might Actually Bring a Robin Hood, Regina, & Marian Love Triangle
Thanks a lot, you cruel, cruel writers of Once Upon A Time . You finally gave fans some happy romances just to rip one of them away in the last few moments of the Season 3 finale. Everything finally seemed to be heading towards happily ever after in Storybrooke for Regina and Robin Hood, and then it's revealed that the person Emma released from the Evil Queen's prison was none other than Maid Marian, Robin Hood's love and the mother of his son, Roland. I know most people are freaking out about the addition of Frozen characters to Season 4 of OUAT. But I've got to be honest, I'm much more interested in what will happen to Regina and Robin Hood now that she has suffered a cruel heartbreak.
What will come of the relationship they developed while Marian was presumed dead, and who will Robin choose? And more importantly, what will this do to Regina's tenuous relationship with Emma? It probably won't go well, if we've learned anything from this show. After the finale, OUAT creators Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis talked about why they decided to crush so many Regina/Robin Hood shippers' dreams and how Regina will handle heartbreak yet again. Horowitz stated that while in the past Regina would have immediately become evil and shot a fireball at Emma for unknowingly betraying her, the character has grown and we'll see her face this challenge in a new way.
But that's not to say she won't still be crushed and upset. After all, Regina and Robin Hood are meant to be together. There's no way she'll be able to easily forgive Emma and move on, because even though Regina's grown, Horowitz reminds us that we all know Regina's weaknesses. It's going to be a difficult situation for everyone involved and most likely, everyone in Storybrooke. When asked if Robin would completely abandon his new romance with Regina or if there would be a love triangle, Horowitz just said we'll "have to wait and see." Come on OUAT writers, it's obvious. This storyline is rife with romantic tension. Plus fans will riot if Robin just leaves Regina and doesn't look back.
But let's not put all the blame on Robin just yet, as the OUAT creators did state that Robin would be quite conflicted between Regina and Marian, as he did believe his wife to be dead. Of course with that thought in mind, he was willing to move on with Regina. But now that she's back, how could he just abandon her? It'll be tough for Robin to make the choice and even after he does, he might still have regrets.
I believe that even if Robin chooses Marian, he'll realize that he can't get over Regina so easily. Plus, you need to consider Marian's perspective. Regina locked Marian away as a prisoner, and that's the woman her husband has fallen for in our world? There will undoubtedly be a ton of tension between Robin, Marian, and Regina.
Once Upon A Time returns Sunday, September 28 so it won't be long until our agony of waiting for the new season ends. However, we might still be in agony when Season 4 begins, if Robin leaves Regina for good. It's going to be a long two months.