I was just thinking about the unfortunate situation our captain is in and to be perfectly honest — sure, I mean…maybe Zelena wants to remove Emma’s powers but, I don’t think that’s her exact end goal. It’s very much like the secret about Neal that Pan told Killian. He played on Killian’s…
Thing about the villains in this show is that they all succeed at some point in their story. It always gets undone, but they always have that taste of victory first. So, Zelena will succeed to some degree. That means she turns time back and then it will need to be righted.
I’ve said this in another thread earlier today about the preview — I think that Zelena trades the Snowing baby for her infant self and the Snowing baby gets sucked into the cyclone (lands someplace different than Zelena did) and becomes Glinda. That provides Glinda with the motivation to stop Zelena from changing the timeline. Glinda wants to be raised by her own family too. And because she is also a product of true love, she will probably have many of the same magical talents as her older sister, Emma, making her the Good Witch.
I also have said elsewhere that I think Zelena and Regina are the products of what Cora was like during her pregnancies. Jealous of the royals when she was pregnant with Zelena, and manipulative and evil with Regina. So, if you take that and carry it out, this Snowing baby would be kind and warm, and all the things that Snow pours into her pregnancy, further cementing Glinda’s “goodness.”
What I find interesting if this is the case, is the connection of sisters and how the Zelena/Regina relationship would be a distorted reflection of Emma/Glinda. So, Zelena wants to destroy her younger sister and Glinda wants to help her older sister, Emma. Zelena wants to go back and change the timeline so her sister was never born, and Glinda wants to change the timeline so she is born at the right time and place as well as making sure her own sister is born. Glinda chooses her sister’s True Love (Hook) to help save her and their family, and in the process helps them to get together. Zelena uses her sister’s True Love (via Robin Hood’s protection of his own son in exchange for Regina’s heart) to try to destroy her.
As twisted as the whole dynamic is, it is kind of interesting.
OH MY GOD. ESPECIALLY THE BOLDED PART.
AND THAT’S WHY THEY CASTED SOMEONE WHO LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE EMMA TO PLAY GLINDA.