Ok, I can live with it being in ep 21 or 22, also. I still think it’s a dream/nightmare then, for the exact reasons stated. Just wouldn’t add up to Emma’s character.
I agree. It’s probably just a nightmare. And on top of that, no matter how much evil Regina has done, I don’t see Emma beheading someone in fron of her mother, father and young son. Besides, who ties someone to an apple tree in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night and swings a sword at their head? 😆 It’s just weird!
If this scene is real, then I’m convinced that Mr. Gold has cast a spell over everyone in town, because this scene just does not make any sense.