Since when does he call her Mom??? That has bugged me from the start. I realize that he is a young boy, and once faced with the possibility of the entire town killing the woman who raised him he realized, “hey, I actually do care about this person”. But I think they should have had him express that a little more instead of jumping right in. It seemed to me a little rushed. If I was Emma and he had said that I would have been like “What?! Are you KIDDING me?!” He should have said something like “Kill her? Wait a minute, she’s evil, but she did raise me…I don’t want her dead Emma.” Am I the only one?
As Regina said at the beginning of the series, she changed his diapers and soothed his fevers. Just because she was a strict mom and an evil queen doesn’t mean that she must be killed. My grandmother is wacko too, but I wouldn’t want to wish an untimely death on her. Both Grandma and Regina have their good sides.