Oh yes, and both are material girls.
For all Regina’s pleas that money means nothing in Stable Boy, she certainly did make herself comfortable in Storybrooke. 😯
Yes, I guess that’s part of the reason that I didn’t the like the explanation of why Regina hates Snow White and wants revenge on her. I do think that Daniel was her one true love because of her actions that came later, but I do wish that Regina’s scenes with Daniel actually conveyed that he was. I just didn’t feel any chemistry there at all, and it did somewhat feel like Regina didn’t commit herself to Daniel earlier not because she was scared of her mom but because she didn’t want to marry someone who was a stable boy either. It’s unfortunate because Lana Parrilla usually generates chemistry with all of her co-stars, and I might have a little more sympathy for Regina if I felt that what she had Daniel equaled what Snow and Charming have or what Rumple and Belle have. Or even what Dreamy and Nova have or what Abigail and Frederick have.
I’m with you on this AntBee: it’s SO not there for me. Daniel just didn’t get enough scene time or backstory to leave me invested in his character. Instead of writing a compelling love story, explaining WHY he was her one true love or HOW they fell in love: he just felt like kill fodder the entire time. They didn’t even give him a personality to work with: he was just generic and good – and somehow his death was supposed to make me understand/sympathize with a grown woman systematically destroying everyone’s lives all to reach her main target: a 13 year old girl (technically not anymore, but still).