We shouldn’t worry too much about Regina. She isn’t going anywhere, I think, at least not yet.
I also think it is a dream scene. It just looks so surreal. All these people standing there around that tree with torches and angry faces. And Emma wanting to cut Regina’s head off in front of Henry. I guess that would be too much for me if it were to be real. Unless in the last four episodes something big happens, something that will totally change the perspective
I agree, Jefferson popping out of the hat in Emma’s car would be an epic scene.