I’m not quite ready to have Rumple and Regina retire from being the baddies just yet, but I agree that once they start being softened by those they care about (and I think this will take longer for Rumple even though he will have both Belle and Bae) then they will have to be replaced as big baddies. But I doubt it would be Hook, as interesting as having a big bad who can’t do magic be. I hope i’m not the only one who hasn’t forgotten that ALL the worlds were cursed, so they have plenty to chose from, the queen of hearts, the witches from Oz and maybe even the white witch from Narnia…the list goes on.
Also, i do think it would be cool to see a Charmings/Regina/Rumple allance, and the best way I see that happening is through Henry, if Bae is in fact his father. That would put him under the protection of all three grupes and if something happened to him…Think of all the family that would come to the rescue. It hasn’t even happened yet and i’m allready feeling sorry for who ever it was. 😆