I would love to get my hands on Archie’s notes! In reality (so to speak since this is a TV show) I wonder why Henry thinks Regina is evil. Is it only because he has identified her as the EQ and knows what she has done via the book? Is he harder on her because he knows she’s the evil queen so that when she tells him not to leave his shoes on the stairs and when she grounds him for sneaking out of the house he looks at that as evil as opposed to normal things that moms do? Does he assume that she is only pretending to love him because they books says she is incapable of love?
I guess I’m just a bit puzzled because I haven’t seen her be emotionally or physically abusive to Henry the way her mother was to her. And just because we haven’t seen the two of them be affectionate doesn’t mean they haven’t been. I almost wonder if the problem is Henry – and if that is the reason he was initially in therapy. Depending on when Henry got the book and realized Regina was the EQ, he could have been pulling away from her for years or months. What if they had a normal relationship and then he suddenly changed when he got the book? We don’t know if Henry knew he was adopted until he got the book – that could affect how he interacts with Regina as well.