I’m still doubting that the heart belongs to Kathryn. I could be wrong of course, but it doesn’t make sense to me why the writers would bother to reunite Abigail and Frederick, then bring them both into Storybrooke, only to kill Kathryn off now. I guess it’s possible, but it seems a bit odd to me.
So who else might the heart belong to? I think there are a few things worth considering…
- When the Huntsman asked the Evil Queen why she hated Snow White, she said that she shared a secret with Snow, and Snow couldn’t keep it.
- From Snow’s letter to the Queen: “I understand that you will never have love in your life because of me…”
- Maleficent to the Queen: “Weren’t you about the same age when you were to be married before she [Snow] ruined it all?”
My guess is that Snow spilled the beans about an affair Regina was having during her engagement (or expected engagement) to Snow’s father. My question is, why will Regina never have love in her life because of what Snow did?
I wonder if this is where the heart could enter the picture.
There is a theory floating around that the box contains Regina’s heart. That would be an interesting twist on her modus operandi. What if someone took Regina’s heart in revenge for what she did?
We’ve seen that Regina’s possession of Graham’s heart gave her power over him that had been carried over from Fairytale Land. He also lamented that he couldn’t seem to feel anything.
We’ve also seen that Regina seems to have difficulty with love, or expressing love for other people. Even when she genuinely tries to love and be loved (e.g. Henry, Hansel & Gretel), she can’t seem to get it right. Could this be because she literally doesn’t have a heart?
I’m not sure how the fingerprints fit into this, but I’m guessing they’re from Fairytale Land, and Snow got a hold of the box somehow. Especially because it looked like Regina was originally trying to frame David, not Mary Margaret, with the phone records.
It would be even more interesting if this was what Mr. Gold was burying in the forest when he was “gardening.”
Maybe all this is a bit too “out there”…but I enjoy speculating nonetheless. 😉