I’m in no mood.
I’m not going to lie, this scene really improved my opinion of Archie. The town is torn down the middle between those who are terrified of Regina and want to hide and those who are sharpening their swords in preparation… but then here’s Archie, unarmed, coming to Regina, because while he never really knew the Queen, he’s gotten to know Regina, the woman, over the years, and he understands how all the pain and rage he’s seen in Storybrooke must have fed the Queen’s wrath.
Everyone in Storybrooke looks at Regina and sees the Evil Queen — even her own son, who loves his mother but can’t work past the fact that she’s the villain of his book. Only Archie bothered to look behind the façade and actually see the suffering woman beneath.