“I think this was the first time seeing a villain’s back story gave me almost NO sympathy for them. I of course think it’s horrible she was abandoned and her parents sucked, clearly. But I don’t know what it is with her. The abuse & tragedy Regina suffered & the neglect & abandonment Rumple suffered had me sympathizing, empathizing, & rooting for their redemption. Even with Cora I felt *something* when we saw how she was treated & that she would have loved Regina. But Z…I just feel nothing.”
I think I’d feel more inclined to feel sorry for her if she wasn’t blaming Regina for something she had absolutely no control over.