Now that Once Upon A Time is over for good, I think we can all agree that the Evil Queen was the show’s greatest accomplishment. I talked about it at length over at Decider
Here’s an excerpt:
While Once aimed to be somewhat of an ensemble show—and indeed, they were pretty good in the early seasons on giving each of the main cast members some hefty airtime— it was clear from the beginning that Parrilla’s Evil Queen was a focal point of the series, as well she should have been. She was ruthless, volatile, perpetually angry—all the things you’d expect of the Evil Queen—but she was also passionate, intelligent, and had a soft spot for children, especially her son Henry.
Read the full piece over on Decider.