Regina’s journey marks one of Once Upon a Time‘s most sweeping arcs. Rumple/Gold and Regina both underwent incredible transformations, from being conflicted villains to anti-heroes, to full-blown good guys. The power of love was always in full force, and Regina’s ending definitely pays tribute to that recurring theme. Of course, as Lana Parrilla points out, it is not really Regina’s ending. Although, the finale does mark the beginning of Regina’s new life as a Good Queen, which Snow White and Prince Charming, help usher her into.