OMG THIS WAS RIGHT ON THE TOP OF MY DASH, IT’S LIKE A FEELINGS BOMBARDMENT. But I’ve had the exact same concerns for quite a while now, and that whole interview tidbit mentioning “Emma, Snow, Charming and GOLD” as the core characters? To me that says rather plainly just how they view her importance in the story. (I’ve got my own theories on Emma’s new love interest, Stranger Danger, and if he’s tied with certain villains then they have a perfect morally ambiguous guy for her to entangle and try to redeem and pull away from the dark side with lurve.)
After 1x07 I’ve been keeping my hopes to a minimum. BUT YOU CAN PROVE ME WRONG SHOW, THAT’S OKAY TOO. I REALLY LIKE LANA AND SO SHOULD YOU.