the acting here is so perfect. snow is looking into her daughter’s eyes, but there is so much pain. pain because she realized that she has missed everything. emma’s first steps. her first haircut. her first loose tooth. her first crush. snow knows that she can never get those moments back. and then it shows emma. in that moment, emma morphed from that tough woman who hides her emotions, to just a little girl. she is still that child who has been looking for her parents her entire life. her face automatically changes from emma swan, the bounty hunter and sheriff, to emma, just a lost little girl yearning for her parents.