I know, I know we keep talking about this, but LOOK. AT. IT!
so Regina notices that Emma is looking at her. THEN she really sees HOW Emma is looking at her.
And just before the (!)(#&#(%&@ edit, Regina’s brow starts to lift as she recognizes that this look, directed at her alone, is not just of thanks or teamwork, or respect, but, of love. of adoration. of… ‘wow. you’re really, truly wonderful, and i’m so done with pretending otherwise.’
Emma, in the meanwhile is just telegraphing all this WARMTH but at the end, I’d swear on a whole fucking stack of Henry’s, that look at the very end as Emma sees that Regina is recognizing the love in her gaze and is eager to return it, Emma looks like she’s ready to lean right over the top of their son and kiss Regina like she wants to be kissed - and to kiss in return
No matter what they do from here, this sequence is canon, canon, canon and if they backpedal or send us squirming down some story where Emma hates Regina or one some other nonsense I will simply send them this as a reminder of all the good they can do in the world.