I'm very excited for this episode as I love Tiana and her movie! I'm positive Rapunzel will show up in flashback, it doesn't make sense to kill her off here, as it focuses on Tiana, and the next episode doesn't focus on a character close to Rapunzel either.
Just please... make Tiana's plot tie into the main storyline, please! The biggest complain from people about 7x05 was that it was a filler, which means it's completely separate from the main plot, I know it introduced Dr. Facilier which is now recurring, but I hope Tiana gets to do more here since it's her last centric.
It's been mentioned above, but it might be similar to "Welcome to Storybrooke" where the flashbacks show us the beginning of Hyperion Heights from Victoria's viewpoint, and the present scenes could be showing us what's going on with Tiana.
Interesting. Could it be? But the flashback would focus on Victoria, right? I thought there was another Tiana flashback, but this could be more intriguing. I still think Victoria dies in 7x11 though.