Okay, so Rumpel has set this all up, done this all, in his son's name. Done exactly what Bae did not want him to do.
Killed, kidnapped, destroyed a world, all in pursuit of his son. He hasn't learned anything - he hasn't understood that the problem wasn't letting Bae go
, it was not going with him
. Bae wanted him to be what he was, to not hurt and kill innocent people. But Rumpel still does so, in pursuit of his goals. Still because of Bae, which is exactly what Bae didn't want. It is also still a selfish act - it's about getting back what he wants, not keeping the Dark One curse from being passed on.
Major kudos for Emma. Firstly, for totally calling Gold's involvement and saying he was working diagonally and flat-out saying that not being on Regina's side is not the same as being good. Also awesome for calling Regina a sociopath - some of us have been saying that for months.
Loved the Blue Fairy. She was totally in the right and Rumpel twisted things to make her the bad guy, when what she did was give him the best chance, the best opportunity to break this spell and not trap anyone else. And he didn't take it. And she gave Bae the last
magic bean they had. The sheer magnitude of the gift cannot be discounted. I certainly believe her when she says that she couldn't just undo the curse. Also, to note, it's not wholly a gift to Bae and Rumpel, but also to the world. And then he attacked her and she didn't even fight back. She was totally he drove Bae away, too. She was just so awesome in this episode - much better than in "Dreamy."
I really, really, really don't want August to be Pinocchio. He doesn't look like him (hair dye) and he's dying and he hasn't talked to Marco and I still find it a cheat since only one person should be able to be sent and we already have one set of parents who didn't get to raise their kid.
The Sidney-fall-guy bit was both tragic and awesome.
Biggest disappointment: so little Kathryn. I wanted the details about her being back and questioning and issues, and we got two little scenes. And didn't get to see the Gym teacher, either.
Edited by Tzigone, Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:21 PM.