Belle's amesia is different since she didn't have a alternate counterpart from Storybrooke. The dwarf who crossed the line simply reverted back to his storybrooke life, without his fairytale memory. Belle I would think now has true amnesia as the promo suggested.
Yes. For anyone else, it would make them revert totally to their Storybrooke persona (so Charming would become David forever), but since Belle doesn't really seem to have had an alternate persona, she should be just a blank slate now.
Hook was threatening, didn't fail at everything as usual, and generally did something aside from looking very pretty.
Really? I think the fact that he got outsmarted by Belle like three times in this episode makes him look pretty bad. I mean, I like Belle and all, but getting whupped by her multiple times is NOT a good thing.
As for Belle, I actually like that she's a perfect balance of brave and damsel-in-distress. It's different from all the woman warriors of Storybrooke.
Yes. I think in this episode it became apparent that they're going for something different than Snow, Mulan, etc, with the Belle character...they don't always succeed, but I like that they're trying to show that bravery, heroism, etc comes in different forms.