Very much a filler episode - the only thing we really learned was how Jack died (which we kinda knew already) - although we did learn that "Jack" was actually "Jacqueline" (and yes, I can commiserate with all the ladies who resent the fact that the hot men all die, as I thought she was hot!). Although this Jack was even less "heroic" than the standard tale - I can't help remembering Terry Pratchett's comment (via Susan Sto Helit) that "...then Jack chopped down the beanstalk, thus adding environmental damage to his litany of murder and theft, thus proving that everything’s OK if you’re the hero.” Here, not only was she a thief but also a con woman who seemed quite able to get what she wanted (the magic beans) if only she'd waited and played the long game - but wanting it all now meant she died (let that be a lesson to you). And it's always nice to see our heroes actually acting heroically, where David offering to sacrifice himself to save the town (and even though it is the truth, I doubt anyone would be convinced by "No, that wasn't me it was my evil twin, and the only other human whose opinion you'd trust is out of town" even if we know it is in fact true).
Senna Those were some really nice, intense Mr. Gold scenes at the airport. That was an excellent way to show his magic was gone; I wonder if his memories are fading too.
I thought they might be, but again, it's his own fault. If Bael is in NY, it'd be a long drive - but there would be no bag checks. Particularly when it's a safe bet there's no airport in Storybrooke, so they probably had a fairly lengthy drive anyway just to get to the airport.
Fable I thought they wanted her to get her memories back. I’m not really sure how she should have handled it, but I certainly don’t think she should have tried to make her think she had imagined it.
I couldn't believe that either. If their only concern was not allowing Greg Mendel to find out about, they could confine him to his room ("Your immune system is compromised, we need to keep you away from others..."). Red trying to convince Belle that she was imagining things would only make things worse (for her) and possibly convince her that she was being held by people out to trick her. Although I disagree with:
Actionmage Red is seemingly turning into a cliched townperson from any horror movie!
...since she hasn't denied there is a problem before going for a walk in the creepy woods to confront the bad guy without telling anyone where they were going (and then reassuring them she hadn't told anyone what she was doing).
Electric Boogalloo "Oh, by the way, we know it wasn't you," wouldn't you have some kind of reaction?
...which is why I assumed she was actually Cora (apparently I wasn't the only one).