It was the wrong reaction to cheer wildly after Snow totally played Regina, right? Right? Actually, I was a fan of Snow's first plan: take control of Cora's heart and let Rumpel die. It was totally perfect. I doubt Henry has gotten so attached to Rumpel in the what, twelve hours he's known him as his grandpa that he wouldn't have gotten over it.
Otherwise, really nice episode, though I'm bummed that the whole young Cora thing was actually her loving Rumpel--I wanted her to be playing him the whole time. But it did make the end more poignant.
I LOLd at Regina poofing Emma and Neal. "You two. Out of the way!" Cut to them in the forrest looking confused.
Yeah, that was a nice touch of comic relief, though I'm not sure why it took Cora ten minutes to do what she and Regina did in ten seconds (get through the magic door)...or why she didn't just poof them all away at the first sign of resistance.
I guess I am glad Snow has learned something about how to manipulate people after all of those years of being on the other end. Hey Regina, do this and your mother will love you and you'll be able to make a loving family for Henry. Way to hit at the soft spots.
Yeah, that was really impressive. Regina got played bigtime. Go Snow!
The emotional scene between Rumple and Belle, then Rumple and Bae, made my eyes water.
Yeah, that was well done, even if Rumpel didn't deserve to have either moment. The way MRJ reverted to 14 years old when he said "I didn't think you'd go back on your deal" was really nice, and somehow I thought JM had some great body language overhearing (but pointedly not watching) both conversations.
Loved Daddy Charming giving Neal the eye all episode and being all watchful over Emma. He would totally string Neal up by his heels if Emma said to!
Also, can I just say that I am so happy that Regina is NOT Rumple's daughter because that would have been too much.
Oh God, co-signed. I was SO afraid.
But on the plus side, at least now, finally, after 40 years or whatever, Regina has a legitimate reason to hate Snow White.
Ha! There is this. I was actually thinking to myself "Well, Snow, if she's going to hate you forever regardless, might as well do some of the deeds she blames you for!"
Regina was a dumbass. She just saw Cora pick the dagger over her in the scuffle and yet she still does what her mother says.
But I think that moment was in her mind when she took Cora's heart back and put it back in Cora.
Rumpel really went into Seducer mode around Cora SUPER quickly, didn't he?