As bad as that last episode was, this one was sooooo good!
- Offing a pretty major character in Neal
- Regina figuring out that Robin Hood is her destiny
- Lumiere (though I guessed that he was too good to be true)
- The Witch is revealed
- Rumpel is back, though he will be a villain for now
I'm not sure how Rumpel ended up in the Dark One's lair after disappearing with his father... maybe they're explain that. If Zelena wanted Rumpel out of the lair so bad, why not just grab a flunky and have them do the dirty work? I mean, it's cool to trick the son into killing himself to release the father, but that increases the chances for monkey wrenches. I guess chalk it up to Villainy 101.
Sorry to see Neal go. I enjoyed the character, but now it opens the door for Emma and Captain Eyeshadow. Can we just give Henry the fairy tale book so he'll remember and move on? But it's ok, Henry will soon have a new stepfather in Robin Hood.