Awesome back story episode. Once it was revealed who the lamp finder was, I knew where this story would end... but I liked how it got there. The Stranger gets the book... I think we all thought he would eventually, but given that Regina had Sydney shadowing Emma and Henry, I would have expected HER to have the book at this point. She did say that the playground layout was inspired by drawings in the book... that really made me think she had it again. I don't know why, but I didn't trust Sydney from the get-go. It all seemed contrived, and he was constantly pushing Emma to get her hands dirty. So I wasn't surprised when he and Regina had their heart-to-heart at the end.