I know this is not a review, but I just have to say I love this episode.
In the past I have mentioned that I love episodes that revolve around Rumple and/or Gold and I 100% stand by that statement.
Robert Carlyle is a fantastic actor. I love how Carlyle portrays Rumple. It is remarkable how he can make me love Rumple even though I know he is evil. Rumple is very Dark yet has this love inside him that's struggling to come out. The way he can make Rumple go from funny, to angry, then back to funny again is amazing.
Then Carlyle plays Mr Gold in a different way. He still has all the qualities of Rumple, obviously, yet brings them out in a different and unique way.
Mr Robert Carlyle, you definitely deserve an Emmy award for your portrayal of Mr Gold and Rumplestiltskin. You are probably the best actor on Television at the moment and one of the best actors of all time.
I don't think anyone else could play Gold/Rumple as good as Robert Carlyle. Great casting!
I guess you can tell I'm blown away by Mr Carlyle's acting abilities.
Honourable mention to Emilie de Ravein. She is an amazing Belle. Also, it's good to see an Aussie in the show.
Funny, when Jennifer Morrison was on House as Dr Allison Cameron, she acted with Jesse Spencer, Dr Robert Chase, who is Australian and now in OUAT she acts with an Australian again.