Must say that I will be slightly bias in this review. Reason: Rumples is my fav character and this is like have an ice-cream Sunday on Sunday! Any episode of this series with Rumples as the focal point or a least most of the focal point is always good. Add the Beauty and the Beast story with him being the Beast and well you could say I floating on cloud nine at the moment.
The chipped cup being a symbol of Rumples' love for Belle...so sweet. Also a nod to the Disney cartoon of course. The queen using the kiss to trick Rumples out of his powers leaving Belle hurt and confused...amazing twist. Finally, FINALLY getting the two "evil" characters to admit they know about the fairy tale world...YES! To see Belle in an asylum ran by Regina...had a feeling something like that would happen in the end but leaves it open for Mr. Gold to meet Belle in the present so ...FANTASTIC! Only problem was that this show needs to be two hours no one. Can't get enough. Maybe the season finale will grant that wish or maybe we could all band together and strike a deal so to speak. What do you say? Want to sign my contract? :D