What I liked
- Seeing Mr. Gold out of his element in the real world. For about 300 years he's been the all powerful guy. Even without his magic in Storybrooke before the curse broke he was still the man everyone feared but now not only does he not have his magic but he's isn't the big guy on top. He's like everyone else and he can't do whatever he wants without facing real world consequences. I liked seeing his fears, his anger, his buliding anxiety. Those scenes were great character moments for him.
- Jack as a villain. We already pretty much knew from Tallahasee that Jack most like wasn't a hero but it was nice to get a confirmation here. I could see she had cunning but I wish she would have been the one to betray James instead of the otherway around. I got the impression that she was using James but alas that didn't seem to be the case unless he got the upper hand before she was able to betray him. We didn't really get much insight on Jack sad to say, but since we got the little mention of her fighting the Jabberwock we might see her in a Wonderland flash back in a future episode.
- Anton gaining a family again with the dwarves
. I thought that was a sweet moment especially after losing everyone he knew and being alone for so long.
- Greg telling Belle that he believed her. I know it can't be a good thing later on that he knows about magic but I was upset that everyone was making Belle feel crazy and sedating her to keep her quiet. That was completely wrong, they were lying to her and basically punishing her for not believing their lies so I am happy she got that confirmation that she wasn't crazy. The girl was locked in an asylum for 28+ years, she doesn't need people making her feel crazy.What I didn't like
- The Charmings handling of Hook. I've already gave my piece on this so I won't elaborate here except to say plot hole. Big plot hole.
- Belle's treatment in the hospital and Ruby just standing there and allowing it to happen. I was dissappointed in the Ruby/Belle friendship in Child of the Moon and I've lost all hope for it here. Ruby knew Belle had been sedated before and she knew she didn't want to be sedated anymore. Ruby also lied to her after Belle tried to trust her word that Ruby was her friend without any proof at all, but after Belle gets understandably upset Ruby just stands there and lets a nurse sedate Belle again to keep her quiet. I just...I thought Ruby was going to impress me here and she just dissappointed me. Being honest with Belle would not have required Ruby giving the whole explanation of the Enchanted Forest and them being fairytale characters. Belle just wanted to know how it was possible for Gold to do magic. All Ruby had to say was that he was a magician or wizard or whatever and slowly take things from there.
- Not finding out if Belle has Storbrooke identity. Right now it's looking like she doesn't because she didn't tell Ruby to call her by it instead of Belle. I hope this is the case and the writers aren't going to make it be some anticlimatic big reveal like they did with David unless her Storybrooke name is Alice hehe (I have a plot bunny brewing in my head for this).
- Snow's comment to Regina about Emma not having to run anything by her. Ok I totally don't blame Snow for not caring about Regina's feelings, Snow doesn't owe her anything but it probably wasn't the smartest thing to say. It was like poking a sleeping bear.
- The Charmings have a death threat hanging over their heads but it seems they are being pretty lax with Belle's protection. I know Ruby went to visit her (maybe as a guard) but if Greg could just waltz into her room in the middle of the night then I don't think she's being watched all that carefully). I hope they don't think keeping her drugged up and in the hospital surrounded by hospital staff is going to serve as adequate protection especially with Hook on the loose. Because keeping her weak and helpless and in the dark is probably the worst way they could ensure no harm comes to her. Gold is going to be most displeased.
- Charming's attitude about being seperated from Emma. I thought considering how he knows her the least he would want to get to know her better and not be seperated from her but it seemed like he really didn't care. Not saying that he doesn't care about her, he would be devastated if any harm came to her but he doesn't really care about getting to know her or about being in her life. This is actually the same attitude I have towards my dad but that's because of certain things my dad has done in the past (basically moving on and having other families) but I found it odd for Charming to have this attitude since he wasn't seperated from Emma by his or her choice. At least not willingly on his part.