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So Rumple giving him a memory spell after Bae acted OOC didn’t save any face at all for you guys? Isn’t that the definition of why it wasn’t OOC? Now we know that at one time, Bae was tempted and used the dagger to kill someone whom he deemed a threat to him and his father.
Do I think it fits with Rumple’s character? yes.
Do I think Bae using the dagger in the first place to command his father to kill someone is In Character? No.
I also don’t think its fits with the previously established way the dagger works and that the memory potion is a poor excuse/MacGuffin. It’s shoddy writing all around. It also recasts the Rumple/Bae dynamic quite a bit, IMO. Rumple walked away from his darker instincts by not killing Beowulf. He proved that he had it in him to fight the call of darkness. And then Bae pushed him over the edge both by ordering him to kill Beowulf and needing to be saved from the dagger’s power. Again, very in line with Rumple’s character, not so much with Bae’s.