Their happy moment won’t last. You can see it a mile away. Their relationship will die because his need for power is much more than his need for love. Maybe that will change with Belle, but blah….he didn’t learn his first lesson with Bae.
Not surprised the dark turn of Mr. Gold. Since he gave in to evil again, I can see cloud over Belle’s future. Maybe in Season 2, she will become Mrs. Gold directly (since the writer didn’t give her name away). But how sad it is to live with someone so evil. Belle will have to leave him again in season 2, cause as you said, Mr. Gold didn’t learn his lesson.