It is really hard for me to find anything that I didn’t like about the episode. From start to finish, it was a true adventure, a romance, and a tragedy with twists and turns at every angle.
If there has to be something that I didn’t like, it would be that the episode felt rushed, although that is more of a nitpick. Plus, the writers had so much to fit in in just one hour. Also, the scene where Emma remembers did annoy. I would’ve liked it to have been something different–the scene felt too rushed and short. But I am happy that she finally believes
My favorite scenes (in no particuluar order):
1). The Charming and Rumpelstiltskin fight/conversation. The fight was well done. I had never thought Rumpelstiltskin to be a good fighter with a sword, and of course Charming did well to hold his own. The conversation afterwards showed how both the characters were alike–both knew of true love, and both were affected by that love.
2). The fight between Regina and Emma. I love how they both are very similar, yet so different. They both love Henry, but the actions of that love is what sets them apart.
3). Jefferson frees Belle. I figured Jefferson and Belle would share a scene. I never thought Belle would actually be freed, and that was a pleasent surprise. By only complaint is that it is never established on how Jefferson knew about Belle or where to find her.
4). Curse is broken and everyone remembers. This scene astounded me because there was no dialogue present. No one said anything in this short little part–it was all in the expressions. The actors of Once Upon a Time show how well they can convey the shock and confusion that many of the characters experience.
5). Snow and Charming reunion scene. I knew this was going to happen. I knew they would reunite, and it wasso sweet to how it played out. I could literally feel the love between this couple, and the music was spot on.
6). Belle and Rumpelstiltskin scenes. They only had two scenes, but both were sweet and very in-character. I love how Mr. Gold looked the first time he saw Belle–shocked, in pain, in love, and unable to comprehend. He couldn’t believe at first that she was alive. He thought her to be a dream. And then Belle said that was told he would protect her–I can tell that he means to do just that. Lastly, when they confess their love for each other, that scene truly made it for me.