I thought this was a great start to season 2 and a great episode. The scene where Snow White and Prince Charming see Emma, who looks so very lost and uncomfortable, and hug and cry for her was so touching and sweet. Henry calling Prince charming grandpa was really cute, too. Emma had been looking for her parents for so long, and not only did she (a little) looked touched, but also a bit scared. 🙂 And I love how Snow white was trying to get to Emma–also revealing her one-bight stand with Dr. Whale. 😆
The reunion with Belle and Rumpelstiltskin was sweet, but I wasn’t surprised at his finding a loophole. This is a man who makes his living out of loopholes and manipulation. I also disagree when he said he deserved a thank you–true Henry lived, but he really hurt Emma. She believed Henry to be dead, and Rumpelstiltskin allowed her think that–he should know more than anyone about the pain of losing a child, and yet he put her through that.
I did think it sweet that Belle returned to him. 🙂 And I hope we leanr more of her time in both Fairytale Land, and in Storybrooke before the curse broke.
I actually felt a bit of sympathy for Regina…until she tried to kill Prince Charming. Also, why lie about Jefferson? Everyone remembers, Emma believes in the curse–she would not be surprised if Regina had betrayed Jefferson. What does she gain? The only thing I can think of was that she was afraid that Emma would change her mind about helping her if it was revealed what she had done to Jefferson.
Henry calling Regina his mom was not surprising. I think her last words to him in A Land Without Magic got to him. And maybe he was hoping that she would change. Also, I partly think his calling Regina mom was to stop her from killing Prince Charming–not to mention his trying to make her help in finding Emma and Snow White…might be a way of helping them out.
It is a bit sad that everyone seems to hate Mulan–she has only been in one episode, and we haven’t really seen a whole lot of her.