But I think that at some point Rumple and Regina had at least a tolerable relationship. They aren’t like Harry Potter and Voldermort where anytime they are around each other you never know which one will come out alive. There is always some kind of odd bantering going on between the two of them and at some point Regina made a comment about how they used to know each other so well. Also, Rumple doesn’t seem the least bit annoyed when Regina just waltzes right into his castle and serves herself tea in Skin Deep.
I still think that in all of this Rumple plans to redeem Regina as well. I think he wants to get her back to how she used to be before her mother screwed her up by killing Daniel
Hmm, Rumpel wants to redeem Regina? I never thought of that. I’ll have to think about it for a while though. Because I’ve always gotten the impression that he wanted her dead.
But I do agree with the theory that Rumpel wants to destroy all magic and that was his reasoning behind making the Dark Curse. He even said himself that it’s the curse to end all curses.