He was supposed to be drunk in the scene where he went to get James so I think that is why he was so mellow – and if I recall I think he had just had a conversation with the King about how magic can’t resurrect the dead referring to Belle which is why he was drinking so he was supposed to be depressed and drunk. I think some of the issue is that since the timeline jumps around so much it gets really hard to keep straight what has happened before and after each episode and especially with Rumple’s character there is a lot that has happened that changes his personality. It’s funny that you brought that up with the writing because this is a question that I keep sending to RC on his Twitter sessions but that with all the thousands of questions he gets I haven’t been lucky enough to get answered yet. I asked him in a much more concise 140 words how they give him direction on how to portray scenes since the timeline jumps around so much and he is sometimes filming episodes where he has to be reacting to things that have happened in episodes that won’t be shot for several episodes in the future. I wanted to know how far in advance they know what is going to happen for their preparation.