@ weedith: I have to agree with your assessment of the actress who plays Belle.
I hate to say it because Emilie de Ravin seems like a lovely person, but I have never been terribly impressed with her emotional range.
I thought she was way too composed to be believable, either in episode 12 or 14. She did make a nice little speech to Grumpy about love, but it seemed too perky to be wistful. Also, in episode 12, I found her too pushy in her interactions with Rumple. She didn’t have the right balance of fear, followed by a softening towards him. Instead, it was curiosity followed by almost demanding throwing herself at Rumple.
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal Cassidy