The course trapped all of them in a land without magic. Regina thought that she could so take all the Happy Endings away (No Blue fairy, no Dark One and she as Mayor reigns all of them and watch how miserable they are), but she didn’t knew that there is a complete other reason behind the course, because as we all know the course is designed as portal that Rumple can go were he wants since 300 years ago. (Carlyle said it on a interview) It was not important to be limb or not. It doesn’t matter. The only things that matters to go to this speific realm.
He don’t get magic back, when he hears her name. He get his memory back. Two different things.
Mr. Gold is the lawyer of this town, so he was needed for the administration. Regina said it was Mr. Gold , who brought Henry there, but somebody from the outside world have to bring him, so would not be the one who choose (but that is suggesting), because he cannot go outside. (Maybe Pinocchio or it somebody else…). We don’t know the complete story yet. Hopefully we will know it shortly.
It is her name that brings his memory back. He make it that way by himself. In the first episode he says: “Emma what a lovely name.” and goes outside with a smile. This is the second he get his memory back.
He plans things out to a ridiculous degree, why would he do anything that reverts him back to a criple? To have a weakness that would leave him vulnerable? Sorry I don’t buy that.
You asked the right question, because we don’t understand either that he don’t heal himself. But I don’t think that his leg is his weakness. Maybe he try to fool evryone that he is not dangerous, only a old man with no joy in his life.or as you said it could be that simple
Or I am overthinking it and Robert Carlyle just uses it as an acting tool to give him that aristocratic gentleman look… It sure is working *drools*
Because this is so true. I love Carlyes acting.;)
Heros don't get their Happy Ending!