Storybrooke. We pick up where we left off. Mary Margaret and David are Snow and Charming now, too. They hold each other as thick purple magic whooshes through town. As the air clears, they decide to find out what's happening. The soon run into Granny and Ruby/Red whose memories of their world-that-was have clearly returned. Everyone hugs and I'm surprised to find how moving this is. I wonder if this is what Heaven will be like?
Soon, Leroy/Grumpy calls out, "Your Highness." When he and the other dwarfs bow to their princess, her face just crumbles with emotion. She rushes to them for a group hug -- and why didn't I buy any tissues? I knew this was coming. Gah. After a little discussion about the curse being broken, Snow says it's time to find her daughter. From behind, we hear Emma's voice: "So, it's true?" While Snow and Charming are overcome with love, Emma is confused and standoffish as she processes this news. Mary is gentle as she considers her daughter's face, but can't fight the tears. She embraces Emma, and Charming (crying so prettily that you just know, somewhere, a badinaging bird has just left Jack Shephard a "Usurped," postcard) hugs his wife and daughter. Henry's sweet little, "Grandpa?" helps lighten the mood.
There's much speculation that MS will end up being Alice In Wonderland's White Rabbit. What do you think? Are you liking him for Henry's father, too? As Charming embraces the boy, Henry says, "She did it. She saved you." Snow adds, "She saved all of us." Emma doesn't know what to say, but Grumpy's wondering why they're still there. The dwarfs pepper the Charming family with questions, most of which are, "What was that smoke?" It's then that Mother Superior Boobs/Blue Fairy arrives and says it was magic. Henry asks her to do something magical, but she says that with no wands or fairy dust, things are more complicated. Grumpy suggests they find the person responsible, "The Queen." Emma tells them it wasn't Regina. We cut to...
Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (sic) and Belle are still at the magical well. She tells him Regina abducted her and locked her away, into the curse. She's been in the asylum for 28 years. Rumpy is furious. Belle asks if he woke up the magic so he could exact revenge. Rumpy says it isn't, but it will come in handy. Belle makes him promise that he won't give into his hate and kill Regina. She adds, "Promise me that we can be together." He promises and they kiss. I'm not much of an agist but something about that kiss makes my skin crawl. I'm not feeling this couple this year.