So, that was some back story. I really didn't love the execution, I loved the emotions and the dialogue. It answered some question (like Rumpy's love of the deal, and his fondness for dealing in children), but it asked more -- chief among them -- how did the powerful Dark One (the Rumpy version) turn into the fey trickster of the latter fairy tales? It will be interesting to watch him evolve as the series progresses. I do hope he's used sparingly, though. Rumpy and, to a lesser extent, Gold, are such strong characters, that I'd really prefer if they usually remained the seasoning. They're too over-powering to consume as the main dish.
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