Now in the Fiery Room of Dreams, Charming retrieves the now-cracked (sorry) necklace and rise to his feet. It's then that Snow comes into view. Hearing her call his name, Charming rushes to her, but they're separated by flames. He explains about this being too dangerous for Henry and they have their usual exchange about finding one another, then Charming gets down to business and explains it was actually the ink that allowed them to ensnare Rumpy, all those years ago. Rumpy keeps some in his cell. Snow can use it to stun Cora. "Get it. Get it, stop her, and come home." The flames flare. The lovers jump further apart, and Snow asks Charming how he's there. He confesses to entering the Sleeping Curse. He had to see her. "It was worth it." When Snow frets that he's now cursed, he says, "A curse you're going to break with true love's kiss." Looking down at the necklace, Charming jumps the flames between him and his beloved. Once he's on her side of the fire the flames fall away from them, as if the necklace still works. I throw my hands up in the air and resolve to move on.
Charming and Snow lean into each other, but rather than kiss, they pass through each other as if they're ghosts. Since it's a "netherworld" they're not really there. Okay, but the flames are there and can burn Aurora and Henry? Ugh. Panicked, Snow realizes she's waking up. Charming: "It's okay. You'll get back, and then you'll wake me as I woke you. You will always find me, and I will always find you." Snow is having a harder time summoning that famous Charming family faith. "Yes. Will we always lose each other, too? Is that our fate?" Charming: "No. I refuse to believe that. You need to have faith... in us." As she fades away, Snow cries that she's waking up. He encourages her to believe she can do this and says, "I love you." Snow replies, "I love y..." and then disappears. Commercial.
Oh, cute. It's a little holiday spot. In all their royal finery, Charming dances with Snow and says, "Let it Snow. Let it Snow. Let it Snow." She smiles up at him and says, "Charming." And as cavity inducing as that is, it's still a million times more watchable than that stupid Brad Pitt/Chanel No. 5 commercial. Am I right?
Storybrooke. Henry tries to encourage Charming to wake and asks Regina if he should be under so long. She tells Henry she's sure it's fine and that they're just catching up, but when the boy turns his back, she gives Rumpy a knowing yet concerned look. We flash sideways to...