I love Parrilla and Carlyle, but there were times, in the first season, that I thought they were overused. This season though, I think we're seeing them so much because they are part of the extended Charming family. This is not a spoiler, but I really think the Mysterious Stranger might turn out to be Bae. If he is Bae, and if he's Henry's bio-dad (which previews make seem likely), that's going to make Rumpy Henry's other grandfather. Regina already has two ties to the Charming family (Snow's step-mom and Henry's adoptive mom). So while I want to get more on Snow, Charming, Emma and Henry, I think we're building to that. Now, watch me be completely wrong. Still, I believe Once Upon A Time is a redemptionista work, and Rumpy and Regina need nothing else so desperately.
I'll be back Monday with coverage of "Tallahassee." In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum where we need both science and magic.