I've heard quite a few fans berate Belle's stupidity. I don't think she's stupid. She's quite smart. But she is inexperienced and naive. She's also brave. Her bravery and spirit of adventure, combined with her inexperience make her do some foolhardy things, but heroism often has a foolhardy component, so I'm fine with that. How about you?
I'll be back with coverage of "In the Name of the Brother." In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where we're hoping Kristi Yamaguchi isn't in the mood to do a vanity Google.