Happy day. Belle is back and oh, how I've missed her.
"The Crocodile" answered many questions I've had about some of my favorite Storybrooke characters and had me so enthralled that I didn't even realize I hadn't seen hide nor hair of Emma, Snow or Regina until the very end.
My practical side knows that the odds of Belle and Rumple lasting as a couple are slim at best, but the romantic in me never stops rooting for them. This episode gave me more hope than I've had in a long time.
But let's jump back to the fairy tale past. Rumplestiltskin may have been a coward but his wife was certainly no prize. She'd rather have a dead hero than a live husband and father for their son.