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OUAT’s ‘Quiet Minds’ was directed by Eagle Egilsson. Writer was Kalinda Vazquez.

In FTL the lost year, Belle (Emilie de Ravin) and Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James) work through their grief. Both are determined to resurrect Rumple (Robert Carlyle). Answers to which could be found in the Dark Castle. The library is filled with tomes on potions, spells and curses. Bae finally acknowledges the good in his father.

An enchanted candelabra Lumiere (Henri Lubatti) is an unexpected find and quickly points them in the right direction. A massive history book about the Dark One. An ornate key is hidden inside. It unlocks the Dark One’s vault. Perhaps something there can make it happen.

In present day SB, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) found Zelana’s (Rebecca Mader) hideout. But left because they felt there was safety in numbers. They returned with Charming (Josh Dallas) and Regina (Lana Parrilla).

Inside was the biggest surprise of all. Evidence the deceased Rumple has somehow been brought back to life. He’s missing but if they can find him he can reveal the Wicked Witch’s identity.

It’s unknown why the Dark One’s dagger control isn’t absolute. Rumple still has a margin of free will and lucidity which temporarily allows him to resist. But 90-95% isn’t enough for Zelena. His defiance is irritating. She sends a flying monkey to capture him.

Charming, Emma, Hook and Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) tell Belle the news. They know Rumple will find his way back to her. Hook volunteers to stay. She reminds everyone him especially how he tried to kill her. Twice. He offers protection as his penance. She reluctantly agrees.

The hunch pays off. A formerly missing man does return to the shop. It’s Bae! Where has he been all that time? Emma tells him Rumple’s alive but Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) has cursed memories.

The good: Whoa! Charming clan included Belle in their plans. Henry spending the day fishing with Team 5 or 6? Sassy Granny! OutlawQueen action. Were they a couple before in FTL? Is that why they’re so strongly attracted to each other?

Best lines: If you want privacy, talk fast. We open in 20 and no-one gets between Leroy and his bacon. He proposed. And then he turned flying monkey. I was almost married a minion of my evil grandfather Peter Pan. So I know what you’re saying. My father is the king of loopholes. I’m not going to let him go.

The bad: You’d think people would’ve been comforting Belle. She lost someone too. Rumple sacrificed himself to save everyone. Now they’re treating her like they did him. Only dropping by when they need information.

Emma could’ve stopped by for a brief visit after reuniting with her parents. Henry could’ve hung out at Gold’s shop, kept Belle company and learned about his mage grandpa. It would’ve given them time to bond. Two bookworms discussing their love for the written word. He could’ve helped with research.

The ugly: When are they taking down the Witch? That giggling must be stopped.

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