Also in the hospital, Gold tries to jog Belle's (Emilie de Ravin) memory, and it goes terribly: She breaks the cup (noooooo) and tells him to leave her alone. To be fair, his attempts to help her do mostly come off as creepy.
Meanwhile, Cora (Barbara Hershey) makes a deal with Rumple: A way to find his son in exchange for a truce and the ability to go after Regina (Lana Parrilla). They seal the deal with a kiss. Which, ew. Even more ew: She convinces Regina to team up with her to get Henry (Jared Gilmore) back. Don't do it, Regina! She's evil!
In the flashback, Whale finds funding for his work in an unexpected place: Rumplestiltskin, who wants to learn science for himself. Unfortunately, Whale's awesome younger bro gets shot while following Whale, and when Whale brings him back to life things don't exactly go as planned. This is why you don't play with life and death, Whale!
Overall, we really liked this episode. The black and white Frankenstein world remains a fun device, and we love Rumple showing up in all his colorful glory. The present timeline stories are generally intense and emotional. Cora's scenes are a particular highlight, as is Gold telling the rest of the gang that he won't save the stranger because he just doesn't care. And David Anders gives a great performance.
Overall, we give it 4 stars. What did you think?
Wasn't my favorite.
Overall, we give it stars. What do you think? Rate it yourself below!
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter@BeccaMartin47.