OUAT’s ‘Nasty Habits’ was directed by David Boyd. Writers were David H. Goodman and Robert Hull.
In pre curse FTL, Rumple (Robert Carlyle) practically keeps Young Baelfire (Dylan Schmid) prisoner in their home. He says it’s for his safety. Bae thinks he’s afraid he’ll run away. Later Rumple finds the house empty. He tracks Young Bae to another town. Where it seems other young men have been lured away from their homes by The Pied Piper. Someone from Rumple’s past.
In Neverland, Bae (Michael Raymond-James) and Rumple reunite. They hatch a plan to rescue Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) that involves immobilizing Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Pan makes Bae doubt Papa’s real intentions by telling him about the prophecy.
Emma (Jennifer Morrison) breaks down. The group finds a clue to a way off the island. But only Bae can unlock the code. She and the others don’t know he’s alive and in Neverland.
The good: Can we give Mr. Carlyle his Best Actor Emmy now? Dearies had their hearts ripped out and crushed. Went through a box of Kleenex. Rumple & dual Bae overload! Flashbacks with Young Bae. More Dylan Schmid. RumBelle alert. Tink is right they need an exit plan. Bae got skills! Rumple and Bae are bad$$$ team.
Who gave Pan the drawing of Henry? How did Pan know Young Bae would father Henry? Is Pan a Seer? How long was Young Bae on Neverland? Really loving reformed Hook this season. Robbie Kay holding his own against Robert Carlyle. Love to hate Once’s King Joffrey. This Peter Pan is cruel and chilling. Will we see Young Rumple in Neverland? More Young Bae and Hook pretty please.
The prophecy is about two boys. Henry led Rumple to Bae. Peter Pan will be his undoing. Rumple can redeem himself once he acknowledges there’s good inside. He needs to come clean to Bae about everything or he will lose him forever. Rumple sacrificing himself for true love breaks the Dark One curse. He lives with his powers and bad boy side intact.
Maybe Hook and Rumple can bond over their love for Bae. Someday they’ll forgive each other. Henry has daddy Bae, grandpa Rumple, grandpa Charming and step grandpa Hook as role models. Dad teaches him to be a survivalist/escape artist/thief. Charming furthers his Knight training.
Rumple teaches him to harness his latent magic. Hook shows him how to be a ladies man and pirate. All can teach him swordsmanship. He may need those skills someday in FTL.
The bad: The Piped Piper stole Young Bae. He’s so dead. Pan is EVIL! Rumple’s suicidal. Who or what is Belle? Did Rumple really conjure her? Are doppelgangers another way for Pan to gain Intel? Does he learn everything about people when they step foot on Neverland? Rumple slipping into the Darkside.
The ugly: No two hours. Bae doesn’t trust Papa. Waiting a week for next episode.
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