I thought that was the best episode since the show returned from its winter break. I thought Robert Carylye was brilliant playing Rumple in his short scene with the WW. I liked the way the writers reimagined the Rapunzel story. And I thought the idea of monsters being parts of ourselves that we are afraid to face was brilliant.
My only real quibble is that I don’t find Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch a particularly interesting villain — certainly not as compelling as Peter Pan, or Rumple and the EQ back in their villainous days.
Otherwise, though, I felt the show was back on track, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next, especially since Mad Rumple is on the loose.