I know it might be a little much to hope for a RumBelle reunion THIS early in the series (I'm sure we all heard the creators say that there WILL be a second season.), but... we can always hope.
If anything happens in the Dearie department, if Rump was in the dark about Belle being alive for all these years, he'll finally see the light. Or else, if he already knows, he'll finally ask Emma for that favor that's been riding on her since 'The Price of Gold'. I'm airing on the side of those who think he'll ask her to find Belle and not Baelfire; I'm thinking he can punish August/Pinocchio for lying to him by making him do that, search for his real son I mean. (
I'll never forgive him for abandoning his post as Emma's guardian, nor for tricking people into thinking he was Bae in our world.)
Also, what's the deal with the mob going against Regina? It's most likely about Henry, whom I think ingested a poison apple in the trailer for Episode 21. And then, just like his grandmother, he's fallen into a malevolent magic induced coma. If it turns out he's dead before Emma starts believing/someone saves him...
I don't think I'd ever forgive the writers, nor would Rumpelstiltskin for the matter. Even if Henry isn't his grandson, I'm sure that, as the son of the girl whose future he divined before the curse hit, and the key to bringing her back to Storybrooke to set him, and the rest of them, free, he he has come to care for Henry to some degree over the years. Having to grow up with Regina for a mother... need I say more?
(Stop it those of you who think Gold might be his father! That's just plain silly; the physical genetics are there, but the emotional makeup... Henry is too hopeful and too brave to be Gold's son. That is all. Excuse my fan rant.) Also, first Snow and "Charming", then Emma, now Henry. What is it with Rump taking special interest in the family of "the fairest of them all"?
Maybe, like Jacob was in Twilight, he was drawn to the mother before the child, and then grandchild, were born, knowing that she would play a key part in his future, and possibly the recreation of Fairytale Land (?)
Why else do you think he would stick by them, no matter how much David screws things up, how much trouble Mary Margaret gets in, despite being the perfect image of the good citizen, and, of course, how adamant Emma is about NOT believing in the magic that is all around her?
Well, what am I doing regaling my theories for? What do you guys think? What do you think we can expect in the Season 1 finale, and what fairytales would you like to see next season? I'm rooting for The Little Mermaid and The Frog Prince, but that's just me.