Top 5 Moments From Once Upon A Time’s “Lacey”

After about a million weeks on hiatus, Once Upon A Time returned to the airwaves Sunday evening, and did not disappoint. Rumpelstiltskin’s relationship with Belle took center stage, while The Evil Queen lived up to her name. Check out the Top 5 Moments from OUAT’s “Lacey”.

Regina Restores Belle’s Memory

Regina (Lana Parrilla) visited Belle (Emilie de Ravin) in the hospital, shortly before she was discharged. The two shared introductions, and Belle mentioned Rumpelstiltskin’s promise to help her regain her memory. At that moment, Regina formulated a quick plan to help Belle along memory lane.  As Belle packed her bag, Regina bent down, magically enchanted a matchbook from her pocket, and asked if Belle dropped it. Belle didn’t recognize it, but Regina forced her to take a closer look. Upon a second look, Belle admitted the item may have just helped her remember the past.  
Soon after, Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) returned to Belle’s room to take her home, but she had disappeared. He found the matchbook that read “The Rabbit Hole”, and went to the establishment in search of answers about Belle. He described Belle to the bartender who pointed to a woman matching Rumpel’s description, but called her “Lacey”. Rumpel was shocked to see Belle playing pool and taking shots of alcohol to the head. He soon realized Regina had to be behind Belle’s new identity.
Rumpel confronted Regina and she confessed to returning Belle’s memory of her cursed self. Regina taunted Rumpel about being unable to reverse Belle’s old curse memories, and relished in Rumpel’s anguish over coming up with a way for this Belle, or “Lacey”, to fall in love with him. Has Regina gotten one over on The Dark One?

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