The last few minutes of the show redeemed it for me. Told you I was looking forward to the smackdown between the EQ/Regina and Rumpy/Gold. When they have their final duel it'll make Harry Potter look, well, like the Muggles.
Did anybody else get the references to One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest at the end, when Regina went to visit Belle? When she first talked to that nurse, I was thinking, "Gads, that reminds me of Nurse Ratchet!" I thought I must be crazy until Regina turned the corner and passed the orderly. Not only did that guy strongly resemble the Silent Indian from the movie, but I believe that was even the opening scene of the novel/movie--an authority figure moving down a hall as orderlies and patients silently watch him.