Interactions and relationships between characters made this week's Once Upon a Time solid. And by characters, I mean Belle and Merida and Belle and Rumple. Some would argue Belle was pushed to the side, but she was the real hero because she helped both Merida and Rumple transform. But Rumple being able to pull the sword from the stone after one heroic act? No way. Excalibur should be stronger. The episode had a few points like that where things happened for the sake of moving the plot along rather than for the sake of making sense.