Belle: What if I could get through to him without the dagger?
Snow: Wait, is that even possible?
Belle: Well, yes, the first time we kissed, it started to break the curse and make human again.
Emma: Wait… human? As in he wouldn’t have his powers anymore?
Emma: No offense, but we all pretty much know you guys used to bang on the hour here in Storybrooke. Is this really about breaking his curse or—
Belle: I’m sorry, do you know how much we’ve been through? I’ve spent thirty plus years in a prison cell, then you kept crashing our dates, Hook tried to kill me, then I lost my memories, with no one taking care of me, Rumple almost died, I was turned into a boozing femme fatale, finally got my memories back, only to have him go off to Neverland, planning to die again, got him back for a day tops before he sacrificed himself in front of everyone, spent a year doing who knows what, then wound up back here, and found out not only is he alive, but Regina’s psychopathic sister has him in his clutches. I am going to get my Dark One back, take him home, and give him some much needed TLC. If any of you want to get in the way of that, perhaps I should acquaint you with how much fodder I provide for the Captain Floor shippers. Any objections?
Belle: Screw “I will always find you,” Team “I will never stop fighting for him” is where it’s at.