Gold & Son Pawnbrokers. Black Fairy looking like Regina and in Regina’s car. Sure looks like the Black Fairy used the Dark Curse for herself.
The Black Fairy is the one who created the Curse, correct? And we will likely find out why at some point during her episode.
We know that she once cared for children but that her heart was darkened so she was sent to a dark realm where she sometimes kidnaps kids and takes them. I kind of assumed that in helping a child once long ago, the Dark Fairy killed someone. And was then banished. So she either kidnapped them out of spite or because she knew that one of them would help her in some way.
As an aside, it would be tidy if she got the kids from Pleasure Island. And that she met Malcolm there because he was doing card tricks. Malcolm always dreamed of being a child.
Anyway. She’s off in this Dark Realm, so if she wants to have her HE, the only magic she can access to get her HE will be Dark. So she creates the Dark Curse for her own use - so she can go to a place where no magic will ruin her life again. But it’s stolen. Or…it’s intentionally given to someone to get it into Rumple’s hands.
Time passes and I think somehow Emma’s addition to the Curse as the Savior is an impediment to the Black Fairy coming to Storybrooke and using her own Curse to have her own HE. But if the Savior is eliminated, Rumple, her, Belle, Henry, and Gideon will have a HE.
After numerous attempts at killing the Savior, she decides the best way to deal with her is to lure her into what feels like her HE and then trap her and her family in a book - like the old author. It still would be real for everyone, but they would all be in one place for the wedding so that they could be locked away by the Black Fairy. If that makes sense.
After she does that, she maybe enacts a memory curse on the town to have the HE she always wanted in the LWOM. But Henry finds the book in which the Charmings and CS are trapped, and he confronts her, but she knocks Henry out - which Rumple doesn’t recognize as magic because he doesn’t know it exists. Off Henry goes on a stretcher because they all think he must have hit his head or something.
They say Henry’s role as author kicks into high gear this half. Perhaps the DF even uses that magic to have him write his own family into their trap.
That’s all I got.