you're a good man david

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UNMASKED

The dawn of a new era will bring about all manner of dissembling villains hidden within the light and shadows.

David: ‘How’s he doing?’

Belle: ‘Not well.’

David: ‘I’m sorry.’

—  5.3 “Siege Perilous”

I’m so pleased that David asked Belle about Rumple. Here’s a man who’s desperately worried about his daughter, who also knows what Rumple was like as the Dark One, how he manipulated him and his wife, and he’s taking a moment to ask Belle how he is, and sympathise with her when the news isn’t good. Then he offers to send help to find what she’s looking for. I’m not sure if this means that David can separate Rumple and the Darkness, but it at least shows compassion. Has anyone else asked her how her husband is doing?