Do you wish you were Belle? I certainly do. Here’s my OUAT Season 2, episode 11 “The Outsider” review!

Emilie de Ravin as Belle on Once Upon a Time. Photo: ABC

You can take the Belle out of the Ballgown, but you can’t teach her karate

I love Belle. But being a victim is getting old already. Her fashion is also amazing. But that’s because I totally want to be a librarian with retro frocks. Her traveling outfit was amazing, although showed an awful lot of cleavage for battle.

What we learned is that Belle, though she can’t wield a sword all that well, is powerful in her own way. She has books. She has an adventurous spirit. She has determination. She also has the kind of kindness that turns Prince Phillip from a beast back into himself.

Do you think Emilie de Ravin ever has issues because all of the characters she plays tend to be ones that are, in some way or another, trapped?

Penicillin is not decidedly underrated

Why go back to the Enchanted Forest? I mean, penicillin only exists in Storybrooke! Sure, we all get homesick for where we’re from… and there was less crime and pollution in the fairytale world.

Archie’s fake death

Welp, it made Henry really sad. And Pongo. And Snow. And basically everyone. Because Archie was the best. Although Pongo is a dalmatian, and I heard they aren’t super friendly as dogs go. So I don’t know if giving Pongo to Henry is … well, oh who knows.

Who is the stranger with the PA license plate? Will Rumple care for the injured Belle or go after Baelfire? Will Belle ever get her memory back? Is their love cursed forever?!

Once Upon a Time Season 2 Episode 11 | Once Upon a Time “The Outsider” Review| Series created by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz | Photo Credit: ABC | Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC.