If Rumple really wants to be a mortal again all he has to is sharing a True Love kiss with Belle. But I'm sure instead of simply doing that he'll try to find others complicated and convoluted ways to get rid of his curse. I guess that my headcanon that he could have easily used one of the many things that would have let him reach the World Without Magic but he chose not because either he just really likes the most difficult solutions or because he wanted to be completely sure he'd find Bae and to do that he thought it was better to follow precisely the prophecy might actually be true.
From the stills it seems that Belle and Rumple will dance to the Beauty and the Beast song again. Really, I get that they don't really have romantic stuff on the show they can use to make a call back but that they keep using Beauty and the Beast things instead of just giving them something that is theirs just feels lazy and manipulative.
I agree. Especially considering that it seems Belle will spend the rest of her life with just Rumple and their son while being separated from her beloved father and her friends. Living in a secluded house on the Enchanted Forest with Rumple and Gideon and no one else really doesn't seem like a happy ending for Belle. Poor Belle, I bet we won't even see her interact with other people in the episode.
And what's up with Rumple being dressed like a prince and Belle and Gideon instead looking like poor peasants?
We're supposed to think that he a good redemption arc offscreen during those years we haven't seen him, I suppose.
Actually, I like her from what little we have seen of her. The character is fun and the actress playing her is pretty good.