I don't like King Arthur, but at the same time I absolutely love that they made him something other than the perfect king. It's nice to see that they don't have to use the molds for every character and are getting back to what they're good at - taking characters we know and twisting them.
I was going to be disappointed if Nimue hadn't been the first Dark One. They hinted at it for the entire episode, just about, and I almost thought they were going to end up going a different route. They didn't, and all was well. Haha.
Emma's acting is getting better, I think, but it's still not up to par. I am interested to see how they justify her complete shift to darkness, since she essentially 'defeated' Nimue in that last episode. That's the sort of twist we need, unless they just totally screw it up. Which they've been really good at for the last season and a half or so.
Totally agree with PT about Zelena, in fact we've had this conversation. She's the only truly 'bad guy' left, at this point. Even Emma will likely end up becoming the balance between light and dark (since they started hinting that it was possible; no way they're not going that route). I still wish they'd used Cruella better and given her more room to be a psychopath.
I like that Henry is starting to become his own person again. He didn't get a whole lot of development last season up until the last episode or two. There are so many interesting things they can do with him as the author, but they're not really exploring that, I think. Maybe they'll come back to it, since someone mentioned it in the last few episodes - Regina, maybe? I can't remember right off.
Whatever happened to Lancelot after they freed him and Merida from prison? Did he just fall off the face of the earth (again)?