Perhaps maybe Belle needs to kiss the dagger. lol
Huh. You know, I actually don't recall LOL. I'll have to go back in season 2 via Hulu+.
Though, I wonder if you are correct, considering The Curse of the Dark One is the only curse so far that is tied to a medium, i.e. the Dagger. All the other curses were inflicted, as opposed to this one where the only release is death, as the curse is either transferred or vanishes.
Jackson is, more or less, in charge as he is the representative of Harper Avery Foundation, and the HAF is the majority shareholder. Being majority shareholder means you hav 51% or more of the vote. Jackson is essentially the Chairman of the Board because even if the board voted unanimously, their vote couldn't count. Jackson has the controlling vote.
She did though. As soon as she cast the candle curse over Cora's heart, Snow killed Cora. And to ensure Cora's death, she manipulated Regina's love for her mother to re-insert the heart.
I have a theory that Princess Cora is denied her crown of queen due to Rumpel. If you remember when Regina first finds Cora's spellbook, Henry already knew of Rumpel and warned Regina about him, as he gave the spellbook to Cora. Rumpel may have traded the spellbook for her kingdom, or it may have involved that battle that Regina referred, as who claimed victory depends on who tells the story.
It would also make sense if her crown was lost to Eva, as it would incite her hate. I doubt a simple "trip" would make Cora want to destroy Eva's legacy. But I'm sure we'll find out in season 3.
I think the Curse of the Dark One can be lifted. If you remember when Belle is first introduced, Regina was the one who gave the idea to Belle in the first place; had Belle succeeded in kissing Rumpel, then Regina would have one less powerful magic-user contend with.
True love is like OTP. One can love another, but that love doesn't necessarily translate to "true love", similiar to Snow and Charming, and Emma's love for Henry. The reason the curse of the dark one wasn't lifted when Cora and Rumpel kissed was because Rumpel's true love is down the line, with Belle. Also, their first on-screen kiss wasn't above love, it was abut Cora trying to survive, and for Rumpel to ensure his future.
Recast the spin-off, and leave Stan as Hatter on OUAT. Once the spin-off happens, then recast, but not before. Recasting based on a potential spin-off ruins the already built-in dynamic that the Hatter has because of Stan's portrayal.
I actually saw Jackson's election as quite obvious, given that Catherine was adament about the young plastic surgical fellow taking a more leadership role within the foundation. Seeing how the Foundation put up at least a $150M, it made sense that Catherine saw his as an opportunity to advance her son in the spotlight.
Dorrit needs to get over it already. It's getting kind of annoying how every single outburst is due to "not having her mom around." It's a cry for attention each and every time and with these many episodes in, she needs to get over it... quick.
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