Kosh Naranek wrote:
What in the world could have August have had in that box?
Mister Fandango wrote:
I'm pretty convinced that he's Bael (the similar mops of hair cinched it), and what was in the box was some proof that August knew, too. The evidence was less about convincing him that magic was real and more about revealing that they're both from the same world.
As for him meeting Emma so randomly; fairy tales are all about coincidence.
I agree with it being Bael... and I suspect that what was in the box was the name Rumplestiltskin.
I think August was right to send Emma to jail for 11 months. It got her out of the cycle of crime/self that she was in, and set her on the road to redemption/Storybrook.