Of course there are many reasons to see Gold as a sympathetic character on the path of redemption, but this week I was struck by how "non-sociopathic" he was. He was trying to talk David out of risking himself by taking the sleeping curse. If all Gold cared about was himself (and possibly Belle) then he should have been happy with David's venture.
I'm buying into Gold being Henry's grandfather, and Henry being the catalyst for both Gold and Regina's redemption.
And I continue to love this show more every week.