Re: Once Upon A Time - Season 2 Thread
The thing is, it's not amnesia. She has memories - of her mundane life in Storybrooke. You'd react the same as her if someone came up to you in the street and started calling you Belle.
Regina had Belle locked up in the psych ward of the hospital, and she was only freed by the Hatter after the curse was lifted. So her only memories were probably being locked up and getting injections to keep her docile.
"They have to help the viewers let go. Firefly did a movie to wrap things up. Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued on as a comic book. Heroes gradually lowered the quality season by season until we were grateful it ended.” - Sheldon Cooper