We begin "Many Years Ago" at the moment of Rumple's immaculately clean birth to a still-human Fiona. In a callback to Henry's birth scene, the candles flicker, flame out and revive. Rumple's parents clearly love the hell out of him, and as they're oohing and aahing over their little bundle of joy, in poof Blue and Tiger Lilly - the latter being Rumple's assigned fairy godmother. I'm loving Blue's new outfit. It's about damn time. At least she doesn't look like a poorly-frosted doll cake anymore.
Why does the baby get a fairy godmother, you ask? Because a prophecy told them a boy would be born with great light magic - a child known as The Savior. Apparently, saviors are nearly as common as magic beans, because it's getting to be that you can't swing a dead cat in Storybrooke without hitting one.