Before the spell was cast, Rumplestiltskin apeared to want to help end the curse later, and that's how it ended up that they could save one person.
So we have a majikal tv, apparently, which only doesn't record the shows *I* want recorded. (Umm.... yeah, or a passive aggressive someone intentionally stops them from recording, because 4 hours/week is too many for the dvr when she records about 60. Which all record.)
Anyway, are there good summaries online that anyone has found? Please do share spoilers!