In this episode, the Henry character didn't work well for me from an acting standpoint. Lines were stiffly delivered and he lacked the emotional punch necessary in several scenes. It looked more like a rehearsal. I know they can only work children on a limited basis and maybe there wasn't a lot of time between filmings, but it was not polished.
It's one thing to do well in an audition, but to be able to perform week in and out with a grueling schedule and also fit in the required 6 hours a day of schooling might just overwhelm a kid actor. Yet, he is the main character in the whole series, so its success is predicated on how well he can perform.
The episode seemed disjointed to me in many respects. It just didn't have flow and the connections between fairy tale and Storybooke didn't have much punch. I would grade previous episodes B+ to A. This one was a C+ or so. The Jiminy Cricket back story just isn't as intriguing as the other characters thus far.