Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Once Upon A Time: Daddy Dearest, Rumpelstiltskin

I'm so glad things are finally new again! I miss you, television, when you're away.

Eion Bailey as August Booth on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
Once Upon A Time is finally back and they gave us a Rumpel episode! Huzzah! The more Robert Carlyle on my screen, the better. 

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
In Fairyland, Rumpel's son Bae is super sad that his daddy's gone devil. He's running around turning the townsfolk into snails and stomping(?) maids to death. It's not very pleasant for the youth. 

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
In Storybrooke the Angst is in full tilt. Mr. Gold thinks August is his son come to murder him. This really bums him out because he's been trying to reconnect with his son for years. In fact - this episode reveals that the whole long-con of the curse was so that he could find Bae again. 

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
In Fairyland, Rumpel breaks a deal for the first and only time. Bae has found a way into a world where Rumpel wouldn't be evil. But Rumpel's a big old chicken and he won't jump down the green-portal-drain-of-doom even though he promised he would. 

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
After Bae disappears, Rumpel immediately regrets not following. But no matter how deep he digs in the mud, the glowing sinkhole is gonesville. 

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
Rumpelstiltskin's character is based around his cowardice preventing his happiness. Cowardice and bad luck because that episode when he got his power wasn't entirely his fault. But. He lost his wife, his son, and Belle because he was scared. And I'm really looking forward to eventually seeing his redemption.

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon A Time S01E19 The Return
The episode wraps up with the reveal that August ins't actually Bae. Which means Bae is still out there somewhere. With every question Once answers, it asks four more. Which is awesome for now. I just hope we don't have a bunch of tailies and a smoke monster in our future.

3 comments:

  1. Really wondering what 'breaking the curse' would mean now. If Rumpel is actually trying to help Emma break the curse, then breaking it can't mean they all go back to FTL, because he hasn't found Bae yet.

    It would make more sense (at the moment) for it to mean they get to leave the town with no ill effects, so Rumpel can go searching. Unless of course there is a bigger Rumpel scheme going on with Emma.

    I hope there are some satisfying answers somewhere. I never really watched past the first season of Lost, but I heard enough about it to be worried.

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  2. Yes, I wondered about that myself.

    I'm thinking maybe Emma believing in the curse would be enough for people to be able to safely leave the town. So, Rumpel would want her to believe but not necessarily want her to win? We'll see I guess!!

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  3. He's so awesome!

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