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Just a couple of questions to get the talking going- Rumple’s last act of the third season was to kill the, in his mind, his sons murderer. Why did he do this? what did he take with him from that experience did he go backwards in his road to redemption? Should Belle forgive him for lying to her or give him the boot when she finds out? What should be Rumple’s next step, now that he doesnt have the motivation of finding his son. What should he be looking for now? He has the daggar in his own hands now, so he holds his own fate, so to speak. Is Rumple really the best person for his own good to hold the daggar? or should we hope for Belle to snatch it from him or something?
Ohhh god this is gonna be a hard one…but let’s do it!
Rumple Dumple….I believe had some right to kill Zelena, right up to the moment he swore he wouldn’t go after her to Belle. The one thing that I’ve never liked about Rumple is that he somehow always manages to avoid having to own up to his wrongdoings, and that karma never came around back to him. I mean this is the man who has been manipulating a lot of things for over 300 years in order to get to this land, even going so far as morphing a pure soul into being his monster to cast the curse, he created. When the curse broke, everyone went straight for Regina, but bypassed Rumple along the way, the man who created the curse in the first place.
—A List of only some of Rumple’s misdeeds—
Rumple also has a way in setting off a series of unfortunate events nearly every season…season 1, he created the curse. Season 2, after promising Belle he wasn’t, Rumple curses Regina with the Wraith that set off the whole FTL adventure that brought along Cora, who he manipulated Snow White into killing. Season 3A, Rumple became a hero by killing Pan, finally! Season 3B, After once again promising Belle he wasn’t, he goes to kill Zelena, that started the whole Time Travel that brought back Marian, thus ruining Regina’s romance with Robin Hood.
The point is…a lot of this occurred because of Rumpelstilskin, but he doesn’t necessary deserve all of the blame. Must I bring up all the damage Malcolm did to his son, so Rumple really didn’t have a great example growing up.
As far as the Zelena death situation, as I stated above, Rumple had little right till he promised Belle. The moment he promised Belle, or hinted that he wouldn’t go after Zelena….that vengeance should have gone null and void. Just as the moment in 2×17 at the well when Regina destroyed her curse as a promise to Henry that she wouldn’t go after Snow White, the vengeance became null and void. Not to mention that Neal would not have wanted his father to take a backwards step by killing Zelena, and I know that someone’s going to throw a fish or something for me saying this, but Neal’s death was only partially Zelena’s fault. Neal knew the consequences, and said to hell with the price. OOC much, but that’s what happened. And I also blame Lumiere for although Zelena loaded the gun, Lumiere pulled the trigger.
Rumple promise to Belle should be taken sacred, and he needs to learn that. I side with @RumplesGirl that Belle should leave Rumple, but forgive him sometime in Season 4B. And it’d make it even better if Rumple, just for once, fessed up to his own crimes instead of hiding in the shadows, or being caught in a predicament. He already missed that first chance at the Station by making it seem as if Zelena killed herself. So I really want Rumple to fess up to his crimes for once.
And to be honest…now that Neal’s dead, I don’t know what Rumple will do now. Work through this Zelena Murder mess, and try to be a grandfather for Henry. That’s the best I can come up with. Oh yeah, and of course we need his intellect for whatever force we’re facing in S4.
And as for the dagger, I think the best person to have it is Belle. Though Cora probably smiled seeing both her daughters gaining control of the Dark One, but Belle should be the ONLY person holding Rumple’s dagger!
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