Maybe it was just one of those spoiler situations that I think weedith brought up earlier today or last night in a different thread. Skin Deep is soooo my favorite episode so far and as a major Rumbelle shipper I think I was just so excited to have Belle in another episode that maybe I was just let down that it wasn’t a major Rumbelle moment. Because like I said before, I did like the way she acknowledged that she and Rumple needed to be together when she told Dreamy to go to Nova because he needed to be with his love.
I do really like Emile de Raven and I think she was the perfect choice as Belle. I think the problem with anything feeling rushed in Skin Deep was the fact that they only had one episode to fit the Beauty and the Beast story into. I’m guessing they were counting on the fact that most people already knew the story. With that said – it was hard for me to really tell if I felt if anything was rushed since I felt like I knew what was supposed to have happened that we didn’t get to see on screen. I read somewhere today that the director’s cut is 60 minutes long so they obviously had a lot they had to cut out (that will hopefully make it’s way to the DVD).