May 4, 2018 at 9:43 pm #347069RumplesGirlKeymaster
With only two episodes now left in the series, Once Upon a Time unveiled its final threat at the end of Friday’s episode.
As the hour came to a close, Weaver (Robert Carlyle) was confronted by Dr. Facilier, who suddenly dropped dead. His killer? The Wish Realm version of Rumplestiltskin — and yes, this is the greater evil the heroes will be going up against as the show charges to its series finale.
“One of the most fearsome villains that has ever been on the show was Rumplestiltskin,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW. “Wish Realm Rumplestiltskin is a version of Rumplestiltskin without Baelfire or Belle. So, you are talking about a Rumplestiltskin without hope. He is unleashed.”"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"May 4, 2018 at 9:49 pm #347070AKAParticipant
Yeah, can I say I am actually super excited about this, but it could go SO wrong. Rumple was never originally horrible to be horrible, that was the beauty of Rumple. He was a complete and utter villain but he did everything he was doing to get back to his son. This is what made us love Rumple he was a villain ( a man who makes wrong choices) with a noble purpose. While I absolutely love Robert as imp Rumple I don’t want to see imp Rumple being evil just to be evil (season 4) that makes him flat and uninteresting. I also don’t want any version of Rumple who is dead or unhappy, because underneath all that and before he became the dark one he was a really good man who was just trying to raise and support his son as a single father.May 4, 2018 at 11:00 pm #347088bibliophileParticipant
My opinion on Wish Rumple is that he will be CRAZY. After losing Bae and Belle (and possibly Bae again after all Wish Henry had to be born somehow) he just went nuts and let the darkness take him over until there is very little of the real Rumplestiltskin left in him.
I think this will be a fun finale and I did not think that until I saw Wish Rumple pop up.
I always try and remember that our Rumple is really two people (or possibly more depending on how you view all those dark ones in season five), a good but weak man who wanted to save his son and an evil entity bent on doing evil things for evil’s sake. Our Rumple has always or nearly always stayed on top of the darkness and managed to make some good decisions, but this Rumple looks to have given in to the darkness entirely so he will be a very dangerous man indeed.May 5, 2018 at 12:36 am #347095GaultheriaParticipant
Migrated from 7×20 “Is This Henry Mills?” Favorite/Least Favorite Moments:
Facilier: apparently now he is dead, and we have no idea why he wanted the dagger (was he just looking for power?) Why did he steal Rumple and Belle’s family album?
I wonder if Facilier was Wish Realm Rumpel in disguise this whole time. It would explain Facilier’s interest in the dagger and the photo album, and it’d make his relationship with Regina than much, um, something-er.
Plus, alligators and crocodiles.
Gaultheria's fanvids: http://youtube.com/sagethrasherMay 5, 2018 at 1:20 am #347096freytormParticipant
Originally thought it was The Darkness somehow finding out a way to escape again and took on rumple’s physical form just for kicks. A rumplestilstkin who lost everything, seemingly almost consumed by the darkness all the way, and is utterly hopeless and a wildcard goes back to the shows roots and already makes him compelling enough. Robert’s final performance of him facing off against his absolute dark version will be fun. Curious what plan he got in mindMay 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm #347173thedarkonedearieParticipant
Uhhh so I have very mixed feelings about this. First of all, Facilier got the ax and I really quite enjoyed him. Does this mean the guardian is going to turn out to be nothing……after all that build up?
And with Rumple being the last villain…..ok, that would be great. Except that we already got Wish Realm Regina as a villain. Are we so far into this that we have used up all the villains we can use? I’ve always hoped that the finale of the show would have to deal with Rumple and Emma. Rumple should be the final villain. But then….Emma left…and they had Rumple try and redeem himself to make it back to Belle. Which is all well and good…I enjoy the Belle and Rumple story and am looking forward to its conclusion. But, now, having Wish Realm Rumple be the final villain is the writers trying to have their cake and eat it too. It feels cheap. Rumple battling himself and basically taking center stage for the final episodes here is good! But because it is Wish Realm nonsense, it ruins it a little for me.May 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm #347176hjbauParticipant
I agree. The idea of Rumpel finally have a moment is good, but this does cheapen it. I think that the Blue Fairy should have been the final villain against Rumpel instead of what they did with adding in the black fairy. Rumpel doing his will they, won’t they against a real character that has been around for awhile would have been much better then this fake Rumpel.
This show really made a huge writing error with all these half season arc villains because you just know that nothing is going to come of it. They come. They talk. They die. There has been no build of story and character in years. There has been no twisting of the stories in years. Instead, stuff just randomly pops up out of nowhere and then they have filler for half a season and they die and that’s it.
Hopefully, this will be mostly about them letting Rumpel talk and not fake Rumpel.May 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm #347181RumplesGirlKeymaster
Does this mean the guardian is going to turn out to be nothing……after all that build up?
I think so? If anything, Rumple sacrificing himself against Wish Realm Rumple with the dagger (maybe??) is such a paradox that the DO Curse ends and the dagger becomes just another useless dagger and there’s no need for a Guardian"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
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