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My source, International Business Times, is incorrect then about this being a season 2 poster. I apologize and withdraw the topic.[adrotate group="5"]
I have a hunch that inadvertently, Regina will help to cement Rumple and Belle’s relationship. They will need to bond quickly and tightly (and possibly, team up with the Charmings, who will be kind of a role model for forgiveness, I think) to protect themselves against Regina. Wouldn’t Regina just love that, knowing that she’s a Rumbelle catalyst?
The more I think about it, the more important it seems to me that the first statement Belle made, upon remembering her true identity, was “I love you.” That statement grants freedom for candid discussion. She and Gold can clear the air, knowing from the outset that their love is intact. (That’s not a guarantee for an HEA, but it’s a necessary first step.)
Now I’m calling that the forgetting part of the curse (that the FTLers wouldn’t remember FTL) and Storybrooke were Rumple’s idea, as a way of making it easier for the FTLers to survive in the new world. He persuaded Regina that these two features of the curse would give her control over everyone from FTL, and that’s why she accepted them, but in fact he realized that everyone would be safer and saner in an isolated town, not remembering their pasts, than in an actual city, thinking they were still FTLers.
Heh heh heh…you guys inspired me to write a fanfic, contrasting Bae’s experience–arriving alone, unprepared, with his memories of FTL intact–with the experience of characters who had the blessing of forgetting. Makes my heart bleed for Pinn and Jefferson–I couldn’t write their stories; it would be too painful.
Ooh, I just had a horrible image: Rumple trying to protect Bae from some hood. In his anxiousness Rumple forgets he has no magic–a centuries old habit is hard to break. He raises his hand to slap away a gun, and it’s all over. OK, I just convinced myself that not only was the forgetting a blessing, so was Storybrooke. The FTL folk are isolated from the worst of our world. Regina’s a pussycat compared to our real-life baddies.
Just did a count on fanfiction.net : 13 Daniel stories, 403 Belle stories.
You’ve got a point, Li’l Red. Your post got me thinking about the difference between “Stable Boy” and “Skin Deep.” If you asked me to write a description of Daniel, I could barely write a sentence. The only interesting thing I could say about him is he doesn’t care about moving up in social status or career. I have no idea why–there could be an interesting story there, but if so, it wasn’t even hinted at.
But Belle–in the first 3 minutes of “Skin” we learned enough about her to write an essay (and hundreds of fanfic writers have– meanwhile, there doesn’t seem to be much Daniel fanfic out there) . Daniel isn’t really a character: he’s just a foil for Cora.July 2, 2012 at 12:43 am in reply to: Tracking the EARLY and follow up rolls of actors & actress #149382
Robert Carlyle starred in Stargate: Universe as a rather Gold-like character named Dr. Rush.
He guest-starred in the “To Be a Somebody” episode of Cracker, a British crime drama. You can see the whole episode on Youtube. RC’s performance is unforgettable. Gotta warn you though, it’s an upsetting story.