Sail back to learn of someone’s origin and conclusion. Bid farewell to love and hello to an a vengeful alliance.
These are just our first thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode, and we’ll share more in our upcoming full episode.
Belle’s disgust over Mr. Gold’s continuing thirst for power comes to a head, and she threatens to leave him if he can’t change his evil ways; the dwarves pick up their axes and try to find fairy dust in the Storybrooke mine; and a reunion with an old acquaintance could prove to be Belle’s undoing. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin attempts to save his wife, Milah, from being kidnapped by a band of cutthroat pirates.
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Some of our interesting discussion points (in no particular order):
- Rumbelle fans may hate this episode, but feel hopeful yet with the ending.
- Our suspicions were confirmed that Rumplestiltskin’s wife ran away and that he killed her for it!
- Gold is making spells, trying to figure out how to break this “new curse” keeping him in Storybrooke.
- We saw how Smee and Captain Hook got to be the way we know them.
- Belle gets to reopen the library, just like from Beauty and the Beast.
- Rumple was the first to pull out beating hearts and crush them—this makes sense how Cora and Regina learned it.
- What fairy tell was a butcher turned into a pig?
- We’ve now seen Rumplestiltskin play major roles in four of the characters’ fairy tales:
- Hook’s “crocodile”
- Belle’s “beast”
- Cinderella’s “fairy godmother”
- Rumplestiltskin to the Miller’s daughter
- Hook and Cora are allied to return to Storybrooke for revenge against Regina and Rumplestiltskin, respectively.
- We’ll update our Fairy Tale Land Timeline with this new information, to help clarify the timing.
We gave everything a brief overview and would love to hear your thoughts! Start talking about “The Crocodile” in our Once Upon a Time forums.
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