season 6, episode 4 : Skin Deep
present : Regina has an epiphany and comes to Henry with the idea of finding the author of the book to write a new ending to her story. Mary Margaret leads them to the library, where they find Ruby’s friends Gabriel and Robbie Barbot-Beaumont, two young men who were separated by Regina’s curse but have managed to find each other once again. Meanwhile, Emma debates contacting Ryan, and Matthew finds himself on a series of blind dates with Cynthia’s friends - Nick, Raymond, Willie - each of which ends horribly. As Sydney and Mr. Gold try to work together to form a plan of revenge on Regina, it becomes very clear that they have different styles – Sydney is brash and makes decisions based on his gut, whereas Gold is far more calculated. Nevertheless, as a sign of goodwill, Gold presents Sydney with the lamp he once occupied – he does not reveal, however, that he also possesses the other two lamps.
past : Hundreds of years ago, before Rumpelstiltskin, before Zoso, the Servant is a cunning former fairy named Agatha. This woman falls in love with Prince Adam of the kingdom of Farrador, and after he spurns her advances several times, Agatha demands he take her as his wife or else she will kill his parents, the king and queen of Farrador. When Adam refuses once again, Agatha makes good on her promise and, in addition, transforms the prince into a hideous Beast. She enchants his castle and the people within it to spend eternity as animate objects – clocks, candlesticks, teapots, featherdusters, and other such household items. But the spell has a condition: Adam must fall in love with someone and earn their love in return despite his hideous outward appearance. If he does, the spell will be broken. Agatha disappears, never to be seen again.
‘once upon a time’ stars : Salma Hayek as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Naveen Andrews as Jafar/the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, Daniel Gillies as Peter Pan/Dr. Matthew Llewelyn, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Sonequa Martin-Green as Cynthia Fogg, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
recurring stars this season include : Aishwarya Rai as Scheherazade, Max Irons as Beau/Gabriel Barbot-Beaumont, Oscar Isaac as Prince Adam/Robbie Barbot-Beaumont
guest stars include : Daniel Dae Kim as the Tin Woodman/Nick Montgomery, Ewan McGregor as the Scarecrow/Raymond Stone, Ian McKellen as the Cowardly Lion/Willie Wallace, Lea Seydoux as Agatha
[ previously on once upon a time ]