I am sure other Rumbelle fans may have noticed this long before I did but I just noticed this and thought I should share it.
First I’m going to flash back here to season two when we saw Milah mock Rumplestiltskin with her pirate friends at the tavern. Later when she’s hung over (despite how she treated him) human Rumplestiltskin offers her a cup of tea but she does not take it.
(Ironic that there are some haters who insist this guy somehow abused her. She left their child home alone with a fire while she mocked her disabled husband to pirates. And later when she’s hung over he tries to give her tea. Sooooo abusive. That’s sarcasm, by the way…)
In Season four during the AU where he is “The Light One” it’s Belle who offers him a cup of tea to help clear his thoughts.
He ends up dropping it and it becomes that universe’s chipped cup.
The point here is that tea has always had a special significance to Rumple before he even became the imp, before even Belle’s chipped cup.
Now back to Skin Deep. After Rumplestiltskin kicks Belle out we see Rumple alone at his spinning wheel when Regina barges in. He was not expecting her that day. She’s there to discuss “a certain little mermaid.”
However… look at the tea he has out. Rumple had two tea cups ready. I think he was hoping that despite having kicked her out, that Belle would again return and he could make amends over a cup of tea, as he would have when he was mortal.
Look. There are two cups. He wasn’t expecting Regina. They both make that clear. She just helped herself to the tea. So who was that second cup for?
He was hoping Belle would return. He wanted to talk to her, he wanted to be the one to serve her tea.
And what is the first thing he does for Belle in the very first episode of Season two? Well, it’s interrupted by the heroes barging into his shop but he’s preparing her that tea finally.
I think that after Rumplestitlskin kicked Belle out in Skin Deep he kept setting out two cups and tea in case she’d come back, hoping she’d come back. And after he believed her to be dead he would have given anything to have that cup of tea with her…
It was always there in the back of his mind so when they were finally reunited it was the first thing he did with her, besides admitting he loves her.
When he serves you tea it’s his way of apologizing or an act of humility. In any event it seems to be his go to instinct for “making things right.”
I wonder if that’s something child Rumple got from the spinsters who raised him, that when things are bad, or you are fighting with someone, pour them a cup of tea. Tea makes everything better. Even the AU Belle set it. “Things always look better after a nice cup of tea.”
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I wish they’d release the extended cut of Skin Deep
Apparently the original running length for the Once upon a Time episode Skin Deep was a full eighteen minutes longer than they were allowed. The choice was either pad it out into two episodes or cut it down. Due to the length of the season they chose to cut it down.
I wish they would release the extended cut as a DVD bonus. It is a very popular episode. The filming script for it was leaked online, which is a rarity.
Back in 2008, when The Scifi channel (now Syfy) made its short lived Dresden Files TV series, the eighth episode was Storm Front, based on the first book of the Dresden Files Book series and was actually the show’s original pilot cut down. When cut down to episode length and squeezed in at episode eight it didn’t really work. Later an extended version was shown just once (in the middle of the night) as a Scifi channel original movie. Since then bootlegs of the longer cut have surfaced online and it’s become the most sought after relic from the short lived TV series.
They should consider releasing the extended Skin Deep in some form.
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To keep a changeling from the mortal realm, the Blue Fairy decides to keep the abandoned Rumplestiltskin and raise him as a fairy. A mischievous, dark, mad fairy with no interest in doing anything she says or anything good fairies do. No wings, no wand, no charges to speak of, his reputation proceeds him at every turn. He is feared, he is hated, he is alone. Until he hears the call he never thought possible, a charge for him. A princess named Belle. Based on the prompt given by @thestraggletag
Rumple was good at keeping himself in trouble at the best of times. Over the following weeks, however, it was crucial that he do as much as possible to distract the other fairies from his new charge and do his best to keep them far, far away from little Belle, as well as himself.
Miraculously, it worked. No one said a word about how he looked different or his presence had changed. Even the great Blue Fairy had nothing to say in regards to the babe he’d become attached to. This could be because he’d managed to allow another Ogre war to start by granting the wish of a tradesman whilst knowing he would be trespassing with his horde and goods right through Ogre territory.
“Oopsie!” He giggled, watching the smoke start to rise on the horizon. “Suppose that made a wee bit of a mess, eh?”
Did anyone notice that most of the people who kept insisting Beauty and The Beast is “Problematic” and “abusive” and “promotes the unrealistic idea that yo can change a man” are now the same people posting about how hot Dan Stevens is?
So much for the moral about not judging by appearances, eh? I guess those rants only happen when the Prince isn’t that pretty (2014 French version / Disney animated version / Rumplestitlskin in Once Upon a Time)? But once he’s Dan Stevens singing in a sexy growl baritone it becomes “Aww, look how tragic he is! And his back story is so sad!” I like Dan Stevens too, but bitch, please. Rumple was crippled thread spinner but because he’s not young and pretty it’s “He probably deserved everything that happened to him!”
And Once Upon a Time’s Hook fans, who often irrationally hate the show’s version of Beauty and The Beast are now talking about how (Insert Beauty and The Beast song here) reminds them of Emma and Hook. It’s maddening.
okay, y’all, word on the street is that the ratings on the musical episode, because it’s sweeps, will determine the episode order for next season.
if you hate this show and the people who make it if you hate that a show formerly about women is now about shitty white dudes if you hate what they have done to Badass Emma Swan if you hate what they have done with Regina (whether you’re pro- or anti-0Q) if you hate what they’ve done to Rumpel, Belle, and Rumbelle if you’re still mad about Neal if you’re angry that they kill or disappear every Black character they ever create if you’re fed up with Once Upon a Retcon if you’re fed up with Once Upon a Rape Culture if you’re fed up with Once Upon a H00k if you’re ready to see the talented among the cast go do other things if you want to see this thing finally die the ignominious death it deserves
then you know what you need to do:
if you have a Nielsen box, do not watch. and for EVERYBODY, DO NOT TWEET.