Gotta be the Charming moments:
A) Charming punching Hook out of the blue.
B) Charming watching the Rumbelle farewell scene till Rumple eyes him weirdly. I know it’s your OTP, Charming, but a little privacy would not be amiss.
Rumple’s FTL appearances were riddled with Rumbelle subtext. In the first scene we watch him admire a vase of flowers in the Queen’s room, bending over to smell their scent, a tiny, soft little smile on his face before he goes back to being mocking. The moment is precious. He’s besotted but doesn’t know it yet.
Then he spots a mirror and spends the rest of his visit admiring himself from different angles, adjusting bits of clothing. His hair is combed and he re-arranged the pin in his cravat critically.
In the last scene it’s confirmed that he has recently acquired a new maid. A promising girl. Unlike when Charming visits the Dark Castle some time later the entrance hall is all light, a stylish vase of flowers sitting atop the only table. Though Rumple always pretends to be in a good mood he’s almost bouncing then.
I LOVE subtext. I adore how Robert sneaks it in (just like he does when Belle is gone and it shows in how Rumple behaves). Kudos to both Robert and Jane for that.
It was well-written but all Regina storylines bore me to tears. I was kinda appalled about Maleficent (harsh, Regina, keeping her like that) and, you know, that whole village, but other than the obscure reference to Rumbelle and Rumple’s FTL appearance it was rather dull.
I did predict too, weeks ago, that Emma would distrust Tamara and everyone would say “Oh, how adorably jealous you are!”
I got this ask yesterday at night and it got me thinking about a lot of stuff, so I decided to make it into a tiny little meta about what I feel is going on with Belle, Rumbelle, the producers and Jane Espenson.
Under the Read More for length.
Asked by Anonymous
I was my hands off the ABC PR department. It sucks, which is why most of the time the Canadian promos are WAY better.
I suppose it WOULD be a little too much to expect Lacey to be portrayed as an episode about Lacey. Instead is more Regina, more Charmings and let us all be beat over the head with the new character that’s introduced when there are 4 fucking episodes left on the fucking season.
I’m done. Bringing Robin Hood into this at this point and with the amount of characters OUAT has was stupid. Promoting it to kingdom come was the cherry on top.
So “All new next Sunday experience the first of three new episodes” my ass.