Category Archives: 1.04 The Price of Gold

“Once Upon a Time” on hiatus until January 8, 2012

(Last update 12/28/11)

Pilot episode snowy mountains

Once Upon a Time is taking a winter break

Episode 7, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, which aired Sunday, December 11, 2011, was the “winter finale.” The next new episode will be on January 8, 2012.

Reruns will be broadcast on two Sundays during the hiatus. Continue reading

Episode 1.4 “The Price of Gold” recap, review, etc.

Once Upon a Time Cinderella Rumpelstiltskin in Price of Gold

Rumpelstiltskin crashing Cinderella's wedding (screencap by


In The Price of Gold, the two worlds seem closer than ever. Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, like Desmond in LOST, is the one character, at least so far, who is aware of one world while he is in the other. He moves seamlessly from the fairy tale world to Storybrooke as he chases after Cinderella’s/Ashley’s baby. (The fairy tale/Storybrooke names are always related. In this case, a “cinder” is an “ash.”)

The episode starts with Cinderella’s evil stepmother and stepsisters going off to the ball, leaving Cinderella behind, dressed in rags, to clean the cottage. Before the credits are even over, though, the story takes a violent twist away from the traditional tale when Rumpelstiltskin kills the Fairy Godmother. Continue reading

Poll — Rate Episode 4 “The Price of Gold”

Jessy Schram as Cinderella Once Upon a Time 1x04

Jessy Schram as Cinderella in 1.4 "The Price of Gold," aired 11/13/11

I raided the thesaurus this time to come up with some new choices: