Category Archives: 1.08 Desperate Souls

Rumpelstiltskin behind the scenes, Episode 8 “Desperate Souls”

Robert Carlyle and Michael Waxman Episode 8 Once Upon a TimeI just came across this photo of Robert Carlyle sharing a laugh with Michael Waxman, the episode’s director. This picture is wonderful — Rumpelstiltskin, as the newly-hatched Dark One, looks so otherworldy, and yet there he is, plopped into our world of baseball caps, sunglass, and parkas. Carlyle’s smile is ghastly. He looks as if he is trying to grin, but has too much makeup to freely move the parts of his face. Plus the broken teeth are frightening. I’d love to find out how the make-up people get his teeth to look like that. Continue reading

Episode 1.8 “Desperate Souls” recap, review, etc.

Rumpelstiltskin summoning the Dark One

Once Upon a Time roared back from hiatus with an episode revealing Rumpelstiltskin’s backstory. The episode was full of surprises (I jumped twice). It had twists within twists and striking parallels between the two storylines, all of it fitting together like an elegant, well-oiled, satisfying puzzle. Continue reading

Poll: What did you think of Episode 8 “Desperate Souls”?

Jennifer Morrison (Emma) on “Good Morning America”

Jennifer Morrison on "Good Morning America" January 6, 2012

This morning on GMA, Morrison gave a brief description of the upcoming Episode 8 (Desperate Souls), and they showed a short clip (both the description and the clip were slightly spoilery). It was my first glimpse of the episode, as I’ve been avoiding watching the sneak peeks, and I have to say, it looks REALLY good. I think this could turn out to be one of the best episodes yet.

At the end of the interview, the host said that as the father of a young daughter, he “liked the fact that on the show, the women are strong. There’s some very strong female characters.” Continue reading

Writer Jane Espenson talks about Episode 8, “Desperate Souls”

Jane Espenson, Once Upon a Time writer

Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson, who wrote the Jiminy-Cricket-centric Episode 5 That Still Small Voice and Episode 8 Desperate Souls, which airs this Sunday, January 12, spoke to a few weeks ago.

What she said is very slightly spoilery, so I’ll continue after the jump. Continue reading

Picture of Rumpelstiltskin in Episode 8 “Desperate Souls”

I was trying to stay completely unspoiled, but this picture popped up on my Facebook page. It’s not too spoilery, though …. Continue reading