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Credits for “The Return”

Rumpelstiltskin's dagger, from promo at the end of the last episode

After the winter hiatus, the show came back with Desperate Souls, which told the first part of the backstory of Rumpelstiltskin and his son. Now, after the spring hiatus, it is coming back with The Return, which will probably pick up where Desperate Souls left off. Continue reading

Highlights of the 2012 PaleyFest “Once Upon a Time” panel

The best lines and moments in the event, plus photos of Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin) with sexy beard stubble and Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow) with Josh Dallas (Prince Charming) looking as cute together as their characters do on the show. Continue reading

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

“Once Upon a Time” actors talk about their quirky talents

Lana Parilla Josh Dallas Once Upon a Time

Lana Parrilla and Josh Dallas joking around

Robert Carlyle Once Upon a Time

Robert Carlyle with all of his teeth

In this cute video made last month, four of the OUAT actors talk to TV Guide about the show, their first acting jobs, and their quirky talents. Lana Parrilla can make a horse-galloping sound with her mouth, and Robert Carlyle can juggle three apples. Who knew?

Episode 1.2 “The Thing You Love Most” recap, review, etc.

Evil Queen and father episode 1x2 Once Upon a Time

The Evil Queen about to make a fateful decision


The Evil Queen obsesses about getting back at Snow White, who she believes had once destroyed her chances of love. Her first attempt to cast the notorious Dark Spell briefly unleashes a Smoke Monster lookalike, but then the spell fizzles out. She goes to consult the person who originally gave her the curse — Rumpelstiltskin.

From behind the bars of his rat-infested dungeon, Rumpelstiltskin tells the Evil Queen she must sacrifice the heart of the thing she loves most. I thought he meant that she loved herself the most, and I was wondering how she would cut out her own heart and still manage to live long enough to make it to Storybrooke  — but no, Rumpelstiltskin meant the heart of her faithful servant who, it turns out, is her father.

Patricide! Echoes of LOST themes past. Continue reading