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Poll/discussion 3×08 “Think Lovely Thoughts”

Young Rumple's father giving him the doll

Young Rumple’s father giving him the doll

Henry about to give his heart to Pan

Henry about to give his heart to Pan

Did the episode make you think lovely or ugly thoughts?

3×02 “Lost Girl” mini recap, and hopes for the new season

At first, it looks like the “Lost Girl” of the title is going to be Belle. But it turns out to be Emma. In this character-driven episode, which could be subtitled “The Truth Will Set You Free,” or “The Key to Your Present Lies in Your Past,” Emma, Snow, and Rumpelstiltskin must learn to accept who they really are. Continue reading

Why did Rumpelstiltskin cry when he saw the doll? (poll)

Update #2 We saw Rumple’s father giving young Rumple the doll in episode 3×08 Think Lovely Thoughts. Rumple’s father told his son that he was going away for a while to find a real job and that the doll was to keep Rumple company while his father was away. In reality, his father was hanging out in the pubs.

Update: We learned in “Lost Girl,” the second episode of the season, that the doll was the last thing that Rumpel had received from his father before his father left him.

New question: The doll is made of straw. Could there be any connection between that and Rumpel’s ability to spin straw into gold?

Original post below:

In a scene near the end of the Season 3 premiere episode, we learn that Rumple and Peter Pan are old enemies, and that Rumple believes he won’t survive their next encounter.

Then the Lost Boy tells Rumple that there is something Pan wanted him to have. The Lost Boy tosses a doll on the ground and says, in a sinister tone, “Isn’t it funny how the things we haven’t thought about in years still have the ability to make us cry.”

And Rumple does cry. Here’s a clip of the scene: (Update: clip no longer available — Hulu pulled it)

Why do you think Rumple is crying? I threw out some ideas in the poll below. Do you agree with any of them, or do you have a different theory or theories? Poll results after the jump: Continue reading

Sneak peek 3×01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer” — Why is Rumple crying?

Why does this doll make Rumpelstiltskin cry?

Why does this doll make Rumpelstiltskin cry?

The sneak peak, below, from the Season 3 premiere was shown at Disney’s D23 Expo. It shows Rumpelstiltskin in Neverland, confronting one of the lost boys — who does something that makes Rumple cry. (Editing to add 10/1/13: The sneak peek video is no longer available. See a clip of the scene (and a poll) here: Why did Rumpelstiltskin cry when he saw the doll?)

What is the significance of the doll? This may be the season’s first mystery.

(For more info, including spoilers, that OUAT creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz revealed at the Expo, see D23 Expo: ‘Once Upon a Time’ season 3 details on Ariel, Ursula, and more.)