This week’s episode of Once Upon a Time set aside the new characters of season 7 in favor of a return to a some of its more traditional fan favorites. In it, we bid a heart-wrenching, but satisfying, farewell to a favorite character. “Beauty” capped off an epic love that started way back in season 1 between Belle and Rumplestiltskin in “Skin Deep,” with parallels to that episode along with other nods to a few Disney favorites. This episode also kicked off a new – and quite possibly final – quest for Rumplestiltskin to one day find his way back to Belle.
Our odyssey through some of the main ships during the Once Upon a Time hiatus continues this week with Rumplestiltskin and Belle, more commonly known in the OUAT fandom as Rumbelle. We discuss the contrasting characters – they’re Beauty and the Beast, after all – that make up this romantic pairing and why we think this ship is so thought-provoking. As always, we attempt to predict the future for this romantic duo, and discover that if you aren’t the Dark One, the future is difficult to see for these two. We hope you enjoy this next episode and only one more month of hiatus left!
- Welcome back to our hiatus episodes; we start off this one with some television talk!
- Our Rumbelle Top 5s (17:30)
- Listener Letters and a tiny bit of news (1:19:35)
Which pairing will we discuss in our final podcast of the winter hiatus? Stay tuned to find out – we’ll announce it soon.
-Amanda and Brittany