If you thought Baelfire had daddy issues being the spawn of the Dark One, just wait until you get a look at Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) childhood during Sunday's Once Upon a Time (8/7c, ABC.)
"Think Lovely Thoughts" will take viewers back to the fairy tale land that was, where a young Rumple (portrayed in flashbacks by Wyatt Oleff) has an even rockier relationship with his father Malcolm (Stephen Lord) than his present-day self has with Neal/Bae (Michael Raymond-James).
Once Upon a Time returns to Storybrooke!
"The relationship is not good," Carlyle tells TVGuide.com. "The father only cares about...
Once Upon a Time is seven episodes into its third season and, so far, Storybrooke has yet to be seen thanks to Neverland-centric stories. But that will all change on Sunday's episode (8/7c, ABC), when Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) earns her legs by swimming back to Storybrooke to help Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Rumple (Robert Carlyle) locate a powerful item that could take down Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Through this trip back to Storybrooke, we'll get a glimpse into how Belle (Emile de Ravin) has been holding down the fort in our heroes' stead.
Exclusive: Once Upon a Time casts Rumplestiltskin's father
"She's tried to hold it together," de Ravin tells TVGuide.com. "I kept...
Once Upon a Time is going under the sea!
The ABC fairy-tale drama will finally introduce the beloved mermaid that fans have been dying to see since the show subtly name-dropped her. Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) will dominate Sunday's episode, titled "Ariel," in both past and present, as she comes into contact with our heroes. Unlike other fairy-tale characters who...
The Dark One's daddy issues are about to surface in a very big way.
British actor Stephen Lord has been cast as Rumplestiltskin's father on Once Upon a Time, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Once Upon a Time: Will Rumplestiltskin save Henry or himself?
On the series, we've learned...
As unlikely as it sounds, the Dark One may sacrifice himself to save someone else.
During the second season of Once Upon a Time, we learned of the prophecy that predicts Henry (Jared Gilmore) would be Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) undoing. So it was very curious when Rumple lead the charge to Neverland to save his grandson. Rumple quickly separated from the group, however, leaving his motivations unclear. Will he save Henry or ultimately save himself?