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The Return 

Regina's plan for Mary Margaret is thwarted following Kathryn's sudden re-appearance and Gold becomes wary of August, as flashbacks show what happened to Baelfire after Rumplestiltskin became the Dark One.

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Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)

Writers:

Edward Kitsis (created by), Adam Horowitz (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Mary Margaret Blanchard
Jennifer Morrison ... Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla ... Regina Mills
Josh Dallas ... David Nolan
Eion Bailey ... August W. Booth
Jared Gilmore ... Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Raphael Sbarge ... Dr. Archie Hopper
Robert Carlyle ... Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
David Anders ... Dr. Whale
Giancarlo Esposito ... Sidney Glass
Anastasia Griffith ... Kathryn Nolan
Meghan Ory ... Ruby Lucas
Beverley Elliott ... Granny Lucas
Dylan Schmid ... Baelfire
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Mother Superior / Blue Fairy
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Storyline

Mr Gold attempts to find out the true identity of August, Emma confronts Regina about her involvement in Kathryn's disappearance, and David tries to apologize and reconcile with Mary Margaret. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin agrees to comply and do whatever it takes if his son can find a way for him to safely give up his powers and turn back into the loving man he used to be. Written by nat

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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In this episode, Rumplestiltskin's son's name is Baelfire. At one point he speaks to his friend, a young woman in blue named "Morraine." These are possibly connections to Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series of novels. "Balefire" is a powerful magic weapon and one of the first users of the weapon is a young woman "Moiraine," who is known for wearing blue. See more »

Quotes

Baelfire: You've stains on your boots.
Rumplestiltskin: Oh, yes, that. Uuhh... We need a new maid.
Baelfire: Gods, no!
Rumplestiltskin: She heard us talking about the knife.
Baelfire: She was mute! She couldn't tell anyone.
Rumplestiltskin: Even mutes can draw a picture.
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The opening sequence gives a hint to the episodes main story line by showing a character or event happening in the dark forest underneath the title. See more »

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Rumpel has a heart
23 April 2012 | by gkeith_1See all my reviews

Rumpel has the snake-like skin of a reptile, with its green chilly creepiness. He can be the total badass, but caring for his son shows that somewhere he has a heart. Apparently, this is what makes him tick in fairyback and the real world. Rumpel cared for Belle, at least I think so. Keeping her a prisoner was just so selfish. He deserves some happiness, however. IRL, is Gold more powerful than Regina, or just the opposite? Did Regina plan this whole story of Bae coming to Storybrooke as August, just to fake Gold out and break his heart? Why does August have the old typewriter? I hope he is not dying. The show already got rid of that delicious sheriff (the guy offed by Regina), and hope they are not poofing August who seems to have some clues about the storybook and curse. August, so far, has seemed to be a genuinely nice person, and maybe even a future love interest for Emma.

But I want victims of Regina to get their revenge: Emma, Henry, Sidney, dead sheriff, and surely MM/Snow White and David/Prince Charming. There needs to be a final conflict between Rumpel/Gold and Evil Queen/Regina, with Rumpel actually being tamed and coming out the winner. The Queen's backstory was interesting, but whatever heart she had was totally obliterated. I hope Emma legally and literally takes Henry away from Regina.... If everyone in Storybrooke was a character in Fairy Tale, then is Henry really Regina's father?


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