Belle has always been and will always be my favorite princess, so seeing her brought to life in "Skin Deep," this week’s Once Upon a Time, was something of a personal joy. That being said, the revelations in this particular episode almost overshadowed her appearance.
For the first time ever, Regina acknowledged the fantasy of the "real" world she created, by forcing Mr.Gold to admit that he is completely aware that he is Rumpelstiltskin. It was a brilliant scene; two opposing forces, chaotic neutral and lawful evil, clashing. But there could only be one victor, and for the time being it would appear that Regina has the upper hand.
Because she has the Storybrooke version of Belle locked in a secret mental ward.
To back track, in Fairy Tale Land, Belle (Emilie de Ravin) agreed to spend the rest of her life as a slave to the Beast (Rumpelstiltskin) in exchange for him using his magic to save her father’s kingdom. Somehow, despite the ten pounds of silver makeup and the occasional creepy giggle of glee, Belle started to fall in love with her Beast. Even more surprising, the feeling was mutual. Read More...