Once Upon A Time Lacey

Once Upon A Time Lacey

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time
ABC
April 21, 2013

Finally, Once Upon A Time is back! We start with what appears to be Henry’s birthday party. Mr. Gold offers him anything he wants in the shop as his gift. Henry chooses a wand, and asks how it works. Gold casts a spell on him, turning him to glass, then breaks him. A seer told him that Henry would be his undoing, so he must be his.

Luckily, this is only a dream, but it’s one that haunts him as he watches Henry play with Neil. Regina comes up behind him and observes that both of their children have pushed them aside for each other. When Gold tells her about Neil being Henry’s father – and thus Gold his grandfather – Regina accuses him of orchestrating everything, since he’s the one who got Henry for her. He assures her that this isn’t the case and they part ways.

Still shaken by his dream and the prophecy, Gold goes to see Belle in the hospital. She’s finally over her hysterics (particularly since he called her on his deathbed and confessed his love to her…again). She’s willing to admit that she must have had a past and that he was probably a big part of it. He offers to help her regain her memories as long as she’s willing to stick around him and help him bring out the best in himself. Later, Regina comes to her room and casts a spell on her. She thinks she remembers who she is…which means that she doesn’t at all. It also means that she doesn’t think she needs Mr. Gold to help her, anymore.

Meanwhile, Neil’s fiancée and the stranger in Storybrook, Greg, are still up to no good. Mysterious mischief.

Mary Margaret and David take Emma out into the countryside for a surprise. It turns out that they’ve kept the magic beans a secret. When she realizes that they plan to make a portal to return to the Enchanted Forest, she has a lot of choices to make. And soon.

When Mr. Gold goes to the hospital to collect Belle, he finds her missing. It turns out that she now thinks that she’s a bar girl named Lacey and she no longer has a place in her heart for Rumpelstiltskin.

Back when Belle first went to Rumpelstiltskin, in their old life, they didn’t get along very well. She cried a lot, he had no patience. Typical Beauty and the Beast. Then, one night, a thief breaks into his castle and tries to steal a magic wand. Rumpelstiltskin tortures the man until Belle finally breaks him out of the prison. He offers to take her with him, but she knows that she can’t go or her family will pay the price. He wishes her well.

Back in the real world, Gold confronts Regina about Belle’s “memories.” He points out that Regina restored her cursed memories, and Regina shoots back that she crossed the town line and these are the only memories that she has. Gold knows that there’s only one way to restore her memories of their love together, and both he and Regina know that true love’s kiss is not going to be easy to come by, under the circumstances. Still, Gold vows to make Lacey love him so she’ll be Belle again, and Regina…sort of wishes him luck.

So Gold goes to the one man in town who knows all there is to know about Regina’s curses and true love: Prince Charming. David advises him that the best way to make Lacey remember that she’s Belle is to show her the man that she fell in love with.

The man that she fell in love with, however, was a scaly-faced, glittering murderer. Back in the past, Rumpelstiltskin was quick to tell Belle how foolish she was to let the thief go free. Especially since he stole the wand anyway. Rumpelstiltskin tells her that no one who steals magic has any kind of good intentions. She insists that he can’t know what’s in a person’s heart until he knows the person. Rumpelstiltskin tells her that she can just come along to catch the thief and clean up the man’s blood after he’s dead.

Following David’s advice, Gold goes back to the bar and asks Lacey out on a date. Despite her better judgment, she agrees and they’re to meet at eight that night. Meanwhile, Regina goes to Emma and asks her why she didn’t mention that Henry’s father was Rumpelstiltskin’s son. Emma assures her that she would have, had she not been preoccupied with stopping Regina from murdering her entire family. She advises Regina to stop worrying about other people and start worrying about being a good person, before she loses Henry for good. This tips Regina off and she decides that Emma is up to something, setting her off on the trail to find out what that someone is.

When Gold and Lacey meet for their date, he is a nervous wreck and she is…not at all what he wants her to be. Their conversation turns to Gold’s reputation and Lacey admits that she doesn’t know how he could be so scary, since she doesn’t think he can hurt anyone. Then she says the same thing Belle said – you never know what’s in a person’s heart until you truly know them – and he sees some of Belle left in her. He accidentally spills some tea on her and she steps aside to get some water to clean it up. Eventually, he decides that she’s taking too long and goes to find her, only to find her gone.

While Gold works to prove that he’s better than his reputation, Rumpelstiltskin only proved himself to be worse. He and Belle sought for their thief and asked a sheriff for help. The sheriff offered to tell them in exchange for a chance to sleep with Belle, but Rumpelstiltskin instead stole his tongue until he agreed to talk. The man sends them to look for their thief in Sherwood Forest… Have you guessed who it is yet? Yes, oh yes… Robin Hood!

They find Robin Hood approach a very pregnant Maid Marion. Belle begs him to spare Robin Hood’s life, and not leave a child fatherless. He doesn’t want to admit that he spared someone life, but he does, and Robin Hood and Maid Marion get away.

Gold finds Lacey outside, making out with a man. Naturally, he thinks that she’s being sexually assaulted and chases the man off, but he soon realizes that she went out there to be with the man on purpose. He says he thought their date was going so well, but she tells him that it wasn’t going to go well at all. She only agreed to be nice, but he’s the nice one, not her. She insists that she’s not Belle and leaves him alone, angry and heartbroken. The man chases him down to apologize. He’s the sheriff from the forest. Gold steals his tongue again and proceeds to beat him with his cane. Lacey catches him in the act, but it turns out that she’s much more attracted to his dark side than his light. And so the beating continues.

After they return home from Sherwood Forest, Rumpelstiltskin wants to give Belle a gift. It’s a recreation of the famous library scene from Beauty and the Beast. This show gets the perks of ABC being owned by Disney, it seems.

Meanwhile Neil’s fiancée and Greg meet up at the edge of town. Their mischief relies around their captured Captain Hook. It seems he didn’t get out of the broom closet on his own after all.

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