Listen to our Once Upon A Time Ladies on air for ‘The Outsider’
I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the latest episode of Once Upon A Time, ‘The Outsider’.
The episode started off strong, with Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin discovering he can leave town, and Hook attacking Belle. Unfortunately for Belle, Hook found her. We say “for Belle,” because it was very fortunate for the audience — their showdown was tense, dramatic, and just a little bit hot, and it only got better once Rumple showed up. It took all of Belle’s begging powers to stop Rumple from straight-up killing Hook, and we were on the edge of our seats every second. During this series of confrontations, Belle revealed why she believes in Rumple, and also managed to set Archie free.
In Charming family news, Henry struggled with thinking his adoptive mom is a murderer until Archie came back, while David/Charming and Mary Margaret/Snow White went house hunting, though the former wasn’t too happy about it. Meanwhile, Leroy/Grumpy, the dwarves, and some of the other townsfolks started to worry about what will happen if they’re discovered by the outside world.
The flashback — which saw Belle and Mulan teaming up to hunt down an evil beast who turned out to be Prince Philip — was also quite fun and fleshed out both characters a little more. It was nice to see Belle use her kickbutt brains and compassion to save the day.
And, of course, it all came down to a shocking final minute: Hook shot Belle, sending her over the line, causing her to lose her memory. But before Rumple could destroy Hook, a car careened into town, running into the pirate and crashing. Who is this mysterious outsider? What will happen to Belle? Is Hook alive, and if he is, what will Rumple do to him?
It was a brillaint episode, and I can’t wait for the next one to see what they reveal, and hopefully get some answers.