New information about Rumplestiltskin will come to light during Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time that may change viewers’ opinion of the Dark One.
When Gideon (Giles Matthey) resumes his quest to kill Emma (Jennifer Morrison) in order to become the new Savior, Rumple is desperate to prevent his son from truly turning to the dark side. “People see the end of the midseason premiere and they question, ‘Does Rumple really want what’s best for Gideon? Wouldn’t his life be a lot easier to have a child who wants to be a gangster like him?'” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW. “Episode 13 is really going to show you what’s in Rumple’s heart, and what kind of father he is or wants to be.”
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In fact, the hour also flashes back to Fairy Tale Land that was, where Rumple crosses paths with folk hero Beowulf (Torstein Bjørklund), providing some surprising new insight into Rumple’s relationship with Bae (Brandon Spink) — the first son the Dark One lost. “Episode 13 is actually going to reveal something about the relationship between Rumple and Baelfire in the very early days that we didn’t know about,” Kitsis teases.
Once Upon a Time airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.