Tonight is all new episode of Once Upon A Time called ‘Skin Deep’ on ABC. Stay tuned as we live blog the show with up-to-the-minute details. On last week’s episode we learned more about Regina and her magic mirror and how she came upon it. We also learned exactly what Snow White’s original relationship to the Evil Queen/Regina was.
Henry’s fairytale book was lost in last week’s episode and Emma vowed to get it back. We found out the mysterious stranger has Henry’s book, or maybe Henry had the Stranger’s book and now the Stranger has it back – how do we know? If you missed the episode read our official recap here!
In tonight’s show Mr. Gold’s (Rumpelstiltskin) house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and Valentine’s Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley having a girls’ night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war.
We will be live blogging the show with all the up-to-the-minute details at 7PM EST so make sure to come back to this spot and watch the show with us. While you wait for the recap you can watch a sneak peek video of the episode here!
Tonight’s show: The show opens in the fairy tale and a king is meeting his ministers and kin – and they are talking about The Ogre Invasion. Someone comes to the castle knocking on the door, they go to answer and then turn around and Rumpelstiltskin is sitting in the King’s throne. He tells the King that he can save the town for a price – he tells them his price is the king’s daughter. The King says no – his daughter is engaged to Gaston who is present. He tells the King he does not want love he wants a caretaker for his large estate. The King orders him to leave. The princess tells him to stay. She agrees to go with him – she tells everyone that no one decides her fate except her. Rumpelstiltskin assures Belle that he will save her friends and family if she goes. Belle tells Gaston that she has decides and Gaston tells her she cannot go with the Beast.
Rumpelstiltskin congratulates them on their war and leaves with Belle.
In Storybrooke, Mr. Gold is taking Mr. French’s ( he is the king – Belle’s father) van that is full of roses for Valentine’s Day. Mr. French is very upset and tells Mr. Gold it is no way to do business. Regina tells Mr. Gold she want to talk to him now. Mr. Gold tells her she is going to have to wait.
In the cafe David is reading and Mary Margaret is at a table by herself and Emma walks in. Mary Margaret tells Emma that Henry misses her. Ashley is in the cafe and she has had her baby. She tells Emma and Mary Margaret that she and Sean have not had enough time to get married she is also upset Sean is working on Valentine’s Day. The girls talk about having a girls night out.
Emma gets a call from the station – something is up. Mr. Gold comes into his house with his gun out. It looks like someone has ransacked it. Emma is there and she has her gun out and tells Mr. Gold someone called the robbery of his house in.
In the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin is taking Belle to her room – he tells her it is a lot nicer than calling it a dungeon.
Rumpelstiltskin gives Belle her orders: she will fetch his breakfast, bring him straw and a lot of other chores. As she serves him his food she drops a cup and chips it and is upset. He tells her it is just a cup.
Mr. Gold tells Emma to leave he know what has been stolen. She tells him if he does not tell her what he knows she will arrest him for obstruction of justice. He tells her he think the person who did it was Mr. French and then makes a veiled threat against Mr. French.
Belle is working and she asks Rumpelstiltskin why he spins so much – he tells her he likes to watch the wheel it makes him forget. He asks Belle what she is doing – she tells him she is trying to open the curtains and lets some Spring in – she falls off the ladder and he catches her. She offers to put the curtains up she pulled down but he tells her no, he will get use to it.
Mr. Gold goes to Emma’s office and she tells Mr. Gold she has found everything. He tells her she found nothing – something is still missing. She tells him she will find what is missing – and Mr Gold tells her not if I find him first.
In the fairytale Mr. Gold is having tea and Belle asks him why he wanted her there. Belle thinks he was lonely. Belle has had a couple of months to look around – she found small clothes upstairs and asks if it was his or his sons. He tells her there was a son that he lost and he also lost his wife. She comments that he was an ordinary man once. She wants to get to know him – since she is not going to meet anyone else.
Someone knocks at the door and it is Sir Gaston and Rumpelstiltskin turns him into a rose and gives it to Belle. Rumple asks Belle why she chose to come with him. She tells him heroism – to see the world. She always wanted to be brave. Rumple asks her if it is everything she hoped for. She tells him she always wanted to see the world but that did not work out but she saved her village. He asks what about her fiancé and she tells him she really never cared about him, it was an arranged marriage. She could never give her heart to someone as superficial as Gaston.
Rumple asks Belle to go to town and fetch him some straw and then he will tell her his tale. Belle asks if he trusts she will come back and Rumple says no – I believe I will never see you again.
The girls are out to dinner Mary Margaret, Emma, and Ashely.
David is in the store buying cards and Mr. Gold sees he is buying two Valentines and he comments how complicated his life must be. He asks if they are both for the same woman? Mr. Gold is buying rope and tape.
Mr. Gold is driving and he has Mr. French bound and gagged in the back.
Mr. Gold takes Mr. French out of his car and has his gun and tells Mr. French he does not normally let people get away.
In the fairytale Belle is walking and the Evil Queen stops in a carriage and stops and asks Belle if she has splashed her. The Evil Queen gets out and talks to Belle and asks why she is walking so fast. The Evil Queen asks her if she loves her employer but she is leaving him. Belle tells her she may love him but something is evil in him. The Evil Queen says it sounds like a spell and a kiss will break it. The Evil Queen tells Belle if there was love he would have let her go. Belle tells her he did let her go. She tells Belle true love’s kiss will break any curse.
Belle comes back and Rumpelstiltskin tells her he is glad she is back because he is almost out of straw. Belle tells Rumple he promised her a story and she sits down. She asks Rumple to tell her about his son. Rumple asks why she came back and she tells him she was not going to come back but something changed her mind. She kisses him – and he starts to change back to a normal man – Belle is excited – she tells Rumple he will soon be a normal man. Rumple gets wildly upset because he thinks that Belle works for the Evil Queen. He gets angry at Belle and tells her no one could really love him and throws her in her room and locks her up.
Mr. Gold wants to know from Mr. French where ‘it is’ and next who told him to take it. Mr. Gold is hitting Mr. French with his cane, Mr. French tells Mr. Gold it is not his fault. Mr. Gold is beating the crap out of Mr. French – he is confusing him with Belle (fairytale) father and is so angry about losing Belle. Emma comes in and stops him.
Ashley looks upset and Mary Margaret tells her girls night is not really working out. Ashley tells her she needs a guy out with her man. She is always alone – Sean shows up with roses – he is working tonight but he had to see her and he gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. Ashley says yes, they have 20 minutes before he has to leave for work and he asks her to go for a drive.
Mary Margaret gets up and leaves too, she sees David, he wants to know how girls night it. He tells her he knew she would be here and gives her a Valentine Card – he gives her the wrong card, he gave her Katherine’s. She tells David she always thought if 2 people were to be together they would find a way but if this is the way he should go back to Katherine. David tells her he will find another way and Mary Margaret leaves.
Mr. French is taken away in an ambulance and Emma tells Mr. Gold he is lucky he did not hurt Mr. French worse. Emma arrests Mr. Gold. She says there was more to that beating than mere trinkets. Gold remains secretive as usual.
In the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin comes into the dungeon where Belle is locked and she asks him what he is going to do to her. He tells her to leave, he does not want her anymore. Belle tells him he could have happiness if he could just believe someone wanted him – she accuses him of being a coward. He denies it and tells her his power means more to him than she. She does not agree – she tells him – he does not think she can love her. She tells him he will regret it forever and leaves!
Emma is eating and offers Mr. Gold ½ of her sandwich. Mr. Gold tells Emma she owes him a favor and when the day comes for him to call in his favor it will be for more than a ½ sandwich. Regina comes in and tells Emma she has Henry for 30 minutes. She has to leave with Henry and let Regina speak to Mr. Gold privately.
Mr. Gold tells Regina when 2 people each have something the other wants a deal can always be struck. Mr. Gold asks Regina if she has what he wants and Regina tells him yes. Regina tells him she wants him to answer one question what is his real name. Mr. Gold tells her Mr. Gold. He ask Regina what she is asking him. Regina tells Mr. Gold he knows and if he wants her to return what is his – say his real name. He tells her Rumpelstiltskin. Regina then gives Rumple the chipped teacup and he calls Regina ‘your majesty’ Mr. Gold tells Regina now that they are being honest – she should remember that he is the one with the power and he will be free soon. Regina tells him ‘we shall see.’
In the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin is spinning gold and The Evil Queen comes in and wants to strike a deal with him. Rumple tells The Evil Queen her deception failed – she will never be stronger than he. Evil Queen asks if his anger it is about the girl she met on the road. She tells Rumple she had nothing to do with the tragedy. Rumple asks her what tragedy – she acts surprised he does not know. The Evil Queen tells Rumple her father shunned her because her fiancé left and his father locked her in a tower and tried to cleanse her through torture – and after a while she threw herself out of the tower and died. Rumple accuses her of lying and tells the Evil Queen they are done! But he believes her. She leaves and her parting shot ‘the place is looking dusty rumple, you should get a new girl.’ Rumple goes to his china cabinet takes out the chipper teacup and places it on a pedestal and looks broken.
Regina goes to the basement of the hospital after visiting Mr. French – she gives the nurse a rose and asks if anyone has been to see ‘her.’ The nurse answers nobody, never! It looks like an insane asylum. Regina goes to a room opens up a peep hole and Belle is in the room!
That’s a wrap! Check our our wrap-up tomorrow AM.. Thanks for stopping by!