I am so psyched for OUAT season 4! Belle’s mom, pre-rumple Belle, the B&TB iconic dance scene, Dark One mythology and the reprise of Maleficent for the second half as the next big bad!! Its going to be a dynamite season 4!!!
So, the Rumbelle proposal totally caught me off guard..and as I was watching it I felt a combination of disbelief and confusion on how “subdued” the scene felt.
The last scene with Zelena also left me feeling great that we won’t be seeing that witch anymore, but I also felt betrayed for Belle.
And actually, this betrayal might be good for Rumbelle and here’s why: Since season 1, Belle and Rumple’s relationship has always been that Belle is the one that believes in him and always tries to remind Rumple of his better side. Now, with this new element, eventually Belle will find out about this betrayal ..then hopefully it will be Rumple’s turn to prove himself to her…it will be Rumple’s turn to fight for her…instead of Belle always fighting for him.
This will also hopefully lead to some new story arc where Belle gets more developed as a character. And hopefully, rumbelle becomes more of a focus in season 4.
As I’ve just finished watching S3x16 and look over the next several episodes towards the season finale for OUAT, I feel very disappointed about the time given to Rumbelle this season. Not a single episode thus far has to do with their relationship and all of the upcoming ones seem to focus on Oz and the wicked witch (the Oz storyline only impresses me with the amount of cheesiness that constantly builds with each episode).
Why can’t they forge a more interesting storyline???…like how the first dark one came about and focus more episodes on Rumple and Belle? I really hope the writers and producers get it together.soon: with each season, the show drops millions and millions of viewers and frankly I’m loosing my patience holding out for another rumbelle episode.
If you love Rumbelle fanfic and specifically Rumbelle AU…don’t miss “The Company Cruise” by Zhanice. Both Gold and Belle are perfectly and sumptuously portrayed..really, don’t miss this one! You’ll never forgive yourself :)!!! (Moe gets pretty funny here too)
Here’s the description: New business partners Rumford Gold and Moe French reward their staff with a week-long Caribbean cruise. Gold is an unwilling traveler until he meets Moe’s daughter, Belle. Moe is hoping that she’ll connect with one of the young men from their office. Unbeknownst to him, she has more in common with Gold than with any of them.
Hey, guys. I’m back, and I just wanted to start off by letting you know what happened in August.
As many of you already know, real life has been pretty trying for me for the last year and a half or so, and I suffer from clinical depression, which is usually well-managed. For me, the Rumbelle…
Your rumbelle stories are the first fanfics I’ve ever read and you got me even more obsessed!! Your stories are the light of the fandom..they’re the only ones I always want to reread and always make me smile. Welcome back :)!!!
This scene. The way Rumple was looking over to Belle and vice versa. There were no words…but they were saying goodbye in a way that sank deep into both their souls. (And mine! Robert and Emilie are amazing!!)
I have this horrible feeling that Pan is going to need the heart of the thing he loves the most (a.k.a. Rumple) to enact the curse. And the curse is happening so we know SOMEONE is going down.
Hence, Belle sobbing.
The “Could destroy one of their own” voice over is timed right when Rumple…
Its going to be ok. A&E have always hinted that “undoing” is not what rumple thinks it means. Rumple cannot be “dead”…and they also promised more rumbelle relationship development in the second half of the season - that can’t happen without rumple being alive.