Once Upon a Time

Season 2 Episode 19

Lacey

51
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 21, 2013 on ABC
8.1
out of 10
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125 votes
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  • THE NEW MR. GOLD STANDARD

    Once Upon a Time "Lacey" Review: The Lacey Is a Tramp!

    This was just a kooky, questionable, off-beat episode that reaffirmed OUAT’s dedication to its fans, in the sense that any first-time viewer would have collapsed from an aneurysm three minutes in.

  • Episode Summary

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    David reluctantly agrees to help Gold reconnect with Belle, who has been given a false set of memories by Regina. Meanwhile, when Emma learns that Anton has the means to take everyone back to the Enchanted Forest, she must decide which world to live in. In the fairy tale world, Rumplestiltskin forces Belle to accompany him on a hunt for a thief that she freed.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Awesome Robert Carlyle

      10
      I know this is not a review, but I just have to say I love this episode.

      In the past I have mentioned that I love episodes that revolve around Rumple and/or Gold and I 100% stand by that statement.

      Robert Carlyle is a fantastic actor. I love how Carlyle portrays Rumple. It is remarkable how he can make me love Rumple even though I know he is evil. Rumple is very Dark yet has this love inside him that's struggling to come out. The way he can make Rumple go from funny, to angry, then back to funny again is amazing.



      Then Carlyle plays Mr Gold in a different way. He still has all the qualities of Rumple, obviously, yet brings them out in a different and unique way.



      Mr Robert Carlyle, you definitely deserve an Emmy award for your portrayal of Mr Gold and Rumplestiltskin. You are probably the best actor on Television at the moment and one of the best actors of all time.



      I don't think anyone else could play Gold/Rumple as good as Robert Carlyle. Great casting!



      I guess you can tell I'm blown away by Mr Carlyle's acting abilities.



      Honourable mention to Emilie de Ravein. She is an amazing Belle. Also, it's good to see an Aussie in the show.



      Funny, when Jennifer Morrison was on House as Dr Allison Cameron, she acted with Jesse Spencer, Dr Robert Chase, who is Australian and now in OUAT she acts with an Australian again.



      Great Episodemoreless
    • Lacey: This episode

      5.0
      made me realise, that I have to stop continue watching this series!

      I really liked Ouat, but the second half of the second season is horrible and contradicts in oh so many ways. Why are the authors doing this. The characters change with each episode, especially Gold, Regina and May Margarete.

      But now this! Belle got a new past as Lavey, which some people seem to know! But wasnt Belle/Lacey locked up for the past 28 years in a little cell ?? Thats why Gold thought she was dead...

      What the hell?

      I can still see how this is a fairy tale and might be entertaining to many people, but not for me anymoremoreless
    • Once Upon A Time is Back!

      9.0
      After the last disastrous episode of Once Upon A Time, I was happy to see it return. We're seeing the complex Rumpelstiltskin from Fairy Tale Land, a darker side to Belle, and meaningful flashbacks from Fairy Tale Land. This episode reminded me why I love this show: intrigue, suspense, meaningful themes, complex characters, and everything related to Fairy Tale Land (past and present). I don't think the residents of Storybrooke still view Regina as the mayor. If you notice, since the curse, Regina calls herself the mayor when nobody else is around, and she only has her mother (or in the next episodes, Rumple) in her office. I think that's actually something going on in Regina's head (her need for power), and OUAT delivers in the complex characters department. The part at the end with Hook somehow being captured by Tamara and Neal was surprising, but that's still a huge improvement from the travesty of the last episode. The only minor "problem" I had with this episode was when Emma obviously hinted to Regina that she might not see Henry any more. Think about it: if you were told that Regina sent all the fairy tale characters to this world, and have seen everything that she's done, WHY on Earth would you imply (in any way) that anything might change "for good"? Magic is now in Storybrook, and Emma should have known not to say anything at all, or make anything seem like something is different in any way. If she would have not said anything (or the other characters would have told Emma not to act like anything is different around Regina), then Regina wouldn't have found out about the beans!



      Had Emma not said anything unusual to Regina, Regina would NOT have found out about the beans and they would be safe! There was a way, at least for the fairy tale residents, to return to Fairy Tale Land! Saying anything out of the ordinary to Regina should have been an obvious no-no, even if it was "indirect," Emma should realize by now that Regina is not dumb, and would pick up on something like "for good" in a conversation regarding Henry. It is possible that Regina would have found out eventually, but it's also possible that she would not have found out at all, and the fairy tale characters could leave Storybrook! Emma may have just cut off the only real source of all the residents of Storybook returning home by doing something utterly and obviously stupid! We know that Regina will most likely torch their entire effort to return home, and it will be because of Emma's complete forgetfulness of Regina's intellect and malevolence. Other than Emma's completely irresponsible (and stupid) mistake in talking to the only real threat she's aware of regarding the residents of Storybrook, it was a fantastic episode.moreless
    • Lacey

      9.0
      Lacey was a great episode of Once Upon a Time. It was nice to see more of Bell and Rumplestiltskin's past. I liked the Robin Hood tie-in. Regina continues plotting and being sneaky while Mr. Gold has an interesting date. Greg and Tamara have intriguing plots of their and the dwarves were working hard and the fruits of their labor beg the question of what to do? I was entertained and excited at how things played out. I look forward to the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Amazing as Usual!

      10
      This episode was really enjoyable, the scenes of Rumple and Belle were awesome and Mr. Gold as a Don Juan with Lacey was funny. I love the scene when daddy Neal brings Henry in his back was so sweet. Everything was great and i am looking forward for the next episodes. Keep like that Once!!!
    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

    Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer Morrison

    Emma Swan

    Lana Parrilla

    Lana Parrilla

    Evil Queen/Regina Mills

    Josh Dallas

    Josh Dallas

    Prince Charming/David Nolan

    Emilie de Ravin

    Emilie de Ravin

    Belle

    Colin O'Donoghue

    Colin O'Donoghue

    Captain Hook

    Jorge Garcia (I)

    Jorge Garcia (I)

    Anton

    Guest Star

    Sonequa Martin-Green

    Sonequa Martin-Green

    Tamara

    Guest Star

    Tom Ellis

    Tom Ellis

    Robin Hood

    Guest Star

    Lee Arenberg

    Lee Arenberg

    Grumpy/Leroy

    Recurring Role

    Beverley Elliott

    Beverley Elliott

    Granny

    Recurring Role

    Ethan Embry

    Ethan Embry

    Greg Mendell

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Regina's: You're Henry's grandfather?
        Gold: Guess that makes us family. He's got my eyes, don't you think?

      • Belle: Can you help me do that? Remember who I am?
        Gold: Only if you help me remember who I am.

      • Emma: Why are we in the middle of nowhere? Why aren't you telling me what's going on? Well, why the secrecy?
        Mary Margaret: Because you need to see it here.
        Emma: Great, that always ends well for me.

      • Belle: All this because he tried to steal a magic wand?
        Rumplestiltskin: No, because he tried to steal from me, the Dark One. You try that, you get skinned alive. Everyone knows that.
        Belle: Actually, no, they don't.
        Rumplestiltskin: Well, they will after they discover the body.

      • David: Not bad, Don Juan.
        Gold: Don Juan was nothing before he made his deal with me.

      • Belle: Then why didn't you kill me when I freed the prisoner?
        Rumplestiltskin: I would have, but good help these days is really hard to find.
        Belle: I think you are not as dark as you want people to believe. I think that deep down there is love in your heart and for something more than power.
        Rumplestiltskin: You're right. There is something I love. My things!
        Belle: You really are as dark as people say.
        Rumplestiltskin: Darker, dearie. Much darker.

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