Once Upon a Time

Season 1 Episode 12

Skin Deep

20
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2012 on ABC
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Episode Summary

As Valentine's Day arrives, Mary Margaret plans a night out with Ruby and Ashley. Meanwhile, Belle makes a deal and Gold plans vengeance on the thief who robbed him.

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  • Good and Bad at the Same Time

    7.5
    This episode as i said was good at bad at the same time.

    In the side of the Fairytale part was damn good, i love the character of Rumplestiltskin and we discover a kind of "love story" between him and the portray of Belle it was interesting, and i must say, sweet... except maybe for the part when the Queen appears, i thought it was kind of forced and just to fulfill the time... sorry...

    But of course, the Fairytale part and the Storybrooke part are different, and in this episode i get bored with the part of Storybrooke, except for the last five minutes, which were jawdroppers... but despite that all the topic about St. Valentine's Day was just boring, i really didn't care about anyone.

    But of course, a huge cliffhanger was left and we discover the contrapart of Belle who is like "trapped" in a jail or something like that and Regina is the only one who knows about that. Bitch!

    Hope that the next episode gets bettermoreless
  • Best episode yet

    10
    Wow. What a great episode that introduces Rumpelstilskin again / he was getting almost no decent screentime. Robert Carlyle is incredible and he he should at least get an Emmy nomination this fall. His scenes with Belle and Regina were pure gold and made me love this show even more.
  • "Great episode of all time for a show like this!"

    10
    Beauty and the Beast is Everybody Favorite Classical and Magical tale. People went to see the Broadway Musical and even greater news is that Disney fantasy land is opening later in December 2012 for it''s Restaurant and Attractions. "Tale As Old as Time".
  • Ending was sensational!

    10
    For the majority of this episode, I wasn't particularly impressed. The episode was really good, but it was not special, nor was it as good as most of its predecessors.



    But towards the end, it became really awesome! I t now confirmed that Rumpelstiltskin knows all about the past fairytale world! And the battle between him and the Queen intensifies!



    I can't believe what the Queen has got locked up! She's full of mysteries that's for sure!



    Keep it up, OUaT! Can't wait for more! :)moreless
  • Best tv episode ever

    10
    OK, this was the best episode ever. And I mean the best episode of any television show ever. Hmm, maybe not ever but certainly this decade!



    The writers have not only managed to make us sympathize with Rumplestiltskin, they have gotten us to like him, even to love him. To understand him, to feel for him and to root for him. And this is after he just turned a guy into a rose....



    But forget about how we love this love story, the writing itself was so crisp. I watched this episode again and caught so many cool things. In the opening scene, Rumple tells Belle's fiance that he is not looking for love... then as Gold, he tells Emma that he is "a difficult man to love" and then talks to David about love and how once it's gone, it's gone forever. These are such subtle lines but all connected to the main story. Of course Gold/Regina dialogue is spot on, including another nice "please" LOL, love it. Love also the jail scene



    I have been raving about Robert Carlyle for a while now, and it is official: he makes this show. His expressions are so perfect. It was captivating to watch him fall in love with Belle. You could feel it just by the looks on his face. Not to mention the struggle after the kiss and the ultimate grief upon hearing she is dead. Emmy winning performance, imho.



    This episode also is interesting in that it makes a point to say that Evil Queen and Rump have a bad history. She really enjoyed telling him that Belle was dead and he seemed loathe to see her before she even said anything. Is it merely a power struggle? Or did she do something to him? Him to her? Dunno, but as I started to realize a few episodes ago, he really hates her and I cannot wait to find out why.



    By the way, the soundtrack is great. And the piece playing while he is beating the crap out of his house (not to mention Mo French) is beautiful and so moving.



    The only thing that bugged me about this episode was having to listen to Mary Margaret break up with David yet again. That is getting so stale. Enough already!



    I could write all day about this episode; I loved it so much. But suffice to say that it was my favorite so far and I look forward to where this leads.moreless
Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Emma Swan

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla

Evil Queen/Regina Mills

Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas

Prince Charming/David Nolan

Jared Gilmore

Jared Gilmore

Henry Mills

Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

Sean/Prince Thomas

Guest Star

Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram

Ashley Boyd/Cinderella

Guest Star

Eric Keenleyside

Eric Keenleyside

Moe French/Sir Maurice

Guest Star

Beverley Elliott

Beverley Elliott

Granny

Recurring Role

Meghan Ory

Meghan Ory

Ruby/Red Riding Hood

Recurring Role

Gabe Khouth

Gabe Khouth

Mr. Clark

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Gold: It appears I've been robbed.
      Emma: Funny how that keeps happening to you.
      Gold: Yeah, well... I'm a difficult man to love.

    • Belle: Where--where are you taking me?
      Rumplestiltskin: Let's call it... your room.
      Belle: My room?
      Rumplestiltskin: Well, it sounds a lot nicer than "dungeon."

    • Rumplestiltskin: You will fetch me fresh straw when I am spinning at the wheel.
      Belle: Got it.
      Rumplestiltskin: Oh, and you will skin the children I hunt for their pelts. (Belle gasps) That one was a quip. Not serious.
      Belle: Right.

    • Gold: Let's just say bad things tend to happen to bad people.
      Emma: Is that a threat?
      Gold: Observation.

    • Rumplestiltskin: I like to watch the wheel. Helps me forget.
      Belle: Forget what?
      Rumplestiltskin: I guess it worked.

    • Rumplestiltskin: What made you choose to come here with me?
      Belle: Heroism. Sacrifice. You know, there aren't a lot of opportunities for women in this land to--to show what they can do. To see the world, to be heroes. so when you arrived, that was my chance. I always wanted to be brave. I figured, do the brave thing and... bravery would follow.
      Rumplestiltskin: And is it everything you hoped?
      Belle: Well, uh... I did want to see the world. That part didn't really work out.

    • Gold: Well, you're fortunate you have someone that loves you.
      David: Really I am.
      Gold: Love. It's like a delicate flame. And once it's gone, it's gone forever.

    • Emma: Pastrami. You want half? You know I still owe you that favor. Nice, fatty pastrami. Delicious way to clear the books.
      Gold: Well, I don't need a reminder that you owe me a favor. And when the day comes that I make my request, it'll be for more than half a sandwich.

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