Once Upon a Time

Season 2 Episode 4

The Crocodile

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2012 on ABC
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    Once Upon a Time "The Crocodile" Review: Never-again Land

    Everything about this episode was nicely done and lovely, but that doesn't change the fact that it made borderline no sense emotionally.

  • Episode Summary

    While the dwarves try to find fairy dust in the Storybrooke mines, Belle gives Gold an ultimatum. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world Rumplestiltskin goes after a band of pirates that have abducted his beloved.

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    • I can skin myself a crocodile

      8.5
      So starting with what I missed in this Margaret and new character and I have the feeling that everything is going downhill in compare with season one but this episode was not bad even without my favorite characters.
    • #204 'The Crocodile'

      9.0
      I'm behind on many many shows this (rather slow and uninspiring) season. I've been catching up on some of my favorite shows during the holidays and I've just finished watching this powerful episode of OUAT. It was one of the best, pure standout. Robert Carlyle was wonderful (he always is) and plays Rumpelstilskin beautifully. I know he was nominated for Primetime Emmy in 2006 for a Lifetime mini-series 'Human Trafficking' but he surely deserves a nomination for this episode.



      It's always nice to get to know more about Rumpelstilskin - his motives, background, even past marriage, his wife's betrayal and the writers used it very wisely to combine it with Captain Hook's story and his upcoming arrival. Looks like we have another interesting character coming to Storybrooke. And Cora is coming with him, planning to reunite with her long lost daughter Regina. I'm impatiently looking forward to watching the next episode. Stay tuned. [9.0/10]moreless
    • Robert Carlyle

      10
      This episode for me is all about Robert Carlyle. Seems to me every single scene he's in, he performs it flawlessly.

      Whether he's playing Rumple aka The Dark one, Rumple (The Coward) or Mr Gold, he brings the characters to life. Robert's acting is probably some of the best in this day and age.

      I love the character Rumple.

      Robert Carlyle deserves such high accolades for his roles in OUAT.



      Any episodes where we get to see Rumple as The Dark One, I absolutely love...



      Also, gotta love the way he says Dearie..moreless
    • Rumple's son... Peter Pan???

      10
      Robert Karlyle is such a talented actor! I really love this story and how (SPOILER ALERT) they showed Captain Hook as semi-nice explorer/pirate. Lol it's also really amazing how Rumple, Rumple's wife, Captain Hook, and Smee originated before the story of Peter Pan. I kinda have a theory, I think when Rumple's son was sent to 'another world,' I bet he was sent to Neverland and came about as Peter Pan. Just a theory anyways.moreless
    • Rumplestiltskin... Smooth, very smooth.

      9.5
      I did enjoy this episode, for a few reasons:

      1- Even though Rumple and Belle's relationship is... Unsupported slightly. I still appreciated the writers giving us insight into Belles predicament with Rumple and such. Which includes referencing her stay to the mental asylum, with her excitement over iced tea and bafflement over pancakes. It is a very interesting opening for more in the future. (I also enjoyed that Ruby/Red has taken Belle under her wing in a way).

      2- I like how they focussed on Rumple's story before becoming the Dark One, and after losing Baelfire. Its very interesting; certainly when he started to explain himself to Belle; it showed character progression (And it certainly helps that Robert Carlyle is a fantastic actor and would certainly be only my dream team of actors!) I kind of liked the reference to clocks when Rumple goes "tick tock" when facing Killigan, and also the reference to the crocodile. And of course Mr Smee :).

      3- I would have liked to have seen a glimpse at Never land though :/ Although i'm still bowled over by Cap'n Hook's casual demeanor, certainly when Cora presents him with the creepy vial of "Sparkly dirt".

      Anyway, overall, a splendid episode :) Only slight draw backs, but we shall see...moreless
    Josh Dallas

    Josh Dallas

    Prince Charming/David Nolan

    Emilie de Ravin

    Emilie de Ravin

    Belle

    Jared Gilmore

    Jared Gilmore

    Henry Mills

    Meghan Ory

    Meghan Ory

    Ruby/Red Riding Hood

    Robert Carlyle

    Robert Carlyle

    Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

    Eric Keenleyside

    Eric Keenleyside

    Moe French/Sir Maurice

    Guest Star

    Rachel Shelley

    Rachel Shelley

    Milah

    Guest Star

    Ryan Hesp

    Ryan Hesp

    Quartermaster

    Guest Star

    Lee Arenberg

    Lee Arenberg

    Grumpy/Leroy

    Recurring Role

    Chris Gauthier

    Chris Gauthier

    William Smee

    Recurring Role

    Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Cora

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