Fortunately,TV Guide's Returning Favorites issue (which features afamiliar face on the cover) has a ton of fascinating spoilers for Rumple fans to mull over.
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Here are some of the most interesting Rumple related takeaways from the article:
Premiere Rumbelle moments: Shippers, get ready: The premiere will feature both a "poignant" moment involving that chipped cup and (*drumroll please*) a Rumbelle kiss!
Baelfire: Finding Bae will still be Rumple/Gold's main concern this year, according Robert Carlyle himself. Robert refuses to dish on who Bae is, but he promises, "I know what's going to happen, and it's pretty mega." (Also of note:Jennifer Morrison says Emma is in for some surprises when it comes to Henry's [Jared Gilmore] father. More fuel for the dad = Bae theory?).
Rumple backstory: ApparentlyCaptain Hook and Rumple go waaay back. Plus: We'll finally meet Rumple's wife. Interesting. Could those things be related?
Intensity between Regina and Gold: There will be an intense scene betweenRegina (Lana Parrilla) and Gold that requires a prop Lana Parrilla felt the need to hide from onlookers.
For much more on the new season — not to mention some awesome pics — pick up a copy ofTV Guide.