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Once Upon a Time

Could Rumplestiltskin Be Henry’s Father? Whoopi Goldberg Thinks So

Anyone shipping Rumple Swan? Anyone? Bueller? Wait, is that Whoopi Goldberg's hand up? It is!

Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) — looking gorgeous, by the way — was on The View today, and during the group’s discussion of Once Upon a Time, the subject of Henry’s (Jared Gilmore) father came up. As you know, Jennifer plays Henry’s mother. She said she can't reveal who the father really is — since that intel will be revealed on Season 2, which starts Sunday — but she'd love it to be someone like Robin Hood. Whoopi piped in that she thinks Henry's pappy is Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle).

Record scratch!

Emma had a rumble with Rumple? Sheriff Swan put the cuffs on Mr. Gold? He slipped her his magical knife? Cue one of Emma's trademark scowls!

But maybe Whoopi was just off by a generation. Emma probably would've recognized Mr. Gold as the guy she'd made whoopee with, but one popular theory is that Emma's baby daddy is Rumple’s son, Baelfire, who traveled from Fairytale Land into a non-magical world. Maybe it was our world — and maybe grown-up Bae ended up meeting Emma (perhaps in Tallahassee?) and they … bonded. Then something happened that led Emma to think he’s a low-life. (But maybe it was just a misunderstanding?)

So Rumple could be Henry's grandfather, and kind of Emma's father-in-not-quite-law. What do you think? It still doesn’t explain Bae’s fairy tale identity (Peter Pan?) but it would mean Whoopi was close. By the way, did you know that Jennifer is one of the producers of Glee? She's remotely involved in the founding of the show. Watch the video for details.

Once Upon a Time Season 2 premieres on September 30, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: The View

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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09.29.2012 / 02:13 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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