Once Upon a Time: 3 Things We Want From Rumpelstiltskin and Baelfire’s Reunion
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Once Upon a Time: 3 Things We Want From Rumpelstiltskin and Baelfire’s Reunion

It looks like Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) will finally catch up to his son Baelfire on Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 14: "Manhattan," which hopefully means we'll get the father/son reunion we've been waiting for.

What will that reunion look like? There are a couple things we really want to see.

1. Neal = Bae; or something equally interesting. The preview makes it look like Bae is going to turn out to be Henry's (Jared Gilmore) dad, Neal. We're all for that. But if it's not true, we hope there will be some other sort of interesting twist in the same vein.

As a corollary, if Neal is Bae, we want to see Emma (Jennifer Morrison) freak out. A lot.

2. Rumple emotional breakdown. The man has made getting to his son his life goal. When it happens, we want to see overwhelming emotions. Robert Carlyle is one of the most talented actors on the cast, and we expect his talents to be fully utilized.

3. Major complications. We don't care exactly what happens between Bae and Rumple, but we don't want it to be an easy reunion. There's too much tension between them for them to kiss and make up immediately. Heartbreak, distrust, bitterness — whatever Neal's emotions are when he sees Rumple again, we expect something other than pure joy.

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.