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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 16: Watch Gold’s Speech to Belle

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 16: "The Miller's Daughter."

Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin) shippers have been through the wringer this season of Once Upon a Time, and Rumple's dire injury wasn't much comfort, until he was healed at the end of "The Miller's Daughter." On the upside, Rumple's near-death experience did lead to a gorgeous Rumbelle moment, which you can relive in the clip below.

In this clip, you can re-watch most of Rumple's speech to Belle, where he unabashedly shared his feelings, not caring a whit how he appeared to Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Nealfire (Michael Raymond-James).

Belle, of course, still doesn't remember who she is, so Rumple decided to remind her, in case he died.

"I'm dying," he informs her in this clip, before launching into a tearful speech about what makes Belle so special. "You are a hero," he tells her. "You're a beautiful woman who loved an ugly man. Really, really loved me. You find goodness in others, and when it's not there, you create it."

And it goes on, somehow managing to be heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. We'd quote the whole thing, but it's better experienced by (re)watching.

Read more OUAT spoilers here.

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