Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 19: “Lacey” is still several weeks away (damn you, scheduling!), but at least now we have the spoiler-y synopsis to tide us over. You can find it below.
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Here's the synopsis:
Mr. Gold enlists the aid of David to help him try to jog Belle's now cursed memories and get her to love him again; and when it is revealed that the magic beans Anton (Jorge Garcia, "Lost") and the dwarves have been harvesting have begun to grow and could possibly transport everybody home, Emma is torn over whether she would want to live in fairytale land or stay in our world. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin forces Belle to accompany him on a hunt to kill a thief, whom she had freed in the name of mercy.
That's a lot to process! But at least it makes one thing clear: Those of us who missed Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) in Episode 18 will get plenty of him in this episode to make up for it.
We know that this episode will feature Gold trying to deal with Belle's amnesia-ed alter-ego, who Emilie de Ravin refers to as "Racy Lacey." You better bet she's not the sweet girl you're used to — showrunner Edward Kitsis calls her "the opposite of Belle"!
We're glad to hear that this episode will also finally force Emma (Jennifer Morrison) to really confront what going back to Fairytale Land would mean for her. We've seen her parents debate whether or not they should go back, but we have a feeling that Emma's thoughts on the matter will make a difference to them. Would they be willing to give their daughter up if she wanted to stay here and they wanted to go back?
Meanwhile, we're super excited to see a flashback to Rumple and Belle's time together in Fairytale Land. "Skin Deep" remains one of our favorite OUAT episodes ever, and we're excited to see more of the early Rumbelle days.
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Catch the next episode on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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