I’m not sitting in the writing room with Adam and Eddy, but I’m pretty certain Gold will survive to return in OUAT Season 5.
But, the big question is
What will Mr. Gold/Rumpel be like in Season 5 of OUAT?
Will he be the same man choosing ill-gotten power over love?
Will he (finally) be the man that Belle has wished for to be her Happy Ending?
A Man without the Dagger
The dagger was his magical armor that would not only protect him from fears of going to the Ogre Wars, but also give him “power” to accomplish what he couldn’t in his daily life.
The dagger caused everyone to fear the man who lived in fear, but now his “armor” is gone.
It’s as if fate has turned back the clock to before he met Zoso, that fateful day – and now he is on the other side of the mirror looking into the eyes of what he once was.
What path will he choose?
We are all used to the Gold/Rumpel that is always two steps ahead of everyone, waiting with a trap, trick or loophole that let’s him escape being accountable, but now what?
The famous Rumpelstiltskin has used up his last trick, and now he is – ordinary – and will face life like the rest of us.
Will he connive his way back to get the dagger by orchestrating a “sacrifice” to loose Emma from the darkness he yearns for?
Will he finally realize that the cost and toll is too great to put on that cursed armor one more time and walk away, for good, into the arms of love.
A love that’s been patiently waiting for far too long.
Will he ‘let go of’ or continue to ‘live in’ the Past?
The pain of the past drove him to make wrong choices, because he could not face and overcome them.
Will he dispel the ghosts of the past and turn on the light in the darkness?
Will he find out that his physical challenges lead him to allow others to help him, instead of collecting power and magic to push people away?
What do I think?
I believe we will see a new Rumpel.
I believe we will see a man with a second chance.
I believe that we will see a man that will learn how to live a life in the open, instead of hiding behind magic and a dagger.
I believe he will learn how to live and love in Season 5.
Regina paved the path to redemption, now it’s Rumpel’s turn.
The big question is if the viewers are ready for a redeemed Rumpel?
What are your thoughts? What do you think?
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Special thanks to Brad Pogras.
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