Top 5 Moments From Once Upon A Time's "Lacey"
In the Enchanted Forest, Rumpelstiltskin held a heartbroken Belle captive in his extravagant castle. As he berated her for crying, he heard a strange noise. He left her to see what it was, and Belle followed. A stranger, Robin Hood (Tom Ellis), had broken in, and nabbed a magic wand. Robin Hood attempted to kill Rumpel by shooting a magic arrow through his heart, but it was to no avail. Rumpel pulled the arrow out, and imprisoned Robin Hood.
After a torture session with Robin Hood, Rumpel ordered Belle to clean his blood soaked apron. Belle pretended to oblige, and ran down to the dungeon once Rumpel was out of sight. She gave Robin Hood water, and freed him. Robin Hood worried about Belle’s safety before leaving, but she assured him she wasn’t afraid of Rumpel. Rumpel returned and quickly discovered Robin Hood was gone. He confronted Belle about Robin Hood, and she admitted to helping him escape. Belle believed Robin Hood was good, and only wanted to leave the castle with his life. However, Rumpel showed her Robin Hood left with his life, and the magic wand. Belle determined Robin Hood must have needed the wand for a special reason, but Rumpel knew the thief only wanted magic. He declared he would search for Robin Hood and kill him with his own bow. To add insult to injury, Rumpel insisted Belle join him to watch the whole thing.
Rumpel made quick work of a man who tried to flirt with Belle, and forced him to reveal Robin Hood’s whereabouts. Rumpel found the thief using the wand on a sick woman. Rumpel was about to shoot an arrow at Robin Hood, when Belle suddenly stopped him. She knew Robin Hood had a good reason to use the wand, and pointed out the woman was pregnant. Rumpel didn’t care and magically held Belle into the ground to watch him kill Robin Hood. As Rumpel pulled back on the arrow, Belle pled with him to stop because there is good in him. She believed he is not the kind of man to leave a child fatherless. Rumpel let go of the arrow, but missed his target. Belle knew Rumpel did it on purpose, because the bow and arrow is enchanted with magic not to miss its target.
Rumpel and Belle returned to the castle, and Rumpel showed Belle his library. He wished for her to clean the room, but Belle knew his real reason for the sudden library. The more this show reveals of how Belle changed Rumpelstiltskin, the more I love the couple.