Once Upon a Time: Season 1, Episode 4

The Price of Gold (13 Nov. 2011)

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Emma tries to help a young pregnant woman escape from the clutches of Mr. Gold, as flashbacks show when Cinderella made a regrettable deal with Rumplestiltskin.

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Emma tries to help a young pregnant woman escape from the clutches of Mr. Gold, as flashbacks show when Cinderella made a regrettable deal with Rumplestiltskin.

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When Emma leaves the apartment to go looking for Ashley, she and Henry walk down the streets of Storybrooke, toward Emma's car. As Emma says, "Because I know", in the background, you can see a business called Steveston WineMakers. Steveston is the name of the Canadian town which doubles as the town of Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time. See more »

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Rumplestiltskin: I did warn you: all magic comes at a price. Looks like someone has just paid.
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Be careful what you ask for..
13 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everything has a price, nothing comes for free. That's the theme, where Cinderella makes a deal with Rumplestilskin, to become a princess without asking what he wants in return, she ends up having to give up her firstborn child. When her husband finds out he makes a deal to save the child but at the cost of himself. Now in the present where Emma makes a deal for Cinderella to keep the child without asking the price, turns out (but never said) she now can't leave the town of Storybrooke. We also find out nobody else can leave Storybrooke other than Henry, all that is said something bad happens to them. It turns out to be a theme for the ages, how many people today ask for things before counting the cost?


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