Emma suspects Gold is planning vigilante justice when his house is robbed, as flashbacks show when Belle made a deal with Rumplestiltskin.



(created by), (created by) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Belle / Belle French (as Emilie De Ravin)
The Dove


After Mr. Gold's house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and Valentine's Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley having a girls' night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war. Written by ABC Publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis





Release Date:

12 February 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


When the evil queen is telling Rumplestiltskin about Belle, in the background is a gold scythe just like the one used in season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). On the other side of the room, the wizard's hat from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of _Fantasia (1940)_ sits atop a pedestal. See more »


In Once Upon a Time: The Price of Gold, it is established that Ashley is 19; however, in this episode she is drinking at a bar (21 in Maine, just like the rest of the U.S.). This may also be true for Ruby, who looks young, though her age has only been previously established to be 17+ since she serves liquor in a restaurant. See more »


Mr. Gold: You know what I want. What is it you want?
Regina Mills: I want you to answer one question. And answer it simply. What's your name?
Mr. Gold: It's Mr. Gold.
Regina Mills: Your real name.
Mr. Gold: Every moment I've spent on this earth, that's been my name.
Regina Mills: But what about moments spent elsewhere?
Mr. Gold: [blinks] What are you asking me?
Regina Mills: I think you know. If you want me to return what's yours, tell me... your name!
Mr. Gold: [stares at her, then smiles wryly] Rumplestiltskin!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening sequence gives a hint to the episodes main story line by showing a character or event happening in the dark forest underneath the title. See more »


References Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Belle and Rumpelstiltskin episode that is very well-written
11 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is very similar to what happened between Snow White and Charming in 7:15 two episodes earlier. And it's a good thing too. It does a great job developing the relationship between Belle and Rumpelstiltskin, has a complex characterizations for Emma, Belle, and Regina, and Robert Carlyle gives a very superb performance, giving his character some emotion and he improves in every scene he's in despite his silly accent.

Also, the rest of the performances are still good, the dialog is very fresh and a neat improvement over the previous episode, the pacing is nice, the music is still beautiful, and the visuals are still good.

My only quibble is that the Stockholm Syndrome theme in the episode wasn't developed enough and would've shined more, but despite that, the relationship between Belle and Rumpelstiltskin is great and they share some amusing lines together which gives them a lot of chemistry.

Skin Deep is a complex episode and a great one at that, so this receives a thumbs up from me. :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jen Morrison might be leaving the show! erziegler
The milking out continues. S7 probably coming. EmilieDeRavin_fan
Bobby interview, OUaT mentioned :( jd-rh
Show set to end soon? D': erziegler
Who else is watching emerald city??? dOctoRnMisSy
Rumplestiltskin is half-fairy oncebluethrone
Discuss Skin Deep (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: