Once Upon a Time: Season 1, Episode 12

Skin Deep (12 Feb. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
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Emma suspects Gold is planning vigilante justice when his house is robbed, as flashbacks show when Belle made a deal with Rumplestiltskin.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Archie Hopper (credit only)
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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

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Did You Know?


On the side of Moe French's van it reads "Game of Thorns" likely referencing the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) which Once Upon a Time writer/producer Jane Espenson also has a writing credit on. 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 »


Evil Queen: True love's kiss will break any curse.
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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 »

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Rumpelstiltskin steals the show
16 March 2012 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

By far the best episode in this Season. After watching this episode, one cannot help but to develop a soft corner for Rumpelstiltskin. There's something strangely attractive about him, despite his character, keeps you guessing. Is he really that evil or is there still good in him and just really good at getting what he wants. He's going to win the hearts of all before it is done and said.

I love how he completely transforms between Rumpelstilskin into Mr. Gold. His voice, facial expressions, body movements completely transform him from one character into the other and he does it so well.

i hope he has a major part for the downfall of the Evil Queen.

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