Once Upon a Time: Season 1, Episode 12

Skin Deep (12 Feb. 2012)

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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)
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

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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 »


Belle: To me, love is... love is layered. Love is a... a mystery to be uncovered.
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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 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Beauty and her Beast
6 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Again and again we have learned in these series that not everything is black and white; everything is grey and swirling. But this time we get to get a glimpse of Mr.Gold/Rumpelstiltskin's past life. I have rarely seen characters such as this one to have such a complex character. Robert has achieve above and beyond my expectations. He is truly outstanding in all, but especially this, performance. Many people will have their hearts slightly pull and melt towards this malicious character. I know I did; Mr.Gold is like Snape who we all pitied him. But maybe this will soften your hearts even more. I congratulate the writers on creating such a twisted yet beautiful piece of work.

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