‘Once Upon A Time’ Spoilers: Is This The End For Rumpelstiltskin?

With Easter being this coming Sunday, Once Upon a Time fans will have to hold off for one more week until they can check out the next episode. And that has some worried about the fate of Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle), who is also known as The Dark One or Gold.

In an email to Entertainment Weekly, one fan noted that Rumpelstiltskin said something that made it sound like something bad was going to happen to him. Once Upon a Time executive producer Edward Kitsis didn’t reveal if the character would die in the next episode, which is titled “Heart of Gold,” but he did say that something major about the character will be revealed.

“Rumple has a secret about what’s going on with him personally. In the very next episode, we’re going to get the answer to that.”

The promo for the next Once Upon a Time episode does feature a scene in which it appears Rumpelstiltskin is laying in a hospital bed. But fans won’t be able to see what exactly happens to him until April 12 when the show returns. The new episode also sees the return of the Wicked Witch, as Rumpelstiltskin and Robin Hood travel to Oz to find a magical elixir.