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.
With Once Upon a Time being on break, executive producer Adam Horowitz decided to do what he has been doing for quite some time. On his Twitter account, Horowitz gave fans a glimpse at some dialogue exchange for the next episode.
— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) April 3, 2015
And, as expected, that sent Once Upon a Time fans into a frenzy.
@AdamHorowitzLA OMG WHAT
— Once Upon A Time❤️ (@OUAT_is_life) April 3, 2015
@AdamHorowitzLA RUMPLE DON’T TOUCH MY BABY, I WILL KILL YOU
— grace❀ (@Freedovm) April 3, 2015
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the most recent Once Upon a Time episode also revealed the history of Emma’s parents and what they had to do in order to keep her away from evil. With the Author now running around Storybrooke, Emma has to pull herself together in order to find him before Rumpelstiltskin does.
There is also a rumor that the Season 4 finale of Once Upon a Time may end on a cliffhanger, or one of the characters may not be around for Season 5. Some reports from fans who saw the episode being filmed took note that Emma may have “sacrificed herself to save someone/or everyone.”
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