Once Upon A Time Season 6 premieres in a few weeks. Viewers are excited to find out what will happen with Regina, Emma, Hook, Rumple, Belle, Snow, Charming, and the rest of the OUAT characters. Recently, Robert Carlyle was seen with a haircut for his new film. How will the showrunners incorporate that into Rumple’s storyline? Will it be explained, and if so, will it have something to do with him being a changed man?
Spoilers are ahead. If you do not want to know any information on what could happen on the fairy tale drama, then stop reading.
— Robert Carlyle (@robertcarlyle_) April 17, 2016
According to TV Line, Robert Carlyle is filming Trainspotting 2. He had to cut his hair for the role. The actor could wear wigs so Rumple appears the same on Once Upon A Time. However, spoilers hint that isn’t going to happen. It was made clear in the report that the new look will be addressed in Season 6. Executive producer Adam Horowitz confirmed there would be an explanation.
Could the explanation have to do with Rumple trying to be a changed man? As previously reported by the Inquisitr, “Rumbelle” is going to be in trouble. Even though Rumple will manage to get Belle (Emilie de Ravin) out of the box and wake her up, she won’t be happy with him. Over the years, Rumple and Belle have gone through rough patches. However, she has always forgiven him. This time, things are going to be different. This isn’t to say that they won’t reconcile, but she isn’t going to make it easy.
— Emilie de Ravin (@emiliederavin) July 16, 2016
Not only is Belle getting tired of Rumple’s bad behavior, but there is someone else to consider. She is pregnant and has an innocent baby to think about, Emilie de Ravin revealed to Entertainment Weekly.
“Now that she’s pregnant, and now that she knows that it’s not really just about her anymore, she has to take responsibility for this other little person. That’s making her head spin a little bit with regard to, ‘Okay, I can spend my life trying to fix this person, whether it’s for me or for him, but if it’s affecting someone else now, it’s a game changer.’ It puts a little bit of spanner in the works for their marriage for a bit.”
The Once Upon A Time actress also said there will be some alone time. De Ravin also teased that Belle would be more confident and independent. Besides those little tidbits, Zap2It reported that fans will learn about Belle’s family and her past.
If Rumple and Belle get back together, Robert Carlyle’s character is going to have to make some permanent changes. What some Once Upon A Time fans would like to see is Rumple giving up his power for Belle. He is trying to have the best of both worlds and that just isn’t possible. He needs to pick a side and deal with the consequences of that decision. If he chooses Belle and decides to straighten up, a haircut won’t convince anyone that he is any different. The changes have to come from within. He will also have to prove over an extended period of time that he is a changed man. Being good for a day or week is easy. The real test comes when someone can keep it up for months. Is it really possible for Rumple to change for the better or is that asking too much?
What do you think is going to happen with “Rumbelle?” How will Robert Carlyle’s haircut be explained? Will Rumple and Belle reconcile or is their romance over for good? Find out when ABC airs the Once Upon A Time Season 6 premiere on September 25.
[Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images]