September 28 – October 4
“A Tale of Two Sisters” | Once Upon A Time
Rumplestilskin and Belle aren’t your typical Beauty and the Beast, and Once Upon A Time does such an excellent job with its twist and turns that we don’t exactly mind not having too many noted scenes from the animated films being brought to life. As enormous fans of Beauty and the Beast, and the breathtaking first dance in the ballroom, we found ourselves in tears after Rumple and Belle’s first dance. This won’t be the first or last time we commend Eduardo Castro on his immaculate designs, thus the recreation of the original outfits ultimately requires no words. And though the mansion’s ballroom wasn’t as glorious as the original, “Tale as Old as Time” playing in the background was plainly, simply, the perfect touch. The dance was quick and contained no dialogue, but the amount of talking done merely through the expressiveness De Ravin and Carlyle played their character’s profound feelings with at the moment was enough. Ultimately, they symbolized the lyrics themselves – just a little change, small to say the least, both a little scared, neither one prepared; bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong.