Belle: “Rumplestiltskin, this thing we have, it’s never been easy. I’ve lost you so many times. I’ve lost you to darkness, to weakness, and finally, to death. But now I realize, I realize that I have not spent my life losing you. I’ve spent my life finding you.”

Rumple: “Belle, when we met, I wasn’t just unloved, and unloving, I was an enemy of love. Love had only brought me pain. My walls were up, but you broke them down. You brought me home. You brought light to my life and chased away all the darkness. And I vow to you, I will never forget the distance between what I was and what I am. I owe more to you than I can ever say. How you can see the man behind the monster, I will never know.”

Belle: “That monster’s gone. The man beneath him may be flawed, but we all are. And I love you for it. Sometimes the best book has the dustiest jacket. And sometimes the best teacup is chipped.

We just wanted to be us, together.


Robert and Emilie being cute together [x]

Commentary over the Rumbelle wedding on the Blu Ray…


EK: I can tell you being on the set this day, you would have thought these two were really getting married. I mean it was so quiet and emotional and the crew was crying, and I’ll just never forget that when these two got on set, and we saw them… Just their face and how emotional it was and really we just wanted to have their wedding and let the vows be the montage that kinda shows us where everyone is.

AH: Yeah, when we put this together we’d always felt… their love and their relationship was so strong and it was so wonderful to see them coming together like this at the end, but we also realize it was also reflecting on things that so many others were going through. It felt like a very natural way to kind of tie everyone together at the end of the episode.

EK: And you know, I think it is so heartbreaking, and these two… I mean these two just break my heart and these vows are so beautiful… (they give a shout out to the other writers)

AH: We see here as Belle and Gold are getting a form of a happy ending that there is still something sitting in the shop that could cause problems. Gold is…

EK: A difficult man to love as he says…

AH: A difficult man to love. He has genuine, true feelings for Belle. He loves her…

EK: But he has a weakness, like all of us. 

AH: Yeah…

EK: You have to fight that.

AH: And you know, they’re embarking on a new road together and you know, yeah, we’ve just shown a potential bump but this love is real, and we’re gonna see what it can overcome and what it can face together.

(I did this quickly so please forgive any minor mistakes)

Lea Michele featured in “Young Hollywood" by Claiborne Swanson Frank