That’s one messed up family. Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle)’s long-lost son Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James) turns out to be Henry (Jared Gilmore)’s father Neal, much to Emma (Jennifer Morrison)’s dismay. After a lot of yelling, most of the secrets are out, and it’s time for this estranged family to get to know one another in Gastown dressed as Manhattan.
[Update February 25th: Once Upon a Time tweeted a section of the script for the scenes I photographed.]
The actors who play the Rumple family are not estranged. They have the best time portraying these characters. Jennifer Morrison and Michael Raymond-James have been cracking each other up since Tallahassee, laughing and joking in between serious takes. And you can see Raymond-James gets on well with both his TV father Robert Carlyle and son Jared Gilmore in these photographs taken in Gastown on January 9th.
A week or so later, Twitter and Tumblr erupted with the great soup debate when Once Upon a Time filmed 2×16 on its pirate ship set in Steveston, What did Michael Raymond-James mean when he called Robert Carlyle a “bowl of soup” on Twitter? Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin and others all got involved in this inside joke. Within minutes, fans created a hashtag #BowlofSoup and then a Tumblr page.
Tonight Emma’s romantic life got complicated very fast. Fortunately, the fandom already has a name for the couple – Swanfire — should they reconcile [Update: sounds like there’s a fiancee in the way, but let’s take it one spoiler at a time.]
Once Upon a Time returns with a new episode in two weeks — on March 3rd.