This was the most exciting, edge-of-your-seat episode so far in this season of Once Upon A Time! Peter Pan is Rumpelstiltskin’s father!
At first, the story of Rumplestiltskin and his father felt a little slow. I couldn’t believe it. Stephen Lord appeared as Rumplestiltskin’s father, Malcolm, and did a wonderful job emulating Robert Carlyle’s voice. Malcolm spends his days swindling other drunks out of their money at the local cyberpub. And he wasn’t the only intriguing guest star, either. Marilyn Manson voiced the Shadow!
Rumple had gotten a magical bean and immediately turned it over to his dad. They disappeared hand-in-hand into Neverland, which Rumple’s dad remembered from his dreams! To stay forever in the island, he had to be young, and to be young again, he can’t to be a father. Solution? Rumple must leave Neverland.
Of all the horrible, abandoning, emotionally stunted characters, Rumple’s dad was by far the worst. He wanted to just go to Neverland and do magic and fly and eat cake.