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Once Upon a Time Recap: Belle, Gaston and Hades in the Underworld

By Jim Donnelly | Apr 11th, 2016

Welcome to the official Once Upon a Time recap for Season 5, Episode 17 “Her Handsome Hero” (original airdate April 10, 2016). In Fairy Tale Land past, Belle’s father arranges a meeting between her and Gaston (Wes Brown). He had hoped his daughter would marry Gaston in order to save their kingdom. That never happened, as Gaston’s journey led him to the Underworld. Thanks to Hades, he’s about to seek vengeance on the one who eventually ended up as Belle’s husband—Rumplestiltskin. For more details, let’s take a look at all the latest Magical Moments.

Rumble with the Rumple: In the present day Underworld, Belle (Emilie de Ravin) warns Rumple (Robert Carlyle) to not use any dark magic as they team up to save their child. Hades is upset to see a flower growing in the Underworld. That means hope has infiltrated his world. He pays a visit to Gaston, offering him a chance for revenge against Rumple.

Let’s Make a Deal: Belle realizes that she’s Gaston’s unfinished business. Later, Hades offers Belle a chance to keep her baby. All she has to do is let Rumple face Gaston. If one of them throws the other into the River of Souls, he’ll take the mark off her baby.

Down the River: Belle stops Rumple before he can kill Gaston. She swipes the dagger. She commands Rumple to not hurt Gaston, who then tries to fire his arrow. Belle has no choice but to act.

Sign of Weakness: Regina presses her sister for information about her relationship with Hades. She wants to know his weakness. Zelena believes that he has only one.

Failure Is Not an Option: Emma (Jennifer Morrison) has a nightmare where her mother was attacked. She feels guilty about bringing her friends and family into the Underworld. Mary Margaret assures her that they are there by their own choice and that they need to face the monster together.

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