This relationship started out as a pleasant surprise. In one of the show's subversions of a classic fairy tale, the Beauty and the Beast story was retold with Rumpel as the beast. Despite his terrible behavior, Belle saw through it, and in Storybrooke, they had another hurdle: Belle's imprisonment by Regina. Despite all that (and the fact that Rumpel still clearly has some darkness in him), Belle only sees the good in him, and in the season-three finale, they get married. But not everything has a happy ending here, and the marriage has its ups and downs — i.e., their separation due to his utter Darkness. But will season five see them get back together (if he can come out of that coma, that is).