In Into the Past, the place that Samuel ended up in looks like the stomach of the Sarlacc from Star Wars. This wouldn't surprise me because A&E are big Star Wars fans and the Sarlacc was briefly mentioned in the episode Forget Me Not by Anastasia. Also, Rumple said that Samuel wouldn't exactly die, and when someone is in the Sarlacc, they are digested over a millenium.
I know its last minute and couple years later but this Rumbelle comic had always fascinated me. I've read it a couple times now since i got the comic book and it was said a few times on OUaT and OUaTiW like didn't Rumple mention he always hated Wonderland as much as Hatter did?! its why he urged Regina to push Cora through the looking glass to Wonderland, the one realm he said he would never visit bc the LWC was bad enough and then somehow Cora escapes when she took Henry from Regina, then Regina took Hatter there and the only reason he was trapped was bc she traded him for Henry. Only two could pass through and go back in. Sorry. I also wouldv liked 4B much more, if Belle was paired with Samuel, and not Will. thats i question some of these Rumbelle arcs. i wanna sympathize with A&E but 4B having ScarletBeauty was weird bc it was after Jafar's defeat and ScarletQueen were together then wasn't, then was again in a flash forward as The White K&Q. I think Samuel wouldv been a great love interest for Belle in 4B bc Will was totally out of the blue, as Samuel had or might've had a score to settle with Rumple as with Will who was sworn to another (Ana) was in a relationship with a married woman, regardless of RB who were separated as per usual, every season they were if you think about it hard enough tbh OUaTiW never really got any true closure, except for the finale episodes of both shows. Cylice had their moments, but ScarletQueen never got any closure. If the show had a second season. I wondered if they'd talk about Samuel more IDKY
It is funny how almost every other Once character had 1-3 love interests or more, and Belle only got Gaston, Keith, Will and Rumple. Belle was/still is one of my favourite characters and I hated how A&E never acknowledged through the other mains of Belle's intellect where other recurring/guest characx like Merlin, The Apprentice, Regina, Hook, mainly all the villains and lesser of the heroes, where I read here Samuel notices her smarts as well. Yet, no one thanks her for helping them, not once. it was such a shame tho im satisfied Rumbelle found peace in the end, just wish Gideon said goodbye to Rumple first, met up with him during his time in NFTL as he became Gold turning back into Dark1Rumple again or brought Weaver home to TEOR or Rumple mentioned him more in conversation and not just Nealfire. just saying.
Mayb i am the only one who wanted to see this "Samuel" in the show, esp Underbrooke.