so i recently watched the apprentice for the first time, and i couldn't help but think about the scene between rumple and anna in the cottage. remember when he said: "well, then, dearie, i hope you're gonna enjoy spending the rest of your life locked up in my tower"? well, i find it curious how no one even mentioned that anna was almost this close to taking belle's place. i mean, in the second episode of season four (at the end of the episode), rumple was watching her in the crystal ball... like he was hoping that anna would go to him and make a deal with him. so in the apprentice, he was prepared. he had everything planned out. he wanted anna to make a deal with him, he wanted her to sign the contract which mentioned that she was going to spend the rest of her life locked up in his tower. so maybe rumpanna would've happened/worked if anna didn't fight back and stood up to him. so idk. i just think that it would've been interesting if anna was locked up in his tower and saw the man behind the beast. idk... so what do you guys think?