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Recap / Tangled: The Series S2E01 "Beyond The Corona Walls"

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Finally outside the kingdom's walls, Rapunzel begins her long journey following the path of the black rocks. However, Eugene's presence in their first city puts him in the crosshairs of an old foe from the past.


  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Stalyan and her father force Flynn to marry her by threatening to kill his friend Lance.
  • Brought Down to Badass: While Rapunzel's hair is still blonde and indestructible, we find out that she no longer affects the black rocks, as seen when it refused to activate when she tries exploiting it at the wedding.
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  • Covered in Mud: Eugene and Rapunzel end up in mud when they're running around at the beginning of the episode.
  • Distant Duet: Rapunzel and Eugene sing a love song, but they're apart when they do so, since Rapunzel is in her trailer and Eugene is kept in prison by the Baron.
  • Distressed Dude: Eugene is tied up and forced to marry The Baron's daughter. To ensure he goes through with it, Lance is poisoned by a spider.
  • Dramatic Irony: Eugene tells Rapunzel to keep a low profile, fearing that people would get wound up if they knew a princess were in town. Instead, it's "Flynn Rider" that gets them all excited.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Rapunzel exhibits a downplayed version of this throughout the episode. Rapunzel may be a princess who knows what constitutes good taste, but there are subtle hints of her being even the least bit jealous of Stalyan, taking the time to criticize her name and choice of decor for the wedding.
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  • Jerkass Has a Point: Stalyan isn't exactly the nicest person in the world, and she may be pointing this out just so he can marry HER, but Stalyan remarks Eugene's selfishness for wanting to marry an 18-19 year old who spent the majority of her life in a tower and has only tasted freedom.
  • Like Cannot Cut Like: Adira's sword may be able to cut the supposedly indestructible black rocks, but not Rapunzel's hair.
  • Love at First Sight: Lance is instantly infatuated with Adira.
  • Lover Tug-of-War: Eugene gets caught in one with Rapunzel and Stalyan fighting over him. Today was his lucky day.
  • Never My Fault: When Rapunzel points out that the fact that they had to poison Lance as incentive to marry her is proof that he does not love her, Stalyn retorts that that was her dad's idea.
  • The Reveal:
    • Quirin is from a place known as the Dark Kingdom, and it's also where the black rocks originated from. They were powered by some kind of gem in a meteorite that were seeking the Sundrop, leading Quirin to where he is now.
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    • We finally see The Baron in person, and Eugene skipping town before marrying Stalyan is why the Baron has it out for the former thief.
  • Sadistic Choice: The Baron gives one to Flynn: Either Flynn marries his daughter Stalyan, or he, Lance and Shorty will die painful deaths, starting with Lance being infected with spider venom. Fortunately, Rapunzel helps him Take a Third Option.
  • "Setting Off" Song: “Next Stop, Anywhere”, Sung by Rapunzel and Eugene as they follow the path left by the black rocks to her destiny.
  • Shotgun Wedding: Eugene being blackmailed into marrying Stalyn.
  • Smelly Feet: Hook Foot's foot apparently smells very bad, according to Cassandra who is forced to hide near it.
  • Triumphant Reprise: “Next Stop, Anywhere” returns at the end, as Rapunzel and crew continue to follow the black rocks as Adira watches them happily.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Cassandra makes the mistake of starting a pointless fight with Adira, even ignoring Rapunzel's plea not to. Adira came in peace until Cassandra kept pressing her buttons. She finally warns the arrogant girl that this is her last chance to resolve this as civil-minded as possible. Cassandra instead dares her to try something, confident she could take this strange woman on. She was dead wrong, and Adira wipes the floor with her and Rapunzel.
  • Wedding Smashers: The climax has Rapunzel go into a thug wedding and tear it apart to get Eugene.
  • Wretched Hive: Vardaros was once a town of fun and games, now mostly abandoned and become a home for ne'er-do-well vagrants, thieves and thugs.

Alternative Title(s): Tangled The Series Beyond The Corona Walls, Tangled The Series S 02 E 01 Beyond The Corona Walls

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