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Beginnings is the seventh episode of the Season 3 of Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure and it is the forty-ninth overall. It first aired on October 15, 2019 to 0.16 million viewers.[1]


Synopsis

As Rapunzel struggles with Cassandra's betrayal, the princess recounts the story of how she and Cassandra first became friends.[2]

Plot

Rapunzel is having trouble picking a new lady-in-waiting. Eugene believes that it is because she still has not gotten over Cassandra, but she stubbornly denies this. Two years prior Cassandra is annoyed at having to work for Rapunzel whose perky personality clashes with her more serious demeanor. Rapunzel wants to befriend her and seizes the opportunity when her parents announce that they are hosting the Contest of Crowns in which all seven kingdoms compete in a series of games. She forces Cassandra to be her partner and she reluctantly obliges. Rapunzel's methods turn out to be disastrous, but after showing off her physical capabilities, Cassandra is offered to join her royal guard, by the Queen of Ingvarr, but she will have to win the final competition where only the top two teams are qualified. Rapunzel ends up ruining everything for her and Cassandra angrily scolds her. She has a change of heart after realizing that neither of them has had much of a history making friends. Rapunzel and Cassandra manage to work their way back to the top until it is just them against the Princesses of Ingvarr. The Queen of Ingvarr reveals to Rapunzel Cassandra's goal, making her feel betrayed. When Cassandra argues that this is an important opportunity for her, Rapunzel agrees that they should focus on winning. They are tasked with grabbing a flag on the back of giant iron lion. After a fierce battle, Cassandra chooses to help Rapunzel over grabbing the flag, but in the process, their friendship blossoms. Back in the present, Rapunzel breaks down to Eugene that she is still thinking of Cassandra and will do anything to get her friend back. At the ruins of the caravan, Cassandra is approached by the Enchanted Girl who reveals that the moonstone is not at full power because when Rapunzel touched the black rocks, part of its protective energy went into her hair. Realizing that Rapunzel is still undermining her, Cassandra angrily rips a painting of her and her former friend.

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Trivia

  • The episode takes place mostly in the six months of the animated movie series premiere Tangled: Before Ever After.
  • It is shown that during the flashback of the episode, in her youth, Queen Arianna and her younger sister Willow had won the Contest of the Crowns together when they were Princesses like Rapunzel.
  • The way Rapunzel says "I'm not giving up on her", when she is referring to herself and Cassandra is similar to the way Varian said "You didn't give up on me, I'm not giving up on you" when he referred to himself and Rapunzel at the near end of the one hour special episode Rapunzel's Return.
  • This is the episode of how Rapunzel and Cassandra became best friends for the first time despite they have different personalities and traits.
  • The names of the six other kingdoms are revealed during the flashback of the episode and they are Koto, Neserdnia, Bayangor, Galcrest, Pittsford and Ingvarr.
  • Faith only appears at the beginning of the episode as one of the new handmaidens chosen for Rapunzel despite that the latter hasn't gotten over Cassandra as mentioned by Eugene.
  • The way Cassandra has a lot to learn about being a friend during the flashback of the episode is similar to Varian's conversation with Rapunzel about him wanting to become friends with her again by learning to each other trust again during the second half of the episode Rapunzel's Return.
  • The way King Frederic is mad when he is seeing Eugene during a flashback of the episode is similar to the way Lance and Maximus were mad at Varian when they block his way and prevented him from leaving the prison cell during the second half of the special episode Rapunzel's Return.
  • The way Helmut massages Eugene during a flashback of the episode is similar to the way the former appeared during the animated movie Tangled: Before After Ever while giving the latter a massage.
  • The way Rapunzel won't leave Cassandra's bedroom during the flashback of the episode is going to be the same way King Frederic won't leave Eugene's bedroom during the upcoming episode The King and Queen of Hearts.
  • The way Rapunzel and Cassandra are finishing each other's sentences during the episode is the same way Catalina and Kiera finished each other's sentence during the episode Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?! when they said "Yeah!" "It's--" "A total dump". Also, it is the same way Rapunzel and Varian finished each other's sentence during the episodes The Alchemist Returns and Rapunzel's Return. Plus, it is the same way Raimundo and Clay finished each other's sentences during the Xiaolin Showdown episodes Chameleon and Hannibal's Revenge. Also, it is the same way Omi and Kimiko finshed each other's sentence during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Days Past while Raimundo and Wuya finished each other's sentence during the same episode. Plus, it is the same way May and Max finished each other's sentence at the near end of the Pokémon: Advanced Battle episode A Real Cleffa-Hanger. Also, it is the same way Rapunzel finishes Varian's sentence and Eugene's sentence while Zhan Tiri and Cassandra finish each other sentence when the former says "What you need is" and the latter says "A stronghold" when the two of them are inside the forest alongside a horse and the abducted Varian during the second half of the one hour special episode Cassandra's Revenge. Plus, it is the same way Cassandra finishes Rapunzel's sentence when the former says "Why?" during the season three episode A Tale of Two Sisters and they will finish each other's sentence while they are underneath the mountain. Also, it is the same way May and Max finished each other's sentence during the Pokémon: Advanced episode Gone Corphishin'. Also, it is the same way Raimundo and Wuya finished each other's sentence when the former said "Uh..." and the latter said "Yes. I sensed your dissatisifaction with the endless, the bare bones lifestyle, and the lack of appreciation" during the Xiaolin Showdown episode In the Flesh while Omi finished Dojo's sentence at the near end of the episode. Plus, it is the same way Kimiko and Clay finished each other's sentence at the beginning of the Xiaolin Showdown episode Citdel of Doom. Also, it is the same way Jessie and James finished each other's sentence at the near end of the Pokémon Advanced episode Sharpedo Attack!. Plus, it is the same way Fred and Go Go finished other's sentence during the Big Hero 6: The Series episode City of Monsters. Also, it is the same way Gus and Keith finished each other's sentence at the near end of the Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia episode Ultimate Weapon.
  • At the end of the episode, Cassandra is still Rapunzel's newest enemy as revealed when the former tores the picture of her, Rapunzel, Owl and Pascal much to the delight of the Enchanted Girl AKA Zhan Tiri.

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