"Beginnings" is the fifty-fourth episode of Tangled: The Series. It premiered on October 15, 2019 and is the seventh episode in the third season.

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 finds a painting of her and Rapunzel and begins to feel guilty about her betrayal, then 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 the painting of her and her former friend, symbolizing the end of their friendship.

Cast

Trivia

  • The wreckage of the caravan appears in this episode.
  • The names of the seven kingdoms are revealed. They are Corona, Koto, Neserdnia, Bayangor, Galcrest, Pittsford and Ingvarr.
  • It's revealed when Rapunzel first touched the Black Rocks in Tangled: Before Ever After, the Moonstone granted a part of its power to Rapunzel, causing her hair to become indestructible, unbreakable and protective to ensure she would be safe on her journey to the Dark Kingdom and reunite with the opal. It also explains why Rapunzel can no longer do the Sun-Drop's Healing Incantation, but can now do the Moonstone's Reverse Incantation.
  • When Rapunzel is playing with the oysters at the end of forks, she is imitating the famous fork dance scene from Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush.
  • One of the events at the Contest of Crowns is animal calling. This is of course a nod to Disney's famous trope of princesses being able to call animals to their whim.
  • The trophy of the contest indicates Queen Arianna and Willow were princesses of one of the seven kingdoms.
  • This episode also happens to borrow its title from the premiere episode of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock.

International Premieres

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Media
Films: TangledTangled Ever AfterTangled: Before Ever After

Television: A Poem Is...Tangled: The Series
Video games: Tangled (video game)Disney Infinity seriesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy RoadDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: The Art of TangledComic BooksRapunzel and the Lost LagoonRapunzel and the Vanishing VillageRoyal Weddings
Music: Tangled (Soundtrack/Score) • Tangled: The Series (Season One/Season Two/Season Three)

Disney Parks
Fantasy SpringsDisney Animation BuildingCastle of Magical DreamsFairy Tale ForestGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldPrincess PavilionLe Pays des Contes de FéesVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney's WishesDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFantasy FestivalMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal TheatreTangled: The MusicalThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess Waltz
Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey and Friends CelebrationPaint the Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterThe Magic, the Memories and YouOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come True
Halloween: Let's Get Wicked
Christmas: World of Color: Winter DreamsRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusStabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaCastle Guards

TV series: CassandraFidellaOwlPete and StanLady CainePocketHook FootVarianRuddigerQuirinOld Lady CrowleyMontyDaleWreck MarauderLance StrongbowFriedborgNigelKing TrevorFernanda PizazzoAndrewSeparatists of SaporiaXavierFeldsparAngry and RedThe BaronAnthony the WeaselRuthless RuthAxelWillowZhan TiriLord DemanitusSugracha the EternalUumlautKing EdmundAdiraStalyanVexCaptain QuaidVigorMadame CanardistCalliopeMother and FatherLorbsSeraphinaHectorTromusHamuelLittle Big GuyBrock Thunderstrike

Deleted characters: BastionClaire and VinceBeau

Episodes
Shorts: "Checkmate" • "Prison Bake" • "Make Me Smile" • "Hare Peace" • "Night Bite" • "Hiccup Fever" • "Snowball" • "Hairdon't" • "Unicorny"

Season One: "What the Hair?!" • "Rapunzel's Enemy" • "Fitzherbert P.I." • "Challenge of the Brave" • "Cassandra v. Eugene" • "The Return of Strongbow" • "In Like Flynn" • "Great Expotations" • "Under Raps" • "One Angry Princess" • "Pascal's Story" • "Big Brothers of Corona" • "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth" • "Max's Enemy" • "The Way of the Willow" • "Queen for a Day" • "Painter's Block" • "Not in the Mood" • "The Quest for Varian" • "The Alchemist Returns" • "Secret of the Sun Drop"
Season Two: "Beyond the Corona Walls" • "The Return of Quaid" • "Goodbye and Goodwill" • "Forest of No Return" • "Freebird" • "Vigor the Visionary" • "Keeper of the Spire" • "King Pascal" • "There's Something About Hook Foot" • "Happiness Is..." • "Max and Eugene in Peril on the High Seas" • "Curses!" • "The Eye of Pincosta" • "Rapunzel and the Great Tree" • "The Brothers Hook" • "Rapunzel: Day One" • "Mirror, Mirror" • "You're Kidding Me!" • "Rapunzeltopia" • "Lost and Found" • "Destinies Collide"
Season Three: "Rapunzel's Return" • "Return of the King" • "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" • "The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Beginnings" • "The King and Queen of Hearts" • "Day of the Animals" • "Be Very Afraid" • "Pascal's Dragon" • "Islands Apart" • "Cassandra's Revenge" • "Race to the Spire" • "A Tale of Two Sisters" • "Flynnpostor" • "Once a Handmaiden..." • "Plus Est En Vous"

Locations
Rapunzel's TowerThe Snuggly DucklingCoronaCorona CastleOld CoronaThe Dark KingdomVardarosThe SpireTerapi IslandThe Great TreeThe House of Yesterday's TomorrowCassandra's StrongholdGothel's Cottage
Songs
Film: When Will My Life BeginMother Knows BestI've Got a DreamI See the LightHealing IncantationSomething That I Want

Musical: Flower of GoldWanted ManWhen She Returns
TV Series: Life After Happily Ever AfterWind in My HairMore of MeFriendship SongListen UpI've Got ThisLet Me Make You ProudSet Yourself FreeReady As I'll Ever BeNext Stop, AnywhereIf I Could Take That Moment BackView From Up HereHook Foot's BalladBuddyWaiting in the WingsLivin' the DreamWith You by My SideEverything I Ever Thought I KnewCrossing the LineStronger Than Ever BeforeBigger Than ThatThe Girl Who Has EverythingNothing Left to LoseThrough It AllI'd Give Anything
Deleted: What More Could I Ever Need

Objects
Rapunzel's Frying PanSundrop FlowerRapunzel's Magic HairRapunzel's CrownLanternsRapunzel's JournalBlack RocksDemanitus DeviceAttitude-Reversing PotionAutomatonRapunzel's CaravanIdol of VershaftsbezeigungengienThe Graphtic ScrollMoonstone Opal
See Also
Disney RevivalAs Told by EmojiLorbsRapunzel Unbraided
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