"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
Incidentally, that is another reason why it makes absolutely NO sense for the spoiler of doom to happen before the season finale. Kill off one of Emma’s suitors for good this early and the writers risk losing a lot of momentum, suspense and reason to watch the show. There are too many balls up in the air; drop one and you can’t continue the juggling act until the last episode of the season when it’s finally time for the last act.
that is a fantastic point. it has been set up as a love triangle. Take away one of them before Emma makes her choice and you’ve cut the story off at the knees