Let’s just all watch and find out! Give it a chance before asserting assumptions and getting all bummed out. Everything is not always what it seems. We don’t KNOW how much Emilie has been filming- it’s all gossip.
I think Belle *will* find out Rumple is alive in this episode- the promo shows the others finding him. At the very least, I think she find him in the Enchanted Forest of the past year even if she no longer remembers in the present day.
Anyway, I think the sneak peek is awesome! Counting the days.