"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
AND NEAL! HE BROKE THROUGH HIS FATHER, KNOWING THERE WAS A CHANCE HE COULD DIE AT THAT MOMENT, TO MAKE SURE EMMA GOT HER MEMORIES. THIS IS A HERO.
Yup. Neal is the real hero here. And then they went and killed him despite knowing that in a future episode they would split the heart Snowing (literally!!!) to save one half of the pair.