Of course Milah was angry with him, but there’s a difference between being angry with someone and telling them that you wish they’d died in the ogre wars in a moment of spitefulness.
Now see I actually equate that with Emma’s “I wish it had been a joke & you were really dead” line to Neal- lets be honest if you are hurting & blurt out the truth of a matter- 9 times out of 10- it doesnt come out the way you normally would say it if you could think about it 1st (ie. it tends to come from a very emotional place- not a rational one).
In Emma’s situation, she didnt want to hurt Neal, but she had to tell him the truth- so she did it as ‘lightly’ as possible. In Milah’s situation, she wanted to lash out at Rumple (I guess to make him feel some of the pain he was causing her) the only way she could- with words, because intended or not- he had deeply hurt her by destroying her (If Henry’s intentions end up hurting his loved ones- I WILL SCREAM! lol).
I do wonder whether Rumple told Milah about his father abandoning him. His reluctance of “a fresh start” makes sense when you realise that “a fresh start” was what prompted Malcolm and Rumple to go to Neverland where Malcolm abandoned him. It also makes sense why Rumple crippled himself so Bae wouldn’t grow up without a father. If Milah didn’t know, it would explain why she found it frustrating that Rumple wouldn’t start over when he gave no reason as to why he wouldn’t do it.
Rumple didn’t murder Milah just because she left him, it’s not that black and white, there’s a whole lot of other things behind her murder. He shouldn’t have done it, just saying that there is more to it than she left him.
I doubt he did tell her, otherwise her leaving makes no sense in the context A&E have laid out for us.
I totally agree with your 2nd point- pretty much nothing on the show is black & white 😉
Rumple and Regina are complicated characters.
lololol Think we could all agree that that is almost an understatement when it comes to those 2 lol :p 😉