Heading for the airport soon, so hopefully I have some downtime later to continue the discussion. Enjoying it!
It’s pretty clear that many of the secondary characters are as complicated as the main ones! Especially the ones, like Milah, who drive a large part of the future motivations of the rest of the characters. Yeah, absolutely, PoM, I agree in hoping that at some point we do get more visits to their histories.
@sweetgrass Defense of Milah doesn’t anger me at all. I think her actions were driven by deep seeded, understandable unhappiness. I don’t warm to her because she left her son (and for some gut reason I didn’t connect with the actress’ portrayal which has nothing to do with the actual story!)
I do think, though, that she and Rumple did love each other at first. She stuck it out with him for years.
As a side comment from Killian’s point of view~While he nursed his pervasive anger and grief over his shattered beliefs and losing Liam, he was most likely dumbstruck that an everyday tavern “rum and dice”flirtation with a frustrated wife would lead to a deep love. The man, when he loves something, certainly wraps his entire soul around it!
@surayya I totally see the parallel of Emma’s “truth” to Neal and Milah’s cruel comments to Rumple as well. Comes from a deeply painful place.
How ironic that both of them were influenced at the time by the presence of Killian in their lives. (Small smile but it really isn’t surprising)
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