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I know I’m going to get flack for saying this, but I’m not so sure Neal *would* be appalled at what Rumple did. Honestly, I think he’d be more upset at Rumple for lying than for killing Zelena. This is not some guy who accidentally nicked him with his cart. This is a women who threatened the lives of everyone Neal loved. No one was opposed to Rumple killing Pan- even Belle stood there and watched as he was about to do it. (I’m talking about when they had the Henry Pan, not the end when everyone was frozen in place.) I think some of you paint Neal as this patron saint when he’s not. Deep down, he is his father’s son. If Henry had been killed, Neal might not be so quick to allow the murderer to live either.
I don’t even see killing Zelena as selfish. He shouldn’t have done it behind everyone’s back after it was agreed to let her live, but he did it because she caused the death of his son. Any parent can relate to that desire. He wanted justice. I’m sorry, but while Rumple’s method was certainly questionable and tricking Belle was awful, I just don’t see wanting the death of someone who cruelly manipulated your son to his own death as selfish.
Going back to Robin and Marian…honestly, if he had just cut her off completely and there was not that grain of hope, their story would be over. What’s the fun in that? We’d have nothing but a brooding Regina in S4. Now Regina’s about to go on a journey that may start out for selfish reasons but could very well lead to some interesting discoveries for Regina. Anyway, she would probably have tried to get Marian out of the picture no matter what- even if Robin had just told her that he’d chosen Marian. Even if Robin did want to be with Regina over Marian, he is from a world in which divorce didn’t really exist. He felt bound by his word.