Thank you for the explanation of Stockholm Syndrome- I *knew* Belle didn’t fit! Hearing that Belle has Stockholm Syndrome is one of my biggest pet peeves of all the complaints people have about the princess characters. I’m glad to know I’m not just being biased.
I wonder if it will end up being Gold who eventually has to bring out the good in Lacey for a change. I agree that Lacey came across as darker than Emilie implied. It was positively disturbing to watch her practically cheer Gold on as he beat Keith with his cane. I think Gold will slip for a while, unable to resist that his darkness turns Lacey on, but eventually he will realize that he will lose Belle if he continues.
I wonder what effect being Lacey will have on Belle once her memories come back. I think she’ll be horrified that she behaved like that! And she will also be horrified at Gold’s behavior. I think that maybe that is what Emilie meant by resolution- Belle will remember again but everything is going to be such a shock for her that things might not be all hunky dory afterwards.