I do believe we’ll see things turn out just fine by the end of the season. I’m sure the words of the prophecy mean Henry will have something to do with it. Maybe Gold will have to walk away from Lacey for the sake of Henry/goodness/etc and will kiss her goodbye? Maybe that kiss – a kiss that says “I love Belle enough to walk away from you, because she’d never forgive me for what you and I could become” would count as a kiss of true love? Perhaps considered a kiss between Rumple and whatever sliver of Belle might still be left within Lacey?
I agree. I think everything will be resolved by seasons end and a lot of it will have to do with Rumple’s decision regarding Henry.
PS: welcome to the forums!
In some ways, while I’m sure we’ll have a tidy (but open ended) finale, I’m finding myself wondering how everything will be wrapped up within just three episodes. I was totally not prepared for the credits to roll at the end of Lacey, I thought there had to be at least another third of an episode to go! (Maybe that was just wishful thinking on my part.)
It would be interesting to see a parallel with Gold and Regina. If things play out the way we think they will- it could make for an interesting “Yeah, I’m the Dark One- but at the end of the day I was able to choose goodness over power. And that’s something you’ve never been able to do” sort of conversation. Which would only make Regina more furious and more dangerous in the future. As if she needed more reasons to hate the big charming happy family.
P.S. Thanks! I appreciate it. It’s been a while since I’ve dabbled in fandom and I’m having a great time so far. I enjoyed your insights in the most recent podcast. Now I just have to go and listen to the rest of them… 🙂
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