@Ms. Pixie wrote:
I don’t think Bae is dead but I am with you on other points you made. I don’t think they will rush into their happy ending in season II either. Keep in mind who is writing the stories. They are gonna torture us for sure. But I do believe Belle will play a major role in Rumple’s turn.
I also agree Mr. Gold won’t be dead or the show will be so over. But still can’t tell if he could have a happy ending at the end. So have to keep our fingers crossed.
I try to always keep in mind that what’s going to happen doesn’t really depend on logic or what I expect it to be, but on what the writers will decide! And, from what they usually do, I see a lot of “turn-arounds” and “oh-come-on-don’t-do-that-to-me” coming!
As for why he’s helping Emma to believe, I still haven’t decide if it is because of Bae or his powers. I was willing to bet on the power, but, maybe, he is really changed.
I would say it’s for Bae. When the curse is broken, he will be a freeman and can leave SB to find Bae.