I got that if Emma died the curse would automatically be broken, not that she hadto be killed. I took it as the curse can still be broken if she lived, but if she did by chance get killed then it’s null and void, sort of like a contract. I don’t think I explained that well, but the gist is that she doesn’t have to die for the curse to break. It’s already starting to weaken and the queen is scared that she can break it. That’s why she didn’t want to kill her, just put her into a coma-like existance.
Ohh, Regina’s “So there” did put his hackles up. He looked like he wanted to @#$%^-slap her there when she rubbed his face in it. Just wait until next week when Belle makes an appearance. I sooooo hope there is interaction between her and Gold, and then Regina and Gold afterward. If Regina has a bit of magic left because of the objects she brought with her, then Gold has a whole storehouse full of magic.
I like the idea that Rumpel possibly placed a safety clause in the curse. It may just be a way to keep the savior safe. But I can’t but think maybe not. Mr. Gold wants the curse broken presumably so that he can leave Storybrooke and find Bae. So…ugh, I’m so confused. 😆
And, um, yeah…Regina’s gonna get it when Mr. Gold finds out about Belle. Like…REALLY GET IT. 😮 😮 😮 Right now, my main theory is that Regina offers up Belle in an effort to get Mr. Gold to reset the curse. He and Belle have a brief but touching reunion, and then BOOM. The effects of the newly reset curse take effect and she forgets everything and Regina takes her back to the asylum. And then next season, Mr. Gold will be spending his time trying to save two people. Baelfire and now Belle. 😥