"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
That’s where I have issues too. Emma has all ready lived through so much pain and after they get their memories back in whatever way, that’s going to hit both her and Henry like a ton of bricks and I know I will not be emotionally ready to handle watching that. Hopefully it happens in a way where they can focus more on the year that they’ve spent together, happy and living in NYC and isn’t a made up memory for either of them, and realize that just because that one past wasn’t real, having happiness in their future is absolutely possible now that they’ve both experienced it on some level. Maybe it’s what makes Emma appreciate all the moments in her life like David told her and gives her the hope that she really can have a happy ending too. Maybe that’s what makes her fight for Neal? I don’t know. Three months to speculate…AUGH!!! 🙁
At the risk of being a pessimist, they’ve been known to sweep reactions to false memories under the rug: ie, dealing with it at all in S2. Belle never got to talk about being locked up as a blank slate. The only MM/David Nolan stuff we really got were side jokes about “we were cursed.” I can see them having Emma and Henry remember who they are and then not dealing with the whole “omgosh, our life was a lie!”