First of all, Rumple isn’t gone for good, and Belle has never given up on him. She’s not about to move on from him so easily, especially with the son of the man she loves. Neither has Neal given up hope of a second chance with Emma. Neal would not “go there” with Belle, the woman he knows his father loves, even if he were really grief-striken. Neal isn’t the type to try to come between two people who love each other; he’d do the right thing just because it’s the right thing to do. Also, I don’t think Belle would ever look at Neal in the same way she does his father. As far as crossing boundaries, this is a show for families, not a show just for adults. The film that introduced “Mrs. Robinson” is for adults for a reason. So I say there are some lines that just won’t be crossed.
Slurpez, we don’t know what Belle is thinking. They all think Rumple is dead. We have no idea where any of them will or won’t go with the story line. We might think something but that doesn’t make it an absolute or canon until we see it depicted on camera or verified by K&H.
The Graduate was rated PG13 and OUAT is rated PG. I wasn’t referring to the sexual content of the film, I was referring to the fact that the character Benjamin had slept with both Mrs. Robison & her daughter. For all we know, young Leopald may do the exact same thing by having a fling with young Cora and later marrying her daughter Reggie. It’s all related. 🙂
Harleygirl, thanks. 🙂 You and slurpez think along the same lines as Belle & Neal bonding more like siblings as opposed to parent/child. I’m leaning that way too. 🙂
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