*Still not convinced about the PP = Rumple’s father theory. The only way it makes sense to me is if Rumple doesn’t know PP is his father. If Rumple DID know I feel like his reaction to PP this season would involve more than just distrust/hate, it would be a lot more complicated, just like Neal’s reaction to Rumple isn’t pure hate/resentment. I’m for the brothers theory for now.*
Yeah. Also, if Pan really is a de-aged Malcolm, they’d best have an explanation for how he still has memories of Rumple’s life as a child, because August lost his memories, and Neal would have lost his memories if Rumple had de-aged him.
If Malcolm de-aged and kept his memories, Rumple had to know that, because he recognises Pan, so he knew him as someone who was close to him, after the de-aging, which you’d think would have been the final straw that broke their relationship off completely, emotionally and also physically if that’s when he went to NL. So if de-aged Malcolm kept his memories of Rumple, then why did Rumple say that de-aging Neal would take away his memories? How would Rumple even be able to think of doing that to his son, if he’d been through a traumatic de-aging with his own father?
I don’t deny that the way this article describes Malcolm, it does sound very much like the characterisation of Pan. The logic of it all just isn’t clicking in my head though, so I hope that if that IS the direction they’re going in, they answer those questions I have so I can believe the storyline.
Anyway, one thing I do know for sure about this ep is that it’s gonna break my heart, and after seeing it, many of the previous Rumple storyline will break my heart all over again in a whole new way.