I think Rumple is mis-interpreting the prophecy. Usually, prophesies are worded to be tricky. I don’t think Henry will literally be the death of Rumple but of the bad part of him. Even with Belle, he sometimes struggles between right and wrong. Henry might be the key to “killing” the Dark One but not Rumple himself.
Sometimes I think the show tries to hard to bring legends into the show. If they were going to deal with the legend of Excalibur, I’d much rather have seen Merlin and Lancelot. But, since it was a fake Excalibur, I guess that’s still possible.
Of course Emma considers herself an orphan. Even if it was unintentional, that’s what she is. I’ve always thought Snow and Charming were a little pushy with the “We’re all a happy family!” business. Unlike Henry, Emma has had 28 years to build that wall around her. Even though I think she understands what happened, that doesn’t just immediately take away those feelings of being abandoned. That resentment she feels is deep-rooted. A child can get over that hurt a little easier.
Charming is pretty stupid. His stubbornness led to him accidentally poisoning himself. Of course, I’m sure the show won’t let him die. I kind of wish they would. Snow is already struggling with that dark place in her heart. Imagine how much darker it could be.
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