Just purely for my own references (and i’m really not trying to slam on the character or ship, honest)….has anyone ever heard Neal say the word “hope” to Emma?
I pulled up all the transcripts of their shared episodes, the following are literally all of the times the word…
Also interesting that most of the “hope” emphasis comes in relation to his relationship with Rumple. I was watching the S1 episode last night where Blue gives Bae the magic bean and they literally say Bae’s happy ending is with his father, like it used to be. Rumple said if Bae finds a way to get rid of his magic without killing him, he’ll do it. For him. I’ve always thought that’s where Bae/Neal’s TRUE story lies.