'Once Upon a Time': 'Neal is always going to have feelings for Emma,' says star Michael Raymond-James
"Once Upon a Time" has two episodes left in Season 2. As we just saw in the latest episode, Neal ( Michael Raymond-James) caught Emma and Henry snooping around and is highly doubtful about Emma's suspicions of Tamara.
Raymond-James tells Zap2it that when it comes to Tamara, it's going to be hard for Neal to believe Emma because he's just not ready to accept another betrayal.
"Emma's certainly going to keep trying to get Neal to see, but the place Neal's at is the eye sees what it wants to see, the ears hear what it wants to hear," says Raymond-James. "It's incredibly difficult for him to turn that corner and even entertain the idea that a big betrayal, akin to being betrayed by his father, would happen again. It's something that he's not ready to even think about."
But something he may start to be thinking about is how he feels about Emma. In the above featurette, the creators of "Once Upon a Time" discuss Emma and Neal's relationship, then they show a sneak peek clip of Sunday's episode, titled "Second Star to the Right."
In the clip, Neal says to Emma, "I wanted to look for you. I was too afraid ... that you would never forgive me, 'cause I never forgave myself. There hasn't been a day that's gone by that I don't regret having left you."
Raymond-James tells us that even with Tamara in the picture, Neal's feelings for Emma will always be there.
"Neal is always going to have feelings for Emma, no matter what," says Raymond-James. "Those feelings can't be put in a jar and set aside, you're always carrying them with you. Neal is, anyway."
"As far as reconciliation between the two of them, there's work that obviously needs to be done," he continues. "In this week's episode, you're going to see them begin to scratch the surface of the unfinished business they have. Some of the things that haven't yet been said we start to dance around."
"Once Upon a Time" airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Get more info at ABC's official OUAT website.
UPDATE: A previous version of this article identified the quote from ABC's clip as Neal saying, "I wanted to love you." He actually says, "I wanted to look for you." We misheard the dialog and apologize for the mistake. The quote has been corrected.