Okay, but what would that accomplish? Seriously, you’re going to have to explain it to me. I hear the upset, I see the posts, but someone please explain to me what the point would be, if he’s stuck out here, in this world, with Marian and no Regina, forever.
Are we hoping that after a few months of grieving Regina, he will decide he no longer wants Marian either and will leave and go find some other nice lady to love, or….? Because other than that, the end result will be the same: he will end up with Marian. So all Robin is doing is taking them to the end result without taking his own time to grieve, for the sake of Marian and their child, and the peace and comfort and happiness of their home life.
Because assuming he’s not running a con of his own here, assuming this is Robin trying to be genuine despite his misgivings, I just don’t see the point of creating more tension and distance by him telling her, when she’s clearly upset and feeling like he’s not in this with her “You’re right, I’m not, I’m in love with someone else and I need time.”
And the thing is, he’d be totally within his rights to do that. If that was what he wanted. But Robin isn’t generally a selfish guy, and I would imagine he already feels like he’s the bad guy here. He feels like she’s a stranger to him, things don’t feel the way they did before, Marian is saying it feels like he’s not really there with her. He needs to step up and be the husband and father they are counting on him to be, so he doubles down and commits. He ignores his gut, and does what sounds like the “right thing” again.
He’s being totally played, and it’s unfortunate and horrible for Robin and Roland and Regina, but he’s making a choice based on what he knows. And what he knows is that he can mitigate the pain of others by keeping his own pain private and playing the part until he feels the part. That’s not out of character for Robin, no matter how much it may upset people that their ship is in danger for OH MY GOD YOU GUYS LIKE ONE MORE EPISODE EVERYBODY CALM DOWN THE PRESS RELEASE SAYS REGINA IS ON HER WAY TO FIND HIM LIKE NEXT WEEK. CHILL. JUST CHILL.
I just… Robin is not the bad guy here. He’s trying to be the good guy.