Hi ! Do you think Rumple put Belle under a sleeping spell and lied to her? I desperately hope not, but I can't see any alternatives. I find it hard to believe that she and Gideon are both just sleeping - I don't think it's that late. Also, if they are, surely they wouldn't sleep all day. Belle is wearing his ring soon, so I don't know what happens to trigger this, but if he did any of the above, it's a huge step back for him.
No, I don’t think Rumple is lying to Belle and Gideon, not beyond a temporary lie of omission. I think that’s what the narrative wants us to believe, and that’s why he reiterated that everything he does is for their protection…because things are going to get dicey in the Final Battle and appearances will not be what they seem. Rumple is far from stupid and he made several inferences that he knows precisely what sort of game Mommy Dearest is playing. Watching those final Gold Family moments, I think Gideon knows that the Black Fairy is far from gone. He’s chosen to keep silent for his mother’s protection. Gideon and Rumple know exactly what level of evil they are facing, and they both want to protect Belle from her; Black Fairy’s happy ending includes Gideon and Rumple, but I think Belle is supposed to be 1000% out of the picture.
Yeah, I think it’s possible Belle and Gid are sleeping–it’s been a long and trying day and I am ok with the mental image of mother and son curled up together catching some zzzs since Gideon is basically a 6-year-old in a man’s body. Baby boy needs a nap.