Before Everyone Freaks Out
I don’t believe for one second that Emma is going to die. I don’t believe A&E would build this show around hope and Emma giving people their own happy endings, just to have her meet such an end. Either there is more at play here: Emma being manipulated to believe this or there really is a way for her to change her fate.
She is trying to protect Killian and her family by not telling them. It’s not the right choice, but I don’t think she wants them to worry about her fate. And Killian just came back to her. She’s his happy ending, his true love. She knows this would tear him apart and he would never accept that there isn’t anything that can be done. I don’t think Emma will just give up and accept this. I think she will try to change her fate and will eventually let Killian help her. So just take deep breaths. Everything will be okay!