Oh WOW!!! That sneak peek with Mr. Gold and Belle blew me away. I loved it! It was really sweet of him to call her a hero and remind her of all the wonderful things she did in the past. Hopefully, this is the start of her gaining her memory back and falling back in love with Rumpel. I can't wait to see her next character centric episode and witness how her story plays out.
Ok, so who's dying? I've got 4 theories:
1. No one. It'll be another Cricket Game situation when the media hypes up someone's death, but it turns out to be a trick.
2. Cora. The actress' name has gone missing from the casting lists of future episodes and thanks to the introduction of the candle, I think Snow will trade her life in return for the life of a loved one.
3. Rumpel/Gold. However, it won't be a real death. There's the possibility that Gold will come close to death, but then Nealfire will jump in and use the candle, thus killing Cora in the process.
4. Dr. Whale, Grumpy or Granny. None of these characters play a significant role in the overall plot, so having them killed off would not ruin the story. But it would definitely deliver a big enough shock factor to upset the audience.
Wow, I just realized that 2 of my theories has the same person dying in them. Sorry Cora.