On March 14 EnStarz shares a few spoilers as to what fans can expect the rest of the season of "Once Upon a Time" for Belle since it seems unlikely that there will be a lot of screen time between her and Rumple/ Mr. Gold.
In the past, we've seen Belle always attached to Rumple, or with her nose in a book wishing for adventure instead of going out and having one. Now, co-creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz say that we will actually see Belle breaking from that mold and having a bit of fun.
While it might seem a bit of the same old thing, Kitsis says that we're going to see Belle using her brain and the knowledge she's amassed as the librarian of Storybrooke to come into her own. She'll be a hero that uses her books and intelligence rather than a sword to save people.
Belle will have quite a bit of screen time, with an old friend appearing in Storybrooke, Lumiere, her candlestick friend. In previous spoilers, it's also been mentioned that true love, like that of Rumple and Belle, never dies and will always win out. With that said, fans of the couple shouldn't count out that she would do anything to hold onto that love, even if it means following Rumple to the ends of the earth, or even her own demise to be with him.
While nobody wants to see a major character of the show die, it's likely inevitable, even though we don't know as of yet, who it's going to be.