So, as y'all know, Neal was listening to "Charley's Girl" in 2x1. If I heard correctly, the song on the radio at the end of 3x11 was "Charley's Girl." If I wasn't already sobbing enough, that connection made me cry even harder.
Waiting for the second half of the season is going to be the death of me...
Whether it was Neal or Hook kissing her, I think the results would have been the same; Emma doesn't have her memories and wouldn't remember who her True Love is; Emma's altered memories and no memories of Storybrooke would make her forget who and what all Neal was; she still would remember him as the guy who stole the watches and let her take the fall for it.
No memories, despite True Love's Kiss doesn't work (didn't work for Gold when he kissed Belle after she fell over the town line, didn't work for Charming when Snow took the potion to make her forget her love)
I think that with all the theories, rumors, wishes, thoughts, etc. floating all over The Net, there is one thing we can all agree on: the next 10 weeks; 1 day, 12 hours and 8 minutes (as of this posting) will be MURDER!
Neal was in her memories without Storybrooke and admitted that she thought she loved him the whole time so I am still hoping that this is a reset for Neal and he can just show back up and she will remember. Now we will just forget the Tamara trying to kill everyone and Emma putting her guard up so she wouldn't lose him again.