(12-27-2016, 06:25 PM)AwesomeDude1 Wrote: People are saying this wouldn't work because Dipper wouldn't trust Stan if Mabel got stuck in the portal. That's the point. While Dipper doesn't trust Stan and blames him for what happened, he knows that he can't rebuild the portal on his own and has to rely on Stan.
But again, how does he know it's a portal with another side? Stan doesn't really seem to know for sure what it is or how it works, and you think Stan's explanation would be enough for Dipper?
Dipper might work on reopening the portal on his own, but at the summit of NWHS, only the arrival of Ford and the proof Stan was in the right helped him climb back from truly thinking Stan was a villain. Without that event, adding in the grief of losing Mabel, he wouldn't trust Stan, not ever again.
It's established again-and-again that losing each other is the worst possible thing for the twins, and so losing Mabel wouldn't result in a cool, collected Dipper who would trust Stan and look at the situation objectively. It'd be a bitter, vicious situation that wouldn't be at all enjoyable to watch. They wouldn't work together, Dipper would refuse to ever speak to Stan again at best.
I mean, just look at the portal scene. When Stan appears Dipper gives him a look of complete, withering reproach. When Stan starts to try and explain Dipper is actively fighting against him and trying to stop him. This isn't a situation where two people would start to work together immediately afterwards, it's too much of a stretch.