Aww my pleasure! So happy you enjoyed!
Unfortunately I agree with those “CSers complaining.” I mean, honestly. I was disappointed. I wasn’t one of those people expecting an “I love you” or TLK or anything, but as with any major plot of a season, you have a reasonable expectation for it to be addressed and resolved in some way and I don’t feel like we got that at all. It’s extremely disappointing that we just got a 20-something second long scene of Emma returning his heart and a reunion kiss with no conversation whatsoever. It’s even more disappointing that we didn’t get any kind of emotional reaction from Emma when she saw Rumple with Killian’s heart in his hand, about to crush it and no reaction to him, quite frankly, about to die.
Not just as a CS shipper, but simply from a writing perspective. It’s been a key point this season that Emma is slowly breaking down her walls and letting him in, but also very significantly that she’s terrified to lose him (refer to scene in 4x03). On the other hand, the plot of Rumple taking Killian’s heart was also rather significant, being carried over for a few episodes and yet after such a build up, the resolution was extremely anti climatic (although I did appreciate Belle finally standing up to Rumple). Maybe I could’ve understood CS not having a conversation if at least we’d have gotten any emotional reaction from Emma, but we literally got nothing. Which honestly, after her tearful and clearly very emotional goodbye to Killian, seems OOC that we wouldn’t get an emotional reaction to him almost dying (again, especially since it’s been stressed how important it is for her not to lose him).
So from that stand point, I definitely agree that it was a poorly written episode that didn’t do justice to the story lines it had previously built up: it was very anti-climatic. (I also wasn’t a fan of how they did the Frozen characters goodbyes, and am a little bitter about that). Overall I think they did a real disservice to the Captain Swan relationship and I believe their relationship deserves to be treated better than just hot kiss scenes here and there - I’m here for the angst, I’m here for the emotional side of their relationship too!
Obviously I enjoyed what we got - I mean jesus that make out session was hot. And it was beautiful to see Emma holding Killian’s face in her hand. But again, I feel like the scene with Killian grabbing Emma’s arm also needed some kind of follow up, but we really got nothing.