Wow I was not expecting that announcement this morning- I'm very sorry to hear Jen is leaving but she has to do what's right for her. Even if Colin is back for a S7 I don't know if I'll watch it - to me OUAT is about Emma Swan and without her on the show it just won't be the same. So I'll watch next weeks ep as if it's the series finale. But I just want to say a massive thank you to Jmo for bringing Emma Swan to life - she's 1 of my favourite tv characters ever!
As usual, I am 100% with you.
I don’t know what I’m going to do come September if the show comes back. I can’t even use my previous TV habits as a gauge when it comes to losing favorite characters because I watched Charmed through its entire eight seasons even though Prue was killed at the end of season 3 but I stopped watching SVU after season 9 when they disbarred Casey Novak. (I was RIPSHIT about that, btw. There were OH SO MANY LJ rants. ;))
So I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know what Once without Emma looks like, and I don’t know if it will be for me. But I am so very grateful to Adam and Eddy and especially to Jen that we’ve gotten to know Emma Swan and follow her along on this journey over the past six seasons.
It’s no secret that I absolutely love what Jen has done with Emma and that I don’t think anyone else would have cared as much about her and put as much into her. I have so much respect and so much love for what she’s done to bring this character to life and make us care about her and make us want to see her find her happily ever after.
Through Emma, Jen has touched the hearts of so many people and I hope she knows that. I hope she knows that we love her and that the nastiness she sees on social media is not representative of the fandom as a whole. I hope she knows that her work has made Emma resonate with so very many people and that we all wanted for Emma the same things she did. And I hope she knows how happy we are to see Emma find her happily ever after, even if it doesn’t continue on our TV screens beyond next week.
I am so very glad I got the chance to meet her in Vancouver and now I wish I’d said even more to her than I did. I’m hoping she’ll still be able to make it to NJCon in October, which will be even more special now. I hope anyone who hasn’t gotten a chance to meet her someday eventually does because she’s amazingly lovely and deserves to know just how many people her work has touched.
I know it’s just a TV show but right now, it feels like a really good friend is moving away. I’m really sad but no matter what, we’ll still have those six years to look back on and smile.