We (@darkswanjones and @katniss-annabeth-luna-jones) were thinking we needed something aside from the imminent and dreaded school to take our minds off the equally dreaded hiatus, so here’s our Captain Swan 5B Episode Countdown! We’re alternating the episodes with Captain Swan scenes and talking about them because that’s pretty much our favorite thing to do.
What I love throughout this episode is that Killian Jones is thinking of one thing – saving Emma. David’s also concerned with finding Anna, figuring out who Elsa is, his encounter with Bo Peep – but Killian doesn’t care about any of that. All he cares about is getting Emma out of the ice cave.
Throughout the telling of the tale, Emma and Hook are oddly silent. David’s careful to keep his tone light and cheerful, but Snow knows him too well. She can see the remembered fear in his eyes. It’s the same fear that’s still etched on Killian Jones’ face as he crouches at her daughter’s side as though he is prepared to be parted from her only on pain of death.
Killian’s holding onto Emma, pulling her close, almost before David has the blankets settled around her. And Emma’s holding him too, her hand on his hooked arm, holding him there next to her. They’re not letting anything pull them apart, not an ice storm, not a malfunctioning heating system, nothing. This scene shows already that nothing will keep Killian Jones from Emma Swan’s side.