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Loving the visual of Regina only hugging the people she cares about most for the [technically] first time; herself, Henry, & Emma, all in the same episode. Or: in a Regina-centric episode regarding her happy ending, only Swan-Mills Family wins her affections.
Once Upon A Time 6x14 Page 23

Q: Do you still regret it? Not walking through the door of that tavern all those years ago?
R: If I had, I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t have Henry, or my family, or this town. I can’t imagine my life without all that.

anonymous asked:

If JMo doesn't come back for S7 how do you think this will affect the coma theory?

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was all about Emma and Jennifer Morrison didn’t appear in it once. That’s the beauty of their concept. Every fairy tale character can become an avatar of sorts. I think Alice and Will were Emma’s main avatars on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. The explanation on the main show was that Emma was sent away for treatment. A radical change in her life, but she arrived there in her cursed state, so all they had to do was continue to tell stories that correlated with her backstory - which they did - using any character they thought appropriate.

This isn’t a story about someone in a comatose state, it’s more of a storytelling device. It explain the rules of the reality we are in, everything makes sense once you realize we’re in mental space. We are watching emotional realities played out instead of our physical reality, but everything’s very real. Emotions are characters, sometimes contrasting emotions or different periods of the same person’s life are acted out by different characters to show inner turmoil. At the same time reality is also played out by the fairy tale characters.

They can really take this concept anywhere, all they have to do is to decide what the metaphors stand for. They can write an episode that explains Emma doesn’t need the fairy tale characters anymore in the same intensive way she did before and so we will follow someone else with a different story who is in need of fairy tales as much as she was in the Pilot.

Another thing they can do is decide that Emma spends more time in the real world, but at night she still dreams. If every episode is a dream that uses the same concept to translate her emotions of what happened during her day, again, we don’t even need to see Emma to still be getting her story.

They’ve actually been showing Emma going up stairs and coming down stairs a lot. She arrives and leaves. Emma is popping in and out of consciousness. She goes upstairs, that marks moments when she steps into the conscious world and away from the fairy tale world of her subconscious mind. We don’t see Jennifer Morrison most of the episode, but  we’re watching her character’s emotions anyways… So the theory will - just as it does now - provide me with a framework from which to interpret what happens.

All that being said… I doubt she’s going to leave, this story needs a resolution for Emma that they can’t give us in the episodes that are left for this season. It makes more sense to do it with her in it.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.”
- George R. R. Martin

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