There is a certain booth in a certain Denny’s haunted by the ghost of Andy Jones. His tortured soul remains barred from the afterlife lest he settle his unfinished business, an unfinished glass of Fanta. At certain times of night you can hear him. “sip”…”sip”…”sip”. But like Sisyphus and his boulder, every time Andy’s Fanta nears the bottom of the glass, a server comes by to top him off. Always tending to the refills. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Trapping him forever in this ether between the realms of the living and the dead.
Once Upon a Time Duo Preview David and Hook's Life-Changing Team-Up
“Josh doesn’t do well with no sleep,” Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin says of her on- and off-screen husband. “And neither does David,” Josh Dallas adds. And thus sets the stage for this Sunday’s episode (ABC, 8/7c), in which Charming aims to settle some unfinished business while his misses continues her unbreakable slumber.
As revealed earlier this season, the death of David’s father, long-ago back in The Enchanted Forest, may have been no accident. So while Snow White remains zonked by a sleeping curse, Charming will set out to uncover the truth.
“He’s got so many things that he wants to fix before she wakes up, so he stays up a little longer than he should,” Dallas shared with TVLine during our visit to the Once set this week. “That erratic, up-all-night, haven’t-slept-for-days kind of takes over David, and he becomes single-minded in not only trying to save Emma [from Gideon], but trying to figure out the truth of his past. He’s visited by the ghost of his father (played by Van Helsing‘s David Cubitt), and his past is not what he thought it was.”
Charming, though, will need a helping hand (singular) in his mission, so he turns to a certain resourceful buccaneer. “He forces Hook a bit into helping him,” Dallas says, “and thank god he does, because Hook ends up saving him in many ways, and forcing him to see clearly.”
Hook, in turn, sees an opportunity to prove himself more than a pirate to David, whom he just might be thinking of calling “father-in-law” at some point.
“Hook knows that he wants to be with Emma,” Colin O’Donoghue explains, “so he kind of wants to get David’s permission to propose to her.”
But as seen in promos, things between the gents get tense, possibly derailing Hook’s bid to repair his reputation. “Yes, something will bite him in the butt…,” O’Donoghue hints.
In the end, though, what Charming comes to discover will have significant ramifications. “It changes the course of his life from here onward,” Dallas teases, “because he thought it was one way and it was actually another.”
Surveying the two-hander (as it were) as a whole, O’Donoghue says, “It’s always great to have two-person scenes on the show, and it was great to have those scenes with Josh, and really get to explore that relationship of Hook and Charming.
“I’m hundreds of years older than him, but I want him to be my father-in-law,” the Irishman notes with a laugh. “And we’re friends, we’re not friends…. It’s complicated, so it’s really good!”
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express or thank you enough for just being you. How the ease at which we communicate suddenly makes the others seem insignificant. How the love that you show me awakens my heart to the fact that what I once had with others was not love, but rather our unfinished business spilling out on to each other. That was sweet hurt. It was sweet resolving.
With you– I can tell you anything. You support me, you make me laugh, you make me want to be a better person. You make me real, honest, belly laugh. I feel like you’re still going to make me laugh that way when we’re 56 and our beauty has faded.
The way I feel for you is so much deeper than the surface. I feel like I see your soul. I feel like i can see the kindness in your eyes. I have an inner knowing that you’ll always be there.
So, thank you. Thank you for being such a light for me. Thank you for your endless positivity. Thank you for always seeing the best in people. Thank you for showing me kindness when I feel like I don’t deserve it. Thank you.
that moment was so intense when Marion turns on the shower and you’re like NNNOOO DON’T DO IT and then she gets in the shower and there’s creepy ominous music and it’s storming outside and you keep thinking the door just opened and Norman will come in as Mother and stab reyrey to death and then she’s just –
AND FUCKING GETS OUT WHEN SHE’S SUPPOSED TO DIE LIKE BITCH NOPE I’VE SEEN PSYCHO AND I AINT GOING OUT LIKE THIS I HAVE SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH MY ASSHOLE BF
I hate myself for loving you so much and i wish i could tattoo the feeling of your lips on my skin. I can’t see myself ever not loving you but you and i will always be unfinished business and maybe somethings are better left unfinished. You’re in my bones, my heart and your voice echoes in my veins. I’ll have to rip myself open to let go of you, but thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like
There is absolutely no reason to lose hope or give up on Caryl, just because there’s no interaction in the finale.
Let’s all remember a few things.
1. Remember last year’s finale? There was some seriously unfinished business. Scott Gimple said we weren’t shown who died in the finale because that wasn’t Season 6’s story. The bashings, the death’s were Season 7’s story.
So, if he used that logic again, he’s probably thinking that ending Carol and Morgan’s storyline is part of Season 7’s story, and her reuniting with Team Family and moving forward and healing with Daryl is part of Season 8’s. You gotta close the chapter that you’re currently on before progressing.
Whether this makes sense to you personally is up to you.
And 2, let’s not forget everything we have been given. Episode 10, paralleling with Richonne (“ I can’t lose you. We say that to the one’s we love. ”), Morgan and Carol’s conversations (“ Dary didn’t find you because of me. ”, “ you have to talk to Daryl about that. ” did you get what you wanted or was it just too late to get away? “).
That opens a door to Carol and Daryl talking. It’s been said that this will be addressed.
3. The ” One Way “ sign was pointing backwards, away from The Kingdom. Melissa McBride confirms this but she couldn’t say more about what it meant.
There’s no reason to lose hope. Season 8 is a new chapter.
Also, Norman made it clear as day that Carol is the most important person in the world to Daryl. Scott Gimple says he (Daryl) allows her solace but he doesn’t want that for him or her. They made episode 10 basically all about Caryl and how Daryl will go to any length to keep her safe and protected because she’s the most important thing to him.
That wouldn’t have happened for them to just brush off Caryl and toss it in the drain. That wouldn’t have happened unless there was more to come, more to be revealed and explored. They wouldn’t have done that for nothing.
There is more. You just need to hold on. You need to remember what we’ve been given. You need to stay positive. You need to block anti’s and ABC/ABD'ers so that you don’t take in their negativity. You need to take care of you and your ship. You need to protect what you love.
Hold on. There’s no reason to let go. Not yet. Not now.
It’s here, the end, the ending I planned from the start then doubted and stuck to. Thanks to @kateyes224@sunflowerseedsandscience and @therobbinsnest for reassuring me when I lost my nerve at the eleventh hour, and to you, everyone who has reblogged and cmmented and supported this surprise of a series. And to David and Gillian, for Mulder and Scully, and I guess Chris too, for thinking of them and then leaving me so much unfinished business to play with….
Reality arrives with a sudden shift in the sheets and then the most awful noise Scully has ever heard in the dead of night. Somewhere between a scream and the word “NO”, Mulder is thrashing beside, her, sweat-slicked and just shouting over and over again as his eyes flicker desperately behind their screwed shut lids. Everything she knows about sleepwalkers and nightmares flies out of her head, she can’t not wake him, not when his fingers are twisted cruelly in the sheets as if he’s grasping for something or someone who is just beyond his reach. Trying to stay out of range, in case he startles, Scully reaches over and starts to smooth Mulder’s hair rhythmically back from the stress lines gathered on his forehead, he jerks a little and so she starts speaking, just his name and that he’s safe and she’s there, in the soft, bedside voice she learned on her pediatrics rotation.
‘Come back, Mulder, it’s okay. Just wake up. Shhh. I’ve got you’
And slowly, painfully slowly, her kindness wears the edges from his anguish, his cries become whimpers, and then subside, hands loosening in she sheets as his eyes, dark with terror flutter open.
‘Scully?’ he manages, and then she is crushed to his chest, closer than close and he’s sobbing into her hair. She holds him just as tightly, holding him together, Mulder’s strength and size so diminished by his terror that Scully almost believes despite her petiteness she could shield him, wrap him completely in her strength and so fight off his demons before they can reach him.
When his grip and breathing have relaxed enough to let moonlight and air between them Scully asks,
‘What did you dream?’ half expecting that he won’t answer. Mulder rolls away onto his back, waits a breath and then reaches back for her hand, unable to meet her eyes but needing her touch.
‘I’m walking down a long corridor with a group of other men. We’re all in suits, we work together I think, and as we walk we pass doors on either side. The doors stretch endlessly away, in both directions and at each door someone stops, opens a little hatch and looks through. Then they make a note, close the hatch and move on. It all seems very normal at first. Like it’s just another day on the job. But then it’s my turn to look in and when I do, something shifts.’
He takes a deep breath and his grip on her hand tightens a little. Scully turns in so she can hold on more tightly, both her arms wrapped around one of his, and when he doesn’t shrug her off she rests her forehead on his shoulders and waits for him to continue.
phillip de chagny died too young and probably with a lot of unfinished business, so imagine his spirit haunting the opera house as a literal benevolent opera ghost, encouraging singers and ballet dancers, charming la sorelli even in death, leaving tips for the ushers.
The Late Phillipe de Chagny: Phantom of the Opera Mk. II
Au where ghosts have chains sort of like the chains in the Christmas Carol, only these chains are not for punishments, but rather represents why a ghost can’t find peace, chains that grounds them to the mortal plane and prevents them from moving on.
The chains could represent anything. An obsession, a regret, an unfinished business, a responsibility. A small and short chain represent something small and could be fulfilled easily. Thicker, longer chains means it’s harder to break, while full blown iron balls are regrets that tortures their soul to their end of time. Most ghost have one or two, some have more than that, but only few and far in between. Iron balls are rare. Very rare.
Full ghosts only have the chains that they have immediately after their death, because regrets are usually the ones that that originate during living and rarely after death. For halfas, they are a different story. They are still alive, their chains are constantly changing, constantly adding up and breaking all the time. Their humanity making their emotions more volatile than full ghosts, and their human lives making them more vulnerable to even more reasons for the chains to form.
Vlad was covered in a lot of chains. Most of them are small, petty things he wanted in life. He does however, have two long, thick chains, each connected to iron balls the size of his head. His love to Maddie and his hatred to Jack. And when he met Danny, another chain and iron ball forms around him.
The amount of Vlad’s chains however, is nothing compared to Danny’s. A teenage boy, constantly under pressure from peers and society, having to meet up the expectations of his parents and teachers,carrying the responsibility of protecting them from ghostly threats while still receiving their scorn and hatred. Well, no one, living or not, can ever say they have met any other ghost that have chains more than the tangled network Phantom has. They never comment on the iron balls either, cuz the amount he carries always makes them shudder.
In relation to an upcoming battle coming up - gurl, you need to calm the fuck down. I think it’s great that you have chosen to pick a side, but you don’t have to get so damn vocal about that shit to the point of shoving it in our throats. Give the rest of us a chance to formulate our own opinions and be respectful of whichever side we choose – even if it’s shitty, okay? =====
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Bitch, you are so intent on plunging into the next thing that you’re not thinking straight. Because if you were, you’d notice that you have a lot of unfinished business to attend to. And not getting that shit straightened out will have a profound impact on that next big thing you’re so fucking amped about. It won’t hurt to take a few steps back and to make sure you’ve crossed all T’s and dotted them I’s. =====
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Why are you sticking with this bitch who doesn’t believe in you? I know, I know, she’s some big-name ho in your career world and she could really make or break you. But gurl, relying on her is not going to do you any favors in the long run. You mustn’t live in fear, dearie. If your shit can slay, then you don’t need this nasty queen. =====
“I told you if you became involved with me,
you would be throwing yourself into the abyss”
“Cut the bullshit Suho…You could still let me go”
“Now, now Love, my patience can only last for so long.”
You & I will always be unfinished business princess…now put on a good face, the world is watching.“
Mafia Boss × Suho
>>The Wedding (Part 1)