and i need a captain hood bromance

quick smartass notes: 5x21
  • I basically spent the entire episode crying. Like, face twisted, gasping, flowing tears, ugly noise making crying. So. That was fun (?)
  • LOL Arthur. Runs at Hades, falls on his ass, and gets killed in about 0.2 seconds. Like, I know they needed to get him to the Underworld so the Bromance of Scruff could commence (and bless Cruella for making the comments that we were all thinking) but as Merlin would say, Arthur, you are such a disappointment.
  • Emma misses Killian so much and I am not all right.
  • Figures that the actual episode Robin gets character development and to address the Zelena situation and to generally react in any way is the one in which they kill him. Full disclosure: I knew far in advance that Robin was going to die, which allowed me to make preparations for it. I’m torn. On one hand, they had so underused his character and he was so transparently a plot device for Regina’s story, and then Zelena’s, that it feels like they wrote themselves into a corner with it. It felt like they had a lot of good raw material there, but as usual with Once, they had problems actually fleshing it out and doing what they intended with it. We could have cut a lot of the Zelena/Hades or RB nonsense and actually made the death really hurt by giving OQ a few godforsaken scenes in the UW. Robin had what, five minutes of screentime in all of 5B? I was crying a lot when he died, believe me, but it was half feeling as if there wAS SO MUCH MORE THEY COULD HAVE DONE WITH THE CHARACTER. Even if they were going to kill him in the end. It’s just…. fuck.
  • ZELENA/HADES WAS DOOMED SO WE COULD HAVE CUT THEIR TIME-SUCK SCENES AND FOCUSED ON OQ????
  • I MEAN????
  • Ugh I’m still angry about this.
  • Robin, you deserved so much better.
  • There were ways to explore Regina’s ultimate struggle with the EQ without killing Robin, imho. On the one hand, I can understand wanting to put stakes back into the show, and to have a moment where realizing that not everyone is going to have their true love delivered back to their arms. But as an OQer and a Regina fan, this one hurts.
  • (I loved Hades so much until they brought in this ridiculous Zelena romance plot. Then I just got tired of him. Sigh. So much potential that…. didn’t really go where I wanted it to.)
  • On that note, it sets up a pretty recognizable character arc for Regina in 6A: she will, with the help of Jekyll and Hyde and their evil split personality stuff, revert to being the Evil Queen, and will have to fight to overcome it once and for all. As Emma and Killian faced their darkness/inner demons this season, now she’s going to have to do the same.
  • Add another to the cringey baby name list with “Robin.” I mean… I like the sentiment and all…. but… this is just really awkward if the show is gonna kill someone and then name a kid after them. I do like the idea of the redeemed Mills sisters being co-mommies to baby Robin, but Regina is clearly going down a dark path for a bit, so yeah.
  • JESUS CHRIST STOP HURTING REGINA 2K16.
  • JESUS CHRIST STOP HURTING CAPTAIN SWAN 2K16.
  • But Killian. KILLIAN. KILLIAN. JONES. Meets Arthur in the underworld. Tells him what a total lame-o he is. Then, facing the man who is the reason he is down there, is dead, will probably never see Emma again, and everything else…. offers to help him. Takes him on a quest to discover his true self. Risks losing the book to save him. Gets called “stubble sandwich” by Cruella Queen of Everything. Brings his character arc full circle by putting a shady king on the right path. Is completely selfless hero.
  • (So, this means Charming is symbolically forgiven for cheating on Killian with Arthur, because Killian and Arthur have now had a bromantic adventure to make things right.)
  • KILLIAN “I AM THE WORST PERSON ALIVE” JONES: GETS SENT FROM HEAVEN IN A BLAZE OF LITERAL WHITE LIGHT FROM THE KING OF THE GODS WHO HAS SEEN FIT TO RETURN HIM TO THE ARMS OF HIS TRUE LOVE.
  • Do you think he will finally appreciate and understand just what that means?
  • Yes, Zeus was a bit literally deus-ex-machina. But Killian earned it by continuing to be a hero and to fight for Emma even at the very end and thinking there was nothing left for their future, only hers. By forgiving Arthur and fighting to help him. He damn well earned that magical ride home from the Gods. HE DAMN WELL EARNED IT.
  • Was there ever a more deserved happy moment on this show than Emma and Killian and her kissing his entire face off as he tried to spout off this silly story about a dude in a toga and King’s Cross with Dumbledore and…. er, Zeus? Those sweet angels and their faces. I have never seen Emma so happy in this entire show. She was climbing him like a TREE.
  • On a final note, both Mo French and Rumple continue to be the worst, film at 11. Mo won’t help his own daughter to spite Rumple, Rumple has no idea how to begin to be remotely decent and now has the Olympian crystal (which is clearly not going well) and the best thing anyone could do for Belle would be to leave her under that curse. What a pair of total yutzes.
  • Emotional state: 1 thousand percent not okay. Angry about Robin. Crying over Regina and Zelena. Crying more over Regina. Crying over Emma missing Killian. Crying over Killian. Crying over Emma and Killian.
  • Seriously. I have never cried so fucking much in one episode. Not even during 5x11.
  • This show has so many problems but I do love it.
  • Methinks season 6 is going to be their “Civil War” season. Rough waters ahead for the Charming-Mills family.
  • Please don’t screw it up.
  • And on the topic of screwing:
  • We know CS banged. If we don’t see it or a hint of it, the dog dies.
  • Thanks.
  • Love, the fandom.