How do you know CS is TL, or endgame? Or why do you think it is? I'm a little newer around here, and I see people iffy about Emma and Hook getting focused on this season, or some fretting that Emma/Regina will become a thing, but then I see people that aren't worried at all, that are so sure of CS, and that "swanqueen isn't a factor. I'm in the middle and would like to be a bit more on your side of things.
Hi anon - hope you’re prepared to do some reading!
I’m going to lay out a few basic ideas and give you some links to follow with some of them :)
Captain Swan is the only relationship on the show we’ve seen unfold completely in real time.
We’ve watched them every step of the way as they fell in love - not in flashbacks but in the present. We saw their first kiss, first hand holding, first argument, first date - everything. And we got to experience it through both of their points of view. The way this story has been told and the time the writers are taking with it is SIGNIFICANT.
Their relationship strongly parallels the ULTIMATE True Love Couple - Snowing!
There are just so many parallels in these two love stories. From their first adventure - to the love triangle - even the dialog. We even got a whole 2 hour season finale focusing on our ship having an adventure in which they PARTICIPATE in Snowing’s love story. And the episode culminates with the two of them finally getting together.
I’m sure you’ve seen the gif sets showing the similarities. But here’s a video from one of the best in our fandom that beautifully shows the parallels between Emma’s love story and that of her parents.
And here’s a post I made about the parallels in their wardrobes (X)
The Charming family motto is “I will always find you” and…
(you can read about why that scene in Going Home was the moment i knew beyond a doubt they were endgame here)
but Hook also found Emma in the EF of the past.
and don’t forget that the deleted scene when Emma asks Henry how he found her and her replies “Hook”.
Like Snowing these two will ALWAYS find each other - in any realm, in any time, and with or without their memories!
Everything about this episode screamed endgame ship. From the music, to the cinematography, to the contrast with Emma’s first love that broke her heart - and all the parallels with the Snowing “I met her on a journey” adventure in which they fell in love.
Lastly, Hook was written specifically FOR Emma.
The writers have said it was ALWAYS the plan for Hook to fall in love with Emma. And that they are so lucky that the chemistry between the actors /characters worked out the way they’d hoped it would.
I’ve written on this subject numerous times and in various ways. So I’m going to link you to some of those metas:
Four Clues Hook was always intended to be a Hero (hook wasn’t turned into a love interest for Emma - he was written to be one)
All the things she never had (how hook fills the holes in emma’s heart)
How I know CS is Endgame (what sets it apart from rival ships)
What does Hook see in Emma Swan anyway? (what characteristics first attracted him to her - has links to how good emma has been for Hook)
Four Kisses before they got it Right (why SB + CS = Happily Ever After)
These are just a few - if you go to my CS meta tag (you’ll find it in my sidebar) you will find tons more to read if you are so inclined ;)
Hope that brings you to “my side of things” anon! If you aren’t convinced Hook is Emma’s True Love after reading and watching all of this stuff them you probably never will be - until we finally get that TLK of course!
(none of these gifs are mine)