OK so like, here’s my thoughts.
I don’t think they could have done this any better.
This way we still have a Killian but it’s not at the expense of Emma or Killian’s hard earned happy endings. It doesn’t disrespect or touch in any way the story of the past 6 years. It keeps it all alive and happy and the happy endings sustain which is so important to me and I’m so glad they did that.
This is now a fun new spinoff and I already ADORE these characters and I’m growing curious as to what the story holds and I am just super excited for how this pans out.