#i just want to know if the way she pushes his hair out of the way is something talia probably did for them as children #some sort of comforting small touch to make them feel better when they felt sick #or was it just instinct for cora to touch her brother in a very simple but comforting way because he needed it or maybe she needed it #to make sure her brother was okay #im just very emotional and i wish they would have explored their relationship more
Oder Fehr's character in the Mummy returns has a great line"there's a fine line between coincidence and fate" that aptly applies to the foreshadowing backing up all ur theories waiting to play out but like Brendan Frasers character I find it hard to believe in it. I don't have faith the writers will follow through especially with regards to Regina going EQ, I see the set up but don't think they have the balls to follow through not with her popularity how r u so confident they won't chicken out?
Lol! Honestly? I stopped caring so much after a season-and-a-half of waiting (and transferring my theories over to yet another season of the show). Somewhere along the line, I was like, “Ugh, all my theories are for way later, and they’re endgame and everything, and I’m going to have to wait ‘til the end of the show to see them. Fiiiiiiine!” And then I “distracted” myself with more episodic/procedural TV shows, which are usually the type I go for anyway (I hate serialized shows, and this show is practically the only exception).
So I guess the short answer is “I don’t”? Maybe? I don’t have faith that the writers will follow through? But at the same time, I kind of do, just in principle.
Let me put it this way—what I have faith in is the fact that Adam and Eddy LOVE to fuck with people’s minds.That’s what I have faith in. I look at the way they write Rumple, the way they wrote Peter Pan, the way Adam and Eddy carefully word their comments to the fans, and all I see, and all I hear, are two people playing mind games and having the time of their lives. I mean, just look at the other show they created on Freeform—it’s a psychological thriller, an old-school slasher series for teens. That should spell out to you how much those two boys like playing mind games.
And then look at the way they write this series, the way they’ve written this series from the get-go—every season follows a pattern:
Setup, setup, setup, setup, setup, rest, build up bad shit, build up bad shit, really build up bad shit, EPIC TWIST, fallout and setup for next season.
The epic twists don’t come until just about the end of the season (coinciding with “sweeps” season). So given all of that, if we apply all that shit to Regina’s character, then it would go something like this:
Good Regina, good Regina, good Regina, good Regina, good Regina, okay Regina, good Regina, good Regina, okay Regina, EVIL QUEEN, death.
Lol! Here’s Emma’s pattern (whenever Regina’s pattern is as above):
You can really tell which characters and plotlines and couples are endgame going by how much crap the writers throw at them while still keeping them together (e.g. Snowing and Captain Swan). It’s cliché, by the “will they or won’t they” couples are always the ones planned for the long run. And it’s mostly because that crap always works. People just love seeing other people struggle, especially in love. It says a lot about society in general. People also seem to love redemption arcs (also says a lot about our collective psychology). There are two prominent ones on this show—Killian’s and Regina’s. One of them is real and the other is fake. That is by design. But I digress…
Your question to me was how I have faith that this theory (about Regina) will play out. Your question to me was how I have faith in the writers giving Regina this intended ending, given her “popularity” and all. And I guess my answer to you is I have faith that Adam and Eddy LOVE to lead their audience on. I have faith that they love to pull the rug from under people. I have faith that the two of them are writers with integrity (that they’ll stick to their intended endings). But most of all, I have faith that the two of them are just fucked up people. And, in my experience, that’s always true—everybody’s got a screw loose in this world. The only difference is in how we choose to channel our insanity. I simply think Adam and Eddy channel it by writing this show the way that they do.
Having faith in these writers is a lot to ask, I know. I totally get it. I myself got tired of waiting and pretty much moved on somewhere around the Camelot plotline. I still love the show, don’t get me wrong. But now a lot of it is sort of like a game to me. I watch the show to see how well I can read Adam and Eddy through the show. I study it like it was a fascinating comparative literature course. I try to pick up their patterns. I study their foreshadowing. I look at the way they interlace all the different stories they have in there (from Jekyll and Hyde to Snow White to Sleeping Beauty to the Bible). And, of course, I am a fan of mind games and psychological thrillers. There’s just something fascinating about screwing with other people’s heads. That’s probably why I love Rumple so much. I should’ve minored in Psychology.
Anyway! That probably didn’t help you very much, did it? I usually don’t know how to answer the “having faith in the writers” question beyond, “It’s up to you.” My own expectations from the writers aren’t terribly high. Basically, I expect them to be two fucked up guys who love to lead people on, and I expect them to have writer’s integrity. It’s really not much. They did spend ten years trying to get this TV show off the ground, so I expect them to stick to what was largely their original vision.
Okay. That was probably the third time I repeated myself, so I’m just gonna end it here before it happens again.
Thanks so much for the question! And I hope you have a great rest-of-the-week! :-D
Oh, and I forgot to say—I don’t believe in coincidences when it comes to
writing on a TV show. It is all “fate”
(and by “fate”, I mean “planned by the writers”, who, philosophically, are “God” for the characters in their
universe). There are too many “coincidences” in patterns on this show
to be anything but foreshadowing. I
was telling someone else just now: look at the pregnancies on this show—we never
get to see them played out. They’re all “skip to the end” type pregnancies—Snow’s
first pregnancy skipped to the end, Emma’s pregnancy with Henry was skipped to
the end, Snow’s second pregnancy was skipped to the end, Zelena’s was sped up,
Belle’s was sped up, which leads me to assume Emma’s pregnancy will either be “skipped
to the end” or “sped up”. It’s all about patterns, and there are way too many consistent patterns on this show to be anything but foreshadowing. You know what I mean?