To The End of the World or Time...
SAYING GOODBYE TO EMMA SWAN AND ONCE UPON A TIME AS WE KNEW IT.
*PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS CONTAINS SEASON 7 SPOILERS AND CASTING NEWS*
With this morning’s heartbreaking news of Jen leaving the show plummeting the high I was feeling after that musical episode, I have some initial thoughts.
First, I respect her decision. It’s her life, it’s her career. She fulfilled her contractual obligations and has been an amazing Emma Swan for the past six years. I wish her well in the future and have nothing but respect for her.
Second, I seriously hope ABC considers letting OUAT end this season. I know not everyone shares this sentiment, but Captain Swan was the integral part of the show for me. They were what kept me tuning in week after week when other parts of the story were leading me to walk away. I guess I could see a plot in which Killian and Emma are separated and he has to fight to get her back. Or maybe Season 7 would be a prequel that takes place in the Enchanted Forest. I’m not sure how well either would play out with the general audience, but I hope they at least consider letting the show wrap up now with dignity and with all the main players still attached.
But if they do continue on, I hope they do not kill off Emma or break up Captain Swan in any way (divorce, etc.). This would be getting into How I Met Your Mother Finale territory, and that royally backfired on the creators of that show. I know real life isn’t a fairytale and sometimes the happy endings don’t last, but this is a show about hope and I think the audience would have a negative reaction to the destruction of a couple who has been built up for years and overcome everything to be together.
Finally, if the show does continue and Colin remains, I will continue to watch. No offense to the Rumple or Regina fans, but I’ve always been a Snowing and Captain Swan fan. And if three out of four of my favorites are gone, I will continue to be there for the one. If Colin does decide to step away and the show continues, then my time with the show will be done.
Captain Swan shippers, it’s been fun! I know we will continue to fandom together with new fanfiction and the reminiscing of old times, but I am sad that our times of seeing them together on screen in new ways is coming to an end. I am so thankful we got to see them confess their love for one another multiple times and ultimately get married in a beautiful ceremony. That is way more than most shippers get in a lifetime. As we look forward to one more week with the Once Upon a Time we’ve come to know and love, may we cherish it, relish it, and be oh so thankful for it.
Thank you Colin and Jen for bringing our ship to life and captaining it through all the storms. Thank you Adam and Eddy for creating these characters and allowing them their happy ending (don’t ruin it, you two!). And special shout out to Josh and Ginny who were and always will be the perfect Snow White and Prince Charming. May you all live happily ever after!
To the end of the world or time…