What a beautiful episode regarding Captain Swan and more particularly Emma we had tonight. To see her in that situation broke my heart- Jennifer Morrison- Just Jennifer can kill you with such raw emotions and her tears reduce me to a puddle of emotions. She literally breaks my heart in tiny shards.
I love how complementary Emma and Killian are, how they are here for each other. I do feel like this episode was the rightful following of what happened last week: she’s his happy ending and he proves to us all and to her that he’s hers.
Emma comforts Killian knowing he’s scared : she knows him, knows his past, knows his biggest fear is to lose her. I love how Emma did not hold back ONE SECOND. In front of her son, in front of her parents, she went to him and hugged him because she’s here and not going anywhere.They still both have huge issues but they have now learned to live with them together and to be there whenever one of them doubts : their dynamic is beautiful to watch for those moments. Killian is worried and Emma reassures him- the way he would reassure her when she’s doubting herself.
The display of affection in front of others is such a huge step for Emma too, for she was not one to express much in the past seasons she keeps showing support and love to her pirate. It’s also touching to see how much Emma trusts Killian with her past, not so long ago it would have been terribly hard for her to open up about it; it’s now so casual, because in a lot of ways, he’s her confident, much like Charming with Snow
But what moved me is how Emma took everything about her parents’s lie, very bad of course - which is no surprise since she realises she was lied at all along. Back to that time of her life where she was lied at- foster families with pretty dreams of families ending by being all lies. Emma was so deeply hurt - Jennifer was stunning for how she portrayed betrayal and managed to give us the impression Emma was like a child- foster kid, orphan, lied at- it was heartbreaking.
Of course her first reaction is to pull away from Killian, of course she would run away but while her parents are now not people she wants to be around, she for sure has her pirate lover. And it’s beautiful she seeks the comfort of his arms and how he just tells her what she needs to hear, her friend is okay, her parents are sorry, and more importantly he’s here. She is not alone anymore and she doesn’t have to go through it alone
They are both here for each other and that’s so very important- FORESHADOWING about how they will be there for each other no matter what the last shot with Emma being standing in front of the clocktower felt like Emma Swan the first time she arrived there, first curse.
Emma is standing at a crossroads, lost, not knowing the way to go, doubting her family and on the way to take the road to Evil!land.
Foreshadowing, scenery speaking for itself, I do believe there’s some good bueno CS scenes coming with Killian proving how much of a support he is to her and how he’s her ultimate fan.