meta won’t be out for a couple of days at least, but here are my initial thoughts:
the premiere wasn’t perfect, but i think the set up it created was—meaning, i think camelot is really the perfect place to take our characters, and i’m glad we’re physically going there
similarly, i’m interested in the allusions to the white swan/dark swan we’ll be seeing side by side via the time jump. showing the duality of her without literally doing it, etc
wtf belle ugh god hold my hair while i vom
unfortunately the writers did make another rape allusion and it was p unsettling bc once again—do they realize the implication of that kind of writing? probably not. they’re treating it way too lightly
jane espenson i am relying on you to slap them upside the head pls come through
then again again, everything else about zelena was so entertaining and i am glad they’re keeping her around
K I L L I AN
“it has to be her choice” HATERS, WHAT’S GOOD rape culture my left tit
his desperation, his pleas, his hair, his everything
JEN’S ACTING god bless her for making this feel so real and not a hammy fairytale thing
all of emma’s scenes were perfect honestly
is rumple personally conscious of what he’s telling emma to do, even while physical body is in a coma? or is it emma’s projection? this is p important to know especially since belle has conveniently forgotten all of his betrayals to lovingly stare at him on his deathbed (commencing eye roll in 3, 2……)
i still love this show and as i said at the top, V excited for the camelot stuff, but overall, not the strongest episode in terms of connectivity of storybrooke and camelot/emma
on that note, A/E are much better at finales than premieres, which is understandable bc it’s easier to tie things up with a bow than introduce all the strings, but i may include a fluidity critique in my meta
also, yes, i am doing a meta. again, look for it late tuesday-thursday. this week is crazy for me as i’m moving across the country in two days and have much to do for a while
Can we just make a petition to see Mads Mikkelsen in a movie/series that doesn’t involve his character getting hurt, bullied, killed, tortured, pushed off a cliff, in emotional pain etc? Because his acting is so good and it all feels so real that every time I watch one of his movies I wanna either cry forever or dive off a cliff.
Can we just…For all this pain, can we PLEASE have four hours of Mads Mikkelsen’s character being a sweetheart or a dick (i don’t care), but like a happy one who gets to receive hugs and kind words and happiness?!?!
Because my feels hurt like fuck and I need nice things in my life.