Okay, I keep getting the SAME kind of asks about CS’s future in Season 7, and how can I be positive about how they’ll turn out and… please, stop sending them. I’ve already said that we don’t really know what will happen, but my faith lies in them NOT dismantling what’s already been done. They were committed to telling Captain Swan in a positive, organic way that felt right and natural (even amidst a fairytale series with fantastical elements to their story). You don’t build this up and give it its happy beginning to tear it asunder four months later and also expect the audience to stay around for that. Any hope for the future of the series would be GONE because there goes all the people that decided to give it a chance, and said people will warn any incoming people ‘just stop after six’. Boom, audience lost. It would be like pulling the foundation out from under what they’re trying to build now.
That’s not to say there won’t be trials and tribulations to get through for CS in S7. Whatever will be happening with CS will obviously be told through Killian and Henry (just as JMo said). That’s the new outlet for the ship. And it’s probably not gonna be all rainbows and middlemists. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be ruined. Again, ruining one of the two greatest OTP they had on the show (the other being Snowing) doesn’t bode well for any future endeavors.
This is my answer. This is the answer I am carrying into the fall when the new season starts, unless some news along the way changes my perspective. Considering we likely won’t be getting much concrete S7 news until July (SDCC), it’s pretty much set right now.