“…some things are better left in the past. And true things are destined to repeat themselves.”
I’d like to say something about this. I’ve already seen a post that highlights this parallel between Henry/Jacinda and Swan Queen.
We already knew they were going to parallel the moment Lucy showed up to Henry’s door, like he did all those years ago with Emma. They brought one parent to the other and, with the due differences, their meeting in the cursed reality is almost the same as Swan Queen’s.
They also paralleling Snowing, like A&E said they would (a great love story like Snow and Charming). Of course they only mentioned Henry’s grandparents, they couldn’t say his parents because they didn’t make them canon. And yet, as it’s obvious, they parallel his parents, too.
I’ve seen people getting angry at the parallels, I am one of them, and people liking them, I am one of them, too. I mean, how could I not love Henry paralleling his mothers with his true love? But I also know that I’ve been here for the past six years, saying that Swan Queen had the potential to be an epic love story, hoping for them to actually have the courage to make them canon, only to be called delusional. Only to hear them say to me that I was seeing something that simply wasn’t there, that they were just friends (friends that couldn’t even hug if it wasn’t about the boyfriend. Yes, I’m still mad about this.) And now they’re doing the same story, but hetero. And it’s canon. So yeah it bothers me, it REALLY, REALLY does.