I really can’t get over Emma’s face as Regina is telling her that she wanted to kill her TL.
I mean, just look at her. In this one moment you can see a whole bunch of emotions go across her face. I’m going to focus on three.
The first you see is guilt. We know that Emma feels guilty about Robin’s death. She has no reason to, because, as it’s been pointed out repeatedly, everyone made their own choices to go to the Underworld. Emma still feels somewhat responsible for what happened, so she also feels responsible for Regina’s pain (which is again, ridiculous, but this is Emma “the weight of the world is on my shoulders” Swan we’re talking about here).
The next emotion you see is understanding. If anyone is going to understand Regina’s pain from losing her true love, it’s Emma. Emma has watched Killian die three times. She’s had to come to terms with losing him over and over again. She has had to feel these same emotions over and over again. She gets it. It hurts. And she looks like she’s stopping herself from responding verbally because of this understanding she has.
The last emotion is the one that grinds me gears the most, and I’ve taken a screenshot so you can see what I’m talking about:
This is a look of hurt. Emma may understand what Regina is going through, but that doesn’t make what Regina is saying to her okay. Regina is telling her that the first thing she wanted to do when she saw Killian alive was to kill him again. All because Regina lost her true love, so why should Killian get to live? In other words, why should Emma get to be happy? As I’ve mentioned, Emma has watched him die three times already!! And now to hear that Regina could have impulsively killed him (which we know she is more than capable of doing) and taken him from her all over again, after just having gotten him back when she was certain she’d never see him again, hurts her. She is obviously hurt by this. Just the thought of reliving the pain of losing him again causes her to physically react, because she knows she just wouldn’t be able to take it. I get that Regina is hurting, believe me, I do. But she’s being incredibly insensitive to someone to whom the death of the man she loves is not something she would be taking lightly, especially not right now.
“But Regina is just saying these things, she didn’t/won’t actually do it!!”
I know opinions are divided on how Civil War treated Steve, Bucky, and Stucky: some of us hated it, others are disappointed or felt it was lacking, and some are still going over the possibilities.
But let’s talk about what we did get out of this film, in terms of cute headcanons and characterizations for Steve and Bucky!
We saw Steve and Natasha basically acting as adoptive parents to Wanda, teaching her how to be a superhero, with Sam taking over when she caught a ‘villain’ so she wouldn’t have to hurt anyone. Then Steve turned off the newsreel about the accident and made sure Wanda knew it wasn’t her fault. And, when Steve got snippy at General Ross for upsetting Wanda?! So cute. They all recognized that she was just a kid, and kept her safe every step of the way. Protective!Steve is everything.
(Even Rhodey – when Ross handed Wanda the Accord she looked so overwhelmed and terrified, but Rhodey reached out for the contract so Wanda didn’t have to face it. AND Clint protected her from explosions at the airport. The tiniest moments, but I loved them so much).
Sam and Nat flew to London to be with Steve at the funeral, even though they didn’t know Peggy that well. Best friends for life!
Bucky in his little apartment in Romania! With his caramel kitkat bars! And his plums! And his photo of Steve from the Smithsonian museum! We didn’t see much, but there were all kinds of little tokens that showed he was trying new things and had made a life for himself in those two years. He was healing, however slowly, smiling and socializing.
I’ve been ridiculously ill over the past three days and ended up doing nothing but
sleeping and watching cartoons. So as I’ve been feeling ok enough it sit at the pc today and doodle a bit, this just kind of ended up happening ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What she means:Amy is busy filming something but is making time to tweet about the show and fangirl with us. Sarah just got screwed over by CBS but is still showing POI so much love and tweeting about how grateful she is to have worked on POI. She's also talking about how awesome Amy is and how important the fans are. Sarah's fucking husband is also tweeting about Root and Shaw and I'm just sitting here trying to figure out a game plan for how I survive when this show is over
Just my thoughts on Cartinelli (Peggy Carter and Angie Martinelli, for those of you unaware of the ship name) and why I still believe the Agent Carter writers could very we make it happen…
The first argument used against why Cartinelli can’t possibly be a thing, is due to the husband quote in The Winter Soldier: ’He saved over a thousand men, including the man who would…who would become my husband as it turned out.’ This was said by Peggy herself, shown at the Captain America Exhibit. Now, this could very easily be a lie. She could have easily lied about this ‘husband’, as a way of protection for who she was really partner’s with (a.k.a Angie). Peggy is/was the founder of S.H.I.E.L.D, that in itself is going to give her a lot of enemies, and I’m more than sure that Peggy would know that. So, why would she say in an interview she has a husband, and even give a little bit of information on him, when that would only make it easier for her enemies to track him down, and use 'him’ against her? Especially if she knew this interview would be publicly shown.
Following the whole 'husband’ route, the mention of her children is used as an argument against children. Which, MAY I REMIND PEOPLE, is exceptionally rude/arrogant. You don’t have to be married, or be with a man, to have children. Pictures of her children were shown next to her hospital bed during The Winter Soldier, and guess what there were no photo’s of? A man. Or this 'husband’ that’s she’s spoken of. Notice how this 'husband’ is never SHOWN or GIVEN A NAME. Hmm, interesting.
And another argument is the weak 'but bisexuality/homosexual relationships weren’t a thing in the 1940’s’ statement. May I remind people that bisexuality didn’t just pop up in thin air, it’s always been around. In fact, if you disbelief me, here is a link that provides 'History Of Lesbianism in the US’, including the 1940’s, the time Agent Carter is set now. In addition, a quote from the novel 'Historical Dictionary of the 1940s’ - “the military did not view homosexuality among female recruits as a serious problem […] the shortage of female recruits and the need for them to perform in jobs previously held by men led the military to ignore the issue.” So, no. The fact that both Peggy Carter and Angie Martinelli are both women is not an effective counterargument against Cartinelli happening.
And with all that pessimism out the way, one of the strong reasons Cartinelli could happen: the structure of their dynamic linked to the narrative, and the conventions of romance linked to their scenes. I know many people are all for Peggy to be partnered with Sousa or Thompson, and say that they would make perfect sense, but I’d like to direct you to Cartinelli scenes. One of the major conventions of romance linked to their scenes is the music used for their scenes, which, let me tell you, is romantic af. Here’s an amazingly written post that explains the music in more detail, (credit to peggycartur) but a significant quote I’ll pick out from there is :'Someone To Watch Over Me by Helen Forrest; Peggy goes to the Automat and tells Angie that one of her coworkers died.’ The song 'Someone to Watch Over Me’ is LITERALLY THE ROMANCE SONG, plus Helen Forrest is widely known for her romantic songs.
In terms of the camera angles (oh boy), here’s a very good example: when peggy walks into the diner and looks across at angie (credit to queercarters). honestly, that IS A ROM COM ANGLE CONVENTION. Having the 'hero’ of the pairing looking wistfully over to the other, about to apologise due to an argument (which, in itself, was a rom com trope - one of the partners not being able to reveal their 'other life’ to not endanger the other, therefore meaning they’re secretive and causes an argument between them, is a popular romantic narrative device- like, Spiderman,eg Peter Parker/Gwen).
With all the conventional romance tropes used - girl love interest (angie) lives next door, hiding their secret life for protection (peggy hiding her spy life from angie), the only one who the 'hero’ can truly speak to (their talks at the diner), the only one to still trust her (in 1x06, when Angie is the only one to believe Peggy’s not an enemy, including the men [except Jarvis, but he’s an exception] - esp, Sousa and Thompson), and many more… and if you believe it to only be queerbaiting, then I’ll guide you over to this post (thanks to the lovely cosima-phdhaus), which nicely argues why it’s not.
Plus, there’s a lot of evidence to show that both Hayley Atwell and Lyndsy Fonseca are 100% okay with Cartinelli. In fact, I’ve only ever seen them be very happy and optimistic about Cartinelli than any of the other ships (but that’s just from what I’ve seen.)
Thanks for reading,
*drops mic* *peggy picks it up and uses it as a weapon to any haters*