Oh oh! May I? The dance scene in the past! How Emma looked at him and how he looked at her? That scene is pure perfection.
Jumping this one ahead of the que because i’ve got the screencaps for the episode already open :p
This moment is fantastic for Killian.
She’s nervous and unsure of their plan. He’s confident and tries to reassure her worries with a compliment and a lighthearted moment to put her at ease.
Since New York, he’s had to put his faith and trust in her. Storybrooke is her world.
Now she’s putting her trust in him. It’s different from Neverland. There was a group of them with all different experiences and opinions, and while he was the tour guide, every step he made was challenged by the others.
Now, it’s just Emma. And he gets to show her this life; a life she would have had. And he also gets to show her another side to him.
Not the pirate, the man.
The lieutenant. The gentleman.
And look at when she’s enraptured with the ball.
He’s so focussed on her. He loves this.
Loves that he gets to witness the emotions flutter across her face.
Loves that he gets to experience this moment with her.
And he can’t stop smiling.
He’s getting to woo her.
To have a moment where they’re not in the midst of fighting, or researching, or scouring forests or empty houses.
It’s just the two of them, at a ball, and Killian Jones can’t wait to take his princess for a spin on the dancefloor.
And emma, ever the pessimist, she’s unsure.
This is all new to her. is this a good idea? Does he know what he’s doing? Is this going to end with her tripping over some lord’s shoe and falling on her face?
BUT THIS SHOT RIGHT HERE
THIS IS THE ONE I LOVE
Their eyes meet and you can see her face change. She’s taking him in.
She’s finally seeing the man inside.
The man that was, the man that could be… the man she’s falling for.
And she is falling.
In that moment she’s all too aware that she’s halfway gone for him.
And Killian’s got all his brash bravado put away.
He’s looking at princess Emma.
He’s been gifted the honour of having her first dance and her first royal ball… And he’s not going to waste this opportunity of a lifetime; to show just how great they could be together.
And there it is.
Forget the looming task ahead, forget the mission, forget the ulterior motive.
This moment is for them and them only.
And they’re going to bask in it.
THIS IS THEIR FAIRYTALE MOMENT.
*Can you feel the love tonight plays softly in the distance*