okay so in the Season 6 premiere, we all know the scene where Regina narrates and says ‘To others I’m a hero’ and Emma is shown and literally the ‘True Love’ music only plays when the Emma’s part comes up.
I’d also like to add that in the Episode ‘Lilly’ in the gun scene right at the end of it the same theme plays. It’s really short though but its part of the ‘True Love’ song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS5h19MyoFA at 3:36 (Emma and Lilly fight)
So, I also noticed that that exact ‘True Love’ theme song is played in the background in the final of season 1 right before Emma saves Henry with TLK.
Emma shown on Regina was done purposely in that scene I'm pretty sure Adam and Eddy said so. Also, this whole scene involves only ‘Swan-Mills family’ at least.
So to me, the ‘True Love’ theme song really is about Swan Queen/Swan Mills family and it’s been that way since season 1. And the writers have subtly shown that by playing that theme in scenes that involve them… maybe hinting towards SwanQueen endgame
P.S pretty sure there are other scenes where it’s played. Just add onto this post. :) —–
BONUS : Just realised in the scene where Emma goes ‘Don’t Miss Swan Me we’ve been through too much’ in Season 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvlGuMoMLx4 the theme plays at 1:21 and when Emma looks up at Henry at 2:24. Again the TL theme involves Regina and Henry!
I think that vision and how it was framed as deliberate, honestly. Emma fights the villain while her family’s in the background being protected. Supposedly, no matter what she does, it’ll end there. And maybe it does.
But maybe, by the time it does, Emma’s figured a few things out. So maybe by then, it won’t be Emma fighting by herself to protect those she loves. They’ll be beside her, not behind her, fighting with her. That’s the key to breaking the “curse” of the Savior - stop carrying the weight of the world by yourself, stop trying to fix everything, let people in and let people help you.
Right now, even with what Archie said, it all seems negative - Emma let her walls down, stopped protecting herself, it let all the bad stuff in… But no mention of the positives. Of the fact that she’s not alone anymore. Of the support she has now. No mention of “love is strength”.
I’m assuming that’s deliberate, because that’s what she’s forgetting, that’s what she needs to remember, or learn.
And of course she immediately goes on on her own, looking for answers on her own, trying to fix it on her own. So maybe, by the end of all this, she’ll do the opposite. She’ll let the others help rather than try to protect them by keeping them out of the fight. They’ll face it together, and they’ll win.