I agree with the critical post you reblogged but i dont get what you mean by their pasts are being obliterated? The virignal coding of emma?
This took a while, but I really wanted to think about it,
and it’s still messy and vague, so be ye warned. To be honest, this reply got backspaced a load of different
times because you got me really considering the depths of why I feel this way.
My immediate answer was that what I see (in this whole 6B arc
especially) is Killian Jones, previously defined by his previous role of command,
the things he holds sentimental and dear, his visual cues, and his familial ties having
all that tucked away or dismissed in favour of neutralising his threatening (in many ways) past and defining his happy ending as becoming Emma 2.0: Storybrooke deputy.
With Emma, it’s less striking, because it’s Killian that’s assimilating
to her world, but it’s there, too, but more subtly? Emma whose points of pride
are her ability to find people and to read people having those things
neutralised to allow for plot to move forward in a suitably dramatic fashion (see: not reading Killian at all and not looking for him when he was missing)?
That rankles me, but that’s not really an answer, I don’t
think. Why does that rankle me? Why
do I feel so bone-deep that these things that I see being swallowed by the
narration are something that the characters hold as dear as I do? Maybe they’re
OK letting these things go as they evolve into their new lives happily ever
But that’s the thing. That’s the reason why. I just posted
this bit earlier because it kind of hit me like a ton of bricks: the reason why the “happy
ending” we’re getting for these characters feels strange and ill-fitting to me,
is because I’m trying to define their happy endings by what I’ve actually seen
them happy about on the show, not just what makes them not sad/stressed/angry, and I’m not seeing those very, very, few things reflected at all in what we’re getting.
I think one of the problem this show has, is that
it doesn’t really do a great job of establishing sources of joy for its main characters.
Supporting characters are often given a passion that exists as the key to
solving a dilemma: Merida has her archery, Ariel has her collections, and even
though she’s more than a bit role, Belle has her books. Hell, Henry has his
music, movies and writing, and Regina has her horses. We’ve seen these characters light up like Christmas trees when talking about these things. I can picture
Ariel as a museum curator in a heartbeat because I know that tending a collection is something that
makes her little merheart sing (free AU prompt! Omg come on that would be
So what is it for Emma and Killian? When do we see them
excited and happy about things? When do they describe their pleasure?
Not fucking much, tbh.
(haha my long winded ass continues below the cut!)
Shout out to the creators for seeing how amazing a true love couple they had with Emma and Killian and running with it. There was no Tiva like back and forth, with it never going past heart eyes and a kiss till the end. They have them in a strong constant relationship that started early on and hasn’t wavered(not even death could change that). We’ve never really had any on and off moments and they never “moved on” from each other at any point, no cheating or love triangles when they were finally together or even before. But lets be real Emma/Killian/Neal was no love triangle. The writers sure knew quality when the saw it. Killian and Emma have been in a relationship for almost 3 full season now and are a very popular relationship. I wish more show runners/writers weren’t so scared or coy with their ships on their shows, I myself have moved on from shows because they have never just let characters be together and in love. I am so grateful for Captain Swan and now they’re getting married in 9 days!
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The Black Fairy is Rumple’s mom, so do we have to worry about him betraying the heroes on Once Upon a Time? — Madeline “That’s a great question and that’s a big part of what we deal with, which is the complexity of the situation for Rumple with what he’s facing,” EP Adam Horowitz says. Adds Edward Kitsis: “I would say that as Rumple has been challenged before, once again you will see during the rest of the episodes coming up, there will be sides and he’ll have to pick one, and it will be a very hard decision.”
I feel like anyone can pick up an anti-magic cuff at the pharmacy in Storybrooke. How many of those fuckers are there anyway? Is it like a rite of passage or something to get clapped with one? Can you get them bedazzled?
Do you guys remember the photos the girl from Make a Wish shared a few weeks ago? They were in the caves, but I think that set is near the set where Granny’s scenes are filmed. Ginny and Emilie wear both dresses. Killian is wearing his new rings, so the scene they filmed had to be after their return from EF.
I thought at first they were having a party because the final battle was
over. But … what if they were celebrating something else? Something
like a birthday? Something like Emma’s birthday?
What better way to end the story and close the circle?