CSers can be happy all they want but I’m not impressed at all. Like at all. They keep screaming about how they waited “years” and it’s finally happening, but Emma and Hook’s relationship is built on vanity, absolute vanity. Kissing, and cuddling, happy glances and saying “I love you” over and over and it’s not…
Remember when Snow had to lie to Charming? Or when they said “I will always find you?” for the first time after Snow got her memory back. How she said, “you found me,” after the curse broke? Meeting up to read books?
How Neal and Emma stole a freakin car and joked about it, wanted to find Tallahassee? How he wanted her to be happy regardless? Him giving her that charm?
Belle flirting with Rumple in the castle, talking with him, hugging him…flirting with him but in a way where Rumple was a little nerd about it? Sassing each other? Him getting her a library, teaching her about ketchup?
Red and Frankenstein having that heart to heart about being monsters? Or more recently Red calling Dorothy “Kansas” as a nickname?
Grumpy and Nova wanting to give up everything to be together? But not in a desperate way?
It seems like….every other couple on this show, hasn’t had to prove their love. Not Emma and Neal, not Regina and Daniel, not Rumple and Belle (she may have told him it was true love when she first kissed him, but she wanted to know if he loved HER) not Emma and Regina, not Grumpy and Nova, not Snow and David. And I know I’m leaving out plenty of other couples, but my point is NO other couple has been pushed as hard as Captain Swan, and no other couples have had to prove to THEMSELVES that they were true love. Loving each other was enough. They didn’t have to prove it by kissing every episode, they didn’t have to prove it by staring at each other, they didn’t have to prove it by constantly shoving their love in everyone’s faces, they just were. I didn’t have to be told, “yeah they’re true love alright”
It seems cheap, like cheating.
I don’t care if they plaster “Emma and Hook have True Love” on my TV screen every week, you haven’t shown me love. You’ve shown me googly eyes, and kisses, and desperation.
I’m not gonna believe their true love, cause they’re really not, just because Adam and Eddy want me to believe they are.
I still wish that as Killian was falling off the bean stalk he used the bean to save himself and bring him to Emma and then as Emma was driving over the town line she almost hits him and she finds him in Storybrooke the same place she found him the first time and then they have a tlk to break the curse after an amazing conversation to get her to believe in him and Henry and her family.
Not gonna lie though, when Emma kissed Killian I was full on thinking it was gonna be a TLK and that was how Snowing was gonna wake up. I mean, the music was swelling, they’d (once again) just proclaimed their undying love for each other, they were reengaged. It would have been the perfect moment. I was sitting there like “Where is it? Where’s the swoosh?? Why wasn’t there a magical rainbow swoosh??” Guess I can’t have everything.
After watching the latest episode I find myself repeatedly drawn to a moment within the last scene.
(I know this theory sounds far-fetched but try to stick with me lmao)
When Snowings’ sleeping curse is being passed around in that little goblet thing, H00k calls Regina ‘love’, which, despite being incredibly gross, is not seen as a huge deal because he’s a pirate and he talks to most women in a really sexist way. However if we entertain the idea that the curse/goblet could represent love or affection, this has an entirely different meaning and hints heavily to SWENdgame and (tragically) a potential H00k-Regina-Emma love triangle.
H00k walks away from Emma, hinting towards a C$ breakup. After taking the first sip of the curse, H00k hands it to Regina, which could be seen as a metaphor for his affections.
Here you can see that Regina is clearly hesitant to drink from the goblet after H00k, and therefore drinks from a different side to the one he drank from, implying that Regina does not reciprocate H00ks feelings (thankfully). Instead Regina offers the goblet (and therefore her affections) to Emma.
We then see Emma walk towards Regina, bridging the gap between them and accepting the goblet.
Note that though we don’t see the entire action, it appears that Emma is drinking from the exact same side of the container that Regina drank from only 4 seconds earlier.
Another aspect of this scene I find particularly interesting is that the curse being passed around is a Sleeping Curse, which so far in OUAT has only been broken by TLK. So far in the show we have seen confirmation of the Swan-Mills Family sharing true love in the form of two TLK’s (Emma/Henry 1x22 and Regina/Henry 3x19). The only characters within the Swan-Mills dynamic to haven not shared TLK are Emma and Regina, however I theorise that they HAVE in fact shared TLK indirectly, or some variation of it, via drinking from the goblet. This is the only explanation of how Snowings’ curse was lifted that actually fits into OUAT’s canon, as (regarless of how much the residents of SB are inspired by Mary Margaret) canonically sleeping curses can only be broken by TLK.
(After re-reading what I’ve written regarding this episode I realise that this doesn’t sound very plausible, so if anybody else has any thoughts on this scene/episode or upcoming season finale feel free to add anything to this post and/or tag me in your theories)
It’s always suuuuuuuuuuuuuper amusing to see $Q Shippers who think Emma’s relationship with Hook could end with a shrugged off “didn’t work out”. Like, no, at this point the only way that relationship is ending is tragically. I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating
HITCHED A RIDE TO LITERAL HELL AND BACK TO BE WITH HIM
ONLY THING SHE COULD REMEMBER THROUGH A MEMORY CURSE
That shit doesn’t end with shrugged off “didn’t work out”