I really do mostly agree with what you are saying. But Killian leaving in this episode without telling her seems so out of character. And then you have her saying she needs to move on (although you're right I completely agree about the out of context aspect of it). There's drama and angst and then there's changing the character's characterizations to fit the drama and angst and I feel like it's kind of gone that way with this. But please feel free to tell me I'm wrong!!
Well since you told me to feel free–you’re wrong. LOLOL And here’s why–in my opinion of course.
I don’t know if you read my bullet points but in this last set I talked about the idea of being driven by fear. How it causes people to do things they wouldn’t normally do. Which doesn’t mean it’s out of character. It just means it’s done without the benefit of a clear head.
Killian is afraid here. He’s afraid of losing Emma. Afraid he’s lost the man he wants to be. But instead of sitting in a bar drinking rum and getting back in touch with his pirate side what’s he doing??
He’s desperately searching for the man who is worthy of Emma.
What in the world could be more in character than that?
Bring it on.
Plus, we viewers know that in the end he had no intention of leaving. He was heading back. Without Gideon’s interference he would have been back at Emma’s side.
Interference by a budding baby sociopath negates the idea of out of character.
As for Emma–it remains to be seen exactly how her emotions play out but I’m confident they’re not going to be of the “I’m moving on because I don’t love him anymore” variety. That’s not gonna happen. Will we see a reappearance of the walls? I don’t think so. Maybe a rice paper room divider at most.
It’s very clear the two halves of that line in the promo are spliced together. Only reason to do that is to mislead. The second half of that line may well have something to do with Gideon.
Another thing I talked about in the bullet points is a character/relationship facing a defining moment. This is one for CS. And I have 100% confidence they are going to face it like the kickass, and totally in love, pirate and savior we know them to be.
I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!