"She’s just slotted right in, and she’s not going to split them up. She’s being really cool." (2014)
I’m sure she’ll probably take a backseat, slightly, ‘cause it’s all about John and Sherlock, but I’m hoping she’ll have some meaty stuff to do. (2014)
One of the big things I wanted to make sure of was that she would never be divisive; that she would never knowingly mean to come between Sherlock and John, get in the middle of that friendship. (2016)
It's about Sherlock and John, and I don't want Mary to become the third wheel. I want the show to be about them, really. (2016)
Amanda knows what's up. Mary is a threat to Sherlock and John's relationship. She must go. (2013-forever)
What do you make of a spoiler pics from 6x11 of Henry being knighted and Regina interrupting the ceremony?
I think it’s
the beginning of the part I have been waiting for since I started writing this
blog in 4A—the part where it’s Killian
and Emma’s turn to live out everything
that show has been setting up since the start of 3B, with Snowing’s present-day
storyline and their flashback
storyline, and Zelena and Robin’s storyline with their baby, and Rumbelle’s
storyline with their baby, and…just…EVERYTHING that has been set up, and
that I have been talking about for the LONGEST time on this blog!
promo pics, and Regina interrupting Henry’s knighting ceremony, tells me is
that 6.10 is the start of EVERYTHING—the climax of the story.
It is the
start of Killian’s journey to finding
out his true parentage (both his parents are gods and why he was raised a
mortal) and why he’s a “survivor” (immortal), it’s the start of Emma finding out about her pregnancy and
becoming desperate to keep her new baby, it is the start of Killian finding out he was a Savior and is
now the new Sorcerer, it is the start of Henry embracing Killian as a father and becoming a protective older brother,
it is the start of the Captain Swan
Sleeping Curse/TLK storyline, it is the start of the breaking of the Dark Curse, it is the start of everyone’s return to the Enchanted Forest.
It is the start of Regina’s fall from
grace and her return to being the Evil Queen, which will end in her death.
It is the start of the fallout of Regina’s
and Henry’s relationship, culminating in her trying to kill him, and him succeeding
in killing her. And it is the start of the
storyline being centered on the Captain Cobra Swan family and the upcoming CS
In other words,
those promo pics tell me that this is
the beginning of the best part!!!
show’s “Repeating History” theme. I’ve mentioned it again and again over the
years, mostly because it leads to accurate-as-fuck predictions and, frankly, it’s
the way that the writers write. They do episodes and episodes upon episodes of
set-up and foreplay, and then explode and climax with a mere episode or two of
non-stop action. Basically, all of the seasons, and all of the storylines, before this have been leading up to this—the 6B storyline. See…Henry’s fake knighting ceremony is a
complete echo of the Pilot episode
(only with Emma and Henry instead of Snowing), which means we’re about to see Snowing’s storyline from
the Pilot echoed in Emma’s storyline
with Killian and Henry in 6B. Make sense? It’s the “Repeating History”
theme. Since this is the last episode of the fall half, that means it
foreshadows the storyline of the Spring half of the season (6B). Thus,
everything that will happen in this episode will be echoed in 6B. And this episode is an echo of the Pilot with Captain
Cobra Swan in place of Snowing + Baby Emma, thus from that we can be sure that 6B will be an echo of the Pilot with Emma
and Killian’s family rather than Snowing’s.
In other words,
it’s everything I’ve been talking about since I started my blog.
But why is
it Henry in the AU being proclaimed as a hero rather than Killian? Because Henry foreshadows
Killian. And Henry also foreshadows his little brother—the baby Emma is
pregnant with now. So him being knighted during that ceremony is a twofer—he foreshadows both the father (Killian) and the son (CS Baby) proving
themselves heroes to Emma. Regina interrupting Henry’s knighting ceremony rather
than Captain Swan’s wedding, which would be the direct one-to-one parallel, means that the emphasis on 6B won’t be
on a superficial “wedding” ceremony for Captain Swan, but rather it will
revolve around the products of their “union” (their physical and spiritual “union”)—their
children (which Henry symbolizes). It
will revolve around Killian and Henry (and the CS Baby) proving their heroism to Emma. Think Prince Philip and his White
Horse in Sleeping Beauty, rescuing
Aurora from Maleficent the Dragon and her Sleeping Curse. Think about Belle
giving up her son in order to give him his best chance, and her son heroically
helping her. Think about Emma giving Henry up, and Snow having Baby Charming
taken from her, and Zelena having Baby Robin taken from her. Think about Snow
having Emma too early and giving her up, and then Charming sacrificing his life
to help her live and then Emma returning the favor years later. Emma’s
storyline will be a combination of ALL of that and more in 6B. Except
it’ll be with a “Robin Hood”-flavored, Sleeping Curse twist.
depending on how Henry responds to Regina showing up at the ceremony, it may
even foreshadow Henry and Regina’s falling-out. If Henry throws his sword at
Regina’s disappearing form, just like Charming did in the Pilot, it signals the
start of the end of the Regal Believer relationship. It foreshadows Henry succeeding in killing Regina at the end
of the season, because he’s going to fail
to do so in this episode. It foreshadows Henry stabbing Regina in order to kill her. And considering the little
dude is dressed like Charming from 5A, when he “won” himself the Siege Perilous
in King Arthur’s court and was knighted by Arthur, it’s not that far of a
stretch to believe that Henry in 6.11 is going to react exactly like Charming in 1.01 and will throw the sword at Regina in an attempt to kill her.
that brings up a further point about how
Henry is dressed and what that symbolizes. Like I said, he’s dressed like
Charming was dressed in 5A when he was knighted by Arthur and got the Siege
Perilous—the seat “reserved for the knight with the purest heart, the one
destined to carry out the most sacred quests”. Now…this is going to be a
multi-layered explanation because it combines material from every season of OUAT, but try to keep up
with me here. Henry echoes Charming
in this scene, but he foreshadows
Killian and the CS Baby. This means that Killian and the CS Baby (and Henry) all have the quality I talked about—they
all have pure hearts and they’re all
destined to carry out the most sacred
quests. Killian, Henry and the CS Baby are all worthy of the Siege Perilous. This also means that they will carry out the most sacred quests in
6B. Killian will come to terms with the fact that he’s a Sorcerer and he’ll
save Emma and their baby from being doomed to a Sleeping Curse forever. Henry
will help Killian because Killian has always been the father he’s taken after.
Henry is the little hero of the show and
he’s the one recording Emma and Killian’s story in the storybook, thus he has to be there as their witness and
Author. And the CS Baby will be born with a pure heart, just like Emma was.
Only the CS Baby’s pure heart won’t be the product of his parents’ meddling
(like it was with Emma), but rather his
own actions before birth. The CS Baby (and Emma) will be the subjects of
Killian’s and Henry’s sacred quest, which will culminate in the end of the Evil
Queen, the end of the Dark Curse, the end of the Dark One, and the start of
Killian and Emma’s everlasting reign in their kingdom (Camelot).
Oh, and that’s
another thing that “knighting” scene foreshadows—a coronation for the finale.
According to the show’s Biblical Savior storyline, once Killian and Emma “ascend
into Heaven” (return to the Enchanted Forest), they also “ascend to the throne of Heaven”, just like Jesus (the
Biblical Savior) did. This means that there’s already a throne and a kingdom
waiting for Killian and Emma when they get there. Thus, Captain Swan will be crowned
in the series finale, as foreshadowed by Henry being knighted in 6.10. Make sense?
So there’s a
helluva lot those promo pictures (and just that whole situation and the fact it
takes place in 6.10) tell me about what’s coming up in 6B, and it’s all good
things (for me, at least). There are a lot of callbacks and references to past
episodes and set-up, and everything makes sense looking backwards and
speculating forwards. Overall, those pictures make me really happy because they
tell me I am exactly on the right
track, and we are about to go full-speed ahead on everything I’ve been talking
about for two-and-a-half years now, so…I am one happy gal! Honestly, those two
(Adam and Eddy) really know how to stretch my patience! They’ve been going at a
fucking snail’s pace since 4B! Ugh!
whatever. I’m over it. It appears we’re
here, and it’s about to happen, so…fucking finally! ;-P
Thanks so much for the question! I hope you have
a great weekend! And enjoy the episode tomorrow! :-)
whom Poseidon named his daughter after? Hmmm…
Absolutely! Why not?
recall some of my earlier theories around S4, I had suspected that a sea
god/goddess was among Killian’s parentage. As I’ve said, Killian Jones holds
several prominent positions within the show’s storylines, and among them is the
position of “Will Turner/Captain of the Flying Dutchman” within the show’s Pirates of the Caribbean storyline. To
make the long theory short, Killian’s storyline is a mix of Will Turner’s
storyline and Davy Jones’ storyline from the movies, and that’s where Calypso
folds in. The theory was that the woman holding the position of “Calypso”
within the show was Killian’s mother.
4B, I had thought that Cruella De Vil held that position (in human form). It
looked like it for a quick second, but alas (though she was absolutely fabulous
and I wouldn’t change my gin-baby for anything in the world), it was not to be.
The theory continued into 5A, however, with the introduction of Merlin and
Nimue. This time, the placement was a bit more solid. Merlin was positioned as
“Davy Jones/The Captain of the Flying Dutchman” and Nimue as Calypso. Thus, I
suspected Merlin was Killian’s “father” and Nimue was Killian’s “mother”. Symbolically
(magically), I was absolutely correct. Killian’s
powers came out of Merlin’s half of
the sword, however, when Killian was
“reborn”, he was “birthed” from the Dark One’s (Nimue’s) “womb”—the underground vault of the Dark One. Thus,
when you look at Killian’s “rebirth” as a Dark One and then a Sorcerer, you can look at it as if he had two “god”-parents
(the both of them were immortal and thus “gods”)—Merlin was his “god”-father and Nimue was his “god”-mother. Does that make sense? When Killian was re-born, he took after his
god-mother, Nimue, and was born a Dark One. However, in the end, Killian chose to
be more like his god-father, Merlin, and overcame the Darkness to become the
So I was
much closer in 5A than I was in 4B with regards to Killian’s parentage. In
fact, from the magical standpoint, I was
dead-on. But we’re talking about his biological parents here. The other one
of Killian’s significant positions is that of “Hercules” within the show’s Hercules storyline. And in this case,
I’m less referring to the Greek Mythology version, and more referring to the
Disney movie from a few years back. That
storyline indicates that both of
Killian’s parents are gods. In the movie, Hercules’ parents were Zeus and Hera,
thus making him a full-blown god (rather than the demi-god in mythology). His adopted parents (the ones who found him when he reached Earth) were
mortal, but not his biological
parents. Because he’s positioned as Hercules, Killian’s parentage would
therefore be roughly the same—both his biological mother and father would be
gods. Brennan Jones would merely be his adopted (mortal) father, just like
Hercules’ mortal father from the movie. I highly
suspect Killian’s biological father to
be Zeus, which would leave his
mother open to be any goddess befitting the position of “Hera” from Hercules and “Calypso” from Pirates of the Caribbean. She would have
to fit both storylines.
It could very
well be that the goddess Ursula from the show would fit this description.
I, for one,
found it incredibly intriguing that they made Ursula not be the “real” Ursula.
They made her an octopus-like creature, sure, but Ursula had more of Ariel’s storyline
than Ariel did! Regina was he one
ultimately positioned as Ursula in the grand scheme of things, and Killian in
his villainous state took on a few of those attributes, with a slight push from
Poseidon (positioned as King Triton). But the most interesting thing to come
out of all of that was the fact that there
was a goddess named Ursula in this
OUAT universe. There was no such goddess by that name in Greek Mythology.
There have been sea witches in Greek Mythology, and sirens, and sea gods and
goddess, and goddess born of the sea,
like Aphrodite (the fairest of the them all), but no one by the name Ursula. So
it was incredibly intriguing for me that they left that little tidbit there for
possible future visitation (like this one).
So, yes, it is entirely
possible that Killian’s mother is the real sea goddess Ursula. Going from
Poseidon’s daughter’s description, and Poseidon’s own respect for her, she
certainly sounded strong and fierce and wild and completely befitting someone
who had to fit into the box “Hera” from Hercules
and “Calypso” from POTC form when combined into a single character. I’d love to
see that happen, actually. She sounds fantastic already! :-)
Thanks so much for your question! And I hope you
have a great weekend! :-D