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Thoughts on Wish!Hook and why I am still excited for S7

If anyone cares to hear them…

I know there are a wide range of feelings about the fact that Season 7 Hook/Officer Rogers is actually Wish!Hook. I know some people LOVE it. I know some people HATE it. 

I immediately fell into the first camp.

A fact I shared with a friend today who immediately responded, “Ugh…why? Wish!Realm Hook is a buffoon and a mockery of Hook.”

And you know what? She’s not wrong there. It got me seriously thinking about this particular Hook, and I just thought I’d share those thoughts here. With you. My people. Because anyone else would think I was crazy for spending all this time analyzing this topic…

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OK, so I really would rather make a gifset about this but my computer is being a butt and I have to go to work so I guess I’ll just write this out. 

There was one thing from last night’s episode of Once Upon a Time that I really did like, and was very happy with, and that was how Emma treated Regina when she got back from the Enchanted Forest.

I know that sounds kind of dumb because she ended up screwing her over (which was accidental, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a fuck ton to make amends for next season because she already does), but before that happened, I think there was something really important about Emma introducing Marian to her.

Because at that point in the episode, Emma had just gotten back from the EF, where she had seen first hand “the Evil Queen,” and saw Regina burn Snow to death. That had happened just hours before Emma came back, and you know how Emma treated her? The same way she had before she left.

Emma wasn’t suddenly terrified of Regina, she wasn’t focused on her past, and she didn’t forget everything about the Regina she knew in Storybrooke in favor of the cruelty she saw in the EF. Instead all she saw was the depth of Regina’s redemption.

When Marian panicked, the first reaction Emma had was to soothe her and tell her it was fine, to reassure her that Regina was different. There was no hesitation, no doubt that Regina wasn’t really softer or anything; Emma knew who she was regardless of the visual evidence she now has of Regina’s past.

She went over to Regina, wasn’t short or uncomfortable or nervous around her at all. She wanted to reassure Marian, but she also wanted to make it easy on Regina–hell, she couldn’t even say “evil” because she didn’t want to hurt her. 

And I think that’s pretty important. Paired with Emma’s horror at what she caused, and Regina’s pain but not rage (which is HUGE) at Emma’s actions, I’m actually OK with where we are with them right now. Because the way it ended wasn’t set up for war between them, not really. But instead set up in a way that will parallel Snow, with one big difference: Emma is old enough and unspoiled enough to learn about her consequences and make appropriate amends.

At least that better be what is going to happen.

Marian is a strong ass poc woman! She stood up to the evil queen in the ef knowing what the consequence was. Still she never wavered. I am sure the evil Queen questioned her intensely about who she was in order to use marian’s family (robin & roland) against her to get the info on snow. But still marian was strong and never gave in.

Now in storybrook she is still a strong woman. She has only memories of Regina being the ruthless killer evil queen. And again she stands up for what she believes in. She protects her son from what she views as a threat. Then when after the snow monster knocked everyone else out, marian grabbed a bow and arrow and tries to shoot him. She could have easily ran and saved herself at the point after seen what this monster could do. But no, she stands tall and strong and faces him.

I don’t care what anyone says about marian, she is one badass strong woman.