Shira, can you help me understand the dock scene better? This is the first time I'm disappointed. I feel like the whole secret reveal has been brush under the rug with Killian. I mean Snow, Henry, and even Regina (btw, I muted their scenes - not important to me!) has a one-on-one convo with Emma, but Killian has no say in this? They are a couple, for crying out loud! Also, I feel like A&E does a horrible job on every season episode 5.
So first of all just for a side note, I agree with you on the “episode 5 curse”, but only since season 4. I remind you that Emma and Hook met on episode 2x05 and kissed for the first time on 3x05 (which was also one of my favorite episodes on the show…).
But anyway, I agree on everything you said. I have a lot to say on the episode. I think I’m gonna write a long meta later today, because I really feel that there’s a lot on my chest that needs to find its way out. But here I will just talk about the points you were referring to.
Yes, a private talk between Emma and Hook before he forgives her was obligatory! I even have the feeling that it kind of means that he hasn’t forgiven her. Not completely anyway.
The conversation on the docks was therefore a “too soon one”. I felt that Emma wanted to move forward from what happened and return to business as usual, and Hook was already thinking of his own secret.
Everything, like you said, was brushed under the rug, and I hope that on the next episode, which as we know is a Hook centric, it will be explored forward. Or at least that it will be eventually.
I, as a fan, have mixed feelings now. I think I need to write a longer meta to truly understand all of them, but I think the main reason is that we haven’t seen it handled properly by the writers.
CS will be fine, my feelings for them will remain intact. But I hope the writers will not repeat mistakes of the past and leave issues unresolved. For the sake of us all.