Missing scene from 6x08. Snow and Hook help Henry prepare for the dance.
Killian appraises Henry’s choice of attire for the dance – dark trousers and a white button up – and casts him a wide grin. “One look at you, my boy, and the Lady Violet will be swept off her feet.”
“You look very handsome, Henry,” Snow White says from her perch next to her sleeping husband. She looks sadly toward his prone form. “I’m sure your grandfather would agree, as well.”
Henry blushes at the compliments, and then distracts himself by looking down at his shoes. “These work, right?”
“You’ll be fine, lad. After all, it’s not the clothes that woo a lady, it’s the dancing,” Killian assures him. “After all, it’s how I wooed your mother.”
“I thought we agreed to not talk about you wooing my mom…or anything relationshippy with my mom.” Henry makes a face of disgust.
“Hook’s right, though,” Snow cuts in. “To be honest, I don’t remember a thing David wore at our balls, just the dancing and how he made me feel. But you should probably compliment Violet on her dress. Remember that.”
“For example, your mother’s dress was red,” Killian adds, a wistful expression on his face as he remembered his adventure back in time with Emma. “It’s important to remember those things.”
“Yeah, but you have a picture in a storybook to remember that. It’s cheating.”
“In Camelot, she wore a white dress. There are no pictures of that,” Killian replies with a smirk. Henry simply groans in response.
“What we’re trying to say is that what you wear isn’t the most important thing,” Snow tells him, her voice soft and reassuring. “It’s who you are.”
“Yeah, well, Violet is pretty much ignoring me so I’m going need all the help I can get – clothes included,” Henry huffs out. “So are you going to help me or what?”
I took him for his first time ever [to Disneyland], we were just starting dating, […] he threw his arms in the air and he goes: “THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!” and I was like: “We’re totally getting married”.
Have you ever thought to yourself “Gee, I wonder what it would be like if fairy tale princesses formed a superhero team”?
The answer is amazing. For the record.
Imagine a world where Little Red Riding Hood is out to avenge her family at all costs, where Snow White’s husband gets fridged and she’s full of determination and womanpain. Imagine Cinderella inexplicably having purple hair. Imagine that Rapunzel attaches a miniature wrecking ball to the end of her hair and uses it to battle people. Imagine a world where ALL OF THESE LADIES PLUS SLEEPING BEAUTY FIGHT TOGETHER AND FIGURE SHIT OUT AND ARGUE AND GET VENGEANCE AND HAVE PLOT POINT MAKEOVERS AND SAVE THE WORLD WITH A FABULOUS SOUNDTRACK.
You do not need to imagine this world, because you can see it for yourselves.
It is streaming on Netflix and probably in other places of dubious legality, I don’t know friends, you do you. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions or hesitations (is it a little bit terrible? Yes. Are there warnings to keep in mind? Mostly mind-control related things, some characters death mostly of villains, feel free to ask me to expand), but I will do anything I can to enable people to watch this magical film.
"Emma, why don’t you take Killian upstairs? He should get some rest,” Snow White said softly. She ignored the look her husband gave her as Emma nodded, wrapping an arm around Killian’s waist and leading him to the bedroom above the loft.
She closed the door once they entered her (and maybe one day, Killian’s) room, immediately going to work undressing Killian. She peeled the torn, bloody jacket from his body and tossed it to the ground before setting to work unbuttoning his shirt.
“Love, I’m flattered, but it would be best to wait until I didn’t feel – and look – like a hellhound’s chew toy.”
Emma looked up into his one good eye, opening her mouth to deny what he was insinuating, but when their gazes met, she saw a twinkle and a hint of a smile. She went back to work, a smile on her lips and joy in her heart; something that hadn’t been there for a while.
“You got me. I thought you were serious,” she said, keeping her voice low as if she was worried someone would hear them.
“I wasn’t lying. I feel like one of Pongo’s stuffed creatures.”
“You have more blood,” Emma said before she could catch herself. His shirt was now off and she couldn’t take her eyes off of the cuts and scratches that covered his chest.
“Emma?” Killian said, urging her out of her thoughts.
Her eyes lifted to the voice, and she laughed nervously. “But less hair.”
“Emma.” His hand was at her chin and he took a step forward, leaning in to place a chaste kiss on her lips. “It looks worse than it is.”
You know what I cannot stand it when anyone in the show calls Snow, Mary Margaret any more. Mary Margaret was the name that Regina forced Snow to have when she stole her life from her. Her name is Snow White. Yes it has been a long time but once the curse was broken and she had her own identity back they should have went back to calling her Snow. Mary Margaret is a fake personality that Regina made up to hurt Snow when she took away her happiness, her husband, her free will and her entire existence, to be honest. Just like everyone else in Storybrooke. Just because you live in different world than where you are from does not mean you become a different person.(except when the curse was on them but obviously I’m talking post curse here) It just feels like an insult to the victim to continue using their fake name as if to say that it doesn’t matter that she got the name from someone purposely trying to hurt her. It’s like saying that she doesn’t deserve to be herself anymore. It’s like saying Regina still owns her. Because get real when someone erases your memories, gives you fake ones, changes your entire life to something more suited to them and makes sure you are unable to do anything about it, that is control. Since she is no longer under Regina’s control she should only be called by her proper name. Which is Snow White.
I want to talk for a moment about an actor that Once fandom hasn’t talked much about. We’ve talked about his character… but not him as an actor…
This is Richard Schiff.
He was nominated three times, and won the Best Supporting Actor Emmy in 2000 for his role as White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on the West Wing. The above screencap is from the episode that most likely won him that Emmy.
On the West Wing set, and they speak about this during the episode commentaries, Schiff was legendary for being very intense and for wanting to know and understand his characters motivations and actions deeply. Enough that he could be frightening when playing angry.
You likely know him as King Leopold, Snow White’s father, and Regina’s husband. The man many Evil Regals usually refer to as “fucking Leopold.” One of the things that I want to talk about is the nuance of Schiff’s performance in the role. He appears incredibly sleezy as he proposes marriage to a teenage girl and accepts her mother’s acceptance of it. Later we know they have a history but I think most people assume the writers didn’t know that during the scene. I’m not so sure. Because Schiff, like Lana, doesn’t move a muscle when acting without a reason.
He also plays both self indulgent…
And quite cold blooded and possessive…
The ARs like to talk about how Leopold’s limited screen time means we can’t know much about him. I think this is incredibly disrespectful to the caliber of actor they got to play this part, and to the fact that this is a man who played the moral conscious of a show about the American presidency for 7 years. To say that Leopold was a good man and that nothing was intended when they hired gifted and well respected actor nearing 60 to play the husband of woman playing 18 requires you to reduce the complexity of the character.
You do not hire Richard Schiff to play a simple character. You hire him to play precisely the levels of nuance you get from Leopold. A self righteous, oblivious, controlling man. There is no way that a man who is legend for asking writers a lot of questions, and challenge directors, was not playing the depth.
Schiff was hired knowing they were going to use him for both 1.11 and 1.18 and they knew they were going to be using 1.18 to humanize Regina. They needed an actor who could say one thing about how good and honorable he was, and give the audience something else.