that joke has already been made but i wanted to do it too

  • Adam: We need ideas for how to conclude this author story in the finale, so it gives us something interesting to write about next season
  • Writer: How about we have Emma sacrifice herself for Regina because Regina’s worked so hard to redeem herself, and then Rumple will get his dark heart cleaned because, like, he’s totally earned that too with, you know, all his “good deeds”.
  • Eddy: That’s awesome, let’s do it
  • Writer: Oh, wait…. this isn’t the Saturday Night Live writer’s room, I’m in the wrong place! Ignore what I just said, it was meant to be a joke.
  • Adam: Hmm, what? I can’t hear you over Eddy typing up this totally logical season finale