6x01 “The Savior” complete thoughts
I want to make text posts about each episode as I watch, mostly for my own thoughts but if people like em whatever. Please note I do speculate, I don’t run off just facts I just ramble about what I think this is literally just me vomiting my thoughts so don’t eat me they’ll probably change as we go along.
Overall story arc: Well it’s kinda obvious Emma isn’t going to die. She’s the main character and doing that would mean ending the show which doesn’t make sense. That whole scene with her getting murdered doesn’t make allot of sense. Her family just stands there like a bunch of gawking dicks, no one tries to help or even calls her name. I subscribe to the speculation it’s Emma fighting herself and her issues. Which would make the whole thing of Hyde and Jafar manipulating her even more interesting and clever. I’ll be interested to see how much these villians (EQ, Hyde, Jafar and possibly Rumple) will work together to try and bring down the savior. Also really excited for Aladdin to turn up and for Emma to have an opportunity to be around another savior. I felt like this episode was kinda dark though, like just the mood of the entire thing from the moment Hyde turned up was heavy as fuck for me. I’m really missing the comic relief Killian brings I really hope we see some sassy Hook coming back I missed it in the last season.
Captain Swan: Omg Emma’s lying again… I just ahhhhh. I can see why she’s doing it, they just got back from the underworld but she just lied straight to his face like 3 times. And he CAN TELL HE AINT DUMB HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN ALIVE?!? I understand that its practically a death sentence and it’s easy for me to stand on the outside and go ‘I would do this’. Personally I think she LOOKS extremely stressed, probably lacking in sleep and she went through some pretty serious grief before Killian came back. But her not telling ANYONE seems like a super bad idea. Partly because her shaking nearly got Regina killed and endangered the whole town if she haddn’t have gotten Hyde because of it. It’s not the same as when David lied, he was not wanting to take the focus off saving Henry and him not telling anyone didn’t endanger anyone else (except Hook when he was saving him). Emma keeping this DOES endanger other people, not directly but the people around her not knowing could turn into a serious problem. Killians not going to give up on her, I would bet if she gathered everyone around they would work out it was a trick. I just want to hug Killian I hated seeing his sad/hurt face again it reminded me of S3 when he was constantly getting burned and it makes my heart hurt. I have faith that their relationship is strong enough to survive this (obviously after the whole dark one thing and they have said they’re not going to break them up, suck it CS-antis) but Emma can’t keep doing this. In a relationship you need to compromise and Killian needs honestly from her, it’s quite obvious its a trait he holds in high regard. I just really want to see them working as a unit. Emma’s lack of honestly creates a rift between her and the people she loves, so I hope it’s resolved by the end of this season I really want to see her develop past that. I’m not 100% sure if Killian knows she’s lying, I really couldn’t read his face at Grannys I think it could go either way. He is either trusting her and choosing to believer her. Or trusting that she has a good reason/he doesn’t want to push her and trusts she will tell him in her own time. But the writers have said Killian will react so how that will happen I don’t know. But it kinda sucked coz I couldn’t enjoy the nice little CS moments like that adorable kiss on the cheek as much because it just felt like Emma was being…well..fake..? She just got told she was gonna die and that clouded the whole thing. I just am tearing my hair out coz it feels like a repeat of her lying to him about Excalibur and that obviously hurt him very deeply. I want to see her make the CHOICE to tell him not get ratted out by someone like last time. I want to see them choose to be close and choose to be trusting. Not be forced into it by circumstance. For one to go to the other and say
‘We need to sort this out before it’s forced out, not because we have to. But because we want to.’
No relationship is perfect and obvious this is a problem that normal people would come across. But I feel like this is something that really needs to be sorted as it’s repeatedly created problems. Emmas come a heck of a long way but I just saw S3 Emma poking it’s head up, which is perfectly normal for anyone. Just frustrating to watch! We saw Hook completely revert while he was the dark one so characters going backwards isn’t new. I just hope this is dealt with this season. I love them both so much, hopefully this wont stay a secret for long
Other ships and friendships/bromances (Snowing, Rumbelle):
Rumbelle.…rough waters. I don’t really get to into Rumbelle coz I could literally talk for days about their relationship and the symbolism etc… but I will say that I really, really want Belle to become a stronger, more independent woman. I’m all for them being together if it’s healthy for them both. Which it isn’t at the moment coz Rumple’s being Rumple. I am so happy Belle took the warning from her son, she needs to start taking control of her own story and moving in to her own. And maybe we’ll see them together again, maybe we won’t. I don’t really have a preference aslong as it’s not just one big unhealthy mess.
Captain Chamring- What a handsome arresting couple ;)
Captain Cobra-That little hug in Emma’s dream was very sweet, I think we will see them grow closer outside of Henrys teenager moments which will be awesome
Belle and Hook- I WANT THIS FRIENDSHIP SO BADLY IT HURTS. They both really need a friend, and I loved seeing them together previously.
Regina and Emma- I liked how Emma told her what she needed to hear, evil didn’t make her strong. I don’t hate these two as friends, don’t like them either. Reginas just Regina sometimes but maybe we’ll see some different sides to her now the EQ is serperate.
Regina: I’ve always held hope for Regina. She shits in her own bed allot (like when she got into a fight with Zelena right after they made up congrats you now have her and the Evil Queen against you) But I think people forget that acknowledging the damage and pain you’ve caused other people is a heavy burden. It has and likely will continue to take Regina a LONG time to come to terms with her sins. Denial is a coping mechanism, and if you’d done what Regina had, would you be able to face it all at once or in a quick fashion? Some people can never face their demons, so I’ll be interested to see what happens when she literally has to face them in the form of her evil half.
Morpheus: WELL. Charming has been bumped down to #3 on my good looking men of OUAT list. As soon as I saw the sneak peek I was excited. I love the greek gods. He messed with Rumple which was awesome and exactly what I wanted. I’m still not 100% sure though if he was actually Morpheus or just their son pretending to be Morpheus….? Not made entirely clear I’m hoping they’ll elaborate on how that worked coz I didn’t get the fact Morpheus was an adult and stuff. If I thought about it I could come up with something but yea. Hopefully there’s more adult Morpheus if that’s even a thing I don’t know what was that?!
Oracle girl: Obviously Jafar being a piece of shit. I’ve never even seen Aladdin but yea that’s defiantly him. What a fuck head but very cunning on both his and Hydes part. If he knows the ins-and-outs of a savior and can use that (with Hydes help) to manipulate Emma that’s a very powerful weapon. I just hope Emma doesn’t fall into it for to long.
Hyde: OML such a good villain! Just his character and the line delivery…great…fantastic no more words for it.