ASLDKFJS;L I JUST WATCHED THE VERY LAST EPISODE OF HANNIBAL
THE LAST AND I CANT BELIEVE IT
SO MANY THINGS WERE HAPPENING IN THE LAST FIVE MINUTES AND I KNEW IT COULD NEVER END IN A SATISFYING WAY AND I SAW THE CLIFFHANGER COMING FROM FIVE BAZILLION MILES AWAY AND I KEPT WATCHING AND NOW I’M LITERALLY SCREAMING
HOW THE FUCK COULD THEY MANAGE TO GET SHOT AND STABBED AND FALL OFF A FUCKING CLIFF AND ASLKFJAS;LK AND THE THING RIGHT BEFORE THEY FELL WAS THE GAYEST SHIT IVE EVER SEEN IT WAS GLORIOUS AND FRANCIS WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE AND AAAAAAAACKJH
Minus the taking advantage of an impressionable 17 year old girl with abandonment issues, this is the problem I have with Neal. Even though I may not like August much, nor always agree with him, he makes a good point here. He tells Neal that he’s a deadbeat (”A person who tries to avoid paying debts”… NAILED IT ON THE HEAD), that Neal is bad for her. She shouldn’t be robbing convenience stores with him to survive, that’s not a good life for her. To which Neal replies that he is the best thing that ever happened to her.
WHAT? Are you kidding me? In what world is the best possible way of life robbing convenience stores to barely make ends meet? Hopping from motel to abandoned building to car etc? Neal is selfish and thinks highly of himself, wanting to hold onto Emma as long as it does not inconvenience him. His first instinct when he finds out about the watches is to run to Canada and abandon Emma, he makes it seem like it’s to protect her but he was probably more worried about her slowing his escape or increasing chances of getting caught. Then when August tells Neal about Emma’s destiny and that he knows Neal’s identity, suddenly he thinks it’s worth it to let the woman he “loves” go to jail for him. Even though there is no reason Neal couldn’t have stayed with her, then gone with her to Storybrooke on her 28th birthday, what was stopping him? Even if August commands him to leave Emma be, Neal doesn’t have to listen to him, he’s a grown ass man. So why again couldn’t he have just ignored August and ran off with Emma, then move to Storybrooke when she turned 28 (if they were even able to stay together that long)? Oh yeah, he was scared of seeing daddy again.
Neal was a deadbeat asshole who ran away from his problems, whether it be his poor relationship with his father or serving time for a crime that he himself committed (the jewelry store/watches were asking to be took my ass).
Then you have Killian Jones who recognized his faults and wanted to be better once he realized that he truly cared for Emma. Ever heard the saying, “She makes me want to be a better man”? He wanted to be worthy of Emma, Neal however thought he was already amazing, and the best thing for her (talk about arrogance)
Hook recognizes his flaws, and tries to improve upon them in order to be a better man for Emma, and as season 5 progresses, for himself. Even when Emma is dark he could have easily changed/reverted so that he could be with her. Yet he turns away from her because even without her, he still is and strives to be the good man that light Emma fell in love with.
Dawn French as Vicar of Dibley is seriously the one of the best things to have happened to television. This show cracks me up no matter how many ever times I rewatch it. And since I’m meticulously going through Richard Armitage’s TV appearances, here’s The Handsome Stranger