all-the-songs-make-sense said: AND THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU, HILARY
it’s one of the primate-ary reasons, yes
so would you say there was…
monkey business going on
emma really went ape over that guy
at least she got that ten ton gorilla off her back, while simian-taneously remembering her real true love, it was very chimpanzee-ring
but let’s not be baboons
Answered that question just a couple posts ago here. As I said, absolutely nobody is crazy for making them pretty good favorites. I’m still not going to 100% say it’s them, but… there was major foreshadowing for it going on, and if Emma was willing to seriously consider a proposal from a guy she’d dated eight months, with all the talk about adding a man to their trio and wanting a father for Henry and wanting to move on from her past and Henry also wanting a father and a family, after another 10 episodes of falling for Killian… it’s entirely, entirely possible. The odds are WAY up for CS then they were when that spoiler first came out. By like… a lot.
DONE AND DOESN’T IT LOOK MUCH BETTER
also if you think that i won’t spend the rest of the season coming up with new ways to refer to walsh (terror gorilla, freaky primate, planet of the apes, king kong, etc etc) you are wrong
I’d say that’s just shipper bias and/or thinking that OUAT is a different kind of show, honestly. Because to analyze the episode fairly and intelligently (not to bash anyone’s ships here and yadda yadda, just stating a fact) is to realize that Captain Swan is TL. All the Hook/Henry parallels, all the Snowing parallels, all the Emma EXPLICITLY SAYING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST WITH HENRY’S BIRTH FATHER IS HOLDING HER BACK FROM LIVING HER LIFE AND FINDING A NEW LOVE, after Henry said “Not every guy is going to be like my dad and leave you,” all the fact that Walsh immediately turned out to be an evil flying monkey and oh hey look Emma kinda accepted another guy’s proposal this episode after they were throwing down massive amounts of Henry-wants-a-father-and-a-family foreshadowing that in retrospect clearly did not apply to King Kong….
Emma chains Hook up and leaves him behind because she can’t trust him (2x06). In 3x12, she chains him up and leaves him behind… but then comes back and trusts him, after he sounds like her son (really subtle there writers) in encouraging her to believe in herself, trust her superpower, and follow her instincts. Hook goes to jail for her and she gets him out.
Hook leaves Emma behind in the Enchanted Forest (2x09). In 3x12, almost as soon as his feet hit the ground, he gets a horse and is like “yeah right it’s been real but I’m out.” And the line “all I have to do is find her” talking about his ship and his home (and also Emma) to David, was paralleled to “Hook found me” from Emma also talking to David at the end of the episode. Hook referenced only being able enough to scrape up enough ingredients for one dose of the memory potion, which means he got it himself and through his own sacrifices. He tells Emma there was nothing for him in the EF and why would he stay. In other words, pretty much right away, he started looking for a way to get back to her (and Charming knew what was up, witness that smile and little nod as he was watching Hook ride away) and didn’t stop and didn’t ask for permission and didn’t give himself a chance to be talked out of it, just went.
Emma leaves Hook behind in New York (2x16). In 3x12, instead of chaining him to a radiator and leaving him behind and stealing his ship, she brings him back with her in her Bug, her partner and friend. Then asks him to watch her son while she goes off to reunite with her parents.
Hook steals the bean and nearly leaves everyone to die (2x22). In 3x12, he gets a message that everyone is in danger/has been cursed and Emma is their only hope (which is, as we know as viewers, true), and immediately drops everything to fight back and find her and stop at nothing until she remembers and bring her back to Storybrooke to save them. But at the same time, it’s still about HER. He did so because they’re in danger and because he’s a hero, but because he came to save her and to find HER and to put HER above even the “greater good.” And that is exactly what she needs.
IT WAS AMAZING IT WAS WONDERFUL IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES OF THE ENTIRE SHOW and how much did I love CS and OQ, hhhhhhhhhhgghhngh how I loved it. Practically perfect in every way.
As for the wedding, I and everyone else was on the Rumbelle gravy train when that spoiler leaked, but the fact is that last night was spent all but COMPLETELY focused on Emma, about her reactions to marriage, about her inability to go ahead and make a commitment right away, her reservations about Walsh, and her ultimate trust of Hook and accepting his proposal (drinking the potion and going back to Storybrooke). It was about her rejecting one false man who didn’t love her and taking/trusting the real man who does love her. I’m not saying it’ll necessarily foreshadow a CS wedding (it could be just them committing to each other in a serious relationship and/or the successful TLK, which was also foreshadowed by Emma opening the door to her apartment and welcoming Hook in after she slammed it in his face post-failed TLK in 3x11) but nobody is crazy for thinking and/or hoping that it does. At all. Finales DO mirror premieres, and we’ve seen Emma already come very, very close to saying yes to one man (who was a total fraud) and wanting to move on and live her life and have a father for Henry and a man and a home. It’s not in the least out of the realm of possibility that after another 11 episodes of fighting with Killian and accepting her feelings for him, she’ll be ready to actually do so in the finale.
Either way, it’ll be glorious. Only good things are coming. Strap in bbs, we got this.
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Yeah, I’ve long thought there will be a moment, probably after Neal’s death and the attending chaos, where Emma has an oh-shit realization and just wants to go back to her happy and safe (although not really, because she already knows Walsh was a monkey, but it’ll look safe in retrospect) life in New York. She’ll want to take her boys away and be with them somewhere else. But just as Henry convinced her to stay in S1, Hook will convince her to stay this time, and to put that final push into defeating the witch, and just yes.