btw asks are on hold while i grasp the last straws of my sanity aka try to teach my classes without having a breakdown.
i do want to meta on this episode but i don’t know if i will have time before the next one comes out tbh.
but i loved it in so many ways.
the good: cs??? obviously??? so many pilot callbacks omfg. laughing about flying monkey walsh. nervous about emma lying to henry again, even if he wouldn’t believe the truth rn. wept like a bitch multiple times. belle and neal were kawaii why can’t we have 500% more of that and 500% less of I AM GOING TO DO THE THING (“don’t do the thing”) OKAY I WON’T DO THE THING wrt swanfire. gag. his character is wasted by being hung up on emma bc it doesn’t make any fucking sense. yes, she’s great, we know, but your lack-of-mood swings are like whiplash, homie.
the bad: still not sold on outlaw queen despite actively attempting to be open to it. not really sure why snow didn’t give a fuck about giving her daughter up aside from a one-second mournful face about being back (not even explicitly about emma) that cut to commercial. a lot seemed to be on the nose this episode, but it was treated like a pilot, so that’s expected.
current theories include: hook planned to get the JR to save emma from the start but just didn’t feel the need to sit around and talk about it. charming’s smile as he left, to me, can’t be explained any other way. neal having some part in the new curse.
Do you guys realize how important for CS this scene was? It clearly established (once again) that Hook is part of the Charmings family.
I mean… His presence is completely unnecessary to the scene. Philip and Aurora? They need to be there because they were the ones in EF. Regina, Charming and Snow? The EF is their kingdom, so no explanation needed here. BUT HOOK? There was no reason for him to be there.Apart from a sassy comment to the Queen, he brings nothing to the scene. Yet, they put him in the group and showed his reactions on camera.
This is soooo important. This kind of details is used to show the audience that Killian is part of the main story and that he’s part of this family. They want the public to get used to him siding with the heroes, without having to ask question about why he’s there. They want us to get used to his presence so when TLK happen, there won’t be any reason to invalidate it.
Yep. There’s no point denying it. Killian is one of the good guys, he’s a hero, no matter what he (or the others) says. After all… Actions speak louder than words, right?
Also…look who’s NOT in the group. I mean it’s not like we’re shocked but…..YA KNOW.
ROYALS (AND FUTURE ROYALS) ONLY OK.
Eat a Snickers, Walsh. You’re not you when you’re hungry.
THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT HAPPENED AND YOU CANNOT FIGHT ME ON THIS
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.