25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 6

Falala it’s day 6 of 25 days of Captain Swan. And I am throwing it back to season 3 again because I just loved season 3. It also had some pretty good scenes between Emma and Hook. It was the start of their relationship after all. Also, I am going real basic here with tonight’s scene. I present to you Captain Swan’s very first kiss! Official kiss that is.

Season 3 Episode 22: “Snow Drifts”

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Here we have Emma thanking Hook for coming for her in NYC. He tells her she’s a “bloody hero” and she tells him he is too. To which he gives a shy little laugh and ducks his head. Look at him!

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Emma asks Hook how he even was able to get to her in NYC. His response? “Why the Jolly Roger of course”. This is the moment where you just know. You know that this is the beginning of a very meaningful relationship. Hook gave away the only thing he’s loved after his brother and Milah died. It was his home, but he loved Emma more. To him, losing it for Emma was all worth it even though he didn’t know her feelings for him. He risked it all for her.

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Emma initiates their first kiss which means a lot. It means that she wants to be with him. That she wants to explore what this relationship has to offer.

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I love this. I love how happy she is with him. Like she pulls back from the kiss to smile at him and it’s just cute. GAHHH SO CUTE!



25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 5

Happy Monday after the winter finale! I know there’s been a lot of mixed feelings, so I want to grace your timelines with some happy moments! And this scene is so great in so many ways. And I think it’s appropriate that it’s kind of an AU scene between Emma and Hook.

Season 3 Episode 21: “There’s No Place Like Home”

This two part episode had a lot of wonderful moments that I will probably get to at some point during the next 20 days. However, I want to talk about this one in particular because it was honestly so hilarious and hot. Behold! The Rolly Joger scene!

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Then this happens and the tension is strong. Emma suggests that Hook take her back to his ship. Look at how flirty she is. Man, she was a goner.

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Honestly, THE TENSION! Emma tells past Hook that she’ll be waiting for him. Wink wink.

Related imageI will forever be grateful for this scene. I love Hook lurking in the background as he begins to grow so jealous of seeing his past self kissing the woman who won’t kiss him. It’s okay Hook, you didn’t have to wait long.

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Things are going well until Hook gets hella jealous of himself for making out with his Emma. So there’s a moment of ‘oh crap’ going on in Emma’s eyes. Then Hook punches himself. Honestly, this scene was genius!
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And Hook’s letting Emma know how jealous he is. Aw, poor dude.

25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 4

Happy winter finale day! Since it is the winter finale, my moment today will come from one of the mid season finales. Hmm which one will it be?!

Season 4 Episode 11: “Heroes and Villains”

Ah the scene where Emma puts Hook’s heart back in his chest is such a swoon worthy scene. In fact, the three words I would use to describe this scene overall would be: HOT HOT HOT. Let’s take a look at this scene:

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Here we have Emma about to put Hook’s heart back in his chest after Rumple was being a douche canoe. Instead of gently putting it back in his chest like Hook suggests, Emma shoves it back because it’d be quick like a band aid.

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Hook is temporarily shocked by the shove, but shakes it off. Then he makes his move. YASSSSSSSSSSSSS, HOOK!


And then they make out against the wall. It’s a good thing Leroy or that stupid blimp weren’t there to interrupt this moment. Because hot.

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A moment to appreciate that she was totally leaning in for more. She was a goner. “Told you I saw a survivor, Swan,” Hook states. That he is, that he is.

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So in love. Look at how she licks her lips after it. And how they don’t even move a part. Their noses. Aw. This scene went from hot to sweet in like 5 seconds.



25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 3

There are just too many scenes that I love! What to choose, what to choose!??? Time to get hella basic. Well, if my choice of words aren’t basic enough for you, here’s my other favorite Captain Swan scene:

Season 4 Episode 4: “The Apprentice”

You may be asking “Madeline, there are so many good scenes in this episode. Which one are you referring to?” And that is a great question to ask. One, as I am writing this, I don’t even know the answer to. So I guess whatever scene pops into my mind by the time I finish this sentence….Okay. It’s the good night kiss scene.

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It starts out like this. The attraction is there. I mean look who she touches him just because she can.

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So Hook’s all like “I suppose we have to wait until next time” for coffee. And Emma’s all like “I don’t remember asking”. She’s all so flirty about it and the gleam in Hook’s eyes is just mesmerizing and I swear, my heart just swells. His eyes look so blue here. Okay, I’m okay. I’M FINE.

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Then Hook asks her out again and she doesn’t even answer. She was the whole fandom in that moment: swooning so hard. She just HAD to kiss him.

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If there was music during this kiss, it would be like some deep instrumental stuff. Or ‘Hallelujah’. Can I just say how season 4 was the holy grail of Captain Swan kisses? Season 5 too, but come on, look at this.

I’m just gonna leave the part out where Hook starts to freak out over his supposedly possessed hand. On second thought, that was kind of funny though. I just want to emphasis his eyes in this scene. SO BLUE.





25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 2

Merry day 2! Back from a long day working retail listening to 9 hours straight of Christmas music. So I’m not feeling particularly merry. However, shifting into my Captain Swan mode makes me feel merry!

Season 3 Episode 5: “Good Form”

This scene was bound to make an appearance at one point during these next 25 days. Why not now? Not only was this scene like super hot, but it was the start of something new. Oh my gosh, I now wanna break out into High School Musical songs. Anyway…Emma and Hook’s first kiss. And the day Hook vowed her would win Emma’s heart, and BOOM! (Wait…that was in this episode too right? Not the point. Moving on.) He most certainly did. Let’s take a good look at this scene:

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How do I form what I’m feeling about this gif in a logical and semi-intelligent sentence? I can’t. So I will try my hardest. “Is that all your father’s life is worth to you?” Hook says all flirty and I literally just want to die. You see his interest all within his actions. He has it bad for Emma.

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Then Emma kinda just goes for it. And then the fandom exploded. Hmmm…Emma seems to have wanted this too. They both did. THE TENSION! But it’s only “a one time thing” guys. Yeah, biggest lie of the century, Emma.

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Seriously. This was the best kiss I have ever seen on TV. AND THIS WAS JUST A FIRST KISS. Please Emma, you can’t kiss someone like that and pretend it doesn’t mean anything. We were not fooled. I mean, look at it. Watch it. Analyze it. Cry over it.

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Then Hook says this and Emma is HOOKED. She doesn’t want to admit it, but she is totally attracted and interested.

25 Days of CaptainSwan: Day 1

I will be starting my 25 days of CaptainSwan with one of my most favorite and totally underrated moments between Emma and Hook. Honestly, I don’t know why I love this scene so much, but I do.

Season 4 Episode 2: White Out

During this episode, we have the start of Emma and Hook’s relationship. We see Hook joking with Emma about the ice castle and how he should have brought the champagne since they have the “world’s largest ice bucket” for their second date. To which Emma raises an eyebrow at the mention of a second date, reminding him they haven’t been on a date. The flirty banter is just icing on the cake, but that’s not the moment I’m talking about. I am referring to when Emma gets out of the ice castle and Killian is right there for her upon escape. Let’ do a play-by-play of this moment, shall we?

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Ha…this edit. Anyway, we see David passing Emma to Killian because he knew how distressed Killian was the whole time. Emma grabs onto him. And I cry.

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She’s so glad to find comfort in his arms. Seriously, we need to appreciate this scene more because FEELS. They’re both so relieved.

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And then Killian lifts her into his arms. SO CARING.

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Okay, so this was not part of that scene really, but I want to talk about it. We see how much Killian genuinely cares and protects Emma. And how relaxed she is with him by her side. You can see that in the way she rubs his brace gently. Or how carefully he rubs her with his fingers. It’s just a great scene. Now I need to go rewatch this scene for like the 15th time. Bye.



25 Days of CaptainSwan


This is probably a really basic idea, but starting December 1-December 25, I want to post 25 scenes of Emma and Hook that I love. There’s more than 25 scenes that I love, so this may prove to be the ultimate challenge. Since I am on winter break, I need to keep up with my writing, so this shall help me. (being a journalism student, I have to practice discipline.) Plus, OUAT will be on hiatus. I figure we all need something extra I our life because of that. I miss CaptainSwan too, so this will be perfect to cure the void in my heart. Ok, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic here.

If you all have a scene that you want to read me babble on about, tweet me under this tweet in which I share this.

Let the 25 days of CaptainSwan commence! (in about a couple days)

Reasons I’m Thankful For CaptainSwan

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates. Eat everything you want! (After all, this is the day you can eat until you feel sick without regrets) On this day, I just want to say how much I appreciate the hell out of CaptainSwan. The best ship on TV! Here is why I am thankful for CaptainSwan:

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They know they can rely on one another when they’re feeling down. They know they have a support system in one another.

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With all the angst on the show, it’s crazy how those two manage to work everything out, but they do. Every relationship is not easy and they portray that wonderfully. They work through some pretty tough things. At the end of the day, they still love each other.

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She’s the Savior. He was a pirate. Both of them two different people, yet somehow so similar. They were both lost souls who found each other, and I think that’s beautiful.

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I think this gif speaks for itself. Hook is so understanding and supportive of Emma. Emma always chooses to see the best in Hook. Together, they illustrate what a relationship should be like. As I stated before, it’s not always smooth sailing, but they make it work.

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Love so true that Zeus approved. Honestly, these two are a great example of what love is. They make you believe that finding love is always possible.

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Flirty af. Together or separately, Emma and Hook are some of the sassiest fictional characters ever.

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I just wanted to use this gif. LOOK AT THEM. HOT HOT HOT. When do we get the sequel!?



Once Upon a Time 6×07 Fan Panel

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What did you think of this episode overall?

Caro: I have to admit it: all the Snowing scenes took me back to Season 1 and I LOVED IT! It was really nice to see a Snow and David adventure both in present time and in a flashback. I find it incredible how their relationship has grown throughout the seasons, acting as the powerful team they’ve always been and overcoming things together.
Madeline: There were so many season 1 feels which was nice. I think it was beautifully written. No surprise there considering Jane Espensen wrote it. She is queen of script writing. Even though Snowing isn’t my favorite, it was nice to see them back in action again.
Marina: I think it was a good episode, it was nice to see Snow and David flashbacks and also the way they faced this crisis. Honestly don’t like to see the Evil Queen with Rumple. Wish there had been more Emma and Hook moments, but it was a good episode and we also got a lot of parallels between Snowing and CaptainSwan! P.S. Loved everyone’s reaction to the so called “chemistry” between Rumple and Regina. LOL!!
Kristin: Another great episode!  We can always count on Jane Espensen for an episode with all the feels and this one was no exception.  It was fantastic to get a good Snowing episode – it’s been awhile.  I think sometimes we forget that their relationship is really the cornerstone of this whole show and that, without them, there would be no Emma, no Henry, so on.  It was good to see Snow and Charming “returning to their roots” so to speak.  They were prepared to sacrifice themselves to save everyone else.  I’ve missed those crazy kids!

Did you enjoy seeing bandit Snow and Prince Farming back in the Enchanted Forest?

Caro: I think that my answer to the previous question says it all. But yeah, it was amazing to have the chance of seeing a whole new story that marked something important in their relationship, even if they had no idea about it until they touched the “magic little baby tree thing”.
Bonus: David’s dog, Wilby, was adorable!!
Madeline: A unique twist on their EF selves. Like I said before, they’re not my favorite, but this made me like their characters even more. And as Caro, said the dog was adorable!
Marina: Absolutely, not only individually, but watching them interact with each other without seeing one another was brilliant. We could sense already a connection, a sense of it was always meant to be! True love was already in the air!
Kristin: Just when you think that we’ve been given as much Enchanted Forest back story as is humanly possible, the writers throw something like this at us! It was a good addition to what we already knew and just further proof that Snowing is the original true love story. They always say that they’ll find each other!

So…the vault scene. Give me your feels on that scene. SO MANY FEELS.

Caro: Oh God. I could totally fangirl about this for a long time, but I would need more than a paragraph. The scene was so adorable, full of motivation and support. It was one of those moments that makes you say “Relationship goals, man. They are definitely relationship goals”. It’s marvelous to see the strength of this couple and how their love keeps developing time after time. Hook reminds Emma who she is by telling her a story, and OMG isn’t that the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? I swooned!! He knows how to make her feel better because he knows her so well, and that is simply beautiful. Ok, I’m gonna stop now, otherwise I’ll keep talking and talking about Captain Swan.
Madeline: Well, I previously wrote a post on why this scene is important. You can read that here. I’ll go ahead and reiterate my feels though because this scene elicited so many feels for me. It was beautiful, and the reason being is because you saw in that scene how much Hook believes in Emma. That’s so important. He gave Emma hope when he need she needed it. I swear that man is just so wonderful. I would like my own Killian Jones please and thank you.

Marina: Where to start!? It was special in so many ways. I really wish Hook haters would put their hate aside and see the development of Killian’s character. He was a good man who turned into a villain because of the pain of losing his loved ones. However finding Emma and falling in love with her brought back the good man he was. All that makes him who he is and helped to become a better man to the woman he loves, to her family who also welcomed him, friends and to his new home Storybrooke. The man that we saw in the vault, once more helping Emma to remember that she has strength, that she can do anything, that he believes in her. And once again we saw that Killian helped Emma to relax. They are indeed true love, they are soul mates, kindred spirits, whatever, they are perfect for each other. This scene was once more a proof of that and it’s why I love them so much.

Kristin: This may be my new all-time favorite Captain Swan scene or, if not, it’s way at the top of the list.  It was beautiful and heartfelt.  We’re really getting to see Emma’s vulnerable side this season, and while I’m all about strong women, I think it’s really important to see this, considering her visions.  She NEEDS to let everyone help her through this, protect her and try to provide her some assurances.  That being said, Killian killed this scene.  He just keeps proving over and over again how much he loves her.  We don’t even need the words (although I’d like them).  Emma needed this reminder of who she was and where she came from.  I cried – I won’t lie.

The Evil Queen didn’t kill Snowing like she wanted to. Instead she put them on a sleeping curse. How do you think they’ll be able to shake this? 

Caro: It’s OUAT, anything is possible. My theory is that Emma will have something to do with the solution. As Hook said, when Snow and Charming couldn’t find one another, she was there to do it. However it works, they will overcome it, I’m more than sure.
Madeline: I was surprised that she went…umm soft on them. I mean obviously the situation isn’t ideal, but it’s better than death. You know, I really have no idea how they’ll shake this. I’ve seen rumors that Emma will be involved somehow. I guess we’ll wait and see.
Marina: I’m not sure but I think that it will be either Emma, Neal or Henry or all of them, breaking the curse with TLK since they are also their true loves. At least that’s the way I see them. Another possibility is some other form of true love that we haven’t heard yet.  Or maybe if they are able to destroy the Evil Queen, her spells and curses will be undone.
Kristin: I will admit, this really threw me for a loop.  As soon as Charming woke Snow with true love’s kiss, I thought to myself, no way, this is too easy.  It’s a great twist on the sleeping curse (although raises some questions for me about how it’s even possible for them to be under one at all, considering they’ve both been under one before.)  I can’t even begin to guess how they’ll shake this.  My suspicion is that it will have something to do with Emma, considering she (and baby Neal) are probably the only other sources of true love that are available to them at the moment.  I have a feeling it might go on for a little while…

Do you have any hope for Rumbelle after that…icky scene? What did you think about Belle approaching to Rumple?

Caro: To be honest, I think their current status keeps separating Rumple and Belle more and more. He’s still a villain, seeking for his own good and now allying with the Evil Queen (and making out, eww). When is he going to change? Probably never. Perhaps in the long-term they can find some peace with one another, but right now I don’t see stability in their relationship.
Now Belle. I feel proud of her! She’s facing her husband, showing no fear and demonstrating that, even though she feels lonely at times, she can handle things and doesn’t need Rumple at all.
Madeline: Hope is dead when it comes to Rumbelle. Sorry to those who ship it because I do have friends in that fandom. However, my respect for Rumple is nonexistent. He cheated on his wife who’s carrying his son. I have a few choice words for him. I loved that Belle went off on him. She’s not my favorite character, but I am so proud of her. She needed to do that.
Marina: Rumple and the EQ are totally…..ew….ew! I’m not a big fan of Rumbelle, but I hope that things will turn around. I actually like Rumple as the villain, but I also understand Rumbelle fans and Belle is expecting his child. Since this show is also about hope, maybe Rumple will change and become a better man. If not, I don’t like the notion of Belle being with a man so dark when she’s a hero. Some can say that she knew he was a beast when she met and fell in love with him, correct, but she always believed that deep down he was a good man and eventually that would come out. Unfortunately we saw him chose to become the Dark One again when Killian sacrificed himself to destroy darkness. Even if they are separated I think it’s nice of Belle trying to share moments of her pregnancy with Rumple. Who knows, that might make the difference? For now I’m enjoying this new Belle who is stronger and not buying any small talk from Rumple.
Kristin: All hope that I had left for Rumbelle is pretty much gone at this point. That relationship is on life support – it’s time to pull the plug. I don’t think there is much that can salvage that relationship at this point. Give it up.
It’s about time Belle gave Rumple a piece of her mind. He deserves any of the wrath that she unleashes on him. It’s LONG overdue and I hope she doesn’t waffle on it. He doesn’t deserve her and, frankly, he doesn’t really deserve to have anything to do with their child.

What do you think this new envy on Zelena means?

Caro: Regina (even though she wasn’t aware most of the time) always had everything Zelena didn’t, starting from their mother’s love. So now that the Wicked Witch has seen her evil sister with Rumple, I believe it’s not a new envy the she has, but an old one that is resurfacing.
Madeline: Suspenseful music plays in the background. Yeah, like Caro said, some resurfacing feelings of envy is coming back. I knew Zelena would turn on the Evil Queen eventually, so I’m not surprised. Let’s get green!
Marina: Probably that she hasn’t changed and that she will revert to how she used to be. I actually feel divided because I think she’s a great villain with her sassy lines, but I also think it was important that she and Regina get along and even more for her baby’s sake. Her envy is very strong. I still remember her in AU while Regina was dying and Robin was supporting her, envy appeared even when she had no memory of it.
Kristin: I actually think it’s a combination of things that is causing the envy in Zelena right now.  We know that she gets very angry about not being chosen and that’s a trigger for her.  At the moment, she’s not being chosen by Rumple as his flavor of the moment (who she definitely still has a little thing for, I don’t care what anyone says).  She’s also not being chosen by the Evil Queen to assist her with her destruction of the inhabitants of Storybrooke.  She’s jealous of their relationship and the fact that she’s being excluded.  Frankly, I think it’s a matter of time before she turns on the Evil Queen completely and decides to help the heroes defeat her.

Hook Lines That Make Me LOL

It’s not a question who my favorite character on the show is. (If you didn’t know: it’s Hook). But he wasn’t always my favorite (that’s a lie). No, but really, Regina was my favorite in season 1. Then Emma in season 2 and then Hook also in season 2. So I guess I have loved him since the beginning. Anyway, his character has had some very hilarious lines; thus, my list of top Hook quotes that make me giggle.

“Dirty? I bathe quite frequently, thank you.”

I bet Hook smells wonderful. Back off Henry.
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“Emma used that word? Together?”

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“Your magic, your sword, my cunning witt. I don’t think we have what it takes.”

Where’s the laughing emoji when you need it?
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“They force-fed me something called bologna!”

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“I prefer dashing rapscallion….scoundrel?”

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“It’s a little old fashioned even on my standards, and I still pay with dablooms.”

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“I’ll tell you something I am interested in: my hook. Or is there another attachment that you’d prefer?”

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“When I jab you with my sword…you’ll feel it.”

This went over my head the first time I watched the episode.
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I was tied up in a bed. Not in a good way.”

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“Never trusted the stuff. Rum would never do that.”

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“Almost harvest time and you can’t remember the planting. That’s bad luck, mate.”

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“Behold! The Rolly Joger!”

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“I’ve been staring at it all day and I think I’m even more devilishly handsome and charming than usual.”

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