Here’s Why That CaptainSwan Vault Scene is Important

Hate them or love them, but the vault scene in 6×07 proved to be tremendous profession of what love is.cute-af

I’m a hopeless romantic, so when I watched the scene, tears were pouring from my eyes. Hook loves Emma so truly; their love is so raw. No, it’s not a perfect relationship. Far from it, but there is not one relationship in the world that is smooth sailing. And if you know a couple whose love is just absolutely perfect, then bravo. They are a rare breed.

My point in writing this is not stir the pot of haters. I could care less about who you ship. It’s not my place to tell you who to ship. However, I will say that Captain Swan is canon and true love. They are the real deal here, people. Whether you choose to believe it or not, their love is passionate and ya know, it’s REAL.

As seen in the vault scene, we know how much they support one another. Hook knew Emma was shaken from what the Evil Queen was threatening her parents. She had every right to be. Hook saw this and he did what he knew she needed: he gave her hope. He read her the story of her parents meeting, telling her that she is the product of true love and is stronger than she ever knew.

“You can overcome your visions; you can overcome anything. Now remember who you are: the product of the true love.” THIS. This, my friends, is what we call a boyfriend building his true love up. This is what a passionate and loving relationship is. And while we didn’t hear much from Emma, her face says it all. She is madly and deeply in love with Hook.

We can go on and on and on and on about how Hook isn’t good enough for Emma. But we know the truth. We know that there is nobody else for Emma other than Hook. They balance each other out and makes each other a better person. It’s a sure sign of a great relationship. And if you disagree with me, then you disagree with me. But know that you are wrong. :p

Now, if they could get a moment of happy, domestic bliss, that would be much appreciated.

Fandom Panel: Once Upon a Time 6×06

Caro and I, along with a couple guest writers, Kristin and Marina  (Welcome ladies!), weighed in on episode 6×06 of Once Upon a Time! I know this is super later. College and stuff. Image result for once upon a time 6x06

Okay, deep breaths. What did you think of the episode as a whole?
 

Caro: It was a great one! I really liked the way the writers connected Nemo’s story with Hook’s. Simply brilliant! It gave me a lot of Captain Cobra feelings, because the situation they were put in marked a big step for Henry and Killian’s relationship. Also, I enjoyed watching Emma helping Aladdin by showing him her past mistakes. She recognized her errors and has learned from them. If that’s not an excellent character development I don’t know what it is. 

Madeline: My favorite episode all season. Wait, scratch that. My favorite episode since ‘Firebird’. I loved the character development on Hook and Henry’s part. Not only together, but as individuals. Overall, I was very satisfied with it.

Kristin: This was absolutely my favorite episode of the season so far. In fact, I think it was probably my favorite episode in a long time.  This episode was really necessary in terms of progressing Hook and Emma’s relationship.  Emma and Henry is the core relationship of the entire series.  Emma and Hook’s relationship could not progress the way it needed to without there being some kind of understanding between Hook and Henry.  There are a lot of blended families in today’s society and I think that this episode was a reaction to that as well.  I also loved seeing more of Hook’s backstory.  Aside from being my absolute favorite character, he’s had such an interesting story and so much of it has been about his ability to let go of his anger and his need for vengeance.  Hook’s entire storyline is how you do redemption.  Also, Colin O’Donoghue is the master of the facial expression and this was his best episode yet, hands down.

Marina: It was very good. Not only they brought one of my favorite stories from my childhood but they tangled it with Killian’s need for a family.
 

How did you feel about Henry’s reaction to Hook about the sheers? Did you think he was too harsh?

 
Caro: I do understand the part in which he got mad because they had previously agreed to get rid of the sheers. However, I think he overreacted. Hook’s reasons to keep them were good, he just wanted to have them as an option to save Emma because he can’t even think of the idea of losing her (and apparently the rest is willing to accept that she might die). So yes, in my opinion, Henry was way too harsh on Killian, mostly when he said he wasn’t part of the family. It was so rude. At least I’m glad that things were okay at the end. 
Madeline: Way harsh. I guess it all boils down to that teenage attitude that we all had. I was a teenager only a couple of months ago, so I understand. However, he was way too harsh. Him telling Hook that he wasn’t family and didn’t care about anyone was a touch too far and unnecessary.
Kristin:   Initially, I did thing Henry’s reaction was a little harsh, but the more thought I gave it, I realized that it was a typical teenager reaction. In combination with being really protective of his mother, Henry is a teenager.  Teenagers tend to react and not give a lot of thought to the consequences their actions have.  He’s likely reacting to the fact that Hook moved in in the first place.  Then to find out that after Hook promised to get rid of the shears and didn’t was probably a shock to Henry.  He was understandably angry, but it was nice to see how it played out and how, eventually, he came to an understanding about why Hook kept them and maybe even finally saw how much Hook loves Emma.  I still cringe, though, when I see Henry tell Hook he’s not even a part of the family.  I get this teenager-y reaction, but ouch!
Marina: Yes it was too harsh, I understand that he is a teenager and things at that age are felt stronger and overreacted but Killian did what I would have done, keep the only thing that could save the person I love.  
 
We saw Liam Jr! What were your overall thoughts on him being on the show and not forgotten?
Caro: It really took me by surprise! I was definitely not expecting to see this character again because Adam and Eddy had said in an interview from season 5A that they hadn’t established plans for him yet. But I’m glad they didn’t forget him because I hate when stories are left behind. I think Liam’s plot was different than I would’ve imagined, but it was still great and well developed. I just hope that we see more of Liam 2.0 in the next episodes, it would be nice to see him bond with his half-brother while they sail or go for a drink 😉
Madeline: I think it was interesting to see that he was brought in. I wasn’t really expecting Adam and Eddy to bring the character into play, but I am glad they did. It gave Hook a sense of closure in regards to their father’s death.
Kristin:  I loved this story – have I mentioned how much I loved this episode! I also liked Liam 2.0 better than Liam 1.0.  There is an entire island of forgotten OUAT characters somewhere outside Storybrooke and it’s really nice when the writers bring one back and tell their story.  I loved that Hook and Liam 2.0 could come to some kind of peace, even though what Hook did to Liam was pretty egregious.  The story between Liam 2.0 and Captain Nemo was lovely.  When we got word that they had casted Nemo and were writing him into a storyline with Hook, I couldn’t help but think that we really didn’t need any more villains running around.  It was nice to see that Nemo wasn’t a villain after all and he was trying to help both Jones brothers.
Marina:I was so glad that we finally saw him and found out about his story. Not sure about the timeline though lol. I know he’s not becoming a regular but I hope in a future we get to see him here and there. After all he’s Killian’s brother. 
 
Opinion on this…errr…romance between Rumple and the Evil Queen?
Caro: One word: EWW. With all due respect to the ones who like this, I really find it quite unpleasant and not of my liking. Not only it’s messing with Rumbelle (and the Rumbelle fandom of course) but I also think it’s kind of extra. On the other hand, this is probably leading to some Wicked vs. Evil confrontation, so let’s wait and see what happens when Zelena finds out that what her dear sis has been doing.
Madeline: Oh how I was wishing for a sleeping curse during that scene. NOPE.
Kristin: I can’t even discuss this (but I will.)  I have REALLY strong feelings about the Evil Queen right now and how absolutely bizarre she’s being portrayed, so that’s probably coloring how strongly I feel that the Rumple and EQ relationship needs to stop dead in its tracks.  I also absolutely hate how one minute Rumple is trying to get Belle to listen to him and see what a decent guy he is and then the next minute he’s making out with the Evil Queen.  It’s just not ok with me.
Marina: Maybe disgusted is a too strong word to describe it…..no…. actually that’s the perfect word for it lol. It’s a real weird romance although we know it’s all about what each can get out of the other for their own purpose and probably a very sick attraction eww!!!
 
Give me your reaction to seeing Hook and Emma being all domestic at breakfast. 
Caro: It was a strange combination of “OMG OMG OMG DOMESTIC CAPTAIN SWAN”, “Aww, they look so cute!! So married” and “Is this real? Is this a fanfiction or something created by my imagination?”
Yeah. That happened. Can you blame me? It was Captain Swan (and Henry) interacting as a couple that already live together in their beautiful house!
Dear OUAT writers, PLEASE give us more scenes like this, I beg you!
Madeline: My heart is forever thankful that we got that scene. It was so adorable because they were acting like such a husband and wife. I’m going to need more of those quiet domestic scenes. Maybe without Henry though.
Kristin: At the very beginning of this scene, I actually felt really awkward, which is, I’m sure what the writers were trying to portray. It is an awkward thing when the dynamic of any family changes and everyone in that relationship is trying to feel that out.  However, it was very sweet and a very appropriate first scene now that Hook has moved in with Emma and Henry.  There was definitely an undercurrent of intimacy happening and for the love of everything holy, let’s hope that Hook and Emma got to have a “quiet moment” because they need it!
Marina: First of all I want more lol but what can I say, it was a simple yet so full of meaning and feelings moment. It was like after all they been trough (and still do) they are rewarded with this normal and loving moment where life at least for a while is smiling at them and rewarding them with a family moment. Hope is one of many domestic moments Adam and Eddie will share with us. 
 
What was your favorite moment of the episode? 
Caro: Hmm, hard to tell. I think I’d go for the part where Hook decides to save Henry and take him out of the Nautilus even if that means sacrificing himself (the feels here are strong, not gonna lie). This scene shows that Killian is not doing it for Emma, it proves how much he cares about the kid, contrary to what the Evil Queen and certain people of the fandom think.
Madeline: This question is stupid because every scene was my favorite moment. I can say this question is stupid because I crafted these questions myself.
Kristin: My favorite moment was the scene with Hook, Emma and Henry and then just Hook and Emma at the hospital at the end of the episode. When Henry told Hook he’s see him at home, it was a great way to wrap of the angst between them.  It was an obvious understanding between the two of them that Henry was taking his first steps to accepting Hook into his family and that it’s Hook’s home too.I really thought Emma was going to be more mad than she was about the shears, however, I’m glad for the way the scene happened.  She would have been pretty hypocritical to get angry at Hook for trying to save her considering the extraordinary lengths she had gone to to save him.  It almost broke my heart when he said he couldn’t get rid of the only way to save her, even though it might make her hate him.  We all know there is probably very little he could do to make her hate him at this point, but he was really unsure of what her reaction would ultimately be.  This relationship has developed in a really organic way and I was glad to see that there were no dramatic reactions to this very understandable action on Hook’s part. 

Marina: I loved the entire episode (except the eww last kiss) but I have a tie between two scenes, the one where Henry comes back to save Killian and we know he considers him family and the moment where Killian and Emma talk about what happened with the shears.

My Domestic Captain Swan Wish List

Well, it’s been quite some time! College is really cramping my fangirling. Last Sunday it was confirmed canon that Captain Swan would be living together. And with that comes what? That’s right, domestic moments! Or so we hope.

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Here is my domestic Captain Swan wish list:

  • Hook makes Emma breakfast
  • Hook bringing said breakfast to Emma in bed
  • Emma and Hook finally sit down and watch Netflix
  • Hook shirtless (that’s domestic, right?!)
  • Emma and Hook waking up together (and we all die from feels)
  • COFFEE (it’s time)
  • Cuddles
  • Actually drinking coffee together like the cute couple they are
  • Adam made a joke about this, but Hook changing a light bulb

Am I missing anything? What is on your Captain Swan wish list?

Those Once Upon a Time Sneak Peeks That Slayed My Life

I know it’s been a couple of days, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know I was not chill about this. So I had to wait a couple of days to give my reaction. Disclaimer: I’m a lot more chill because my dorm room walls are pretty thing and I don’t want people to think I’m a crazy fangirl. It might be too late for that though…Also sorry for the ratchetness..I just ran 7 miles! Here are my thoughts:

 

 

100 Times Captain Swan Made Us Swoon

With season 6 about to premiere in just over two days, I decided that it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and choose 100 moments that Emma and Hook made us swoon in seasons 2-5. Let’s begin!

(Also, I have to apologize. My original plan was gifs, but each time I went to upload the gifs or add them to the post, WordPress would freeze and crash, so I resorted to a photo collage for each moment. Hope you still enjoy!)

1. (The Doctor) Emma and Hook meet for the first time in anything but a romantic scenario.

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2. (The Doctor) It didn’t take long for Emma’s superpower to kick in. She grabs an unsuspecting Hook and threatens him with a very sharp dagger!

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3. (The Doctor) Things only get worse for Hook when Emma has him tied to a tree, threatens to leave him to become an ogres dinner, and when he finally tells the truth, she once again points the weapon at him.

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4. (Tallahassee) “I was hoping it’d be you.” Enough said. I mean weren’t we all?

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5. (Tallahassee) We can never forget their first adventure together; climbing the treacherous beanstalk. Mid-climb, Hook reveals to Emma that she is an open book to him and he is easily able to read her.

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6. (Tallahassee) Possibly one of the most famous Captain Swan scenes. Hook is tending to Emma’s injury and bandaging her hand with the help of his teeth! (Bonus, he ties the knot without breaking eye contact with Emma). Their chemistry was 100% sizzling here!

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7. (Queen of Hearts) The famous heated sword fight, with cheeky lines and a good punch thrown on Emma’s behalf!

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8. (In the Name of the Brother) He may have just been thrown through the air by a car, resulting in broken ribs, but he still manages to flirt with Emma.

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9. (And Straight On Til Morning) The time that Emma told Hook that they understood one another and that he had the choice of being alone or joining them and being a part of something.

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10. (And Straight On Til Morning) When Hook turned his ship back around to help Emma.

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11. (The Heart of the Truest Believer) When Hook, who has always referred to him as Baelfire, thoughtfully toasted “To Neal” with Emma, because that is who she knew him as.

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12. (The Heart of the Truest Believer) “Actually, I quite fancy you from time to time, when you’re not yelling at me.”

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13. (Lost Girl) The time that Hook asked Emma about our world’s version of him and he didn’t understand that waxed mustaches and perms are bad.

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14. (Lost Girl) Sharing rum directly from the flask for the first time and Hook genuinely wanting to get to know Emma, but with Emma’s walls still so high, she walks away.

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15. (Quite A Common Fairy) The time that Hook used his hook to open a coconut for Emma and sent her an adorable look as she accepted and drank from it.

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16. (Good Form) When neither of them could handle it

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17. (Good Form) When Hook unknowingly quoted The Princess Bride. “As you wish.”

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18. (Ariel) When Hook revealed that meeting Emma allowed him to move on from Milah, even though he thought he never would.

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19. (Dark Hollow) The time that Hook promised Emma he would win her heart and that it wouldn’t be because of trickery… It will be because she wants him.

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20. (The New Neverland) When Emma was jealous at the thought of Hook and Tinker Bell hooking up

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21. (Going Home) Hook promising Emma that he will think of her everyday and Emma responding with; “Good.”

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22. (Going Home) When Hook believed that his love for Emma was true enough to bring back her memories, but he wasn’t aware that true love’s kiss doesn’t work on memory loss.

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23. (New York City Serenade) When Emma indirectly questioned his honesty about changing, Hook informs her that he didn’t stay because there was nothing in the Enchanted Forest for him, alluding to her.

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24. (New York City Serenade) Emma calling him “Killian” for the first time.

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25. (Witch Hunt) When a jealous Killian ratted Emma out to her dad that she almost married a flying monkey.

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26. (The Tower) “If it can be broken… It means it still works.”

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27. (It’s Not Easy Being Green) Killian offering to watch Henry so Emma can battle the Wicked Witch and allow for Henry to learn about his father.

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28. (The Jolly Roger) Killian professing his love for Emma vocally for the first time. “I swear on Emma Swan.”

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29. (Bleeding Through) Killian trying to be a gentleman and guide Emma down the stairs.

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30. (Bleeding Through) The first time Emma was carefree and happy around Killian, as she practiced her magic.

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31. (Kansas) Emma choosing to save Killian over her magic and begging his unconscious form to come back to her.

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32. (Snow Drifts) When Emma flirted with Past Hook in the tavern.

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33. (Snow Drifts) And then went on to make-out with him on the Jolly Roger.

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34. (Snow Drifts) When Killian got Emma’s first dance at her first royal ball.

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35. (There’s No Place Like Home) When Killian held a distraught Emma in an attempt to offer her some comfort as they watched Snow “burn”.

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36. (There’s No Place Like Home) Killian gently wiping Emma’s tears away in a gentleman like manner.

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37. (There’s No Place Like Home) When Killian finally admits he traded the Jolly Roger to find her and they engage in a well overdue passionate kiss.

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38. (A Tale of Two Sisters) When Emma kissed Killian softly in the woods and told him to “be patient.”

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39. (White Out) Their relieved hug when Emma safely makes it out of Elsa’s ice cave.

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40. (White Out) Emma cuddled in Killian’s arms as she slowly warms up in the Blanchard apartment.

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41. (Rocky Road) The time Killian told Emma he was good at surviving and pulled her into a passionate kiss in the middle of the street.

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42. (The Apprentice) When Killian took Emma to a posh Italian restaurant for their first date.

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43. (The Apprentice) And of course when Killian got his wish and was able to hold Emma with both hands as they kissed goodnight.

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44. (Breaking Glass) Killian sweetly kissing Emma on the cheek as he leaves to take Henry sailing for the day.

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45. (Breaking Glass) Killian comforting Emma when he sees her tearing up as they watch the video of Young Emma and Lily.

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46. (Family Business) Emma teasing Killian about his age.

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47. (Smash the Mirror) When Killian promised they would find a way to defeat the Snow Queen together.

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48. (Fall) Killian coming to say goodbye to Emma, thinking this would be the last time he would see her.

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49. (Heroes and Villains) The time Emma returned Killian’s heart to him and then they made out against the wall.

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50. (Darkness on the Edge of Town) Emma assuring a worried Killian that he does have a mark in the hero column.

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51. (Unforgiven) When Killian brought Emma grilled cheese and onion rings for lunch because she missed out earlier.

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52. (Unforgiven) Emma and Killian promising one another that they will choose to see the best in each other.

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53. (Unforgiven) Walking down the street in their own happy bubble.

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54. (Poor Unfortunate Soul) The time that Killian told Emma she was his happy ending.

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55. (Best Laid Plans) Killian being jealous of a “wooden man-child”.

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56. (Best Laid Plans) When Killian comforted Emma at the docks after she learned her parents secret.

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57. (Lily) Emma and Killian kissing goodbye before Emma leaves to find Lily.

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58. (Mother) Hugging one another tightly as they reunite after Emma arrives back from New York City.

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59. (Mother) When Killian told Emma that he hopes it’s his job to protect her heart.

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60. (Operation Mongoose Part Two) Deckhand Hook meeting Emma for the first time and he is completely stunned.

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61. (Operation Mongoose Part Two) The time Emma taught Hook how to sword fight.

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62. (Operation Mongoose Part Two) Hook sacrificing himself to ensure Emma and Henry’s safety.

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63. (Operation Mongoose Part Two) Emma being so overjoyed to find Killian alive that she runs, hugs and tackles him to the bed.

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64. (Operation Mongoose Part Two) Emma’s first; “I love you.”

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65. (The Dark Swan) The time Killian used soft-spoken words to talk Emma out of killing Merida.

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66. (The Price) The time Killian passionately kissed the Dark Swan, attempting to use true love’s kiss to take the darkness out of her.

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67. (The Price) Emma and Killian at the Camelot ball.

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68. (The Price) Emma kissing Killian in an attempt to chase away the darkness after healing Robin.

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69. (The Broken Kingdom) The time Killian comforted Emma late at night.

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70. (The Broken Kingdom) When they spied on Henry and Violet; Killian looking amused and Emma in protective “mom-mode”.

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71. (The Broken Kingdom) “I’ll never stop fighting for us.”

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72. (The Broken Kingdom) Their romantic moment in the Middlemist Field.

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73. (Nimue) The time Emma called Killian “babe”.

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74. (Nimue) Killian giving Emma Liam’s ring because he believes it’ll bring Emma home to him.

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75. (Nimue) When Killian tells Emma he loves her for the first time and she says it back.

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76. (Birth) “I love you Emma Swan, no matter what you’ve done.”

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77. (Birth) Emma healing Killian’s wound, before they share a cuddle in the woods.

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78. (Birth) Emma telling Hook that she wants a future with him and lighting the Promethean Flame when they kiss.

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79. (Birth) When Emma embraced the darkness because she refused to lose Killian.

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80. (Broken Heart) The time Killian and Emma were Dark One’s and made out in the forest in the middle of the night.

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81. (Broken Heart) Dark One “I love you’s” in the Middlemist Field.

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82. (Broken Heart) The time Emma held Killian as the curse surrounded them, just like Snow did with Charming in the Pilot.

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83. (Swan Song) When Hook sacrificed himself to right his mistakes and save Emma’s family and friends from being taken to the Underworld.

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84. (Swan Song) “Hook, I will find you. I will always find you.”

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85. (Labor of Love) Killian knowing that Emma was in the Underworld looking for him because of their love.

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86. (Devil’s Due) Even with it being an emotional reunion, both Emma and Killian still managed to softly flirt with one another.

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87. (The Brothers Jones) When Emma promised Killian that Hades wasn’t powerful enough to knock the handsome out of him and proceeded to heal Killian’s wounds in their house.

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88. (The Brothers Jones) The time that Killian moved a cobweb out of Emma’s way.

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89. (The Brothers Jones) When Killian told Emma that he wants their future together instead of moving on.

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90. (Our Decay) Emma and Hook looking for a way to beat Hades together.

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91. (Her Handsome Hero) When Hook was concerned about Emma not having enough sleep.

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92. (Her Handsome Hero) The way Emma and Killian look at one another when Snow says; “Love is worth it.”

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93. (Ruby Slippers) Emma hugging Killian when he reveals that he was able to cross Snow’s name off the gravestone and write David’s instead, allowing for Snow to go home to Neal.

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94. (Sisters) When Emma immediately runs into Killian’s arms.

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95. (Firebird) Of course we can’t forget the time they were confirmed as TRUE LOVE!

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96. (Firebird) Their heartbreaking goodbye at the elevator.

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97. (Last Rites) When Emma lovingly stroked the page of her and Killian dancing in the past in Henry’s storybook.

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98. (Last Rites) Their emotional reunion after thinking they had lost one another forever. (PS. Bless Zeus for sending Killian back to where he belongs, which is with Emma).

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99. (An Untold Story) And another reunion in New York City.

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100. (An Untold Story) Emma’s first “I love you” when everything is calm. (Bonus, when they kiss, Killian lifts her!)

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See you in season 6 for more swoon-worthy Captain Swan moments!

Is CaptainSwan Doomed? No Way!

Because Twitter has been up in arms about Emma’s secret maybe destroying Hook and her relationship, I just wanted to share my thoughts. Basically: they are not doomed. CaptainSwan will still continue to sail and destroy everyone’s hearts from cuteness overload. (Sorry for my appearance…was just at the gym!)

Underrated Romantic Moments

There have been numerous romantic moments in Once Upon a Time. After all,  a show based on storybooks and fairytales. While, yes, there are some obvious romantic moments we could be sharing, but what about those small meaningful ones? The ones that if you blink, you might just miss it. Here are our favorite romantic moments that maybe don’t get as much attention as others:

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If you are a loyal follower of the relationship between the pirate and the Savior, it’s highly probable that you also wished this moment was given a little more credit and importance. 

In the Season 5 premiere, there is a scene in which Emma, who has just become the Dark One, is about to crush Merida’s heart in order to find Merlin. It’s not an evil cause Emma is seeking, but the means to achieve it are quite the opposite. Rumple (or to be precise, all the Dark Ones represented as him) is trying to convince her to kill the red head when Hook and the rest of the gang shows up just in time. 

There is an air of tension in which Emma listens more to the “Dark Side” than to her family and starts squeezing the beating heart in her hand. Quickly, Snow wants to interfere by using the dagger, and that’s when Killian states that if someone needs to make a decision it is Emma. 

This is relevant not only because it proves that he’s believing in her, but also for the fact that he’s letting her decide what to do. He’s giving her the will of choosing the path of good instead of forcing her towards it. He knows that using the dagger against her is not the right thing to do, even if there is a life at stake. 

Apart from the level of trust Killian has on Emma, we can also see how he’s the only one able to talk her out of killing Merida. Regina tries to make her reason for a moment without succeeding, and Mary Margaret fails as well after suggesting the use of the Dark One’s dagger. Killian has a different effect on Emma than the others (duh, he’s her True Love!) He understands her position because he’s been there before, so he’s using his own experience to take her to the light. That’s something I love about him. 

When Emma says that Merida needs to die, I love how Hook knows that it’s not Emma speaking. He does not understand very well how the Dark Ones work inside her head just yet, but he can determine that his girlfriend would never say such thing. This shows how much Killian Jones knows his Swan (and it makes me have a small fangirl attack because guys, this an important relationship development :3). 

After a series of sentences to convince her, Emma returns the heart to its owner and quickly throws herself into Killian’s arms, finding a refugee and a feeling of safety and love. Awww ❤ (Sorry, I had to say that jeje)

We notice how Rumple’s representation immediately disappears, allowing Emma to feel certain freedom and a minute of break from the recent events. She is shocked about what she was about to do, but she feels relieved to have her family with her. 

It’s a very strong moment which I’m very fond of and that I enjoy watching more than once. Plus, it’s the Captain Swan reunion after Emma was sucked into the darkness (and we had to wait a loooong hiatus until we saw it). Yes, it was different from what we expected (you must remember the popular speculations on Tumblr and Twitter that were nothing like it actually was) but I think it was enough and well played. 

I like this scene because you can see how far Emma and Hook have come. They know each other so well, there is a big leap of faith and an important message of giving the other the choice of making the decision by themselves without pressuring them, always providing a support to guide them to the light.  

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My little romantic scene was very brief. So brief that if you blinked, you probably missed the whole scene. There were no words, only the opening of music.

In the beginning of 4×12, everything is quiet in Storybrooke. It’s during that six week period where everything was just normal. Well, as normal as that town can possibly be. I mean, a town with fairy tale characters isn’t exactly what I would refer to as being normal. So, in the beginning of that episode we see Hook waiting my Emma’s bug with coffee in his hands…er hand. We then see Emma walking down the street towards him. They smile and share literally the cutest kiss ever. I swooned so hard because it was just so coupley of them! They walk down the street with their arms around each other, enjoying each other’s company. Belle is waiting for them at the library, and this is where I literally fall off my couch in fangirl daze. Hook kisses Emma on top of her head.

Now, I know this is such a minuscule moment, but it shows how at ease Emma and Hook are with each other. They’re still in that blissful early stages of relationships. Viewers can see how much they care for one another. They’re acting like such a couple; it’s super adorable. Even Belle smiles at them when Killian kisses Emma’s head. She totally ships it.

So while this moment wasn’t one of the big romantic scenes, I think it shows a lot about their relationship progression. It shows how chill it is. And I love, love, love that! Have I mentioned how much I truly love it? I wish this scene would have more recognition because it is so cute.

Watch that gif on repeat. Do it.

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It took me a while to think of what underrated moment was one of my favourites, but after re-watching Operation Mongoose Part Two, it finally hit me.

I absolutely adore the scene in Granny’s diner with Emma, Killian, Mary Margaret and David. It’s the calm before the storm and we are able to witness a bit of fluff between Emma and Killian as they speak with Emma’s parents. David and Mary Margaret are currently in the process of apologizing to Killian for “killing” him in the alternate universe.

As Killian accepts their apology, of course with a bit of a joke, he has his arm around Emma and her with him. It’s a simple, yet beautiful moment. It proves that Emma is in a happy relationship where she feels comfortable and loved, especially considering they are acting like a couple in front of her parents.

Just as I thought this scene couldn’t get any fluffier and adorable, Emma briefly and gently rests her head on Killian’s shoulder, which is a simple gesture of affection. We haven’t seen Emma look so comfortable in a relationship in the entire series and now she is standing in front of her parents, affectionately cuddling up to her boyfriend and looking perfectly content.

It’s such a simple and sweet moment between the pair, and I often think that a lot of people overlook this scene in 4×22, as we are too busy focusing on their first “I love you”, their meeting in the alternate world and of course their famous moment of Emma teaching Deckhand Hook to sword fight.

I, for one, would love to see more moments like this between the pair and I am eagerly looking forward to season 6 and what new adventures await Emma and Killian.

 

 

How I REALLY Felt About Dark Hook

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I just finished rewatching 5A, and I am having some conflicting thoughts. The first time I watched it was a week before the start of 5B, so I really flew through the episodes. This time, I had the time to really watch the episodes without a deadline. I love 5 A-love, love, love it! I love Dark Swan and I…well I don’t know how to feel about Dark Hook. The first time I watched, I loved him dark. He was so sarcastic, but watching it-really watching it-he made me want to slap him. (I still love ya, Hook!)

The angst didn’t bother me. In fact, I freaking was all for it. It makes it more interesting and wanting more. What I had a problem with was how out of character Hook was as the Dark One.

The words he said to Emma, his mindset, it just didn’t make much sense to me. Here was this man, this man who loves a woman, but something clicked. Something terrible inside of him came out to play and took it out on the wrong person. “Pretty blonde distraction”, feeling “hatred”, saying “you push people away fine yourself, and that is why you’ll always be an orphan”. Those things stung, but it wasn’t him. It just wasn’t. I don’t get it. Hook’s vengeance as the Dark One should have been all for Rumple. Not Emma. Not her family. For Rumple. I can understand that Hook was a bit miffed at Emma for turning him dark, but his character SHOULD have understood that. However, they completely flipped Hook into someone unrecognizable.

And I still don’t completely understand how he didn’t know he was the Dark One. I get Emma took his memories, but he’s the bloody Dark One! He should have heard the dagger calling to him. Also, why did he snap so suddenly on Emma? After he saw the memories for Camelot, he turned 100 percent evil. No rhyme or reason. The Hook we have come to known would have been mad, sure, but he wouldn’t have set his revenge on Emma. IT DIDN’T MAKE SENSE!

Let’s talk about the Merlin scene, shall we? He played Emma. I forgot about that. Then she stormed in, and I’m just sitting there in tears because this was just TOO MUCH. Dark Ones are deceiving, but come on! Hook would have never played Emma like that. Still breaks my heart when he had no clue he was the one who killed Merlin…RIP, Merlin.

Anyway , I still love Hook. Dying for Emma and her family ultimately redeemed him. But I like to think of it as it not being Hook but the Dark One. I mean, Emma did some pretty sketchy things while she was the Dark One too. Girl ripped out a 13 year old’s heart to intentionally break her sons’.

But, man, do I love some Dark Hook hair and face and attitude and everything. He was hotter than usual as the Dark One. Which I didn’t think was even possible! Let’s share some gifs, yah.

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10 Times I Swooned Over Hook

You may be thinking: only 10 times? Well, not only ten times. If I put every time I swooned over Hook, I would have to write a book the size of War and Peace. Although I would not doubt that some fans would read it. So without further ado…..

  • When told Emma she was his happy ending
  • When he wrapped her hand up on the beanstalk
  • When he was the Dark One. Just every scene. Yes.
  • When he did that thing with his finger before Emma kissed him in Neverland
  • When he told Emma he would win her heart in Neverland
  • When he did that cheek kiss. OMG!
  • When he showed up for their first date with a flower. (AND 2 HANDS)
  • When he took Emma horse back riding to take her mind off darkness
  • When he gave her the flower in the fields in Camelot
  • Season 5 finale. Enough said