Once Upon a Time’s Biggest ‘OMFG’ Moments

There have been some pretty crazy plotlines through the run of this show. You know? Those moments when you just scream “oh my freaking goodness!” Or the other word you would like to replace with freaking. So here are our top ‘OMFG’ moments

Caro:

It is well-known that neither Rumple nor Neal are my favorite characters, but it’s rather funny to say that the moment which nearly made me fall off my chair involved those two. It was on Season 2, when we learn that Emma’s ex boyfriend and Henry’s father is no one else than Baelfire, The Dark One’s son. 

For me it was super shocking! I really didn’t see it coming! It was something that I took long to process because it was crazy. I innocently thought that Neal Cassidy was just another ordinary man from The Land Without Magic that had no connections to the Fairy Tale Land. Well played Mr. Kitsis and Mr. Horowitz. Well played. 

I remember that episode when Gold asks Emma to help him find his long lost son, so the two of them, along with Henry, go on a quest to the overcrowded and busy city of New York. The former bailbonds person finds Baelfire’s location and gets to him, but is rather taken aback when she realizes that Rumplestiltskin’s son is also the man she used to love and the father of her child. (My first reaction to this was a long, high-pitched “Whaaaaaaat?”)

That moment took me by surprise a lot, for real. Just think about it. From all the people in the world, from everyone he could meet, Neal Cassidy crossed paths with someone who actually came from the same place as him, the place where he was running away from. And not any ordinary person. It was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming! The one who would break the curse! 

It made me see that the characters’ meeting was a matter of destiny. I mean, it wasn’t a mere coincidence that The Savior fell in love with The Dark One’s offspring and had a boy who would be an important key in the story (quick reminder, he’s the Truest Believer, The Author, and took Emma home in Season 1). 

Also, this connection meant new additions to the already big OUAT family tree. We even have a conversation between Mary Margaret and David where they realize that Gold is also Henry’s grandpa (and we see a hint of jealousy in David). Yeah, I really believe that someone should give an award to the show for having the “Biggest and most complicated family tree ever”. LOL. 

Madeline:

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Admittedly, I can think of a ton of weird moments on this show, but nothing compares to the moment we found out Zelena was Marianne. And that she was pregnant with Robin’s baby. SAY WHAT!?

Since I was a late starter with this show, I knew most of the plot spoilers from season 1-5A. So when something crazy happened, I was surprised but I already knew it was going to happen. However, I had no idea that Zelena had possessed Marianne’s body in the season 3 finale. I also had no idea that she was pregnant with Robin’s baby. That was all kinds of OMFG.

I remember watching that episode, surprised that it was Robin centric. Then I found out the reason why it was and nearly spilled coffee on myself. I totally did not see that coming. And why was Robin so chill about it? I was pretty much on a fangirl rampage, but he was all like ‘I need to be honorable and be there for Zelena’. I think he could have been not honorable at least once. Because seriously, WHAT THE HECK.

That whole plotline was just…disturbing. We knew Zelena was crazy, but that was like next level insane. Honestly, I still don’t understand completely why everyone forgave her after all of that. Especially Regina. I get it, sisters have a special bond, but come on. I would never forgive my sister if she did that. Granted, we’re not magical and my sister isn’t some crazy lunatic. But still. I find is weird that everybody is okay with it.

Side note: totally loved when Zelena was all evil, but this change of heart is kind of unbelievable.

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Fourth of July in Storybrooke

Happy 4th of July! In honor of today’s holiday, I will write a themed one shot.

Snow spreads out blankets scattered through the park. As the mayor, Regina agreed to have a fireworks show for the Fourth of July. With the recent events of Storybrooke, Snow thought it would be best to have a celebration to clear everyone’s heads. David sits on a blanket with baby Neal in his arms.

The night is growing dark, the Sun setting overhead. Emma and Killian walk hand-in-hand. Killian walks towards David as Emma makes her way to Snow. She smiles at her mom, giving her a light hug.

“You really went all out,” Emma tells Snow. “Has Henry showed up yet?”

Snow shakes her head. “As long as he’s staying with Regina, it’s a given they’ll be late.”

“Of course,” Emma nods her head in agreement. “Because a Queen is never early.”

Emma puts her hand on her mom’s shoulder before making her way back to Killian. He’s sitting beside David on a blanket as Neal wails loudly. Emma sits beside Killian, reaching over to take her crying brother from her father. She rocks him slightly back and forth.

“You’re a natural, Swan.” Killian takes one of Neal’s hands in his, smiling down at the kid.

She smirks at him. “Well.”

Henry comes running toward them with Regina in tow. It still surprises Emma how much of a child he is when he can also be such an angsty teen. He sits down on the blanket in front of them, facing them all. Snow comes over now, greeting people as they walk past. Regina looks distastefully at everyone sitting on the ground.

“I should have brought a chair,” she remarks.

Killian rolls his eyes. “Well your majesty, we must have forgotten your royal throne.”

Emma bumps him with her shoulder. “Sitting on the ground watching is the only way to do Fourth of July.”

“Maybe back in wherever you grew up.”

Snow takes Neal back into her arms, snuggling him close. It’s a bit cool tonight, but a perfect night nonetheless. Emma scoots back into Killian’s arm and he rests his head atop hers. Regina pulls Henry close to her side. The fireworks begin to shoot off in the sky. Bursts of color explode, making it a magical sight.

One of the dwarves lets out a loud shriek at the loudness of the fireworks. Grumpy then begins yelling at him to calm down. Killian rubs his hand down Emma’s arms, mesmerized by the fireworks display. Being at sea most of his life didn’t give him the chance to enjoy such simple activities. Of course, the Enchanted Forest wasn’t exactly well-known for their fireworks display. I doubt many of Storybrooke’s residents are all that familiar with them. Well, besides Emma. She leans against Killian, letting out a small sigh. He can see the look of love in her eyes every time she looks at Henry and Neal. It makes him wonder if she would want another child. It’s something Killian has thought about. To have a child with the woman he loves. Hopefully they would turn out to be more like Emma than himself.

Twenty minutes later, the last firework goes off. Everyone starts packing up their belongings. Henry helps Regina from the grass and she mumbles something about her wrinkled skirt.

Killian pulls Emma up with the help of his hook. She looks tired, so he puts his arm around her shoulders and they start walking home. The dwarves are all arguing about something as they head back into the town. David and Snow gather the last of the blankets and walk back to their loft.

The sounds of fireworks sound in the distance. The sky a beautiful blackness with stars illuminating the sky.

Domestic Captain Swan One Shot

Between darkness and the Underworld, Emma has been waiting to get a good nights rest. She hasn’t been able to do so in weeks. Now that they’re back from New York City, she has every intention of sleeping in for as long as she can. She even took a day off of work to lounge around the house. David, thankfully, volunteered to work for her.

Killain stirs beside Emma. Much like her, he’s also had a hard few weeks. They both deserve more than anything a quiet moment. Emma picks her head off pillow, glacing over at him still asleep. His hook is on the bedside table. It’s a different look for him without his hook attached. She puts her head back on the pillow, watching as he sleeps. Snuggling closer to him, she tucks her head against his chest. His breathing is slow as a smile appears on his lips.

“Morning, love.”

Emma smiles against his chest. “Hi.” This is the first time they’re awaking in one another’s arms in their own house. It’s a feeling that makes Emma’s stomach flutter. They’re finally taking the next step in their relationship. The step they were supposed to make before Emma had no choice but to turn them both into the Dark Ones. She was supposed to ban darkness forever and then start their future. But it didn’t go as plan.

“I’m going to make some coffee,” Emma starts to get up, but Killian tugs her back down onto the bed. He kisses her deeply, almost making her forget about anything else.

“Or we could stay here all day,” he suggests.

As much as Emma would love that, she desperately needs some coffee. Not even the ten plus hours of sleep they got is enough to make her awake. Coffee is the only guarantee that will make her not pass out. She manages to get out of bed a couple of minutes later. Grabbing her robe, she ties it tightly and makes her way to their kitchen. The last time she used the kitchen was when she was the Dark One. Everything is still where she left it. Shaking the thoughts from her head, she finds the coffee pot in one of the cabinets. Then she goes in search for some coffee beans and creamer. Once she finds all of it, she inhales the distinct smell of French Roast coffee. Getting two mugs out, she fills them halfway and adds creamer. Just as she goes to bring them upstairs, Killian comes down. His hair is still tousled, making him even more attractive. He wears pajama pants without a shirt, but his hook is back on his hand.

“I was just about to come upstairs,” she hands him his mug.

He takes it from her, setting it on the table. He reaches into his pajama bottoms for his flask. Emma resists the urge to roll her eyes. Only he would make his coffee Irish at ten in the morning. He offers her some, but she declines. Creamer is just as good as his rum. Plus, she’s never been much of a morning drinker.

“It’s ten in the morning, Killian.” She says sternly as she sips her coffee.

He sits down across from her at the table, winking. “Aye, love, but I need it after…everything.”

“Do you uh-” she takes another sip of her coffee. “Want to talk about it?’

His eyes divert away from her, staring intently at the table. “I’d rather not, love.”

She nods her head, understanding. Her mom and dad have continuously asked her if she ever wanted to talk about her days as the Dark One. It’s a time in her life she would love to bury deep and never see or talk about again. It wouldn’t be fair for her to force Killian to talk about his experiences either. If he wants to, he can.

“It’s okay.” The room ensues with silence, but it’s not an uncomfortable silence, it’s one she could get used to. “Do you remember that day in Camelot when you took me on the horse?”

Killian raises his eyebrows at her suggestively. “Swan.”

She rolls her eyes. “Killian…I was talking about those flowers. I want to plant some in the garden. Do you remember what they were?”

“No, but I remember-” the sound of the doorbell cuts him off. Just as well because Emma knows he was about to say something suggestive. You can never take the pirate out of a man.

Emma places her hand on his shoulder, letting him know she’ll get the door. “Put a shirt on, Killian.”

He pushes himself out from the chair. “Why, love? You can’t handle it? Afraid you might-”

She gives him a pointed look, shooing him away so she can open the door. She peeks through the peephole of the door, surprised to see Regina on the other side of it. Henry nowhere to be seen. She isn’t the first person she wanted to see this morning.

“Regina.” Emma greets her, gesturing her to come in.

Killian bounds back down the stairs. “Here I thought it was someone important at the door.”

“Nice to see you have that dazzling personality back,” Regina snaps at Killian. “Remember that hook can easily be replaced.”

“Enough you two,” Emma puts her hands up. “Sometimes you guys act like Henry and his friends. What brings you here?”

Regina folds her hands in front of her, a nervous expression on her face. “It seems the Evil Queen isn’t dead after all.”

“What the bloody hell do you mean?” Killian asks, anger evident in his voice.

Emma’s face goes slack at the mention of the Evil Queen’s name. “I would also like to know what you mean by that.”

“She’s back. Somehow. I don’t know, but she’s here to shred everyone’s happy endings.”

Killian and Emma look between each other. Emma goes over to Killian, taking his hand in hers. “Whatever we need to do to defeat her, we will. And we will defeat her. For good.”

Regina herself looks terrified. “It’s not that easy; if she couldn’t be killed when I crushed her heart, how the hell can she be defeated?”

“By having hope.” Killian takes a page from the hero’s book.

Emma smiles reassuringly at her true love. “Exactly.”

 

 

Grab Your Tissues: Top 3 Saddest Moments on OUAT

Because I just watched like the saddest CaptainSwan AU video on YouTube and it made me realize how heartbreaking this show is. I apologize in advance if you’re crying.  In no particular order, the top 3 saddest moments on the show:

  1. Killian’s sacrifice: If this didn’t make you ugly cry, you are not human, or you are simply devoid of emotions. I remember watching this scene one day after school. It was a dreary day and I knew the scene was coming because I watched it after it premiered. So I’m watching it and it happens and I literally start bawling my eyes out. Now, I am a weakling when it comes to TV shows or movies; I cry at everything! However, this scene was heartbreaking in so many ways. Not only was Killian dying, but Emma was losing her other half. She was losing one of the only people in her life she would die for. I just remember staring at the TV long after the episode ended, crying into my coffee. There are pictures on my phone that I took of myself after the episode. Black makeup is just running down my face and my eyes are completely red. Why did I snapchat that to my friends anyway? So, yah, that scene shook me up a bit.
  2. Robin’s sacrifice: Are you sensing a trend here? I knew Robin was going to die, but I had no idea how. When I watched ‘Last Rites’ I hadn’t known that would be the end of Robin. Once again, this sacrifice was sad in more than one way. Robin was that kind of character who you liked just because. He certainly didn’t deserve that fate, but I understood why he did it. He died to save Regina, and that is so powerful. I know OutlawQueen shippers are hurting, but his death shouldn’t be in vain. He died for the woman he loved. How intense is that? Yes, it sucks, but he saved Regina. No matter your indifferences towards Regina, you can’t but help feel bad for her. She’s lost everyone she loved . (Why can’t I find a gif of this!?)SEAN MAGUIRE, LANA PARRILLA
  3. Killian and Emma’s goodbye: Let me start by saying, I was so pumped for this episode. I was so sure Killian and Emma would be going home together, hand-in-hand. HAHAH NOPE! It was the episode after my weekend reporting at one of the OUAT cons, so I was super high on life. Then I watched ‘Firebird’ and I felt dead inside. What we got was not a happy going home episode, but the complete opposite. Everything is going well-Emma and Hook are confirmed true love. Yay! Except Killian can’t exactly return home and he tells Emma to let him go. And she does. And then my heart shatters and I’m crying on the floor and I want to throw my TV out the window. But I don’t, obviously. Just the raw emotions on Emma and Killian’s face as he watches Emma ascend in the elevator. And the dialogue before she goes: promising each other to find happiness after. At this moment, I swear, I was convinced I would never be happy. This scene was a lot more upsetting than his death. Even though I knew he would be back, but I wasn’t sure at the moment. HEARTBREAKING.

3 Things I Learned From ‘Once Upon a Time’

  1. True love can be found in the most unlikely of places: One of my favorite aspects of the show is the romance between couples. I do realize that the show is not centered around romance, but Adam and Eddy have created powerful portrayals of love. Not just any love but true love. And each true love pairing was unlikely and complex- which I adored. Emma fell in love with Killian who was a former pirate and villain. Snow fell in love with a prince who aggravated her. Regina fell in love with a man “who smells like forest” and was a thief. Somehow, each couple was able to set aside their differences to give in to love. A Savior and a pirate. A bandit and a prince. A queen and a thief. All unlikely loves with an amazing story. True love conquers all!

2. Woman are just as strong as men: The female empowerment is strong on this show. The women kick some serious butt and are not overshadowed by their male counterparts. They are treated as individuals, not sidekicks to the men. Emma constantly saves Hook. Snow has saved Charming. Regina has saved Robin. We see in each female character some serious strength. Whether it be physically or mentally. The women on this show are not afraid of any fight…or monster.

3. Redemption is possible: Okay I know I said the true love thing was my favorite aspect, but I lied. The redemption arcs in the show are so great! My favorite, and I might be biased because I love him, but Hook’s redemption arc was so strong. He was ruthless and arrogant, but when he found Emma, that all disappeared. Sure he has some moments of pirate, but he’s changed for the better. Love has changed him. From a man that killed his own father, to a man who saved an entire town from the Underworld. (yes, he did save them. That was the Dark One talking when he tried to banish them). Then we can’t forget Regina’s powerful redemption. From an evil queen who murdered villages, to a hero. The strength of her loves, Henry and Robin, changed her for the better. Like Hook, she still has bits of malice in her, but she has dramatically changed.

THIS GIF MAKES ME UGLY CRY!

Favorite Arc: Watch Us Fangirl

Beware: fangirling ahead. But you already probably guessed that. In today’s post, we disclosed what our favorite arc has been throughout Once Upon a Time’s run: Neverland, Frozen, and Camelot/Dark Swan. Watch us fangirl over our favorite arcs below! (I (Madeline) apologize for my awkwardness !)

Emily: Neverland Arc

Carolina: Frozen Arc

Madeline: Camelot/Dark Swan Arc

Season 3: Our Favorite Episodes

I (Madeline) love doing these group posts because you see the different writings and our different thoughts on the show. So, I decided we each pick a favorite episode of ours in each season. Yes, I do realize that I started with season 3, but that’s the kind of girl I am. Who plays by the rules anymore? (Okay, I do.) It’s just that I adore season 3; therefore, I decided to write about it first. Let’s be real, season 3 is the holy grail of the show. Thankfully, all four of us had a different episode in mind! Read below to see Emily, Carolina, Joanna, and my favorite episodes of season 3:

Madeline: 3×12 ‘New York City Serenade’

This episode is my all-time favorite because it’s not only setting up for a new arc, but it has some hilarious lines. Not to mention, Hook is chilling around NYC in a pirates outfit. Also, Emma’s outfits are super cute.

Emma and Henry are living their curse free life in NYC until Hook returns to try to make Emma remember Storybrooke. He tries to jog his memory by locking lips with her, but she knees him in a place that I’m sure didn’t feel too good. He also attempts to have her drink something, in which she promptly says: “drink the thing the crazy guy offered me? No thank you”.  We later find out that Emma is getting serious with some dude who is definitely not Hook. While Emma is on a date with Walsh (ugh Walsh), Hook somehow manages to find her and make her listen to him. In which Emma responds “you’re a crazy person person or a liar or both”. To which Hook says: “I prefer dashing rapscallion. Scoundrel…?” This scene was my ultimate favorite!

Then of course there’s the scene where Emma has Hook arrested for assaulting her. Good times, good times. Emma soon has a change of heart, wanting to hear out Hook. So, she breaks him free from the ‘brigs’, and Hook is appalled by the place because they force fed him ‘something called bologna’. I definitely don’t blame him; bologna is nasty. Emma drinks the potion, and soon, her past comes rushing back to her. Hook and Emma decide to leave for Storybrooke the next morning to save the town and her family. Of course, Henry thinks Hook is some crazy perp and questions his clothing. That exchange was hilarious because Hook got so offended. How dare you insult Hook’s clothing!

Hook (in all of his hotness), Emma, and Henry leave for Storybrooke. Shortly after Walsh tries to kill her. That awkward moment when you find out you’ve been dating a monkey! They arrive back in town and Hook finally can screw his hook back on. Swoon, when he flicks Emma’s hair with his hook…aw.

I loved so much of this episode. I loved how they were back in the Enchanted Forest and acted like a team. I loved the Captain Swan exchanges. I loved the dialogue. I loved the introduction to Zalena. “The queen may be evil, but I’m wicked and wicked always wins.” Love that quote!

Emily: 3×05 ‘Good Form’

I think we can all agree on the fact that Season 3 is one of our favorite seasons to date. I come to you with a specific purpose today, and that is to discuss 3×05 “Good Form” (aka The beginning of the rest of our lives).

So many things happened in this episode–where do I begin? First of all, lets just get one thing out of the way: it happened. Emma and Hook finally lock lips in the first of many passionate embraces to break the internet. Did you squeal? I know I did. At this point their “true love” had not been confirmed, but lets be clear on one thing: it’s hot. The way she grabbed his leather jacket…excuse me I need a moment.
“Good Form” was not only an important episode for the us fangirls, but for the show. It revolved around our dear pirate, showing us the good ol’ days of two handed navy lieutenant Killian Jones. We learn about his brother Liam, who was an idiot trying to prove a point and caused his own death, and it leads us back to the budding romance that is Captain Charming. 
Can you see why this is my favorite yet?
So not only do we get to see about Hook’s past, and what turned him into the dashing rapscallion he is today–we get to see a heroic side of him when he ventures to help save David, a romantic side with Emma (I’m still drooling), and the change from his submissive old naval days to this headstrong hunk of a pirate we all love so dearly.
So basically this Hook centric episode was one to die for (thankfully Liam took the plunge for us).

Caro: 3×21/22 ‘Snow Drifts’/’There’s No Place Like Home’

Perhaps my favorite episode from season 3 might be too cliché, but I can’t help it. Yes, I’m talking about the season finale (5×21 “Snow Drifts” and 5×22 “There’s No Place Like Home”), better known by its colorful moniker as “The Captain Swan movie”. 
It was a two-hour special in which Emma -thanks to the journey to the Enchanted Forest of the past- finally realized that Storybrooke was her home, that being with her family and friends was something she needed and wanted, and of course, when she finally let Killian bring her walls down, opening her heart to him (I swear it’s been the moment I’ve fangirled the most in the whole show). 
Another of my favorite scenes? The ball at Midas’s castle. It was lovely to see “Prince Charles” and “Princess Leia” dancing across the ballroom wearing fancy clothes, and more when it was her first dance ever (awww). 
But it wasn’t only the cuteness of Emma and Hook which characterized the season finale. The Rumbelle wedding scene was phenomenal! I mean, it was perfect listening to Belle and Rumple saying their vows, which fitted not only them but also the rest of the couples as we saw some romantic scenes of them as well.
What about the official announcement of the baby’s name? Totally cute! Maybe too obvious, but still cute.
Of course not everything was happy (it’s OUAT, come on. Adam and Eddy never give us an episode with 100% of happiness). We saw OutlawQueen’s course take a sudden and unexpected turn when Marian (well, Zelena, but we had no idea then) was brought from the past. Regina did go mad that time! How could she not? She was starting to experience love again and suddenly it all crumbled.
And then, the last seconds of the finale… Holy cheese!! I definitely didn’t expect Elsa to come out of that vase, but as soon as she froze it I started to freak out (I think I even spat out the water I was drinking). I’m a big fan of the movie, so imagine my excitement when I realized that the Queen of Arendelle was going to Storybrooke! That and the fact that Emma and Hook were finally together made me pass out. Several times. Yeah. God. I need help.

Joanna: 3×20 ‘Kansas’

“Kansas”, is definitely one for the Captain Swan record books. Conversations about Emma’s future in Storybrooke, Emma choosing to save Hook over keeping her magic, and Hook being present for a special moment for the Charming family were fluttered throughout the episode, painting smiles onto the faces of Captain Swan shippers everywhere.

I, as a viewer, adored the scene where Hook questions Emma about why she wants to leave, and he concludes it’s because she can see a future in Storybrooke. “A happy one.” Emma simply responds with: “let me guess, with you?”. Unbeknownst to the viewers in that moment of time, it was a big  foreshadowing for 5×08, when Emma chooses that she wants Killian to be a part of her happy ending.

The scene that followed this one, only continued to get more captivating. Zelena went on to command Mr. Gold to throw Hook into a well and attempt to drown him. The only way that Hook could be saved would be for Emma to kiss him, which would remove all her powers. Despite thinking at that moment that she wouldn’t be able to defeat Zelena, Emma leans down and kisses Killian awake, and he splutters out the water moments later. Emma looks relived that he is okay, but Killian touches his lips and looks shocked and slightly angry that she chose him.

My favorite scene from Kansas, and still a favorite to this date, is the hospital scene. Emma watches as her mother is reunited with her baby, and Hook appears in the hallway behind Emma. Even though this is a family affair, Emma doesn’t tell him to leave and doesn’t look annoyed at the fact he’s there. They share a few laughs together, and when he thanks her, Emma is surprised to learn that Killian thought she’d let him drown, given their history together. To me, Emma definitely had strong feelings for Killian here. Killian then asks her about her magic, and Emma tells him that she is still planning to go back to New York when this is all over, which Killian looks saddened by. Once again, he isn’t asked to leave when Emma and Henry join David and Snow, and he watches onwards at the family reunion with a small smile, which also makes me believe this is foreshadowing for a Captain Swan baby in the future.

Kansas was a great development for Captain Swan. We got proof that Emma does have feelings for Hook, and giving up such a big part of her, her magic, to save him, is one of the most romantic and feel-worthy things I’ve witnessed on the show.