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.
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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

Once Upon A … Hiatus

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It’s that time of the year every fan is scared of. Those horrific days of feeling you have nothing to live for. Those moments that seem to be an endless torture of staring at the calendar, counting the months, weeks, days, and even the hours left until your favorite show returns. Yes, hiatus is here *inserts dramatic background music*.

As a fangirl myself I know how ugly these things can be. You feel empty, rather lonely. Social media, specially Twitter, isn’t as interesting as it was before. There is a lack of news about the programs and even about the actors, who are either working on different projects, attending private events or simply enjoying a well-deserved vacation. Yeah, it sucks.

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Anyway, you might be thinking what to do with your life during this four-month hiatus in order to survive. You start thinking of all those things you say you’re going to do during the break but don’t know exactly where to start. Well, today’s your lucky day! I decided to share some TV show and book suggestions that can be of help to some of you. It’s not the most astonishing thing on Earth but I think it can be of use.

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TV Shows

No series compares to our dear and beloved Once Upon A Time, but there are a bunch of TV shows that can help us survive while it comes back (September 25, please come to us NOW!!).


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Agents of SHIELD returns
Seasons so far: 3 (renewed for a 4th one)

Action: Guaranteed!

Ships: many! And get ready to cry and fangirl with them. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Yes, I’m talking to you Skyeward!

Comedy: a hint of it, yeah!

The series shows a group of skilled agents who have to deal with some unusual enemies that go from the merciless people of Hydra to the extremely powerful Inhumans. As the heroes try to save the world, they face constant troubles and unexpected dangers that aren’t easy to defeat. The women here are not only clever but also quite badass. (Skye/Daisy Johnson is totally my favorite!).

I’m personally a Marvel fan, but if you don’t follow the movies nor the comic books you can still understand what’s going on.

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Seasons so far: 2 (renewed for a 3rd one)

Action: Plenty!

Ships: definitely! From WestAllen to Snowbarry and many others that will make your heart beat fast! (pun intended)

Comedy: a hint of it, yeah!

Another one of superheroes, but this time from the DC Comics family. Follow Barry Allen in his journey of becoming a famous speedster who has to deal not only with the task of controlling and understanding his powers but also facing the everyday troubles such as work and romantic relationships. With the help of his friends and allies, The Flash protects Starling City as he tries to find a way to fix the painful past that keeps haunting him.

Same as in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, you don’t need to be a follower of the movies nor the comics, the show is understandable.

How I Met Your Mother

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Seasons so far: 9 (already ended)

Ships: Yes! (check Marshall and Lilly, they are relationship goals <3)

Comedy: tons and tons of it! You’ll never get enough

Life Lessons: hell yeah!

This hiatus I’m watching this epic show once again because I seriously love it with all my heart! If you haven’t watched it yet, do it! For real, I guarantee you’ll spend a good time laughing and saying “aww” uncountable times.

Its’s the year 2030. Ted Mosby is sitting on a couch in front of his two kids as he tells them he’s going to narrate the anecdote of how he met their mother. However, he doesn’t go straight to that. For them to understand everything, Ted decides to tell the story of his life starting from the year 2005. I’m fan of it not only because the character of Neil Patrick Harris rocks, but also for the fact that it has a lot of amazing guest stars throughout the seasons. (Our amazing JMo appears on season 6 on several episodes as one of Ted’s girlfriends. I have to say, she nails it!)

Dead Of Summer dead

Season so far: 1 (Premieres Tuesday June 28th on Freeform)

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Yeah, I don’t have an opinion about this show yet because it hasn’t aired but I’m looking forward to watching it! It’s a Horowitz & Kitsis production and it has the Snow Queen and Anna of Arendelle! Okay, obviously not those characters but the actresses who had iconic roles on OUAT: Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth de Lail. The show will follow a group of young campers spending their summer in the just reopened Camp Clearwater. There will be romance, fun… and mysterious murders that will change the campers’ lives forever.

Let’s see what Eddy and Adam have prepared!

Books

Definitely a way of escaping reality and let your imagination take you to marvelous places! Without all the schoolwork and pressure of studying for an exam, I find reading a novel quite pleasant. Here are two suggestions:

mazeThe Maze Runner series

Author: James Dashner

Maybe you’ve watched the movies, but trust me, the books are better. I just finished reading the third one and OMG! Dashner blew my mind!

A young boy wakes up in a mysterious box that’s heading upwards. He doesn’t know a thing except for his name: Thomas. Who is he exactly? Does he have a family? What is he doing there? Thomas is confused; a bunch of questions pop into his mind as soon as he reaches the surface and meets a group of boys his age. None of them can leave the small terrain they have been sent to unless they manage to solve the enigma of the maze. Thomas will have to take the lead and risk everything to save himself and his new friends, even if that means breaking all the rules.

My favorite book was definitely the first one, but the other two are just as great. “The Kill Order” is a prequel, but I haven’t read it yet so…

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Author: Diana Gabaldon

Holy s**t! I just started reading this book and I’m already hooked! (ehehehe). I wanted to watch the show, but when I learned there was a book I told myself I needed to read it first. And here I am, enjoying every single page of the book as I keep praising Gabaldon’s writing and style.

It’s the twentieth century. After the war ends, Claire Randall and her husband go on a second honeymoon to the mythical land of Scotland. However, the trip takes a twist when the former nurse visits a circle of ancient rocks that, let’s say magically, transport her back in time. Claire tries to understand the situation she’s going through at the same time she starts falling for Jamie Fraser, a young and handsome Scottish warrior. There are spies, battles, chases and an unforgettable romance that will make you love the story.

(P.S.: I’m so watching the show after finishing the book!)

Which TV Shows do you suggest watching? Any book recommendations you have? Share them with us in the comments!

 

‘Once Upon a Time’ Season 5 Finale Review

Last night was the season 5 finale of Once Upon a Time. I have always been impressed with the finales for this show, but this finale fell short for me. To be honest, I barely even remember what happened in both episodes. Besides the snarky comments made by Hook and Zalena. Oh, and of course Emma and Hook’s cuteness! Nonetheless, I am still amazed at the creativity and originality that Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis has delivered fans with.Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla on Once Upon a Time

‘Only You’ centered around Henry and Violet mostly. Which, okay, it’s cute puppy dog love, but it was boring. The episode starts with Emma and Killian returning from their reunion. Emma tells Killian to wait outside of Granny’s to break the news to Regina. However, the town lights and shakes and Killian comes running in to see if Emma was okay. Everyone is abuzz with how the heck Killian is alive. Which then we get a Captain Charming hug, so it’s all good.

Emma and the gang go to scope out the source of the flashing light. Surprise, surprise, it’s just Rumple. On a quest to stop Rumple, Emma suggests to Regina that she sit this one out, which Regina refuses. Soon enough, Henry takes Violet with him to New York to end magic all together. His moms chase after him, trying to find him before Rumple can. Why waste time driving to NYC when all three of them have magic?

Meanwhile, Zalena opens a portal to send the Camelot visitors back home. Only she can’t close the portal and her, the Charmings, and Hook get pulled through. They end up on the property of a mental hospital. It doesn’t turn out well for the heroes because they’re promptly thrown into a strange cage. After the crazy dude chokes Killian (honestly, can the guy get a break? He’s been trough hell and back. Literally.) Jeckyll then seperates himself from Hyde and the heroes battle the crazy man. Hook puts his hook to use to kick some butt while Zalena uses her magic. We later learn they are in the hands of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Intersting choice, I would have to say.

Back in NYC, Emma and Regina find Henry and Violet in the library where they’ve discovered the holy grail or whatever it was they were looking for. Prior to finding them, Rumple knocked the two kiddos out. Did Henry really think he could fight the Dark One? LOL, kid. Now would have been a wonderful time to lecture Henry for running away, but nope.

But finding Rumple wasn’t so hard considering he was holding some kind of satanic ritual in his hotel room to wake Belle. When he summons the power, he chooses to save the crystal wand instead of his wife. Need I even comment on this? Nope, won’t get into that.

As the episodes progress, Henry has decided to suck the power out of the world. Yep, this is a huge problem considering his family is still stuck in the other realm. I get it, kids make mistakes, but that was just stupid. By this point, I am totally done with Henry. I ever really did like the kid because I always thought he was kind of annoying. Not to mention, he treats Emma like his punching bag, lashing out on her. First Regina lashing out on her and telling her that she wanted to ‘rip Hook’s throat out’, then Henry. So, the Swan/Mills gang have a major problem on their hands. Tension is at an all time high.

Turns out the Dragon was no help either. So, sorry I’m not a New York girl, so I don’t know the name of the fountain, but they all surround the wising fountain. This is where Henry tells Emma that he would throw a penny in the fountain and wish for Emma’s happiness when they lived in NYC. Then a  few days later Hook found Emma. Yay! This gives them an idea. Henry mounts the stairs and gets everyone to throw a penny in the fountain to help find the rest of his family. Sure enough, out comes Zalena, Killian, the Charmings and Jeckyll from the fountain. Naturally, the sane people of NYC assumed it was all an act.

Before the family returns to Storybrooke, Regina decides to use the injection that separated Jeckyll from Hyde. The Evil Queen appears in front of Regina, and Emma and Snow tell her she needs to end her. So Regina crushes the Evil Queen’s heart. We’re all happy and well. For now at least. Side note: I love Regina, but she created the Evil Queen. It was born in her; it wasn’t some curse she was under. She chose that fate.

While the gang heads back home, Rumple makes a deal with Hyde. Oh great, just what the town needs, another crazy maniac. Before heading into Granny’s, Emma pulls Killian aside. I totally thought we would get a proposal or even an invite to move into together, but we got something else. Emma tells Killian that she loves him. Now, this may seem like a little thing. I mean, they have confessed their love for one another, but this was different. They weren’t facing death or darkness, Emma just wanted to tell him she loved him. It was simple, but those two never had it easy. Also, it was the cutest kiss they have ever shared! All hail the CaptainSwan lift kiss!

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All is happy, and I’m feeling good about my OTP. However, it wouldn’t be Once without something bad happening in the last five seconds of the finale. Reverting back to NYC, the Evil Queen appears in front of the Dragon. The episode ends right as she crushes his heart. Looks like we’ll be getting a Regina v. Evil Queen battle next season. Not only is the Evil Queen back, but Hyde is in Storybrooke too. This can’t look too good for the heroes.

My theory is that Regina will only be able to defeat the Evil Queen by also defeating herself. And maybe we’ll also have a scene where the Evil Queen crashes CaptianSwan’s wedding. I for one loved the Evil Queen! Also, the fandom royally  deserves a scene of relaxed bliss for Hook and Emma. Hopefully we won’t get anymore of everyone guilt tripping Emma. And maybe someone grounding Henry. 😛

Rating: 6/10

Once Upon a Time season 6 returns to ABC in the fall. No reason you can’t binge the first 5 seasons though!

Once Upon a Time: ‘Sisters’ Review

I am trying my hardest to reign in my emotions long enough to write this post. Cause of said feels? Mostly the promo for next week’s episode, but also this episode. Thank you, ABC, for giving me an episode that didn’t make me utterly annoyed with the Underworld arc. So much happened in this episode. Here we go:

The Zelena and Hades thing? It just isn’t working for me. I love Zalena. She’s totally insane, but I can understand why she is that why. Her life was not easy, and she didn’t really have anyone to turn to. Not to mention that Regina and her had the chance of being sisters, but Cora took that away from her. I loved the dynamics between Zalena and Regina this episode. It’s no secret that the Mills sisters haven’t taken too kindly to each other the past few seasons. Yes, what Cora did was awful, but I think it brought Regina and Zalena together. Maybe, and that’s a ginormous maybe, Zalena will change for the better now that she knows she actually has a real sister. Is it so wrong of me to hope she remains evil? Rebecca Mader plays wicked so well! Also, I loved how willing Hook was to help Regina find Cora. When she took the magical band off with the hook, I was like ‘wasn’t Killian literally just wearing his hook?’ He was, but he was off being a hero.

Now we switch directions to another pair of siblings. The ultimate showdown between David and James. I’m not going to lie, I was screaming when James tased David. Dang, James, not cool. I like how creepy Josh Dallas played James though. For example, when he walked in and was being all weird with Emma. I’m surprised Emma didn’t sense that he wasn’t her dad. Doesn’t she have that super power of telling when people are lying? So ‘father’ and daughter venture into the woods to find Robin. Only Cruella arrives and James reveals his true identity by pointing a gun at Robin. Cue nervousness from me. Then Cruella punches Emma in the face accompanied with a snide remark of ‘that’s for killing me’. Emma took that punch like a champ; she hardly even winced. It just looked like she wanted to kill Cruella again. That was one of my favorite parts of the episode. Also, I loved when James and Cruella were being all lovey-dovey, and Emma was just wincing like a teenager watching her parents.

The dock scene really made me jump off my couch. James and Cruella were trying to kill Robin and Emma. But what happens next? Hook and Charming, ultimate brotp, come running to the rescue. David goes after James, and Hook goes after Emma. Side note because I am CaptainSwan trash, I loved how Emma ran into Hook’s arms. It was just cute and I fangirled. David and James are engaged in a brutal fight. Except James loses the battle and David pushes him into the Rivers of Lost Souls. James had it coming for him, so nothing to feel bad about there. Although David, being the guy that he is, feels slightly bad for condemning his brother to such an awful fate. But nobody messes with the Charmings and gets away with it. *insert punching emoji*

We end the episode with Hades jamming out to some classic music of sorts. Honestly, that guy is just so weird. I don’t even find him intimidating, and he’s supposed to be the God of Death. Yikes. Regina sends Zalena off to find her love with Hades. Of course we can’t have an episode end on a happy occasion. Oh no, that just wouldn’t make any sense. Rumple shows up, red with rage, and tells Zalena how he basically hates her for encouraging Belle to put a sleeping curse on herself. Low and behold, Rumple had a trick up his sleeve in the form of Peter Pan. The episode ends with Pan putting a bag over Zalena’s head in, what I assume, is an attempt to kidnap her. To do what? No clue. She’s the Wicked Witch. Can’t she just poof her way out?

Overall thoughts: I was impressed with this episode. I liked the bond between Zalena and Regina. I even liked Cora passing out of the Underworld. As crazy as that woman was,she kind of grew on me. I really enjoyed the whole David-James dual too. And that David and Hook rescue was great! Of course I would have been a bit happier if CaptainSwan had more screen time, but they’ll get their chance.

And here is the part where I rant about the twenty second promo for next week’s episode. OMG. Emma announces that it is time for them to all go home. *throws confetti* Only, there’s a twist. Hades sends Hook and Emma into some weird tunnel with no means of an escape. There we see Hook telling Emma good bye and her screaming “I don’t know how to say goodbye!” The show’s creators really know how to toy with our feels-separating true loves once again. My theory is that true loves kiss will let Hook come home with the heroes. Because remember, he is still dead.

Rating: 7.5/10

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 7/8 pm.