i feel like emma’s less than warm reaction to hook is kinda due to the whole good dream thing. like however much she might be glad to have her memories back, in comparison to what the fake ones offered, the future kinda sucks
i mean… she didn’t want to see him.
like, however much she may like him, things were perfect — and they were going to stay that way, because there were powers deliberately making that happen. she didn’t know that walsh was playing her, and if hook hadn’t shown up, she might never have known at all, because he would have kept up the charade.
i don’t remember the wizard of oz, i never especially cared for it, but i think walsh, as being secretly a flying monkey, was essentially a puppet, or something like a robot, specifically tailored and “programmed” to be exactly what emma and henry wanted, exactly when and exactly where, to be her perfect man.
♪ he’s everything you want, he’s everything you need, he’s everything inside of you that you wish you could be. he says all the right things at exactly the right time, but he means nothing to you and you don’t know why ♪
which i think is part of what made emma hesitate, like hook said — some part of her sensed that something was off. it was all too perfect, too easy. i mean, walsh wanted her from the start, he expedited whatever order she had so he could see her again, he took her out to expensive restaurants and got the wait staff to go off-menu to get her the dessert she wanted, he helped henry with school projects, he had all the perfect answers to soothe her worries, everything, programmed to be what emma had always wanted.
and the thing is, yes, he was too perfect, and yes, there were cracks in the story, but it was perfect. and if zelena wanted to ensure that she didn’t come back to ruin whatever her plans are, it was going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
and she knows that it’s better with the truth, but hook showing back up effectively — temporarily — ruined her life. so yeah, she’s cold because the future was going to be perfect and he’s taken that away from her. it doesn’t matter how necessary, it doesn’t matter how much she would rather have the truth, it doesn’t matter how everything ultimately works out — at that moment, part of her hates him for it, the same part that still felt like an orphan.
it’s better when she finds out about walsh (or… that part, at least) because now she’s realizing that it isn’t just the past that’s a lie — it was the future, too, and the present, and the perfect love she thought she’d found, none of it was real.
so the more i think about it, the more i think she’ll warm up to him faster? because he’s the one who doesn’t lie to her, and that means even more to her now because she’s been lied to and betrayed by another lover.
i’m super-rambling now, and i’m not even sure i’m making a lot of sense, so i’ll stop.
The accidental on set marriage of Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
The closing scene of Star Wars was filmed in a Hawaiian temple on Niihau. As Lucas had not scripted a specific ritual for the awarding of the medals, he relied on the temple priest to supply a brief but visually appealing ceremony.
The priest chose a marriage ceremony based on the exchange of Leis, for which the medallion props were used. Lucas filmed the scene according to the priest’s directions without informing the actors that on the island, the marriage ceremony was considered legal. Thus, Hamill and Ford were properly and legally wed.
They learned of the marriage seven years later in 1984, shortly after wrapping production on Return of the Jedi. Rather than apply for a divorce, they decided to try to make the marriage work. The two lived together and husbands for 12 years until in 1996, Ford filed for an annulment in order to marry Calista Flockhart. Hamill was said to have been heartbroken and dropped out of the public eye for quite some time.
Lucas admitted in an interview for Revenge of the Sith that the marriage had in fact been intentional, as he’d seen the way the two actors looked at each other but knew they’d never admit their feelings publicly. The director tried the same trick with Shia LaBeouf and a monkey on the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but admitted his error when the couple wouldn’t stop mating on set with what Lucas would later call, “Howls that will haunt my dreams forever.”
Well, it was a total reset, and she is still reeling about everything, and although I bought approximately —3000% of her and Walsh, I also never really bought Swan Thief (maybe it’s me or maybe it’s just the lack of proper exposition since they were both one-episode things), she’s supposed to be/have been in love with both of them, so she’s not exactly up for flirting at the moment.
Which I think threw Hook off, because he’s used to that dynamic and probably kind of thought (or hoped and deliberately refused to think otherwise) that once she remembered everything, they’d fall right back in where they left off, which she isn’t ready for and it’s like… QC described something entirely unlike this but in a way that still fits:
[T]his is like interrupting an intricate waltz with a sledgehammer to the knee.
like I said in that response about him probably having a script going in his head and a way he thought it would go and then she’s totally off-book and now he doesn’t quite know how to react/what to do?
And Emma remembers him now but she also has all these other memories and it’s a mess in her head and she remembers having feelings for Hook but then there’s Walsh in the picture and it’s just a weird dynamic right now because neither of them knows how to deal with the other, and it’s never been like that before. They’ve always just had this banter down, like, from word one there were sparks and they fit together, so it’s like they’re acting in the same play, but he’s on act five and she’s suddenly back to act two and no one told either of them they were playing different scenes and so they’re on stage in front of a crowd and trying to improv and re-calibrate on the fly and it’s just a huge, awkward mess.
So, it’s weird right now and I’m kind of side-eyeing some aspects of it, but I’m reserving judgment until the next few episodes and see how it develops. Judging from spoiler pictures, it should be fine I think, once the shock wears off and they re-establish their previous rapport.
oops this got long. usually i’m watching on the abc site so i can take notes during commercial breaks but this time i was sort of liveblogging and pausing to make notes and that ended up with like 37 points but nothing in-depth?
overall, i was a little reserved on this episode? there was a lot that was good but some other things that bothered me and some other things that i’m reserving judgment on so…
okay well now abc has misunderstood the reason that people watch the shows online from their site (read: i don’t fucking have cable) and require you to verify what cable provider you use in order to watch soooo
anyone got a link?
ooookay, let’s preface before we get into these replies because I don’t want to ruffle feathers — I do want to initiate some conversation on some of these topics (although I’m gonna be out for [hopefully, ABC site] the next hour ‘cause yeah I’m always late with the episode) because… well, there are some issues here that seem to get glossed over or romanticized?
And I don’t mean to seem entirely critical/negative, it’s just that… well, everyone’s waxed poetic for months about the positive, I don’t feel like it needs to be said again. So… don’t hate me?
This was meant to be just replying to some messages I got regarding my post/tags about the marriage thing, but I got… wordy.
My jacket is red
Your eyes are blue
I was going to marry a primate
thank God I listened to you