EDIT: This is an opinion. AN OPINION. Not facts. A PERSONAL OPINION. Thank you.
Okay, I just needed to share this because I have a strong opinion on this subject and I’m going to try my best to be as respectful as I possibly can.
This is one of my biggest issues with the show lately.
A&E have continuously stated that the original idea for Once Upon A Time had as its starting point The Evil Queen and Snow White’s daughter, the Savior, who would, eventually, break the curse that The Evil Queen cast upon the Enchanted Forest.
This is it. This is the show.
Of course it grew into something a lot more intricate than just that but, at the heart of it, this show still is about The Evil Queen and Snow White’s daughter.
And I honestly feel like 3x17’s ending is very telling, I mean, we literally have a shot of the core family of the show enjoying a lovely meal together and smiling and shit. THEY WERE SMILING and TALKING about things. How often does that happen?!
Then we see Hook creeping on them with his spyglass which was very contradicting to what he said earlier when Emma and Regina were trying to look into whatever realm Ariel and Eric were in.
“It’s bad form to spy on such a private affair.” Hook should start being faithful his own beliefs. I mean, we all know he was just trying to get away with lying to Emma, but he probably believes in his own words. At least to some point.
Yet there he was, spying on Emma and her family having dinner. And I guess that’s when we really realize just how out of place Hook would be had he decided to join them. He has no place in their family because he doesn’t care about being a part of it. All he cares about is getting the woman.
Fuck everything else, right?
That’s why this tweet bothers me so much, because there is some truth to it. This show should not revolve around Hook and Emma and the fact is, now, it sort of does.
And I feel like there’s either going to be some sort of twist that will somehow justify everything they’ve been doing lately, or they’re literally using Captain Swan to attract the teenage audience they know they can get due to Colin’s looks.
Okay, end of rant.
I’d like to add my own PERSONAL opinion.
I don’t know about anyone else but I didn’t sign on for The Captain Hook show. And I actually enjoyed the character when he first arrived. I thought he was fun but now he’s boring and chewing up too much screen time.
I would much rather have the development of Regina/Snow or to know why Charming is the first one to Regina’s side or how that beautiful boy Bae turned into Neal or EMMA SWAN’S FREAKING BACKSTORY. Not to mention Henry’s childhood.
There are things on this show that are far more interesting than that crybaby emo pirate wannabe. But by all means, please spoon feed me more of that garbage.