sORYY CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A SECOND
Okay, so what we know about OQ is that Robin is Regina’s SOUL MATE, never were the words true love mentioned by Tinkerbell and as we know wording means a lot!
Guys, Regina doesn’t have her heart, so she’s feeling with her soul. She’s acting on impulse, she’s had a tough day and she wants to snog a guy she’s just met, I mean sure that seems legit- right A&E?
I’m convinced OQ is NOT endgame. Did anyone see a curse break when they kissed? Anyone? (Lol nopee)
Alsoo can we talk about the little Emma- oh shit I have to hold my wife’s hand- Swan… Like seriously they look married in that scene.
(Fffs unintentional my ass).
I reckon things are going to change when Regina gets her heart back, js.
Basically, we’ve had a really tough time in swen. People are losing hope. All the hate. This past week I’ve been debating to stop watching, but then I started to re-think all the swan queen theories we have, the magic lessons, the eye sex, the parallels..It just makes sense. It’s the ONLY thing that makes sense to me. It’s the way I see ouat finishing.
I just hate that this is another thing that wasn’t exactly Regina’s choice. She’s just going along with yet another thing that was dictated for her, by a force beyond her control. She’s had this idea planted in her mind that this is what’s meant for her, or what’s good for her, etc, etc. But how long is it going to be until we finally see Regina making romance decisions /truly/ for herself. And not because of pixie dust, or expectations of happiness, or cruel mothers whispering in her ear.
Literally what’s happening though, is to me, exactly the opposite of what you’re saying though. Robin has no idea about this whole fate thing or what Tinkerbell did. Regina could very well say ‘FUCK THIS I’M OUT’ and Robin wouldn’t know if it was because she was into Emma, or llamas, or whatever, he’d just be rejected.
But instead, Regina has decided ‘No, you know what, I’m doing this on my terms, and keeping this information about soul mates to myself and see how this plays out.’ For once, she has the entire upper hand and she’s going for it. No one’s telling her she has to do it. No one’s forcing her into it. She has all the power, literally.
Also, I don’t think Regina runs away from Robin in the witch’s cabin because she sees the lion tattoo and gets scared. I think she gets scared because she sees the lion tattoo on a man who she’s been flirting with, who she actually finds attractive, who doesn’t think she deserves the title of “Evil”. She can’t admit to herself that she likes him; that’s her essential fear and reflex—running away so she doesn’t get hurt. Because if he makes her laugh, is attractive, if he gets her, then maybe Tinkerbell was right about wasting her chance at happiness all those years ago. And to Regina, who has spent the entire show trying to find her happiness (the curse, Henry, etc.), here’s another reason she doesn’t “deserve” it, should just go back to being Evil because the world won’t let her be good and happy anyway.
In 3x18 I think she finally comes to terms with the idea that if she likes him, she should just go for it. Soul-mates or not (and, she’ll admit, they probably are), he doesn’t think she can only be Evil. One of the things I think she’ll have to learn as their relationship continues is that just as he is her soul-mate, she is his. She needn’t be so afraid to approach him, to hold onto him too hard. He feels it, too.
Emma, will you please tell your mother that we’re not gonna name your brother Leopold?
Aka the scene where they not so subtly reminded us that Snow’s father was named Leopold so that when they switched actors on us we wouldn’t all be super confused.
Once Upon a Time had some beautiful moments tonight. I’m a total sucker for emotional catharsis, and, seriously, Regina’s heart is special because it’s the most resilient. How beautiful.
The looks she and Robin gave each other in between kisses were definitely the best part. Although the music was pretty incredible. A replay of the Snow/Charming theme, with slightly different orchestration and melody. And Isham layered a piano melody on top that was a sort of happier version of the Evil Queen ascending notes theme. Brilliant.
Can the shipping name for Coulson and the Cellist please be Philharmonic?
I’m now really emotionally invested in this being the name.
Oh, what I would give for more intelligent or “bookish” movie/tv/book characters who don’t hate themselves for it and don’t try to change themselves to get friends and love interests.