yeah… just really wished that Neal’s death came after CS have a few more moments. Especially after Belle declaring that SF was true love and Neal not contradicting it. so know its going to be that Hook is taking advantage of her… even though Emma has controlled their relationship from the start… he may flirt but he makes no moves and allows her to make the decisions. Oh… and I dont want this to seem anti Neal – but I didnt like how he thanked Hook and asked how he liked being a ‘hero.” as if Hook was doing him a favor and wouldnt have done it anyway if he had the chance on his own. and what??? he wasnt a hero when he offered his services as transportation and guide on Neverland to save your son???? Huh? soooo annoyed at that. but I liked hooks response about neal being a villian. Hook stated a fact but seemed understanding of how that could happen
I totally agree with this all well- I also wanted an out right Emma chooses Killian number before Neal passed (we might already know she decided on Hook/Killian ages ago (that was what her “good” was after all)- but it would have been easier for everyone if Emma simply admitted even to Henry/Charming/Snow that she ‘liked or had feelings’ for Killian, or even had Regina say point blank everyone see’s you feel something in return for him etc.
I too was a little annoyed with the selective memory on the show- Hook was a hero for much of NL, was it not the actions of a hero to allow the person who maimed you & murdered your love in front of you “safe passage” & transport in order to save another persons child, to knowing choose to go back to a place they never intended to return to ever, turn down Pan’s offer of an easy way off of the island by killing Charming, to then insist on giving Charming the choice to be ‘saved’ or not- knowing if he went back without Charming, he’d get the ‘blame’ for his death, to turn down the temptation of having Emma to himself, at Neal’s expense- Hook is the reason Neal is alive to do anything after all, if Hook had stayed silent about him being alive, he’d have died in echo cave or still be stuck in NL when everyone else left it :/
I feel really bad for how hard the SF folks are taking this. I know I would have been DEVASTATED if Hook had been the one to die. I know these are all fictional characters but we all get so emotionally attached to them – it feels very real to them right now. I wish there was something I could do to make them feel better but I guess just staying out of their way so they can grieve together is the best thing to do. I really hope they don’t stop watching the show. I know a lot of them are also Rumbelle fans so I hope they will be able to find fun in that ship again, or maybe OQ will give them a new ship to enjoy. I know it is really hard for them to even consider finding any joy in the show anymore. I have to admit – if Hook died I would have to force myself to continue to watch the show because my heart wouldn’t be into it anymore. Anyway, didn’t want to be a total downer but I just feel really bad for the Neal fans right now – kind of helpless, you know?
Agreed, I think all we can do is give them space & time to come to terms with it all.
I get what you mean about Hook dying & not having the heart for it anymore, I’d feel the same, but taking out your anger over Neal’s death on Hook isnt cool. I just hope it dies down shortly & we can get back to not walking on egg shells again.