For me, yes the show is definately still about hope. I think that all along A and E have been trying to show through the use of Fairy Tale characters that have been misunderstood and misrepresented, that there is really no such thing as a Fairy Tale existance even though we all think there is that one perfect elusive fairy tale life out there for us if we could just find a way to get to it. Being someone myself who has definately NOT had a fairy tale life I have learned that just because my life isn’t a fairy tale and some really crappy things have happened doesn’t mean that some really GREAT things haven’t also happened. And at almost 42 years old I can honestly say that the when I look back at my life some of the BEST experiences that allowed me to grow and become a better person and led to great happiness in my life were things that were literally disasters and horrible tragedies at the time they happened. And if I hadn’t experienced those horrible things I wouldn’t be who I am today. Sometimes it takes seeing what the bigger picture is to understand why something that seems horrible might actually help you in some way later on. That’s why I trust what A and E are doing. They know the “big picture” in their head – I don’t. So something that might not make sense to me at the moment might make sense when everything had been wrapped up.