But you know what—that real world argument should work for EVERYONE on the show then. It should mean that in the real world you wouldn’t trust a perfect creepy stranger to be your midwife. It means you wouldn’t forgive a woman who cursed your entire family after trying to kill you a thousand times over. It means that even if you are a snarky pirate and it’s “in character”, it doesn’t excuse that woeful attempt at an apology (don’t even get me started on that apology)–find me any domestic abuse victim who would have accepted THAT as an apology and the fact that the ONCEABC Twitter account made light of it–violence against women–ooooooh. Yeah. THAT’s real world, alright.
If we’re suddenly going to apply real world logic to this show then we’ve lost the essential core–myth, magic, fairy tales, hope, family, redemption, happy endings.
This is SO ACCURATE! I mean seriously, family or no family, the Charmings should NOT be associating AT ALL with Rumple or Regina if we’re playing by real world rules. And Hook would have been locked up for shooting someone and not allowed to run around town being chummy with everyone. So please, anyone using the argument that “sometimes in real life”, just, no, because while Emma and Henry, and also Neal to an extent, are products of our real world, their story is part of a fricking fairytale, and fairytales get the happy ending for the good guys.
PS. RG, I dunno if I’ll be able to listen live, but I’ll be sending you good vibes for the podcast tonight! *HUGS*