Primarily, I just want the writers to tighten up their storylines and focus better on the story & main characters. We get it, it’s fairy tale vs real world. We don’t need to be introduced to every. single. fairy. tale. character. and. then. some. Though I don’t think last episode was their finest moment in some respects, they did handle other subplots quite well. (Hook apologizing to Belle in his awkward way and Belle giving him the crap he deserves for it…CaptainFire…SwanFire, all some good stuff. Then…the last 20 mins. But I digress.) This back half of the season has been some of my favorite episodes, so I think they are starting to focus a bit better.
In terms of ships – yes, I ship a ship. But I also remember this is an ensemble show. Things are not always going to go my way. It’s why though I have a ship, I have a 2nd favorite ship, I like the counter of my ship, I ship the bromances…you see what I’m getting at. So if I don’t see the ship I like become canon, I don’t think it’d cause me to lose favor with the show, especially at this point.