OutlawQueen had potential to be a good ship, but the fact that they got together way too quickly put me off of them.
Seriously?????????????????????????? Rumbelle had their FIRST Kiss in their FIRST Episode!!! That’s faster than the Snowing Courting Stage!
It was clearly stated in Skin Deep that it had been several months since Belle had arrived at the dark castle. Therefore timeline wise there was several months before RumBelle’s first kiss.
When we were introduced to OQ in Storybrooke, because they couldn’t remember the past year, it would’ve been as if OQ were meeting for the first time. Yet all of a sudden, Regina is opening up to Robin and kissing Robin and sleeping with Robin and giving her heart to Robin for safe keeping instead of actually hiding it herself. All the build up about how Regina is going to struggle to open her heart to happiness, she seemed to open up quite well without struggling too much. In fact she seemed better off without her heart. Maybe OQ were drawn to each other in Storybrooke because they had gotten together in FTL like Mary-Margaret and David Nolan? Nope, Regina was quite rude to him and there was no hints of a blossoming romance between the two in FTL.
I still question why Robin was so okay with Regina in FTL. I was expecting him to be a little bit “It’s the Evil Queen” but then be okay with her afterwards, not “you had my face on a wanted poster and murdered hundreds of people but it’s okay, I’m going to ignore that fact because you’re very hot”. Not to mention him helping Regina up off the floor and leaving Snow to get up off the floor by herself. (Considering Ginny was heavily showing even though Snow wasn’t meant to be pregnant, it was really an odd visual to see Sean help Lana up but leave Ginny down there). That’s not really the character’s fault but as I said odd visual.
Maybe I was expecting more out of OQ, but it felt too rushed. We never really got a reason why Robin was attracted to Regina despite her reputation and we never really got a reason for why Regina fell so quickly for Robin. It just kind of happened and was hand-waved as because it is.
I wanted to see Regina struggle. The kiss should’ve been the big finale moment for OQ- Regina has finally opened her heart to love and whoops Emma has brought Marian back. Because of the rate OQ has progressed, Robin is going to look like a total douchebag if he chooses Marian over Regina. However, because of the way Marian’s original fate was strongly implied (killed on Regina’s orders), Robin is going to look like a total douchebag if he chooses Regina over Marian. Had the kiss been the finale moment for OQ, you wouldn’t have had the implied emotional intimacy between Robin and Regina so that when Marian turned up, Robin going back to her wouldn’t make him seem like a douchebag, and you would feel even more sorry for Regina because you would have seen her struggle to open herself to love and when she finally did it was snatched away from her.
I think my main issue with OQ was that I had expectations of it being a slow-burning romance and my expectations weren’t met.
All magic comes with a price!Keeper of Felix