I agree with the alien thing. It is a real hard sell to try to convince someone who has never been to SB and has read every FT story to believe they are true. Does anyone remember when they showed the led of August it flashed from wooden to real leg. Guess who saw what?????? It is not seeing what you want to it is seeing what was there. Emma saw real leg and August saw wooden. What was there to not believe?? She saw a leg. Emma felt a heart beat in Graham but Graham felt otherwise. Yes aliens falls into the same category as believing FT characters are real people.
Yeah- it’s one of a very few examples that I could come up with that clearly gets people going, ‘oh, hang on, if you put it like that’ lol.
I have a couple of friends who started getting really peeved about Emma not believing & I pulled out the Alien along with another example, cards & it was very funny to see the look of horror on their faces as they realized there is no way out unless they said they believed in Aliens 😉 Needless to say Emma has been cut some slack in my circle of Once friends lol
We dont really know exactly what Graham felt, as he never said he didnt have a heart before getting his story from Henry & it was then that he found out the queen had ripped out his heart, so he figured thats why he couldnt feel anything- he didnt have a heart.
I could be wrong in my following interpretation but I thought that meant he didnt know he literally didnt have a heart, just that he couldnt ‘connect’/have strong feelings/emotions for or with anyone (kind of like Regina desperately trying to full her ’empty ‘void’- which we know is a feeling not literal lol). I mean why else leave Regina in possession of your heart after standing up to her (if you Knew categorically that she possesses your heart & not you yourself, wouldnt you want to kind of tread lightly until you got it back, seeming how she could kill you at any moment you stepped out of line????) – I also got the feeling that Graham still didnt realize Regina did indeed have his actual heart as after Emma kissed him he said “thank you” not “Oh, Shivers me timbers! ….REGINA, Heart- gotta go!”
The second Emma rode into town he should have noticed his lack of heartbeat, which would indicate that he ‘felt’ a heartbeat the same as Emma did, he also said when Emma felt a heart beat “thats just the curse” ‘pretending’… I think thats the word he used, so he knew she’d feel a heart beating, just that it wasnt real- (otherwise he would have been at the doctors trying to figure out why he didnt have a heartbeat before wondering why he couldnt ‘feel’ lol)- remember it was only after reading Henry’s book that he knew the EQ had ripped it out & started saying he didnt have a heart & he wanted it back.