@polythenepam – I agree with everything you said! Except that Killian starts the silly behaviour. Because IMO it was actually Neal lol with his “thanks but she’s got me now”. It was that snarky line that prompted Emma to ask Killian what was up. But both men were equally silly in this episode (although it was quite amusing in an embarrassing sort of way) and i think that it is the last we will see of any of those silly triangle antics. I think A+E put that lighter scene purposely there to draw attention to the ridiculousness of it.
I agree. I actually meant the starting off to indicate Killian lapsing into something inane and beginning his own personal descent into mindless idiocy. Did not think it would be taken as .. he started it the fight between him and Neal! I agree with what most of you say, they effectively ridiculed the “triangle” plot with that lighter fight and this is probably the last we’ve seen of it.
Did anyone notice that Neal didn’t say he loved Emma a single time after he was re-united with her? He asked Aurora to give her that message when she attempted to get into the Room of Fire, but has never said it to her himself. He said he’s fight for her, yes, but not that he loves her or has never stopped loving her. He never said the words Emma said to him back to her. And that disbelief in his eyes when he sees her using magic and the immediate withdrawal after that (his comment about Henry being the only good thing that came from them being together) makes me think that the only triangle we’ll be seeing will be between Emma and her walls and Killian trying to break past them and prove how much he loves her. I’m guessing the entire next half of the season will be Killian doing just that and Emma slowly realizing how different he is from Neal. And the season ends with the TLK that breaks whatever this new curse is!