October 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm #155149SlurpeezParticipant
I wouldn’t say Emma’s thinking is “flawed,” per se, since she was speaking emotionally as a child who suffered a great deal, and not necessarily as one who could objectively see the bigger picture yet. She’s going to have to process it, talk it through with Snow, and understand that there really was no better choice. The curse was designed to rip apart Snow White’s happiness, and there’s no way that Regina would have allowed Snow to keep her baby or her husband. Emma would have ended up in a foster home and remained a baby all her life, or she would have been killed by the Evil Queen’s guards back in FTL right before the curse hit.[adrotate group="5"]
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal CassidyOctober 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm #155173elleParticipant
A lot of the times, when we talk freely of our emotions, they don’t always make sense. Emma wished to be with them and not seperated. She wanted a loving family–but she always thought that they simply did not care for her. She probably thought they did not love her–she is both joyed and shocked that they love and want her. 🙂
I also think there is resentment. When Snow White says that they gave her up for her best chance, she counters that they did so for everybody.October 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm #155174schmackyParticipant
I also think there is resentment. When Snow White says that they gave her up for her best chance, she counters that they did so for everybody.
Right. I think part of her feels like she isn’t as important as everyone else. Like she was a worthy sacrifice. And in a way, she was. She’s right to feel that way (if she does). But Snow and Charming are still right in sending her away as she literally was the only person to break the curse.October 3, 2012 at 2:36 am #155199
Just thought of something. Some people think Regina would have just killed baby Emma, but she couldn’t have. Didn’t Gold say that if Emma died the curse would be broken. Her best bet would have been to keep her in storybrook where she could never reach her twenty-eighth birthday.October 3, 2012 at 2:57 am #155204Killian JonesParticipant
@Faux Pax wrote:
Just thought of something. Some people think Regina would have just killed baby Emma, but she couldn’t have. Didn’t Gold say that if Emma died the curse would be broken. Her best bet would have been to keep her in storybrook where she could never reach her twenty-eighth birthday.
Would that still be the case if they hadn’t reached Storybrooke yet?October 3, 2012 at 2:59 am #155205
good point. I think since the curse was in effect but hadn’t reached the castle, her death would have neutralised the smoak.October 3, 2012 at 3:07 am #155208Killian JonesParticipant
@Faux Pax wrote:
good point. I think since the curse was in effect but hadn’t reached the castle, her death would have neutralised the smoak.
Or it would have came anyway and there’d be no savior but who knowsOctober 3, 2012 at 3:31 am #155211schmackyParticipant
I think since she enacted the curse already then the counter to it was already in play. Kill the child, kill the curse.
Anyway someone on another board mentioned this as something Emma could have been thinking while talking to her parents and I had completely forgot about it.
August told her he came through the wardrobe with her. She didn’t believe at the time but once she believed in the curse I’m sure she would believe that as well.
Emma doesn’t know about the “one person” rule of the wardrobe (at least I don’t think so. She’s skimmed the book but I don’t think she full on read it). So perhaps in Emma’s brain she’s thinking her parents entrusted her fate to a 7 year old boy and then he abandoned her too…October 3, 2012 at 3:37 am #155214
So perhaps in Emma’s brain she’s thinking her parents entrusted her fate to a 7 year old boy and then he abandoned her too…
Now that is heartbreaking. Suddenly i’m drowning in feels thinking about the next epp…October 3, 2012 at 4:22 am #155219surayyaParticipant
After watching the Broken recap podcast with H&K, I’ll paraphrase how they summed up Emma’s reaction – for Snow it’s been a blink of an eye (she’d only just woken up & realised 28yrs have past) & she see’s Emma/her daughter standing there, so wants to connect right away since she’s missed out on so much already, but for Emma it’s been 28yrs of missing her mother, decades of feeling totally abandoned & alone, she’d almost given up hope of finding her parents & that she may have been better off with out them anyway (like they were awful people or something). Then you have the fact that this person she’s kind of being the big sister too, is actually her Mum, but she’s a totally different person to the one she had come to know & is instead Snow White & Prince Charming is her father + they the same age as she is- she needs time for that to sink in & process it.
Because Snow has only just woken up, she cant understand why Emma is upset about their reunion until Emma asks ‘Which curse is worse, being together under the curse? or being cursed to feel alone & unloved your entire life?’ Which is what affects Snow & they said it’s at this point that Snow begins to realise how deeply hurt Emma’s has been during her life & she see’s how she’s “affected Emma, what Emma went through & the damage that happened to Emma by abandoning her, even though it wasn’t meant to be an abandonment” & this is part of the reason Snow jumped in after Emma without thinking of losing James/David/her true love again at all- she couldn’t put her through that again.
(Bold is direct quote)
So because it’s come directly from H&K mouths- that she would have lived cursed frozen in time like her parents & they’ve stated why she feels the way she does, that Emma isn’t flawed in her thinking one bit.
They did what they had to do by sending her away, but at the end of the day it was Emma alone who had to pay the price for them all & she didn’t get to choose that, nor knew why it had to be that way. No one even considered that part (because there was no time).
I still like the way they did it, Emma has grown enough in the past year not run from it, even though she’s having trouble coming to terms with her new reality & life- I felt it was touching, esp after re watching those scenes, having listened to H&K explain the thoughts behind the actions 🙂
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