Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

-How is working with Emily VanCamp?
I love her to death, I love sort of torturing her with my Nolan stuff. I will try and make her break character, I will try and make her laugh always – I couldn’t ask for a better acting partner, honestly. She’s been doing it for so long, she’s such a pro, it’s just innate in her. She will get a script, she will then have to speak Japanese, she will have to ninja-fight and there’s never a complaint, she’s usually got just a day to learn it, and she shows up and she does it flawlessly every time. I said to her – I was watching her and Nick do a scene on the monitor, and I just went up to Emily afterwards and said, “You inspire me to want to bring my best work to this show and I am so grateful for you and our friendship and that you get to be my acting partner, because you make me better.” So I couldn’t wish for anyone better.
-Gabriel Mann (x)

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"Meanwhile, back in the Fairy Tale Land that was during the past year, Snow and Charming go in search of Glinda, the Good Witch of the SOUTH, to see if she can help them defeat Zelena."

Emma is the Good Witch of the North in this scenario, dearies. So, if anyone’s kissing him, it’s her. :)

So, no fear, people. <3

colinodonorgasm:

          what k i n d of person does that?
the kind who’s e m p t y, who believes that a ship can fill
                                              a void left by a b r o k e n  h e a r t

There’s more to life than living for the next fight. You gotta look for the moments.

Emma’s story was far from the focus of this episode, and for some viewers it might have been seen simply as reinforcement of Hook’s angst after last week’s reveal of the curse placed on his kiss by Zelena. But when looked at more closely, this was such an important episode for Emma Swan. Emma’s decision in “The Jolly Roger” to stop living in the past has made her happier, and that happiness is directed towards Hook throughout this episode, which is an interesting reversal of Hook spending so much of this season hoping to move on from his past with Emma.

I was really happy that Hook chose to stay by Emma’s side instead of pulling away from her after Zelena’s curse. Emma has had enough people abandon her, and I was worried Hook was going to become one of those people. Instead, he stuck by her. We were even given that lovely little detail of Hook going to put his hand on the small of Emma’s back before pulling at away. It was a brief moment, but it spoke to an important part of Hook’s character: His first instinct is to literally have her back, to reach out to her. And although he pulled away because his affection is literally cursed, that intimacy and support is something Emma has come to rely on. It’s part of what has helped her accept and progress at her magic. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that she’s shown having fun with magic when she’s using it in front of him. He’s shown her he encourages all of her—even the parts of herself she was scared to embrace before. One of those parts is her magical side, but another important part he’s helped her embrace is her playful side, her happy side.

Emma and Hook’s scene at Granny’s was a moment I’ve always wanted for her character: a moment of happiness with someone else but also happiness with her true self. Her enthusiastic “Boom!” was the cutest thing in an episode that featured Roland Hood, which is no small accomplishment. Emma gave him hot cocoa with cinnamon (the Charming family drink of choice) because sharing a drink has always been his way of reaching out to her. Emma’s laughter when she took his hook was so bright, and it reminded me that this woman doesn’t often have many reasons to laugh. But she finally seems to feel ready to laugh with him, to be happy with him (which is why it’s so sad that he can’t find that same happiness with her after Zelena’s curse). That’s why his apology after getting short with her was so important. Emma needed to know that he wasn’t being short just to hurt her, and I was happy that she wasn’t backing down from the new level of intimacy between them just because he wasn’t acting like himself. She wasn’t going to put her walls back up because he was acting strangely; she was actively choosing to be open with him in the hopes of getting him to be open with her. (I wonder what would have happened had Belle not interrupted them.) In one scene, we were given the kind of beautiful character development I’ve been hoping for as an Emma Swan fan for a long time.

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Re: Spoilers

I’d just like to point out the fact, that nowhere did it say Schmidt & Cece were getting back together right away. They COULD, but what they suggested, is him realizing that his feelings haven’t since gone away & he wants to do something about it.

And, to that point – I’m sorry, but I happen to love them together.

They basically imploded before they even got a real go of it, and now that they’ve slowly been working towards a real friendship, I’m not opposed to them trying again & making it stick.

I think this is where the balance comes in, which other shows have done too –– when one couple is together, or on good terms, it’s foiled by the other, where the angst is coming from.

N&J, will be the ‘heavy,’ as they navigate…whatever the hell they’re doing on their road back to each other, while Schmidt & Cece, have already slowly been doing that. :)

(Jess’ bday episode, dancing together, her worried about him & Abby, him helping her study.)

My only disappointment comes from, with this knowledge, it doesn’t seem the episode ( the finale) BUILDS towards anything, sans one of them moving out – which, know that we already know…leaves nothing to watch for…

Snow White & her Evil Step-Mother. –'At least we know – you and me? Our history? More complicated than we thought.'