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» Bleeding Through: "I think we’ve wasted our last day being haunted by the past. Now we can focus on being haunted by our impending lack of a future."
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"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.”
I was thinking about “you’d make a hell of a pirate” because Milly reminded me with her post. Women pirates were NOT common, neither were they often allowed on board because of bad-luck, juju or whatever the crew believed in… and let’s remember that Killian let a woman on board, Milah, and she was not just his woman, but his pirate, his right-hand, his “pirate soulmate” in a way. We can see that much of their pirate partnership in The Crocodile.
And for him to say such a thing to Emma after smiling to her atop the beanstalk in Tallahassee, I’d venture to say that he’d just imagined her like not a regular pirate, not a regular member of a crew, but a special pirate whom he could partner with, because “they make a hell of a team” like he told her shortly after. It’s like he imagined that pirate partnership he had with Milah but with Emma this time.
And then Emma had to look at the tattoo and diverge his attention to Milah.
This whole episode, it’s as if he’s trying to convince her to come over to his side because he’s not only a pirate, he’s a gentleman (“I’m always a gentleman”, “it’s called trust”), and complimenting her (“you’re bloody brilliant, amazing”, “we make a great team”) because he sees that potential, he believes in her.
And how could this be if he was just a rotten, 300 year-old pirate hell-bent on revenge? How could this be if he went to Neverland for said 300 years to find a way to avenge his Milah, his love, his happiness, and then all of a sudden, tough blonde shows up and he’s smiling and he cares, he tends to her cut hand, he distracts the giant from harming her, and so on… How could it be that the Swan girl had made him forget his revenge, even Milah, enough to imagine her becoming a pirate, a hell of a pirate? And he wonders why Cora says ‘you chose her’. He made his choice right there. How could it be that he dared to hope again and long for that partnership, that marvelous team after only knowing her for so little? (Snowing parallels, anyone?)
And then she abandons him in the giant’s lair, bringing back all the painful memories of abandonment, because his face when Milah dies and his face when Emma abandons him is so similar. “Why do this to me now?” “Have I told you a lie?” Why, after I dared to hope again? After we had such a great time together? After we set on this adventure together? After you bested me? After I’m telling you that I believe in you and your superpower and I’m counting on you using it to see I’m not lying? And then, she proves to him she’d indeed be a hell of a pirate and leaves him there.
I’m just saying that he, the ruthless Captain Hook, wouldn’t say that to just anyone and not seeing that potential, that partnership, ”magical, full of hope, of possibility.”
Hence the break up speech in Rumple’s cell later.NOPE NOPE.