I mean sure, Regina didn’t give up her ship or anything… only HER OWN HAPPY ENDING for Emma and Henry. But hey no biggie right.
For a long time with this scene I was a little bit annoyed at the SQ slant the fandom put on it because even though the way it’s shot, the feels it gives, Regina has no choice but to provide a life for Henry because she absolutely will not have him left behind all by himself, and Emma is the only one who can escape the curse.
No one doubts that she will give Henry good memories, but she has to have Emma’s memories match up with Henry’s. She has to give Emma good memories too.
But the more I watch it, the more I realise that the scene is not about the gift of memories that Regina is giving Emma, but rather the confidence she is placing in her. She knows Emma doesn’t want to leave, she’s been cast out of enough homes her whole life, always being pushed away. She’s terrified of being a single mother, she doesn’t trust herself, she’s thinking she can’t do this alone.
Regina is telling her she can. She trusts her. She believes in her ability to be a great mother to their son. She’s assuring her it will be alright, and Emma believes her, because Regina isn’t lying and she can always tell when she is. This is the “I believe in you” moment.
JMo IS LITERALLY GOING TO OWN A SWAN QUEEN SWEATER I CANNOT BREATHE
I personally believe that the scene from “Going Home” where Regina gives Emma her happy ending is hands down, the most romantic gesture we have seen on the show. And I think it’s appalling that people so readily dismiss the emotional implications of this scene - particularly in a show about hope and happy endings. They either try to rationalize out the emotions in the scene or just ignore it entirely. You don’t have to ship SQ, but at least respect the vast impact a character’s choices can have.
Rebecca Mader’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (x)
“You might have got the impression that there is a little bit more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye, and you will find out what it is. She is not a squib, although that is a very good guess. Oh, I am giving a lot away here. I am being shockingly indiscreet." - J.K. Rowling.
If the reveal had been that Petunia was a witch ~ Several years after the war, Harry tracks his aunt down to confront her with what he witnessed in the pensieve.
• twice my age
• 2223848 miles away from me
• not interested
"I would do anything she asked."
JMo being perfect as always. (x)
Nothing but love for this goofy little cupcake
She is taking none of your sexist, entitled crap today.