aww thankyou anon! ♥ ♥
Matt Smith - Fan Expo Canada (x)
Requested by Anonymous
Whenever anyone asks me why I thought Neal wasn’t good enough for Emma and why I hated how he treated her and how it hurt my heart every time I saw her regress into that hurt 17 year old girl every time he rode roughshod over her opinions and feelings and justified anger, this is what I will show them.
Just looking at this makes me want to hug Emma and punch Neal, because GRRRRRRRRRRR.
I’ll forever be bitter that Neal is now canonized as a hero, without acknowledging that he took advantage of Emma’s innocence and caused long-term damage, and that he chose to do all that to a 17 year old girl who had nothing and no one in the world. That he and August—two grown men in their mid-twenties, made decisions for a teenage girl, and decided that abandoning her, and sending her to jail was the best thing for her. That even after all these years, he still had the gall to tell her that “he had no choice”. He very much had a choice. He could have stayed, taken her to Storybrooke, and helped her break the Curse. Just like Henry, and later, Hook, did. He took the coward’s way out instead, because his hatred for his father outweighed his concern for Emma.
Neal was the reason Emma gave birth to Henry chained to a hospital bed. He was the reason she put Henry up for adoption. He broke her spirit and her trust, and Emma is only now beginning to come out of the emotional and psychological prison she was in for thirteen years. He threw Emma under the bus to start a relationship with his son. He didn’t know he had a son because he abandoned his son’s mother, sent her to jail, and never bothered to check on her—not even to make sure she got out of prison and found her feet.
He was nothing but a misogynistic d-bag masquerading as a nice-guy. He was the kind of “nice guy” who put a woman down in front of their son saying he did not believe in her talents. He was the kind of “nice guy” who accused his ex-of 12 years ago of being jealous, and then started pursuing her a day after she was proved right in her instincts. He was the kind of “nice guy” who used 3 year olds as bait for evil Shadow creatures. He was the kind of “nice guy” who kept pursuing a woman minutes after she’d told him that he’d caused her so much pain that she wished he was dead. He was the kind of “nice guy” who gave ultimatums to a girl that she either had to go on a date with him as a certain time, or they would be done forever (yet again). He was the kind of “nice guy” who was selfish enough to resurrect his dead father for his own sake, despite being warned of dangerous consequences.
As far as I am concerned, his redemptive moment was in choosing to send the memory potion and message to Hook to go and find Emma. His ultimate death was a brave acceptance of the consequences of his selfish and risky choices. But these hardly qualify him for sainthood. Nobody names their kid after the baby-daddy of their other child—after the man who had abandoned their daughter, and caused her so much heart-break and pain. It was Emma’s choice on how she would choose to remember him. Her parents should not have had anything to do with that—they barely spoke two words to the guy!
And poor Graham, who spent more than 30 decades as Regina’s sex slave, and risked his life and liberty for Snow and Charming’s sake, and was ultimately murdered by Regina when he chose to break away from her influence, is never acknowledged by any of the characters in the Show. Snow and Charming’s son will forever be baby Snoflake to me.
Happy 28th Birthday, Lea Michele Sarfati (August 29, 1986)
“Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. There’s something sad about that, but also something good, because I will take that blank canvas and make something beautiful out of it.”
He made me a better person. I’ve learned so much from him, as you do when you come together with another person. You both make each other better. You both learn about the best of each other, and recognize the things where you’re failing, or where you need to step up. When it’s a great partnership, you really are patient with each other.
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