David Tennant on Rose Tyler | Doctor Who: The Companions
I wanna do this with my ceiling. I want all space-themed ceilings. Space themed ceilings make me want to cry.
I HATE when people compare Neal’s betrayal of Emma to the mutual betrayal that Emma and Hook dealt out to each other in the early days of their relationship.
Because Emma trusted Neal. Emma loved Neal. Emma was about to build a life with this guy and he threw it away on the word of a stranger. He, as someone who claimed to love her, owed her better than that.
Hook and Emma were not friends in the beginning. Emma screwed him over first, and so he retaliated, but the difference here is that neither Hook nor Emma owed each other jack shit at this point in the game. (And, uh, sidebar: he didn’t try to kill her, let’s let that argument die already, it’s been confirmed by numerous sources that he threw the swordfight, he was never going to kill her. And he left her in the cell, the same way she left him on the beanstalk. Tit for tat, it was the way of the game back then.) They were adversaries. That’s sort of what adversaries do? They were in each other’s way, though if Emma hadn’t betrayed him first, it would have gone down a whole lot differently.
The point is … they hadn’t made promises to each other, like, ~oh, let’s go to Tallahassee and have a home together~. They didn’t have to be nice to each other then, they didn’t owe each other a blessed thing at the point you people keep trying to beat like a dead fucking horse. Do you know how long ago Queen of Hearts was? Have you just completely ignored what’s happened between them since then? Jesus fucking Christ.
Do you honestly not understand the difference?
The only way for this to have any bearing or be any kind of comparison would be if Hook betrayed her now, now that he has her trust, now that she is ready to embark on a relationship with him.
But he hasn’t. He’s done nothing but be there for her from the moment he decided that she was more important to him than his revenge.
He has not betrayed her since he’s become her friend and more. He has not made her promises with no intention of keeping them. He has not hurt her in any way since he gave up his revenge. He’s done nothing but be a support, a friend, and one of the only people (alongside Henry), who believes in her unflinchingly.
So yeah. I’m sorry if I fail to see how this comparison sticks at all.
Don’t you even care about them? Or anyone in this town? Of course I care.