After Emma finds and rescues Henry, which of her two suitors should she choose?
Should it be Neal_Bae, the father of her child, the past (and present?) love of her life, and the man who deserted her, though it wasn’t really his fault? On the plus side, the Emma-Neal pairing, uniting the families of the Charmings and the Dark One, feels like destiny. On the minus side, Neal is boring.
Or should it be the witty, handsome Hook, who turned out to have a respectable background for a pirate? On the plus side, the Emma-Hook pairing sizzles with great chemistry. On the minus side, the pairing would prevent Henry from having the chance to live in a household with both of his parents. Also, Hook is a pirate.
If you like LOST analogies, I think Captain Swan (Hook and Emma) is like Skate (Sawyer and Kate) — each has a bad boy and a former criminal in a match that lights up the screen — while Swanfire (Neal and Emma) is like Jate (Jack and Kate) — a safer, more traditional match that brings out the more domestic sides of the characters while redeeming them from their troubled past.
Cast members and producers from both Once Upon a Time and the new spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, will be holding panel discussions and press interviews on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Specific times and locations haven’t been announced yet, so stay tuned.