Usually when "Once Upon a Time" airs on Sunday nights, you just see #OnceUponaTime trending, but last night fans promoted a different cause: "Emma Deserves Better"
The March 27 episode, Season 5, Episode 15, "The Brothers Jones" focused on Killian/Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) and his brother Liam. At one point, Hook told Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) he wasn't sure he deserved her, or saving, and Liam told Emma she was to blame for everything, and wasn't good enough for Hook.
Well, all of that -- and more -- pushed several fans to band together and share their frustrations at Emma's storyline. They miss when her story wasn't all about Hook/any relationship, or they want her to be in a better relationship than Captain Swan. For some fans, that relationship is Swan Queen, with Regina (Lana Parrilla), even though you could certainly argue that Regina has hurt Emma as often as Hook.
"Emma Deserves Better" was already trending before things got meta and Regina told Emma that she's too good for Hook. But some Hook fans also defended him, using the same theme.
Here are just a few of the fan reactions:
When EMMA DESERVES BETTER trended worldwide yesterday and Regina Mills sealed the deal with this gem. pic.twitter.com/Vv9wrH4HIg— bemo ツ (@queenmillls) March 28, 2016
I want old Emma back— joanie lee (@rum_beo234) March 28, 2016
EMMA DESERVES BETTER.
"You're too good for Hook"— joanie lee (@rum_beo234) March 28, 2016
EMMA DESERVES BETTER. pic.twitter.com/e7iXdxHvid
@Lau__91 I think that Emma deserves better: she needs a proposal. and a wedding with Killian. and CS babies.— Hagit¹⚓ (@hagithequeen) March 28, 2016
EMMA DESERVES BETTER THAN CAPTAIN GUYLINER DBAG AND BEING PUSHED BY THE SHOW INTO A CRAPPY QUEST FOR A SHITTY, TOXIC RELATIONSHIP.— Hayley Heishman (@ninjaswen) March 28, 2016
"Emma deserves better" What's your definition of "better"? Regina? The one who tried to kill her and her family? HAHAHA YOU'RE PATHETIC— Keyla Blazz¹ (@Evil_Keyla) March 28, 2016
Youre all here saying emma deserves better, but I dont understand if she wasnt happy with killian she wouldve leave him..🤔— lina aoucheta (@algeriangurl_) March 28, 2016
"Emma deserves better."— ❦࿅ＭΛRIＮΞ L࿅❦ (@emmaswan_jones) March 28, 2016
CaptainSwan Shippers: pic.twitter.com/1HoVmsNY7c
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE TWEETS 'EMMA DESERVES BETTER' DOES NOT MEAN THEY WANT SWAN QUEEN AS CANON, IT MEANS THEY WANT BETTER FOR EMMA.— ✨B e c k y✨ (@rmckaysmith) March 28, 2016
emma deserves better.. better fans. if you truly cared for her, you would support her and her's decisions https://t.co/3SvA3FXLDE— series vines (@vineofserie) March 28, 2016
At least fans are still passionate about the show, and the characters, five seasons later. Twitter has become a rallying point for frustrated viewers, with #_____DeservesBetter now showing up pretty frequently, especially after Lexa's shocker on "The 100."
Do you agree that Emma deserves "better" on "Once"? If so, what would that look like to you?
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