Fake movie meme: Coming home
requested by: medeaofcolchis : Mary McDonnell + Michelle Fairley + Helen Mirren + Lara Pulver + family drama
The McKinley sisters, Alice (McDonnell) and Wendy (Fairley), haven’t seen each other or their mother in decades. Alice left home when her parents wouldn’t accept her sexuality and Wendy was kicked out when she got pregnant at sixteen and wanted to keep it. But their mother’s death brings them both back to their family manor.
Things get heated rather quickly when Alice brings along Jane (Mirren), her wife and the woman who supported her when her family cut her out, and Wendy is accompanied by her illegitimate daughter Caroline (Pulver). The return to the family manor brings up bad memories and rekindles old arguments.
While Jane and Caroline actually bond, the two sisters seem to drift even further apart. With the ghost of their disapproving mother looming over them, will the last two remaining members of the McKinley family learn to overcome what their mother did to them and finally see eye to eye or will their relationship remain as broken as it was?
Once Upon A Time….
after a while i became convinced that the words were mocking me
I WAS PROMISED A BATTLE
*throws down gauntlet*
Edit: Went back. This is the best thing to happen to my dashboard ever.
Reblogging again because my followers need to see this. To be clear, rebog, go to your actual blog, then click the picture.
You want to kill me. Don’t let the poison do it. You should do it.
Once again, we’ve got Regina challenging someone to kill her. She does this with people quite a lot - she almost DARES them to end her life. And I don’t know whether it’s because she feels she deserves to die; or whether she’s counting on the “goodness” in others to not follow through on their murderous intent, or whether she hopes that they WILL kill her. But there’s something about her that feels compelled to push others to the brink in this way.
I thought it was interesting in the episode that Regina tells Tink she’s “not afraid” of anything. And that’s the crux of it, really, when she has a knife to her throat or an arrow at her neck - she appears unafraid of dying. But I have to wonder whether it’s really the opposite of that: Regina is afraid of living. She admits as much to Tink. But isn’t that tragic? That Regina was constantly told “love is weakness”; that she was demeaned and told about the “darkness” that “tasted” her; that she told Tink “I have no friends”.
Maybe it’s that Regina has been reduced to so very little that she feels there’s nothing worth living for. And even here, in Neverland, Regina is willing to let Tink kill her if it will help Henry. But therein lies the irony: even without a heart, Regina loves Henry so much that she will sacrifice anything an everything - even her own life.
Anyone who says that Regina is a bad mother needs to watch this scene and this sequence and ask themselves how someone can be so afraid of being happy, and yet offer up their only chance at it for the love of their son.