Unlucky In Love: Our Advice for Emma Swan

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Our favorite TV characters are amazing in so many ways. Great hair, beautiful clothes, even mystical powers. Unfortunately, sometimes not even magic spells success when it comes to love.

Here at TV Fanatic we're doing our best to pinpoint those characters whose love lives seem particularly unlucky and take them under our wing. We've already doled out our sage advice to Olivia Pope of Scandal, Tony DiNozzo of NCIS and Dr. Temperance Brennan of Bones.

Now it's time to wave our magical wand over Emma Swan of Once Upon a Time

Emma Is Stunning

Dear Emma,
What can we say? Has anyone ever been more unlucky than you when it comes to love? After being abandoned by your parents in an enchanted tree trunk, things didn't get much better for you.

Your first love, Neal left you. Yes, August had convinced him he was doing the right thing. That ditching you would help fulfill some magical prophecy but did desitny really require you to be alone, pregnant, and in prison?

When it comes to curses, you need look no farther than your own love life. The moment Sheriff Graham had eyes for you Regina crushed his heart to dust…literally,

Things with August looked interesting but then he left. When he finally returned he was more wood than man and then the Blue Fairy turned him back into a little boy.  Tough break.

The appearance of Captain Hook looked hopeful, until you ditched him on top of a bean stalk with a giant. Not the best way to build trust.

When you and Neal finally crossed paths again he found out you shared an 11 year old son. And you found out Neal had a secretly evil fiancee. Sigh.

When Shakespeare wrote, "the course of true love never did run smooth" I doubt even he could have imagined a love life such as yours. Cursed is truly the only word we can come up with to accurately describe it.  Perhaps you should talk to Rumpelstiltskin or that Blue Fairy about a cleansing spell before you try your hand at love again.

That said, this isn't the time to give up. Although Neal was sucked through an otherworldly portal after declaring his love for you, all hope is not lost. And if that doesn't work out don't forget about that pirate, Hook. There seems to be a heart hidden under that swagger…and a hotness even magic can't hide.

Do not despair dear Emma. Once Upon a Time season 3 is on its way and with a new season comes the opportunity to change your luck in love.

Dear readers: who would YOU pick to win Emma's heart?

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@katy1986 Since you asked, do you remember when Regina gave the nurse a rose for Valentine's Day in Skin Deep? Or how Emma spilled hot cocoa all over herself because she was too busy staring at Regina's assets as she left the diner in the Cinderella episode? There is plenty of stuff in canon to support it if you look or are open to it, not to mention they almost kissed in episode 5. As for Graham regaining his memories, you'll notice that the curse didn't fully break when he kissed her--only on his end, which indicates the True Love feelings were only coming from him. When Emma kissed Henry on the other hand, both of them felt True Love so the entire curse was able to break.
Regina Mills belongs on this poll. End of story.


Is everyone forgetting that when Graham and Emma kissed he remembered everything... True loves kiss is the only magic powerful enough to break any curse... I think Graham is her match. Neal his a wimp who let Pinocchio tell him what to do... Hook is cute and they have an attraction but the match is just wrong... Regina???? where are people getting these things? When and what episode has there even been a hint that Regina or Emma are Homosexual??? You don't just become gay over night!!!!! I have nothing against gay people my best friends gay but seriously????


Regina Mills, why else *duh*


Regina. Oh you want a longer comment? It's 2013. Stop with the heteronormativity and think outside the box!


Regina Mills. End of.


Regina Mills of course!


Regina Mills. All the way.


Regina Mills of course! Swan Queen is for eternity.


Regina. Mills.


Regina :p

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Once Upon a Time Season 2 Episode 22 Quotes

They didn't kill my son. I did. I brought magic to this world to find Bae and now he's dead. Magic always has a price and this is it but I'm prepared to die.

Mr. Gold

Lucky? I'm a prisoner of pirates in a world cursed by magic.