What was the reception like for OQ and CS in the episode and do you believe both couples are where the show is heading?
It’s tough to say because the episode on the whole was a very Regina/Snow centric episode with only some hints of CS and a larger amount of OQ, so the reception was small because of the small amount of moments between the ships.
That being said there was a HUGE OQ moment at the end of the episode that was received with a lot of cheering. CS didn’t have any huge moments to cheer about, it was a lot more subtle. I think after Hook being cursed they are taking a step back with CS and saving it for the finale, where I can guarantee there are going to be some huge moments.
Overall the episode was about Regina, I would’ve been interested to watch the Hook-centric episode with that same group to see what their reactions were. The few people I talked with all enjoy Hook, I didn’t ask them about CS but judging from their feelings towards him I’m thinking they would be okay with him and Emma.
I truly believe both couples are going to end up together, everything till now has been leading up to them.