Don’t mind me, just trollin’ my future father in law
I know it’s frustrating to watch - and it does feel like a rehash of the same storyline from “The Jolly Roger”.
Because it is.
And there are several reasons why this is necessary:
1. Hook got himself into this mess.
He shouldn’t have tried to blackmail Rumple. And while I don’t think it’s his job to fix Rumbelle’s marriage, I wonder if Charming, Snow or Emma would have kept quiet if they were aware that Rumple still has control of the dagger (not just for Belle’s sake but for the safety of everyone else). Hook kept quiet about it, not because it’s none of his business, but so he could use it to his advantage. Despite how reformed he believes himself to be he still has some pirate left in him and that is the point of this story arc - Hook needs to figure out who he really is - who he wants to be, and commit to it,
2. Hook has a chance to do the right thing this time.
And I do believe he will. For the sake of tension they didn’t have him tell Emma by at the end of the episode, but I don’t think he will let this go for long. This is a chance for him to “correct” the mistakes he made with Ariel/WWOW. It’s a do-over for him and I think that he will show that he’s changed.
3. The confict between Rumple and Hook was never truly resolved.
Three centuries of hatred and vengeance were put aside to save Henry. But it’s unrealistic that they would have truly “buried the hatchet”. They are both trying to live a reformed life in Storybrooke so they can’t just outright kill each other like they probably want to; they’ve got to deal with one another - truly resolve this conflict. They are never going to be friends, but just maybe after this whole thing doesn’t play out well for either of them they will learn their lesson and stop trying to screw each other over (even if just for sake of saving their relationships with Belle and Emma).
4. Rumple and Hook’s stories have been intertwined from the beginning - having their redemption arcs intertwined makes sense.
Rumple has to continue his character development too. You can’t cheat your way to a happy ending. Trying to kill of magical people to fill up a hat that will allow him to get rid of his curse but keep all of his powers … that just isn’t going to go well. Happy endings, especially for villains, need to be fought for. And change is a commitment - not a one time decision. Rumple and Hook are going to be learning this lesson in parallel.
Maybe I’m biased because they are my two favorite characters on the show, but I’m totally here for this story line!
5. Captain Swan is endgame.
This has been clear for a very long time now. They are a True Love couple but the writers aren’t going to give that to us right away. That would be boring. So just like Snowing the writers have to continually put them through hell to keep it interesting. This couple is all about angst. Expect it to continue. Enjoy it. It’s two steps forward one step back with Hook and Emma - but the trend is that they are moving forward. Don’t worry. Really.
Thanks for asking!!!! I hope this made you feel better. Honestly it’s all going to be alright. It will probably hurt like hell, but it’s going to be amazing.
Spoiler: Colin has said that Hook can’t/won’t/doesn’t want to keep secrets from Emma. No worries!
#i’d like to thank the OUAT lighting department for this scene
Here, have a close up. *throws confetti* Here, have two. *throws more confetti*
No my good sir…Thank you!
The Apprentice + Together
I did a lot of doodles in class today so you can expect a couple redone or fixed up.
haha not exact but hey!
funny how easily emma’s magic works when hook’s life is in danger