"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
My headcannon: Killy spends some time ‘regressing’ after finding the JR…doing piratey stuff and whatnot – nothing too bad, just yer basic piratey things.
Before he left, he tells Snow, “I’ve always been a pirate, my lady.” I could totally see him dealing with his pain by going back to the life he once had. It’s what people do when their lives suck. Find something familiar and comfortable and live in that for awhile. I wouldn’t fault him for it.
Around this time he meets up with Neal (I don’t know how, details, details) and he gets involved in whatever’s going on with Neal and Belle and at some point CaptainFire kiss, make up and hatch the plan for Hook to get Emma and bring her back to SB to help break the new curse/save Rumple.
I don’t think he’s trying to betray Neal or anyone else and I don’t think he’s hiding anything about Neal with malicious/selfish intent. I can definitely see both Hook & Neal agreeing it’s best to not burden Emma with stuff she can’t do anything about or doesn’t directly affect her or Henry.
Exactly. They both realize that they are a distraction. There is an evil witch with a curse! Forget this love triangle nonsense and *save the town!*