love how Kitsis worded his response to this Question
TVLINE | Of course, some are choosing to see this as your endorsement of the Emma/Hook ‘ship as canon…. We look at it as: In Emma, you have a character very similar to Regina. These are two characters with walls up, and the only one who got beneath them was Henry. So it’s about their pursuit of allowing love to come in again. They’re both very scarred by it and frightened of it, so for us it’s about watching Emma make a natural evolution to when she does decide to act upon it.
Pretty much what most of us have been saying all along 😉