Love your post @Obisgirl & completely agree! His progression has been moving along nicely and based on the press release it really seems like 3×17 could…
not only fill in the gaps for the last year but really show how emotionally invested he is in Emma. It will be heartbreaking to watch earlier on I’m sure but I completely think it’ll be his version of What Happened to Frederick and it is likely in this episode that we’ll see what gave him the momentum to get to Emma and believe so strongly that they are TL, enough to try TLK to break her memory curse. Funny how that’s basically what Charming had to do with Snow after his version of that episode….
PR was SO MUCH BETTER than the promo voiceover which makes me want to throw something. Stop implying that he’s this ladies man in present day & making Emma seem unspecial. She is EVERYTHING to him. Whether he gave up the Jolly Roger willingly or not, it’s no longer his priority & it sounds like he’ll only be going back to it at all to help Ariel rescue Eric. It WAS his home, his everything and now it seems meaningless and he no longer cares. Why? He’s not that man anymore. He’s not the pirate he once was. He has been irrevocably changed by his love for Emma and that old life just isn’t good enough anymore which is what Emma will (hopefully this episode) come around to seeing about her life in NY. It was “good” ….when she didn’t know what her real life was. Yes her real life is MESSY and HEARTBREAKING and DANGEROUS but it’s real and now that she knows about that, NY will NEVER be the same for her, just like being back in the EF and with his crew isn’t the same for Hook now. CAN’T WAIT. (And now I’m having a major need to rewatch 1×13 before Sunday.)
So many good but subtle things lately that are building toward something amazing. Can’t wait to see it play out! Can it please be Sunday now??
Keeper of Hook's Trenchcoat.