It feels like the Charming family took on the role of the Hook Haters in the show this episode. What exactly were they accusing him of doing/lying about with regards to the message? Did they really think he could be working with Zelena to bring Emma back to Storybrooke? How does that make ANY sense when she obviously had her own plan to deal with Emma (Walsh). Instead of calmly discussing it like adults they had to assume the worst that Hook was double crossing them. I wonder if it will ever actually come out who sent the message? The only person at this point that can reveal it is Rumple and his remembrance of it is questionable as well.
After all of that I can totally see Hook “giving up” in a way. All of that progress he worked so hard to achieve with Emma was wiped away instantaneously despite him doing his best in a bad situation. Emma should be thanking her lucky stars Hook intercepted Henry while he was running away but of course that information was conveniently left out… It always felt like Henry wasn’t properly protected because Emma insisted on lying to him. Ugh I am so annoyed. I really don’t care about there not being TLK but this was such a huge unnecessary step backwards.
Agree with most of what you say here. I have to admit that is my biggest bug bear with the ep- the way Snowing just jumped down his throat when ALL Killy Ever said about getting the message was he “ASSUMED” it was them who sent it- It was CHARMING who said “Message by bird, does sound like you/something you’d do (while looking at Snow)”. So how was Hook “lying” ….. it’s times like these I wish I didnt LOVE Snowing- because all I wanna do is grab them & shake them….. hard! In the hope some logic or common sense will rattle loose & fall into a place where they can access & use it- for a change!
I actually am starting to like the idea of Hook actually honestly thinking about taking a real step back from Emma & having him tell her he doesnt know how to prove his love to her, because she is so willing to always believe the worst in him- even when he is trying to protect her, Henry & her family- that nothing he does is “good enough” for them, so he will make sure she is safe this last time & then he will be leaving (type thing). If she thinks/wants him, she will have to go find him, because he is done, he doesnt deserve to have his heart broken repeatedly trying to prove himself to her or them anymore, he’s not a ‘bad’ person anymore. It would certainly change the dynamics between them & force Emma & Snowing to ‘get a grip’ when they realise just how much they rely on him now & it would be awesome if Henry had a go at them all & stuck up for Killy, saying he as just trying to protect me- I wanted to run away! Cue guilty expressions & Emma seeking out Killy (I know only in my dreams, but it’d be nice if *something* like that went down).