"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
*reads latest spoiler* So, I know I’m in the extreme minority, but I don’t think it has to be Hook’s heart that Emma sacrifices to cast the dark curse. To cast it, one must sacrifice the heart of the thing she loves most. Then whose heart did she sacrifice? Henry’s heart. There is no way that Emma loves Hook more than her son. Just last episode Emma, cried over the dreamcatcher after Rumple said you always lose the ones you love most. The implication is that Emma was crying over losing her son after she used Violet to break Henry’s heart. Next, remember how Emma said everyone except Henry had failed her. Finally, just maybe Emma scarified Henry’s heart, but only if Henry willingly take out his own heart to give to his mother, believing that his mother would save him as she did previously in S1. After all, he has the heart of the truest believer and he knows that Snow and Charming share a heart. Emma sacrificing her son’s heart might be the darkest thing yet, and might be why she took away everyone’s memory. Yes, I’m fully prepared to eat my words.
I am actually with you on this one.
There’s no way they would have sacrifice Hook over Henry.