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And sorry to say this but Hook’s role on this show is not to be Emma’s boyfriend. It’s to be her true love and kindred spirit. He’s not simply a boyfriend and anybody that says as such is just bitter. He’s much more than that and
Wow. Okay. It seems I was mistaken. Sorry. His role is not to be her romantic partner…its to be her romantic partner. Wow, thanks for clarifying. Here i was thinking he should offer more to the show on his own, but i guess being a boyfriend/true love/ romantic partner is enough. Mhmm . And what? I’m bitter all because I think the character should be more interesting and have way more to do in the story because he is now one of the main cast?
Are you really content that Hook just floats around Emma’s character for the show? Is that all it takes to keep you invested? You were complaining that Hook doesn’t get enough screen time, were you not? So I’m bitter by saying that if he does get more it needs to be something interesting, relevant, and something that pushes the story forward?
He still exists bc he’s dating the main character of the show but it’s not why he exists in the first place.
Boom. I agree. Hook wasn’t centered around Emma at the start. He had a goal, a storyline (getting his revenge on Rump) and was being deliciously dark trying to achieve it. Now he just floats around whatever Emma is doing. Then he gets a centric episode, has some dialog scenes with other characters, and then goes back to Emma. Wash and repeat.
As far as Hook’s role on the show, it’s to be Emma’s kindred spirit.
Exactly as I’ve been saying… It should be more than that.
A lost boy much like her looking for a family and a place to call home
Oh there are huge similarities between them in this relationship. A (literal) lost boy….a lost girl….both sent away from their families…one a child of dark magic…the other a child of light magic…who found each other even though they were centuries apart, connected through fate and destiny, have a story and relevance that exists outside of one another and were original characters to the series…..Oh wait….
But i’m not here to turn this into a ship war. Just my view.
Hook suffers and owns up to his mistake and knows that redemption is a long winding road and it takes lots of work. Hence why he wears the rings on his finger as a reminder to himself about the things he’s done in the past and to be a better man. He still to this day even though he does view himself as a hero he still has a hard time forgiving himself for his past deeds even if the people around him have already forgiven him. That is how you do a correct redemption arc and I’m not sure how he’s never payed for the things he’s done. He’s literally died for it.
I totally disagree….. Hook giving a reason for his stylish accessories is good and all but come on…. Once again, Regina has had her redemption through entire seasons, having ups and downs, falling back into villainy, and out of it, and growing as character and striving to be different than who she was before, and is still doing that… It didn’t happen overnight. Its not just saying “Hey, I’ve changed now!” and moving on. There is a huge difference between Regina saying “I’m not that person anymore” and “It wasn’t me, it was a different version of me, called the EQ”.
Hook went from villain to “redeemed” when he turned his ship around at the end of season 2 and everything after that was basically the writers trying to tell us “hey, look, he’s not that bad of a guy!” Hook’s is the poorest redemption arc on the show because they aren’t even trying. Rumpel had a great redemption arc before they ruined his character. Regina still hasa good one because she isn’t giving up. Some Hook fans accept the bare minimum from him as a character. He was bad. Now he’s good. The end. I just don’t find it interesting. I don’t think Hook has changed all that much (and I cite season 3B again, where they all went back to the Enchanted Forest. See, Regina didn’t revert back to the Evil Queen and start terrorizing people. She stayed with her family and tried to help the issue they were facing. Hook up and abandoned everyone and went back to…being a pirate.. Oh, but hey at least he’s not sleeping around anymore because he loves Emma, so hes a good guy afterall, guys. He only did something heroic when he believed it would get him back to Emma. That’s the only thing driving his character).
. Emma is going through a crisis as a Savior and with all the Savior Mythology coming up that they have been teasing, and with her death sentence future dream with Gideon, Hook’s part has become important. Emma needs to believe she is the Savior and that she can do anything bc she is the product of true love! Regina has helped her realize this in the Wish Realm and Hook did it in Storybrooke as well. I don’t remember anyone complaining when Robin was Regina’s moral compass and helpful boyfriend. No one said he was a bad character.
Because she totally hasn’t had to believe in herself, ever? That’s not against Hook, that’s against the writers, Emma is constantly in a loop of saying “I cant do it, I don’t know who I am, I have walls!” and people (usually Hook, Regina, or Henry) having to constantly reassure her. I don’t like that at all, nothing to do with him, but that’s his role entirely when it comes to her. They literally need to just bring Rob Schnieder into this show so whenever Emma starts doubting herself he’ll be in the crowd like:
Anyway, I’ve summed up everything as best I could:
– I have no issue with hook solely because he is Hook. I loved Hook. I don’t like what he has become.
– My issues with Hook are because he isn’t very well written, the writers want us to accept everything he does as kosher, and he isn’t actually doing anything new.
– He is entirely nothing but the Pirate Mascot and a lot of major Hook fans are okay with this. I am not.
– In order for me to be happy with Hook, I just want the character to be fun again. Swooning over Emma is not fun. Flashbacks mean to show that he was really good all along, is not fun. Other characters liking him and talking to him won’t make me like him as a character.
I loved Hook’s episode with Ursula. I loved the Dark Hook thing. I even loved his Hades adventure with Arthur. I give hook props when props are due. But I’m just not here for the constant lap dog Hook who exists solely to be Emma’s mate/kindred spirit/true love/boyfriend/ whatever ya’ll want to call it.
I don’t see the issue with that.
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