Getting another Hook won’t be that simple. I don’t mind Hook, don’t care what happens to him either way, but it would be really off putting if they had a different actor especially when it comes to flashbacks. We have Hook already in flashbacks so it would look odd if he suddenly looked older in flashbacks set chronologically before he broke into Belle’s cell.
I’m not saying an older Hook, I mean another Hook. I want Hook on the show, even if it’s a different actor. Believe me, three episodes into his performance, nobody will care. I don’t want Hook gone if O’Donoghue can’t be there. That’s his problem.