Thanks for answering Eala, but how do you explain Hook’s sulkiness when Emma told BOTH him and Neal that the person she would choose is Henry.
Lol, personally, I didn’t read that as sulkiness. I don’t know what my shipmates would say (thoughts anyone?) but to me it looked as though Killian was kicking himself. He was annoyed at himself for nearly having lost their chance to catch the shadow, just like Neal was. Neal was very contrite (points to him for that) but Killian isn’t a man who allows himself to be vulnerable around just anybody (the cave scene was an anomaly) so there is no way he would apologise in front of Neal and allow himself to be vulnerable that way. The only person Killian allows himself to be vulnerable with is Emma. He’s flawed yes, he’s human.
This is not a man prone to sulkiness. This is a man, who, just like Emma, tamps down on his feelings. And he KNOWS she would choose Henry, she had just told him so – “The only thing I have to choose, is the best way to get my son back”. That’s pretty clear to me.
I agree Hook was right when he said Emma had to choose (It wouldn’t be fair for either man to be strung along)yet it did seem like he assumed Emma would end up picking him over Neal especially when he uses phrases like “When I win” and “I will win”
One of the big themes of this season is belief. And Killian? Believes in their love. He knows his feelings aren’t one sided. He knows. He truly believes that Emma will pick him. It’s only a matter of her moving past Neal, and letting down her walls. It’s not about taking away her choice in the slightest. But he doesn’t doubt their love, and that, to me, is a HUGE Snowing shout-out.
Also Hook’s behaviour towards Neal was very offish considering Hook is supposed to “care” for Neal. It seemed like Hook was constantly trying to assert his dominance over Neal and prove to Emma that he was the “better man” but not in the good way. It’s like Hook was trying to prove his manliness to Emma.
Lol, to be honest, both Killian AND Neal acted ridiculously in that episode. Neal cares for Killian too, I thought that it was pretty obvious that they both care for each other – their was affectionate banter there IMO. But I have a feeling that lighter scene was A+E trying to show how ridiculous the “love triangle” is.
And IMO Killian doesn’t NEED to prove his manliness to Emma. He’s more than man enough, I think all of his past actions, both good and bad, have shown that.
Killian doesn’t need to prove to Emma that he is “the better man”. All he needs to prove to Emma is that he will put her happiness above all else. Which is what he’s been doing, consistently, throughout season 3.
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