So I wanted to say something. In the other thread some people said that we disregard Neal’s actions to mean that Emma can’t trust Neal(she can’t) but regardless they then say that Emma can’t trust Hook. For example he left her to rot in the cell.
It’s interesting because they’re disregarding this scene big time and a really key thing. Cora was there. The entire time Hook was talking to Emma, Cora was watching them. Cora already told Hook that he was dispensable and if he would betray her again she would kill him. Why would Hook risk guaranteed suicide and if he let Emma and the gang go there’s not guarantee they wouldn’t have gotten out of there alive. There’s a reason even Rumple and Regina feared Cora.
So if Hook assisted Emma and co escape he would have died. No doubt in my mind, Cora would have killed him. Hook’s smarter than this and he hasn’t even gotten a chance to even see Rumple again. He’s not gonna risk what would INDEED be suicide for him. She would have killed him.
Now as for Emma trusting Hook. By the finale she’s well on her way. It’s why they purposefully when all were looking at Hook’s ship returning the camera zoomed in on Emma. It was a moment of realization for her. That she can trust him which is why Emma gives him the bean that he gave to her. Why did she do that? She could have thrown it into the sea? It’s because she’s starting to trust Hook and let him in because she’s now witnessed that he won’t abandon her like everyone else has.