Kili and looking at Tauriel
Colin: Hook’s a friend.
JMO: Well…a special friend.
While y’all are debating hand vs. hook, Sav and I are just trying to figure out smart ass Henry is going to give it back to him
They keep throwing stuff at us and it keeps getting more intense! They kiss again? (obviously?) Hook gets his hand back?!?! How will we survive? Also I need someone to clean my dishes, give me flower and little hugs! Is that too much to ask for?! Also I kind of want to get off anon and talk to you cause you seem like such a cool, awesome person and I adore your blog so much! But I'm also a little shy so we'll see about that.
OH HUSH YOU JUST COME OFF ANON OK AND LET’S BE FRIENDS.
And I know. I am totally fangirl spiraling at all of the amazing stuff in store for Killian this fall. And Emma. And Snow. And Charming. And Rumbelle. And Henry. And Ruby and Granny. AND WHALE (prayer circle for Frankenwolf). And Frozen.
Basically, I’m just a big ball of squee over this new season and ain’t no one gonna break my stride, ain’t no one gonna bring me down.
EVERYTHING IS ONCE UPON A TIME AND NOTHING HURTS.
(except for the two months until the season premiere. fuck that noise.)
you're really awesome i just thought i should tell you okay bye
You’ll see that her fears and resistance to Hook in certain ways are based around what I can’t talk about.
HOOK IS GETTING HIS HAND BACK? ANN THIS IS NOT A DRILL
I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW AND AM EMOTION OK.
My thoughts are these:
(please read in Pushing Daisies voiceover guy voice)
This will be one of the final pieces of his redemption arc. Where he fully reclaims the Killian Jones side of him. This will not replace his Hook side, but will help him to finally be fully both. The swashbuckling hero. He will still cheat at dice and be sassy and badass and a bit ruthless when necessary, but he will also have fully let go of the darkness. He will know what side of things he’s on, and finally be at peace with the warring duality he’s lived with for the past three centuries. AND THIS IS A GOOD THING.
I think an important line Colin threw out at SDCC was that Hook wants to become a man WORTHY of Emma, which leads me to believe he does not see his current self as such. And his current self is more Hook than Killian. He’s always been a man who has striven to be a hero, circumstances just drowned that part of him out for a while. But I don’t think that voice ever went away, as evident through all the little self-depreciating quips we’ve heard him make.
Look, the Hook side of him is just as important as the Killian side. But let’s not romanticize the Hook side too much. It was a persona born of trauma and tragedy, one that created a protective (yet destructive) shell around an extremely hurt man. As much as it has helped him survive (and I’m quite thankful for that), it’s also isolated him. It’s kept him in this arrested development. And he deserves more. He deserves to grow and evolve.
Hand or not, he is the same man at his core. Nothing is changing so much as much as being revealed as the darkness lifts. He is a man capable of immense love, believes in honor, and is extremely loyal and passionate. Hook was all of these things too, just in a darker way. Hook or hand, this man will still be all sass and swagger, he’ll just also be anchored and happy.
I personally don’t need or want him to have to carry that badge of pain with him for the rest of his life. And to be frank, the writing’s on the wall for it to happen, regardless of what people want. They’ve shown it in Gold’s shop, and now this spoiler. My spidey sense says it’s just a matter of time.
(I also crave the moment he gets it back with all of my being. To see the look on his face, to see him touch Emma with both hands for the first time. To see her lace her fingers through his, letting the warmth of her hand seep into his own. To see him work to tamp it all down, to keep it cool, but fail. For him to finally feel the weight of 300 years of revenge and anger lift from his shoulders. I just. I need this more than air.)