Hook’s stupidly pretty face in 3x17
ouat!verse + true love’s kiss
Emma Swan acting like a self-conscious middle-schooler.
She actually turns around to see if anybody is watching. She is about to get all up in his leather and he knows it and that’s why he steps forward. That’s why he flirts with her so hard here. This is a 300+ year old hot as hell pirate who knows when a woman is interested and Emma Swan is clearly interested. And he calls her out on it with the “if you wanted to get close to me” line. I think she’s a bit embarrassed by her own enthusiasm in this scene and that’s why she deflects with the “Of course you would make this about you” line. And Hook’s pretty much thinking, “No, you made this about me Swan.”
But he knows she isn’t comfortable flirting with him - and he also knows she wants him, so he stays close to her and takes a different approach - telling her how amazing and magical and special she is. Because he knows her too well. He knows what she needs. Open Book. And what happens next - she embraces her magic and soon we will see her trying to use MAGIC to flirt with him!!!
Hook lets Emma think she is in command - he leaves the choice up to Emma, it’s always her choice. But let’s be honest - Hook is steering this ‘ship’.
It’s not a coincidence that Emma accepting her magic comes with her accepting her feelings for him, it’s very linked - her magic is made of true love and well, he is her true love, so it’s not a surprise. And, she’s accepting who she is, magic, and that also means she is accepting her love for him, and he’s someone who helps her accept the person she is, with her magic and her flaws.
I don’t know about the hand, bu there’s a lot of focus around his hook and his hand and Emma’s magic lately, I do think he will have it in a near future, then, I’m still torn between having Rumple doing it or Emma. I think it would be a great thing for Rumple to do it
It’s always been my hope that Rumple would reattach the hand or not have it done at all - mostly because Rumple and Hook are my two favorite characters on this show and I would love to see their story arc resolved.
Also, I really like the idea of Emma accepting Hook, one hand and all, and not sending the message that he needs to be fixed. But the truth is - if Killian had the choice I’m sure he would love to get his hand back. And I think he would prefer Emma over Rumple to be the one to do it.
But yes, there has been an increasing focus in 3b on the hook/his false hand AND on his good hand. Especially in situations with Emma. I think I feel a meta coming on…
Belle’s gaze, a moment per episode.
"They will never love me."