Once Upon a Time: Colin O'Donoghue Teases Hook and Emma's Happy Ending

There are plenty of heartfelt love stories on Once Upon a Time, but none of them quite compare to that of Captain Hook and Emma Swan. They may be in a predicament at the moment, but not even Gideon can come between true love. While the future of the show is still uncertain, we have hope that these two will find their way back to each other in the end. POPSUGAR had the opportunity to talk with Colin O'Donoghue, who was promoting his new film Carrie Pilby, and he reflected on how far his fan-favorite character has come over the years, what it’s like working with Jennifer Morrison, and what he thinks Hook’s happy ending might look like.

POPSUGAR: Hook has changed a lot over the past few seasons. What do you think is his most admirable quality?
Colin O'Donoghue: I mean, he’s a different character now. It’s probably that he’s redeemed himself and is trying to be the best person that he can be, which is a difficult thing to do, to overcome those demons for the better of not just himself, but for the better of the woman he loves and her family. However, I did love playing the villainous Hook. It’s always fun to get to play the bad guy.

PS: Hook and Emma are definitely one of the most beloved romances on the show. What is the best part about working with Jennifer Morrison?
CO: I’m lucky that Jen and I have got a fantastic relationship. We get on so well and it makes it easy to translate that into the characters. Jen is friendly with my family and my wife and all of that is very important. Sometimes when you come onto a show, you don’t know if that’s going to work or if the chemistry is going to be there, and we just have a laugh. That’s the most important thing is to enjoy what you do. We’re at ease working with each other, because if you have tension with someone, that translates on screen. Luckily, on Once Upon a Time, we get along so well, so it works.

PS: I know the show hasn’t been renewed for another season yet, but what do you think Hook’s happily ever after would look like?
CO: Hook’s happily ever after would just be getting an evening or night where both he and Emma can sit down and maybe have dinner or watch TV or have a glass of wine, because in Storybrooke, they literally never get a chance to do anything. As soon as anything slows down, you guarantee Grumpy is going to come running around the corner saying that some sort of curse is coming or there’s a giant snowman attacking the town. I think his happily ever after would just be a week’s worth of peace and quiet where they can be normal people. Maybe we’ll get to see that in the second half! That would be good.

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CS 6x14 / Snowing 3x07

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These scenes were so much alike! And I’m glad CS parallel to Snowing also in this because it shows that someone could make a mistake in any time of the relationship, even when it’s based on TL and a healthy foundations of trust.

CS scene didn’t end with a hug like Snowing’s, but at the end of the day we will get that reconciliation hug even if it means we have to wait for it a week or two,  

OUAT 6.15 A Wondrous Place - Press Release

REGINA AND SNOW TEND TO EMMA’S BROKEN HEART  WHILE HOOK SCRAMBLES TO FIND HIS WAY BACK TO STORYBROOKE,  AND JASMINE TEAMS UP WITH ARIEL AS THE SEARCH FOR AGRABAH CONTINUES, ON ABC’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’

JoAnna Garcia Swisher Returns as Ariel
 Karen David Returns as Princess Jasmine

“A Wondrous Place” – When Hook finds himself trapped in another realm along with the Nautilus and her crew, he races to return to Emma before Gideon can execute the rest of his plan. In Storybrooke, Regina and Snow take Emma out to get her mind off Hook’s disappearance. And in a flashback to Agrabah, Jasmine befriends Ariel, and together they set out to locate Prince Eric as the threat from Jafar intensifies, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 2 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. 

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Ariel, Karen David as Princess Jasmine, Deniz Akdeniz as Aladdin, Oded Fehr as Jafar, Giles Matthey as Gideon, Faran Tahir as Captain Nemo, Gil McKinney as Prince Eric, Cedric De Souza as the Sultan, Nick Eversman as Liam, Zahf Paroo as Prince Achmed, Thomas Cadrot as Bartender, Shaun Omaid as Street Vendor and Jesse Stretch as Head Viking.

“A Wondrous Place” was written by Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz and directed by Steve Pearlman.