The Knave is not necessarily getting in the way of the romance, but just getting in the way of things in general. He’s a thief, and obviously Emma’s a sheriff. Hook’s in love with Emma, and so with all of that involvement, I’m just an annoyance. I’m keeping her in a job.
(i’m sorry i can’t hear you over the sound of my scarlet captain swan brot3/ot3 screaming)