I feel so angry & sad at the same time, the new bts pics are C$ kissing AGAIN! I thought this new season they would break up for good but nope, they're still together and worse, they're kissing all the time again. When we will see SQ? I was positive in the past but now? I'm not so sure It will ever happen. It seems the writers really want to keep C$ until the end :(
I know it’s become a triggering sight for many - rightfully so, I get it - but we knew he was still going to be around this season, so this isn’t exactly a surprise. We also don’t have any context, you can’t draw any conclusions about the meaning yet. I mean, how many times have her kisses been shown to be a distraction so she doesn’t have to talk about something? Plus, the other spoilers showed her leaving town? They were going to explore what being drama-free would do to their relationship, but maybe Netflix and chill wasn’t quite as appealing as it should have been?
Kisses on tv, real romantic moments between characters, that’s something they make you wait for. This is overindulgence. They kiss so often - for tv standards - that it has the opposite effect on people. They know the way to get people emotionally invested is to make them long for it more.
I was watching the deleted scenes and they confirmed once again that the symbolism behind his hook is important. She put on his hook and said “There is the man I missed.” He is her hook, her addiction. Her lesson is about letting go.
He was introduced under a pile of dead bodies, which may have marked him as a survivor, but also as someone who cheated death. Someone with numbered days.
Then there is the fact that he already died twice…
So following the fairy tale rule of three, the next time should be the last and final time. He was probably sent back to teach Emma how to mourn - like Charming said, she has to learn like normal people - and to let go without being pressured by outside forces to hurry up the process. She’s not going to be able to do it right away, otherwise it wouldn’t have been so hard the first times around. He’s probably connected to many of her issues.
Then there is the fact that Hook and Hood were always connected to Emma and Regina. The blonde thief, the dark villain. Never forget the “People who are right for you, people who are wrong for you and people you just choose.” We’re still on the wrong person for Emma. Since Hood was to Regina what Hook is to Emma - structurally speaking. Both Emma and Regina didn’t refer to their current partners when talking to Henry about love, so that tells us we’re still on that path.
We know what happened to Hood. Hook appeared earlier in the story, which is why he’s still around. Their relationships started around the same time and I think it’ll be revealed that they also ended/were transformed around the same time with Hook’s return from the Underworld at the same time as Robin’s death and funeral.
Again, structurally speaking, Emma and Regina as a romantic pairing should be set up more obviously this season, but I only expect it to be really obvious by the end of this season or the beginning of the next.