Killian don’t-do-the-thing Jones is my favorite.
I think sometimes he just feels like a charming family babysitter trying to keep everyone alive when they are absolutely determined to get themselves killed.
Ok but how much more beautiful is it now that Killian has always called Emma “Swan”? He didn’t even know it, but he always called her by the name she chose for herself, the name that represents her strength and beauty and growth. And he’s the one who always saw that about her, even behind the walls she put up. This ship just keeps getting more beautiful.
E m m a, when we met, there was just one thing that mattered to me: getting my revenge. And you did something that no one else ever could. You showed me that a heart full of love was the most precious treasure of all. One that I don’t intend to lose. They say that a captain’s heart belongs to his ship. With this ring, it now belongs to you.
K i l l i a n, I spent so much of my life on my own. And then Henry found me and brought me to Storybrooke and helped me find the rest of my family. But just because you learn that you come from true love doesn’t mean you believe that you will ever find it. But thanks to you, now I have.
This kiss on the hand will never, ever, ever stop making my heart hurt.
Because Killian is always so steadfast, especially when Emma needs him to be, and he just made her promise to move on without him because that’s the way it has to be– he is holding his resolve because he knows if he wavers, there’s no way she’ll leave him there, and he’s resigned himself to sending her back to the world when he can’t follow, even though almost everything he’s done for the past couple of years has been to follow her to the ends of the earth so she’s not alone.
He’s gone through that whole horrible scene and stayed composed.
And then at the very last second, when he realizes he’s about to lose sight of her and has to let go, he just panics. We rarely see Killian desperate; usually he’s just resigned to awful things happening and even feels like he deserves it.
But in this moment, he kisses her hand because it’s all he can reach, because he needs to keep touching her as long as he can with this franticness, like he’s ready to fall on his knees and beg the universe No no no no, please please don’t take her from me I’ll do anything, which just destroys me because it’s easy to forget that before they found each other, he was just as lonely, lost and heartsick as she was.
And he was trying so hard to stay strong for her and just crumbled in that last moment because I don’t think anything in his life ever broke his heart this much.