*cracks fingers* Let’s do this
Okay, gotta get the green elephant in the room out of the way first
1. Greenie - okay, remember how I said that there are lines that honestly make me want to throw up when I hear people say how funny it is? “Once you go green, you’ll never go queen”… if that was said by a male character, you know that NO ONE would claim that as hilarious. So why is it deemed “funny” when a female character does it? Rape is rape, regardless of gender.
Okay, I’m done. Let’s get to the good stuff
2. Flashbacks - that opening of the darkness creeping around Killian and him seeing all of his worst memories… that was so well done. And Colin screaming was so disturbing but it fit! And… okay, I get the Dark Ones want Hook to do their bidding but you know if I had the voice of my worst enemy in my mind, I’d go completely insane! Like, fuck doing evil shit, I’d just curl up in a ball and lose my mind!
Then there was the whole “ripping out Merlin’s heart”. Yes. That was a bad deed. Good thing they didn’t justify it! Wow, a heart ripping that was not justified in any way, shape or form… it was actually presented as a pure evil deed… incredible…
3. Hooked Crocodile - oh my beautiful FoeTP! Okay, I could not stop laughing when I first saw that scene of Dark Hook in Gold’s shop. Because… you all know my love for Rumple was on a slippery slope from season 4 so I’m gonna be honest… I liked seeing Hook throw everything back at him. Also… this…
Okay, who’s to bet that Colin actually tried the Rumple laugh? You know he had to have tried it! Because he is mugging so much, chewing so much scenery, it is just glorious!
4. The Fight - I. CALL. BULLSHIT! Hook is now a 300 something year old pirate WITH MAGIC and Rumplestiltskin, who has no magic, managed to disarm him. Oh, come on, writers, seriously?! That’s just bullshit! But… very good fight. I always love fight scenes on this show.
I don’t want to talk about the scene with him and Emma for the reason that no matter what I say, antis are going to tear my bloody head off.
Let’s just finish this off by saying - Colin O’Donoghue was definitely the stand out performer in this episode. He portrayed the anguish, the torment, the blatant fury and the insane Joker-like dark humour. He was fantastic.
But.. oh, Eduardo… you couldn’t have created a better Dark Hook outfit? i mean I love the sailor look but… I imagined a long red and black coat…