"I am so ready for Jen’s episode to air and be done with so Colin can stop getting inundated with CS questions." Lol at you thinking that when the episode finishes airing he will stop being asked about cs. If the episode ends on a cliffhanger regarding cs he will not stop being asked about it. He will be asked all the time because guess what cs is a core part of the role he has played and that's not gonna go away. You obviously don't get the cs fandom if u think those questions will go away.
The question will stop regarding cs once their reunited and happy again. Until then Colin will just keep getting cs questions because guess what that is a massive core part of the role he is. It’s his connection to upcoming storyline him being Henrys step dad. So you are kidding yourself if you think those questions are just gonna stop or disappear after Emma’s episode. Because fans want to see them reunite. So questions won’t stop we will ask until they’re reunited.
You, uh, do know that I am part of the CS fandom, right?
So, I’ve been involved with the Captain Swan fandom for almost two years now, and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s full of diverse people and opinions. We’re not a monolith, you know? We just all love Captain Swan. Some people are awesome, others leave angry and vaguely insulting anons in other’s ask boxes. You win some, you lose some.
But enough about that.
So here’s the thing: Colin O’Donoghue is an actor. I believe he’s a pretty talented one, and he loved playing the very different aspects of Hook. One of the amazing things about this show is that the cast really gets to stretch their acting chops and play different sides to their character. Colin has gotten to play Villain!Hook, Lieutenant Jones, Deckhand Hook, Dark One Hook, Boozer Hook, and Killian Jones.
Killian Jones, lover and cheerleader of Emma Swan, is just one aspect of who he is. It’s a big part of the character, as has been for four years. But, honestly, as an actor, I can’t imagine how frustrating it is to have a large subset of fans only see your character as half of a ship. Especially, since the other half of the ship has left the show.
Jen is gone. There is literally nothing Colin can do about that. Jen made it seem pretty clear that she was only coming back for one episode. One. After 7x02, as far as we are concerned, she’s gone. Maybe they’ll wrap up her character in a pleasing way. Maybe not.
But that’s not the point. I want the questions about CS and Jen to disappear because Colin and Hook are more than just a ship. Colin seems pretty excited about the season, and what it means for him and his character going forward. Honestly, it feels pretty insulting to him as a professional to keep dwelling on the past. Especially since he’s been pretty insistent on they are still happy and True Love.
(Also, I feel like it’s worth pointing out that Emma isn’t Henry’s only connection to Hook. Henry is the son of Baelfire and grandson of Milah, two other people who were very important in Killian’s life. Hook being Henry’s step-dad is an important role, and I can’t wait to see it explored more, but let’s not devalue those other connections.)