he needs to rectify his mistakes

Can we just take a moment and appreciate Dean’s apparently intense love of potato salad in the WWE comics?

Here he is, grilling his perfect steaks (without a shirt, mind you, what are you doing) and he needs some potato salad to complete the meal:

Seth forgets the potato salad (a cardinal sin, even Roman knows this) and Dean reacts like a completely normal human being:

The steaks must be put on hold until this travesty is rectified. Seth’s offer to fix his mistake is rejected. Dean must complete this quest on his own.

Roman gets it:

Seth has to leave to take a mysterious phone call, so Roman is just going to chill and wait for that creamy potato salad, but Dean has other plans.

Did I mention they were grilling on top of a semi?

Cue intense driving to the grocery store:

Roman is pretty chill about this whole thing, proving he’s always got his boy’s back.

Unfortunately, we never get to see this legendary potato salad, but I imagine it complemented the perfect steaks perfectly.

Ok, judging from the last episode, I think we have all the evidence needed to show how much of a self-aware villain Killian really is. He remembered the fucking WEAPON (a tiny ass knife) that he killed his dad with. 

Hell, I sometimes can’t even remember what I ate for lunch yesterday, but this guy remembers his victims (ex. his rings from 5x08), details such as their name and when/where he killed them. Killian works to rectify his mistakes. He let his half brother punch him, because after his crime of orphaning Liam II, he said “he wasn’t going to hurt him”. He knows he’s done bad things and accepts full responsibility. 

Now, let’s compare that to the other villains on the show. When confronted with Marian in episode 4x01, Regina couldn’t remember her (a woman ordered to be KILLED), because “she was awfully vanilla”.

In episode 2x04, Rumple couldn’t even remember turning a butcher into a pig. Come on, a crime that ridiculous? Not even a sliver of memory of that? 

In my opinion, the most important step to redemption is confronting your past. Understanding and REMEMBERING your sins and knowing that you can atone for them, if you have the patience and remorse for them. 

From the way I see it, Killian’s redemption arc is the best developed from any other character.