That Snow/Hook scene killlllled meeeeeee.
It was such a great contrast between Hook’s dark, miserable, ashamed self and Snow’s light, bubbly, proud mama self. You could tell she is genuinely happy for both her daughter AND for Hook, a man who has worked so hard to become a better person. As she says, “I couldn’t be happier for you. For both of you,” and “I’m so happy it’s you.”
He’s hating himself and she’s loving him and accepting him and proud of him.
And like the EQ, that was all it took for him to change his mind, to want to stay.
Love and acceptance changes everything.