Hook’s future is looking pretty grim on Once Upon a Time. In the most recent episode of the ABC series, Hook took matters into his own hands to save Emma from Rumplestiltskin, but while Elsa helped Emma control her powers (and therefore she didn’t need to step into the room with the hat), Hook had to deal with Rumple. With one plan nixed, Rumple had to improvise a bit, and he’s going to use Hook to try to get what he couldn’t. Plus, he took one of the other ingredients he needs: the heart of someone who knew him before he was the Dark One. That means he can control Hook, and he had him go get the hat from inside the house.
Rumplestiltskin also vowed to kill Hook after he’s done using him in the latest Once Upon a Time, and Colin O’Donoghue told Entertainment Weekly that Hook believes he’s a dead man.
“Hook firmly believes that Rumplestiltskin is going to kill him. He has to do whatever Rumple tells him to, but he can’t help but already miss the idea of not having Emma. He’s desperate to try and figure out a way to survive, but for somebody who prides himself on being a survivor, this is the last grasp.”
Emma is going to have her hands full as it is, now that the Snow Queen released the Spell of Shattered Sight, and as you can see in the promo below for the next Once Upon a Time episode, “Fall,” airing November 30, Storybrooke is bracing for the Snow Queen’s spell. “By sundown, everyone in this town will start tearing each other apart,” Regina says. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the aftermath of this spell is going to be awful for Storybrooke.
Because of that, Jennifer Morrison explained that it might take her a bit of time to realize that there’s something not exactly right about Hook, especially since not having a heart doesn’t mean he doesn’t care for her. Just look at Regina and Henry and Robin.
“She senses something, but she doesn’t have time to figure out. …Hook doesn’t cease being Hook and doesn’t cease having the feelings that he has for Emma. He’s just blackmailed into a circumstance where Gold can, at any moment, control him. He hates having this secret from Emma and he doesn’t know what it means in the long run, what she would do if she found out this secret.”
Remember, Hook did try to tell Emma everything and left quite the voicemail for her before he headed off to try to save her, but Rumple stole her phone, so there is quite the long conversation those two are going to have to have at some point – if they ever get the chance on Once Upon a Time.
According to O’Donoghue, Rumplestiltskin is not going to waste any time before he uses the hold he has on Hook to make him do horrible things.
“He uses Hook as a hit man to get [other magical beings]. He really doesn’t want to have to do that, and it’s killing him to have to pretend to Emma that everything is okay. Hook does some things that he really doesn’t want to and wishes that he didn’t have to. He’s remorseful for that, but he has no choice.”
ABC News has also posted a deleted scene from “Smash the Mirror.” In it, Mary sat down with Elsa to get her point of view on the subject and ask if she ever tried to get rid of her magic like Emma. “That was never an option,” Elsa explained. “But growing up, I wanted that more than anything. Or at least I thought I did, I don’t know. Maybe that was just my parents talking.” While Elsa was the one who helped Emma get her powers under control and stopped her from giving them up, she admitted to Mary, “The terrible thing is if I was with her right now, I don’t know if I’d stop her or join her.”
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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