If you haven’t seen the episode, get ready to cry Captain Swan fans. I called 5×3 the episode my heart died a little. It was weird, how she was trying to use Hook to get what she wanted and he was looking at her like she was the Dark One only. It seemed so uncharacteristic of his love for her. Hook would do anything for Emma, travel to the end of time for her, and I think their love should have been able to overcome the circumstances. As she pointed out, Belle loved Rumplestiltskin.
I think even if Hook wasn’t in love with Dark Emma, he wouldn’t be able to fight his feelings. I hate how he’s being stand offish, it kills my heart. How he said. “I loved you.” Past tense. Arrow to the heart. Ugh, lol.
I have speculations though. Where the fuck did August go? Does anyone know? There have been no mentions, and I am anxious to see him again! Maybe he could make a reappearance and romance the evil swan? I’m just grasping for straws here, who knows what could happen?