It does. But also, Milah did run away from Rumpel first, you know what I mean? She came to him.
Jen knows what’s up. [x]
Morrison: Neal and Hook are always a challenge for Emma because they’re both important in her life for very different reasons. No matter what, Neal is always going to be the father of her child. That’s always going to be a big deal. Hook is the first person who hasn’t let her down. Even though he’s done some bad things in his past, he’s never done anything bad to Emma. He’s always been good to her and shown up for her. That’s been her biggest issue with how many times she’s been abandoned and left behind, and Hook shows up for her. It is confusing and challenging for all of them because Neal and Hook like each other. They spent a lot of time in Neverland together. They respect each other. It’s not a catty love triangle. It’s three people who really respect each other. It makes it more heartbreaking to try to figure out what the right decision would be.
TV Guide: Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison Teases Emma’s New Predicament [x]
One of my favorite things about 3x12: Hook proving just how much he knows and understands Emma.
Since I learned that they were doing memory loss, I was worried about how they could convince me that Emma would believe someone like Hook - a strange man in strange clothes spewing out strange words - enough to take that potion. But they did it. Hook did it, and I’m not even sure anyone else would have been able to pull it off.
"Try using your superpower. Yeah, I know about that. Use it, see that I’m telling the truth."
Not only did he wholeheartedly believe that her “superpower” was real - that she had the ability to read the sincerity in people, but he also understood that she prided herself in that ability, and that a challenge like that would resonate with her. After all, that’s what he’s good at: challenging her.
"I know you, Swan. You sense something’s off."
"As much as you deny it, deep down you know something’s wrong. Deep down you know I’m right."
He knew she was a critical thinker - that she wouldn’t discount something, no matter how crazy it sounded, if there was even a hint of logic in it. That she wouldn’t rest in ignorance, no matter how comfortable she was, if she could trade it for the truth.
"Trust your gut, Swan. It will tell you what to do."
He knew, just from the look in her eyes, the strain in her voice and the fact that she - who doesn’t suffer fools - was giving him time of day, that she already believed him. He knew she believed him, because he knew he had said the right words.
Because he knew her.
It’s on like Donkey Kong. I will likely be posting 3x12 spoilers, so block the “ouat spoilers” tag if you must.