I don’t think your opinion is all that unpopular. I’ve seen other posts expressing similar sentiments. I already said that I was on the fence with this story until we see how it plays out. I do like that they’re revisiting the Hook/Gold rivalry instead of just pretending it never happened and obviously anything Hook does is going to affect his relationship with Emma.
One reviewer call the scenario contrived and I do agree with that on some levels because it’s not like Emma doesn’t know he was a pirate who did really terrible things. She witnessed some of them firsthand. Not only that, but there was that scene in White Out where Hook said the ice wall was a way for the person to kill them one by one because that’s what he’d do. So again, it’s not like he hides the man he used to be from Emma (or David).
On the other hand (no pun intended), when you really think about it, everything can be perceived as contrived on television because it is. Writers gather in a room and come up with scenarios to bring angst and chaos into these characters’ lives because it’s their job. Sometimes we’re going to like the directions they take better than others. If characters always made the right choice on the first try, there would be no drama and there has to be in order for the characters to learn things and grow.
I think they’re trying to force a plot to keep Hook in the forefront. And yes, that’s fine. However, I’d much rather see Emma and Hook on a united front against something right now. It’s like they’re turning Hook into the next Regina or Rumple, where every 5 seconds they switch between fighting their dark side and being “good”. Again, that’s fine, but since we already have enough of those characters right now, I was hoping for something different for Hook.
I hope it won’t drag on and on because I find it really silly. I’m starting to like Rumple (I adore Rumbelle), but if the writers are going to create a conflict between him and Belle; then, Rumple still power and magic-hungry should be enough. Hook doesn’t need to be thrown in there.
I think Hook was put in that situation, so he can have his own issues about his insecurities and fears turning into his old self again. And this is the part where Emma comes in and starts reassuring him that everything will be okay. Adam and Eddie did mention that Emma will be fighting for Hook this season, that he will be inspired by her.
Honestly, Hook and Rumple need to put Milah waaaayyy behind the burner. She’s long gone, and I don’t think she’s all that anyway, for two men still bickering over her. Maybe Hook and Rumple just like to annoy and fight each other like little boys in the school ground.
If Regina and Mary finally bury the hatchet, why can’t these two?
See, and this is where I feel like there are two stories that are way too similar, going on at the same time. Marian and Regina’s conflict is still fresh, and you know, THEY ARE BOTH STILL ALIVE. I’m okay with there still being some animosity between them. They don’t have to be BFFs, but I like that it’s not entirely resolved yet.
But still holding a grudge over Milah? Blech. Not only is it childish and petty, BOTH Rumple and Hook are supposedly in love with other women. There’s simply no reason to care about all that anymore. If you’re going to have Hook fighting his inner demons, that’s great, but have him bring Emma into it, not RUMPLE.
Honestly, there are too many similarities between Rumple’s complete disregard for Belle when something “more interesting” comes along, and the way they’re making Hook behave right now. I HATE the thought of Emma turning into a Belle, who would continually fall for that time and again.