‘Once Upon a Time’ season 3 spoilers: Should Hook / Emma fans rejoice?

Once Upon a TimeBefore we get too in-depth on anything else related to “Once Upon a Time,” shouldn’t we at least start by saying that Emma and Hook may have the best shipper name ever in Captain Swan? It’s one of the few out there that actually still sounds like it could be a real person, so congratulations to the fans on that.

But do you really think that these fans are going to be particularly pleased with just thinking up a cute name? Don’t count on it. The seed was planted last season for romance here to be a possibility, and while there are no guarantees, these two characters (played by Colin O’Donoghue and Jennifer Morrison) are not going to wake up tomorrow and suddenly not have any sort of attraction towards each other. This is something that executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz addressed recently at the ATX Television Festival, when describing what Hook’s mindset is probably going to be now that he is aboard his pirate ship with potentially a whole new lease on life:

“The thing I liked about Captain Hook in the finale is, he started to look back on his life and was like, ‘Maybe I’ve wasted it?’ So here you’ve got a guy that wants a new chance. And I think being surrounded by all these characters last year, and even seeing his nemesis happy with someone else made him realize that, ‘Maybe after all these 100 years, I need to get over Milah.’ So who knows? They’re on the ship together and Emma thinks Neal’s dead …”

Perhaps what also benefits these characters right now is the notion that this is a show about redemption and change; the characters both have checkered pasts, and they could be the other half of each other that helps them move on from their past. Will it work? We don’t know, and we still think that Hook is at a little bit of a different place in what is a very long life.

What’s your take on Hook and Emma: Do you root for them, or is this a possible romance you want to disappear into thin air? Be sure to share your thoughts below! If you want to also check out some “Once Upon a Time” news on Greg and Tamara, the best thing to do is to visit the story over at the link here.

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