I know it's too far down
And much too high to climb
But why can't we bring it on back to once upon a time?
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. - Jennifer Morrison
just want to add:
[W]e’ve gone on this journey with Hook now, where he’s really changed, and he’s really stepped up, and he continuously does things where he’s there for Emma. And that’s the biggest thing that’s gone wrong for her in the past — she’s been abandoned, and she’s been left on her own, and people have let her down over and over again. So for someone to consistently be there for her is really compelling and attractive.
If you could trade your twin’s personality with another person…
We have no choice. She has to know. We have to trust that they can take care of themselves. It is not up to us to save them.