Just to warn you, this may contain spoilers if you are not caught up on Season 3.
In the latest episode of ABC’s Once Upon A Time (aired Oct. 27) the main focus was on Captain Hook (aka Killian Jones). We got to see whom Hook really is and how he has become the beloved character he is now. As we travel into the past of Killian Jones, we learn that he had an older brother who he looked up to and cared for very much. Both Jones brothers were sent on a voyage, by the King, in search of a plant that could, supposedly, cure any illness.
This voyage would soon sail them off to Neverland, a whole new world in a different realm. A sail made from the feathers of Pegasus lifts them out of the sea and they sail off into the sky towards the “second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning.” Once in Neverland, Killian and his brother set off to find the plant, when they run into Peter Pan for the first time. Pan explains to them that the plant they seek does not cure it kills almost instantly. Killian believes Peter, but his brother does not.
Once they find the plant, to prove Pan wrong, Killian’s brother cuts himself on a thorn, but soon discovers that Peter Pan was right all along. Peter Pan reappears and tells Killian how to save his brother, but he does not forget the famous words that “all magic comes with a price.” This magical water that Pan points out, indeed does bring back Killian’s brother but not for long. As soon as they leave Neverland, the magic powers stay in Neverland, leaving his brother dead.
In the present, Hook remembers all of this and where to find the spring that contains the water. He knows David/Charming only has hours left to live, so Hook tricks David into going to the top of the mountain in search of the satchel that belonged to his brother. This satchel contains a way for them to leave Neverland. As they arrive to the top of the mountain, Peter Pan appears to Hook again, and offers him a deal. This deal assures that Hook and one other person can leave the island if the task is completed. Pan wants Hook to kill the Prince (Charming). We soon find out that Hook has a heart and saves Charming’s life instead of taking it. Maybe there is hope for their friendship after all.
And of course! The moment we have all been waiting for finally arrived at the end of the episode. Hook and Emma share a passionate kiss and Hook is looked at as a hero. Is this just the start of a passionate relationship between Hook and Emma now or will Neal show up and Emma will forget all about Hook? We will find out in the weeks to come.
As for Henry, he is holding his own with the lost boys pretty well, winning sword fights and all. He knows Emma, Regina, and Mary Margaret are in Neverland coming to save him and that it’s only a matter of time before he is safe again. This episode held a lot of turning points in the story. As for next week, we will be meeting Ariel. Maybe she has some inside information for “Operation Cobra Rescue?”