Anonymous asked: I can't quite put my finger on it, but I think it was the "hitting on Tink" and trying to make Emma jealous when he said he would win her heart without trickery that made me 'meh'. It just makes me sad, I guess.
Oh, I see what you mean. But Hook didn’t ask Tink if she “wanted a drink” to make Emma jealous - he did it to take his mind off of Emma. Big difference.
Taken in context, the trickery speech from 3x07 is him saying that he won’t have her choose him by eliminating the other options, or because he’ll somehow “make” her. He wants her to choose him of her own free will - “because you want me.”
When Hook said “perhaps”, he was taking advantage of the situation, which involves Emma already assuming they did something, to see her reaction. That conversation, paraphrased, would be something like:
Emma: Did you two…?
Hook: Why? What’s it to you?
Saying “perhaps” won’t make her want him. It won’t “trick” her into choosing him, and it won’t expose any emotions that don’t exist. So it doesn’t go against what he said about trickery any more than teasing her for that kiss does.
Also remember that he was drunk!
Let’s be real here, Emma was playing a HEAVY DUTY game of JUMPING TO INSANE CONCLUSIONS in this scene. She had NO REASON to think ANYTHING happened there, but she did, which says a lot more about HER state of mind than it does his. Says a lot more about HER feelings than anything else.
If she didn’t CARE, it wouldn’t come up. This isn’t trickery on Hook’s part, because seriously, he looked like he forgot Tink was even there. It wasn’t like he swagged on outta there, announcing he and Tink had just done the deed. Nope, it wasn’t til Emma gave him the opening, and, being drunk and sad and sorta pathetic … he took it.
That’s not trickery. That’s just … being a human being.
And it was great. Let’s not pretend that it wasn’t. I LOVED it.
I wanna point something out, though. We saw Killian tell Nealfire that he was going to back off … but we never saw him tell Emma that. As far as Emma is concerned, she most recently heard him admitting he has strong feelings for her and he will win her heart without trickery and then hello, we’re back in SB for one day and you’re “perhaps” getting with Tinkerbell? Yiiiiikes. Big mistake IMO. At least have told Emma that he wants to give Henry the chance to have his parents back together (which is obvs VERY VERY sweet and considerate), before then drowning his sorrows in sad half-hearted attempts to flirt with other ladies.
That said, I do like that it’s now open for Nealfire to casually mention what Hook said to him, assuming Emma already knew, and then she can be pleasantly surprised I guess?