Hook’s instant affection for the boy was important because it reinforced the idea that caring for someone can become more important than the need for revenge. In this season’s premiere, Hook referred to Rumplestiltskin as his guest of honor, but now that title is reserved for Henry. It shows how much this man has changed in his time back in Neverland. What began as an attempt to move past the dark shroud of hatred and bitterness still covering his life became a journey that taught him how to love again. Henry—a symbol of hope, light, and love—is his guest of honor now. Searching for Henry brought meaning back to Hook’s life after 300 years of living only for himself. So his warmth towards the boy was about so much more than just loving Henry as Emma’s son. It was about caring for someone more important than his own interests and being glad to do so."- [x] (via forevercaptainswan)
No more words.