You know, I hadn’t thought of that before. It’s an interesting theory that Milah’s abuse would have at some point become physical.
Though that leaves her 100% responsible for Bae which is scary, and seems like it would lead to a Rumple 2.0 situation with Bae being abandoned even younger.
I don’t think Hook’s to blame for Milah leaving. That was her choice. But he is responsible for lying to Bae, and selling out Bae to the Lost Boys, and lying now about his relationship with Bae as a boy.
He also helped Milah’s deception that she’s been forcefully taken and made sure Rumple thought he was to blame, his lameness and weakness, for Milah being gang-raped and probably killed. So, you know, fuck him.
Oh, I totally agree. But Milah was destructive all on her own, and in that way Hook was just her excuse or method of leaving. She made the choice to leave, and to leave the way she did.
Hook was Milah’s “cursed hand”. Her excuse to be as bad as she really was. She could justify her abandonment of her son for “love” just as Hook could justify his violence as being “hand-made”. But the truth is that they were both just liars and horrible people who did bad things… and in that, they were perfect for each other.
Tom Mison on the raven who brought Caroline’s letter to Ichabod
When he wants to commence your date with drinks and assumes your desire to stay sober is due to your fear of finding him too irresistible
It’s Hook’s expression that really bothers me in this scene. Yes, a lot of people’s dates begin with alcoholic drinks. That’s not a big deal. But in my honest opinion, Hook looks really creepy here. This reminds me of when his past self said that getting people drunk was his tactic. Like many other viewers, I thought the end goal for that tactic was sleeping with women (although there is ambiguity there). When you couple his current expression with his offer to buy drinks and his assumption as to why Emma wants to stay sober, it seems as though he is hoping to inebriate her to sleep with her. I’m not saying that that’s really what he had in mind, but I hope others can understand why people might think Hook had malicious intentions and feel unsettled with this scene.