And then there’s Hook. Is it just me, or does O’Donoghue now rival Josh Dallas in terms of getting the most romantic lines on the show? I think it’s because—like Dallas—he has a way of making everything he says seem improbably genuine. In my opinion, “There’s not a day that will go by that I won’t think of you,” is right up there with “What’s 28 years when you have eternal love?” as one of the show’s most swoon-worthy lines.
But the best part of Hook’s goodbye wasn’t even his line. It was Emma’s reaction. If this episode was all about acceptance, then this moment was about Emma finally accepting Hook’s love instead of putting her walls up again. When she said “Good” with such intensity in her eyes, she was finally allowing herself to let him love her. And she finally allowed herself to accept that she wanted him to love her. In doing so, she gave him hope; it’s written all over his face after she speaks. This was such a huge moment of character development for Emma, a woman who not long before had trouble accepting and acknowledging love from even her own parents."