For Hook, it’s a big deal for him to realize that he can love again and that he could find somebody that he was willing to give up the whole vendetta for. He’s also a pirate and still Captain Hook, so he has to deal with that; hundreds of years of living as this person and trying to become somebody that he feels could be worthy of Emma.
Colin O’Donoghue, Seat42F interview (via joneswans)