According to Edward, Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) will be resurfacing “very soon, and under surprising circumstances,” and “Second Star” will reveal his connection to Neal/Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James). Better yet? Edward said about the connection, “We can’t read every theory out there on the Internet, but this [connection] has so far been kept secret.”
As cool as the reveal that Neal is Rumple’s long-lost son was, most viewers saw it coming a mile away. We are excited to hear that the Hook/Neal connection will be less predictable. Does this mean that Neal and Hook share a more amiable past than assumed? Could Bae have known Hook before his mother died, even? Maybe his mother tried to take Bae with her when she ran off with Hook? Or perhaps Bae served on Hook’s crew when he was in Neverland?