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Season 3 of Once Upon a Time was definitely a good one for Captain Swan ‘shippers. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) were definitely in the forefront in both the Neverland and Wicked Witch storylines and even shared a few steamy kisses before the final curtain fell. What’s the status of their relationship heading into Season 4?

“If you had said it to me when we first started the show, I never would have anticipated it — but the reality is that he’s a very kindred spirit,” Jennifer tells TVLine of Emma and Hook’s relationship. “They’ve both been through similar things, they’re both survivors and they’ve both had to fight in order to literally just live. There’s also something in them where they’ll both go to great lengths to protect the people they care about — and sometimes they’ll do really bad things to do that, but they both have really good hearts, so I think they see a lot of themselves in each other.”

It’s good to know that Jennifer is a huge supporter of this relationship and thinks that it makes sense! That being said, she’s also well aware that the two have changed over the course of the show and that these changes are the exact reasons why they’re perfect for each other going forward.

“This season in particular, because Hook has really fought for Emma to be true to herself and be the most powerful version of herself, he’s earned a tremendous amount of trust from her, and that’s what really makes it organic for Emma to feel vulnerable with him,” Jennifer continues. “I know that in my own life, I have a strong reaction to people who empower me and say, ‘You should be yourself, even if it means making some mistakes.’ So the fact that he does that, and isn’t at all put off by that, makes it a good place to start a relationship.”

Sounds like we should expect to see a lot of Captain Swan going forward into Season 4 — and we’re definitely not mad at that.

What do you think about Emma and Hook as a couple? Are they perfect for each other or should they just remain friends? Hit the comments and sound off!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!