While we wish Once Upon a Time’s Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Neal Cassady (Michael Raymond-James) would share more screen time, at least the actors behind the fairy tale characters seem to be hitting it off behind the scenes.
Michael tweeted this pic of him and Colin yesterday, and it looks like the two were enjoying a nice cold drink after a full day of filming (in Neverland, perhaps?). We have to admit, they are kind of adorable, especially given that it came with the tag “CaptainFire.” Did a new ‘ship just set sail? And, no, we’re not talking about the S.S. Hook.
It is nice to see the two OUAT actors getting along. They’re both Season 2 additions to the cast who have already warmed their way into our hearts, so they better be sticking around for a while. This could be the case if our speculation that the Storybrooke crew will be spending some time in Neverland in Season 3 is correct as both Hook and Neal have Neverland connections.
But what is their history with each other? Neal knows how to sail Hook’s ship and seemed to recognize the pirate when he stabbed Rumple. If these two do have a past, we wonder if it was friendly or not-so-friendly? Hook loved Neal’s mother, Milah, which makes us think they could have bonded over that -- or bonded over their negative feelings toward Rumple. We’ll have to wait and see.
Of course, there is the added complication of Emma. She shares a romantic history (and child) with Neal, but she also shared quite a few sparks with Hook when the two were climbing beanstalks and taking down giants together earlier this season. We can’t quite decide if we’re Team SwanFire or Team Captain Swan, but Team CaptainFire could be a nice compromise.
Have you fallen in love with these leading men as quickly as we have? How well do you think their characters know one another? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.