It’s clear in the promo that Charming is not happy with this kiss, but then again, Hook saved him…
I can’t be too detailed, but I think that Hook is trying to redirect himself and finding it hard to get past living just for revenge. He’s trying to be a good person and trying to restore that faith in himself. And I think that’s where we find it, in this episode. We’ve seen that Hook knows David has been hit by the Dreamshade arrow and he’s never going to be able to leave the island alive. I think that Hook decides maybe he can open himself up to try and do that, trying to be selfless instead of selfish.
We’ll see Hook as Killian Jones with his brother Liam in flashbacks as they embark to find a plant that can heal anyone. Is that what bridges the gap between the past and present?
They actually go off to try to find this plant on an uncharted island and Killian Jones is very different than the Hook we know. I think he probably sees a little bit of his brother in David and that’s kind of the thing that opens him back up to being a good person and trying to help in some way.
Killian is a soldier with a starkly different haircut and no guyliner. What other differences can you tease about the past Killian versus the Hook we know now?
He’s very much a Naval officer and has that morality that I guess you would expect to see. Everything is by the book and he very much believes in right and wrong and all that kind of stuff. He’s definitely a completely different guy, and it was great to be able to play two completely different characters.
We don’t know much about Hook and Pan’s backstory. Will any of that come out in Sunday’s episode, or is there anything you can tease?
No, I can't tell you, basically, but you will see a little bit of a connection, but I’m not going to say what it is.
Are we going to be surprised by their relationship? And with Tink’s?
Yes, yes. [Laughs]
We see your brother in the past. Will we see him resurface in present day or flashbacks?
The one thing about Once Upon a Time is you never know what could or might not happen, but we’ll see. It’s an interesting kind of stand-alone story in itself, these brothers. And it definitely gives you a huge insight into how Hook became the man he is presently and whatever went on in that relationship informed that.
You branched out and worked with almost everyone in Hook’s trek to Neverland. Is there anyone you want to work with that you haven’t yet?
No, I think I’ve managed to sort of work with pretty much everyone. I haven’t worked with… I haven’t had stuff with… actually, I’m not going to say. There is one person that I haven’t had stuff with that I wouldn’t mind, but I’m not going to say who it it! [Laughs]
The Captain Swan fans are beyond excited. For your Hookers, your fans, do you have any funny encounter stories to share?
No, I just think it’s kind of funny that they call themselves Hookers. The fans are great and I think we’re blessed to have such great fans. That’s what keeps the show alive, I guess, are the people that watch it, and we’re very lucky to have the fans.