Once Upon a Time star Colin O’Donoghue breaks down Hook’s dark turn

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Season 5 Episode 10 Spoilers: Hook Goes Dark [Watch].

Cut down by Excalibur, Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) faced certain death as Emma (Jennifer Morrison) prepared to merge the sword with the Dark One dagger. Clearly, it is not going to take altogether long before “Once Upon a Time” shows you the darker side of Captain Hook … or we should say, bringing back the darker side of him.

In this first clip, Apparition Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) becomes Dark Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) guide and promises to help him get revenge against Mr. Desperate to hold onto what she hopes is her happy ending, Emma tethered Hook to the sword, creating a second Dark One, which no one knew about until Hook got his memories back in Storybrooke.

A teaser for Episode 10 of Season 5, titled “Broken Heart,” shows Hook taking out his new found evil nature on Emma. “I want to hurt you like you hurt me,” he tells a stunned Emma, who sheds a tear as she takes in the bad news. On this week’s Once Upon a Time, the pirate leans heavily on his darker urges, and eyeliner, to finally achieve his lifelong goal of mounting a crocodile to the bow of the Jolly Roger.

Speaking to Popsugar, Morrison said that she was intrigued by the motivations behind her character’s slide toward darkness. “I think there’s something really interesting about this idea that people make bad decisions for good reasons sometimes, and how far down you can end up in the rabbit hole for having made a bad decision but for a good reason,” she said, adding, “It’s so easy to justify something when you don’t know the domino effect of how far that can take you in life.” The 36-year-actress says that she feels that evil comes from action and intention, and is not something that can just be born. When Emma and Hook disagree about their best course of action, the final pieces of the puzzle are revealed as events in Camelot catch up to the present and we witness a charged confrontation between the forces of light and dark that sends our heroes on a collision course with destiny. The sneak peek below comes to us via TV Guide, and it features Hook doing more or less the same exact thing that we expected from him given what has transpired with him: He wants retribution, and of course he wants it from Rumpelstiltskin. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Hook’s centuries old lust for revenge against Gold puts both of their fates in jeopardy while Emma’s love faces the ultimate test as she tries to convince Hook to turn away from the darkness before she, Mary Margaret, David and Regina embark on a new mission as an unsuspected evil is released. The transformation into Dark Emma was a tough one for Morrison to make as an actress. “When you get angry or angsty in real life, it happens in a second,” she explains, “ But when you’re angry as a character, for 16 hours a day, you have to sustain that level of anger and angst for 16 hours, so you wake up the next morning and go, ‘God, I didn’t know I had those muscles!

As Killian Jones’ backstory is slowly filled in, Hook’s story slowly builds to rival Regina’s as the best tale of a character changing from villain to hero. That’s where her Dark One is starting from, whereas Hook knows that he can’t resist that side of things, so he fully embraces it and goes into himself.

Also, you can sign up over at the link here to get some other TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.) I look at paintings and I’ll try and research harrowing stories and all that kind of stuff, and try to get into the mindset of somebody who’s completely lacking empathy. Then, you just go, well, if somebody really doesn’t care that much about anybody, I’d imagine they’d enjoy that, because they probably enjoy the suffering or be completely indifferent. A big part of who Hook is, and who he has been for hundreds of years, is that motivation for revenge, and you definitely see elements of that come up.

I was excited to get to explore that, because we talked about Hook’s father and he was cagey about it, so we get to see what happened in that backstory.

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