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The Evolution of Captain Swan: How Emma and Hook Went From Sword Fights to Date Nights

May 13 2014 - 5:30am

We're all about handsome Captain Hook [1] on Once Upon a Time, and this week, he and Emma take their relationship to a new level: dinner! That's right, these two are slowly becoming one of the show's best couples [2], and we've been there every step of the way. As sizzling as this couple is, the road to this hasn't been all romance — in fact, the mounting sexual tension has also involved a lot of fighting (literally, sword fighting, you guys). So how have we gotten to this amazing relationship? Let's examine.

When Emma and Hook first meet, she knows he's trouble and ties him to a tree. She definitely knows how to make a first impression.

One of the first things Emma and Hook ever do together is climb a beanstalk, after which Emma's hand is kind of beat up. This is how Hook dresses her hand. Try to keep it together.

I mean, seriously.

The trip up the beanstalk was just the beginning of a little spark between Emma and Hook.

There are accidental embraces.

That spark culminates in a full-on swordfight when they're still in Fairy Tale Land in season two, and it's awesome to see Emma be so fierce.

But what's way more awesome is how much Hook flirts with her.

Oh, you.


. . . and just gets straight-up dirty. Yes, he really says that.

He pretty much deserves this.

Finally, all that word- and swordplay has to go somewhere — leading us to this!

Remember when Emma insists this'll be a onetime thing? That's hilarious.

Told ya so! Well, she doesn't exactly want the kiss in last season's Winter finale [3], but she remembers eventually.

Remember she does, and after being back in Storybrooke for a while and spending some time with Hook, watching him be kind to her son, and finally learning he had given up his ship for her, she leans in and kisses him in the season three finale.

Then this season, they finally have a major couple milestone: a date! Hook even spruces himself up, getting a new, modern-dude outfit and his old hand! Sadly, the old hand doesn't work out so well for him, but he does get to hold Emma's hand in it for a while.

Good thing you don't need two hands to kiss!


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