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Esq., January 19, 2012 | |
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Rumple + Hook throughout all of Season 3
true love’s kiss
TVLINE | When last we tuned in, Bae had just gotten fished out of the drink by Hook. What does the captain make of this strange boy?
Well, he’s just managed to find this boy floating in the middle of the sea, so it’s kind of an intriguing thing. He’s interested in who he could be or where he comes from.
TVLINE | I understand they find some things in common, as we get insight into Hook’s background.
Yes, you learn a little bit through Bae. You learn a bit about where Hook was from and about his background. You get to find out more about Hook and how he became the person that he is.
TVLINE | The scoundrel that he is.
Yeah, pretty much!
TVLINE | And what if Hook were to learn who Bae is?
Well, it’s bound to have some effect on him, because of the history with Rumplestiltskin and Milah….
The Hollywood Reporter: What should we expect in Neverland past?
Colin O’Donoghue: It’s interesting because Hook obviously was in love with Milah, Bae’s mother, and he has this hatred for Bae’s father, so it’s a complicated thing. On the one hand, he loved one person, and on the other hand, he hated the other. How does he react to this boy? Does he decide to care for him because of his mother or does he decide to hate him or treat him in a bad way because of Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle)? I think people will be intrigued to see the relationship that develops.
THR: It seemed like Neal (Michael Raymond-James) in present day was killed at the end of last week’s episode. Can you shed some light on that?
O’Donoghue: Well, he was shot and fell through the portal so … you can definitely assume he was dead because he was shot.
THR: Can you give us a nugget for the finale?
O’Donoghue: I can say that you get to see Neverland, you get to see this incredible world, you get to see Hook’s interactions with Bae and how they knew each other from before. The finale is definitely a fantastic. The fans are going to be really happy with the finale. It’s a great episode.
THR: Over the course of the season, have you had favorite moments or scenes?
O’Donoghue: I really enjoyed working on everything. The standout one for me was my first episode when I was dressed as Captain Hook standing on a ship sailing out to sea, and it was a surreal moment. That was one that stands out because that was a incredible thing to be doing and be able to make a living doing. [Laughs]
THR: Have the producers talked to you about season-three plans and how Hook plays into that?
O’Donoghue: We haven’t really discussed it. I know what I would like to see, whether or not those things will happen, who knows. [Laughs] But I’d like to see how Hook would interact with people and develop relationships in the town considering he’s been this lone wolf for a while on a quest for revenge. It would be interesting to see how he could develop as a character.
‘The Men of Once Upon a Time’
What the heck is the “Home Office”?
With Greg and Tamara’s mission in Storybrooke much more complex than a simple personal vendetta, a location/person called the “Home Office” is brought up. So what the heck is going on with that?
“You will find out this season,” Kitsis teased. “You will find out in the finale, and hopefully it’s not what you think…You will get an answer with a question…you will find out who the home office is, you will find out what they want, but you won’t know why…Since we’ve all been trained with Initiatives [Kitsis and Horowitz worked on LOST, which had the Dharma Initiative], we’re hoping to lead you down a different path.”
And yes, Greg and Tamara will play a big role in the audience discovering these truths…but whether they survive the season is TBD.
“Tamara and Greg will be wrapped up in this,” Horowitz said. “They’re here for a mission, and whether or not they succeed in that mission will be in the finale…By the end of this season, you’ll know a lot more about what Greg and Tamara are trying to achieve, who they are working for, and what that means for everyone in Storybrooke.”
But since they’ve already manipulated Hook into helping work out their plot, could anyone else we know secretly be a part of their plot? “Anything is possible,” Kitsis noted.
Read the rest of the article below the cut.
In the first 10 minutes of “Second Star to the Right,” we see that Neal doesn’t hesitate to lay a guilt trip on his father for his recent behavior. What can you preview about their dynamic in the rest of the episode?
First of all, there was a moment [in “The Miller’s Daughter”] where [Gold’s] on the phone with Belle and feels like he’s about to die and I’m exposed to this side of a man that I’m totally unfamiliar with. And you start to see the beginnings of what could possibly become a reconciliation there. But after that happens, there’s very little interaction between the two of them … That both confuses and hurts Neal, and there’s so much unfinished business between the two of them, I think you start to see two people really trying to grapple with that.
He tells Gold that he’s only staying in town for Henry, but there must be a part of him, deep down, that’s longing for that reconciliation. Will we start to see Neal coming to terms with that?
I think that Neal has some rough edges, for sure, but deep down, I think he’s a person that is always hoping that given enough time and the right amount of effort that things can be reconciled … No matter what we’ve done to each other, he’s still my dad. He’s always going to be my dad. The circumstances that we find ourselves in are incredibly difficult, but I think despite what either one of us may say or do, there’s still a glimmer of hope that someday I can have the father/son relationship with my dad that I’ve always wanted. Absent of that, I can try to create the father/son dynamic that I’ve always wanted my own son.
Emma is still very suspicious of Tamara’s motivations — and rightly so — but how does Neal feel about being caught between this rock and a hard place?
Emma continues to try to convince Neal of what the audience knows and what she suspects. And I think it’s hard for Neal … he’s not ready to even imagine another betrayal on that level — on the level of his father — that it could happen again. So I think the spot Neal finds himself in is one in which the eye sees what it wants to see, and ear hears what it wants to hear. So at this point, it’s almost impossible for him to image the depth of that betrayal.