Despite these episodes having one of my all time-favourite Captain Swan moments -- the looks on their faces when they run into each other in the tower -- it's ultimately such a mess. Others have dissected why it's a mess better than I could, so can I just rant for a minute about Deckhand Hook?
Why? Literally, why is he like that? If he's not himself, if he's a meek deckhand instead of a bold captain, then why is he still dressed as Captain Hook? Why the eyeliner, why the black, why the hook? How did he lose his hand in this version of reality? He should be dressed as a deckhand would dress, he should either have his hand or a less dangerous prosthetic. And who keeps goat's milk in a flask? It would go off in hours and he'd have a flask full of cheese. It just makes no sense. I know that this is just one of many things that make no sense in this storyline, but to me Deckhand Hook is everything that's wrong with it in a microcosm. It just. makes. no. sense.