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Emma and Hook's Sexy and Sweet Romance Evolution

Nov 11 2015 - 1:00pm

We're all about sexy Captain Hook [1] on Once Upon a Time [2], and his relationship with Emma. After going through hell and back together this season, they have proven that they are one of the hottest fairy tale couples [3] on the show. As sizzling as this couple is, the road 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.

Additional reporting by Kelsie Gibson

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 season three's Winter finale [4], 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 in season four, 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!

All seems well for the two love birds until they are hit with another obstacle — Emma becomes the Dark One in the season four finale.

But not before confessing her true feelings for Hook.

In season five, the gang head to Camelot in a quest to help Emma defeat the darkness.

They almost succeed, until Hook is cut with Excalibur and Emma makes the ultimate price.

She makes Hook another Dark One by binding his soul to the sword.

Although, we have to admit Dark Captain Swan is pretty sexy.

That is, until Hook turns really, really dark and seeks revenge on Emma.

In the end, he sacrifices himself during a heartbreaking goodbye between the two lovers.

But that doesn't stop Emma from going to the Underworld to get him back.

They even find out they have true love!

When the two are forced to say goodbye one last time, it looks like their love story has finally met its end.

Until Zeus sends Hook back to where he belongs . . . in Emma's loving arms.

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