Gaston recast! Variety.com has
reported that Wes Brown
will appear as Belle's
ill-fated ex-fiance in 5b,
"Love in the Darkness"
By Mia Bennett (@must_be_mia1)
Over the past four years, Emma Swan and Killian "Captain Hook" Jones have been through much together. From their first encounter which began with Emma pointing a knife at Killian to a heartfelt confession about Emma being Killian's happy ending, it has been an emotional ride. Currently, in Season 5a, the newest challenge the couple faced was the darkness that lies inside of them.
In the Season 4 finale, Emma Swan bravely sacrificed herself and took the darkness upon herself after it was released from Mr. Gold aka Rumplestiltskin. This heroic act landed Emma in the Enchanted Forest as the new Dark One. In Camelot Emma continuously struggled with her new powers and contemplated on what was right and wrong, Killian was beside her the entire time. Aside from sharing a romantic dance together to take her mind off temptations, he gave Emma hope that things would get better. He told her that once the darkness was out of her they had a bright future to look toward. To ease Emma's doubts, Killian and Henry planned "Operation Light Swan" and surprised her with a house in Storybrooke where they could begin their lives together.
Although Killian and Emma said "I love you" to each other and embraced quite a few times, not everything went according to plan. In order to release the darkness from Emma, Excalibur and the Dark One Dagger had to be conjoined by the Promethean Flame. Unfortunately, Killian was cut in the neck by King Arthur. By uniting the items, his healed wound by Emma had been undone, leaving him to die. Emma refused to just let Killian die as she loves him so much. That parting was not an option. This was no surprise and she made it clear she shouldn't be ridiculed for wanting to find a cure for him. She chose to change fate and turned him into the first ever second Dark One. This also made Emma fully give into the darkness, as her appearance changed immediately. She didn't want the results to end like this, but she couldn't let Killian go, and insisted she would help him control the Darkness as he had helped her.