I realized in this episode just how unnecessary it is for Hook to be in literally any of the scenes or situations he was in today aside from the diner one, except he’s there because everyone has just accepted him and Emma as a packaged deal at this point. He goes where Emma goes, he’s going to help Emma and therefore her family and anything to do with Henry and defeating the WW.
He doesn’t have to be at the seance at all — he became a solidified part of this group of people in Neverland because he knew the island and was helpful to them. But now he’s just there because Emma is and they’ve all simply accepted that and have accepted them as an item that no one has actually said anything about (aside from Regina cough).
And It’s in this episode that I realized just how much of a relationship him and Emma are already in, and appear to be in to other people, while they both just haven’t admitted it to each other.
And it’s really fucking cute.