Once Upon A Time: Colin O'Donoghue Talks Season 2 Finale & The 'Different Side' Of Captain Hook
Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook in 'Once Upon A Time' -- ABC
Colin O'Donoghue made a big splash as the Jolly Roger's Captain Hook in Season 2 of ABC's "Once Upon A Time," so it's only fitting that he's a big part of this Sunday's season finale.
Storybrooke is facing grave danger with Greg and Tamara preparing to detonate Regina's failsafe and destroy the town (and rid the real world of magic), and in an interview on Wednesday, Colin confirmed to AccessHollywood.com that Hook will be part of that drama.
But likely more interesting for the fans this Sunday is the upcoming interaction in Neverland between Hook and the boy he fished out of the sea on last week's episode - Baelfire. Bae is not only the son of Hook's sworn enemy, Rumplestiltskin, but he is also the child of Milah, Hook's late love.
And in our new interview, Colin hinted to Access about all that's ahead when the Season 2 finale kicks off on Sunday, May 12 at 8/7c on ABC.
AccessHollywood.com: You're at season finale, how does it feel to finally be here?
Colin O'Donoghue: It's great and it's a cracking episode as well.
Access: Last time we saw Hook, he'd rescued a young Bae from the sea. How does Hook feel about children?
Colin: He's intrigued. When it comes to Bae, I think he's intrigued about this boy that he's sort of pulled up out of the sea because obviously, when he rescues Bae, he doesn't particularly know who he is and it's kind of interesting -- you get to see their relationship and you get to see them interact and I think that people are really gonna respond to that.
Access: How big of a revelation is that going to be to Hook (who Bae is)? Does it excite him?
Colin: It's complicated because Hook obviously loves Milah, Bae's mother, and he has this incredible hatred for Bae's father, so it's kind of a complicated thing. It's interesting to sort of see Hook and... it's pretty incredible that he happens to pull Baelfire out of the sea, considering his relationship with both parents, so you get to see a different side to Hook and a slightly deeper layer and I think people are gonna be really happy with that.
Access: You'd think he'd use Bae as leverage, but you brought up the point that Hook loved Bae's mother so much. When you say we're going to see another side of him, is it the cuddly hook that we're going to get?
Colin: (Laughs) Cuddly Hook? I don't know if it's quite cuddly Hook. People are gonna have to watch it to see, because you know from Hook that he is quite self-serving, so, it's interesting because you don't know [which] way Hook can go. Sometimes he'll try and be this charming gentleman and then other times he can be quite nasty and cruel so I think it's gonna be interesting for people to see which side comes out when it comes to Bae.
Access: We're going to get The Lost Boys this episode who are after Bae. What can you hint at about that?
Colin: Well, you know from Eddie [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz, the show's executive producers,] that they kind of put a slant on whatever world that they create. They take these stories that we know and that we've grown up with and twist them in some sort of way to make them slightly different, so people can expect to see a slightly different Neverland than you would have before and with that, you're gonna see a slightly different take on The Lost boys then you would imagine.