This week’s episode of Once Upon A Time gives us the origin of something that’s been around since the beginning of the show but I think few, if any, viewers really wondered about the story behind that item. But this week we find out the story anyway. Spoilers ahead.
Emma’s red jacket has been around since Christian Grey was the Sheriff of Storybrooke. This week we find out why she wears it. Back in her fugitive days Emma was caught be a female bounty hunter who wears a similar, but less flashy, jacket as symbolic armor against being emotionally hurt. After Emma inadvertently causes the bounty hunter’s death she straightens out and buys the signature red jacket as her own armor.
Other stuff happened in the episode too. Hades escapes the Underworld with Zelena and her baby. The Storybrooke Avengers also use the portal to return home. However, they end up leaving Hook behind which sucks since that was the whole reason they traveled to the Underworld in the first place. Rumple tricks Peter Pan who is finally no-saving-throw permanently dead.
Since Hook’s body has been rotting while the Storybrooke Avengers were puttering around in the Underworld it might be a good idea to go ahead and give Hook a proper funeral.