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This article focuses on the Wish Realm version.
For the main reality version, see Hook.

I wouldn't get between a father and his child. [...] Because a child... That's why I'm doing all this in this first place. I'm trying to find my daughter.
—Hook (Wish Realm) to Hook src

Killian Jones, better known as Captain Hook, currently known as Rogers, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the eleventh episode of the sixth season. He is portrayed by starring cast member Colin O'Donoghue, and is the Wish Realm version of Hook.

Hook is an allusion to the Prince from the fairytale "Rapunzel", and Flynn Rider from the Disney film Tangled.


After Third Curse

In the realm created by the Evil Queen's wish for Emma to have never been the Savior, Killian Jones and his counterpart's history are the same, up to the point when the Evil Queen casts the Dark Curse in the Enchanted Forest and her other version fails to cast it in the created realm. ("Tougher Than the Rest", "A Pirate's Life")

In anticipation of the Evil Queen casting the Dark Curse, Hook tells his crewmen to prepare for it, however, the Queen arrives to inform him that she is now unable to because Snow White and Prince Charming have taken away her magic. In exchange for ship passage out of the kingdom, she offers an alternative to killing Rumplestiltskin with a map to a witch's tower, where he can find magic capable of defeating an immortal like Rumplestiltskin. After their arrival in the New Enchanted Forest, Hook brings Smee with him to the tower, where he climbs into it alone and discovers Rapunzel inside. He asks about the witch's magic, to which Rapunzel shows him a flower that no longer has magic in it as it was used to imprison her. After she advises that a viable flower can be found in the witch's garden nearby, Hook agrees to come back for her once he has gotten it, despite Rapunzel's skepticism of him. Arriving at the garden with Smee, Hook sings a pirate's tune about rum, triggering a giant-sized gnome into attacking both men. Smee insists he try a different song, so Hook sings a few lines from a lullaby that his mother used to sing to him. This reveals the flower's location, which Hook grabs in time, causing the gnome to crumble away. He then returns to Rapunzel, who is thankful that he kept his promise to her. Hook asks about how she will use the flower to free herself, but Rapunzel gives a vague answer before seducing him into her bed. The next morning, Hook talks to Rapunzel about when they are set to leave, only to be interrupted by the sound of a crying baby. To his shock, she tells him that the child is his and then sheds her disguise to reveal herself as Gothel, the witch he was seeking. Gothel explains how she used him as well as the flower's magic to gain someone of her own bloodline, whom she intends to leave in her place so she can finally escape the tower. She assures him she left one petal for him to use, however, when Hook is reluctant to abandon the child, she reminds him that he has most likely sacrificed many lives to satisfy his revenge. Still, Hook turns her down in the end, leaving Gothel to depart alone. Hook later fulfills his deal with the Queen, but he gives his ship to Smee, deciding not to pursue his revenge anymore as he now has someone more important to look after. Returning to the tower, he sings his mother's lullaby to his infant daughter, whom he also names Alice in honor of his mother. ("Eloise Gardener")

Throughout the years, Hook often sneaks into the tower to play chess with Alice, but he is eventually caught by Gothel and she punishes him by cursing his heart, making it so that it will be poisoned if he and his daughter are too close to each other. He returns to the Wish Realm, taking his daughter's rook with him while his daughter keeps his knight. Hook also, at some point, encounters Lady Tremaine. ("A Pirate's Life", "Eloise Gardener")

As the years pass, Hook grows old and disheveled and begins to resemble a clumsy drunkard. One day, he hears that Princess Emma has been kidnapped and a large ransom will be rewarded by her family if she is returned to them safely. He tracks her down in the forest with Pinocchio, whom he believes is holding her captive, before attempting a daring rescue, but Emma attempts to dissuade him from it. Instead, Hook grabs one of Pinocchio's belongings, stumbling for a moment about what to call the strange object, to which Pinocchio awkwardly points out to him that it's a chisel. Before the pirate can be anything else though, Emma knocks him unconscious, making him drop the chisel, and then teleports him back to his ship. ("Tougher Than the Rest")

After Fourth Curse

In time, Hook somehow learns about the true love shared between his other counterpart and Emma and resumes traveling the realms in search of her, hoping that she may be the key to breaking the curse on his heart. Due to the wish Emma's son Henry makes while in the New Enchanted Forest, Hook from the Wish Realm is taken to this land, where the other Hook also arrives to help Henry. Hook from the Wish Realm follows his counterpart to a port town and announces his plans to take his place; although the other Hook believes that he will be easy to defeat due to his drunkenness, the pirate reveals he hasn't touched rum in some time and skillfully knocks him unconscious before bottling some of his blood. He brings the blood to Lady Tremaine, who is less than thrilled to see him again, offering to help her deal with Henry, who has fallen in love with Cinderella, in exchange for her disguising him as the younger Hook so that he may take his place in Storybrooke with Emma. Tremaine agrees, using the Fairy Godmother's wand and Hook's blood to accomplish the feat. Hook locates Henry and Regina in a forest cabin, spinning a story of encountering Cinderella at the port just before she fled and giving Henry a note supposedly written from her stating that she has no interest in him. Heartbroken, Henry determines that he has failed, despite Regina's protests, and hurls the note into the fire before storming out to prepare to return to Storybrooke. Regina insists that Hook go help cheer up Henry, which Hook reluctantly attempts. However, when Henry questions how Emma is doing, Hook becomes flustered as he does not know the answer, only to be saved when Emma herself arrives with the announcement that she is pregnant. Horrified that he is taking the other Hook's child just as the witch once did to him, Hook has a change of heart and goes to recover his counterpart and apologize. The other Hook, however, refuses to believe him, and in the following scuffle Hook from the Wish Realm is stabbed by his own dagger. As the Wish Realm Hook is dying, he tells his counterpart the tale of his daughter and begs for forgiveness before asking him to help find her, but Hook insists that Emma can save him. When Emma finally arrives, she manages to connect with the Hook she once fell in love with and fully heals his wound. Before Emma and Hook return home, they encourage Hook from the Wish Realm to team up with Henry to find Cinderella and his daughter. Hook, Regina, and Henry then see the happy couple off as they disappear through a Magic Bean portal. ("A Pirate's Life")

After Regina gets her locator spell to work, Hook accompanies her and Henry to a camp, where Cinderella has joined Tiana in a Resistance group to take down Lady Tremaine. Cinderella mistakes Hook to be Henry's father, but the captain introduces himself to clear up the misunderstanding. As Tiana is going over the battle plans, which involve two separate groups of Resistance members each heading for Tremaine's manor on opposite sides, she mentions that she will be leading one of them. While Henry and Regina decide to join Cinderella in one group, Hook asks if he can go with Tiana. She agrees, saying that they need all the help they can get, before telling everyone to rest up for the night before they head out in the morning. The next day, Tiana informs Hook and Henry that they should be going soon, to which Hook coyly notes that his hook is sharp and always ready. When Cinderella reveals Tremaine has a trap set for them in her manor, Tiana calls off the plan by asking everyone to pack up. Tiana then walks away on her own, while Hook turns to stare at her retreating form. ("The Garden of Forking Paths")

While Hook is the midst of learning from Regina that the tower where his daughter was imprisoned is now in ruins, his now-grown daughter Alice arrives to reunite with him. Alice tries to hug him, but a wary Hook keeps his distance because his heart is still cursed. After she assures him that she found magic to shield herself from it, Hook embraces her, only for the curse to throw him backwards as the poison in his heart rapidly increases. Alice tries to go to him, but this worsens her father's pain, which causes her so much distress that she runs off. While Regina stays to look after Hook, Henry and Ella pursue Alice and follow her to New Wonderland. After this adventure, Henry and Ella return to a recovering Hook and give him Alice's knight chess piece, telling him that Alice believes they can be together again someday once he is cured. ("Pretty in Blue")

Hook is later taken with the other inhabitants of the New Enchanted Forest when yet a curse is cast. ("Hyperion Heights")

During Fifth Curse

After Regina cast Drizella's curse to save Henry's life, Captain Hook becomes Rogers, a cop who works at the Hyperion Heights 42nd Precinct Police Station. In his cursed memories, he recalls one of his first cases is a missing little girl named Eloise Gardner. The night that Eloise went missing, Rogers was drinking instead of patrolling the neighborhood. A lead takes him into an alley where he is shot from behind, but a blonde woman appears, touching his wound and keeping him alive until an ambulance arrives for him. However, he never solves the case and is haunted by it, especially because he feels responsible for her disappearance. ("Hyperion Heights", "A Pirate's Life", "Greenbacks", "Eloise Gardener", "The Eighth Witch")

A year later, Henry arrives needing help finding his missing car, and after one officer provides little to no assistance, Rogers steps in to offer aid. He gives Henry a form to fill out and promises to do his best to check the local impoundments to see if the car is there. After some searching, Rogers turns up with no trace of the vehicle anywhere. Henry expresses frustration over the news, however, he quickly calms down after Rogers assures him he's on his side and just needs more time. Victoria shows up looking for her missing granddaughter Lucy, and she notes to Rogers that Lucy's mother Jacinda is also suspiciously gone. After Henry eventually reveals Jacinda has likely taken Lucy to Bainbridge Island, Rogers is joined by Victoria's daughter Ivy in his police car as he drives there. Ivy tells Jacinda that it was Henry who ratted her out, although Rogers tries to soften this blow by mentioning Henry was only trying to help. Before ushering her niece into the police car with her, Ivy grabs Lucy's storybook and hands it to Rogers, telling him to dispose of it as he sees fit since it's caused too much trouble for Lucy. Rogers flips the book open and appears mesmerized by something he sees in it, but he snaps out of his daze after Ivy asks if he is all right. Later, Rogers returns to the station, where he receives news about being promoted to Detective, in part due to Victoria's recommendation. He shakes hands with his new partner, Weaver, who assures him that they will do great work together. Some time afterward, Rogers is standing by his police cruiser as he looks through the storybook, seemingly transfixed by one of the pages featuring the same blonde woman who once healed him. ("Hyperion Heights")

Unable to put his curiosity to rest, Rogers shows up the next day at Henry's apartment and asks him about the blonde woman and if he based her on a real person. Henry, however, declares the woman is just a character he made up. Rogers is disappointed by this and prepares to leave, but then Henry requests his help with locating a cemetery where some of his family are buried. Although it's not his usual line of work, Rogers agrees to try. Later that morning, Rogers meets up with Weaver, who chides him for being late. He protests that the shift doesn't start for another hour, however, Weaver criticizes him for not considering that he chose him for this job despite the other officers complaining Rogers wouldn't work well with a fake hand. Rogers is puzzled by this, wondering why Weaver would choose him when he doesn't even know him. Weaver suggests he'll have the answer when he's a bigshot detective one day, and then tosses him the car keys, telling him to drive since he is the new guy. Rogers and Weaver arrive at Belfrey Towers, where they are assigned by Victoria to get rid of Henry. In the elevator, Rogers raises concerns to Weaver about why they are accepting orders from her. Weaver agrees that they don't work for Victoria, but they do work for him. The two men visit Roni at her bar for information on Henry's movements, though Roni refuses to help. After Weaver leaves and Rogers goes to pay Roni for Weaver's drink, Roni presses him to be careful of the latter, whose previous partners have all mysterious vanished. Outside, Rogers tells Weaver that they haven't gone far enough in finding dirt on Henry, to which Weaver amusedly wonders if Rogers has a dark side. Upon obtaining a search warrant for Henry's apartment, the two look around, with Weaver discovering evidence that Henry has a daughter. Weaver explains that they've located a vulnerability that they can use against Henry, and questions if it bothers Rogers before pressuring him into being loyal to him or suffer the consequences. Before leaving the apartment, Rogers takes a swan keychain from Henry's dresser. When Victoria demands Henry be removed from her charity event, Weaver tasks Rogers with slipping Victoria's bracelet into the man's pocket and framing him for theft. Rogers purposely bumps into Henry, but he puts in the keychain instead, causing Henry to be exonerated when Weaver later asks him to turn out his pockets. Rogers tries to dispose of the bracelet, but Weaver stops him, expressing approval over his moral code and how this is what he has sought after in a partner. Later, Rogers gives Henry a list of cemeteries in Seattle, despite having no luck finding the names of his deceased family. He tells him about his quest to find the missing little girl and how the woman who saved him gave him the inspiration to do things the morally right way. Rogers believes, after seeing Victoria accuse Henry of theft, that she may be responsible for keeping him from locating the girl. He shares this theory with Roni as well, suggesting that Victoria is involved with ruining everyone's lives in Hyperion Heights and the three decide to work together to oust Victoria for her crimes. ("A Pirate's Life")

At the bar, Roni tells Rogers and Henry about her encounter with a drunk employee from the building commission who alluded to accepting a bribe from Victoria. Rogers decides to do a stakeout at the plaza where the employee and Victoria are scheduled to meet, in the hopes of coercing the man into confessing everything. At the police station, he prints out a document with information on the man, an executive director named Michael, and begins heading out when Weaver asks him to tag a folder as evidence. Rogers declines because he is busy, lying about having to be present for a court date for a parking ticket he wrote up. Across from the plaza, Rogers observes Michael accepting an envelope from Victoria, while he himself is unaware that Weaver is watching him from the bridge above. Rogers corners Michael in a restaurant, and upon the latter's denial that he knows anything about Victoria, he pulls the envelope from Michael's jacket, revealing a wad of cash inside. He places Michael under arrest, however, at the station, Weaver allows the suspect to leave. Rogers is annoyed at him for allowing a criminal to go scot-free, to which Weaver reprimands him for lying and his poor attempt at doling out justice when it'll only attract unwanted attention from Victoria. Weaver then curtly tells Rogers to enjoy the rest of his day off; implying he should be off from duty because of the stunt he just tried to pull. ("The Garden of Forking Paths")

From Weaver, Rogers finds out that Victoria is afraid of Tilly, one of Weaver's street informants, and that the girl may possibly know something big about Victoria. Weaver wants to use Tilly to obtain the necessary information, but Rogers disapproves of his partner using her as a disposable pawn. In turn, Weaver warns him not to school him on how to deal with his informant, as he is aware Rogers has his own baggage concerning his old case with the missing girl. Rogers expresses dismay at his callousness towards Tilly because he thought he cared for her, though Weaver coldly asserts he doesn't care about anyone except himself. Later when Weaver is hospitalized after being shot by Tilly, Rogers shows him the bullet that almost killed him and jokes that he must be immortal to have survived. He also informs Weaver that Tilly has since calmed down soon after her pills started to take effect. Weaver then instructs him to let her go and file a report about a masked robber shooting him before fleeing on foot. Rogers, surprised by Weaver's orders, comments that perhaps he does care for Tilly after all, although an annoyed Weaver snaps at him for daring to give his opinion on the matter. Outside in the waiting room, Rogers gives Tilly the news about Weaver, with Tilly expressing deep remorse for her actions and a promise to not go off her pills again. Rogers notices she is sitting by a chess board, and after taking the seat across from her, he begins to play the game with her by moving the black rook. ("Beauty")

At the bar, Rogers shows Henry a box of evidence linked to Eloise, the missing girl he never found. Roni agrees to help him store the box in the backroom for safekeeping, while Rogers leaves with Eloise's old journal. On the way back to work, Rogers opens the book to a drawing of a tower window with a red sky before hearing a commotion inside the station. He rushes in to help an officer fend off an attack from a bearded man, Sam, who was found at Pleasure Island Cabaret in a drunken state. Rogers then notices a tattoo on the assailant's wrist which matches another drawing from Eloise's book. When he interrogates him about the tattoo's origins, Sam claims to have gotten it while he was serving a prison sentence as a way to ward off evil. Rogers doesn't believe him, but the man stands by his words. As Rogers leaves, Sam protests about not being let go despite helping him, though Rogers implies he is lucky as the man he got into an altercation with at the cabaret didn't want to press charges against him. Later, Rogers helps Jacinda find a truck at the impound lot so she and Sabine can use it to start a food truck business. After Sabine gifts Rogers a bag of her homemade beignets as thanks, Rogers tells her that the fire that broke out at her workplace was deliberately set, and although the camera footage can't be recovered, he suspects Victoria did it. As Rogers and Sabine continue talking in the station, the bearded man watches them from across the street, where he informs someone on the phone that they have a problem since Rogers is looking for Eloise. ("Greenbacks")

At the hospital, Weaver prepares to go back to work, even though Rogers tells him the captain wants him to rest for at least a week. After Tilly is left behind after Weaver departs to go talk to the captain, Rogers persuades her to help him with his search for Eloise. Tilly brings him to her shed by the railroad tracks, where she suggests they have another chess match while they discuss Eloise's case. Rogers asks if they should reset the board, but Tilly insists against it as it's more fun if the game begins in the middle. Prompted by Tilly, Rogers tells her all about Eloise, who, until she disappeared ten years ago, was a normal girl who loved art and hated school. He goes on to say she was also an amateur poet and was fearless, and his belief that something must have spooked her. Rogers shows her the protection rune that Eloise drew in her journal but he remains confused about what he is missing. Tilly turns around the chessboard, telling him to look at the pieces he already has on his side, and that he has to pay attention to them as they may help him get onto the path to Eloise. With Tilly's advice in mind, Rogers reexamines the file he has on the man with the tattoo and decides to pay a visit to his home. He arrives there, but when no one answers the door, he shines a flashlight in and spots a body on the floor, prompting him to break in and find the tattooed man is now dead. ("Wake Up Call")

After police backup is called to the crime scene, Rogers accuses Weaver of conspiring with whoever killed the man to keep him from finding Eloise. Weaver calls him out for accusing him with no proof and believes Rogers' obsession is affecting his judgment. In conversation with Henry, Rogers is adamant that Eloise is still alive and, despite how crazy it sounds, he feels a familial bond with the missing girl. Henry accompanies him to the troll statue, where Rogers asks for Tilly's opinion on Eloise's journal. Tilly deducts that Eloise had a bad home life with unloving parents and that she probably wasn't taken against her will. Rogers states he has already gone down that road before by talking to the street kids, but Tilly points out they wouldn't want to talk to a cop. He then prompts her for assistance with this, and Tilly eventually agrees as she doesn't want Rogers to write her up for the stolen watches she is attempting to sell off. Later while waiting for Tilly to report back, Rogers admits to Henry that he's so invested in Eloise because he feels guilty for her disappearance, as he was drinking instead of patrolling during the night she went missing. Tilly provides information about a guy at the old group home who used to date a girl named Rain, who wrote poetry, loved Salinger, and drew often in her notebook. She gives Rogers one of Rain's drawings, which matches a missing page in Eloise's journal, but she reveals Rain died in a car accident and her body was never identified since her name was a pseudonym. As Rogers is reeling from the shock of Eloise's death, he nearly drowns his sorrow in alcohol, only to angrily set down the bottle. Some of the spilled liquid causes the color in the drawing to run, which helps him figure out it is a forgery because all the other pages in the journal have always remained intact no matter what. Realizing Weaver made Tilly lie to him, he confronts the man. Weaver admits he was acting on Victoria's orders, but the real reason he did it was to protect Rogers from himself as he is not ready to know the whole truth about what is going on in Hyperion Heights. Rogers vows to find Eloise now that Weaver has confirmed his suspicions that she is still alive, even though Weaver insists Eloise is not who he is truly looking for. Upon not finding Victoria at Belfrey Towers, he convinces Ivy to give him access to a tracking system on Victoria's car. Rogers corners Victoria in one of her property buildings, where he rescues a woman who claims to be Eloise. In the aftermath of Victoria's arrest, Rogers expresses disappointment towards Tilly for obeying Weaver's commands, before accompanying Eloise in the ambulance as it drives away. ("Eloise Gardener")

As Rogers arrives into the precinct, he is met by applause from the other police officers for his heroism except for Weaver, who cautions that he has no idea what he's blown open. Eloise thanks him with a cake, and as she tells him about her not so smooth readjustment to normal life, Rogers hands her his card and suggests she call him if she needs anything. Rogers is cutting a slice of the cake when Roni drops by looking for Weaver. Roni persuades him to try reaching out to Tilly again and to not judge her too harshly for obeying Weaver as she believes the girl only allowed herself to be a pawn because she had no other option. Upon noticing Eloise's cake, Roni promptly dumps it into the trash, much to Rogers' confusion, with her telling him that too much sugar will kill him. At the troll statue, Rogers reconciles with Tilly as he now understands she saw Weaver as a father figure. Tilly reflects on her perception of Weaver, whom she thought was a good person and had cared about her, but without him, she doesn't know where she belongs in the world. Rogers gives her the chessboard and invites her to play a weekly chess game with him from now on, as he too is feeling lost since solving Eloise's case and doesn't know what to do next. ("Pretty in Blue")

Arriving at the station, Rogers is shocked to see Victoria is now free to go as Weaver informs him the judge had no choice seeing as Rogers did not have a warrant. Rogers, more than certain that Weaver pulled some strings for Victoria in order to get something out of the arrangement, vows to dig up whatever he is trying to hide. Weaver advises him to not as ignoring his advice thus far will only do more damage. Not to be deterred, Rogers sets off a fire alarm in order to get into Weaver's locker, where he finds a pirate book in a bag before his interest is piqued by a box of files. In it, he finds folders with information on several people; Victoria, Ivy, Sam, himself, and Sabine. Rogers goes to follow-up with Sabine about what Weaver questioned her about concerning the fire at Mr. Cluck's. Sabine explains being shown an object that was supposedly used to force the back door open, and when Rogers asks her to describe what it looked like, she instead draws it for him, revealing it is a dagger-shaped weapon. She describes how Weaver had her hold it and asked if she "felt" anything from it. Still unsure what Weaver is up to, Rogers confronts him with Sabine's drawing and why he's been investigating everyone in Hyperion Heights. Weaver confesses to looking for someone whom he believed Victoria could have helped to find, and that everything he has done is to reunite with his wife. Rogers finds the story unbelievable yet he believes Weaver is telling the truth. He offers to help him, to which Weaver tells him that they need to find Lucy. ("One Little Tear")

After Lucy mysteriously falls into a coma, Rogers is on the streets trying to get information from a construction worker who was in the area around the time as Lucy before she collapsed. Tilly grabs his attention by mentioning the symbol in Eloise's journal and then leads him to the same painted symbol on the troll bridge's wall, where it is being scrubbed away by a worker. The pair later arrive into the evidence room, finding everything in a mess, including a disheveled Weaver, before Rogers tells him about the appearance of the symbol in Hyperion Heights. Weaver recognizes which symbol he means and shows him a coin bearing the same marking. Rogers then asks what it means, and Weaver ominously states that "they" - the Coven of the Eight - are here. ("The Eighth Witch")


Eloise Gardener


  • Solid lines denote blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • † denotes the deceased
  • Hook/Rogers and Gothel/Eloise have never been married



  • The name "Rogers" is a reference to the Jolly Roger, Hook's beloved ship.
  • According to Colin O'Donoghue, a first name has not been established for Rogers.[1]

Production Notes

  • According to Colin O'Donoghue, the older version of Wish Hook is one of his favorite versions of Hook to play.[2]
  • It takes approximately three hours to do Wish Hook's makeup.[4]
  • Wish Hook became a storytelling device for Season Seven because Jennifer Morrison left the show after Season Six,[5] and the writers felt that separating Emma and Hook, whether it was for the season or forever, was not what the audience deserved. They discussed the various options and ramifications, and felt that allowing Wish Hook into the new story gave them the ability to explore the character in different ways.[6]
  • Colin O'Donoghue said that Rogers feels "a sense of loss, and he doesn't know what it is, what's missing".[7]

Props Notes

  • According to Colin O'Donoghue, Rogers' prosthetic hand enables him to move his fingers but it does not have complete mobility to make a fist. They tried to use a flesh colored glove to simulate a prosthetic hand, but it looked too weird.[1] ("Hyperion Heights" et al.)


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

See also


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