2x06 / 5x08Â
The symbolism/significance of the dreamcatcher is beautiful and brilliant. The motif of the dreamcatcher was first introduced in the very first Captain Swan-centric episode ever, back when Hook was just introduced to the show.
Fast forward to Season 5 and Emma has now used a magic dreamcatcher to hide the nightmare of what she did to/for Hook. Sheâ€™s holding on to the dream of her and Killian together, happy, and safe in their own home. Itâ€™s all of that and her love for him that has fuelled her desire and determination to rid herself [and now her true love too] of the darkness.Â