They keep making me like him, then despise him again.
I’m really sick of seeing people compare his redemption arc to Regina and Gold’s. He is literally lying to Emma and everyone else RIGHT NOW in the storyline. Within the last year he has continued to do awful things and hurt people. We are shown that he regrets this only when directly faced with the repercussions of his actions.
And people are touting this as proof that he is changing for the better?! Maybe we will see him change by the season’s end, but it certainly isn’t there now. He knowingly sentenced a man to death and felt guilty about it when facing that man’s loved one. Even the most evil person would feel guilt in that scenario.
JFC, at last Regina and Gold harmed people who had wronged them in some way.