I just noticed something when I reblogged this post. You may have already noticed that because it’s from season 1 (1x10), but back then I wasn’t on Tumblr and I was a “passive” fan so I had never noticed this detail : David is reading Anna Karenina. The story of a woman, unhappy in marriage, who cheats on her husband and ends up dead (basically okay, I don’t mean to be exhaustive).
Guess who that fits ? Milah. She was unhappy with Rumple, she fell for Hook and left with him and ended up dead.
I call this a BIG PARALLEL. More than David and Hook holding a book, the meaning of what David is reading was so foreshadowing and symbolic.
Plus David was kind of cheating on his “curse wife” with Mary Margaret so… Yeah, the writers are really really funny.
Source for the picture.
Source for the gifs : xgiuls.