Trapped on a boat in the middle of a sea somewhere off the coast of Neverland, Emma and Company must quickly resolve their differences with they are to work together to save Henry. However, a storm is brewing. And when several large thumps knock the boat, the crew faces a whole new enemy—mermaids!
These mermaids aren’t peaceful. They work for Peter Pan and they won’t stop until the Jolly Roger is capsized and its passengers are overboard and dead. Using their honed skills, Mary Margaret and David “fish” out one of the mermaids, capturing her in a net. Regina conjures balls of fire and chases off the mermaids. However, the one aboard the ship warns them that no matter what they do to her, Pan will get what he wants. And what he wants is the boy. No one will or can stop him.
Regina, irritated by the mermaid’s contrary words of advice, turns her into wood. This angers Mary Margaret, who throws herself at Regina. Punches are thrown, hateful words are spat--fights ensue.
Emma, who can’t be heard above the raging sea and her family’s anger, decides that the only way to calm the sea is if they stop fighting. The only way to do that is throw herself overboard—which she does. However, a rope holding a large metal pulley breaks and falls on top of Emma, knocking unconscious under water. David leaps after his daughter and pulls her to safety.
The rest of the passengers, jolted from their fighting, have
calmed. And what do you know? The storm has calmed as well.
Now that they’re all on the same page, they can continue their journey.
Either way, the Lost Boy warns Rumple that going against Peter Pan will cost him his life. Rumple doesn’t care. He’s on a mission.
Again, meanwhile, Neal has landed himself in Fairy Tale Land under the care of Mulan, Aurora, and Phillip. After an unsuccessful attempt to contact Emma via dream sleep via Aurora’s sleeping curse, the gang heads to Rumplestiltskin’s castle once they learn that Neal is Baelfire, the Dark One’s son. At the castle, they run into an infamous bandit who steals from the rich to feed the poor. Yep, Robin Hood. He’s been staking out in Rumple’s castle since the Evil Queen cast her curse.
Neal doesn’t really care. He’s after something his father left
behind, which is hidden with a cloaking spell in a wooden cane. Waving his arms and the cane around in a martial-arts like move, Neal unveils a hidden closet which contains a magic ball. Using his inherited magic—via blood relation to Rumplestiltskin—he conjures Emma’s location.
motherless boys and nearly escape when Henry’s new friend lets out his secret.
He is no Lost Boy, but Peter Pan himself.
And now that he has Henry—let the games
1) What is Rumple’s motive for finding Henry? Pure or
2) Will Emma and her unconventional family be able to set aside their differences long enough to get Henry back?
3) How is Peter Pan detached from his Shadow? Why does Peter Pan want to kill Henry? Or does he?
4) Are all mermaids evil? What about Ariel (who is featured in an upcoming episode)?
5) Is Henry magical, too? After all, he was born at 8:15—the magical hour!