Baelfire only wanted the best for his father, who was cursed to be the Dark One for eternity. By transporting them to another land, one without magic, the Dark One would be forced to give up his powers. But when the plan went awry, and Rumplestiltskin betrayed his son, Baelfire was left to enter the journey alone as his fingers slipped from his father’s grasp and he fell through the portal.
From there, Bae landed in London, England just outside the home of Wendy Darling—yep, from Peter Pan. Starved, Bae broke into the Darling’s house and spied freshly baked bread. He’d barely gotten through one bite before Wendy interrupted him, threating him with a statuette. However, seeing that he wasn’t robbing them and he only wanted food, Wendy offered him more. Furthermore, she decided to house him, hiding him away in a cubby hole inside her bedroom that she shared with her two younger brothers.
It wasn’t long, just a few weeks, that Wendy’s parents discovered Bae. Bae confessed that he was an orphan.
His mother had died and his father…well…he was dead, too. Figuratively, not literally, but why bring in technicalities. The Darlings felt sorry for Bae and
told him that their home was open to him for as long as he liked.
One night, Wendy stood stargazing at her window. She woke Bae up, nearly bursting to tell someone a deep secret. Bae came to the window. In hushed tones, Wendy declared that she had seen this shadow, although there wasn’t a body. This shadow had come to the window and
shown her many wonderful things…so many wonderful things because it had magic.
Oh, isn’t magic wonderful, Bae?
Horrified by Wendy’s fascination with magic, the very cause of his pain, Bae tries to talk her out of her captivation. But Wendy does not heed his words. She tells him she hopes the shadow will come back and take her to this land that he is from. A land called Neverland.
Sure enough, the Shadow comes back and lures Wendy into his clutches. She tries to comfort Bae as she
How did she escape then? The Shadow didn’t want her.
He wanted a boy…one of her brothers. He was coming back tonight to take one with him.
Bae and Wendy barricade the window and light candles to ward off the Shadow. But when it comes to claim the brother, it breaks down the barrier. Before the Shadow can take a brother, Bae steps into his place, taken far away,
into the night, to the land of no return—Neverland.
Speeding over the water, Bae breaks from the Shadow’s grasp and lands in the water, only to be rescued by the one and only Captain Hook.
Welcome aboard the Jolly Roger, Baelfire!
Regina and her magic beans turn up missing, Emma is even more suspicious. Going to Neal, she tries to convince him that Tamara is lying to him about her whereabouts.
In order to get Emma off his back, Neal takes Emma to the beach where Tamara should not be because she is supposed to be running in the woods. Yet Tamara turns up, smiling and trying to make Emma feel at ease.
Emma’s not satisfied and decides to turn to Mr. Gold for help to find Regina.
Mary Margaret and David go to Mr. Gold, who gives them a potion that will link Mary Margaret and Regina together, just long enough to find her.
With a teardrop from Regina and a tear from Mary Margaret, Mary Margaret uses an eyedropper to place the mixed tears in her eye.
Immediately Mary Margaret senses Regina and her pain. Regina is locked away in Storybrooke’s cannery and linked to high voltage electrical currents that Greg Mendell is using to force out the truth of his father’s
whereabouts. Regina, despite the pain, isn’t
Mary Margaret tells Emma what she saw/felt. Emma uses the clues, leading her and Neal to the Cannery. Inside, she finds the place empty. Meeting up with her father and mother, the four search the spacious building. While they can’t see the culprits, Tamara, via security camera, spots the trespassers and races to divert them.
Greg, pressured for time, forces more voltage upon Regina, nearly to the extent of killing her. Regina finally gives in and confesses that she murdered his father just after little Owen/Greg had left town. She buried the body at their old campsite.
Angered, Greg sends several, nearly fatal, volts of electricity
through Regina before rushing off to the woods.
Tossing the bean to the floor, a whirling portal immediately opens up, sending Neal and Emma jumping from its range. Emma, hanging on to a pipe, dangling over the swirling portal, is losing her grip. Neal reaches her in time and pulls her to safety, but the ground breaks under them.
Neal, not wanting to drag Emma into the portal, choses to let go, but not before hearing Emma declare her love for
Back at Mary Margaret’s, the Charmings get the Blue Fairy to heal Regina and remove her anti-magic cuff from her wrist. Emma mourns the loss of Neal and laments about telling Henry.
Regina wakes and is surprised by the Charmings’ kind act of saving her. But she warns them that they are not safe. Greg and Tamara have the fail-safe to the curse, which can destroy Storybrooke forever.
What she doesn’t know, is that deep in Storybrooke’s woods, Greg has discovered his father’s body and Tamara has come to him with some powerful news…news about what that mysterious gem can do and the fact that their “home office” has given them the green light to use
It’s time to wipe Storybrooke off the map!
1) First of all, I don’t want Storybrooke to be destroyed. So if it is, where will everyone go? Can they get back to Fairy Tale Land?
2) Will Greg and Tamara be stopped? Who is in charge of Greg and Tamara? Who runs their home office? What do they want with destroying magic?
3) What will be so devastating about next week’s
4) What will Captain Hook do once he finds out that Bae is Rumplestiltskin’s son?
5) Is Regina going to turn good (or better) or will she turn back to her main evil streak?
Tune in next week for Once Upon a Time’s season 2 finale! On ABC, 8/7c.