What’s going on in Neverland? Well, just about everyone is getting more evil by the minute. Peter Pan, he rubs off on you.
Peter gets Henry to use his imagination to turn a stick into a sword. This is kind of like when Robin Williams makes food appear, except this was a sharp, lethal sword, but it’s basically the same.
The heroes think they need to come up with a trap to fight the Lost Boys; it will let Henry know they’re fighting for him. Charming tries to punch Hook for setting his eyes on Emma, cementing his overprotective dad role, but he passes out. David now has hours to live. Hook says there might be a sexton at the top of “Dead Man’s Peak,” and the duo go to find it. David gives a (his last) goodbye to Emma and M&M (that’s Mary Margaret’s nickname, right?), but they don’t know it’s his last.
Hook and Charming bond on this little adventure.They both remind each other of their brothers a little bit. Welcome to friendship, buds. Pan confronts Hook, offering him a deal; Hook can leave the island with one other person if he kills Charming. Pan does his best Voldemort-scary-as-possible impression. Hook lied about the sexton. He brought Charming up there to save his life, but it will only work in Neverland. Charming drinks it. He’s healed! It’s a Christmas miracle! Okay, it’s a Halloween miracle! (That doesn’t have the same ring.) Hook ruins his chances at leaving with Pan’s deal.
The heroines capture the Lost Boy who was scratched by Henry’s sword, and they take his heart to get him to deliver a message. It’s very, “Are we heroes anymore?” Regina has a magic mirror, and they tell Henry they’re coming for him. Henry throws the mirror down, breaking it. Is it too late? Tough call.
David and Hook come back. David champions Hook as a savior. Hook and Emma kiss because saviors stick together.
Peter ruins Hook’s post-kiss bask, telling him that Baelfire is on the island. Speaking of Neal, he’s in Neverland jail, next to an inmate, but who is it? My money is on Rumpel.
Flashback alert. Hook wasn’t always a pirate. He was a sailor of the Lord’s navy with two hands, no eyeliner, and a bad hairdo. Ah, sea. Hook looks a little like Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid in this light. Hook’s brother, the captain, uses a sail made from the feathers of Pegasus to fly to Neverland. They think the dreamshade plant is a medicine. The captain gets stabbed with dreamshade, and Pan tells him of a spring that cures all ailments. The brother lives, except when he doesn’t; the cure only works on the island. Hook, mad at the king, sets fire to the magical sail and becomes a pirate captain.
This was a nice episode. I’m so relieved we don’t have to worry about Charming anymore. Now, it’s all about Henry. The team needs to snag him, get off the island, and enroll everyone in intense family therapy.
Hilary Miller is currently an MFA student in Screenwriting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. When not not watching, writing, or talking about movies and television shows, she can usually be found making crock-pot creations, laughing, talking too loud, running, devouring a good book, eating, racking up cellular bills chatting with her bomb family, sticking her toes in the sand, or wishing she were Hermione Granger, sometimes all at once. And while part of her heart is still in Indiana, the rest of it belongs to her puppy, Estelle Getty.