“Let’s get the hell out of Neverland.” Emma, God bless you. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. Please, let us leave this island and Peter Pan, and I can go back to thinking he’s a silly boy and not a demon child. Before we leave, there’s some mothering to be done this episode.
Let us begin with an old-fashioned flashback. The Queen just put the curse on everyone, and to do it, she had to kill her father. She’s not feeling super great about it. Surprise everybody, killing someone doesn’t feel good. This show has great morals.
In Storybrooke, Regina continues to feel empty, which is pointed out by Jiminy Cricket. I hope Cricket is prepped and ready for whenever the Neverland crew gets back in town; they’re going to need some psychological help.
Regina wants to adopt. Discouraged after a morning of trying to find a baby (yeah…), she goes to Gold. Mr. Gold agrees to get Regina a baby, but he gives her parenting advice: the baby comes first. He’s not sure she can do that.
Regina adopts a baby Henry. Henry as a baby equals the cutest of all cuties. But baby Henry won’t stop crying, and Regina thinks there’s something genetically wrong with him. Regina never did a lot of babysitting.
Reg-that’s her new nickname- finds out Henry is the Savior’s baby after researching for his family’s medical history. She blames Gold for the connection. He acts like he doesn’t know about the curse. Does he actually know? I’m not sure. It looks like they made that intentionally vague.
Reg decides to give the baby back, but then she doesn’t. I know you were worried there since we didn’t know that Reg raised Henry. Wait… Regina decides to put Henry first, which means forgetting the curse. She makes a potion. Bam! The slate is wiped clean.
Flashforward to the current time. Henry is unconscious, but he’s not dead yet. The heroes’ plan? To kill Pan. Wow, why didn’t they think of that earlier? Seriously, did no one consider this?
They interrogate the Lost Boys using Emma’s mothering tactic. Ah, yes. Right up there with waterboarding is mothering. They tell her Pan is in his thinking tree, and Emma promises to take them back to Storybrooke. I wish I had a thinking tree.
The three mothers (Regina, Emma, and Snow) go after Pan, but they’re captured. Pan reveals that he’s Rumpel’s father (to them). He verbally attacks the ladies, and then Regina goes all super cool villain on us. She rips out Pan’s heart. Huzzah! You go, girl!
They give it back to Henry, and he’s alive! Regina casts a spell so that no one can ever take Henry’s heart again.
Rumpel and Neal reunite: “You came back for me, Papa!” The two of them I just don’t get. Actually, I’m a little confused by Gold showing emotion around anyone. It fits when he’s alone, but the people they put him with never seem to mesh well. Cough Belle cough.
But Pan’s not done yet. He tries to take Henry’s shadow. Gold traps Pan in Pandora’s box or so it seems.
The heroes use Pan’s shadow to get them out of Neverland. It works! Everyone is along for the ride: the heroes, the villains (minus Pan), the Lost Boys, Wendy, Tink, and Hook.
And we’re out. Cue music: “Look’s like we’ve made it. Look how far we’ve come, my baby.” Don’t tell anyone my mind went directly to that song. Please.
Except we didn’t make it. Pan switched bodies with Henry. No!!!!
Well, I just hope that Henry as Pan is not as scary as Pan as Pan. At least, this is what I’m hoping for.
How do you guys feel about the never-ending saga of Pan? Glad that he’s still around? Is anyone else sick of all the doppelganger/ possession storylines that seem to be on every show right now?
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.