For those who have seen the promo for Season 2, Episode 21: “Second Star to the Right” or the ten-minute sneak peek of the episode, you know Bae met the Darlings shortly after leaving his father in the Enchanted Forest. As TV Line reports, co-creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis recently expanded on this connection.
“What happens with [Bae], Wendy, and the Darling family is the emotional touchstone of these last two hours [of Season 2],” explained Eddy. “Hopefully, it will inform who he is as a character and also [establish] another land, which is, hopefully, not what you think it is.”
We know Bae almost certainly isn’t Peter Pan, but that he does have some sort of connection to the Darlings. In the sneak peek for next week’s episode, a starving Bae is caught by Wendy eating bread from the Darling table. She takes pity on the boy, offering him as much bread as he wants. We have a feeling this isn’t where Bae’s Darling connection ends, since the preview seems to show Wendy telling him to come to Neverland.
Could Bae have been adopted by the Darling family? Or is he just another Lost Boy led to Neverland? How does this link to his backstory with Hook? If we know anything about this show, it’s that it likes to turn classic stories (and their characters) on their heads. We can’t wait to see what OUAT does with Peter Pan.
What do you think happens between Bae and the Darlings? Let us know in the comments below!