However, when Bae (aka Neal Cassady) first meets Wendy Darling, it’s not as magical as you’d expect. After being abandoned by his parents, he truly is a Lost Boy, hungry and searching for food.
In the sneak peek below, he sneaks into the window of a mansion and immediately beelines for a few loaves of bread, ravenously eating until he’s discovered by a real-life Beethoven. The Saint Bernard alerts owner Wendy of the intruder, but thankfully she doesn’t hurt him — instead, she helps.
“I don’t mean any harm, I was just...” Bae trails off, to which she finishes: “You’re hungry.”
After offering him as much food as he’d like so he doesn’t “starve to death,” they exchange adorable introductions.
“Bae? How unusual,” she responds to his name. “I’m Wendy. Wendy Darling.”
This looks like the start of a beautiful friendship to us, but you’ll have to watch the clip below to find out! (Notably, it features two other scenes, too — bonus!)
Once Upon a Time airs Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.