We love all of Once Upon a Time’s many, many mysteries, but sometimes it seems like each episode introduces more questions than answers. To that end, we’ve tackled the 10 biggest questions from this week’s episode in order to make sense of everything that happened.
Here are 10 burning questions from Season 3, Episode 10: “The New Neverland.”
1. Will Pan have to kill someone to enact the curse?
It looks as though the people of Storybrooke are about to be cursed once again, but this time Emma seemingly can’t save them. But does Pan have to kill the person closest to him in order to start the curse, as Regina did when she killed her dad? If so, we’re thinking Pan would need to kill Gold or perhaps Felix. Translation: So long, Felix.
2. How will the body swap get reversed?
It was good to see that the body swap didn’t linger on too long without Emma getting wise to it. But we now wonder how Peter and Henry will get back to their rightful bodies. It’s seems safe to assume that Gold (or maybe Regina) has some kind of magic that will reverse the swap.
3. Will Gold finally kill Pan?
We’re hoping that Pan can be stopped before he casts the curse, and we think Gold will be the one to kill him. But will Gold get hurt in the process? We keep wondering if something will indeed happen to Gold, given the prophecy about his undoing.
4. Is the Blue Fairy dead for good?
Things aren’t looking up for the Blue Fairy, as she was pronounced dead after she got her shadow swiped. But is she dead for good? We’d like to think that everyone without shadows will come back to life when Pan is killed, much like how David came back to life when Medusa was killed in the flashback. Then again, we’re not really sure if we want Greg Mendell to come back.
5. Are David’s Dreamshade worries really behind him?
It seemed awfully easy for David to cure his Dreamshade wound with that elixir from Gold, right? We can’t imagine his problems will go away that quickly, so we’re worried about complications arising. Either that, or Gold is really good at making elixirs.
6. How sad was it to see Neal sitting at the booth by his lonesome?
We appreciate that Hook claims to be backing off from pursuing Emma for the time being, although he apparently is convinced that Neal will somehow screw things up. But Neal might not even get a chance to screw things up, since Emma blew off their lunch date. Sob! We’re thinking Emma will finally give Neal a shot once Pan is defeated, right?
7. Will Hook and Tink happen?
We still think Hook and Emma would be mighty cute together, so we’re not really encouraging Hook to have drunken hookups with whomever he happens to find. Still, Hook and Tink could be an intriguing pairing, so we’re interested to see where that goes.
8. How amazing was that Rumbelle scene??
We’ve been waiting all season to see Belle and Gold kiss for real, and it ended up being even better than we imagined. So will things remain steady between these two? We hope so, and we think it’s a good sign that Belle is more involved in Gold’s life by joining him at the town border to let Henry out of Pandora’s Box.
9. Have we seen the last of the Darlings?
Wendy Darling and her brothers didn’t play as much of a role this season as we expected them to, so it seemed a little abrupt when they were already heading back home. Does this mean Wendy and Henry aren’t going to go on at least one playdate, as we had kind of hoped?
10. Is it just us, or was Ariel and Eric’s reunion rather quick?
We’re certainly glad that there was no drama in Ariel and Eric reuniting, and their kiss was cute. But we kept thinking that there would be a bit more to their storyline than such a quick reunion. We’re now curious to see how Ariel might become involved in the rest of the plot.
What questions do you have about this episode? Let us know in the comments below!