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 9 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 11: “Going Home.”
1. So, what's up with the memories of the people who went back to Fairytale land?
We know Emma and Henry have had their memories replaced, but what about everyone else? Do they still remember everything? We know Hook remember's Emma...
2. How did Hook get to New York City to find Emma?
Usually, it seems to be quite tough to find someone on this show, unless you have a magic globe or something. So we’re wondering how Hook tracked Emma down, not to mention how he made it to the Big Apple. Did he manage to find another magic bean? And might Gold or Regina have helped him locate Emma?
3. What’s the problem facing Emma’s family in Fairytale Land?
Hook tells Emma that she needs to save her family from danger, so clearly something bad has happened to them over the course of the past year in Fairytale Land. Given the promo for the next episode, it seems safe to assume that the Wicked Witch is responsible for this danger, meaning that Fairytale Land is probably a lot more dangerous than, say, Kansas.
4. Is Peter Pan really dead?
We’re sort of glad that Felix is gone for good, since nobody likes a brown-noser. But will Pan come back? We’re starting to think that we haven’t actually seen the last of him, especially since we want Gold to have a triumphant victory over Pan, rather than having them both lose, as appeared to happen this week.
5. Will Gold come back — but not as the Dark One?
We obviously can’t imagine this show without Gold, so we’re pretty sure that there will be some way for him to return. However, we do think that he will be forever changed following his heroic sacrifice in battling Pan. Maybe Gold will return but will no longer be the Dark One?
6. How will Emma get her memories back?
We don’t know how someone could possibly not enjoy kissing Hook, but that appears to be the case for Emma, who doesn’t remember him. We think she’ll get her memories back soon, and the fact that she’s playing the same song — Lou Reed’s “Charley’s Girl” — in her apartment that we hear playing when we first meet Neal is a sign that Emma somehow still remembers Neal. Maybe she remembers everything prior to her decision to keep Henry...
7. Will the curse be broken by Neal and Emma kissing?
Hook has made it clear that he isn’t giving up on the fight for Emma, but after his kiss with her at the end of the episode was unable to break her memory loss, his efforts might be moot. However, we’re hoping that Neal and Emma can smooch to bring back her memories. That said, we’re guessing that things aren’t going so hot for Neal at the moment, given that he didn’t join Hook on his journey to NYC.
8. Is Storybrooke gone for good?
We have to admit that it would be pretty funny to see our heroes suddenly take up residence in NYC and learn that it’s hard to get a cab, even when you’re royalty. But we have a feeling that Storybrooke will eventually come back. After all, we have a feeling that the characters would miss Granny’s diner too much.
9. Will Hook and Tink hook up?
The show seems to be telling us more and more that Hook and Emma aren’t destined to be together (sob!), especially since nothing happened when Hook kissed Emma. But Tink and Hook continue to have cute moments, so we now wouldn’t mind seeing something between them. Somebody should get to end up with a hottie like Hook, right?
What questions do you have about this episode? Let us know in the comments below!