When Neal fell through that portal with a bullet wound in his chest in Once Upon a Time's penultimate episode of the season, his survival didn't seem likely. However, in the Season 2 finale (Episode 22: “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”), Neal's fate was revealed. So was he alive or dead when Aurora, Mulan, and Prince Phillip found his body on the beach? 

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At the end of Episode 21: “Second Star to the Right,” Neal was shot and plummeted into a portalpresumably dead, but on Once Upon a Timethings aren’t always what they seem. Thankfully, that meant Neal was alive in the Enchanted Forest. Aurora, Mulan, and Prince Phillip came across his body on the beach, and thankfully, he was breathing — but barely. Neal is definitely going to need some time to recover from his injury, but it looks like he'll be alive and well for Season 3

Unfortunately, Neal will be separated from his family for who knows how long, given that the end of Season 2 saw Emma, Rumple, Regina and the Charmings setting off to Neverland on Hook's ship. They're on a mission to find Henry, who was kidnapped by Tamara and Greg and taken to "Him" — aka Peter Pan!

Will Neal find out Henry was kidnapped? Will he and Emma reunite and talk about their feelings? Looks like we'll have to wait until Season 3 to find out.

What did you think of the episode? Are you glad Neal is alive? Sound off in the comments!