Is Neal/Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James) actually Peter Pan? Is Tamara a fairy tale character? These burning questions have been gnawing away at Once Upon a Time fans, but now a new set of spoilers from TVLine offer some very big clues about those very questions.
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Is Tamara a fairy tale character? In a new episode of Spoiler Alert! TVLine's Matt Mitovich said he spoke to showrunners Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who "insist" that Tamara has "absolutely no other alternate identity." She is what she claims to be: A regular human who just happens to be obsessed with magic. Hmm ... maybe she had a bad run-in with magic as a kid?
Is Neal Peter Pan? Eddy and Adam also said that they've seen a lot of theories about Neal, and no one has gotten it right, yet. Given that Neal = Peter Pan is one of the most popular theories and therefore it's very unlikely the showrunners don't know about it, we have to assume that means that's off the table. Another popular theory is that Neal is a Lost Boy. That was our personal favorite but, once again, we can't imagine Eddy and Adam don't know about it already, so it's probably wrong.
Does this information change your thinking? If Neal isn't a Lost Boy or Peter Pan, who is he? If Tamara really is just a regular human, why's she so obsessed with magic? Sound off in the comments!
Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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