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Last week, the Charmings and their allies rescued Henry, Wendy and the Lost Boys from Neverland. However, what they did not know was that Peter Pan pulled an Octavian twist (see Superior Spider-Man
for the term) and switched minds with Henry. The only person that knows the truth is Felix, Pan’s loyal servant. Did any of our heroes and villains find out about the body switch before it was too late on this week's "The New Neverland?" Read on to find out….
Before we get into the nitty gritty of the adventures of Pan-Henry, let’s deal with his grandparents. After Regina disrupted their wedding in the Enchanted Forest, Snow became more obsessed in defeating her wicked stepmom. She asked Charming to take their honeymoon to her parents’ summer palace. Little did he know that Snow was going to attempt to capture a creature that could defeat Regina! That creature’s name…MEDUSA!
Once Charming got wind of his wife’s plan, he accompanied her to Medusa’s lair. Inside the gorgon’s cave, the creature attacked the royal couple and managed to turn Charming to stone. Regina appeared to Snow on a shield gloating that she was finally going to see her opponent dead. However, Snow thought on her feet and used the shield on Medusa…who froze herself to death…releasing Charming from her curse. After the royal couple left the lair, Snow revealed why she was so obsessed with Regina…she wanted to start a family and did not want the Evil Queen to be a threat to that. Snow also stated that it took Charming’s near-death to realize that she should stop focusing on defeating her stepmom and build her own legacy. It seemed that night that the couple conceived their daughter.
Speaking of Emma; she knew something was wrong with Henry! He did not look at the Once Upon A Time
book with the same intensity as before, and asked to go home with Regina. While her parents tried to sooth her concerns, she was right about being worried, as Pan-Henry released his shadow from the Jolly Roger and killed the Blue Fairy (by taking her shadow). When Emma found the body, she warned Regina to keep an eye on their “son” and keep him safe. As Regina and “Henry” traveled to her mausoleum, Emma deduced that Pan is controlling things from Pandora’s Box and traveled to Mr. Gold’s shop to retrieve the box.
Gold was hesitant about letting his father out of the prison, but Emma convinced him to travel to the town’s outskirts to release him. Once Gold released Pan from the box, Henry (in Pan’s body) pleaded with his mom not to hurt him. Unconvinced with the pleas, Emma asked Pan a question that only Henry knew…and Henry answered it correctly.
As the Charmings reunited with Henry, Pan-Henry knocked Regina out and took a V.I.O. (very important object) from the mausoleum. Once Regina was conscious, Gold hinted the object’s identity to the former Evil Queen. Regina revealed that the object that Pan-Henry stole was the curse that sent everyone from the Enchanted Forest to Storybrooke.
Pan-Henry stated to Felix that he hoped to use the curse to freeze Storybrooke and make everyone forget their memories! Once that happened, Pan-Henry and Felix will turn Storybrooke into New Neverland!
Next week, the fate of Storybrooke hangs in the balance! Will one (or more) of the show’s main characters sacrifice themselves to save the town?