Emma, Charming, Snow and Hook are wandering through the green edges of the woods. Emma realizes the marker highlighting Henry’s location is jolting from one curved edge of the map to the next. Hook correctly resolves that Peter Pan is continually moving his camp. Hook tells the group the only person who can help them is Tinkerbell, a fairy that Peter Pan trusts. The decision is made to seek her out. Regina’s once passionately lit face fades to hollowness. Hook corrals Charming and implores him to tell Snow about the poison in his system. Charming replies with his belief that the fairy dust that Tinkerbell possesses can save him. Neal is firmly planted in The Enchanted Forest; he cannot leave the land without a portal. Robin Hood offers to help Neal. Robin’s small son scurries into the room. Neal tells Mulan and Robin that he knows of a way to get to Neverland.
Peter Pan places an apple on a Lost Boy’s head and tells Henry to align his arrow to a bow and shoot it off. At the last second, Henry curves his aim towards Peter Pan and opens his embrace on the bow’s string. The darted arrow is enveloped by the quickened palm of Peter Pan’s hand. Peter smiles and leads Henry and his gang to another spot in the forest. Emma recognizes Regina's sluggish steps in the back of the group. She asks Regina if she’s ever done anything to Tinkerbell. Regina’s defeated gaze answers Emma. Regina believes Tinkerbell will not help them get Henry back if she continues to travel with them. Emma charges on without her, leaving Regina alone. Tinkerbell appears from the lingering leaves of a bush and speckles the air with a pink mist. The hazed pillow of rose colored air knocks Regina out.
Emma meets up with Charming, Snow, and Hook. Snow tells them that Tinkerbell’s home reflects a person who’s always on the run. Snow, with this remark, highlights a key petal of her past to her daughter Emma. They quickly figure out Tinkerbell’s wish to get Regina alone. When Regina awakes Tinkerbell declares that she’s been waiting a long time to have Regina trapped. Tinkerbell’s dim and tattered appearance hints to the fact that she’s no longer a fairy. When Regina was queen and wanted to escape her royally empty life, Tinkerbell broke many rules to help her. At the time, Tinkerbell told Regina of a man with a lion tattoo who would coat Regina’s life with the hue of happiness. Regina never acted and Tinkerbell, through the process of disobeying her fairy laws, was stripped of her wings. Tinkerbell tells the regretful Regina that she’s going to kill her. Regina knifes her hand into her own chest, pulling out her glowing heart. It’s a pulsed and throbbing lamp-like organ that’s smeared with the swirling taint of darkness. Regina tells Tinkerbell that she was afraid to find true happiness because her rage was the only thing that empowered her. She warns Tinkerbell how darkness can cloud a person’s spirit, shadowing everything good about them. Tinkerbell continues to clutch the corners of Regina’s heart. Her fingers tighten around it yet, her face illustrates the confliction that waves within.
Snow, Emma, Hook, and Charming arrive to find Regina unharmed. Tinkerbell tells them she can’t help find Henry through magic but she knows where to look for Peter Pan. Charming is deflated by the fact that Tinkerbell has no fairy dust. He realizes the severity of his fate. Neal uses Robin Hood’s son to open a portal to Neverland. Before he leaves he tells Mulan and Robin to always tell the important people in their lives that they love them. When he gets to Neverland, he wants nothing more than to speak those words to Emma. The portal is opened and Neal attaches himself to the transparent ankle of a spirit returning to Neverland. Mulan, listening to Neal, finds Aurora a patio and is met by a smile. She attempts to tell Aurora that she loves her but is quieted by the news that Aurora is pregnant. Mulan can only respond with the declaration that she’s joining Robin Hood’s crew. When she returns to the forest to meet Hood, they shake hands and a lion tattoo is shown on his forearm. Neal is dumped in Neverland. When he collects himself from the ground, a Lost Boy smirking in the corner is his first visitor.
The themes of family and home connected many characters in this episode. The Charmings are already a fractured family, encircled by a history of separation which has yet to mend. They are without Henry. Emma was deserted by her parents. Emma gave Henry up for adoption. The past of abandonment also haunts Emma through Neal, who was also left by his father. Snow talks about her life as a refugee and that she didn’t feel at peace until she found Charming. She called Charming her home. For a renegade, life unfolds in front of them, in the present. They make no future plans. She found an anchor in wherever Charming was. This is a feeling that needs to spread out through them all, touching each person in the Charming family. This split family cannot heal until they are bridged together emotionally without the stain of their pasts.