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  • So this has been asked a couple times and I've been providing the answer, "Well, Emma would have forgotten all the rebuilding they'd done in their relationship since she went to meet him with Henry and Gold and it would be like he just showed up in her car and that wouldn't end well," but, if he had gone with her, Regina could've altered Emma and Henry's memories to include Neal, and they could be a happy family all together.

    So why didn't this happen? o: Would the Curse have taken him even if he had crossed the town line..? No, because it was stated that Emma could escape the curse as usual because she's the saviour, implying if she hadn't crossed the line she wouldn't have escaped, therefore crossing the line = escaping = the Curse couldn't have taken him if he was beyond the town line.

    Discuss!

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    • I want to theorize that the curse would take Neal anyway if he crossed out of town, and the circumstances of Emma being unaffected (once outside of town) is because she's the savior, and Henry wouldn't be affected since he was born in the LWM. If everyone could just cross out of town and flee the impending curse, why didn't they do that? I believe the curse would have taken them even if they tried to leave Storybrooke because that's the price of stopping the curse. 

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    • Applegirl wrote: I want to theorize that the curse would take Neal anyway if he crossed out of town, and the circumstances of Emma being unaffected (once outside of town) is because she's the savior, and Henry wouldn't be affected since he was born in the LWM. If everyone could just cross out of town and flee the impending curse, why didn't they do that? I believe the curse would have taken them even if they tried to leave Storybrooke because that's the price of stopping the curse. 

      But Neal is not like everyone either. In fact, I think he is in the same conditions as Emma. Both were born in the EF, but somehow ended in the LWM before the Dark Curse. None of them was cursed, so both of them could leave Storybrooke as we've seen before. Same applies to August and Hook. So yes, Neal could have left Storybrooke to rebuild his life with Emma and Henry, but is that what Emma wanted anyway? I think she made it pretty clear she had only room for Henry in her life at the moment, and I don't think Neal wanted to push her into accepting him as part of her life. I know they love each other, but Emma is not willing to have any boyfriend right now.

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    • Killian Jones wrote:

      Applegirl wrote: I want to theorize that the curse would take Neal anyway if he crossed out of town, and the circumstances of Emma being unaffected (once outside of town) is because she's the savior, and Henry wouldn't be affected since he was born in the LWM. If everyone could just cross out of town and flee the impending curse, why didn't they do that? I believe the curse would have taken them even if they tried to leave Storybrooke because that's the price of stopping the curse. 

      But Neal is not like everyone either. In fact, I think he is in the same conditions as Emma. Both were born in the EF, but somehow ended in the LWM before the Dark Curse. None of them was cursed, so both of them could leave Storybrooke as we've seen before. Same applies to August and Hook. So yes, Neal could have left Storybrooke to rebuild his life with Emma and Henry, but is that what Emma wanted anyway? I think she made it pretty clear she had only room for Henry in her life at the moment, and I don't think Neal wanted to push her into accepting him as part of her life. I know they love each other, but Emma is not willing to have any boyfriend right now.

      This is fair. At the same time though, Henry could've had his father.

      And I agree with what you said about him having the same conditions as Emma.

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    • It is true that almost no one was thinking about what Henry wanted/needed at that time, but I assume that's only because everyone there had like, 30 seconds to say goodbye to like 4 or 5 people they really loved. I mean, we can't blame Emma for not dedicating the 100% of those 30 seconds to Henry, because that was the last time she was seeing the parents she had been looking for her entire life, and was actually about to loose two of her possible loves (Neal and Hook, of course). So, she had a lot of stuff to think about in very few time.

      The exception is Regina, of course, since Henry's her only love, the only thing she could've been thinking about was him. That's why she wanted him to have a good life.

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    • It would'nt have mattered if Neal went with Emma and Henry, he still would've been taken by the curse. The curse as Regina said "would take everyody back to where they came from". 

      Since Neal was born in the Enchanted forest, he had to go back. So why didnt Emma go back since she was born in the Enchanted forest? Well shes the saviour, she was destined to escape the curse, so once again she can escape the same one.

      Even if he went past the town line, he "doesnt belong here, none of us do". He doesnt belong in the WWM so he had to go back.

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    • Onceuponatimefan29 wrote: It would'nt have mattered if Neal went with Emma and Henry, he still would've been taken by the curse. The curse as Regina said "would take everyody back to where they came from". 

      Since Neal was born in the Enchanted forest, he had to go back. So why didnt Emma go back since she was born in the Enchanted forest? Well shes the saviour, she was destined to escape the curse, so once again she can escape the same one.

      Even if he went past the town line, he "doesnt belong here, none of us do". He doesnt belong in the WWM so he had to go back.

      I respectfully disagree. Neal has nothing to do with the Curse. Neal *does* belong to the LWM as much as he belongs to the EF and to Neverland. He went to each of those worlds by himself. On the other hand, Mary Margaret, David Nolan, Regina Mills, Storybrooke... They all went there BECAUSE of the Curse. Now, undoing the curse should only take back to the EF those who were originally brought by it.

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    • Killian Jones wrote:

      Onceuponatimefan29 wrote: It would'nt have mattered if Neal went with Emma and Henry, he still would've been taken by the curse. The curse as Regina said "would take everyody back to where they came from". 

      Since Neal was born in the Enchanted forest, he had to go back. So why didnt Emma go back since she was born in the Enchanted forest? Well shes the saviour, she was destined to escape the curse, so once again she can escape the same one.

      Even if he went past the town line, he "doesnt belong here, none of us do". He doesnt belong in the WWM so he had to go back.

      I respectfully disagree. Neal has nothing to do with the Curse. Neal *does* belong to the LWM as much as he belongs to the EF and to Neverland. He went to each of those worlds by himself. On the other hand, Mary Margaret, David Nolan, Regina Mills, Storybrooke... They all went there BECAUSE of the Curse. Now, undoing the curse should only take back to the EF those who were originally brought by it.

      Actually in my eyes, Neal, August,Hook weren't under the queens curse, however my speculation is all residents of EF had to back by Pan's design of the new curse, which didn't discriminate how you got to LWM. As long as you are from E.F. it takes you back.

      Pan's new curse followed the "Anyone not born of this land will go back" rule.

      Except Emma. Who was an exception because she had the ability to escape the curse.

      OMG i've gone cross eyed. xD

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    • XxBadWolfxX wrote:
      Killian Jones wrote:

      Onceuponatimefan29 wrote: It would'nt have mattered if Neal went with Emma and Henry, he still would've been taken by the curse. The curse as Regina said "would take everyody back to where they came from". 

      Since Neal was born in the Enchanted forest, he had to go back. So why didnt Emma go back since she was born in the Enchanted forest? Well shes the saviour, she was destined to escape the curse, so once again she can escape the same one.

      Even if he went past the town line, he "doesnt belong here, none of us do". He doesnt belong in the WWM so he had to go back.

      I respectfully disagree. Neal has nothing to do with the Curse. Neal *does* belong to the LWM as much as he belongs to the EF and to Neverland. He went to each of those worlds by himself. On the other hand, Mary Margaret, David Nolan, Regina Mills, Storybrooke... They all went there BECAUSE of the Curse. Now, undoing the curse should only take back to the EF those who were originally brought by it.
      Actually in my eyes, Neal, August,Hook weren't under the queens curse, however my speculation is all residents of EF had to back by Pan's design of the new curse, which didn't discriminate how you got to LWM. As long as you are from E.F. it takes you back.

      Pan's new curse followed the "Anyone not born of this land will go back" rule.

      Except Emma. Who was an exception because she had the ability to escape the curse.

      OMG i've gone cross eyed. xD

      Thank you Killian Jones and XxBadWolfxX, I am now really confused xD

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