After the curse is broken, Henry reunites with Mary Margaret, David, the dwarves, Ruby, and Granny. While Emma and her parents hug, he calls David, "Grandpa", which the latter joyfully acknowledges before embracing him as well. Henry is scared for his adoptive mother when he hears that Dr. Whale is leading a mob to Regina's house and begs Emma and the others to stop it. After doing so, a Wraith released by Mr. Gold begins hunting down Regina, to which a magic hat is used to transport it into a portal, though Emma and Mary Margaret are also sucked in. In the aftermath, Henry walks in with Ruby to see his adoptive mother strangling David. He calls Regina an evil queen upon hearing what happened to Emma and Mary Margaret and refuses to see her again until they come back. Henry leaves with David and begins living in the apartment. ("Broken")
Outside the town hall, Henry waits with Ruby for David. When he arrives, Henry tries to cheer him up, but fails because Leroy runs in and reveals that if anyone leaves Storybrooke, they lose all their memories of the Enchanted Forest forever. He goes home with David and tries to help him with his speech in boosting the town residents' morale and calming the chaos, but then David runs off to seek out Jefferson to find a way to rescue Emma and Mary Margaret. Henry goes with Ruby to the meeting at the town hall, but David never shows up. Instead, Regina terrorizes the townspeople with her new-found magic until Henry grudgingly agrees to return home with her. Locking himself in his room, he attempts to escape out the window, but Regina blocks him with a barrier spell. Frustrated over being imprisoned, Henry accuses her of making him feel crazy because he knew, while the curse was still intact, the truth about the Enchanted Forest and the people in it. Wishing to make amends, she offers to teach him magic as much can be gained from it, but Henry declares he'd rather not become like her. Realizing she is making her son unhappy, Regina allows Henry to leave with David. She only wishes for him to be with her if he wants to and not by force. Regina promises Henry that she will strive to be worthy of his love and promises him that she will redeem herself. After departing with David, they head to the diner where Henry tells Marco of his son's true identity. ("We Are Both")
Hoping to help retrieve Emma and Mary Margaret, Henry suggests to David that they take on the mission name "Operation Scorpion". Regretfully, David doesn't want him to get involved and would rather he just attend school like an average boy. Henry is walked to the school bus, but he only pretends to get on. Once David is out of sight, he runs off to find the owner of the portal hat, Jefferson, who tells him about Regina's vault that may contain magic. Noticing Jefferson's troubled state, Henry urges him to find his daughter, Paige. Over the phone, Henry invites Regina to lunch at the diner. When she accepts and leaves her office, he breaks in to steal keys to the vault and unlock a box only for poisonous vipers to rear up at him. Luckily, he is quickly rescued by David who was informed by her after Henry stood her up and figured out what he was up to. Henry apologizes for disobeying him since he misses Emma and Mary Margaret very much. David comforts him, and the two leave the vault. Later, while Henry sits in Emma's car, David hands him a wooden sword as they start a sparring match. ("Lady of the Lake")
Henry hangs out in the mines watching David and the dwarves mining for fairy dust. The plan is to find fairy dust, and use it on Jefferson's hat with possible transportation to and from the Enchanted Forest. Ruby brings lunch in a basket, and Henry takes a muffin. ("The Crocodile")
David brings Henry to the stables, and shows him his new pony. He tells him that he will need to take care of the pony, and has to earn its trust before he can ride it. Henry starts to groom his pony, and David leaves the stables to tend to other matters. He continues to groom him for sometime until a recently resurrected Daniel arrives and scares Henry's pony; making it rear and bolt out of the stables in fear. Henry asks him to stop because he is scaring the horses. Then, he sees the blood on hands and offers to help him, but this triggers a bad memory in Daniel's mind, and he grabs Henry's neck and lifts him off the ground. David arrives and saves Henry; telling him to run. ("The Doctor")
Henry wakes up screaming from a nightmare in Storybrooke and is comforted by David. He tells David of seeing a room without windows and doors covered in blood red curtains with flames in the room. He also describes a female figure on the other side of the room, and that it is observing him. David calms Henry by lighting a candle to sooth him. Unbeknownst to either, Henry's nightmare closely mirrors that of another person. ("Tallahassee")
Henry is still having nightmares. David catches him trying to stay up by drinking coffee. He reassures Henry that everything will be fine and that he will watch over him, but when he has his nightmare and wakes screaming, it is Regina who comforts him. Henry wonders why she's there instead of David, and she informs him that David got an emergency call and was forced to leave. Henry discovers a burn on his hand, and in a panic realizes that his nightmares are real. Regina calls Mr. Gold over, who kindly gives Henry a necklace that lets him control his actions in the nightmare. The next time he goes to sleep, he is visited by a depressed David, who fears informing Henry he might never see Emma and Mary Margaret again due to Albert Spencer burning the hat out of revenge. Meanwhile, in his nightmare, Henry is delighted to discover that the necklace works, which allows him to put the fires out. He sees a woman and tells her that his name is Henry, and that she should not be afraid. ("Child of the Moon")
When an asleep Henry revisits the Netherworld, the same woman, Aurora, is there and tells Henry she is with his mother and grandmother and that they need his help. Before she can tell him how, he wakes up. Frantically, he tells Regina and David the news. Amidst the good news, he tells Regina that they need help from her mother. Henry agrees to contact Aurora again in the netherworld. Regina and David sit by his bed as Mr. Gold tells Henry that the key to stopping Cora is the squid ink found in the Dark Dungeon. While in this nightmare, Henry tries to tell Aurora about the squid ink, but she cannot hear him and is sucked away. He wakes up and they ask him if he delivered the message. He says that he was not able to tell her. Regina notices a burn on his arm and refuses to send him back as the dreams are physically scorching him. Mr. Gold uses magic to heal Henry's arm. David, too, does not want to send Henry back and instead asks to be put under the sleeping curse.
Later, Henry watches as Regina combines the magical ingredients to form a sleeping curse for David. He asks her if she has stopped using magic. Regina admits to using magic on Daniel, and that she is trying to use it to help. Henry is pleased by this. Regina hands the curse to Mr. Gold who dips it into a needle. David asks Mr. Gold how to find Mary Margaret and he does not know. His finger is pricked, and David falls under the sleeping curse. As David lies asleep, Henry becomes increasingly concerned over why he isn't waking up. ("Into the Deep")
Regina goes to Henry and asks him to watch over David for awhile because she is preparing for Cora's arrival with Mr. Gold. Before she leaves, Regina tells her son that she will do anything in her power to keep Emma and Mary Margaret safe. Later, Henry is awoken by the dwarves because all of the diamonds have disappeared, and they suspect Mr. Gold and Regina. With Ruby, Henry heads to the wishing well where Mr. Gold and Regina have placed an enchantment over it to kill anyone passing through the portal as they believe Cora will come through instead of Emma and Mary Margaret. As Henry confronts Regina, she claims to be protecting Henry from her mother who will destroy everything she loves; including him. Henry pleads for her to believe that Emma and Mary Margaret will be the ones to arrive in Storybrooke. Wishing to earn her son's love, Regina lifts the curse. Soon, Emma and Mary Margaret emerge from the well unscathed and reunite with Henry. They head to the pawnshop where Mary Margaret uses true love's kiss to awaken David from the sleeping curse. Henry hugs his mother; thankful and pleased that she truly has changed. Emma asks Henry if he would like lunch and he, along with Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Ruby and the dwarves, goes to the diner to celebrate. ("Queen of Hearts")
During a welcome home party for Emma and Mary Margaret, Henry hangs out with Regina and has some of her home-cooked lasagna. The next morning, after finishing up breakfast the diner with Emma, they come across a distraught Pongo. Ruby, sensing something is off, goes with Emma to check Archie's office while Henry heads off to the bus stop for school. After school, Henry is saddened to learn that Regina killed Archie. ("The Cricket Game")
Henry tears up at Archie's funeral, and Emma tries her best to console him. After the funeral, he stays in his room and calls Archie's office just to hear the answering message. He is slightly cheered up after Emma gives him Pongo, who he takes outside to clean up. Mary Margaret and David announce that they are house hunting for another place to stay, so Henry draws a blueprint of what Mary Margaret's room will become. Emma notices that Henry has converted her room into an armory. He tells her it is so that they will be protected against Regina. Emma assures him that they will not need it. Then, Pongo is seen acting strangely around the front door. Emma opens the door to see an alive and well Archie, who explains he was abducted by Cora. Emma tells Henry that they need to contact Regina since they wrongfully blamed her for murder, though they may pay the price. ("The Outsider")
Later that night, Emma, David, and Mary Margaret spend the night trying to figure out what to do with a mysterious outsider who crashed into town as Henry is being taken care of by Granny. The following morning, he asks his family about what happened. As they reveal Dr. Whale's identity is Dr. Frankenstein, he realizes the story of Frankenstein doesn't exist in the storybook. He theorizes that if the curse took people from other stories, anyone could be in Storybrooke. Suddenly, Mr. Gold arrives demanding Emma fulfill the long-standing favor she owes him by helping to find his son. He threatens, if Belle is harmed in his absence, then they will all die. At these words, Emma hugs Henry protectively. ("In the Name of the Brother")
In the morning, Emma decides Henry must come with her while she is out of town with Mr. Gold so he'll be safe from Cora. As they drive past Storybrooke's border, Henry witnesses Mr. Gold's spell work, in which he retains his Enchanted Forest memories. Going through the airport metal detector, Mr. Gold is made to take off his shawl, a memento of his son. Overcome with physical weakness after losing the shawl, Mr. Gold takes out his anger on a bathroom paper dispenser, and he only stops when Henry arrives to tell him they are going to board the plane soon. Once they are on the plane to New York, Henry regards their travels excitedly while Emma reassures an unenthusiastic Mr. Gold that they will find his son. ("Tiny")
Arriving in Manhattan by taxi cab, the trio enter a building, where the magic globe previously pinpointed as the location of Mr. Gold's son. They look through the resident names listed on the apartment call buttons until Emma pushes one with no name on it. When the person on the other end picks up, she pretends to be a UPS delivery person. After the call is dropped abruptly, they hear scuffling and rush out to see a hooded man jump down the fire escape and flee from the street. As Emma gives chase, Henry and Mr. Gold spend time together. The older man buys him a hot dog, which the latter thanks him for. Later, the pair head back into the apartment complex to wait for Emma. Henry, noticing how fidgety Mr. Gold is, inquiries why he's nervous to see his son again. The boy recalls how happy he himself was to be reunited with Emma, but Mr. Gold hints that he and his son did not part on good terms. Henry reassures him that no matter what happened between them in the past, what counts now is that Mr. Gold wants his son back. When Emma returns to tell Mr. Gold that his son got away, he presses all the call buttons until one of the residents buzzes the front gate open. Going upstairs, Mr. Gold then pick locks his son's apartment door so he can search the room for clues about him. Noticing Emma's fixation on a dream catcher, he angrily confronts her about withholding information, and as his tone becomes threatening, she sends Henry to wait in the bathroom. Moments later, the boy hears shouting and returns to the room, where he sees Mr. Gold's son, Neal. Emma attempts to lead Henry out when Neal, realizing the child is his son, persistently asks for his age. Emma reluctantly admits to the truth as an upset Henry runs to the fire escape. Joining him, Emma apologizes for lying about his father, to which he likens her to Regina, who has lied to him as well. Later, Henry and Neal introduce themselves to each other and share a quiet moment on the balcony. From the window, Mr. Gold ominously recalls the Seer's prophecy about a boy leading him to his son, but who will also be his undoing. ("Manhattan")
In a short span of time, Henry and Neal develop a close bond. At some point during this, Neal swears him to secrecy about his past quest to find a way to destroy magic, and mentions a journal he kept that contains all his research. One day, Henry is being shown around New York by Neal as Emma and Mr. Gold trail them. The father-son duo enter a store to grab some pizza and exit with a few slices. When Emma queries her son on how he likes the food, Henry states it is good, cheesy and doesn't lie; with the last part proving he is still angry at her for lying about his father. For their next outing, Neal suggests going to the museum, so the foursome return to the apartment to fetch Henry's camera. While Henry and Neal are upstairs, Emma defends Mr. Gold from a surprise assault from Hook, who she knocks out cold. Mr. Gold, stabbed and poisoned by Hook, is helped upstairs to the apartment. After Emma and Neal leave the room briefly, Henry offers to help Mr. Gold, who angrily tells him to stay away. Believing Henry is the boy in the seer's prophecy, he openly blames him for the grievous injury. Henry, confused about the older man's anger, sits back as Emma and Neal try to treat Mr. Gold's wound. ("The Queen Is Dead", "Only You")
On the way back to Storybrooke, Henry and Neal steer the Jolly Roger together. When they arrive in town, Mr. Gold states that he needs David, Emma, Neal, and Mary Margaret to come to his shop. Henry asks Emma if this means he will be going with Ruby, to which she replies yes. Before they leave, Henry assures them that they will get Cora. ("The Miller's Daughter")
In the apartment, Henry notices Mary Margaret is bedridden and refusing food. Confused, he asks Emma, and she says Mary Margaret is sick. However, Henry can tell she is lying. Eventually, she admits Mary Margaret is partially responsible for Cora's death. Mr. Gold visits to warn them about Regina's plans to get revenge on Mary Margaret. On David's insistence, Mr. Gold agrees to help them stop her. After investigating the vault, they find Regina intends to cast a "curse of the empty-hearted". The curse, when cast on someone—namely Henry—can make the caster think the person loves her. Furthermore, Mr. Gold explains, in order to enact the curse, Regina needs the heart of the person she hates—Mary Margaret. He suggests they end this feud by killing Regina, which a horrified Henry speaks out against. When no one else objects, he dashes out of the apartment. Emma catches up and hauls him to the diner where Neal tries to convince Henry that Storybrooke is not safe for him, and he needs to move to New York. Instead, Henry thinks it's best to get rid of magic so Regina can't use the curse, and everyone won't be out for her blood. When Neal presses the New York issue, he finally agrees to move out of town. After excusing himself to the bathroom, Henry flees through the woods and steals dynamite from the mines. He prepares to light it to blow up the wishing well, but Regina stops him. Henry pleads for his mother to not cast the curse, especially since it won't make him truly love her. David, Emma and Neal arrive for a showdown with Regina, though Henry ceases their fighting. Henry believes the problem is everyone as magic is corrupting everyone. To placate him, Regina burns the curse parchment. He thanks her and leaves with David, Emma and Neal. ("Welcome to Storybrooke")
August, after hiding out due to his still wooden state, is discovered by Mary Margaret. Henry and David join Emma, Marco and Mary Margaret on a walk to the sheriff's office where they believe August may be in trouble. As they reach the building, everyone witnesses August stumble out and collapse on the ground. Before he dies, August attempts to give Emma the name of the person who harmed him, but only manages to say "her". Henry realizes August can have a second chance at life if he has proven his actions to be selfless, brave and true. Agreeing with his opinion, Mother Superior tests out her wand on August and successfully reverts him into a seven-year-old Pinocchio. On their return to the apartment, Emma apologizes to Henry for lying to him about Neal and promises to not lie again. They make up with a hug and then go upstairs together. ("Selfless, Brave and True")
On a trip to the park, Henry and Neal practice wooden sword fighting. At the end of the day, Neal carries an asleep Henry home, and Emma tucks him into bed. ("Lacey")
While tending to birdhouses, Henry is caught off guard by Regina, who shows him a magic bean she intends to use to bring the both of them back to the Enchanted Forest. Upset that the townspeople kept the magic beans a secret from her, Regina informs him about a "fail-safe" that can erase Storybrooke. At first, Henry believes she means to wipe out the town and bring everyone to the Enchanted Forest. However, he is shocked she actually wants to kill everyone so they can be together without interference. Henry threatens to warn the townspeople about her plan, but she cast a spell to impair his memory of the entire conversation. Later, in the apartment, Henry overhears Emma telling Mary Margaret a theory that Tamara is the "her" August was trying to warn them about. With Emma, they have a stakeout in the car outside of the inn to wait for Neal and Tamara to leave the premises. When Henry talks about having wanted to experience new things in the Enchanted Forest, he discovers from Emma that there is a way to go there, despite that she keeps denying it. After Neal and his lover finally leave, Emma begins pick locking Tamara's room. Once the door is open, she instructs Henry to keep watch and if someone comes, he must kick the door. Distracted, Henry doesn't see Neal return until it's too late and hastily begins kicking the door. Neal figures out something is up and bursts into the room. Emma confesses she believes Tamara is the "her" August spoke of. Despite the far-fetchedness of the situation, Neal allows Emma to look under the floorboards. She finds nothing incriminating, and abruptly leaves with Henry. While dining on ice cream, Henry affirms that he believes Emma is right about Tamara. ("The Evil Queen")
A day later, Regina has mysteriously disappeared, and Henry, Emma, David and Mary Margaret inspect the mayoral office with the intent of confronting her about the missing magic beans, but she is not there. Henry is horrified at the prospect his adoptive mother might be in real danger, though Emma assures him they will find her. When they discover the beans Regina stole from the fields are also gone, and somebody used an override code to break in to the office, Henry becomes convinced something bad did happen to Regina. Instinctively, Emma knows this must is Tamara's doing, and heads back to the bed and breakfast to look into it. ("Second Star to the Right")
In the park, Granny watches over Henry playing on a swing while his family is trying to find Regina. At a distance, Mr. Gold schemes to keep the seer's prophecy from coming true by causing the boy's demise. He begins loosening the swing rope little by little with the hopes Henry will fall onto a nearby sharp rock. While this occurs, Henry remains unaware of the danger he is in. Mr. Gold moves to deliver the finishing magic blow to the rope material, but the sound of a car door slamming startles him into stopping. From a parked truck, David, Emma and Mary Margaret make their way on foot to pick up Henry. Surprised to see Mr. Gold, David and Mary Margaret prepare to tell him about Neal while Emma is urged on to speak with Henry. Emma approaches and pulls Henry to a nearby bench to break the terrible news about Neal's death to him.
Heartbroken over his father's passing, Henry returns with the trio to the apartment, where he has a warm reunion with a fully recovered Regina. A sudden quake erupts, and according to Regina, this means the trigger is activated. A verbal battle breaks out between Henry's two mothers, which he douses by telling them the only way to save the town is for them to work together. Henry takes to mean they are all going to die, but is reminded by her that he was born in this world and won't be affected. This gives him an even more dreadful conclusion of being all alone. Emma promises she won't let that happen and orders Regina to make the trigger stop, but there is no way of doing that. Tension fills the air when Emma blames Regina for the current dilemma, to which Henry intervenes. Just then, Hook strolls in; earning himself a punch from David's fist. Despite an undeniable wish for vengeance, Hook has decided to align himself away from Greg and Tamara since realizing revenge is not worthy if he is going to lose his own life in the process. Regina makes it clear there is no terminating the trigger and the best she can do is to slow it down. David suggests the delay will give them more time to steal back the remaining beans from Greg and Tamara, use them to open portals, and traveling to the Enchanted Forest. Emma points out no one knows their current whereabouts, though Hook chimes in he knows. To keep the pirate from betraying them, David goes along with him. A plan assembles for everyone else in the group; Mary Margaret will take Henry to gather up the rest of the townspeople while Emma brings Regina to the mines to stall the trigger's power. Before Henry leaves, Regina makes her last amends by apologizing to him for not being a better person and mother. She reaffirms her love for him, which he reciprocates back.
Having retrieved at least one magic bean, David and Hook return to the diner where some of the townspeople are grouped. Henry questions where his adoptive mother is, and Emma tells him that she is in the mines slowing down the trigger, but will not be able to make it out. This angers Henry; comparing this event to the Wraith attack and how are things different this time around. This gives Mary Margaret an idea—they can send the trigger through a portal just like they did with the Wraith. Emma doesn't believe anyone is willing to go through with such a risky plan, but Archie persuades her it's the right thing to do. He talks about in the past when Mary Margaret was Snow White and David was Prince Charming, who led all of them without fail, and asks who is inclined to allow them to do it again, to which everyone follows suit in agreement. Mary Margaret knows she and David haven't had a lot of time to be parents, but asks for chance to be trusted, though Emma is concerned Henry will be alone and grow up just like herself. Another rumble tremors through town, which pushes Emma to think they'd all be better off making it out now by using the bean, but Mary Margaret's lingering guilt about Cora forces a moral obligation to do otherwise. She pleads to Emma that Cora's death was the easy way out as well as a mistake, and this time around they must take the hard path to building a future not at the cost of Regina's blood. Emma finally agrees, but as David tosses her the bean container, Hook snatches it in mid-air. She makes him give it back, which he pretends to do by handing back the box and makes off with the actual bean.
Down in the mines, Henry and his family meet up with Regina, and he announces it is their turn to be heroes. David, Henry and Mary Margaret stand back as Emma prepares to take out the bean, but discovers Hook tricked them. Regina's frustration in not being able to contain the trigger causes Emma to realize she does not have enough strength on her own, but perhaps together they do. Combining their magic powers, an impact blow in deactivating the trigger causes everyone present to be thrown back onto the ground. After the danger is over, David expresses relief since they listened to Henry about not leaving Regina behind. However, Henry is nowhere to be seen. They find his backpack on the ground with torn straps. Emma deducts he has been kidnapped.
Outside, Greg and Tamara drag Henry towards the harbor. Tamara ensures Henry they will not hurt him, to which he replies they will hurt everyone he loves, and just tried to destroy his hometown. In turn, she counters back it was never their true intention. Greg reveals they wanted to put an end to magic, but found something much more valuable—him. Though Henry's family rush to save to stop them, they are not fast enough. The duo use their last magic bean to open a portal to Neverland; prompting the twosome to force Henry to jump in with them. ("And Straight On 'Til Morning")
Landing on the shores of Neverland's island, Henry attempts to make a hasty escape, but he is swiftly caught by a water soaked Greg. The boy threatens that both his mothers will come to rescue him, but Greg and Tamara reveal it's unlikely since Nevereland is a far more dangerous place than the Enchanted Forest. When Tamara is unable to contact the Home Office in her walkie-talkie, Greg opens the device, discovering the battery compartment is filled with sand. This leads Henry to question them about just how little they know about their employers, and these doubts become a reality after the trio are met by the Lost Boys, who reveal they are the Home Office. Learning the Lost Boys' true purpose is to preserve magic rather than destroy it, Greg then refuses to hand over Henry to them, with Tamara siding with him. The lead Lost Boy, Felix, has the Shadow dispose of Greg, as the other Lost Boys pursue Henry, who flees, while Tamara is shot by an arrow. In the jungle, Henry is pulled to safety by an ex-Lost Boy, and they later leave the area together. During their travels, the older boy tells Henry about stealing pixie dust from Peter Pan, in the hopes of escaping the island, but the dust doesn't work. Henry shares his continued faith that his family will be arriving soon for him, but the latter is doubtful of his claims. With the Lost Boys still trailing them, the pair decide to go to the Echo Caves, the one place where they can't be tracked. As they near the caves, Henry and his companion are forced to change directions when their pursuers are closing in them. Ending up at a cliff, the older boy considers surrendering the pixie dust to the Lost Boys so he and Henry won't be killed by them. Instead, Henry uses his power of belief to make the pixie dust work, allowing him and his friend to escape the cliff by flying away to a safe location. After landing, Henry discovers the boy is actually Pan, and he had set up the situation to test Henry's belief. Pulling out a blade, Pan calls forth the other Lost Boys to surround and close in on a dumbfounded Henry. ("The Heart of the Truest Believer")
Henry awakens under a tree after being unconscious for a period of time, where Pan encourages him to try his hand at target practice. Gathered together with the other Lost Boys, Henry is given a crossbow to shoot a placed apple on Felix’s head. As Pan and the Lost Boy chant for him to shoot, Tentatively, Henry readies his aim, but at the last moment, he looses the shaft onto Pan, who catches the arrow with ease. Instead of being angry, Pan is pleased by Henry, and he takes the boy aside to explain the benefits of Neverland as a place no one ever tells anyone what to do. Henry doesn't think he belongs on the island, but Pan states they have all been waiting for him for a very long time. He exemplifies that Neverland runs on the power of belief, but Henry’s world is no longer full of magic because the people there have stopped believing. Pan calls Henry the savior of magic, and believes it was not a coincidence that a child was born from the greatest of light and dark. Then, he takes out a piece of rolled up paper and hands it to Henry, guaranteeing that once it’s opened, Henry will understand why he believes him to be the hero that magic so desperately needs. After accepting the paper, Henry tosses it to the ground, stating he doesn't believe him. Smirking, Pan conveys Henry’s resemblance to his father. Reflecting on what Pan told him, Henry picks up the paper scroll and unrolls it. In shock, he sees an parchment drawing of himself. ("Quite a Common Fairy")
During the night, the Lost Boys rejoice with music and dance, but Henry refuses to participate, believing there is nothing to actually celebrate. Pan tries to encourage him with a pipe song, but Henry is unable to hear the music because the pipe only draws in boys who feel unloved and lost. That same evening, Mr. Gold puts all the boys, including Henry, to sleep, so he and Neal can take Pan by surprise. By stunning Pan with squid ink, they grab Henry, but not before Pan reveals the truth about Mr. Gold and the prophecy that involves Henry. Once they are away from Pan, Neal questions his father about it, learning that Mr. Gold believes in a prophecy that states a young boy, who he believes is Henry, will be his undoing, and wants to kill him to keep it from coming true. Mr. Gold insists this was before he discovered Henry is his grandson, and that he's changed now. Neal, too afraid his father will go back on his word, paralyzes Mr. Gold and leaves with a still sleeping Henry, but he is quickly intercepted by Pan and the Lost Boys. As Henry groggily begins waking up, Neal is dragged away by the Lost Boys to an unknown location, as he desperately shouts his promise to come back for him. Fully reaching consciousness in Pan's camp, Henry recalls hearing his father call for him, but he deducts it was just a dream since, as far as he knows, Neal is already dead. Pan gives condolences for Henry's loss, remarking that it makes sense to dream about the things he lost and hopes for such as his father being alive or his mother coming to rescue him, but eventually, he'll find new things to dream about that will start to come true. Pan reveals Neverland used to be a place where new dreams are born and believes Henry can bring that magic back. After offering himself and the Lost Boys as Henry's new family, Pan plays a pipe song in his honor, and this time, Henry hears the music and joins the crowd of dancing Lost Boys. ("Nasty Habits")
At camp, Henry watches some of the Lost Boys have a rope climbing competition, when Devin pokes him with a wooden sword. Unimpressed with the so-called savior of Neverland, Devin attacks him with his weapon, as Henry dodges the hit. As the whole camp stops to watch the altercation, Henry picks up a stick to defend himself against Devin's incoming sword jabs. Pan, who has been observing the fight, beckons Henry to use his power of belief to turn the stick into a sword. After Henry's stick turns into a sword, he and Devin resume their duel. Devin struggles to keep up with Henry, who slashes his weapon to bits. Henry takes things further by slashing Devin's cheek, but upon realizing what he's done, he drops the sword and apologizes. While Devin nurses his wound, Pan picks up the fallen sword and puts it back in Henry's hand, telling him that Lost Boys never have to apologize. Then, he raises Henry's arm into the air as the Lost Boys roar in praise. Henry, relishing in their approval, leaves his sword arm up in confidence. Later, when Devin nudges him again, Henry tries to deter him from starting another fight. Devin, under Regina's influence after having his heart stolen by her, says that Henry's family is in Neverland and they are coming for him. Henry doesn't believe him, so Devin gives him a compact mirror half, which has the faces of Emma, Mary Margaret and Regina peering out. Still not convinced, he believes it to be a trick, until Emma indicates their plan to save him is "Operation Cobra Rescue". With his faith in his family re-instilled, Henry spies Pan approaching, so he hastily says goodbye and hides the compact mirror by throwing it into a bush. ("Good Form")
When Pan invites to go with him to see something, Henry refuses, calling him out for knowing where his family is in Neverland. Since Henry won't say how he found this out, Pan raises the question of why his family hasn't come for him if they truly are on the island. Henry suspects Pan is purposely keeping them away, but the latter swears he has not. A doubtful Henry vows to find out what exactly Pan is hiding, and he then leaves camp. Hidden behind a tree, he overhears Pan assigning Felix to deliver supplies to the other side of the island. Curious about what could be there, Henry secretly trails Felix the entire way, not knowing that this situation itself is another one of Pan's schemes. At one point, he nearly gives himself away by stepping on a branch, but hides out of sight just as the Lost Boy turns around. After Felix drops a bag of fruit and leaves it behind before continuing on, Henry grabs the bag and hears someone coughing in the distance. Finding the noise coming from a small cave, he climbs up into a house, where a sickly girl is laying in bed. He learns that her illness has forced Pan to keep everyone away, and that her name is Wendy. She talks about the island's power fading away, and though she's been in Neverland for a long time, it's affecting her more than the other residents. Henry wishes to help heal her illness, but she ushers him out, not wanting him to get sick because of her. She mentions Pan is already doing everything possible, but there is not enough magic to save her. Before leaving, Henry vows to come back for her. In the jungle, he confronts Pan about not telling him about Wendy. Pan acknowledges Wendy is dying because magic on the island is slipping away and specifically didn't tell him so he wouldn't have the burden on his shoulders. Because Henry wants to help, however, Pan brings him to the shoreline, showing him the island of Skull Rock, where there is hope inside that only Henry can partake in to restore Neverland's magic. ("Dark Hollow")
Continuing with Wendy's illness charade, Pan covers her up with a blanket, reassuring Henry that by becoming the savior, he'll not only save Wendy, but everyone else as well. By rowboat, the boys head out to Skull Rock, where Pan draws a line on the ground just below the stairs, which he says is a protection spell, although it's actually a barrier to keep people out. At the top level, Pan shows Henry a large hourglass with sand flowing from the top to the bottom, explaining that it displays how much magic Neverland has before all of it runs out. Suddenly, Pan senses Mr. Gold has entered the entrance barrier, and he goes to face him downstairs. Henry, blissfully unaware of what is actually going on, waits for Pan to return. To be the savior Neverland needs, Pan asks Henry to sacrifice his heart and leave behind a legacy as the greatest of all heroes. Henry asks what will happen afterwards, and once again, Pan lies, stating that the price is Henry must stay on the island forever, when in truth, the price is death. After Henry consents to this fate, Pan magically enchants the boy's hand, urging him to pull out his own heart. He takes it out just as Emma, Neal and Regina rush upon the scene. Henry is stunned to see his father is alive and listens as they plead for him not to go through with the sacrifice, insisting that Pan is lying to him. Pan, however, counters by saying his family are the ones who are lying to keep Henry from doing what should be done for the greater good. Henry chooses to stick with the plan and after saying farewell to them, he jams his heart into Pan's chest and collapses. ("Think Lovely Thoughts")
Aboard the Jolly Roger, Henry is resurrected after Regina steals back his heart from Pan. He apologizes to his family for making them worry, but just wanted to save magic and be a hero. They all welcome Henry back warmly, and then Regina takes him down to a room below deck to tuck him into bed. Before she leaves him to rest, Regina casts a protection spell so no one can ever take out his heart again. Once he is alone, Pan manifests and threatens Henry with a knife. Pan makes another attempt to take his heart, which fails, so he begins ripping out Henry's shadow. Mr. Gold defends his grandson by opening Pandora's Box to absorb Pan into it. Just before this occurs, Pan secretly switches bodies with Henry at the last moment. Stunned, Henry starts to shout just as he, in Pan's body, is sucked into the box. ("Save Henry")
At the other side of Storybrooke's town line, Henry, stuck in Pan's body, is released out of the box while Emma points a gun at his direction and interrogates him about using the Shadow to kill someone. To prove himself as the real Henry, Emma asks him to tell her the very first time he and she connected together. Henry recalls the incident occurred at his castle playground when he understood why Emma gave him up at birth, which was to let him have the best chance in life. In relief, she and Henry hug in reconciliation. With Belle, David, Emma, Mary Margaret and Mr. Gold, they head to the vault where Regina took "Henry" for protection. Hook, Neal and Tinker Bell are already waiting there, though the vault is locked, so Mr. Gold busts the door open with magic. Inside, Regina is awakened after Pan, in Henry's body, previously knocked her out. She is shocked to learn Pan has been impersonating Henry. Regina is saddened to have fallen for Pan's tricks as she had hoped her son needed her. Henry attests that he still does need her and warmly embraces a tearful Regina. However, more trouble brews, as they discover Pan took the scroll for the Dark Curse. ("The New Neverland")
Mr. Gold shares with everyone of the only viable way to stop Pan's curse is for Regina, as the original caster of the Dark Curse, to undo it by destroying the scroll, though there will be a steep price for this. They plan to switch Henry back to his own body so he will be in possession of the scroll and bring it to Regina. Mr. Gold can perform the spell, but needs a strong outlet in order for it to work. Tinker Bell has knowledge of a powerful Black Fairy wand that Mother Superior kept, so she, David, Hook and Neal go to retrieve it from the convent nuns. David, Hook and Neal arrive back with the wand. Before getting started, Mr. Gold clasps a bracelet
on Henry, which will absorb away Pan's magic, after their bodies are switched back. Henry's spirit travels out of Pan into his body, and he rushes out of the clock tower just as his family and their allies find him. Regina passes out after taking the scroll and awakens with knowledge of the price for stopping the curse. They are accosted by Pan as he steals back the scroll and freezes them in place. The showdown ends when Mr. Gold summons the dagger and stabs Pan as well as himself with it; killing both of them. Regina reveals the price for stopping the curse is all former Enchanted Forest inhabitants will be sent back to their old world while Storybrooke will disappear out of existence. Because Henry was not born there, it would not be possible for him to be taken back, too. Urged by Regina, Emma decides to stay behind with him. At the town border, he says goodbye to his grandparents. To Regina, Henry blames himself, as everything would have never occurred had he not sought out Emma. He admits being wrong about believing Regina did not love him while she regrets casting a curse out of vengeance. When Regina calls herself a villain who can't have a happy ending, he corrects her; saying she is simply his mother. Lastly, Henry bids farewell to his father. As Emma drives out of Storybrooke with Henry, their memories are altered by Regina. ("Going Home")