To say that this season has been uneven would be an understatement. I haven’t been quite as invested as I was last season because I felt that this season was all over the map. The Gold/Belle storyline, while once charming and interesting, turned out to be tiring. Emma has seemed to lose her once independent, head strong quality and everything seems to hinge on Henry. Regina was trying to be good, then went bad again, then turned self-sacrificing in the name of good, while Mary Margaret had a “dark heart” storyline that was filled with plot holes.
I was wondering if and when the announcement would come regarding a third season and word finally came this past weekend. There will definitely be a season three. I’ll stick around and see what happens, especially knowing how this season ended. This episode was better than previous episodes so at least the season bowed on a higher than normal note. However, I am a bit disappointed that Neal is not, in fact, Peter Pan.