Hook is supposed to be an old man, but in OUAT he’s a dashing not quite middle-aged man. He has a Pan-like charm about him. While the Hook we are seeing could just be the way the writers chose to adapt him, I’m thinking there’s more to it.
I love this theory – but I cracked up at “not quite middle aged” – Hook is definitely not even close to middle aged!! Back to the theory – I also think that K and H are doing a massive misdirection by revealing the episode names, and the dropping off all the little hints- so that we would all assume that Bae and Pan are one and the same. It is a way more interesting story if Hook is actually Pan. And that he might not be the traditional Hook we know in the story. But what is Nealfire’s connection to Hook then? It seems like just making him a lost boy is not enough for a major character. Personally I will not be disappointed either way- I’m just very excited about the possibility of someone,anyone going to Neverland.
Also, if Nealfire is NOT Pan, what is the connection to Tamara? is she from another story altogether? I am still holding on to her as Tinker Bell.