If Emma and Neal do loose Henry, then obviously they’d go after him (and probably with Hook), I agree and I really like that story. But why would everyone else stay behind? Snow has said that she’s not loosing Emma again, she believes that so much in fact she jumped through the portal in Broken and furthermore that she is willing to stay in SB because she doubts Emma will leave this world. Charming was seconds away from going after Snow but instead he killed the hat and he really doesn’t want to stay in SB. And I doubt Regina’s going to stay behind if Henry is lost in Neverland. She is his mother too and has a vested interest in finding Henry. That leaves Rumbelle and the background characters of Granny, Ruby, Grumpy, and Whale. So here are my thoughts on those characters
Rumple won’t want to loose his son AGAIN after finding him. He won’t let Bae go without him. And I know that one of the theories is that Rumple is going to send Henry to Neverland, but I don’t want to even entertain that idea because it horrifies me. Especially from a Rumbelle perspective; if he gets Belle back in 19, he’ll loose her all over again if he does this thing to Henry and we’ve had enough Rumbelle angst this season alone.
We don’t know how much of Red we’ll be seeing given that Meghan Ory is heading off to CBS (though she is allowed to still appear in Once). So the less we see of Red, probably the less we’ll see of Granny. We might check in on them every now and then back in SB but having Meghan off doing something else gives them a perfect excuse not to have to focus on SB if everyone is in Neverland.
I can see Grumpy going with the Charmings. He’s the only dwarf that gets any honest screen time and he thinks it is his job to protect Snow, so I can see the writers sending Grumpy to Neverland. *Plus I really want to see Grumpy interact with some mermaids. Hilarity would ensue*
I have a theory that Whale is not long for this world. Or at least, if he’s alive at the end of S2, he won’t be around in S3 at all, except for the occasional looking into SB where maybe Tamara is trying to figure out how to get to another world.