I think we will see what happened to Bae after he jumped into the portal, and how did he become Neal. I’m not sure but I think that will be it, because on the background we see NYC, and in the front/left there’s what I think a boy, who I think is Bae.
I do not think we will see Bae’s journey until they do the big reveal in MANHATTAN…. to show Bae before Gold sees Bae in the real world would ruin the plot and be anti climatic.
My husband and I did a lot of talking on this subject. In our opinion, if Neal is Bae, it wouldn’t be anti-climatic for their fanbase who doesn’t look at set pics and doesn’t dig deep like we do. I have many friends who watch who have never delved into any theories or set pics, but they are still crazy fanatics of the show. So I think to those who have no idea Neal is in the set pics in NYC of the Manhattan episode, it wouldn’t be anti-climatic at all. In fact, many of the people who I know who watch it don’t even look at episode titles. So currently, they’re not piecing together, NEAL IS IN MANHATTAN! And they’d torture me if I ever breathed a word of anything to them about any set pics or spoilers. haha. I don’t know how they do it. :geek: Thinking like a spoiler-free person every once in a while does give me a fresh perspective though. 😆 :geek:
I think it would go with the storyline at hand and stay true to the plot: Rumple is going to find Bae,
It would be a great intro to the whole Nealfire thing because it would pump everyone up, “OH WOW, BAE’S BACKSTORY. HE’S GOING TO FIND HIM!’ and then BOOM, WHAT THE CRAP,EMMA TACKLES NEAL IN THE ALLY.
With that being said, I don’t necessarily think that that is what they’ll do, because I’m not sure they want to show Bae’s backstory before the big reunion, but if they did, I think for the majority of Once watchers, it’ll be a real punch in the gut. In a good way 😆
Keeper Nealfire's/Bae's scarf, Henry and Neal's bribery ice cream sundae, Baelfire's sword, the coconut map, and more.