There was something about the wording. They are doing their twist on it. It just we knew that there is our world and the fairytale world and we know that the mad hatter has gone mad. I could just imagine someone from the fairytale world coming to our world and everyone thinking he was crazy after he returned to the fairytale world.
I don’t think that the episode is going to be about the story of Alice in Wonderland as we know it, but about how the hatter became mad so i just thought maybe he became mad because he visited our world. I could see that.
And i think that could tie in well with the idea that it is crazy to believe that everyone is a fairytale character. And i have this whole theory that the episodes that are about secondary non main characters are really about Emma. Like the Cinderella episode was about how Emma gave up Henry and how she has to decide to stay in town for him and stop running. And how the Hansel and Gretel episode was about how Emma wished that she could have custody and wishes she could know her parents and they used the story of Hansel and Gretel to tell Emma’s story. And if they do that with the Hatter episode then it could be about how he visited the real world and then everyone in the fairytale land thought he was mad and i think that could help Emma think about the insanity of believing Henry and they could further that plot. Especially if they intend to have Emma believe by the end of the season. I am not sure if that is how the episode is going to go, but i do think that they will further Emma’s plot in the episode and that would be a good way to go in my opinion. Then we could see her considering.
I am not sure if that made sense, but it made sense to me.