In the chat just now we talked about how Emma told him to “go home”–while he was in this comatose state–so we thought he may have been looking for his real home. Which obviously wasn’t anywhere for him to find. It makes sense for him to leave the town and look around the woods because the woods are the same and familiar so he might get his bearings there.
When I watched it before I knew he was comatose I thought he was there for the same reason as MM–to look for Kathryn. To see if she’s collapsed somewhere or find her dead body or at least find some kind of CLUE. It makes sense to me that after talking to Emma he would do that. It also makes sense to me that MM would do that. What I can’t figure out is why Emma didn’t arrange a real search party herself. MM said a lot that he didn’t understand in that state but she did specifically talk about looking for Katherine and that’s when he responded, “I’m looking.”
I think either he could’ve been looking for either thing.