Don’t trust the globe Cora gave it to him. Theres a good chance she just wanted to get rid of Rumpel so she could take over Storybrooke with Regina.
That’s sooo true… It could be a fake!!! 😮 maybe Neal isn’t Bae and we have all been coming up with the wrong conclusions.
If so, it could be the new stranger Greg=Peter Pan=Bae. And Her=Wendy=Morraine.
From Season 1, I’ve always felt that Morraine and Baelfire had a strong connection. Perhaps after, Baelfire disappeared, Morraine went searching for him and ended up in Neverland (maybe with help from Blue Fairy).
Baelfire could have become Peter Pan and Morraine is Wendy. This was speculated in many theories in Season 1 as in the original Peter Pan book, Wendy’s middle name is Moira.
Now they are post-Neverland, which could explain why Hook had been back to FTL pre-curse. Greg/Bae and “Her” are a couple now in real world and have been finding a way to search for Bae’s father. Bae may not have been able to do so until recently when the curse broke.
It would be ironic because Gold actually had a chance to save Greg at the hospital when Whale asked him to.
Meanwhile, Cora’s gift to Rumple could definitely have been a ruse. Maybe she had enchanted lip gloss that affected the results of what the globe showed. And after all, did Cora really need
Gold/Rumple’s blessing to get her daughter back? It doesn’t seem Rumple would not have really cared if Cora got to Regina as long as she left him and Belle alone.
It appears in spoilers that Gold will travel to Manhattan with Emma, believing they are searching for Bae. They instead find Neal, who I am thinking, as others has proposed is the White Rabbit. Cora having been the QoH could certainly known of the White Rabbit. And she has simply sent Gold/Emma to “chase a rabbit” while she is up to no good back in Storybrooke”.
At the end of “In Name of Brother”, you can imagine Greg/Bae calling Her/Morraine exceitedly about what he saw, which was his dad throwing a magic fire ball at Cap Hook, Bae/Peter Pan’s nemesis back in Neverland!