After the curse is broken, Henry reunites with Mary Margaret, David, the dwarves, Ruby, and Granny. While Emma and her parents hug, he calls David, "Grandpa", which the latter joyfully acknowledges before embracing him as well. Henry is scared for his adoptive mother when he hears that Dr. Whale is leading a mob to Regina's house and begs Emma and the others to stop it. After doing so, a Wraith released by Mr. Gold begins hunting down Regina, to which a magic hat is used to transport it into a portal, though Emma and Mary Margaret are also sucked in. In the aftermath, Henry walks in with Ruby to see his adoptive mother strangling David. He calls Regina an evil queen upon hearing what happened to Emma and Mary Margaret and refuses to see her again until they come back. Henry leaves with David and begins living in the apartment. ("Broken")
Outside the town hall, Henry waits with Ruby for David. When he arrives, Henry tries to cheer him up, but fails because Leroy runs in and reveals that if anyone leaves Storybrooke, they lose all their memories of the Enchanted Forest forever. He goes home with David and tries to help him with his speech in boosting the town residents' morale and calming the chaos, but then David runs off to seek out Jefferson to find a way to rescue Emma and Mary Margaret. Henry goes with Ruby to the meeting at the town hall, but David never shows up. Instead, Regina terrorizes the townspeople with her new-found magic until Henry grudgingly agrees to return home with her. Locking himself in his room, he attempts to escape out the window, but Regina blocks him with a barrier spell. Frustrated over being imprisoned, Henry accuses her of making him feel crazy because he knew, while the curse was still intact, the truth about the Enchanted Forest and the people in it. Wishing to make amends, she offers to teach him magic as much can be gained from it, but Henry declares he'd rather not become like her. Realizing she is making her son unhappy, Regina allows Henry to leave with David. She only wishes for him to be with her if he wants to and not by force. Regina promises Henry that she will strive to be worthy of his love. After departing with David, they head to the diner where Henry tells Marco of his son's true identity. ("We Are Both")
Hoping to help retrieve Emma and Mary Margaret, Henry suggests to David that they take on the mission name "Operation Scorpion". Regretfully, David doesn't want him to get involved and would rather he just attend school like an average boy. Henry is walked to the school bus, but he only pretends to get on. Once David is out of sight, he runs off to find the owner of the portal hat, Jefferson, who tells him about Regina's vault that may contain magic. Noticing Jefferson's troubled state, Henry urges him to find his daughter, Paige. Over the phone, Henry invites Regina to lunch at the diner. When she accepts and leaves her office, he breaks in to steal keys to the vault and unlock a box only for poisonous vipers to rear up at him. Luckily, he is quickly rescued by David. Henry apologizes for disobeying him since he misses Emma and Mary Margaret very much. David comforts him, and the two leave the vault. Later, while Henry sits in Emma's car, David hands him a wooden sword as they start a sparring match. ("Lady of the Lake")
Henry hangs out in the mines watching David and the dwarves mining for fairy dust. The plan is to find fairy dust, and use it on Jefferson's hat with possible transportation to and from the Enchanted Forest. Ruby brings lunch in a basket, and Henry takes a muffin. ("The Crocodile")
David brings Henry to the stables, and shows him his new pony. He tells him that he will need to take care of the pony, and has to earn its trust before he can ride it. Henry starts to groom his pony, and David leaves the stables to tend to other matters. He continues to groom him for sometime until a recently resurrected Daniel arrives and scares Henry's pony; making it rear and bolt out of the stables in fear. Henry asks him to stop because he is scaring the horses. Then, he sees the blood on hands and offers to help him, but this triggers a bad memory in Daniel's mind, and he grabs Henry's neck and lifts him off the ground. David arrives and saves Henry; telling him to run. ("The Doctor")
Henry wakes up screaming from a nightmare in Storybrooke and is comforted by David. He tells David of seeing a room without windows and doors covered in blood red curtains with flames in the room. He also describes a female figure on the other side of the room, and that it is observing him. David calms Henry by lighting a candle to sooth him. Unbeknownst to either, Henry's nightmare closely mirrors that of another person. ("Tallahassee")
Henry is still having nightmares. David catches him trying to stay up by drinking coffee. He reassures Henry that everything will be fine and that he will watch over him, but when he has his nightmare and wakes screaming, it is Regina who comforts him. Henry wonders why she's there instead of David, and she informs him that David got an emergency call and was forced to leave. Henry discovers a burn on his hand, and in a panic realizes that his nightmares are real. Regina calls Mr. Gold over, who kindly gives Henry a necklace that lets him control his actions in the nightmare. The next time he goes to sleep, he is visited by a depressed David, who fears informing Henry he might never see Emma and Mary Margaret again due to Albert Spencer burning the hat out of revenge. Meanwhile, in his nightmare, Henry is delighted to discover that the necklace works, which allows him to put the fires out. He sees a woman and tells her that his name is Henry, and that she should not be afraid. ("Child of the Moon")
When an asleep Henry revisits the Netherworld, the same woman, Aurora, is there and tells Henry she is with his mother and grandmother and that they need his help. Before she can tell him how, he wakes up. Frantically, he tells Regina and David the news. Amidst the good news, he tells Regina that they need help from her mother. Henry agrees to contact Aurora again in the netherworld. Regina and David sit by his bed as Mr. Gold tells Henry that the key to stopping Cora is the squid ink found in the Dark Dungeon. While in this nightmare, Henry tries to tell Aurora about the squid ink, but she cannot hear him and is sucked away. He wakes up and they ask him if he delivered the message. He says that he was not able to tell her. Regina notices a burn on his arm and refuses to send him back as the dreams are physically scorching him. Mr. Gold uses magic to heal Henry's arm. David, too, does not want to send Henry back and instead asks to be put under the sleeping curse.
Later, Henry watches as Regina combines the magical ingredients to form a sleeping curse for David. He asks her if she has stopped using magic. Regina admits to using magic on Daniel, and that she is trying to use it to help. Henry is pleased by this. Regina hands the curse to Mr. Gold who dips it into a needle. David asks Mr. Gold how to find Mary Margaret and he does not know. His finger is pricked, and David falls under the sleeping curse. As David lies asleep, Henry becomes increasingly concerned over why he isn't waking up. ("Into the Deep")
Regina goes to Henry and asks him to watch over David for awhile because she is preparing for Cora's arrival with Mr. Gold. Before she leaves, Regina tells her son that she will do anything in her power to keep Emma and Mary Margaret safe. Later, Henry is awoken by the dwarves because all of the diamonds have disappeared, and they suspect Mr. Gold and Regina. With Ruby, Henry heads to the wishing well where Mr. Gold and Regina have placed an enchantment over it to kill anyone passing through the portal as they believe Cora will come through instead of Emma and Mary Margaret. As Henry confronts Regina, she claims to be protecting Henry from her mother who will destroy everything she loves; including him. Henry pleads for her to believe that Emma and Mary Margaret will be the ones to arrive in Storybrooke. Wishing to earn her son's love, Regina lifts the curse. Soon, Emma and Mary Margaret emerge from the well unscathed and reunite with Henry. They head to the pawnshop where Mary Margaret uses true love's kiss to awaken David from the sleeping curse. Henry hugs his mother; thankful and pleased that she truly has changed. Emma asks Henry if he would like lunch and he, along with Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Ruby and the dwarves, goes to the diner to celebrate. ("Queen of Hearts")
During a welcome home party for Emma and Mary Margaret, Henry hangs out with Regina and has some of her home-cooked lasagna. The next morning, after finishing up breakfast the diner with Emma, they come across a distraught Pongo. Ruby, sensing something is off, goes with Emma to check Archie's office while Henry heads off to the bus stop for school. After school, Henry is saddened to learn that Regina killed Archie. ("The Cricket Game")
Henry tears up at Archie's funeral, and Emma tries her best to console him. After the funeral, he stays in his room and calls Archie's office just to hear the answering message. He is slightly cheered up after Emma gives him Pongo, who he takes outside to clean up. Mary Margaret and David announce that they are house hunting for another place to stay, so Henry draws a blueprint of what Mary Margaret's room will become. Emma notices that Henry has converted her room into an armory. He tells her it is so that they will be protected against Regina. Emma assures him that they will not need it. Then, Pongo is seen acting strangely around the front door. Emma opens the door to see an alive and well Archie, who explains he was abducted by Cora. Emma tells Henry that they need to contact Regina since they wrongfully blamed her for murder, though they may pay the price. ("The Outsider")
Later that night, Emma, David, and Mary Margaret spend the night trying to figure out what to do with a mysterious outsider who crashed into town as Henry is being taken care of by Granny. The following morning, he asks his family about what happened. As they reveal Dr. Whale's identity is Dr. Frankenstein, he realizes the story of Frankenstein doesn't exist in the storybook. He theorizes that if the curse took people from other stories, anyone could be in Storybrooke. Suddenly, Mr. Gold arrives demanding Emma fulfill the long-standing favor she owes him by helping to find his son. He threatens, if Belle is harmed in his absence, then they will all die. At these words, Emma hugs Henry protectively. ("In the Name of the Brother")
In the morning, Emma decides Henry must come with her while she is out of town with Mr. Gold so he'll be safe from Cora. As they drive past Storybrooke's border, Henry witnesses Mr. Gold's spell work, in which he retains his Enchanted Forest memories. Going through the airport metal detector, Mr. Gold is made to take off his shawl, a memento of his son. Overcome with physical weakness after losing the shawl, Mr. Gold takes out his anger on a bathroom paper dispenser, and he only stops when Henry arrives to tell him they are going to board the plane soon. Once they are on the plane to New York, Henry regards their travels excitedly while Emma reassures an unenthusiastic Mr. Gold that they will find his son. ("Tiny")
Arriving in Manhattan by taxi cab, the trio enter a building, where the magic globe previously pinpointed as the location of Mr. Gold's son. They look through the resident names listed on the apartment call buttons until Emma pushes one with no name on it. When the person on the other end picks up, she pretends to be a UPS delivery person. After the call is dropped abruptly, they hear scuffling and rush out to see a hooded man jump down the fire escape and flee from the street. As Emma gives chase, Henry and Mr. Gold spend time together. The older man buys him a hot dog, which the latter thanks him for. Later, the pair head back into the apartment complex to wait for Emma. Henry, noticing how fidgety Mr. Gold is, inquiries why he's nervous to see his son again. The boy recalls how happy he himself was to be reunited with Emma, but Mr. Gold hints that he and his son did not part on good terms. Henry reassures him that no matter what happened between them in the past, what counts now is that Mr. Gold wants his son back. When Emma returns to tell Mr. Gold that his son got away, he presses all the call buttons until one of the residents buzzes the front gate open. Going upstairs, Mr. Gold then pick locks his son's apartment door so he can search the room for clues about him. Noticing Emma's fixation on a dream catcher, he angrily confronts her about withholding information, and as his tone becomes threatening, she sends Henry to wait in the bathroom. Moments later, the boy hears shouting and returns to the room, where he sees Mr. Gold's son, Neal. Emma attempts to lead Henry out when Neal, realizing the child is his son, persistently asks for his age. Emma reluctantly admits to the truth as an upset Henry runs to the fire escape. Joining him, Emma apologizes for lying about his father, to which he likens her to Regina, who has lied to him as well. Later, Henry and Neal introduce themselves to each other and share a quiet moment on the balcony. From the window, Mr. Gold ominously recalls the Seer's prophecy about a boy leading him to his son, but who will also be his undoing. ("Manhattan")
In a short span of time, Henry and Neal develop a close bond and walk together on the streets as Emma and Mr. Gold follow behind closely. The father-son duo enter a store to grab some pizza and exit carrying a few slices. When Emma queries her son on how he likes the food, Henry states it is good, cheesy and doesn't lie; with the last part proving he is still angry at her for lying about his father. For their next outing, Neal suggests going to the museum, so the foursome return to the apartment to fetch Henry's camera. While Henry and Neal are upstairs, Emma defends Mr. Gold from a surprise assault from Hook, who she knocks out cold. Mr. Gold, stabbed and poisoned by Hook, is helped upstairs to the apartment. After Emma and Neal leave the room briefly, Henry offers to help Mr. Gold, who angrily tells him to stay away. Believing Henry is the boy in the seer's prophecy, he openly blames him for the grievous injury. Unsure what to make of the older man's reaction, Henry sits back as Emma and Neal try to treat Mr. Gold's wound. ("The Queen Is Dead")
On the way back to Storybrooke, Henry and Neal steer the Jolly Roger together. When they arrive in town, Mr. Gold states that he needs David, Emma, Neal, and Mary Margaret to come to his shop. Henry asks Emma if this means he will be going with Ruby, to which she replies yes. Before they leave, Henry assures them that they will get Cora. ("The Miller's Daughter")
In the apartment, Henry notices Mary Margaret is bedridden and refusing food. Confused, he asks Emma, and she says Mary Margaret is sick. However, Henry can tell she is lying. Eventually, she admits Mary Margaret is partially responsible for Cora's death. Mr. Gold visits to warn them about Regina's plans to get revenge on Mary Margaret. On David's insistence, Mr. Gold agrees to help them stop her. After investigating the vault, they find Regina intends to cast a "curse of the empty-hearted". The curse, when cast on someone—namely Henry—can make the caster think the person loves her. Furthermore, Mr. Gold explains, in order to enact the curse, Regina needs the heart of the person she hates—Mary Margaret. He suggests they end this feud by killing Regina, which a horrified Henry speaks out against. When no one else objects, he dashes out of the apartment. Emma catches up and hauls him to the diner where Neal tries to convince Henry that Storybrooke is not safe for him, and he needs to move to New York. Instead, Henry thinks it's best to get rid of magic so Regina can't use the curse, and everyone won't be out for her blood. When Neal presses the New York issue, he finally agrees to move out of town. After excusing himself to the bathroom, Henry flees through the woods and steals dynamite from the mines. He prepares to light it to blow up the wishing well, but Regina stops him. Henry pleads for his mother to not cast the curse, especially since it won't make him truly love her. David, Emma and Neal arrive for a showdown with Regina, though Henry ceases their fighting. Henry believes the problem is everyone as magic is corrupting everyone. To placate him, Regina burns the curse parchment. He thanks her and leaves with David, Emma and Neal. ("Welcome to Storybrooke")
August, after hiding out due to his still wooden state, is discovered by Mary Margaret. Henry and David join Emma, Marco and Mary Margaret on a walk to the sheriff's office where they believe August may be in trouble. As they reach the building, everyone witnesses August stumble out and collapse on the ground. Before he dies, August attempts to give Emma the name of the person who harmed him, but only manages to say "her". Henry realizes August can have a second chance at life if he has proven his actions to be selfless, brave and true. Agreeing with his opinion, Mother Superior tests out her wand on August and successfully reverts him into a seven-year-old Pinocchio. On their return to the apartment, Emma apologizes to Henry for lying to him about Neal and promises to not lie again. They make up with a hug and then go upstairs together. ("Selfless, Brave and True")
On a trip to the park, Henry and Neal practice wooden sword fighting. At the end of the day, Neal carries an asleep Henry home, and Emma tucks him into bed. ("Lacey")
While tending to birdhouses, Henry is caught off guard by Regina, who shows him a magic bean she intends to use to bring the both of them back to the Enchanted Forest. Upset that the townspeople kept the magic beans a secret from her, Regina informs him about a "fail-safe" that can erase Storybrooke. At first, Henry believes she means to wipe out the town and bring everyone to the Enchanted Forest. However, he is shocked she actually wants to kill everyone so they can be together without interference. Henry threatens to warn the townspeople about her plan, but she cast a spell to impair his memory of the entire conversation. Later, in the apartment, Henry overhears Emma telling Mary Margaret a theory that Tamara is the "her" August was trying to warn them about. With Emma, they have a stakeout in the car outside of the inn to wait for Neal and Tamara to leave the premises. When Henry talks about having wanted to experience new things in the Enchanted Forest, he discovers from Emma that there is a way to go there, despite that she keeps denying it. After Neal and his lover finally leave, Emma begins pick locking Tamara's room. Once the door is open, she instructs Henry to keep watch and if someone comes, he must kick the door. Distracted, Henry doesn't see Neal return until it's too late and hastily begins kicking the door. Neal figures out something is up and bursts into the room. Emma confesses she believes Tamara is the "her" August spoke of. Despite the far-fetchedness of the situation, Neal allows Emma to look under the floorboards. She finds nothing incriminating, and abruptly leaves with Henry. While dining on ice cream, Henry affirms that he believes Emma is right about Tamara. ("The Evil Queen")
A day later, Regina has mysteriously disappeared, and Henry, Emma, David and Mary Margaret inspect the mayoral office with the intent of confronting her about the missing magic beans, but she is not there. Henry is horrified at the prospect his adoptive mother might be in real danger, though Emma assures him they will find her. When they discover the beans Regina stole from the fields are also gone, and somebody used an override code to break in to the office, Henry becomes convinced something bad did happen to Regina. Instinctively, Emma knows this must is Tamara's doing, and heads back to the bed and breakfast to look into it. ("Second Star to the Right")
In the park, Granny watches over Henry playing on a swing while his family is trying to find Regina. At a distance, Mr. Gold schemes to keep the seer's prophecy from coming true by causing the boy's demise. He begins loosening the swing rope little by little with the hopes Henry will fall onto a nearby sharp rock. While this occurs, Henry remains unaware of the danger he is in. Mr. Gold moves to deliver the finishing magic blow to the rope material, but the sound of a car door slamming startles him into stopping. From a parked truck, David, Emma and Mary Margaret make their way on foot to pick up Henry. Surprised to see Mr. Gold, David and Mary Margaret prepare to tell him about Neal while Emma is urged on to speak with Henry. Emma approaches and pulls Henry to a nearby bench to break the terrible news about Neal's death to him.
Heartbroken over his father's passing, Henry returns with the trio to the apartment, where he has a warm reunion with a fully recovered Regina. A sudden quake erupts, and according to Regina, this means the trigger is activated. A verbal battle breaks out between Henry's two mothers, which he douses by telling them the only way to save the town is for them to work together. Henry takes to mean they are all going to die, but is reminded by her that he was born in this world and won't be affected. This gives him an even more dreadful conclusion of being all alone. Emma promises she won't let that happen and orders Regina to make the trigger stop, but there is no way of doing that. Tension fills the air when Emma blames Regina for the current dilemma, to which Henry intervenes. Just then, Hook strolls in; earning himself a punch from David's fist. Despite an undeniable wish for vengeance, Hook has decided to align himself away from Greg and Tamara since realizing revenge is not worthy if he is going to lose his own life in the process. Regina makes it clear there is no terminating the trigger and the best she can do is to slow it down. David suggests the delay will give them more time to steal back the remaining beans from Greg and Tamara, use them to open portals, and travelling to the Enchanted Forest. Emma points out no one knows their current whereabouts, though Hook chimes in he knows. To keep the pirate from betraying them, David goes along with him. A plan assembles for everyone else in the group; Mary Margaret will take Henry to gather up the rest of the townspeople while Emma brings Regina to the mines to stall the trigger's power. Before Henry leaves, Regina makes her last amends by apologizing to him for not being a better person and mother. She reaffirms her love for him, which he reciprocates back.
Having retrieved at least one magic bean, David and Hook return to the diner where some of the townspeople are grouped. Henry questions where his adoptive mother is, and Emma tells him that she is in the mines slowing down the trigger, but will not be able to make it out. This angers Henry; comparing this event to the Wraith attack and how are things different this time around. This gives Mary Margaret an idea—they can send the trigger through a portal just like they did with the Wraith. Emma doesn't believe anyone is willing to go through with such a risky plan, but Archie persuades her it's the right thing to do. He talks about in the past when Mary Margaret was Snow White and David was Prince Charming, who led all of them without fail, and asks who is inclined to allow them to do it again, to which everyone follows suit in agreement. Mary Margaret knows she and David haven't had a lot of time to be parents, but asks for chance to be trusted, though Emma is concerned Henry will be alone and grow up just like herself. Another rumble tremors through town, which pushes Emma to think they'd all be better off making it out now by using the bean, but Mary Margaret's lingering guilt about Cora forces a moral obligation to do otherwise. She pleads to Emma that Cora's death was the easy way out as well as a mistake, and this time around they must take the hard path to building a future not at the cost of Regina's blood. Emma finally agrees, but as David tosses her the bean container, Hook snatches it in mid-air. She makes him give it back, which he pretends to do by handing back the box and makes off with the actual bean.
Down in the mines, Henry and his family meet up with Regina, and he announces it is their turn to be heroes. David, Henry and Mary Margaret stand back as Emma prepares to take out the bean, but discovers Hook tricked them. Regina's frustration in not being able to contain the trigger causes Emma to realize she does not have enough strength on her own, but perhaps together they do. Combining their magic powers, an impact blow in deactivating the trigger causes everyone present to be thrown back onto the ground. After the danger is over, David expresses relief since they listened to Henry about not leaving Regina behind. However, Henry is nowhere to be seen. They find his backpack on the ground with torn straps. Emma deducts he has been kidnapped.
Outside, Greg and Tamara drag Henry towards the harbor. Tamara ensures Henry they will not hurt him, to which he replies they will hurt everyone he loves, and just tried to destroy his hometown. In turn, she counters back it was never their true intention. Greg reveals they wanted to put an end to magic, but found something much more valuable—him. Though Henry's family rush to save to stop them, they are not fast enough. The duo use their last magic bean to open a portal to Neverland; prompting the twosome to force Henry to jump in with them. ("And Straight On 'Til Morning")
Landing on the shores of Neverland's island, Henry attempts to make a hasty escape, but is swiftly caught by a water soaked Greg. Gleefully, Tamara remarks their mission has been accomplished, though Henry threatens that both of his mothers will be coming to save him. Greg dusts off his hopes by pointing out this new world is not anything like Storybrooke, and when Henry insists his family has been to the Enchanted Forest before, Tamara makes it known they are actually in Neverland. While she tries to use a communicator to let their employers, the Home Office, know they are present, Henry badgers Greg about who they work for and how they will get back home after magic is destroyed. To both questions, Greg remains tight-lipped, and stresses they don't need to know much about the Home Office, and believing in their cause alone is enough. Tamara interrupts to bring attention to the communicator's ineffectiveness, to which Greg opens the battery case to discover it's filled with sand. Shocked, she murmurs in disbelief of the current situation. Henry interjects it's good they don't ask any questions, causing Tamara to feel doubtful of the Home Office, but Greg presses on into the jungle where he starts a campfire as a signal. With what occurred earlier still fresh in Tamara's mind, she wonders if the empty communicator wasn't an accident, but Greg just thinks Henry's previous words are simply getting to her head.
Hearing nearby rustling, the brush parts to reveal a group of boys led by Felix. Greg demands to know who they are, and Felix states they are the Home Office. Unnerved, Tamara can't believe they've been working for a bunch of teenagers, but Henry corrects her to say they are Lost Boys. He asks the them why they want to destroy magic, but Felix acknowledges that was never their intention. Stunned, Greg says that was their mission, though Felix deflects the statement by countering that's what he and Tamara were told, and asks for Henry to be handed over. Refusing to comply, Tamara wants answers about the actual plan for magic and getting home, but is told they won't be going anywhere. Upset at being duped, Greg resists giving Henry over to them. With an ease, Felix, the lead Lost Boy, calls upon the Shadow, who rips out Greg's shadow; killing him. Urged by Tamara to run, he makes off deeper into the jungle while the Lost Boys follow him. By chance, Henry is pulled into a hiding spot by an ex-Lost Boy, and together they move to a safer location.
Along the way, the boy and Henry exchange stories. The boy was taken by Pan's Shadow to the island, but upon realizing Neverland for what it really was, he stole pixie dust from Pan, only to discover it does not work. Henry tells him of his abduction by Tamara and Greg and how his family is probably on their way to save him now. His new friend questions this, seeing as he has no proof. Henry assuredly replies his family is different and they always find each other. With the Lost Boys still on their tail, the boy reveals there is one place on the island where they can't be tracked—the Echo Caves, to which they make their way towards.
Hearing voices in the distance, the two are nearing the caves, but the Lost Boys cut off their only path there, so they change directions and end up trapped at a cliff edge. The boy suggests giving up the pixie dust so the Lost Boys might let them live, but Henry thinks there is a way out. He takes the pixie dust and prepares himself and the boy to jump. The boy is skeptical, but Henry promises it will work since he believes, and after leaping off the cliff, he uncaps the vial to let the pixie dust out, which helps the both of them to magically fly off into the sky.
Once they ascend to the ground, the boy changes his demeanor, and surprises Henry by knowing his name. The boy answers the latter's confusion by revealing himself to be Pan and states Henry's importance as he has the heart of the truest believer. Pulling out a blade, Pan brings forth the other Lost Boys to surround and close in on a dumbfounded Henry. ("The Heart of the Truest Believer")
Unconscious under a tree, Henry is awakened by Pan. After being thrown an apple, he states his dislike for apples. Pan reassures him it's not for eating, but for target practice. Gathered together with the other Lost Boys, Henry is given a crossbow to shoot the placed apple on Felix’s head. Pan eggs Henry on as the Lost Boys begin chanting for him to do so. Tentatively, Henry readies his aim at the apple as Pan promises him the act will be “exhilarating”. At the last moment, he changes his target and fires the shaft at Pan, who catches the arrow with ease. Instead of being angry, Pan looks at Henry with satisfaction and says he has something to show him. As they move away, Pan explains the benefits of Neverland as a place no one ever tells anyone what to do. Henry doesn't think he belongs on the island, but Pan states they have all been waiting for him for a very long time. He exemplifies that Neverland runs on the power of belief, but Henry’s world is no longer full of magic because the people there have stopped believing. Pan calls Henry the savior of magic, and believes it was not a coincidence that a child was born from the greatest of light and dark. Then, he takes out a piece of rolled up paper and hands it to Henry. Pan guarantees once it’s opened, Henry will understand why he believes him to be the hero that magic so desperately needs. After accepting the paper, Henry tosses it to the ground and says he doesn't believe him. Smirking, Pan conveys Henry’s resemblance to his father. Reflecting on what Pan told him, Henry picks up the paper scroll and unrolls it. In shock, he sees an exact parchment drawing of himself. ("Quite a Common Fairy")
During the night, the Lost Boys rejoice with music and dance, but Henry refuses to participate. He think there is anything to celebrate, though Pan stresses the festivity is everyone welcoming him as the savior of magic. Pan tries to encourage him with a flute song to join in, but Henry doesn't hear anything. Surprised, Pan begins explaining how his flute works to draw in certain people. As Henry inquires what kind of people, Pan responds he'll find out soon enough and leaves abruptly to speak with Felix.
The same evening, Mr. Gold infiltrate Pan’s base to put Henry and everyone there to sleep. Neal, using an arrow shaft coated in squid ink, tricks Pan into catching it in mid-air; thus freezing him in place. Mr. Gold and Neal make off with a slumbering Henry, but not before Pan blurts out the truth about the prophecy. Once away from Pan, Neal learns from his father's past intentions in keeping the prophecy from coming true by killing Henry. Losing trust in him, Neal takes Henry and leaves, but is quickly intercepted by Pan and the Lost Boys. Groggily, Henry begins waking up in the middle of confrontation between Neal and Pan. While Henry is brought away by Felix, Neal is dragged away to an unknown holding place, though he promises to come back for his son.
Waking up back in Pan's camp, Henry's recollection is fuzzy. Pan states he was just asleep, but Henry remembers, while asleep, hearing his father calling him. Henry shrugs it off as only a dream, so Pan asks how he is so sure. Reluctantly, he admits his father is dead. Pan gives condolences; remarking it makes sense for him to dream about the things he lost and hopes for such as his father being alive or his mother coming to rescue him, but eventually, he'll find new things to dream about and when that happens, they will start to come true. Henry wonders how he knows, to which Pan says that's what he once did. Pan reveals Neverland used to be a place where new dreams are born and believes Henry can bring that magic back. He also offers up himself and the Lost Boys as Henry's new family. Then, Pan announces he will be playing a song in honor of Henry. This time, Henry hears the pipe notes and is drawn into the dancing crowd. ("Nasty Habits")
Presumably, at a later time, Henry sits down to watch some of the Lost Boys have a rope climbing competition. From behind, one of the boys, Devin, sneaks up and startles him with a poke from a wooden sword. Devin is unimpressed and asks if he's the boy Pan has been searching for so long. Henry begins backing away from Devin's pointed weapon and dodges a hit. Smugly, Devin apprises Henry over is lack of battle skills and asks how will he be ready for what Pan has in store for him. The whole camp stops to watch as Henry is left little choice but to pick up a stick to repeatedly block against Devin's incoming jabs. Pan, who has been observing the fight, beckons Henry to use his power of belief to turn the stick into a real sword. Closing his eyes, Henry follows Pan's instructions and peeks in astonishment to see a sharp, gleaming sword in his hands. Then, a duel begins between himself and Devin, who steadily loses as Henry, driven on by the cheers of the Lost Boys, slashes his opponent's weapon to bits. He takes things up a notch by drawing blood on Devin's cheek, but in regret, drops his sword and apologizes for the blow. While Devin nurses his wound, Pan picks up the fallen sword and puts it back in Henry's hand while attesting Lost Boys never have to apologize. Then, he raises Henry's arm into the air as the Lost Boys roar in praise. Henry, relishing in their approval, leaves his sword arm up in confidence.
Left alone, Henry is once again nudged by Devin. Warily, he expresses disinterest in having another fight, but Devin, manipulated by Regina after having his heart stolen, says he came to deliver a message. Pushing Henry further away so no one overhears their conversation, Devin states his family is in Neverland and coming for him. Henry thinks he is lying to get back at him, so the boy gives one half of a compact mirror with the faces of Emma, Mary Margaret and Regina peering out. Still not convinced, he believes it to be a trick until Emma indicates their plan to save him is "Operation Cobra Rescue". With his faith in them re-instilled, Henry spies Pan approaching, so he hastily says goodbye and hides the compact mirror by throwing it into a bush. ("Good Form")
Henry is invited by Pan on a stroll to somewhere special he'd like to show him. He doesn't budge and refuses to go anywhere, so Pan asks why. Henry calls him out for lying since he knows his family is in Neverland. Pan wants to know how he found out, but Henry is tight-lipped on the matter and refuses to say. Switching gears, Pan goes for Henry's weak spot by raising the question of why his family hasn't come for him if they are on the island. Henry thinks he is purposely keeping them away. Pan swears he's done no such thing, yet Henry has his doubts. He's suspicious about Pan's constant disappearances into the jungle; proving there is something to hide. Henry vows to find out exactly what is going on and leaves camp.
Hidden behind a tree, he overhears Pan assigning Felix to deliver supplies to the other side of the island. Curious about what could be there, Henry secretly trails Felix the entire way. At one point, he nearly gives himself away by stepping on a branch, but hides out of sight just in time as Felix turns to look around. Still pacing behind, Henry sees Felix drop a bagful of fruit on the ground, but doesn't stop to pick it up. After Felix continues trekking to his destination, Henry grabs the bag and hears someone coughing in the near distance.
He searches for the source of the sound, entering a small cave and climbing up a ladder, into a room housing a sickly bedridden young girl. She cautions he shouldn't be here, but Henry had a hunch that Pan was keeping his family trapped in the area. He doesn't understand why she is so far from the camp. She clarifies that her illness has forced Pan to keep the everyone away as he is afraid they will get sick too. When questioned, she says her name is Wendy, to which he recognizes her as one of the Darlings. He sits down on the bed to introduce himself and asks what's making her feel unwell. Wendy ominously talks about the island's power fading away and though she's been in Neverland for a long time, it's affecting her more so than the other residents. As Wendy looks at him, she sees Henry's resemblance to his father and discloses they were friends a long time ago. Additionally, she describes how his father, willing to do anything for her family, once saved her brothers from danger. Her cough begins acting up again, causing Henry to worry, but she ushers him to leave. Wishing to help, Henry wonders if there's something he can do. She would rather he stay away and not catch her illness since Pan is already doing everything possible, yet there is not enough magic. He insists there must be a way, though Wendy firmly cuts Henry off and pushes him to go. He sets the bag of fruit on the bed and gets up to depart. Before exiting, Henry vows to come back for her.
Wandering through the wilderness, Henry is paid a visit from Pan. He's extremely upset at Pan for keeping Wendy a secret. Pan acknowledges Wendy is dying because magic on the island is slipping away and specifically didn't tell him so he wouldn't have the burden on his shoulders. Henry decides he wants to help, so Pan brings him to a rocky shore. In the distance, a smaller island sits at sea, which Henry knows as Skull Rock. Pan explicates that the inside of Skull Rock is where their salvation awaits and only the heart of the truest believer--Henry--can bring it out, despite that the task won't be easy, as it will require heroism and sacrifice. The only remaining question is if Henry is up for the task, which he complies with. ("Dark Hollow")
Henry watches Pan cover up a sickly Wendy with a blanket. He is told that by becoming the savior, he'll not only save Wendy, but everyone else, too. To this, he becomes more determined to do what must be done. By rowboat, they head out to Skull Rock. Pan draws a line on the ground just below the stairs, which he says is a protection spell. They ascend to the top level containing a large hourglass with a timer in the form of sand flowing from the upper to lower part of the structure. Pan elaborates that it shows how much magic Neverland has before all of it runs out. Henry waits while Pan excuses himself to take care of something else. A short time later, he returns and informs Henry of what must take place by asking for his heart. At first, Henry takes it to mean he must believe for magic to be saved, but in actuality, Pan needs his actual heart. Despite that Pan sugarcoats the legacy Henry will leave behind as the greatest of all heroes, he asks for the truth. Upon learning the price is he must stay on the island forever, Henry has no qualms about resigning himself to that kind of fate. To get started, Pan magically enchants Henry's hand and then urges him to pull out his own heart. He manages to take it out just as Emma, Neal and Regina rush upon the scene. Henry is stunned to see his father is alive and listens as they plead for him not to go through with the sacrifice. He is conflicted when they claim Pan is being dishonest with him. Pan, however, counters by saying his family are the ones who are lying to keep Henry from doing what should be done for the greater good. Henry chooses to stick with the plan and after saying farewell to them, he jams his heart into Pan's chest and collapses. ("Think Lovely Thoughts")
Aboard the Jolly Roger, Henry is resurrected after Regina steals back his heart from Pan. He apologizes to his family for making them worry, but just wanted to save magic and be a hero. They all welcome Henry back warmly, and then Regina takes him down to a room below deck to tuck him into bed. Before she leaves him to rest, Regina casts a protection spell so no one can ever take out his heart again. Once he is alone, Pan manifests and threatens Henry with a knife. Pan makes another attempt to take his heart, which fails, so he begins ripping out Henry's shadow. Mr. Gold defends his grandson by opening Pandora's Box to absorb Pan into it. Just before this occurs, Pan secretly switches bodies with Henry at the last moment. Stunned, Henry starts to shout just as he, in Pan's body, is sucked into the box. ("Save Henry")
At the other side of Storybrooke's town line, Henry, stuck in Pan's body, is released out of the box while Emma points a gun at his direction and interrogates him about using the Shadow to kill someone. To prove himself as the real Henry, Emma asks him to tell her the very first time he and she connected together. Henry recalls the incident occurred at his castle playground when he understood why Emma gave him up at birth, which was to let him have the best chance in life. In relief, she and Henry hug in reconciliation. With Belle, David, Emma, Mary Margaret and Mr. Gold, they head to the vault where Regina took "Henry" for protection. Hook, Neal and Tinker Bell are already waiting there, though the vault is locked, so Mr. Gold busts the door open with magic. Inside, Regina is awakened after Pan, in Henry's body, previously knocked her out. She is shocked to learn Pan has been impersonating Henry. Regina is saddened to have fallen for Pan's tricks as she had hoped her son needed her. Henry attests that he still does need her and warmly embraces a tearful Regina. However, more trouble brews, as they discover Pan took the scroll for the Dark Curse. ("The New Neverland")
Mr. Gold shares with everyone of the only viable way to stop Pan's curse is for Regina, as the original caster of the Dark Curse, to undo it by destroying the scroll, though there will be a steep price for this. They plan to switch Henry back to his own body so he will be in possession of the scroll and bring it to Regina. Mr. Gold can perform the spell, but needs a strong outlet in order for it to work. Tinker Bell has knowledge of a powerful Black Fairy wand that Mother Superior kept, so she, David, Hook and Neal go to retrieve it from the convent nuns. David, Hook and Neal arrive back with the wand. Before getting started, Mr. Gold clasps a bracelet on Henry, which will absorb away Pan's magic, after their bodies are switched back. Henry's spirit travels out of Pan into his body, and he rushes out of the clock tower just as his family and their allies find him. Regina passes out after taking the scroll and awakens with knowledge of the price for stopping the curse. They are accosted by Pan as he steals back the scroll and freezes them in place. The showdown ends when Mr. Gold summons the dagger and stabs Pan as well as himself with it; killing both of them. Regina reveals the price for stopping the curse is all former Enchanted Forest inhabitants will be sent back to their old world while Storybrooke will disappear out of existence. Because Henry was not born there, it would not be possible for him to be taken back, too. Urged by Regina, Emma decides to stay behind with him. At the town border, he says goodbye to his grandparents. To Regina, Henry blames himself, as everything would have never occurred had he not sought out Emma. He admits being wrong about believing Regina did not love him while she regrets casting a curse out of vengeance. When Regina calls herself a villain who can't have a happy ending, he corrects her; saying she is simply his mother. Lastly, Henry bids farewell to his father. As Emma drives out of Storybrooke with Henry, their memories are altered by Regina. ("Going Home")