Originally Posted by jakestir
I thought when the first sheriff died there was a body. Why no dead body for the mad hatter?
Me thinks maybe he fell into the hat....or ran off.
I think that was the implication. She made the hat, there really was magic there, as he was falling, he "entered" the hat and was transported by it. The hat was there, the broken pieces of the window were there, but he was not there, not even a trace of him (blood). The teleportation magic worked.
Or something completely different happened
Wouldn't Regina be really unhappy about this? If he had managed to leave, when he clearly said that no one was allowed to leave, then her power would clearly be diminishing.