Originally Posted by jakestir
The mystery man could be Mr. Gold son or maybe Henry's dad.
But those could be one in the same person, making Henry Mr. Golds grandson. That would be a fun angle.
Hadn't thought of that... I like that idea... it brings everyone together ultimately in the end.
Originally Posted by mgkdragn
The sign in the mystery man's apartment that had the word "Hatters" on it may have been a clue .. or, would Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk make any sense .. ??
Unless they break from tradition... EVERYONE in fairytale land that went to the real world was part of the curse with the following exceptions:
1. Pinnochio went through the magic tree first and was not cursed.
2. Emma went through the tree second and was not cursed.
3. Rumplestiltskin's son went through an earlier portal pre-curse and thus was not cursed.
4. Gold & Regina, while part of the curse, retained their memories... as did apparently crazy Jefferson Mad Hatter.
So... unless they come up with a new backstory to unfold (and they could do that)... working with what we know... for that guy to be outside of Storybrook and know what "broken" means... almost assuredly means he is Rumple's son. Otherwise, they are introducing a new character and will have to reveal more in a flashback.