Once Upon a Time First Look: Regina Adopts Baby Henry -- So Why Is the Lad So Sad?

While tweenage Henry’s life hangs in the balance during Once Upon a Time‘s two-week respite, fans can find comfort in these photos from the little guy’s less stressful days, as a baby ripe for adoption.

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In the ABC’s drama’s next new episode, “Save Henry” (airing Dec. 1), while the Neverland gang races on to stop Peter Pan from gaining full magical powers (having received the heart of the truest believer), flashbacks to The Storybrooke That Was reveal how Regina decided to fill a void in her life, with Mr. Gold’s help, by adopting a baby — in this case, one given up to a better home by the then-incarcerated savior, Emma Swan.