I think the curse destroyed FTL. They didn't go back 首页 because there is no "home" to go back to. In season two, they will have to find a way to make Storybrooke their new home. I saw this theory on Tumblr that I really like:
Because the curse was suppose to destroy the fairy tale world and build a new one without magic (This was storybrooke). Regina trapped every character in this new world in a new form 或者 with an other identity.
Henry once 说 that the problem was that they doesn't remember who they were. He 说 Emma could bring back happy endings but maybe she couldn't bring back a world that no longer exists.
Well we do know Fairytale Land still exists based on what we learned in 1x21 since she was able to retrive the 苹果 from there. Maybe the curse didn't break fully? I dunno. But that'll probably be part of the plot for Season 2, them trying to get back 首页 to Fairytale land.
Yes. A ton. That are most likely wrong. But whatever it is, 金牌 is behind it. That's just the obvious thing. One of the theories I really like, is the curse didn't break(not fully, at least.) And that it won't until Regina gets her happy ending. Probably not true, but that one is my favorite.
Far-off theory 1. It's possible that it was only partially lifted 或者 that something they did in Storybrooke in breaking the curse may have altered FTL. I'd like to see what happened to August 或者 Graham since they're alive in FTL.
Theory 2. Maybe to keep the existence of the ones who broke the curse, the characters remain in SB. If they had all gone tumbling back to FTL, Emma would be a baby, August a living boy & Henry wouldn't exist.
Theory 3. It was supposed to be that way. They remembered who they were, their roles in the story, but also what happened in SB, so nothing is ever the same. In that sense, they can't go back.
I think the curse is multi layered. That all the layers will have to be peeled back before the return of the FT land. Both 金牌 & Regina seem happy that magic was coming to this world. Once that magic is used, we could have all sorts of twist and turns. As we know, all magic comes with a cost.
I think they will have to get to FTL 由 their own efforts in some ways, possibly with magic, because FTL still exists, look at the Wishing Well and also in the episode where the mine is shattered, the last scene shows that Emmas torch falls down the shaft and lands in what looks like a FTL Forest. Maybe its so that Emma and Henry can come too, though I wonder what happens to the Huntsman and so on, that lived there and don't now. I suppose that FTL is empty of people, so that the Huntsman would be dead.
FTL still exist ,but just like Rumple's son everybody was taken to SB but there's no way back without magic , remember that they could go back through Jeff's hat but now 金牌 brought magic maybe they could go back with another curse cuz there are no 更多 magic beans but I really don't think they'll ever go back.
I don't remember ever hearing that everyone would go back to fairytale land if/when the curse was broken. I think Rumple designed the curse that way. He can see the future and it seems to me that he designed the curse to suit him in every way. He wanted to be the most powerful being. In fairytale land he wasn't the only one with magic. In the real world I'm assuming he will be the only one with magic... Therefore making him have control over everyone... Regina in particular.
I think Rumple created the curse to find Bae here in the real world. So now, with the curse broken, he can find Bae using magic. That's why they're still in Storybrook. Sorry if I typed something wrong, I'm still learning english.