03x20 - Kansas

SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Mary Margaret is in labor and Emma Swan is driving to the Storybrooke General Hospital. Mary Margaret screams in pain.


David: Hey, over here.

Mary Margaret: Okay, okay. (David helps Mary Margaret into a wheelchair and Emma and Henry Mills get out of the car.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Witch Farmhouse. An imprisoned Mr. Gold spins straw into gold.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital.


David: All right, breathe. (They enter the hospital.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Witch Farmhouse. Zelena observes Mr. Gold as he continues spinning.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital.


Man: Let's get that man in two. (Mary Margaret screams.)

Dr. Whale: (to Mary Margaret) How are you feeling? (to a nurse) Nurse, a little help here.

Nurse: Yes, doctor. (opens a door for them)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Witch Farmhouse. Zelena watches Mr. Gold.


Zelena: There. That’ll do. You said it yourself: Spinning clears your mind. (Using magic she transforms the spun gold threads into a brain made of solid gold. Zelena opens a casket. Charming’s sword hilt and Regina’s heart are already stored inside. Carefully, Zelena places the brain inside.) There’s just one more ingredient to collect.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital. Once again Mary Margaret doubles over in pain. David helps his wife to settle herself down.


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Rumplestiltskin teaches Regina magic. Using magic Rumplestiltskin produces a constantly burning fire in one hand.


Rumplestiltskin: (to Regina) Your turn, dearie. (Regina successfully uses magic lighting a fire in her hand. Soon after that the flames cease and go out. With great difficulty Regina tries to spark the fire again.)


SCENE: Oz. Past. Emerald City. Zelena watches Rumplestiltskin teaching Regina magic.


Zelena: Really? It’s not that difficult. (Zelena produces a fireball herself. Her flying monkey screeches.) Quiet. I can’t concentrate with all that screeching. (Glinda enters.)

Glinda: It’s probably me. He was never much of a fan.

Zelena: Who are you?

Glinda: Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. (Zelena forms another fireball in her hand.) You can relax. I’m not here to fight you. I’m here to thank you. For showing Oz the true nature of the Wizard and standing up to him.

Zelena: And you’re glad that I turned him into a monkey?

Glinda: A little time as your pet will do him good. He was a trickster. Offering people hope he could never deliver. You’re quiet powerful, Zelena.

Zelena: I know.

Glinda: But you’re wasting it on these foolish pursuits.

Zelena: What do you know about what I want?

Glinda: You want to change your destiny, but you can’t go back in time. No one can. Why don’t you come with me?

Zelena: Why on earth would I do that?

Glinda: Because I think I can offer you something that you’re really looking for. There are some people that I want you to meet.

Zelena: Who?

Glinda: Come, meet your real sisters.


Storybrooke. Present day. A warehouse. Under Zelena’s direct supervision Mr. Gold digs slots.


Zelena: There, dig.

Mr. Gold: Huh?

Zelena: (watches Mr. Gold closely) You think I’ll fail.

Mr. Gold: I think destiny is destiny.

Zelena: (chuckles) You’re wrong. I can change it. (places the brain in a bowl) Once I fix the past, my mother will keep me, Regina will never have been born, and I’ll get everything she’ll ever had. (places the enchanted heart in a bowl standing opposite to the brain) With the right ingredients I can do anything.

Mr. Gold: Whether it works or not, is irrelevant, dearie. Because no matter what you change of your past, one thing shall remain the same: (Zelena places the sword hilt in another bowl.) Who you are. And that is a fate, you can never escape.

Zelena: We shall see. (Zelena takes a closer look at the compass. The camera focuses on the structure using a bird’s eye view. Zelena and Mr. Gold standing in the west, the enchanted heart points south. The brain points north.)


Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital. Mary Margaret is in labor. David comforts her.


David: It’s gonna be okay.

Mary Margaret: Is it?

David: Our baby’s gonna be fine. It’s never going to leave your arms. I don’t care who’s out there.

Mary Margaret: That’s what we thought last time.

David: Yeah, but this time we have someone else on our side.

(Outside Emma Swan and Regina Mills encircle the room with a protection spell)

Emma: You really think this protection spell will be enough to hold her off?

Regina: It depends, if your brand of magic is stronger than hers. If it is, no one wielding dark magic will be able to get in here.

Emma: That doesn’t sound like a vote of confidence.

Regina: It isn’t, but we’re out of options. (Regina exits. Hook approaches Emma.)

Hook: Swan? (Emma turns around) I heard the little royal was on his way.

Emma: I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to be here right now.

Hook: I wanna help.

Emma: If you really wanted to help, you would have told me when Zelena cursed your lips.

Hook: I had no choice. She threatened you and your family. I was trying to help.

Emma: Telling me what was going on would have been help.

Hook: And the death sentence for your boy.

Emma: Henry’s safety is my concern, not yours, which is why I’m taking this fight to Zelena. This ends today.

(Watching as Emma walks past their room, David approaches his daughter.)

David: Emma, wait. You don’t have to do this alone.

Emma: Yeah, I do. You need to stay with Mary Margaret.

David: Yeah, I know, but you need help. Take Hook.

Emma: Are you insane?

David: He’s going with you. (to Hook) You’re going with her.

Hook: Mm, I thought you didn’t trust me, mate.

David: Zelena backed you into a corner. You did the best you could.

Hook: (to Emma) See? Even you’re father gets it.

Emma: Yeah, because he knows about keeping secrets from loved ones.

David: Hey.

Emma: I’m sorry. I’m doing this alone.

David: No, you’re not. This isn’t about you. It’s about all of us.

Emma: What is he gonna do? I have magic. He’s got one hand.

Hook: You know, I’m good in a fight.

David: At the very least, he can draw fire.

Hook: What, now I’m cannon fodder?

Emma: Fine. He can come.

Hook: Fair enough. Shall we? (starts to walk away)

Emma: (stops him) Hang on, give me a sec. (approaches Henry) Hey kid.

Henry: Hey mom. Is the baby here?

Emma: Not yet, but it will be soon. I’m sorry, but I have to go. I have to take care of this witch, but it’s gonna be alright and I’ll be back before you know it.

Henry: I know. I’m not worried.

Emma: Yeah?

Henry: Defeating bad guys is what you do. (Emma hugs Henry)

Regina: (to Emma) Go. I’ll keep him safe.

Emma: Thank you.

Hook: You ready, Swan?

Emma: Yeah. Let’s end this.


Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital. Archie Hopper watches Henry reading the newspaper.


Archie Hopper: Are you keeping up on current events?

Henry: No, I’m looking at the classifieds.

Archie Hopper: Oh? A little young for a job, aren’t you?

Henry: I’m actually looking at apartments. Mary Margaret’s place will be crowded after the baby and I’ll be back and forth from Regina’s, but Emma, she can’t sleep in her car.

Archie Hopper: No, not comfortably. (Archie Hopper nudges Henry) It’s really good to see you, Henry. I missed you.

Henry: Me, too. (studying the classifieds) Maybe a place by the water. With a view.

Archie Hopper: You know, have you spoken to Emma about this? About staying in Storybrooke?

Henry: What’s to talk about? We’re home.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day Near Witch Farmhouse. Present day. Emma and Hook walk together.


Emma: I never should have brought Henry back to Storybrooke.

Hook: You did what you thought was right.

Emma: I did what you manipulated me into.

Hook: Your parents needed you, Swan. The town needed you.

Emma: Henry also needed me. We were happy in New York. Once I’m done melting this witch, I’d like us to be happy again.

Hook: You know as content as you were in that city, it wasn’t real.

Emma: It was real for me. For him. Everything that happened happened.

Hook: Minus all the things you’d forgotten. Part of you is not the real you. And like it or not, the big part of you and Henry belongs in this town.

Emma: Yeah, the part of us that’s always in danger. We’re leaving.

Hook: What does the boy think?

Emma: He’s a kid. He wants chocolate milk in his cereal. I’m his mother. I know what’s best for him.

Hook: What’s best for him? Or for you?

Emma: Excuse me?

Hook: You’ve taken care of the boy quite well here. You can talk about danger all you like, but it isn’t that. So, tell me, what is it? (faces Emma) Why are you so scared of staying? (Emma remains silent.) I think it’s because you can see a future here. A happy one.

Emma: Let me guess: With you? (Zelena approaches them. Mr. Gold follows her.)

Zelena: Aww. You two are so adorable. But instead of looking for each other, maybe you should be focused on me. Although, without magic, that could prove to be a challenge.

Emma: The next time you try to take my power, why don’t you try enchanting the lips of someone, I’ll actually kiss?

Zelena: See, Emma, you’ve got a decision to make. You can keep your magic which makes you oh so sad, or you can save the man that you can’t wait to run away from. (turning to Mr. Gold) Rumple. (Mr. Gold magically throws Hook head first in a well standing nearby.)

Emma: (shocked) Hook! (tries to pull Hook up)

Zelena: Choose wisely. (Emma tries harder to free Hook) Try all you like. You can’t free him.(Zelena disappears in a cloud of green smoke.)


SCENE: Oz. Past. The Heart of Oz. Zelena and Glinda enter the room. Two other witches are already present.


Zelena: What is this place?

Glinda: The Heart of Oz. (introducing both witches to Zelena) These are my sister witches. From the north and the east. Each represents a special part of magic. (introducing herself) Love. (points north) Wisdom. (points east) Courage. Together our abilities are far more powerful than they could ever be on their own. We can do things that no one else can.

Zelena: Like travel through time?

Glinda: That’s not why we brought you here. (walks around the table)

Zelena: But you said you wanted to help me. If you can’t change my past…

Glinda: (interrupting) I brought you here to change your future. (stops in the west) This seat has been empty for some time. (gives Zelena a smile) We’d like you to fill it.

Zelena: What does the west represent?

Glinda: The most elusive of elements: Innocence.

Zelena: Well, then, I’m the last person you should consider. I mean, look at me: I’m wicked.

Glinda: But you don’t have to be. Innocence reclaimed can be just as powerful as innocence born. You simply have to choose to be good.

Zelena: That’s easy for you to say. Good is part of your name.

Witch of the North: Glinda, aren’t you going to tell her?

Zelena: Tell me what?

Glinda: I didn’t want to say anything unless I had to. I wanted to let you shape your own destiny.

Zelena: What could you possibly know about my destiny?

Witch of the North: Glinda is the keeper of the Book of Records.

Witch of the East: It chronicles the past, present and future of Oz.

Glinda: The book foretells of a powerful sorceress, who will join our sisterhood as a protector of Oz.

Zelena: And you think that that’s me?

Glinda: The book says that the Sorceress from the West will come to this land by cyclone.

Zelena: I was brought here by cyclone.

Glinda: That’s right. We’ve been looking for you for a long time, Zelena. You’ve always been meant for more. I know you don’t think so, but you can do this. You just have to let go of your past.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Witch Farmhouse. Finally, Emma is able to pull an unconscious Hook out of the well.


Emma: Hook! Hook! (shaking him) Wake up! Killian! (shakes him again) Killian, come back to me! Oh, God! Son of a bitch! (Emma leans closer and revives Hook. As Emma touches his lips, her magic leaves her.) Hook, come back to me. (Coughing Hook vomits water)

Hook: (gasping) Swan? (lightly touching his lips) What did you do? What did you do?


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Holding an enchanted heart in one hand Rumplestiltskin teaches Regina another aspect of magic.


SCENE: Oz. Past. The Emerald City. Once again Zelena watches Regina and Rumplestiltskin.


Zelena: Sorry sis, but I’m over you. (The scene vanishes.)

Glinda: (Using magic she appears behind Zelena) That was lovely, Zelena. I’m impressed. I knew you would make the right choice. (hands Zelena a magic pendant)

Zelena: What’s that?

Glinda: A very special pendant. Each of the witches in the sisterhood wears one. (fastens the pendant around Zelena’s neck) Guard it with your life, because in many ways it now is your life. You were born with great power, Zelena. And now, now this pendant will harness, protect and grow that power. All of it.

Zelena: Will it make me stronger?

Glinda: Than you can possibly imagine. However, the price is, without it, you’re powerless. But so long as you do continue to wear it, you’ll be able to accomplish untold miracles.

Zelena: Does this mean…

Glinda: You’re one of us? Yes. Our sister. (Glinda hands Zelena a mirror) Take a look. (Smiling Zelena watches her green skin color disappearing)

Zelena: (laughs) Thank you.

Glinda: Don’t thank me. Thank yourself. You did it all. You let go of your envy. You took control of your destiny.



[ Chuckles ]

Incoming!

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Electricity crackles ]

What the hell was that?

It doesn't matter. This baby's coming.

Steady, men. Steady.

Aim true for little John!

[ Whoosh ]

Oh, didn't you learn your lesson the last time?

This is more powerful than your true love.

I refuse to believe that.

Belle, go.

Listen to him, dear.

No. You've put him through enough pain.

And I'm not nearly done!

[ Whoosh ]

[ Gasps ]

Your taste in women really has gone downhill.

[ Laughs ]

Leave her, dearie.

Henry, go with Dr. Hopper.

Find a closet and lock yourselves inside.

You don't want to see this. It won't be pretty.

Archie: Come on, Henry.

No, it won't.

Take another step, and I'll roast you.

Please.

[ Whoosh ]

All this... for me?

Yes, sister. The West.

Its future and potential is as limitless as your own...

[ Thunder crashes ]

What is that?

It sounds like thunder.

[ Wind rushing ]

It's not thunder.

It's a cyclone.

There's something inside it.

[ Rushing continues ]

[ Glass shattering ]

Ooh.

[ Woman coughs ]

Over there.

Help!

Woman: - I'm down here.

Oh, someone's trapped.

Are you all right?

Uh... I think so.

I... I tried to run to the storm cellar, but... I wasn't fast enough.

What world are you from?

W... w... world?

Y... you mean this isn't Kansas?

I'm afraid not.

Welcome to Oz. What's your name?

Dorothy.

Dorothy Gale.

If you were strong enough to survive such a powerful storm, you must be a very special girl, Dorothy.

Come.

We'll take you to our home.

Our sisters will be very excited to meet you, won't they, Zelena?

Yes.

I'm sure they will.

[ Screaming ]

[ Crashing ]

David...

David: I'm here. Don't worry.

I'll protect you. Just focus on the baby.

Just one more push, Mary Margaret.

Just one more push!

That's it. One more.

[ Baby crying ]

[ Laughs ]

It's a boy!

[ Crying continues ]

[ Chuckling ] It's a boy.

What a charming family.

It's a shame I have to break it up.

[ Whoosh ]

[ Baby cries ]

[ Whoosh ]

[ Sighs ]

No. No, no, no, n...

[ Chuckles ]

So pure and so innocent.

And now... mine.

[ Gasps ]

[ Sobbing ]

[ Laughter ]

It's so lovely to have you with us.

Witch of the East: Our home is your home.

Witch of the North: You should have come sooner.

[ Laughter ]

Thank you.

Y... you've all been so kind.

You've treated me like family.

Oh.

Aww.

Aww.

[ Laughter ]

Glinda: Zelena.

There you are. We were starting to worry.

Are you feeling all right?

Go away.

What's gotten into you?

What do you think?

Have you been spying on Regina again?

No.

I've been watching you fawn over your latest protégé.

Dorothy... are you jealous of her?

Why? You two are so... alike.

Except she's spunkier, fresher-faced, and clearly more innocent than me... perfect candidate to take the empty seat at the table.

No one is taking your seat, Zelena.

Really?

That's not what this says.

What are you doing with the book of records?

You didn't tell me everything about the prophecy.

"The sorceress from another land will make Oz her home"

"until she fulfills her destiny"

"and unseats the greatest evil the realm has ever seen."

Don't you see?

Dorothy is meant to take my seat, which makes me the greatest evil.

Fate is a funny thing.

You don't know if that's what the prophecy actually means.

Remember what I said?

Only you can shape your destiny.

But if you believe you are evil, then that is what you will become.

[ Humming "Hush, Little Baby" ]

It's all right, little one.

We're almost home.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Humming continues ]

[ Sighs ]

He's gone.

It happened again.

Where are you going?

To get my son back.

You're gonna get yourself killed.

David, think about this.

What's there to think about?

Don't let him get hurt.

What's going on here?

What happened? Did you find Zelena?

I... I did, but I couldn't stop her.

She took your brother.

Because I failed?

We're all still here, So you haven't failed just yet.

Hook's right. Come on.

No, wait.

Zelena took my magic.

How the hell did that happen?!

Doesn't matter how. It just happened.

So, we need to find another way to stop her.

There is no other way.

That's not true. You can do it.

Sweetheart, I don't think I can survive round three with my sister.

Glinda was pretty specific.

Only the purveyor of the strongest light magic can defeat her.

Zelena only beat you because you were using dark magic against her.

But... it's all I have.

No. It's not.

When you kissed Henry, that was true love's kiss.

That's light magic.

See? You can do it.

Henry, I don't even have my heart right now.

That doesn't matter.

You broke the curse without it, and I know you still love me.

I know there's good in you.

He's right.

I know you can beat that witch.

But I don't...

You have to.

Once upon a time, you were a villain, mom.

But you've changed.

You're a hero now.

And defeating bad guys is what heroes do.

I believe in you.

Now you need to believe, too.

Zelena: Hello, Dorothy.

[ Gasps ]

[ Sighs ] Zelena.

I... I didn't recognize you.

Are you okay?

I decided to stop hiding my true colors.

According to the prophecy, you're the only one that can defeat me.

Defeat you?

W... what are you talking about?

I don't want to hurt you.

Good.

Because I'm going to make sure you can't.

Aah! Ohh!

What have you done?!

Zelena!

[ Gasping ]

What's happening to me?!

I'm... I'm...

Melting.

You're melting.

I'm sorry!

I was only trying to put out the fire!

No!

It was just water!

No!

It was just water.

Glinda? Glinda!

Dorothy? What is it?

Z... Zelena.

S... she... she came up to me with a ball of fire, and I... I threw water at her, and then... l... look!

[ Sighs ]

The prophecy has come to pass.

And you, Dorothy, you defeated her.

With water?

It was your destiny to stop her, and destiny gave you the tool.

I'm sorry.

Don't be.

She didn't leave you a choice.

You're one of us now, Dorothy, part of the Sisterhood of Witches.

I... I... I'm sure Oz is wonderful, but...

I want to go home.

I understand.

Unfortunately, I don't have the power to cross realms.

Only the Wizard has done that.

Perhaps he can help you.

I... I thought Zelena turned him into a monkey.

Now gone, her magic will be undone.

He will be back to his human form.

Will you take to him?

Just follow me.

Where?

Why... down the yellow brick road, of course.

Zelena: There's nothing more innocent than a newborn babe.

And you, my sweet, are the most innocent of all... the product of the truest love.

See, once I change the past, you and I shall meet under different circumstances.

And, Rumple, you will choose me.

And I will be enough.

Mr. Gold: No, you won't.

And no matter where you go in time, I will find a way to kill you.

[ Chuckles ]

Don't worry, dearie.

Once all this is over, you won't remember a thing.

David: It isn't over yet.

And who's gonna stop me?

Certainly not the Savior.

Go. Get him.

We got your back.

And I've got your heart.

Regina: Zelena, stop now.

We're not gonna let you succeed.

[ Chuckles ]

Rid me of those pests.

Please no more water.

Get the dagger. Then the dark one will be on your side.

It's easier said than done.

Do as I say, or I will destroy you both.

I have no choice!

Come for another beating, sis?

No. I came for some jewelry.

Beautiful one. If you will?

[ Monkey screeching ]

[ Grunts ]

Remember, these creatures are our friends!

Don't worry. I'll use a gentle touch.

Mr. Gold: Unfortunately, that's not an option for me.

[ Gasps ]

Only light magic can harm me.

And you're as dark as they come.

It was your destiny to be this way.

And will also be your undoing!

Don't tell me what I can be!

[ Chuckles ]

I tried to be good once, but it wasn't in the cards.

This is who I am, and it's who you are!

[ Gasps ]

You're wrong, sis.

What are you doing?

Changing.

[ Gasps ]

What?

How?!

I make my own destiny.

[ Monkey screeches ]

Robin Hood: Little John, you're back!

[ Baby crying ]

David, the baby. Is he okay?

Yeah.

He can handle anything.

Just like his big sister.

Regina: You failed.

[ Chuckling ]

You're not going anywhere.

I beg to differ.

[ Whoosh ]

[ Gasps ]

I'm gonna make you pay for everything you've done to me.

What are you waiting for? Just do it!

With pleasure.

No!

[ Whoosh ]

Enough.

This ends now.

After everything this witch has done... you're gonna protect her?

Good magic stopped her.

And good magic doesn't exact vengeance.

She killed my son!

How many lives have we taken trying to get what we want?

You can't be serious.

I am.

Heroes don't kill.

So now you're a hero?

Today, I am.

Go on.

Ask for him.

Hello?

Your excellency?

[ Gasps ]

Wizard: I've been expecting you.

You have?

I see all.

I am Oz, The Great And Terrible.

My name is Dorothy Gale.

Glinda said you might be able to help me get home... to Kansas.

I know who you are.

You freed me from the Wicked Witch's magic.

Sending you home is the least I can do to reward you.

How do I get back?

Look down.

Click your heels together three times and think of where you want to be, and the slippers shall take you there.

Thank you so much.

Safe travels, Dorothy.

May you never find yourself far from home again.

[ Whoosh ]

Thank you for your help.

You can show your true self now.

With pleasure.

Hello... sister.

Zelena.

I don't understand. Dorothy said...

I was destroyed by water.

[ Chuckles ]

Foolish child.

So gullible.

But why?

Because now that she's gone, no one can stop me from changing my past.

Then I will find someone else to fulfill the prophecy.

As long as I am in Oz, I will not stop searching until I find someone to stop you.

I suppose that means that you need to leave Oz.

Maybe you'll find the Enchanted Forest more to your liking.

Zelena, please, it's not too late.

You can change.

Goodbye, Glinda!

[ Whoosh ]

Why, Regina?

Why not just kill me and put me out of my misery?

Because I know why you did what you did.

We're much alike.

Our mother ruined you, too.

I know what it's like to not have the life you wanted... the life you feel you deserve.

Oh, boo-hoo.

You had to be Queen.

You know nothing.

I saw it all.

You had everything.

Did I?

So, you missed the part where I lost the love of my life.

Mother did all that for you to achieve greatness.

Not long ago, I was a lot like you.

I wanted to kill someone who wronged me, and I failed.

Had I killed Snow White, I wouldn't be in this world.

I wouldn't be with these people, and...

I wouldn't have my son, Henry.

So, no, Zelena, I won't kill you.

Instead, I'm gonna give you what I got.

I'm gonna give you a second chance.

What if I don't want it?

Well, that would be a mistake, dear.

Take it.

Use it.

Evil isn't born. It's made.

And so is good.

If I were you...

I'd consider creating a new destiny.

Because if you don't, I'll be right there to take your heart and crush it.

Now, if you'll excuse me...

...I should put this somewhere safe.

[ Breathes heavily ]

[ Chuckles softly ]

[ Door bells jingle ]

I knew you'd be back.

Your unwavering faith... constantly astounds me.

[ Chuckles ]

And after everything I did.

It wasn't you. It was... Zelena.

It wasn't always Zelena.

I will never comprehend why you continue to stand by my side.

I love you.

Always have.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Clears throat ]

How did you get that?

Regina gave it to me to... to make amends... and also because she knew I wouldn't abuse its power.

I want you to have it.

Why?

Because I believe in you.

It's yours. You're... you're a free man.

Just promise me one thing... promise me you won't go after Zelena.

You're... I know you're better than that.

Oh, Belle.

What you're giving me is more than I can ever give you.

But I will try.

This... this is trust.

It means you trust me with all your heart.

I do.

And I shall trust you with mine.

Take it.

I am now and for all the future yours.

Wait.

W... what are you saying?

Will you marry me?

Yes.

[ Laughs ]

Yes.

Yes.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Never thought I'd see one of those.

It's called a baby.

No, Swan.

A smile.

We won.

In all the chaos, I never got a chance to say thank you.

You really think I'd let you drown?

Given our history, can you blame me for being uncertain?

Has your power returned now that Zelena's been defeated?

No.

I'm sorry, love.

It's okay.

I won't need it in New York.

Hey, kid.

You want to meet your new uncle?

Regina.

I didn't expect you back so soon.

I don't imagine you expected me at all, dearie.

[ Scoffs ]

What are you doing here?

What do you think?

You can't kill me, Rumple.

I saw Regina take your dagger.

She gave it to Belle.

And she wants me dead.

No, of course not.

Well, then, you'll have to do what she wishes.

If she has the dagger, you have no choice.

Yes.

<i>If</i> she has the dagger.

But she doesn't.

She only thinks she does.

You see, um...

My father taught me something... the only useful thing he passed on... a bit of sleight of hand called "follow the lady."

Belle has a fake.

This, however, is quite real.

[ Whoosh ]

Wait.

Wait!

I'm powerless now.

R... Regina's got my pendant.

My magic's gone.

I can't hurt anyone!

I can't.

[ Gasping ]

Why?

Because I promised my son his death would be avenged.

And Rumplestiltskin never breaks a deal.

[ Gasps ]

[ Whoosh ]