05x15 - The Brothers Jones

Previously on "Once Upon a Time"...

James: I see why my brother likes you.

Mary Margaret: James.

James: When you see ol' Dave, tell him there's a new sheriff in town.

Cruella De Vil: The Author's power is far greater than that bearded old man wanted you to believe. And when you broke the quill, you sent it right down here to the Underworld. And now you are going to find it down here. And you're going to send me back to our world.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Cruella and and Henry are in Cruella's car, and she is driving them somewhere recklessly.)

Henry: Can you please slow down?

Cruella De Vil: Darling, you wouldn't be here if you didn't like a little danger. I mean, look at you... sneaking away from your family to bring me back to life. Such a naughty boy.

Henry: I just want to find the pen and get this over with. What am I even looking for?

Cruella De Vil: A sign, signal, whiff of ink. Look, you're the Author. You're connected to that quill.

Henry: (Sees a bright light and points at it) Stop! I saw something.

(Cruella stops the car immediately and the tires screech as she comes to a dangerous stop)


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Cruella and Henry are now tracking through the woods, and Cruella isn't happy about it)

Cruella: Well, there's no pen here, just dirt and things that smell like dirt.

Henry: I swear I saw it.

Cruella De Vil: Well, then, move those little legs of yours and keep looking. Go! (Shoos him off, before stopping and shuddering).

(Henry continues to make his way through the woods, and he stops to look around, when a hand reaches out and grabs his shoulder, turning Henry to face them. This person is the Apprentice)

Apprentice: Quiet. We have little time.

Henry: I don't understand. W-What are you doing here? You were a devoted apprentice to the Sorcerer your entire life. What unfinished business could you possibly have?

Apprentice: You, my boy. I am here to prevent you from making a terrible mistake. You must not resurrect Cruella De Vil.

Henry: So the pen can bring someone back. You told me it couldn't.

Apprentice: That was a necessary... half-truth. Up there, yes. Down here, the rules are a little more... flexible. I saw no reason to tempt you. The dilemma you are currently in is why.

Henry: I'm not getting the pen for Cruella. I'm getting it for me. I just watched my mom become the Dark One. I watched Hook die, and I couldn't do anything.

Apprentice: You are the Author. As such, you should use the quill only to record the stories, not create them.

Henry: I don't care about the stupid stories anymore. I'm sick of sitting on the sidelines. I want to be a hero. I want to help my mom even if it means helping Cruella.

Apprentice: In the Sorcerer's mansion lie all his great works of light magic, the quill included. It is protected by a powerful spell, but the sheriff took the key from me. Acquire that key and the quill is yours.

Henry: (Surprised) Wait, what? You're You're helping me?

Apprentice: This is your choice, Henry, but the only way that I can move on is if you make the right one. I trust you. (Disappears)


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Emma and Hook are inside their home. Hook is watching Emma as she removes a sheet from the sofa in nursery/living room. Emma then turns back to Hook and attempts to help him to the sofa)

Emma: Come sit down. Let me take a look at you.

Hook: Are you sure you want to? Hades sort of knocked the handsome out of me. (He groans as he slowly lowers himself onto the sofa)

Emma: (Sits down next to him) No one's that powerful. (She heals him with her magic, and restores him with fresh clothes. After a few moments, she leans forward in an attempt to kiss him)

Hook: (Pulls back from the kiss)

Emma: (Confused) What's wrong?

Hook: It's just, um... a lot has happened between us.

Emma: Then what's the problem?

Hook: I'm the problem. Emma, you were the Dark One for six weeks and only gave in to the darkness out of love. I plunged in headfirst in a second for revenge! I was weak! (Stands up angrily and paces)

Emma: Not in the end.

Hook: You raised the bar very high, Swan. The fact is, I don't measure up.

Emma: (Stands up) Let me be the judge of that. (Walks towards him) If you didn't, would I have come all the way down here to try to save you?

Hook: That's my point. I'm not sure I deserve saving.

Emma: What are you saying, that you want to stay down here?

(A knock comes on the door and Emma appears surprised.)

Emma: (Opens the door to see Liam standing there) Hi. Can I...

Liam: (Sees Hook) Killian.

Hook: Liam?

Liam: (Walks into the house) So the rumors are true. After all these years, my little brother is finally here.


[ Past. Enchanted Forest ]


(In the past, Liam and Killian are swabbing the deck on a ship that is moored up at the docks. Crew members dodge around them, as they laugh, drinking)

Killian: Those fish guts smell particularly foul this evening.

Liam: Come on, Killian. The harder we work, the sooner we're finished.

Killian: Wish I had your work ethic. Seems I inherited Father's.(Takes a sip of rum from his flask)

Liam: Don't joke about that b*st*rd. He may have sold us into servitude, but tomorrow... we'll be free men. (Pulls out a piece of parchment and hands it to Killian)

Killian: Are you serious? You want to join the King's Navy?

Liam: There's a signing bonus of 10 silver. On top of what we've already saved, that will buy us our freedom off this bloody cargo ship.

Killian: I know that's your dream, mate, but I'm hardly naval material. (Starts swabbing the deck again)

Liam: If you served an honorable king, it would change you. You could be a fine captain someday. I know it.

Killian: (Chuckles) "Captain Jones" does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

Silver: (Appeared on deck and standing to the side of them) Ha! Captain Jones? That'll be the day. (Kicks over a bucket of fish guts) You missed a spot there... Captain.

Killian: (Angrily stands up and goes to attack Silver)

Liam: (Holds Killian back) Killian! Don't!

Silver: (Removes his captain's hat) Come on. Let him try. Must be exhausting, protecting little brother from himself.

Liam: (To Killian) Hey. (Pushes Killian back) Won't be your concern much longer.

Silver: Because you're both going to be admirals in the Navy, right? Fine by me. Long as I get paid. The sober Jones can go and collect his money. The drunk one stays as collateral.

Liam: (Stops Killian from attacking once again) Easy, brother. I'll be back by sunrise. And then a proud life in the King's Navy, hmm?


[ Present. Underworld ]


(In Emma and Hook's house, Emma, Hook and Liam are sitting at the dining table, each with a glass of water, and they are talking)

Hook: Liam, what about you? Why are you down here?

Liam: I wish I knew. I spent countless years trying to figure out a reason.

Hook: (To Emma) There is no reason. Hades has the game rigged so no one can leave. My brother's proof of that. Never did a bad thing in his life. He even died nobly, stopping a treacherous king from poisoning the realm.

Liam: Stop it. You're making me blush.

Hook: Hades has you two trapped down here, and that cannot stand. The only way everyone will get free is if we defeat Hades once and for all. Liam, you've been down here a very long time. Surely you must know something that can help us.

Liam: I know this is a very dangerous game you're playing. There are those who tried to overthrow Hades before. They always spoke of a... a book, which had the power to defeat him. I tried to find it myself, but I'm not even sure what to look for.

Emma: I think it's a Storybook.

Liam: Storybook? Oh, I wager it would take more than stories.

Hook: No, no, no, no, no. She's onto something. In our world, there's a book like this.

Emma: Everything up there has a version down here. There has to be one in the Underworld.

Hook: If there's a story in that book about Hades, we can learn his weakness and exploit it.

Liam: All right. If you believe in this, Killian, I'm with you to the end. This fiend trapped me and tortured you. The day you push your sailors too far...

Hook: Is the day the mutiny begins.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Emma, Hook and Liam have now joined, Mary Margaret, David, and Regina in the Blanchard apartment. David brings a wooden box into the kitchen and places it in front of Mary Margaret)

Mary Margaret: In the world above, this is where I found the Storybook. So... (Opens the box and begins searching through, but doesn't find anything) Sorry.

Regina: Are we really surprised? That book is the embodiment of hope, and there's not a lot of that here in the Underworld.

David: Let's keep looking.

(The scene switches to Emma, who is upstairs looking through drawers. She attempts to open one, but is unsuccessful. Liam then comes upstairs and pops his head around the corner)

Liam: Emma, can we talk?

Emma: (Sighs) Is this like a protective big brother talk where you want to make sure I'm good enough for Killian?

Liam: No, because I already know you're not good enough.

Emma: (Shocked) What?

Liam: Killian blames himself for ending up here, but he told me what happened. Sounds to me like it's not his fault. It's yours.

Emma: I think we both made mistakes.

Liam: Killian's been fighting darkness his entire life, and you pushed him off the cliff.

Emma: I was trying to save his life.

Liam: (In a sharp tone) And it was a bloody selfish thing to do. He had a chance to die a hero, to move on, and you took it from him.

Emma: That's not fair. I'm down here risking everything to save him.

Liam: And is that really what he needs... or what you need?

Emma: Were you this self-righteous when you were alive?

Liam: When it came to my brother, yes. If he defeats Hades today, he'll forgive himself and he'll have another chance to move on. When that happens, stop thinking about your own desires and let him go.

(The scene switches to Hook, who is looking downstairs. He turns when he hears footsteps coming down the stairs. He watches Liam for a few moments, before looking at Emma, and he notices that she doesn't seem herself)

Hook: (Concerned) You all right?

Emma: (Lying) Yeah. Fine. Let's keep looking. (Walks in Hook's direction)

Henry: (Opens the door and enters the apartment) Hey. What's... going on?

Mary Margaret: Oh, looking for the Storybook, you know, "Underworld Edition".

Henry: Really? Well, I think I might know exactly where it is.

David: How would you know that?

Henry: The Apprentice. I saw him at... at Granny's. He said the Sorcerer's mansion is down here and there's a bunch of his stuff inside, like the Storybook.

Regina: Finally, some good news.

Henry: Well, sort of. The house is locked with magic, and the sheriff has the key.

Hook: Your evil twin is sheriff? Hades has panache, I'll give him that.

David: Well, it's time for my brother and me to have an overdue chat.

Mary Margaret: Well, you won't be alone. I still owe him a punch in his pretty mouth for kissing me.

David: (Annoyed and slightly jealous) He kissed you?

Mary Margaret: Thought it was you. (Heads to the door)

David: Let's go. (Follows her)

Liam: In the meanwhile, we should all go about our usual business. Hades has eyes everywhere. We can't have him learning what we're up to.

Hook: Fine plan. Can't wait to see the look on his face when he learns a valuable lesson... one should never mess with the Brothers Jones.


[ Past. Enchanted Forest ]


(Liam arrives back from his adventure to the Naval sign up, with two pieces of paper for him and Killian).

Liam: Captain Silver! Two papers of service. I'm pleased to tell you the Brothers Jones will be leaving your employ.

Silver: Well, one of you, at least.

Liam: What? What's happened? What did you do to Killian?

(The camera pans to Killian, who is passed out drunk with an empty bottle of rum)

Silver: All I did was offer him a drink. The rest he managed all by himself. He's not much of a gambler.

Liam: Killian! (Runs over to Killian and shakes him away)Where's his silver? What have you done with your money? (Grabs Killian's money pouch to find it empty) You gambled.

Killian: (Sighs) I'm sorry, brother.

Silver: (Stars counting Killian's coins which now belong to him)

Liam: (Angry) You b*st*rd!

Silver: I'm not responsible for his weakness. And you still have your money. If you want my advice, cut anchor. Leave the dead weight behind.

Killian: (Sighs) Just do it. Liam, go. I can never be the brother you deserve.

Silver: We're to set sail, Jones. It's either the Navy or more grain runs with your favorite captain.

Liam: (Looks at the paper for a few moments) Then grain runs it shall be. (Walks to the side of the ship)

Killian: No.

Liam: (Tears the parchment in half and throws them into the water) Come hell or high water, I cannot leave my brother.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Liam is working in the bar and cleaning wine glasses when Hades enters)

Hades: Wow. Even for the Underworld, it is dead in here.

Liam: Can I help you? If you want a drink, I can make you anything.

Hades: That's okay. I can help myself. (Magically produces two glasses of scotch) This Scotch is a few centuries old. I think it's aged quite well. The key is to store it underground. Here. Try some. It's good, right? See, I'm... I'm not such a bad guy. But here you are, trying to stage some kind of a... What's that quaint nautical term you keep using? A (Snaps fingers) that's right... mutiny.

Liam: So, you found us out.

Hades: Well, like you said, I have eyes everywhere. What I don't have is that Storybook.

Liam: And what do you want from me?

Hades: Not much. I don't even really care about that book, except for a few select pages... the ones about me. So, find the book and destroy them.

Liam: Do it yourself.

Hades: It's the Sorcerer's house. Light magic doesn't agree with me, so I kind of need you.

Liam: And if I refuse?

Hades: I'll tell your brother the thing you never could, the reason you're really down here.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Mary Margaret and David enter the Sheriff's station in search of the key to the Sorcerer's Mansion)

David: Looks like my evil twin's out on patrol.

Mary Margaret: Great. Then let's find that key and get the hell out of here. Top drawer, just like at home. You two are so alike.

David: Next you're gonna say we kiss the same. Never mind. Don't want to know. Just find the key.

Mary Margaret: (Searching through the drawer in the desk for the key, and she finds it) Just like the Sorcerer said.

Cruella De Vil: James? Is that you, darling?

Mary Margaret: (Whispering) Cruella.

Cruella De Vil: James?

David: (Whispering) Go. I've got this.

Mary Margaret: (Protesting) No, David!

David:No, she thinks I'm him. Go, go, go, go, go.

Mary Margaret: (Quickly leaves with the key)

Cruella De Vil: (Enters the room carrying a bottle of wine and two glasses, and she sighs).) Oh, I'm so glad you're here, James darling. I've had a nasty, fruitless day, and Mummy needs to unwind. (Starts walking towards him)

David: (Stunned) I'm sure you do.

(Cruella kisses him, before making him sit down and she sits on his lap)

Cruella De Vil: So, Sheriff... what would you like to try first? The champagne or me? (She pops the cork on the champagne) Ha.

David: (Chuckles)


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Emma and Regina are in Granny's, and Emma is on edge because of Liam and her parents)

Regina: Will you stop staring at the door? When your parents walk through it, I promise I'll tell you.

Emma: Maybe this was a bad idea. I should've gone with them.

Regina: Would you relax? People are starting to stare at us. Remember what Liam said we need to act casual.

Emma: (Sits down) Yeah, what do you think of Liam, anyway? You don't think he's a little self-righteous, do you?

Regina: He doesn't like you, does he?

Emma: He doesn't think I'm good enough for Hook.

Regina: (Chuckles) To be honest, you're too good for Hook.

Emma: He's different with Liam. It's like he thinks he walks on water.

Regina: What's going on?

Emma: Liam thinks I should let Hook move on.

Regina: Who cares what Liam thinks? What does Hook think?

Emma: He agrees.

Regina: Well, that's because he hasn't forgiven himself.

Emma: How do you know that?

Regina: Though I hate to admit it, we're much alike... and forgiving yourself is the hardest thing to do. You want to help Hook? Help him with that.

Henry: (Opens the door and enters, before walking up to Emma and Regina) Moms... Grandma found the key.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Hook, Emma, Henry, Liam and Regina are walking up to the sorcerer's mansion)

Hook: The mansion is here. I guess old White Beard was telling the truth.

Liam: Do we have the key?

Hook: We have it. But there's a protection spell on the door. Could be dangerous to open it.

Liam: Oh, well, I suppose I should do the honors. I've been dead the longest. I'd say I have the least to lose.

Hook: You always were the noble one, weren't you? (Hands Liam the key)

Liam: (Goes to open the door)


[ Past. Enchanted Forest ]


(The ship is now sailing and heading straight for a hurricane. The men are shouting in panic. Liam is looking at the oncoming storm through a spyglass, whilst Captain Silver looks relatively calm. Killian runs up to Liam)

Killian: Liam! I'm sorry. I dragged you into this voyage.

Liam:[/b ]We have other demons to confront. Look! (Hands Killian the spyglass and motions for him to look at the storm)

[b]Killian: (Looks through the spyglass and a look of fear crosses his face)

Liam: (Approaches Silver) Captain Silver, are you aware this ship is pointed dead into a storm?

Silver: Back to the rigging, Jones. Leave the navigation to the officers.

Hook: Well, your officers are doing a piss-poor job! We're 30 degrees off course, headed into a hurricane!

Silver: We're aware. Carry on.

Liam: Are you mad?! What kind of captain sails into a hurricane?!

Silver: The kind that earns his namesake! The king offered a mighty reward for what's inside that storm.

Liam: This voyage was never about the grain in the hold, was it? You're going after that cursed sapphire... "The Eye of the Storm"!

Silver: So you've heard of it.

Killian: Well, every sailor's heard of it. Countless men have sailed into that storm looking for that bloody stone, but none have survived!

Silver: If you don't like how I run my ship, you should've left when you had the chance. Now, move along before I string you up for mutiny.

Liam: Easy, Captain. I have always abhorred the idea of mutiny. (Looks at Killian, before drawing Silver's sword) But if that's what it takes to save these men, then so be it!

Killian: Now, shall we do this the easy way... or the bloody way?

(Silver gives the order for one of his men to drop the sword, surrendering)

Liam: The ship is ours, men!

(The men begin to cheer, and Liam approaches Killian)

Liam: Tie these bastards up. I'll go find the captain's charts and plot a course out of this bloody typhoon.

Killian: Thank you, Liam. There's no one I'd rather follow into a storm.



[ Present. Underworld ]


(The group continues to make their way through the house. Hook moves a spider cobweb aside and makes sure Emma can pass through as well, before letting it go)

Hook: Wonderful. I love what they've done with the place.

Liam: We should split up... move fast.

Emma: Uh, yeah. I guess. Henry, uh, you got to stay here.

Henry: But this was my idea. I'm not gonna stand behind and do nothing.

Emma: You're not doing nothing. You're the lookout.

Henry: Lookout?

Regina: Don't argue with your mother.

Henry: But...

Regina: Or your mother.

(Regina and Liam go in separate directions, whilst Hook and Emma go together, leaving Henry alone in the room)

Henry: Last time you leave me behind. All right, pen. If you're in here, give me a sign.

(The scene switches to Liam who manages to find the book. He opens it and tears at the pages with Hades's story in and pockets them)

Liam: I'm sorry, brother.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Cruella and David are still in the Sheriff's station, and Cruella is trying to get him to drink the champagne)

Cruella De Vil: Come on. Drink up like a good boy.

David: (Refuses to drink) I have to get up for an early patrol.

Cruella De Vil: (Scoffs, but continues to kiss his face)

David: Fresh souls arriving. Always someone new to shake down.

Cruella De Vil: (Sighs) Is Mummy boring you, James? Normally you're so much more enthusiastic when I come to visit you in your dungeon. (Gasps) Oh. Maybe we need to try spicing things up with a little hardware, hmm? (Picks up a pair of handcuffs before kissing him again)

David: (Finally has had enough and throws her off him) Does this act really work on him? Because, frankly, I find it repulsive.

Cruella De Vil: Oh, boo! Couldn't you have pretended to be Jimmy a little while longer?

David: (Shocked) Wait. You mean all this time, you knew?

Cruella De Vil: (Sighs) Well, of course I knew. I mean, you might look like him, but you have none of his unique, delicious damage.

David: What damage is that?

Cruella De Vil: The damage you're responsible for, darling.

David: Me?! I never even met the guy!

Cruella De Vil: Oh, sure you have. When you were infants, curled up safe in your mummy's arms, until she had to choose which one of you went to live with the king and who stayed with her. She had to pick her favorite, and she picked you.

David: That is not my fault.

Cruella De Vil: Well, your brother disagrees. He's spent his whole life and death wondering why you and not him.

David: Well, I don't have the answers for him, okay?

Cruella De Vil: Oh, there it is. That same damage I see in James. One of these days, you two are going to meet and it's going to be... one hell of a reunion.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(The group are now all stood around the book, and having flicked through it and found nothing on Hades, they all look a bit defeated. Regina still continues to flick through)

Hook: There's no mention of Hades' story anywhere.

Regina: Why am I not surprised?

Emma: (Notices the ripped pages) Yeah, and look. There's some pages that are missing.

Regina: Back during the first curse, I tore my story out of Henry's book so he wouldn't know I was the Evil Queen.

Hook: Well, if Hades has done the same, we don't stand much chance of finding it.

Emma: (Looks at Liam suspiciously) What do you think, Liam? You found the book. Was there any evidence it had been tampered with?

Liam: No. And until I find any, I'll choose to have hope. Those pages could have fallen out and still be in this house, and I, for one, won't give up without trying to find them. (Walks out of the room)

Regina: I see what you mean about self-righteous. (Follows in the same direction as Liam)

Hook: (Turns to follow, but notices Emma hasn't moved) What's wrong? Aren't you coming?

Emma: Uh, yeah. Sorry. Let's go. (Starts to leave)

Hook: (Stops her because he knows something is off) No, wait. Wait. Not until you tell me what's going on. I know when something's bothering you. (Smiles at her softly)

Emma: It's Liam. I've had a bad feeling ever since we met, and at first I thought it was just because he didn't like me. I think he's hiding something.

Hook: (Looks shocked) That's preposterous. My brother wouldn't lie.

Emma: Maybe there's stuff about him you don't know. Maybe he does know what his unfinished business is down here.

Hook: No, you're wrong about him. I know who my brother is. I'm gonna go help him find those pages. (Starts walking away)


[ Past. Enchanted Forest ]


(In the Captain's quarters, Liam is looking at a map, in an attempt to try and find a way to avoid the hurricane. Thunder continues to crash outside. Liam doesn't notice that Hades has entered)

Hades: You know, reading without the proper light can do a real number on your eyes.

Liam: Who are you?

Hades: Who I am isn't important. What is, is I'm here to help you. Here. Allow me. (Lights a candle) Ahh. Yeah. Yeah. There. (Chuckles) That's better. You know, this mutiny isn't going to look good for you. Your dreams of captaining a ship in the King's Navy are over.

Liam: My dreams? How do you know about them?

Hades: (Laughs and sits down at the table) I... I know a lot about you, Liam. Is it still dark in here? Let's try this. (Sets his hair on fire, before magically lighting all the candles in the room)

Liam: (Jumps back shocked) You! You're a demon!

Hades: Technically, I'm a god, but a lot of people make that mistake. I'm Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

Liam: What do you want?

Hades: I want the precious cargo aboard this ship. The beautiful, shiny, new souls you're trying to save.

Liam: (Grabs a sword and points it as Hades's chest)

Hades: (Chuckles) Don't bother with that. You can't hurt me. I'm immortal. Lucky for you, I can't hurt you, either. At least not up here, not in the Overworld. That's what I call this place. My power has its limits here, which is why I came to offer you a deal. You agree to let this ship sink like I want, and I promise to use my magic to ensure you and your brother survive. And to sweeten the deal, I'll even throw in this... (Magically produces the stone Silver had been after)

Liam: (Stunned) It's the Eye of the Storm.

Hades: You deliver this to your king, and he'll give you anything you want, including that Navy job you've always wanted. Your dreams can be fulfilled.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Liam is by the well. He takes the pages out, looks at them for a few moments, before hearing footsteps behind him. He hurriedly throws the pages into the well, just as Emma approaches him)

Emma: Find anything out here?

Liam: Emma. I'm afraid a ship's captain can only be cooped up for so long. I had to come out and get some air. What brings you here?

Emma: I wanted to show you this. (Pulls out the ring Killian gave her)

Liam: Oh. It's the ring I gave Killian. I noticed he wasn't wearing it.

Emma: Because he gave it to me. And you know what he told me when he did? That it belonged to a much better man than him. You're his hero. He doesn't think you can do any wrong... which is why I can't figure out... why you would lie to him.

Hook: (Walks up to them) Liam, Emma, what's going on?

Liam: She thinks I lied to you.

Emma: He took the pages. I can prove it. Ask him to show you his hands. He's been hiding them since I got here.

Liam: Look, if it would help to clear things up, I'd be happy to.

Hook: That won't be necessary. I don't need proof to know what's really going on here. Emma, when are you gonna admit that this isn't really about my brother?

Emma: What else would you think it was about?

Hook: Us. You think if you can prove that Liam is a villain, then I'll somehow feel like I was less of one. That you can convince me I'm worth saving and that we've got a future together. (Walks closer to Emma)

Emma: (Saddened) You agree with him?

Hook: Why bring me back if I should just move on? After we defeat Hades, I won't be returning with you. My fate isn't in Storybrooke. It should be determined here.

Emma: (Tears begin to fall from her eyes) It doesn't have to be. You can come home. You just have to forgive yourself. Thing is... no matter how many times I tell you, or anybody else does, you have to do it yourself. Walks away and leaves him)

Hook: Emma! (Goes to follow her)

Liam: (Stops him) Let her go, Killian. It's for the best.

Hook: (Notices the ink stains on Liam's hands) Your hand. You are hiding something.

Liam: It's nothing.

Hook: It's ink from the pages. Emma was right. Why would you lie to me?!

Silver: (Walks up with the his crew members who died on the ship) Because... he's got much bigger secrets than what's in some book. Like the truth about what he did to us.


[ Past. Enchanted Forest ]


(Killian is now attempting to steer the ship safely as they draw closer to the storm. The crew members are panicking more now)

Killian: The storm is upon us, men! Raise the main sail! Hurry! Look alive for your captain, men! (Turns to Liam) You're just in time. We can't take this battering much longer. What course should I have the men chart?

Liam: Continue on our present course. Dead ahead.

Killian: Into the storm?

Liam: I'm afraid we've no choice. According to Silver's charts, there's rocky shores on either side of us! Trying to turn her around in these winds would tear us apart.

Killian: Are you sure?

Liam: I need your trust, brother. I want you to have this. (Hands Killian his ring)

Killian: This is your lucky ring.

Liam: The one that always gets me home safe. That's how sure I am.

Killian: Men! My brother, Liam, is a true hero! A better man and a better sailor than I could ever wish to be! I would gladly trust him with my life, and if he says that there's a chance that we can be saved, then he will save us! But we have to trust him. Are you with me?!

Crew: Aye!

Killian: Chart our course dead ahead!


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Hook and Liam are still at the well, while Silver and his crew stand off to the side)

Hook: What truth is he talking about, Liam? What does it have to do with those missing pages?

Silver: Your brother is not the hero he pretends to be. I found that out when I stopped by his tavern for my usual drink. He had a rather... unexpected guest. (As he says this, the scene shows Silver in Liam's tavern, watching Hades and Liam interact) Hades. He traded our souls for the Eye of the Storm. Hades threatened to reveal the truth unless your brother destroyed the pages from that book.

Hook: Liam... please tell me there's another explanation for this.

Liam: I'm sorry, Killian! But I didn't have any other choice. I had to do what I could in order to save us.

Hook: You lied to me.

Silver: And now you're both going to pay. Men!

(The crew step forward and place sacks over Liam's and Killian's heads so they can't see where they are going)

Hook: No! (Grunts)


[ Present. Underworld ]

(The crew has taken Hook and Liam to the fire room, intending to send them some place worse. Two crew members lead them to the edge of the ledge)

Silver:You can remove them now.

(The two crew members remove the sacks from Hook's and Liam's heads. They both looked shocked at where they are, before both crew members retreat back to safety)

Silver: It's time to walk the plank.

Liam: I'll gladly walk it. Just spare Killian, please. He has nothing to do with this.

Silver: He should've gone down along with the ship, like the rest of us. And now he finally will.

Liam: (Looks at Hook) I'm sorry, Killian. I wanted to be this perfect example for you... to inspire you.

Hook: All you did was raise the bar so high, the only thing I could do was fail.

Silver: No more talking! Time to face justice, boys. (His crew members laugh)

Hades: (Appears in blue fire) Did someone decide to have a party and forget to invite me?

Silver: (Turns to look at Hades and he looks shocked) Lord... Lord Hades.

Hades: (Blows Silver off the cliff into the fire)

Silver: No! (Screams, before landing in the fire)

Hades: (Chuckles) And now for the Brothers Jones. One of them kept up his end of our bargain and gets to live, while the other escaped my dungeon, and for that, he has to pay. At last, we'll see the end of Captain Hook and this time, you won't be able to protect him.

Liam: No. I won't let you hurt Killian, no matter what kind of deal we made.

Hades: Fine. Have it your way. (Blows again and this time sends Liam over the edge)

Hook: No! (Manages to catch Liam's hand, and tries to stop him from falling) Liam, please, hang on.

Liam: I'm sorry, brother. Can you forgive me for what I've done?

Hook: Yes, but that's not what's important. You need to find a way to forgive yourself.

Liam: I can't, not after what I did to you. The only way to make amends is for me to pay the price.

Hook: No. No! Liam!

(Liam let's go of Hook's hand and falls into the fire. Hook is shocked and turns to face Hades, when the room suddenly comes bright, and the other side of the bridge turns into the ocean with a ship).

Hades: (Exhales sharply) No.

Hook: What's happening?

Hades: You will pay for this. (Disappears in blue fire)

(The scene then switches to Liam who is standing a row boat, being lifted back up to safety by water. He's unharmed)

Hook: (Turns to face Liam and stands up) Liam. You're safe.

Liam: Yes. It appears I am. (Chuckles) I suppose this is a sacrifice I should have made long ago. And now I can finally depart. (As he says this, the boat docks him by the ledge)

Hook: Then go. All of you. Now that you finally know the truth, your unfinished business is complete as well. Get on board, men.

(The remaining crew member climb into the small lifeboat)

Liam: What about you, brother?

Hook: My unfinished business isn't done yet. Not until Emma and I have defeated Hades.

Liam: Tell her I'm sorry, and I was wrong. She does want what's best for you. And don't worry about reaching that bar anymore, Killian. You've become a true hero in a way I never could. Goodbye.

Hook: Goodbye, brother.

(They clasp hands, before the lifeboat takes Liam and the crew members away, and Hook watches on)


[ Past. Enchanted Forest ]


(The ship has clearly been shipwrecked. Liam and Killian are the only survivors, and they climb onto cry land, coughing and panting)

Man: (Approaches them with some naval sailors) Ahoy, there! By the king's name, what's happened to you two sailors?

Killian: We're survivors of the tempest... that plagues these waters.

Man: Let me guess. You went in search of the Eye of the Storm? If you ask me, you got what you deserved.

Liam: You may be right, but that gem is no legend. (Breathing heavily and he pulls out the gem to show the Captain)

Man: (Shocked as he looks at it) You found it.

Killian: But how?

Liam: In the bedlam, my brother was knocked unconscious. I managed to swim us to a few planks of wood. Providence did the rest.

Man: Young man, your brother is a hero. My ship will bring you to the king, who has offered a great reward for this stone.

Liam: We do not seek wealth, only honor. Perhaps His Majesty might grant us a naval commission?

Man: Why wait for the king? I would be honored to offer you both commissions on my ship. She's the flagship of the Royal Navy.

Killian: (Looks at the ship) She's very pretty. What's her name? (Smiling happily)

Man: The Jewel of the Realm.

Killian: Thank you, Liam... for being the hero that I always wished to be. I won't squander this second chance you've given me.

(They both laugh as they follow the navy sailors down the beach)


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Emma is still in the sorcerer's mansion. It's clear she has been looking for Hook and Henry who both disappeared. Hook enters the room)

Emma: (Breathless and turns to face him) Hook, where the hell have you been? First you and Liam left, then Henry ran off somewhere.

Hook: I'm sorry, Emma. You were right about Liam. He destroyed those pages because of a deal he made with Hades years ago... A deal that almost got us thrown into that boiling sea.

Emma: (Concerned) Are you okay? Where is he?

Hook: He, uh, sacrificed himself, but his sacrifice helped a crew we once sailed with. They finally moved on, thanks to him.

Emma: Did he move on, too?

Hook: He did... but he helped me see the truth before he went. I'm glad you came down here, Emma. Perhaps I do deserve saving after all.

Emma: (Steps closer to him and it's clear she looks happier) Does that mean, when this is all over, you're planning to come home?

Hook: Yes. (Chuckles lightly) Everything Liam did was to ensure that I had a future, and I damn well intend to have one. (Pulls Emma into a passionate kiss)


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Henry is still in the mansion searching for the pen. He finds the pen and ink hidden in a lamp shade.)


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Emma, Hook, Mary Margaret, David and Regina are in the Blanchard apartment. The book is open to a picture of Liam)

Mary Margaret: There's nothing in this entire book about Hades.

Hook: Liam ripped out every page. On behalf of my brother, I'm sorry.

Emma: Maybe there's something else in here that can help us. Our Storybook had all kinds of secrets in it.

David: Well, Henry's kind of the expert on Storybooks. Where is he?

Emma: He's upstairs going full emo teenager.

Regina: And doesn't want to talk to anyone right now.

David: Well, maybe he just doesn't want to talk to his mothers.

(The scene switches to Henry sitting on the bed when David enters the room)

David: Hey, there. What's my favorite grandson up to?

Henry: Nothing. Just thinking.

David: Mind if I think with you? (Sits on the bed also and sighs) So... what are we thinking about?

Henry: I don't want to talk about it.

David: Okay. Let's talk about me. (Sighing) I had a... pretty bad day today. I learned that my twin brother resented me his whole life.

Henry: I thought he grew up a prince.

David: Guess he wanted something else, what I had... a loving mother.

Henry: Please don't make this a lesson.

David: Too late. See, some people would give anything to have a family like yours, Henry. Because, whatever's going on with you, you know you always have someone you can talk to. Or if you just want to stay up here and be a teenager, that's... cool, too. (Walks back to the stairs)

Henry:Wait.

David: (Stops)

Henry: (Stands up) I need to show you something.


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Henry has now joined the group downstairs, and is telling them about the author's pen)

Regina: The Author's pen? I thought you destroyed it.

Henry: I did, but that just brought it here. The Apprentice told me where it was. I thought if I used its power, I could be a hero.

Regina: Henry, what made you think you needed to do this?

Henry: At first, it was Cruella. She wanted me to use it to bring her back to life.

Emma: Why would you help her?

Henry: To help you. She said you have all this guilt about killing her, and that's when I realized I have all this power and I ignore it. I just live in everyone's shadow. I want to be the hero instead of the one the heroes rescue.

Emma: I understand that. But that's not the way to do it.

Henry: I know, and that's why I'm telling you now. I finally understand what the Apprentice meant. I'm gonna write the stories as they are, and I'll start with Hades. I'm gonna use the pen the correct way... To re-create his story.

Mary Margaret: Hades went to a lot of trouble to keep us from learning his story.

Regina: Which means we're onto something.

David: Question is, what is Hades trying to hide from us?


[ Present. Underworld ]


(Hades is in his private chambers. He bends down by a smokey pool. He magically produces the same pages Liam got rid off. The pages contain information is, and he stops on one of him and Zelena)

Hades: (Sighs) Zelena... our secret remains safe.


[ End of episode ]