Previously on "Once Upon a Time"...
Rumplestiltskin, scared of ending up just like his coward father.
A young boy will lead you to your son.
What's going on?
(Seer) The boy will be your undoing.
Once you drink this water, you can never leave Neverland.
(David) It's a small price to pay for what I get in return.
What do you need him to believe in?
Inside is where our salvation awaits.
Are you up to the task?
Follow the lady, gents.
A shilling returns two.
(Men laugh) What?
Don't feel too bad.
You're not the only one who's been spurned by the lady tonight.
She's been quite shy all evening.
You tricked me.
How'd she get in there?
Please, don't hurt him! He's my father!
You'd be better off without him.
Are you okay?
The cost of the game.
He didn't even leave me a shilling for a pint.
He took all of our money.
Yes, but I'll figure something out.
I always do...
(Grunts and groans)
(Various animals making noises)
How is she?
I fear she's getting worse, Henry.
But if I save magic...
But more than that, Henry.
If you save magic, you'll save us all.
But to do it, you have to truly believe.
Good, because we don't have much time.
Tonight, the dream of Neverland will awaken from its slumber.
Tonight, the heart of the truest believer shall fulfill its destiny, and with it our destiny.
Tonight, Henry saves magic!
(Lost boys cheering)
You know, despite our differences, I can always count on you to get things done...
Unlike the rest of them.
You were right.
They're just a liability.
Where are they?
Oh, well, Pan told them Neal was alive, and, of course, Emma took the bait.
Such a waste of time.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
No, no, don't be. He is alive.
Pan wasn't lying.
My son is here on the island.
I've seen him.
You saw him and you... you just parted ways?
You realize that he might have a way off the island.
Let's worry about the travel plans after we get Henry.
There's something you're not telling me.
What happened when you saw him?
Look, all you have to know is, the next time I see him will be when I'm putting Henry in his arms.
When father and son are reunited.
(Knock on door)
Where are we?
These nice ladies are going to look after you for a little while.
You must be the boy...
Do you know how to spin?
We can teach you.
I... I don't want to stay here.
Please, I... I'll be good.
This will give me time to get a real job, so we can be together.
We can be together right now.
(Voice breaks) Don't leave me here.
Don't be scared now.
Hey, I got you a present.
Someone to be at your side when I'm away.
It will be with you when I cannot.
Give it a name.
Names always make things better.
They make them real.
It will protect you.
And I'll be back before you know it.
I'm gonna ask Tink how close we are to Pan's compound.
I don't wanna be surprised by any lost boys on patrol.
Looks like you two buried the hatchet.
Buried? Uh... I don't know.
We've at least put it away for now.
So you're really gonna stay here with him?
The thought of leaving you, Emma, it kills me.
But there's nothing we can do.
If David leaves the island, he'll die.
So you're just giving up?
Family means being together, all of us.
But there's no other way.
Maybe this is just you rubbing off on me, but I don't believe that.
There's always a way.
(Gasps and exhales)
Well, if this is your version of a rescue party, we got here just in time.
What are you two doing here?
Well, same as you, except we actually have a chance.
It could trap Pan for eternity simply by opening the lid.
You didn't tell me my father was with her.
I didn't know.
Wait, your father is the Dark One?
Yeah, and he's not getting anywhere near Henry.
Why? What are you talking about?
There's a prophecy that says that Henry will be his undoing.
He didn't come here to protect him.
He came here to kill him.
That's why you didn't want to find Neal before you got Henry back?
Because you knew he'd spill your secret.
Everything I did was to protect Henry, to rescue him from Pan.
It all makes sense.
You left before we even made shore.
You wanted to get to Henry first...
To be on his own...
So no one could stop you...
So you can kill him.
It's not gonna happen, not unless you go through all of us first.
Someone so young...
In such a short time.
Look at him.
He could spin for...
for kings and queens one day.
I didn't think I had any talent.
Oof, more than talent. A gift!
You could apprentice with anyone in the land.
If I can make money, then my father and I can be together.
Rumple... even with your talent, too many people know your father is a cheat.
And a coward.
If you are to have a happy life, you must go somewhere where your father's name cannot follow you.
You mean... alone?
This bean... can open a portal, take you far away from this land.
Even this realm.
You could start a new life.
But it cannot be with your father.
But he's coming back for me as soon as he gets a job.
The truth is, he's at the pub.
He doesn't want a job.
Or real responsibility.
Family can be a strength, but it can also be a burden.
And your father will always be your burden, Rumplestiltskin.
You're making a mistake.
I don't care if the boy is destined to be my undoing.
I won't hurt him.
Because that sounds just like you.
Without me, you will fail.
I'm the most powerful amongst us.
That's why we can't trust you.
If I could give you my dagger, I would. But I can't.
But you can give me Pandora's box.
I don't have to trust you if I could stop you.
Look at me, you so much as lift a finger to perform magic, you're gonna spend an eternity in this box.
Look... you may think you know who you're up against, but you don't.
Then tell me.
What really happened between you two?
Peter Pan destroyed my father.
They were right.
My dogs were barking after hitting the cobblestones all morning looking for work.
Then these fellas told me that they never played "find the lady."
(Man) Come on.
You said you were finding a job!
No one in this town would hire me.
Because no one trusts you.
But you do. Don't you, son?
I want to.
What if there was someplace we could start over?
Somewhere where no one knew you?
Where'd you get that?
Do you know how much money a bean like that would fetch?
No, it's mine!
I won't let you gamble it away.
Rumple, you don't understand.
I understand this bean can take us someplace... where no one knows us.
Where we can be a family.
A real fresh start.
I trust you.
Then where should we go? Hmm?
There must be someplace special to you.
Think, think, think, think, think.
Think lovely thoughts.
When I was a boy, my father sold me to a blacksmith.
All day in front of hot coals, the sweat and the grime.
But every night I would say to myself, "think lovely thoughts."
And in my sleep, I would travel to the most wonderful place.
What was it called?
Then that's where we should go.
I don't even know if this place is real.
We need to talk.
I've found when a woman says that, I'm rarely in for pleasant conversation.
There has to be a way for David to leave the island.
Well, there isn't.
He told me about your brother, what happened.
I know it can't be easy to talk about, but...
Well, then let's not, shall we?
The water that cured David from dreamshade has connected him to the island.
If he leaves, the connection is broken.
The poison will kill him.
What if we take some of the water with us?
That way he stays connected.
He can stay alive in Storybrooke.
For how long?
Once the water runs out, the dreamshade will take his life.
Unless there was another cure.
You suddenly interested in what I have to say?
Thought I wasn't to be trusted.
You're not, but I'll take my chances.
Well, if you remember, I, too, was poisoned with dreamshade by a cowardly pirate.
Yes, and we know how you cured yourself...
with a candle that takes another person's life.
David is not that selfish.
Oh, how noble.
The point is, after my near-death experience, I discovered much about the poison.
I believe I could create an elixir back in my shop.
What's your price?
Well, this is quite the favor.
I'd expect one of equal weight in return.
When we get back to Storybrooke, you're gonna save David because it's the right thing to do.
No deals, no favors, understand?
I'll do as you ask.
I'll go tell David.
We're here. Pan's perimeter.
Tink will sneak us in the back like we planned.
We grab Henry. In and out, simple.
You good with Pan patrol?
Locked and loaded.
You mind if I, uh...
You said no magic, I agreed.
But I'm not walking in there with nothing but my good looks.
Now I, on the other hand...
Here, in case your good looks fail you.
Let's get Henry.
(Lost boys speaking indistinctly)
Can I at least use magic on these boys?
I'll do it.
You remember the spell?
I don't know.
He's gotta be somewhere.
You're an... an adult.
My name's Emma. I'm looking for my son.
Do I know you?
(Emma) - You two know each other?
(Gasps) - Bae!
Yeah. Yeah, we do.
Can it really be you?
I thought I'd never see you again.
What are you... wh... what are you doing here?
Well, I... I came back to save you.
You did that for me?
Well, I couldn't bear for you to be without a family, not after you told us that your mother and father were both dead.
You told her I was dead?
It was easier than telling the truth... my own father abandoned me.
We actually did it.
We made it!
It's just as I remember in my dreams.
Hasn't changed at all.
No, it's more than that.
Neverland is special.
You can do anything here.
Just think it, and it can happen.
What would you like to eat?
Just think it.
You can eat cake all day and not get a stomachache.
Or swing on a vine through a waterfall.
But best of all...
you can fly.
Flying is impossible.
Neverland is where the impossible is possible, if you believe it.
Here, I'll show you.
I don't understand.
I could always fly when I visited as a boy.
Maybe you can't fly because you're not a boy anymore.
How could I have forgotten?
Even as a boy, you needed pixie dust if you wanted to fly.
Where do we get some?
Oh, I'll show you.
Come on. Yeah.
Hey, Wendy, since you've been here, have you seen my son?
His name's Henry.
You have a son?
Pan needs his heart.
Has he said anything about the heart of the truest believer?
He never mentioned anything about a heart.
Where is he?
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
What the hell are you doing?
I've carried enough lies in my life to recognize their burden.
She knows where Henry is.
Is that true?
You don't understand.
You're helping Pan?
He's keeping John and Michael alive, only if I do as he says.
Trust me, whatever he's promised, he will go back on his word.
And why should I trust a man who abandoned his own son?
Because your brothers did.
They trusted a woman named Belle.
They helped her get this box so we can defeat Pan.
For now, and only if we succeed.
(Neal) Wendy... we will save John and Michael, I swear to God.
But right now, I really need your help.
Pan told Henry that...
he needs his heart to save magic.
But it's a lie.
He needs it to save himself.
What do you mean?
He needs the heart of the truest believer to absorb all the magic in Neverland.
And once he does... he will be immortal, all powerful.
And what happens to Henry?
Well, it's a trade.
When Pan lives, Henry will die.
Ah, it's been a long time since I stepped foot on this shore.
It's a protection spell.
Now let's go.
How do we stop Pan?
Pan took Henry to Skull Rock.
But you haven't got much time.
Then we stay behind.
Someone needs to be here to guard the lost boys when they wake up.
You don't need to stay behind.
You get him home, tell him we love him.
Tell him yourself, when you get back from Deadman's Peak.
Gold can cure you back in Storybrooke.
We just need to bring some of the water with us.
And you... you didn't give up.
Well, apparently, that's the only thanks I need these days.
Tink and I will take care of things here.
Meet you back at the "Jolly Roger" when you find Henry.
Promise me if your father and I don't make it back, you get him home.
We're all going back home.
We're almost there.
We can rest all we want after we get the pixie dust, do whatever your heart desires.
Just wait. You'll see.
What does it look like?
Oh. It's just like dust.
You never know the power it contains just by looking at it.
But when you believe in its power, it glows with magic and becomes something very special indeed.
All I see are trees.
That's because it's made in the flowers that grow on the highest of the branches.
Where they're closest to the stars.
The flowers bloom at night, soak in the starlight.
That's how the pixie dust gets its magic.
I haven't felt this excited in years, since I was a boy about to climb one of those trees in my dreams.
Come on, Rumple. It'll be fun.
you wanna fly, you can't be afraid of heights.
But I don't want to fly. You do.
But you will, son, once you see how it feels.
The wind whipping in your hair, the world below you.
Like you've not got a care in the world.
You're all alone.
Come on, I'll give you a boost.
But what if I fall?
I promise you won't, hey.
Don't make me, papa.
I'm sorry, Rumple.
I just get excited.
Why don't you wait here, and I'll go get the pixie dust for the both of us, hmm?
You promise not to be long?
I'll be as quick as a whip.
Back before you know it.
And then you'll see how wonderful Neverland can really be.
(Various animals making noises)
I want to fly.
Is someone there?
Who are you?
(Male voice) I am the soleinhabitant of Neverland.
Then can you tell me what's wrong?
Why can't I fly?
You have to believe.
I'm trying, but it doesn't work.
Because you don't belong.
These are Henry's shoes.
Wendy was right. They're here.
Are you okay?
I think so.
What was that?
Pan cast a protection spell.
There has to be a way to break it.
(Neal) Careful with that!
Try all you want, but Pan's magic is too powerful.
At least for you.
How did you do that?
The spell is designed to keep anyone who casts a shadow from entering.
And you don't have one.
You were telling the truth about ripping your shadow off.
And Pan knows it.
That's why he cast the spell he did.
This isn't about keeping you out.
It's about drawing me in.
He knows I won't give up the chance to finish
what I came here to do.
You really did come here to save Henry.
I gave you my trust with that box.
Now I need you to give it back.
You better come through, Gold.
Or I'll make whatever Pan has planned for you look like child's play.
You understand me?
Well, a simple "good luck" would've sufficed.
So what are we supposed to do now?
What about the spell my father used to rip off his shadow?
You think if I knew how to do that, I wouldn't have done it already?
The moon is what causes our shadows, right?
What if there was a way to block it out using magic?
What, you mean like an eclipse?
Is that even possible?
I need help.
It requires a lot.
I guess we're about to find out how much those lessons I gave you paid off.
Follow my lead.
This is it.
The place where you're going to save magic.
Why does it have to be here?
Well, because this is the location from which Neverland's magic emanates.
What's the hourglass for?
Marks how much time we have left before Neverland's magic runs out.
It's almost empty.
Is something wrong?
Come with me.
There's something I need to take care of before we get started, okay?
I thought something terrible had happened to you.
No. No, I'm fine, son.
You don't have to worry about me.
Did you get pixie dust?
But when I tried using it, it didn't work.
I'm not a boy anymore.
You were right.
Neverland is just for children.
Adults don't belong here.
we'll leave and go somewhere else.
All that matters...
is that we're together.
I wish it was that easy.
But we both know wherever we go, I'll go back to my old ways.
I can never be the father you need me to be.
I'm too weak.
I don't understand.
What are you trying to say?
That there is a way that I can stay here, a way that I can get the pixie dust to work so I can fly again...
just like I was when I was a boy.
By letting go of the thing that is holding me back... you.
It's not a monster, Rumple.
It's a friend.
It's part of the island.
And after I do what it told me...
I let you go...
it will become part of me, too.
Don't let him take me!
I don't have a choice.
To stay here, I have to believe that I'm young again.
And with you here to remind me, I can't.
No, papa, please! Help me!
A child can't have a child, Rumple!
I'm sorry but it's true.
Don't fight it.
We both know that you're better off without me.
I was never meant to be a father.
Oh, I see you've come bearing gifts.
Oh, you mean my great-grandson?
You still haven't told the others who I really am?
Not even your own son.
Because you're nothing but a coward to me.
We both know if that were true, I'd already be in that box.
You don't think I can do it?
You let me inside just to, uh, taunt me?
To see you again, to give you one last chance.
Stay with me.
Let this go.
Let's start over.
Do you think I want to be with you?
That I could ever forgive you after you abandoned me?
I'm disappointed, Rumple.
After all these years, I thought you'd be more... understanding, considering you did the same thing to your son.
You traded Baelfire for the power of a dagger, and I traded you for youth.
We're a lot more alike than you care to admit.
We are nothing alike.
Oh, of course we are.
And it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Neither one of us was cut out to be a father, m'boy.
I regretted leaving my son the moment I let him go.
I spent my life trying to find him, to get him back.
And what did you do?
You forgot about me.
I never forgot about you!
Why do you think I call myself "Peter Pan"?
Don't think for a moment I believe it's because you care for me.
But I do.
All you have to do is put down that box, and you'll see it's true.
We can make the fresh start you always wanted, together, just as we planned.
Oh, I'm gonna make a fresh start.
Just not with you.
I don't understand.
'Cause you don't have it.
You switched them?
Follow the lady.
Still having trouble believing.
In Neverland, all you have to do is think of something to have it.
Even something fake.
But the real one...
Well, let's see what it can do.
I'm sorry, Rumple.
You had your chance.
The choice was yours.
(Whir and clicks)
What happened to the bean?
He used it.
He left me and he's never coming back.
Oh, it's for the best, Rumple.
I'm alone now.
No, you have us...
And a wheel.
You always have a home here.
Now get some rest... And you'll feel better.
Later we'll spin, hmm?
Where's your doll?
I lost him.
Oh. Well, we'll make you another one.
You can give it the same name.
Peter Pan is gone forever.
What is this place?
I don't remember seeing it from my dreams.
That's because it didn't exist.
It was created when you madethe decision to stay here.
A giant skull?
What's the hourglass for?
It represents the magicfueling your youth,the magic allowing you to stay here,to stay young.
And what happens when it runs out?
Your youth will be takenand you will die.
But I thought I was going to stay young forever.
Neverland is a placefor children to visit in their dreams,not a place for them to live.
You are the first to try to stay.
And in doing so,you're breaking the rules.
Any rule can be broken, especially here.
I made this place without even thinking about it.
There has to be a way.
Then I will find it.
I will find a way.
It's time, Henry.
Time to save magic, to save Neverland.
What do I have to do?
You must give me your heart, Henry...
the heart of the truest believer.
I have to believe.
I mean, you need to give me your heart.
But... what will happen to me?
You'll become the greatest of all heroes.
You can tell me the truth.
I know all magic comes with a price.
Saving it must come with a price, too.
I would never lie to you, Henry.
I mean, you're right.
There is a price.
You have to stay here on the island with me.
Neverland will become your new home.
I know it's a huge sacrifice, but isn't it worth it?
Heroes have to make sacrifices all the time.
My family taught me that.
Then they'd be proud if they could see you now, because you're about to save them all.
Now are you ready?
Then let me help you.
(Neal) Henry, wait!
Whatever Pan's telling you to do, don't do it.
Dad? You're alive?
I am, buddy.
And I need you to listen to me.
Pan is lying to you.
Oh, pleasure to see you, too, Baelfire, not to mention the Savior and the Evil Queen.
Henry, you need to get away from him now.
He's trying to hurt you.
The heart of the truest believer.
It's what's gonna save magic.
It's gonna save all of you.
(Regina) No, it's not.
This was never about magic, Henry.
You have to believe us.
The only person Pan's interested in saving is himself.
That's not true!
Of course it isn't.
(Neal) Yes, it is!
Pan can't live without you dying.
If you give him your heart, it's gonna kill you.
They're trying to stem your belief, Henry.
But don't let them.
Remember, every hero gets tested.
I know what being a hero looks like, and this isn't it.
Why would they lie?
Because that's what adults do, Henry.
You know that better than anyone.
Henry... you have to believe us.
Your parents don't care about Neverland, Henry.
They know if you give your heart to save it, then you'll have to stay.
They're being selfish because they don't wanna lose you.
Henry, you have to trust us.
I'm the only one who's ever been honest with you, Henry.
The only one who ever believed in you.
This is your choice. Not theirs.
You have to choose now.
We're running out of time.
We believe in you, Henry.
Because we love you.
More than anything.
I love you, too.
But I have to save magic.
No, no, no, no! I'm sorry.
(Regina, Emma, and Neal) No!