SCENE: Neverland. Present day. Dragging an unconscious adult with them a group of Lost Boys runs through the undergrowth. Arriving at a wooden cage they lock their prisoner up. Briefly, the camera focuses on the prisoner revealing him to be Neal Cassidy.
Felix: You heard Pan. You know what to do with him.
SCENE: Neverland. Present day. Pan’s camp. Lost Boys play chanting. Henry Mills watches them from a distance. One Lost Boy, Devin, approaches Henry nudging him with a stick.
Devin: (scoffs) So, you’re the boy Pan’s been looking for all this time. (This time he nudges Henry harder. Henry backs away.)
Henry: Ask him. (Devin attacks Henry playfully. Startled, Henry jumps out of his reach.) Stop it!
Devin: If you can’t take this, how are you gonna handle what Pan has in store for you? (Looking down Henry notices a stick lying on the ground. Nodding Devin encourages Henry to pick up the stick. As soon as Henry is armed Devin charges. They engage in a playful fight.)
Peter Pan: (watching) Not bad. But wouldn’t it be more fun, if you had real swords?
Henry: I’ve never used a real sword.
Peter Pan: (to Henry) This is Neverland and you have the heart of the truest believer. You can use whatever you want. (places a hand on Henry’s shoulder) You just need to believe, Henry. Close your eyes and believe you’re holding a real sword. (Henry closes his eyes. Opening them again he’s holding a blade in hand.) What are you waiting for? Go on. (Henry charges Devin. Watching them Lost Boys cheer.) Go on! Go for it! Keep going! Come on! (With one stroke of his sword Henry cuts his opponent’s stick in a half.) Come on, Henry! (Charging once again, Henry hits his opponent drawing blood.)
Henry: (shocked) I’m sorry. It was an accident.
Peter Pan: Henry. Don’t you know the best thing about being a Lost Boy? (Peter Pan hands Henry his sword back.) You never apologize. (turns to Lost Boys) Come on. (Lost Boys cheer loudly. Peter Pan encourages Henry to raise his arm in an victorious gesture)
Henry: (pleased) Yeah.
(Flame whooshes, lighter clicks)
You need a hand, luv?
It that a joke?
I'm being quite serious.
What is it?
It appears Neal marked his days trapped on this island.
Neal stopped counting.
'Cause he got off the island.
He was here longer.
Then why would he...
Because he lost hope.
You got that from scribbles?
I got that because it's what I did every time I went to a new foster home.
I counted days until counting seemed pointless.
You think the same thing's happening to Henry.
Pan said that it would.
Hey. We're gonna rescue him.
Yeah, I know that and you know that, but Henry doesn't know that.
Pan wants him to lose faith.
So what, you want to send him a message?
Because I haven't seen a Neverland post office.
What are you suggesting?
We take a page from Pan and we start being clever.
We need to send a simple sign, a sign that we're coming.
Yeah, with lost boys running around, trying to kill us all?
Yeah, maybe it's time we used that to our advantage.
Follow me. I'll show you.
What? We're wasting time.
I, uh... I just wanted to let you know that I do know what it feels like, to lose hope.
I know what this is.
This... you... you know, trying to... bond with me.
So save your breath.
I'm not in the mood.
Let me give you a bit of advice, Hook.
She's never gonna like you.
Is that so?
Well, how could she?
You're nothing but a pirate.
(Sea birds calling)
(Man) Look alive, men!
(Man shouts indistinctly)
(Man) All hands on deck!
It's Leftenant Jones, sailor.
The Captain is in transit with new orders from the King himself.
Before his arrival, this ship will be swabbed from stem to stern, and...
Does anyone know what happens to sailors who drink rum?
They get drunk, and drunkenness leads to bad form.
If there's one thing that won't be tolerated aboard this ship, it's bad form.
My ship has never been in finer hands.
We stand ready to receive the King's orders.
To your stations!
(Crewmen) - Aye, aye!
(Crewmen speaking indistinctly)
When the King summoned me, I knew there was only one man I could trust to navigate this difficult journey... my little brother.
Perhaps you mean younger brother.
A gift to commemorate our latest voyage together.
You always were the sentimental type.
Look closer, brother.
I've never seen markings like this.
To what strange land are we headed?
I'm under orders not to say until we arrive.
But, brother, this is the mission of our dreams.
A mission that will bring feasts to the kingdom and glory to the Jones brothers.
A hero's journey.
That is indeed good form, brother.
(Man) - Aye, sir?
All hands prepare to set sail.
That's your plan?
The lost boys wanna come after us, we need to go after them.
You really think a lost boy is gonna betray Pan?
Thanks for the advice. David?
We need more vines.
You're coming with me, pirate.
Why is that?
Because we need more rope.
If the lady insists...
What would you like to yell at me about now, Dave?
Stay away from my daughter.
Well, she can take care of herself.
She doesn't need your parenting, which is a good thing.
What does that mean?
It means you're gonna die in a day or so anyway.
Nothing I can do about that.
But if I do die...
...It'll be in helping my family, and that's something someone like you can't understand.
What if I told you there's a way to save you?
I'd say no, because anything that takes us off course of saving Henry is selfish.
But of course you would think that was the way to go.
What, you think I'm being selfish?
I'm risking my life for all of you, every moment I'm here aligned against him.
Please. You're not here out of any nobility.
You're here for Emma.
And let me tell you something else.
You're never gonna get her.
I'll see to that.
It's a good thing you're gonna die then.
Mate. Mate, stop.
I don't fight invalids.
Have another drink.
No, thank you.
(Coughs) I'm okay now.
(Pants and coughs)
No. No, you're not.
I thought you had days left.
Let me see.
Let me see.
The dreamshade has almost reached your heart.
It's hours now.
You have to tell your family.
No. Not when I can still help them save Henry.
Catch your breath, mate, or what little time you have will be less.
It's a military insignia.
You know him?
He was my captain, and my brother.
We voyaged this infernal island a long time ago.
This was on the strap of his satchel.
My brother lost it during a duel with Pan.
Oh, it must've washed down with the rains from the storm that wrecked the "Jolly Roger."
I thought it was gone forever.
What was gone?
No, it's too dangerous.
No, no, no. What's too dangerous?
If you know something that can help us...
Don't hold back.
If this insignia survived all these years, then perhaps my brother's satchel did as well.
And inside that satchel is a sextant that can help us decode Neal's star map that can get us off this island.
I know how I'm gonna spend my last hours.
We're gonna find that thing.
Well, look, you might reach the top, but you'll die before you return.
Then come with me and make sure the sextant gets back to Emma.
You ready to be a hero?
(Man) Relay the order!
(Man) Aye, sir!
(Man shouting indistinctly)
(Killian) Star charts.
I've never seen these constellations before.
No one has.
That's right. We're going to a new land, brother.
(Man) Enemy sighted off the port quarter!
(Man shouting indistinctly)
(Killian) A frigate and two corvettes gaining fast!
Master gunner, roll out the port cannons!
Stand by to bring her about!
(Men shouting indistinctly)
Belay that order!
That was close!
We'll never outrun them.
Have faith, leftenant.
Deploy the Pegasus!
(Man) - Deploy the Pegasus!
(Men shouting indistinctly)
(Crewmen) Heave! Ho!
(Men shouting indistinctly)
What is that?
(Man) Let's go!
That is a sail woven from the last remaining feathers of the great creature Pegasus.
Legend has it that horse could fly.
So can we. Hang on!
(Cheering and laughing)
(Crewmen speaking indistinctly and laughing)
Set a course, leftenant.
Second star to the right, straight on till morning.
You're telling us about this now?
How do we know you're not lying?
Oh, you don't, but I'm not.
It's the best hope yet we've had of an exit plan.
And don't forget, we're gonna need one.
Then what are we waiting for?
You were right.
We need to get that message to Henry.
And every day without hope
is a day closer to becoming a lost boy.
Your father and I should go.
Uh, you wanna split up?
It's the last thing I wanna do. But...
there's a chance he can get us home.
And, Emma, while I'm gone, just...
Listen to my mother?
And when you send that message to Henry, add something to it, would ya?
Tell him... tell him grandpa loves him.
Oh. Um, okay.
Is everything all right?
Yeah. I just... I've gotta go.
Mmm. I'll see you soon.
Well, you know, Neverland's a dangerous place, and...
You know, you... you just never know what's gonna happen.
You're gonna be fine.
I love you.
What are you doing?!
Are you trying to start a war with Pan?
Pan started the war when he kidnapped my son.
But that doesn't make you our enemy.
I thought you might like the taste of something sweet.
We don't wanna hurt you.
We just need you to deliver a message to Henry.
Why should I help you?
Because you had a home and a family once and you stopped believing you could get back to them.
Now we're here. We can help... not just Henry, all of you.
We can get you home.
Don't you get it? I'm here because I don't want to go home.
None of us do.
Pan's a monster.
Look what he did to you.
Oh, Pan didn't do that.
How are you holding up, mate?
Don't worry about me.
Just worry about getting us to the sextant.
I meant the good-byes.
Looked a bit stormy back there.
I did what had to be done, and I did it out of love.
Emma and Mary Margaret will understand that.
You gonna tell them that from beyond the grave?
No. You are.
You gonna tell them that I died a hero, fighting for their way home.
What you're not gonna tell them is that I left already a dead man.
The truth, you mean.
Their last memories of me won't be of a liar.
Why should I help you?
Well, because if you didn't steal that bean, they wouldn't have had a chance to take Henry, we wouldn't be on this island,
and I wouldn't be dying of dreamshade.
At least you got to say good-bye.
Most people don't get that much.
You lost someone, didn't you?
This is where we ascend.
I'll climb ahead and throw down the rope.
He was your brother, right?
I had a brother, too, you know.
A twin. Mm.
He died before I ever met him.
There were two of you?
I can barely stomach one.
Ah, you would've liked him.
He was a thief and a liar.
Yeah, you would've liked my brother.
He could be a stubborn ass.
Now wait here.
What exactly does the King have to find on this island?
We journeyed across the realms for a plant?
Our sources say it's magical.
Potent enough to heal any injury.
So we never have to bury another sailor at sea again?
Now you understand the importance of our mission.
Are you two lost?
You look lost to me.
Identify yourself, boy.
I'm Peter Pan.
I live here. Who are you?
And my leftenant.
We're here by order of the King.
The King, huh?
We don't have any kings in Neverland. Just me.
We seek this plant.
Now tell us, boy, where can we find it?
Your king sent you for this plant?
You know it?
It's the deadliest plant on the island.
Your king is really ruthless.
Nonsense. It's medicine.
Why fight a messy battle when you can kill an entire army with the sap of one plant?
Is it possible he would turn poison upon our enemies?
Don't be so gullible.
This boy is playing games with us, and I'm quickly tiring of them.
Come. We should keep moving.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Don't pull him up yet.
I wanna talk.
What do you want?
To offer you a deal.
Come back and work for me, like the old days.
I don't miss the old days.
What if I were to offer you something very hard to come by?
Passage off the island.
Still not interested.
What if I were to sweeten the deal?
You can take someone with you...
Emma would never leave her son.
She did once before, and you can be there to pick up the pieces.
We've known each other a very long time, Killian.
We've done business before.
And I think this is the perfect time to restart that relationship.
What if I'm not interested?
Of course you are.
Because that's what I've always liked about you.
You're good at surviving.
What do you want me to do?
Be in my employ.
Do my dirty work.
What dirty work?
When the time comes, I'll let you know.
But first, I need a signal that you've taken my deal.
So my word right now wouldn't be good enough?
You know me.
I like action.
I'll know you've taken my deal when I see the Prince's dead body up on that peak.
Oh, you'll see that anyway.
He's on his last legs, thanks to dreamshade.
I wanna see you kill him before the poison.
I want to see your hook inside his body.
And what if I don't take your offer?
Remember the last time you didn't listen to me?
Have a drink.
You know it always helps you think.
Bloody hell. I told you to wait.
Were you talking to someone?
Just talking to myself.
It's... old habit from many nights on the lonely seas.
Well, I'm glad to see you're enjoying the refreshments while you do it.
It isn't much farther now.
Well, it certainly doesn't look like medicine.
You choose to believe that boy over our king?
That boy... showed us the path to dreamshade.
Why would he lie about its nature?
To keep it all for himself.
You actually think our king would send us to retrieve something so dangerous?
I would hope not. This is not what I signed up for.
You signed up to listen to your king.
Because I thought he was a... a man of honor.
If this is a poison, it won't just end war. It will obliterate an entire race.
What do you know of any of this?
I'm your brother and your captain.
You will listen to me.
I'll fight my enemies, but I'll fight fair.
(Scoffs) Then allow me to disabuse you of that notion.
No, brother, don't!
I told you, our King would never lie to us.
Now let's collect our specimens and get off this...
(Grunting and groaning)
I'm sorry, brother.
It's too late!
Henry is a lost boy now!
Your boy is one of the most vicious new recruits we've have had in ages!
Don't let him get to you. Okay?
So I can rip his heart out.
Then he'll do exactly what we want.
This is not how we do things.
Emma, we can find another way to get to Henry.
And what do you think, Emma?
I think we need to talk to our son.
We can't do this. That is brutal.
I know, but she can.
Do it, Regina.
Mary Margaret, I'm sorry.
You don't have to apologize to me.
It's Henry I'm worried about.
That's why I'm willing to let Regina do whatever it takes.
When we finally get to him, I just wanna make sure the line is still there.
Between what Regina is willing to do and what you are.
I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get him home.
But the cost can't be this family.
It won't be.
Let's get him that message.
Oh, we're gonna do more than that.
We're gonna see him.
(Various animals making noises)
Since you're already dying from the stuff, you won't mind if I stand back while you...
I know about your deal with Pan.
You heard that then?
Yeah. I heard that.
Then you know I didn't agree.
Yeah, you also didn't disagree.
Don't you see?
This is what he wanted, to turn us against each other. (Grunts)
Well, it worked.
You're making the poison spread quicker, mate.
I don't care.
I just have to last long enough to get the sextant back to my family.
Now take me to it!
My brother didn't lose his satchel up here.
I made that up.
What about the insignia?
I dropped it on the path so you'd find it.
Because I knew you'd never make the journey here if I told you the truth.
The truth... you brought me here to die?
I brought you here to save your life!
You're a liar!
Come on. Liam!
Let's get you back to the ship. Come on.
I tried to warn you.
He'll die as soon as the poison reaches his heart.
He's my brother.
He's all all I have left.
Well, maybe you shouldn't have goaded him into it.
He's so stubborn. I didn't mean to.
Can you help me?
Well, I might not feel like it, but today's your lucky day.
There is a way to stop him from dying.
This spring... these waters are rich with the power of Neverland.
It's what keeps this land and all on it so... young.
If one was to drink directly from it, its power could cure any ill.
I must warn you.
All magic comes with a price, and that spring is no exception.
Don't leave the island unless you're willing to pay it.
Of course. Whatever you want, it's yours.
That's Captain to you.
It doesn't matter.
Now let's pay the boy.
Boy, what do you want?
I don't want to fight again, okay?
I didn't come to fight.
I came to deliver a message.
Your family is here.
They're on the island...
trying to find you.
(Boy) - Trying to find you.
Y... y... you're making this up, because I cut your cheek. You're trying to get back at me.
I'm not making it up.
- I'm not making it up.
Henry, are you okay?
Henry, can you hear me?
I'm here, too, Henry!
This is a trick.
- No. No, it's not a trick.
Henry, I promise you this is real.
Kid, it's operation Cobra Rescue. It's us.
Y... you're here?
Yes. We're coming to get you.
There's someone coming.
I... I gotta go.
- I gotta go.
We love you.
How are you feeling?
I should've listened to you.
I'm just glad you survived.
What now, brother?
We reveal our King's cowardice.
Well, let's hope the realm sides with us.
Oh, they will.
To fight battles using unholy weapons is, as you say, bad form.
I will follow you till the ends of the earth, brother.
(Man) All hands brace for landing!
(Ship creaking, waves crashing)
(Man) Land ho!
What do you say, Liam?
You want some company when you report to the admiralty?
No, no, no, no! No, no, no!
Mate, wake up.
Hey, get off me!
Hey, whoa, whoa!
(Coughing) Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
In this canteen is the water that will stop the dreamshade, that will save your life.
That's why you brought me up here.
You knew I wouldn't come on my own, that I wouldn't leave my family.
That you were stubborn? Yes, I gathered that rather quickly.
Well, give it to me.
There's something you need to know first.
Because its power comes from the island, once you drink this water, you can never leave Neverland.
It's a small price to pay for what I get in return...
the chance to save my grandson...
and to help my family get home.
One question... why risk your life for me when there wasn't anything for you in return?
I didn't do it for you, mate.
(Mary Margaret) You think he's okay?
You know this how?
Because he's our son and he's a survivor, and now he has something to survive for.
He knows we're coming and we're not gonna let him down.
I'm sorry I doubted you.
I know how easy it is to give in to the darkness.
I didn't want you to...
She didn't. I did.
That's what I'm here for.
One happy family.
You can stand down. It's us.
Uh, where's the sextant?
I'm afraid Pan got to it first.
I'm not complaining, but what was that...
Okay, I'm complaining.
What I wouldn't give for another sleeping curse.
Hook... he saved my life.
You sure you wanna tell them that, mate?
On our trek, we were ambushed by lost boys.
Pinned down, outnumbered.
But Hook, he risked his life to stop me from getting hit by a poisoned arrow.
But if it wasn't for Hook, I wouldn't be alive.
Your flask, please.
I thought he deserved a little credit.
I don't do rum.
(David whispers indistinctly)
You really save his life?
That surprise you?
Well, you and David aren't exactly...
How do you say it?
(Imitates British accent)
Doesn't mean I'd leave your father to perish on this island.
Well, perhaps gratitude is in order now.
Yeah. That's what the "thank you" was for.
Mm. That all your father's life is worth to you?
You couldn't handle it.
Hook: (Whispers) Perhaps you're the one who couldn't handle it.
(Emma pulls Hook into the kiss, which quickly turns heated and very passionate kiss, to which he returns. They continue to kiss for a few moments, before Emma pulls back, her forehead still resting against his and clinging to the lapels of his jacket).
Hook: (Breathless and stunned). That was, um...
Emma: A onetime thing. (Pulls back and begins to walk away). Don't follow me. Wait five minutes. Go get some firewood or something.
Hook: As you wish. (Once Emma is out of sight, he touches his lips and breathes deeply).
[Past. Enchanted Forest]
This belongs to you now...
You'll never leave my side, brother.
We are sworn to serve the King and the realm.
They sent us to retrieve an unthinkable poison, one that killed our dear Captain.
Never again shall anyone set sail to that cursed land.
And never again shall we take such orders...
Serving the King, fighting his wars!
That is the way of dishonor!
And all you who disagree, flee now or walk the bloody plank!
For those who stay will be free men, and I will your Captain.
We'll sail under the crimson flag and we'll give our enemies no quarter.
We'll take what we please!
And we'll live by our own rules...
For that is the best form of all!
Our kingdom is corrupt and immoral.
They took my brother from me, and now I'm gonna take everything they've got...
(Man) - Yes!
Starting with this ship!
Bring the paint from below!
It's time we rename this vessel.
We no longer sail as the "Jewel of the Realm."
We now sail as the "Jolly Roger."
And when they come for us, I want them to know exactly what we are... pirates!
For at least among thieves, there is honor!
Long live Captain Jones!
Captain Jones! Captain Jones!
Captain Jones! Captain Jones!
Captain Jones! Captain Jones!
Captain Jones! Captain Jones!
You really should've taken my deal.
It doesn't look like I need your help with Emma after all, mate.
What, you think that kiss actually meant something?
I think it means she's finally starting to see me for the man I am.
A one-handed pirate with a drinking problem?
I'm no grown-up, but I'm pretty sure that's less than appealing.
A man of honor.
So tell me...
What would a man of honor like yourself do with a big, fat secret?
Well, that depends what the secret is.
Whatever name he goes by these days.
The guy Emma loves. Henry's father.
What of him?
I'm afraid not.
And that's not even the best part.
He's in Neverland.
Can you believe it?
I'm sure Emma would love to know that Henry's father is still alive.
But I'd hate for that to get in the way of budding romance.
So I'll leave it up to you... to tell her or not.
Let's see what kind of man you really are.
How's our guest?
(Felix) We drugged him. He'll be asleep for a while.
Where do you want him?
Hang him up, over there.
Next to the other one.