SCENE: Neverland. Present. Mr. Gold conjures a fireball to start a campfire. He freezes his shadow on a large rock and uses his dagger to cut his shadow from his feet.
Mr. Gold: You know what to do. Hide it where no one can find it, not even me.
SCENE: Neverland. Present. David, Emma, Hook, Mary Margaret and Regina trek through the jungle.
Hook: The ridge is just a few hundred paces up ahead.
Emma: You really think we're gonna be able to see Pan's hideout?
Hook: From there, we should be able to see everything, including where he's keeping your son.
Regina: You know, I could have just poofed us up here in an instant.
Hook: Where? Have you any idea what's up here or anywhere? There are dangers all about. Only I can guide us past them.
Emma: He's right. Hook's lived here before. If he says hiking up is the best way, then we listen.
Mary Margaret: Here. You need to stay hydrated.
Emma: Thanks, Mary Margaret.
Mary Margaret: You know, "Mary Margaret" is a bit formal. You could call me "mom" if you want. You've done it before.
Emma: That was back when...
Mary Margaret: ...we were about to die. Oh no, I get it. (The two woman catch up with the rest of the group.)
(In the lead, David is cutting down branches blocking their pathway. He sees a patch of thorns and moves to slash them. Hook stops him.)
Hook: No. No!
David: I can handle a couple of thorns.
Hook: That's dreamshade. It's not the thorns you have to worry about. It's the poison they inject you with. This plant is the source of the toxins I used on The Dark One.
Emma: The poison that almost killed Gold?
Hook: Indeed. I used a concentrated dose. In its natural form, death would be much slower and far more painful. I suggest we go this way.
David: We'll go this way. (He goes off as Mary Margaret and Regina follow behind.)
Hook: Your father's a distrustful fellow.
Emma: He's just not used to working with the bad guys.
Hook: I can assure you, on this island, I am not the bad guy.
Emma: Yeah, well, Pan's not supposed to be one either.
Hook: What possibly gave you that idea?
Emma: Every story I ever heard as a child.
Hook: Well, they got it all wrong. Pan is the most treacherous villain I've ever faced. Tell me something, love. In these stories what was I like? Other than a villain. Handsome, I gather.
Emma: If waxed mustaches and perms are your thing.
Hook: I take it by your tone, perms are bad?
David: Up here! We made it.
Hook: Pan's lair should be just right...
Regina: Where? All I see is jungle.
Hook: Aye. The Dark Jungle. It's, uh, grown so much since I last stepped foot in Neverland.
Regina: So this nature hike was for nothing.
David: Hook may have led us astray, but at least we're in a good position to start combing the jungle.
Hook: Not exactly. The Dark Jungle's the last place you wanna set foot. We'll have to go around it. In order to do that, we're gonna need our strength. I suggest we make camp.
Regina: You wanna sleep while my son is out there suffering?
Hook: If we want to live long enough to save the boy. Yes.
Mary Margaret: You okay?
Emma: Regina's right. Henry's out there somewhere.
Mary Margaret: And Hook is right. We have to survive if we're going to get him.
Emma: I know. I just hope we're not too late.
Mary Margaret: After everything your father and I have been through, there's one thing we've learned. It is never too late.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince Charming is riding through the land on a steed. He comes upon the forest, and Snow White resting in death inside a glass coffin, surrounded by the Seven Dwarves.
Prince Charming: No. No! Open it. (The dwarves remove the coffin lid. Prince Charming kisses Snow White, and a burst of magic erupts.)
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. A guard rushes through the Dark Palace, carrying a mirror channeling the Magic Mirror.
Magic Mirror: Careful! If you drop me I'll make sure you have fourteen years of bad luck! Your Majesty?
Evil Queen: I told you never to disturb me out here.
Magic Mirror: Trust me. I haven't disturbed you yet. Just wait until you see this.
Evil Queen: He woke her?
Magic Mirror: Indeed. True love's kiss apparently can break any curse.
Prince Charming: Will you marry me?
Snow White: What do you think?
Magic Mirror: That will be one hell of a wedding. There won't be a dry eye in the entire realm.
Evil Queen: Quiet!
Snow White: Let's take back the kingdom.
Evil Queen: We'll see about that.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. Snow White, Prince Charming and the dwarves attempt to rally a group of commoners with a speech.
Snow White: The Evil Queen murdered my father, put me under a Sleeping Curse, but I am not the only one she has made to suffer.
Snow White: She's terrorized us for far too long.
Snow White: This kingdom doesn't belong to her. It belongs to us!
Snow White: So who is ready to stand beside me and fight for what's rightfully ours?!
(No one responds. The Evil Queen materializes behind the crowd.)
Evil Queen: Quite the courageous army you're building.
(The townspeople flee in fright while Snow White and her entourage do not move.)
Snow White: They may be afraid of you, but we are not.
Evil Queen: Why? Because you and the shepherd broke my sleeping curse?
(Snow White and Prince Charming draw their swords at her. The Evil Queen magically binds Prince Charming with a rope.)
Evil Queen: Lucky for you, I didn't come here to fight. I came to offer you a deal. Consider it an engagement present.
Prince Charming: Snow, don't listen to a single word!
Evil Queen: Are you really gonna marry that?
Snow White: What do you want?
Evil Queen: I want you to give up your claim to the throne. If you declare me the rightful ruler of this land, I'll let you, the dwarves, and your so-called prince escape back to the sheep farm he once called home.
Snow White: Exile?
Evil Queen: Well, I've tried to kill you. I've tried to curse you, and none of its worked. But then I realized I was going about it all wrong. You need to be alive. You need to be awake. So you can spend all your days knowing that I have taken everything that was supposed to be yours. Now get down on your knees and swear on your father's grave that this kingdom belongs to me.
Snow White: And if I don't?
Evil Queen: Well, then someone will pay the price. (Uses her magic to lift up one of the female villagers; choking her)
Snow White: Stop! (With sword in hand, she charges at the Evil Queen, who disappears in a cloud of smoke at the last moment, dropping the village girl.)
(Prince Charming breaks out of his binds, aiding the villager.)
Snow White: Is she okay?
Prince Charming: Yeah.
Evil Queen: Next time she won't be. You have until sundown tomorrow to give up the throne. And for every day that you defy me, I will kill one of your loyal subjects. Stop denying who you are, Snow White. You may have been a princess, but you will never be a queen.
SCENE: Neverland. Present. The sound of crying children wakes Emma from her slumber.
Emma: (To Mary Margaret and David.) Guys, wake up! (They do not stir, so she treks into the jungle alone, following the sound. Pan appears behind her.)
Pan: You hear that, too? You're Emma, right? I wonder why I can't hear the crying.
Emma: Who are you?
Pan: Oh, did I forget to introduce myself? I'm Peter. Peter Pan.
(Emma pins Pan against a tree, holding her sword at his throat.)
Emma: Where's Henry?
Pan: You've got fire. I like fire.
Emma: Where's my son?
Pan: Henry's still alive, if that's what you're worried about.
Emma: Why the hell did you take him?
Pan: He's a very special boy, Emma.
Emma: I know. That doesn't answer my question. What do you want with him?
Pan: I came here to see who I was up against "the savior". Gotta say, I'm not disappointed.
Emma: What do you say now? You're gonna tell me how I'm never gonna see Henry again?
Pan: No. I'm going to help you find him. I'll give you a map. A map that will lead you straight to your son.
Emma: If this is some kind of trap...
Pan: I may not be the most well-behaved boy on the island, but I always keep my promises. The path to finding Henry is on this parchment.
Emma: Why are you giving it to me?
Pan: See, it's not about finding Henry. It's about how you find him. And, Emma you are the only one who can.
Emma: (Opens the parchment to reveal a blank map) It's blank.
Pan: You'll only be able to read that map when you stop denying who you really are.
SCENE: Neverland. Present. At their camp, Emma, Hook and Regina are talking.
Hook: He so likes his games.
Regina: What game? There's nothing there.
Hook: If he said there's a map on this parchment, then there is.
Emma: Great. So if I just stop denying who I really am, whatever that means, then we'll be able to read this thing.
Regina: But how do we know Pan won't use it to lead us straight into a trap?
Hook: Because he doesn't need to. This whole island's his bloody trap.
(David and Mary Margaret come back from searching the jungle.)
David: There's no sign of him anywhere.
Mary Margaret: Any luck with the map?
Regina: Don't hold your breath.
Emma: What's that supposed to mean?
Regina: Don't you see what he's doing? Every second we spend talking about this is another second we're not looking for my son.
Emma: You got a better idea?
Regina: Magic. If there's a lock on there, I'll find a way around it.
Emma: Pan said it had to be me.
Hook: I'd listen to Emma, love. Breaking Pan's rules would be unwise.
David: Sadly, I agree with the pirate.
Hook: I'm winning you over. I can feel it.
Mary Margaret: And your magic doesn't exactly have a gentle touch, Regina.
David: Use it on the map, it might blow up in all our faces.
Regina: Well, that's a risk I'm willing to take.
Emma: Well, I'm not. If I'm the one who's supposed to figure out this thing, I need to do what Pan said.
Mary Margaret: She'll get there. Hey. Don't give up. He's playing a game. You can win.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. Snow White, Prince Charming and the dwarves discuss their options.
Snow White: We can't win. We have to leave the kingdom.
Prince Charming: How can you even consider giving in to that witch? When you're gone, do you think she's suddenly gonna stop menacing this land? And who will protect the people then?
Snow White: Did I protect them today? I couldn't even help that poor girl. And don't kid yourself. She isn't gonna stop with the peasants. She's going to come after the people who are closest to me.
Grumpy: We will stand by your side no matter what.
Happy: Even if it means our death.
Sleepy: Which it probably will. (Everyone looks at him in bewilderment.)
Prince Charming: You can't let her get into your head.
Snow White: She has a point. I'm no queen. I'm no leader. I'm just a girl who lost her parents, ran away into the woods, and became a bandit.
Prince Charming: You're Snow White.
Snow White: Yes. And the truth is, I don't even know who that is. But I know what I don't wanna be, and that's alone.
Prince Charming: That's never gonna happen.
Snow White: You're right. If we take her offer, we can all live together in exile, but at least we'll be alive. We should leave tomorrow. (She gets up to walk away.)
Prince Charming: Snow!
Grumpy: Let her go.
Prince Charming: This is her kingdom. We can't just let her walk away from it.
Grumpy: Why do you suddenly care so much about saving Snow's kingdom?
Prince Charming: What do you mean?
Grumpy: Well, if you have true love, what difference does it make whether you live in a castle or on a farm?
Prince Charming: Wait. You think I'm in this for her crown?
Grumpy: You said it, not me.
Prince Charming: Okay. Okay, I get it. I'm new. But trust me. I want what's best for Snow.
Grumpy: Look, handsome, she may love you, but that chiseled chin ain't foolin' us. We got our eyes on you.
Prince Charming: Are you dwarves with me or against me?
Sneezy: I think Grumpy was pretty clear.
Grumpy: Sorry brother. Snow's already made up her mind, so if you're looking to change it, you gotta do it without our help.
Prince Charming: Then I'll find another way.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Castle. Rumplestiltskin spins at his spinning wheel when Prince Charming arrives.
Rumplestiltskin: You again? Didn't I just help you wake your princess?
Prince Charming: Now I need your help once more. Long ago you made Snow remember who she was when a spell blinded her. I need you to do it again.
SCENE: Neverland. Present. Mr. Gold gazes at the doll given him by Felix when there is rustling in the jungle.
Mr. Gold: (Puts down the doll and gets up to investigate) Who's there? Show yourself.
(A cloaked figure grabs the doll and flees.)
Mr. Gold: That doesn't belong to you, dearie. (He chases the culprit, catching him and removing his hood. To his surprise, it's Belle.)
Mr. Gold: Belle?
SCENE: Neverland. Present. Mr. Gold and Belle are talking.
Mr. Gold: Belle. I don't understand. How did you get here?
Belle: I thought you didn't dress like that anymore. I thought that was your past.
Mr. Gold: Well, this is now my future. Becoming this again, The Dark One, that's the only way I'll save my grandson.
Belle: But you haven't completely become him, have you? There's still hope. (She leans in to kiss him, but Mr. Gold breaks it off suddenly.)
Mr. Gold: You're not really here, are you?
Belle: No, of course not. I'm still in Storybrooke, right where you left me.
Mr. Gold: Are you okay? Did the protection spell work?
Belle: It-it did. We're all fine. Storybrooke's safe. We all are.
Mr. Gold: How do I know these aren't just lies meant to lead me astray? How do I know Pan didn't conjure up a vision of you?
Belle: He didn't. You did.
Mr. Gold: What?
Belle: The question is why.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Castle. Rumplestiltskin and Prince Charming are in the midst of a conversation.
Prince Charming: You must have something that can change Snow's mind.
Rumplestiltskin: If she doesn't wanna fight the Queen, there's nothing I can do to change that.
Prince Charming: I just need a way to make her believe in something that I already know. That she can face Regina and win.
Rumplestiltskin: Magic can't make someone believe, dearie. It works the other way around. Belief must come from within. You know, the Queen's offer was a fair one. Do yourself a favor and take it. Ruling a kingdom ain't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask your dear old brother. Oh, wait. He died. You see my point. (Giggles)
Prince Charming: No. I didn't come here to take "no" for an answer. Now you must have something. You always do. Just name your price.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. Snow White practices her archery as Prince Charming returns. She fails to hit the target.
Prince Charming: Save those arrows for the Queen.
Snow White: I told you. I've already made up my mind. We're leaving.
Prince Charming: Not when you hear what Rumplestiltskin had to say.
Snow White: You more than anyone know that his deals always come with a price.
Prince Charming: And sometimes that price is worth paying. Without his help, you'd still be in that glass coffin.
Snow White: What did he say this time?
Prince Charming: He told me of a legend, a magical weapon, one that can help you reclaim your kingdom.
Snow White: Unless he can guarantee more lives won't be lost, I'm not interested.
Prince Charming: Weapon's only a half day's ride from here. We can be there before sundown.
Snow White: This weapon, you say it will help me defeat Regina. How?
Prince Charming: By showing her who you really are.
(Snow White lets her arrow fly, and it hits the center of the target.)
SCENE: Neverland. Present. Emma is holding the map and trying to "stop denying who she really is".
Emma: My name is Emma Swan.
Hook: I'd wager the solution to Pan's riddle is a bit more complicated than that.
Mary Margaret: Don't hold anything back.
Emma: I'm Henry's mother. I used to live in Boston, and I was a bailbondsperson. I'm now the sheriff of Storybrooke.
Regina: That election was a sham. Are we really doing this?
Mary Margaret: Don't you think maybe you're leaving some things out?
Emma: I'm the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, which apparently makes me the product of true love. I was born in the Enchanted Forest and I was sent through a portal in a tree so that I could break a curse.
David: And you were able to break the curse because you're the...
Mary Margaret: Come on. You don't need to be embarrassed to say it.
Hook: Say what?
Regina: The "s" word.
Emma: I'm the savior. (The parchment is still blank.) I don't get it. I said I'm the savior. There's nothing I've denied more than that.
Mary Margaret: No, it's okay. We'll figure it out.
Regina: No, you won't. (Grabs the parchment.)
Regina: But I can. I'm beginning to think there isn't a map on here. That doesn't mean it can't lead us to Henry.
David: I thought we decided that using magic was a bad idea.
Hook: For once I agree with the prince. (David looks at him.) Well, I told you we're getting along.
(Regina uses magic on the map.)
Emma: What the hell are you doing?
Regina: The locator spell. This parchment belonged to Pan. It'll lead us to him.
Hook: So it appears we will be venturing into the Dark Jungle after all.
Emma: You mean the place you told us never to set foot?
Hook: That's the one.
Regina: Well, Emma, you said you wanted to be the leader. Lead.
SCENE: Neverland. Present. Mr. Gold and Belle walk to the cliff.
Belle: So do you know why you brought me to the island?
Mr. Gold: I thought you were gonna show me the answer.
Belle: Only you know that.
Mr. Gold: I've already told you.
Belle: No, you haven't.
Mr. Gold: I have no idea.
Belle: Yes, you do.
Mr. Gold: No.
Belle: You're holding back.
Mr. Gold: I'm not.
Belle: You are.
Mr. Gold: Belle.
Belle: What is it you're not saying?
Mr. Gold: I'm a coward. I'm just like my father.
Belle: You feel better now, don't you? You know why I'm here.
Mr. Gold: You always saw the good in me.
Belle: I still do. And as much as you deny it, I think you see it too. So why am I here? What are you wrestling with?
Mr. Gold: Pan offered me a deal. I let him keep, and he allows me to live. The boy needn't be my undoing.
Belle: And you're afraid you'll make a selfish choice.
Mr. Gold: I generally do.
Belle: You abandoned your son, Baelfire, and regretted it your whole life. You don't need to do the same to Henry. Letting go of the past... it's the first step.
Mr. Gold: You know, this was the last thing my father gave me.
Belle: And what happened to him?
Mr. Gold: He left me.
Belle: If you don't want to repeat the mistakes he made, you need to let go.
(Belle departs from the cliff; leaving Mr. Gold with the ragdoll. He makes the decision to drop the doll off the cliff.)
SCENE: Neverland. Present. Emma, David, Hook, Mary Margaret and Regina trek through the Dark Jungle, following the map.
Regina: Ready to thank me?
Emma: Actually, yeah.
Regina: If you'd let me do it sooner, maybe we'd have found him by now. Wait. He's there. Pan. I can feel his smugness.
(David pulls out his sword.)
David: Shall we? While we still have the element of surprise on our side?
Hook: Careful. He may look like a boy, but he's a bloody demon.
Mary Margaret: Hey. We can do this. You can do this.
We're nearly there.
We should take the rest of the way on foot.
You realize, this is the first time we've been alone since you proposed?
Well, privacy is a hard thing to come by when you have seven big brothers keeping an eye on you.
That's one word for it.
Have the dwarfs been giving you a hard time?
Apart from accusing me of being a gold-digging, social-climbing shepherd...
I have faith that you'll charm them, just as you charmed me...
According to Rumplestiltskin, the weapon that will defeat Regina lies at the top of this hill.
This weapon, what does Rumple say of its power?
Was it made with dark magic?
No, it was forged by a benevolent mage.
His name is Merlin, from a realm named Camelot.
Here it is.
You wanna try?
If you couldn't do it, you really think I can?
Well, the legend states only the kingdom's true ruler possesses the strength to free the blade.
I've never ruled anything.
You are this kingdom's true leader.
(Various animals making noises)
(Mary Margaret) No one's here.
Maybe your spell was wrong, Regina.
Yes. Blame me... again.
(Emma) Is that...
Where the hell is Henry?
You broke the rules.
That's not fair.
I expect more from you, captain.
Aye, and you'll get it.
Give Henry to me.
Don't you know?
Cheaters never win.
(Boys shouting and whooping)
Watch out for their arrows.
They're laced with dreamshade.
(Arrows whoosh and ricochet)
It's been a while, captain.
Not long enough.
You remember what I did to Rufio?
Well, it's a far worse fate for you.
Where's Henry?! Where is he?!
Emma, are you all right?
(Boys grunting in distance)
Remember what I told you.
That map will show you where Henry is... only when you stop denying who you really are.
I'll make sure to send Henry your regards.
She's coming! The Queen!
What exactly were you two up to today?
(Carriage door opens)
Well, dear, have you packed your bags?
I thought about your offer.
And everything you said was true.
I could go off with Charming and the dwarfs, and we could find some lovely corner of the world to live out our days, and it would be a wonderful life.
But I can't leave my people, not... with... you.
Well, in that case...
(Gasping and choking)
(Grunts and cries)
You can do this. You.
You pulled that sword out of the stone.
(Grumpy continues gasping)
Let him go!
You told me to stop denying who I really am.
Well, that's exactly what I'm doing.
This is my kingdom, and I will fight for it!
Then I'll see you on the battlefield.
We'll be ready.
(Laughing and cheering)
You sure you don't want me to take a look at that?
I was lucky. My jacket wasn't.
Don't worry about it.
I think we have bigger issues.
Don't let him shake your confidence.
We've all had moments where we felt we couldn't prevail.
Guys, not now. Please.
Please talk to me.
There's nothing to talk about.
We had our chance and we lost... I lost.
Then you have to keep fighting.
You heard what Hook said.
Pan is a demon.
And you are a...
What? A savior?
Because if that were true, this map would've shown us the way already.
Maybe who you think you are isn't who you really are.
What do you mean?
Sometimes we think we know ourselves, but we need a push to show us the reality.
That boy with the knife... you stopped fighting him. Why?
'Cause he was... just a boy.
No. There was something else.
I saw it in your eyes.
Why did you stop?
Because when I looked at his face, I saw me.
That look in his eyes...
I had it back when I was in the foster system.
Just a lost little girl who didn't matter and didn't think she ever would.
A little girl who cried herself to sleep at night 'cause...
she wanted her parents so bad.
And could never understand... why they gave her up.
And then you found us.
It was too late.
It's just, on this island... I... I don't feel like... (Sniffles) a hero or a savior. I just feel like what I've always been. An orphan.
You accepted who you are.
It's the truth.
You were an orphan.
It's my job to change that.
What do you want?
We need to discuss the deal you made with Charming.
Have to be a bit more specific, dearie.
He came to you searching for something powerful enough to vanquish the Queen.
You told him of Excalibur.
Now whatever it is that he promised you in return, I am prepared to pay it.
But I won't allow him to remain in your debt.
How nauseatingly romantic.
What did he promise you?
With you, everything comes with a cost.
Your prince came to ask for aid fighting the Queen.
I told him I had nothing to give, and I didn't.
Then how did you know where to find Excalibur?
Everyone knows it's in Camelot.
But it's not.
I possess it now.
If that were Excalibur, I wouldn't be able to do... this!
Sword's a fake, dearie.
Shoddy craftsmanship, too.
But then again, what can you expect from a shepherd?
Lucky it wasn't made out of wool.
I struck Regina! I drew blood!
Enough of your ramblings!
Please. That belonged to my mother.
And now it belongs to me.
You're right about one thing, dearie.
Everything comes with a cost, including wasting my time.
(Grumpy) Mind if we join you?
We may owe you a slight apology.
Don't get greedy. Take it.
We should never have doubted your intentions.
You were only looking out for her best interests.
Here's to starting over.
We need to talk.
I saw Rumplestiltskin.
Snow, I can explain.
So it's true. You planted the sword in that stone.
So you took me on an adventure to find a magical sword because...
You needed to believe in something I already knew.
So when I stood up to Regina...
You did that on your own.
You had it inside you the entire time.
You just... needed some help to realize that.
But you didn't.
The map is working.
We know where Henry is.
Uh... we're here at the Southern tip of the isle, in the middle of the Dark Jungle, and Pan's camp lies due north.
That's where he's keeping Henry.
What are we waiting for?
Well, the terrain's not easy.
There will undoubtedly be some nasty impediments along the way.
We should prepare.
We only made it out of our last encounter because Pan let us.
We need a new plan.
It's time we stop playing his game and he starts playing ours.
And if I disagree?
Go ahead, but I think you know our best chance is together.
You better be right.
Excellent show of patience, luv.
And that's what defeats a nasty little boy.
I hope so.
Is rum your solution to everything?
It certainly doesn't hurt.
So just how did you unlock the map?
I did what Pan asked.
And just who are you, Swan?
Wouldn't you like to know?
Perhaps I would.
(Bird calling in distance)
(Clank in distance)
(Flames whoosh and crackle)
Don't eat the blue ones.
You did it... orphan.
You don't mind if I call you a lost girl, do you?
Call me what you like. It won't stop me from finding Henry.
Oh, I'm counting on that.
There's a reason I tested you.
You haven't forgiven your parents for abandoning you.
Don't deny it. You haven't.
'Cause when you find Henry, you'll understand him.
What's that supposed to mean?
He hasn't forgiven you either.
By the time you get to him, he'll never want to leave this island.
And as for you, Emma... when we're finished, you won't just feel like an orphan.
You'll be one.