03x01 - The Heart of the Truest Believer

SCENE: The Land Without Magic. Past. Phoenix, Arizona. Emma is giving birth in a prison hospital room where the doctor and the nurses are attending to her. The clock strikes eight-fifteen.

Doctor: Big breath. Breathe away, breathe away.

Nurse: Okay, here we go.

Doctor: You're doing great. Hang on, hang on.

Nurse: You're almost there.

Doctor: You're doing fine.

Nurse: Keep breathing.

Doctor: You're doing fantastic. That's it. Breath, breath, breath! Doing great. You're doing great. Here you go. Keep going. Yep. Breathe, breathe. Take a deep breath. Okay big push, big push.

(Emma screams)

Doctor: Push, push, push!

(The lights begin to flicker and go out as Henry is born. Emma sighs in exhaustion and relief.)

Doctor: (Holding baby) Great. Here we go. That's good. That's beautiful. (To the baby) How you doing? (To Emma) It's a boy, Emma.

(She looks away)

Doctor: Emma?

(Emma shakes her head. The nurse whispers in the doctor's ear.)

Doctor: Oh. Emma, just so you know, you can change your mind.

Emma: No, I can't be a mother. (She cries as the doctor takes the baby away.)

SCENE: Inside the magic bean's portal. Present. Emma, David, Mary Margaret, Mr. Gold and Regina hold tight to ropes on theJolly Rogerwith Hook at the helm as the ship crosses through the portal. They finally land on the waters of Neverland. The group looks around in confusion.

Emma: Is that it?!

Hook: Aye, Neverland.

(Emma gazes at the island with determination.)

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Henry lands on the shore after falling through the portal. He attempts to get up and run.

Greg: No, uh-uh uh-uh uh. (He grabs Henry by his coat and shoves him.) Slow down, pal. You got nowhere to go.

Tamara: (Sighs) We made it. Mission accomplished.

Henry: Are you sure about that? 'Cuz my mom is coming to get me. Both of them.

Greg: You might wanna take a look around, kid. Do you see any clock towers? You're a long way from Storybrooke.

Henry: It doesn't matter! My family's been to the Enchanted Forest before, and they can get here again.

Tamara: (Hears a weird howling noise and looks around) Well, we're not in the Enchanted Forest. This is Neverland.

Henry: (In disbelief) Neverland? You're here to destroy Neverland?

Tamara: It's the mother lode of magic. (to Greg) Where's the communicator? We need to signal the Home Office.

Greg: (Takes the communicator out of the backpack) Here you go, T.

Henry: An office in the jungle? Huh. Who works there?

Greg: (Gets up and walks towards Henry) Who we work for is not your concern, kid. Just know that they take care of us.

Henry: Do they? Can they tell you how to get back home after you destroy magic?

Greg: We don't ask questions. We just believe in our cause.

Tamara: (Trying to operate the communicator) Greg?

Greg: Yeah?

Tamara: I'm not getting a status light on this thing. (She hands the communicator to Greg.)

Greg: Did you check the batteries? (He opens the battery compartment. Sand falls out.)

Tamara: What the hell is this? A toy?

Henry: It's a good thing you guys don't ask any questions.

Greg: (To Tamara) Let's go. (To Henry) Walk!

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Hook, manning the helm, slows the ship as Regina notices.

Regina: Why are you slowing down? In case you didn't know, my son's life is in danger!

Hook: Oh, I know, my hot-headed Queen. The plan is to bring us to the far side of the island, link up with the widest part of the river, and.. then we sail right through, take him by surprise. The irony...

Regina: What irony?

Hook: Oh, I spent more time than I care to remember trying to leave this place to kill Rumplestiltskin. And here I am, sailing right back into its heart with him as my guest of honor. It's not quite the happy ending I was hoping for.

Regina: Greg Mendell said something funny to me. He said I'm a villain, and that villains don't get happy endings. You believe that?

Hook: I hope not, or we've wasted our lives.

(The camera pans down to Emma, standing along the ships railing, gazing out at the sea. Mary Margaret and David approach her.)

Mary Margaret: What happened to Neal, and Henry, it's not your fault. You can't blame yourself.

Emma: I don't. I blame you. All this happened because I listened to you. You say good always wins? It doesn't. I didn't grow up in some fairytale land. My experience is different, that's all I can go on.

Mary Margaret: And all we have to go on is ours, so if you would just let us share our wisdom--

Emma: I appreciate you trying to be parents, but we're the same age. We have equal amounts of wisdom. And all I want is Henry back. I should never have broken the curse. I should've just taken Henry and--

Mary Margaret: You're right. Th-Then you'd be together. We missed you growing up Emma, and it haunts us every day.

David: And that's why we're here now. We don't want you to have to go through the same thing, too, and you won't. We are gonna get our family back.

Emma: How can you two be so infuriatingly optimistic!?

David: It's who we are.

Emma: Why? Ever since you got your memories back, ever since you remembered that you're Snow White and Prince Charming, your lives have... they've... we'll, they've sucked!

David: No. No, we found you.

Emma: And lost Henry! And Neal, and countless other people!

Mary Margaret: Emma, the minute I let go of the belief that things will get better is the minute that I know they won't. We'll find him.

Mr. Gold: (Speaking off-screen) No, you won't.

(Everyone turns to see Mr. Gold standing at the helm garbed in his old Rumplestiltskin outfit.)

Hook: Oh, that's a great use of our time—a wardrobe change!

Mr. Gold: I'm gonna get Henry.

Regina: We agreed to do this together.

Mr. Gold: Actually, we made no such agreement.

Emma: Why are you doing this?

Mr. Gold: Because I wanna succeed.

Emma: What makes you think I'm gonna fail?

Mr. Gold: Well, how could you not? You don't believe in your parents, or in magic, or even yourself.

Emma: I slayed a dragon, I think I believe.

Mr. Gold: Only what was shown to you. When have you ever taken a real leap of faith? You know, the kind where there's absolutely no proof? I've know you some time, Miss Swan. And, sadly, despite everything you've been through, you're still just that... bail bonds-person, looking for evidence. Well, dearie, that's not gonna work in Neverland.

Emma: I'll do whatever it takes.

Mr. Gold: Well, you just need someone to tell you what that is. Sorry, dearie, our foe is too fearsome for hand-holding. Neverland is a place where imagination runs wild. And, sadly, yours doesn't. (He spins his cane, which falls to the deck.)

(In the next second, Mr. Gold is gone from the ship and only his cane remains.)

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. In a clearing in the jungle, Greg starts a fire.

Henry: We making s'mores?

Greg: No.

(Pats palms)

Greg: Building a signal. Help me gather some dry leaves. We need to let the home office know that we're here.

Tamara: And what if that's not enough? What if the empty communicator wasn't an accident?

Greg: Don't let the kid get in your head.


Greg: Who are you?

Felix: We're the home office. Welcome to Neverland.

Tamara: The "home office" is a bunch of teenagers?

Henry: They're not teenagers. They're the lost boys.

Felix: Look at that.

Henry: Why do the lost boys want to destroy magic?

Felix: Who said we wanna destroy magic?

Greg: That was our mission.

Felix: So you were told. Yes. Now the boy. Hand him over.

Tamara: Not until you tell us the plan... for magic, for getting home.

Felix: You're not getting home.

Greg: Then you're not getting the boy.

Felix: Of course we are.

(Roaring as Pan's shadow swoops down and rips out Greg Mandel's shadow, killing him.)

Greg: Aah!

Tamara: Run!

Felix: Get the boy.

(Tamara is shot in the back with an arrow.)

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Henry races through the forest, with the lost boys close behind. He falls, and is picked up by a hooded boy, who pulls him off the trail.

Hooded Boy: Come on.

(Both panting)

Lost Boy in distance: Where'd he go?!


Lost Boy in distance: This way!

Henry: Thanks.

Hooded Boy: Pan and his forces are in tune with every grain of sand on the island. We must be careful.

Henry: Are... are you a lost boy?

Hooded Boy: I was.

(The hooded boy cuts the ties around Henry's wrists.)

Hooded Boy: But I escaped. And now they're after me, too.

Henry: How? What happened?

Hooded Boy: No time for questions. We must keep moving. Come on.

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Emma is doing pull-ups in the ship's crew quarters. Hook joins her.


(Breathing heavily)

(Exhales deeply)

Hook: Oh. Don't stop on my account.

Emma: Wouldn't think of it.

(Emma rolls her eyes and continues doing pull-ups.)

Hook: What are you doing?

Emma: Getting ready for a fight.

Hook: Well, I've never known you to need to get ready for a fight. I thought it was a natural state. Don't let Rumplestiltskin get you down, luv.

Emma: What do you want?

Hook: To give you something. You know, Baelfire and I once spent a lot of time together.

Emma: He was always "Neal" to me.

Hook: Yeah. Right.

(Hook unlocks a chest and takes out a sword, which he holds out to Emma.)

Hook: This was his.

Emma: I didn't realize you were sentimental.

Hook: I'm not. I just thought you could use it where we're going. You know... To fight.

(Hook gives Emma a shot glass, uncorks his flask with his teeth, and spits the cork out. He pours Emma a drink.)

Emma: Thanks.

Hook: To Neal.

Emma: To Neal.


SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Present day. Neal lies on a flowered bed. Mulan approaches.

(Inhales and exhales sharply)

Mulan: Who are you?

Neal: Neal.

(Footsteps approach)

Aurora: Is he well?

Mulan: Well enough to be questioned.

Aurora: Here. Drink. Drink. You must be thirsty.

Neal: Where am I?

Aurora: You're in our kingdom.

Neal: Where's your... where's your kingdom?

Phillip: The Enchanted Forest.


Neal: I'm back.

Aurora: Back? You mean you're from here?

Mulan: He's lying. Look at his clothes. He's from the same world Emma and Snow are from.

Neal: Emma? Emma swan? You know her?

Mulan: How do you know her?

Neal: She's...

(Strained voice)

Neal: She's my... I... I don't know. But she's in danger. I have to get back to her. Oh! I have to help her!

Phillip: You need to rest. You were gravely injured when we found you. Were you hit by some kind of arrow?

Neal: 45 caliber arrow. Look, I... I need your help. I need to know that Emma and Henry are all right.

Aurora: You're... You're Henry's father? I was once under a sleeping curse. Snow taught me how to control the nightmare. And with practice, I'm able to walk the dream world, find others like me who have passed through. It's possible I can make contact with them. If I can, what would you like me to tell them?

Neal: Tell Emma I'm alive, and I love her.

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Emma sits with Hook in the crew's quarters.

Emma: How long was he with you?

Hook: Long enough for me to know that I miss him, too.

(Ship creaks and bangs. A loud thump shakes the ship.)

Emma: What was that?

(Waves splashing, wind gusting)

Regina: What the hell are you two doing?!

Mary Margret: Trying to keep it steady!

David: Hold on!

Hook: Prepare for attack!

Regina: Be more specific.

Hook: If you've got a weapon, then grab it!

(Hook grunts as he fights for control of the wheel.)

(Screeching in distance)

Emma: What's out there? A shark?! A whale?!

David: A kraken?

Hook: Worse.

(Screeching underwater)

(Screeching continues)

Hook: Mermaids.


SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. The ship is under attack by mermaids.

Emma: Mermaids?!


Hook: Yes, and they're quite unpleasant.

Regina: You think?

Hook: I'll try and outrun them.

Emma: How many of them are there?!

David: I will not be capsized by fish!

(David loads a cannon.)

Mary Margret: Emma!

(Cannon fuse fizzles)

Emma: What are you doing?!

Mary Margaret: Fishing.

(Mary Margaret and Emma lift a heavy net overboard.)

(Fires cannon. A mermaid swims into the net.)

Mary Margret: We caught one!

Regina: One? There are dozens of them.

Regina: Enough of this.

(Regina throws three fireballs into the water. Mermaids screech and swim away.)

Regina: There. They're gone.

Mary Margret: Not all of them! What about that one?!

(Regina uses magic to transport the mermaid on deck.)

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Henry hides in the forest with the hooded boy.

(Lost Boy in distance) Where'd he go?

(Lost Boys shouting indistinctly in distance)

Hooded Boy: I think we lost them.

(Panting) Henry: Okay. Can we rest for a minute?

(Hooded Boy nods.)

Hooded Boy: You're new. Did the shadow take you, too?

Henry: No. I was kidnapped by some people who work for Pan.

(Hooded Boy exhales sharply)

Hooded Boy: I'm sorry. If he sent for you, he wants you. And if Pan wants you, he will get you.

(Howling continues in distance)

Henry: Why does Pan want you?

Hooded Boy: Pixie dust. I stole it from him 'cause I thought I could use it to fly away and go home. But it doesn't work. It's useless.

Henry: Don't worry. My family's coming to rescue me, and you could come with us.

Hooded Boy: You really think you're the first boy to believe that his family's actually coming for them?

Henry: My family's different. We always find each other.

Hooded Boy: You better hope they don't, or else Pan will rip their shadows into oblivion.

Henry: It's gonna be okay. I promise. Don't lose hope. All we need is time. Is there a place where we can hide from the lost boys?

(Hooded Boy Sighs)

Hooded Boy: There's a place they can't track us. The echo caves. But it's far.


Henry: Then what are we waiting for? Lead the way.

SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Present day. Prince Phillip watches Aurora as she sleeps. Neal and Mulan sit a distance away.

Mulan: Feeling better?

Neal: Yeah.

Mulan: How did you get here?

Neal: I fell through a portal. I thought... I thought I was gonna die, and... and I thought about this place. I thought about growing up here. That's how portals work. They take you to wherever you think of.

Mulan: Well, what's it like, the other world?

Neal: Uh, well, for starters, they think that this place is just a fairy tale. Like a... like a legend, like we're all just characters in a story.

Mulan: I'm in a story?

Neal: Yeah. They made a movie about you. It's actually pretty good.

Mulan: What's a movie?

Neal: Uh...

(Aurora cries and wakes up.)

Aurora: It's worse than I feared. I couldn't make contact. I wish I could be more help. I... I fear no one can.

Neal: My father can. He always had a plan. Uh, he would've left something behind, if he ever found himself back here. Something that can be used to contact Emma, to get to her. I know it. I just need to get to his castle.

Phillip: Who's your father?

Neal: Rumplestiltskin.

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Mr. Gold walks through the forest and discovers Tamara, lying on the ground with an arrow in her back.

(Tamara gasps and grunts as she drags herself along the ground.)

Mr. Gold: So where is he? Henry.

(Whispers) Mr. Gold: There, there. I can help you speak.

(Mr. Gold's magic removes the arrow and heals Tamara's wound.)

Tamara: Thank you.

Mr. Gold: Where's Henry? They killed him?

Tamara: I don't think so. I told him to run, and he did.

Mr. Gold: Where?

Tamara: The jungle. Pan wants him. He's behind all this. Look, Mr. Gold, I didn't know who I was working for. I'm sorry about Neal. I'm so sorry.

Mr. Gold: I know. You were merely a pawn.


Tamara: Can... Can you forgive me?

Mr. Gold: No.

(Mr. Gold rips Tamara's heart out and crushes it.)

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Mary Margret, David, Regina, Hook, and Emma examine the mermaid they've caught.

Hook: Get that thing off my ship!

Regina: No. Now we have a hostage.

David: I hate to say it, but I'm with Hook. Those things just tried to kill us.

Regina: And perhaps we should find out why.

Mary Margret: How? By torturing her?

Regina: Well, if need be. Sure.

(The mermaid grabs a conch shell and blows into it like a horn.)

Emma: What the hell is that?

Mermaid: A warning.


Mermaid: Let me go... Or die.

SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Present day. Mulan and Neal hike over a sandy hill.

Mulan: Can I ask you a question?

Neal: Yeah, I don't know how to explain what a movie is.

Mulan: You say that you're fighting for Emma. But she never mentioned you when she was here. Why is that?

Neal: Because I broke her heart. I let her go so that she could break the curse and fulfill her destiny. And when it was broken, I could've gone after her. I could've told her I loved her.


Neal: But... I was afraid she would never forgive me, so I wound up taking the easy way out, which is not trying.

Mulan: Your belief in love wasn't strong enough to overcome your fear of rejection.

Neal: Yeah. Greatest regret of my life, not one I wish upon anyone.

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Henry races through the forest, with the hooded boy.


Henry: They're close. I can see them.

Hooded Boy: We're almost to the caves. Come on. Follow me.

(An arrow whooshes past them)

Henry: They cut us off. They know about the caves. We have to go this way.

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Mary Margret, David, Regina, Hook, and Emma examine the mermaid they've caught.

David: What is this? What did you do?!

Mermaid: Let me go.

Regina: Not until you tell us. Or we make you tell us.

Mary Margret: Threatening her isn't the way to motivate her.

Regina: Well, I'm all out of fish food.

Hook: Doesn't matter if you get her to talk. You can't trust her. Mermaids are liars.

Emma: Of course they are.

Mary Margret: Maybe they're just scared of Pan. If we let her go, maybe they'll be on our side.

Regina: Or maybe she and her friends will come right back to kill us.

Mermaid: Oh, I don't need my friends to kill you. You'll kill yourselves. Now let me go.


David: What the hell?!

Hook: It's a storm. She called it. Don't let her go! She'll swim off and leave us all to die. At least with her, we've got leverage.

(David pulls out a blade and threatens the mermaid.)

David: Stop the storm. Then we let you go.

(Mermaid shakes her head, so David threatens to slit her throat. Regina laughs)

Regina: That's more like it, Charming. Filet the bitch.

(Mermaid gasps and whimpers. David releases her and steps away.)

David: No. We're not barbarians.


Emma: What we're going to be is dead.

Hook: Hold on! I'm gonna turn her around. I've outrun many a storm.

Regina: Make it stop or die.

Mary Margret: We are not killers!

Mermaid: Yes, you are. And you've brought this death upon yourselves.

Mary Margret: This is why we should free her!

Regina: That feel-good nonsense, Snow, might play in the Enchanted Forest, but this... this is Neverland.


David: Keep your grip, pirate!

Hook: It wasn't me, mate! It was the ship! We're taking on water!

Regina: Now may I resume killing her?!

Mary Margaret and David: No!

Mary Margret: You kill her, and her kind have a personal vendetta against us.

Hook: Look, the queen is right. They've already tried killing us.

Emma: Stop! That's enough! We need to think this through!

Regina: I already have.

(Regina turns the mermaid to wood)

Regina: There. That should stop the storm.

Emma: Regina! What did you do?!

(A tidal wave looms over the Jolly Roger)

Regina: No.

Emma: What have you done?!

(The Jolly Roger climbs the side of the wave as water pours over the deck.)

SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Present day. Rumplestiltskin's castle.

(Doors creak)

Mulan: It appears abandoned.

(Neal picks up a glass from a small table and dips one finger in to taste the contents.)

Neal: No. Someone's here.

(Arrow whooshes)

Neal: Whoa!

(Mulan draws her blade)

Robin Hood: The first was a warning, milady. Chivalry and all that.

Mulan: Who are you?

Robin Hood: The name's Robin.

Neal: No way. Robin Hood.

Robin Hood: I'd bow but this quiver's rather tight. Now... What are you doing trespassing in my castle?

Mulan: This castle belongs to The Dark One. It is you who trespasses.

Robin Hood: He hasn't been seen since the queen's curse. If he ever shows up, I'll be happy to vacate.

Neal: No, no need. In fact you can have it. I just... I need to look around for a bit.

Robin Hood: And who would you be to grant such title?

Neal: In this land, I'm known as Baelfire. I'm his son.



Robin Hood: My apologies. Go ahead.

Neal: You don't want to see I.D.?

Robin Hood: Who would claim to be that who wasn't?

Neal: Yeah. Good point.

Robin Hood: Your father would not stand for imposters. He had quite a temper.

Neal: You knew my father?

Robin Hood: We crossed paths once, yes.

Neal: Most crossings with my father don't end well.

Robin Hood: It was touch and go. He spared my life. I owe him a debt.

Neal: Well, I'm happy to collect. I'm looking for something he left here. A magical item.

Robin Hood: Well, I'm very sorry to disappoint, but I arrived shortly after the curse. The place was cleaned out. Nothing of any value remains.

Neal: Well, thieves and looters would only take what they could see.

Mulan: What's magical of a knotted old cane? It probably belonged to one of the looters.

Neal: No, it belonged to him. See these markings? He was keeping track of me growing.

(Neal twirls the cane around his head, which causes a cabinet door to magically appear high on the wall.)

Robin Hood: I've handled that walking stick a dozen times. It never released a cloaking spell before.

Neal: My father enchanted objects so that what might be a useless piece of wood in the hands of a looter would become magical in his.

Mulan: Or in the hands of his only son.

Neal: He called it blood magic. Might not always seem like it, but family was important to dear old dad.

Robin Hood: So... What's in there?

Neal: Let's find out.

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Hood and Emma fight the wheel.

(Waves crashing)


Emma: I thought you said you could outrun a storm!

Hook: This isn't a storm. It's bloody damnation!

(Wind howling)

Mary Margret: Why would you do this?

Regina: You're going to blame me?

Mary Margret: You turned the mermaid into wood!

Regina: I did something about it, which is more than what you can say!

Mary Margret: Undo your spell!


Mary Margret: Bring back the mermaid!

Regina: And what, you'll win her over with your rainbow kisses and unicorn stickers?!

Mary Margret: Considering that your plan failed, at least we could try!

Regina: You're such a naive princess!

Mary Margret: And you are such a...

(Mary Margret slaps Regina)


Regina: Huh. Is that your best?

Mary Margret: Not even close! I am so tired of you ruining my life!

Regina: I ruined your life?

David: Hey!

(Lightning strikes the ship as Regina punches Mary Margret)

Mary Margret: Aah!

Hook: Hey, let the slags go. I need you at the mast.

Regina: Aah!

David: Don't call my wife a slag! Uhh!

(Hook and David begin to fight)

Emma: Stop it! It's not the mermaid. It's us!

(Lightning hits the ship as the fight continues)

Emma: No. If you don't stop fighting, we're all gonna die! Don't you see we're causing the storm?! Hey! Stop! You need to listen to me!

(No one pays attention to Emma, so she dives off the side of the boat)

David: Emma!

Mary Margaret: Emma! Emma! Oh!

(A rope snaps, and a metal pulley speeds towards the water, striking Emma)

Emma: Uhh!

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Henry races through the forest, with the hooded boy.

(Boys shout indistinctly in distance)

Henry: Watch out!

(Henry and the hooded boy skid to a stop before a giant canyon)

(Boy) They're over here!

(Boy shouts indistinctly)

Henry: What do we do? Is there any other way to the echo caves?

Hooded Boy: No. We're done for. I'll give em the pixie dust. Maybe they'll let us live.

Henry: You wanna give up?

Hooded Boy: We don't have a choice. They got us. This is the end.

Henry: No. It's our way out.

(Henry yanks the pixie dust off the hooded boy's neck and pulls them both back from the ledge)

Hooded Boy: What... what are you doing?

Henry: Getting a running start.

Hooded Boy: For what?

Henry: Everyone knows pixie dust is for flying.

Hooded Boy: Don't you remember? The dust doesn't work.

Henry: That's because you have to believe.

Hooded Boy: I definitely do not believe.

Henry: That's okay...

(Cork pops)

Henry: Because I do.

(They jump off the cliff as the pixie dust glows green, and they fly to the other side.)

SCENE: Neverland. Present. On the Jolly Roger. Hood and Emma fight the wheel.

Mary Margret: Emma!

Regina: Idiot!

Mary Margret: Regina, get her up here!

Regina: I... I... I can't! Not in this storm. I... I can't even see her. I'll just bring up water and half her leg.

(David climbs up on the rail and prepares to dive in after Emma)

Hook: Wait!

David: She'll drown!

Hook: And so will you! Let me help.

(Hook passes MMB and Regina a rope)

Hook: Here, tie him.

(David slips the loop over his head to his waist, dives in, finds Emma, grabs her and surfaces)

Hook: He has her! Pull!

Mary Margret: Aah!

Hook: I've got it.

(Hook puts the rope into a pulley and hauls David and Emma on deck)

David: Emma?

Mary Margret: No.

(Emma spits and coughs up seawater. She looks up at the moon coming through the clearing clouds.)

Emma: I told you.

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Mr. Gold walks through the forest and sits on a stump.

Mr. Gold: Come out and say hello, dearie.

(Foliage rustles)

Felix: Hello, Rumplestiltskin. Pan welcomes you to the island. He wanted me to tell you he is excited to see you again.

Mr. Gold: Oh, yeah. I'm sure he is.

Felix: He wanted me to let you know you're welcome in Neverland, for as long as you wish to stay... With one caveat.

Mr. Gold: There's always something with him.

Felix: If you're here for the boy... Well... That makes you Pan's enemy.

Mr. Gold: Then nothing's changed.

Felix: If you go against him, you will not survive.


Mr. Gold: Well, the question isn't, will I survive? Because we both know I won't. No, no. The real question is... How many of you I take with me.

Felix: So is that your answer?

Mr. Gold: That's my answer.

Felix: Well, then, I suppose that means I'll see you again, in less friendly circumstances.

Mr. Gold: Count on it.

Felix: One last thing. There's something he wanted you to have.

(Felix throws a straw doll at Mr. Gold's feet. Gold's face crumples as he bends down to picks it up.)

Felix: Isn't it funny... The things we haven't thought about in years still have the ability to make us cry?

(Felix chuckles)

(Mr. Gold cries softly)

Felix: See you around... Dark One.

(Footsteps depart)

(Mr. Gold sobs)

SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Present day. Rumplestiltskin's castle.

Neal: I spent my entire life running from magic. Now it's the only thing that can help me. It's not working. Why isn't it working?

Neal: Don't think of a place. Think of her, of Emma, and more than that, how you feel about her.

(The crystal ball glows purple and shows Emma in a jungle)


Neal: Oh, no. It can't be.

Robin Hood: What's wrong? Isn't she there?

Neal: Yes, but that's not Storybrooke. Emma's in Neverland.

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Regina, Hook, Emma, David, and MMB walk up a beach.

Regina: We don't have to do it this way. I can fix the Jolly Roger. My magic is powerful enough. We can execute the pirate's plan.

Emma: Sneak attack? Let's not be naive. Save your magic. We'll need it later, because Pan already knows we're here. It's time we stop running. Gold was right. This land is run on belief. All of us have been too busy being at each other's throats to be believers. I was as wrong as anyone else. It's time for all of us to believe... not in magic, but in each other.

Regina: You wanna be friends? After everything that's happened between all of us?

Emma: I don't want or expect that. I know there's a lot of history here and a lot of hate.

Hook: Actually, I quite fancy you from time to time, when you're not yelling at me.

Emma: We don't need to be friends. What we need to know is the only way to get Henry back is cooperation.

David (gesturing to Regina and Hook): With her? With him? No, Emma, we have to do this the right way.

Emma: No, we don't. We just need to succeed. And the way we do that is by just being who we are... a hero, a villain, a pirate. It doesn't matter which, because we're gonna need all those skills, whether we can stomach them or not.

Regina: And what's your skill, "savior"?

Emma: I'm a mother, and now I'm also your leader. So either help me get my son back or get out of the way.

(Emma draws her sword and walks into the forest. Her parents follow, and Hook shrugs at Regina before they follow.)

SCENE: Neverland's island. Present. Henry and the hooded boy fly over the trees and land in a clearing.

(Both grunt)

Henry: See? If you believe, anything is possible.

Hooded Boy: You couldn't be more right, Henry.

Henry: How... how'd you know my name? I never told you.

Hooded Boy: Let's make it a game, a puzzle to solve.

Henry: You lied to me. You are a lost boy. You work for Pan.

Hooded Boy: Not exactly. I am Peter Pan.

Henry: But you told Greg and Tamara that magic was bad, that you'd help them destroy it. Why?

Pan: Because I needed their help. And it is so much easier to get people to hate something than to believe.

Henry: Why did you bring me here?

Pan: For quite some time, I've sought something extremely important, something more elusive than the greatest of all mysteries.

Henry: What?

Pan: The heart of the truest believer. And when you took that pixie dust, Henry, and jumped off that cliff...

(Pan knocks on a tree and signals the lost boys to come out)

Pan: You proved yourself. You are the lucky owner of that very special heart. And now? You... and it... are mine.

(Pan draws his knife)

Pan: Come on, boys! Let's play!

[ The End ]