01x09 - The Villain That's Become

Previously on "Emerald City"...

You are the only child of Samuel and Katherine Pastoria.

What kind of a name is Ozma?

It means "Leader of Oz."

Dorothy's not an assassin. The Wizard sent her to kill me.

Take her life and your heart will be free.

Stop Glinda.

But you have your giants. Use them.

Their power is locked in the Prison of the Abject.

Mistress East and I, we had a partnership.

Prison of the Abject. We can't unlock it.

A witch's spells are her own. I'm not drinking a witch's insides.

You want revenge for your parents.

You want to destroy the Wizard.

Then taste my sister's magic.

[chokes]

Tip!

Kill him!

[screaming]

[dramatic music] ♪ ♪

It worked.

Are my weapons at the ready?

Guards!

You're joking.

[suspenseful music] ♪ ♪

Turn around and no harm will come to you.

I demand an audience with the Queen!

Not a captain of an army who's never seen a fight!

Then there will be harm.

Those weapons that you have!

They were manufactured to outfit my men.

The guns are ours.

The people of Ev, they know I've been generous.

And now the Queen will know how grateful I am.

Perhaps this payment will help the girl come to her senses.

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Let them in.

Just the gold.

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He's doubled his payment.

My Queen, The Beast is nearly upon us.

You're dooming us to repeat the past if the Wizard cannot defend us.

The weapons are all the power we need to defend ourselves.

Let his kingdom be destroyed this time.

And let us take away any currency he needs to rebuild it.

You're making an enemy of The Wizard.

What would my father have done?

Accept the payment.

Then so will I.

And I'll keep the guns.

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We have your gold. We have your guns.

We no longer need The Wizard of Oz.

Don't go.

You can't go.

What am I supposed to do without you?

The pain... it never stopped.

Maybe on the other side...

No. I was just there.

I saw my family.

I felt them, how they loved me.

I watched them murdered by a man wearing the mask of a lion.

I know every detail.

That was death.

Please don't become that.

[whispers] Please...

[somber music] ♪ ♪

My sister... do you feel her inside you?

What does she command?

A message.

For you.

Tell me.

She wants you to get up off your sorry ass and help me.

Well, that's what she would have said.

♪ ♪ [dramatic music] ♪ ♪

Soldier, move away from the gold.

[coins clatter]

What are you doing?

The destruction is coming.

Currency to protect my family.

Yours too.

[men shouting]

[grunts]

Where's your Queen?

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Where is your Queen?

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[screams]

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[panting]

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[thunder rumbling]

[barking]

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[Toto panting]

If anyone comes...

[barks]

[somber music] ♪ ♪ [dramatic music]

Lucas, not like this...

Look at me!

At least look at me!

[gasping]

[coughing]

Now that I've got all this witch stuff inside me, can't we just, you know, fly to wherever?

If we fly, Glinda will find out about you.

Then she'll want you for her own.

Why would she want me?

You have the powers of a Cardinal Witch.

It's a force to be reckoned with.

I don't feel like it.

I don't feel any magic.

And what does that feel like?

Like... nothing.

I died and came back to life.

Surely I can cast a stupid spell.

You don't summon magic.

It comes for you.

How?

Sit down.

Close your eyes.

Now tell me, what do you feel?

Hatred.

For The Wizard and the man who killed my family.

Absorb it.

Take it with you.

Then go deeper still.

[panting]

Something's happening. I-I can't stop it. you're not supposed to.

[dramatic music] ♪ ♪

How did you do that?

I didn't.

This is what the magic found.

This is me!

[thunder rumbling]

[gasping and crying]

Why?

You should have never been.

But I am.

You should have never happened.

I'd send you home if I could, but it's not possible.

Neither we were before we fell into this world, but I did.

And it's wrong.

You being here... You...

You can't be part of me.

You can't.

Not anymore.

So do it.

Kill me.

Do it. Do it!

Do it!

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You can't, can you?

Close your eyes.

Close your eyes.

[Toto growling]

Ahh!

[shouting]

[Toto barking]

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[panting]

[growling]

Stop me! Dorothy, please, stop me!

Use the gauntlets, please!

Stop me!

I can't.

I don't want you dead...

I don't want you dead.

[whimpers]

Stop me, Dorothy!

Stop me!

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[gasping]

[groaning]

[crying]

No...

[crying]

[grunting]

You got your wish.

[moaning softly]

I never happened to you.

♪ ♪ [suspenseful percussive music] ♪ ♪

You have my gold.

And your guns.

Do you wonder why you're still alive when these men in this room have killed everyone else around you?

If you kill me, my soldiers kill yours.

You've lost your army to fight Glinda.

The end.

I see you're very smart.

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You're a clever girl.

Ahh!

[grunts]

[sobbing]

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I know your father is no longer around to teach you.

So let me give you a lesson in how to negotiate properly.

You make yourself presentable for your soldiers.

And choose a new mask.

It might be your last.

Jane!

Jane! Jane, you have to help!

What happened?

The Wizard and his men have Langwidere.

The Wizard is here?

If her soldiers don't turn over the guns, he's going to execute her.

What do we do?

Jane!

[urinating]

You hold the power of my sacred sister, most Merciful and Stern.

Try to be worthy.

I've never felt better.

I'm free.

I'll split you in two if you touch me with those.

That's what we'll do to The Wizard.

Tear him in two.

Oh, grow up.

Two witches aren't just going to walk into Emerald City and unseat The Wizard alone.

Fine. What else do we need?

Supporters.

Your father had many and that's who we'll recruit.

Then let's go.

What?

You can't go like that.

Like what?

A boy.

Ozma was born a girl.

But... this is what I've always been.

This is who I really am.

You were born a girl.

And if you don't change yourself back into one, no one will follow you.

You will never have your revenge.

I finally have what I care about most.

Emerald City, the throne, that's what you want.

That's why I gave you my sister's powers!

Not for your own pettdulgces.

This isn't petty! This is me!

So your parents will go unavenged just so you can take a piss standing up?

Don't!

Don't.

Don't do this to me.

Don't make me choose.

Do you have any idea what it was like for me to look in the mirror and see a stranger staring back?

To have someone else all over me, infecting me?

This... this... This skin...

It's the only thing that was ever really mine.

Tip.

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[speaking Munja'kin]

Yeah, I know, I'm trespass. I remember.

I don't want trouble with any of you.

I want Ojo.

[speaks Munja'kin]

[dramatic tones]

[speaking Munja'kin]

Why did you take to a witch who wanted to kill me?

Because the one from the West almost did.

You are Revenge.

Answer me.

To free my wife from the Prison of the Abject.

And did she?

Her words were false.

I want Nahara free too.

And I have the power to do it.

What do you want from her?

The Stone Giants.

The Eternal Warriors.

To stop Glinda permanently.

It took magic to raise them, and The Wizard doesn't have any.

But Nahara does, doesn't she?

I want her to raise the Giants again.

For the Wizard?

For me.

[somber music] ♪ ♪

We're done.

Go your own way.

Without you, there is no army.

Without Ozma, there is no Oz.

What does that mean?

We'll try it your way.

As a boy.

Thank you.

Thank you for understanding me.

♪ ♪ [ominous music] ♪ ♪

Frank?

Frank? Who's that?

It's familiar. But lost.

So was everyone I cared about when you damned me to live here.

You were never kind to me, Jane.

Do you remember?

Despite how much I tried to help you be who you were.

It was your job to help me.

Yet you didn't help me when we found Oz.

When it was my time.

You even discredited me.

I'm the only one left who knows you're a fraud.

It must hurt to know that no one will listen.

I know the only reason you have kept me alive is because my work has value to you.

Tell me what you need.

I-I'll make it for you now.

You came here to save Langwidere.

How very maternal of you.

She is just a girl!

She's standing in the way of survival.

Frank, you have taken everything else from me.

Not this too. You can't!

I am The Wizard of Oz!

If you call me any name other than that again... won't be her life that you're begging for.

He can't be stopped.

He'll destroy everything for those guns.

Then make me the gun.

Why did you lie to me?

When we first met, you told me the Wizard animated the Giants.

He would have burnt the Tribal Freelands if I spoke truth.

That's why he imprisoned Nahara?

To keep his secret.

Yes.

Nahara was sacrifice.

So our people lived.

Ojo, you deserve to see her again.

To have her home.

[somber music] ♪ ♪

You'll bring Nahara to me?

Yes, but I'm not just gonna free Nahara.

I'm gonna free all of them.

♪ ♪ [dark music] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

What happened to the Witches?

Free me... and I'll tell you.

[shimmering tone]

[creaking]

[groaning]

Nahara... is... is she...

Only the sick and dying remain.

The rest of the prisoners, where are they?

Taken.

Taken? Taken by who?

Your army of Witches.

Your army of magic.

Dressed and ready for war!

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I'm sorry, Ojo.

Nahara...

West took everyone but the dead and dying.

I'm Dorothy Gale. I ripped the sky.

Nahara...

I need you to raise the Eternal Warriors for me.

It will not be done.

It's the only way to stop the war between Glinda and The Wizard.

War is good.

No. No.

People will be killed, Nahara.

Children will be killed.

Oz is magic.

The Wizard is death.

Yes.

But if I help The Wizard, he's gonna take me back to where I belong.

And if you help me, I'll take The Wizard with me.

Free magic?

Yes.

Free magic.

This is why you had me drink East's spells.

Not for me.

You just wanted her magic so you could free your sisters.

I wanted you to have power.

Be magic, riches, or an army, it makes no different.

You take power where you can find it.

Their magic will unite with ours to end The Wizard for good.

How do you know they'll follow me?

I'll make them.

In certain circles, I was known as the Wicked Witch of the West.

[chuckles] Yeah, I heard that.

As you once stood united with King Pastoria, you now stand with his child, the one true heir to the throne, Ozma.

Follow us to Emerald City to end the one who imprisoned you: the horrible Wizard of Oz!

Ozma is dead.

It's a boy in a dress!

What imposter do you bring before us?

He possesses the the Emerald Dagger given by his father.

None can question its authenticity.

[low muttering]

It proves nothing.

Possessions can be lost.

And found.

This boy is no Ozma.

I am a Cardinal Witch and you will hear my truth or I'll gladly throw you back in prison if you find it more agreeable.

None here will be intimidated by The Wizard's whore.

I'm nobody's whore.

You're worse.

You're a traitor, and you will speak no more.

[moaning]

Mistress!

Are you ready, little Queen?

I hope you've chosen wisely.

I have.

The Queen!

Ready your weapons!

Be calm! I am sound.

And though exposed, it is of my own choosing.

Tell them to put down their guns and join us.

Tell them or you die.

Then you get nothing.

Why don't you try and convince them?

Soldiers of Ev, we can fight together or we can die apart.

And the first death will be the most tragic and unnecessary death of your Queen if you don't put down your weapons.

Madame Queen?

What is your wish?

Last chance to save your life.

Let us be... an example.

My life is worth nothing unless you stand with me against this man.

Never surrender your weapons!

Oh, you put them down!

You put your guns down or your Queen is lost!

Do you understand?

If you make me kill her, you all die.

It's okay.

Let me go.

[gunshot]

[dramatic music] ♪ ♪

No.

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[whimpering]

Stop him!

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[guns clicking]

I'm here. I'm here.

[screaming]

[sobbing]

[somber music]

Ojo!

[screaming]

Jane!

Jane, she's been shot. You have to do something.

You have to help her!

Fix her!

You have to do something! Please, fix her!

Fix her like you fixed me.

Please!

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She can't die!

Do for her what you did for me.

You were alive when we found you.

So is she!

So is she!

No, Jack...

No!

So is she!

Jack!

[Witches chanting]

Because we are fair, you will hear the charges against you before you are sentenced.

More than your apostate of a sister did for us.

You and your Cardinal sisters are to blame for the end of our kind.

She stands against her sisters.

It was Mistress East who locked you in the prison.

But Mistress West sold the soul of our world for her own escape, to forget her pain.

She was weak, as we all are.

She set herself apart from us, denied us our place.

Now she will pay for the sins of her sisters, those here and gone.

[muffled whimpering]

[gasping]

Help your sister to her feet.

Shapeshifting and sound waves.

Both base magics.

[indistinct whispers]

It's going to be okay.

Everything's going to be okay.

[panting]

Wait, wait, wait, wait!

[grunting]

[screaming]

[baby crying]

♪ ♪

[baby crying]

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This magic can't be tricked.

You are true.

We honor King Pastoria and his daughter.

Mistress West freed your hides.

She stands against those who truly act again the sisterhood.

So help her to her feet.

The Wizard has oppressed the magic that is your birthright...

Its seeds sown into the fabric of this land.

No one can take that away from you.

Fight with me to rise again.

To Emerald City.

How many masks did you make her?

Jack...

How many?

Hundreds.

One for sadness.

For joy.

One for rage.

For longing.

One for love.

She tried to love you, Jack, as best she could.

Did you make one for this?

For death?

No.

I killed her, Jane.

No.

This is all my fault.

You didn't kill her.

I shot her!

I killed her!

Many years ago, The Beast Forever destroyed this kingdom.

Jane.

Slaughtered the Royal Family.

What are you doing?

The Queen... her sons... her daughter.

And what of him?

Only the King survived.

I don't understand.

You didn't kill her, Jack.

Because she was already dead.

[whimpering]

I salvaged what remained.

The rest, I rebuilt.

I made her masks to hide a face that never aged.

It was a secret the King swore me to keep.

He couldn't lose her, and you don't have to either.

I can repair her.

You let me believe she was real!

That I was real!

You are.

No, I'm not!

I'm nothing but tin, like her.

No!

This body, these parts...

No.

I might as well put them to good use.

Where are you going?

To cut down The Wizard.

His soldiers will kill you.

They can't!

I'm already dead.

Jack! Wait!

Positions!

Aim.

No!

[whimpering] Please.

[heavy thudding]

[ominous music] ♪ ♪

[thudding continues]

[people screaming]

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[glass shattering]

[screaming]

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