Once Upon a Time Episode Scripts

N/A - The Return

Previously on "Once Upon a Time" The sheriff found a heart in your jewelry box.
The weapon was found in your apartment.
I didn't kill Kathryn.
You think my book is real? I'm a believer, and I want to help others see the light.
But I already believe.
I'm here for Emma.
Help me.
Oh! Kathryn? Hey.
You there? Good.
This is taking too long.
We need to accelerate the plan.
It's almost 9:00.
You all set? You know what to do? Operation Cobra is always ready.
I just You just what? I don't understand what this has to do with getting Emma to believe.
Sometimes other priorities assert themselves.
Can you handle a little improvisation? Yeah.
Can you? We're a go.
Hey, Mr.
Gold.
Good morning, Henry.
What can I do for you? I want to get a gift for Ms.
Blanchard.
Oh, I see.
Since she didn't kill that woman.
Good thinking.
Are these bells? Cool.
See anything you fancy? It should be something special, like You're asking a lot from a bell.
This one's good.
How much? The price on the back.
Oh.
Wow.
May I help you? Yeah.
I'm looking for some maps.
I'm a bit of a collector.
Yes.
Well, there's maps through in the shop.
This is my office.
I thought this was the entrance.
It's not.
The shop's through there.
Emma.
Come on in.
Look who's awake.
Kathryn, hi.
Listen, I don't want to take a lot of your time.
But do you remember what happened? I don't know much.
Um, I was in a car accident, and I remember the airbag going off.
And the next thing I knew, I was in the dark, in some basement.
I didn't see anyone, but there was food and water.
And then I guess I was drugged.
Yeah.
We're still trying to flush that out of your system.
And then I woke up in a field at the edge of town, and I started walking.
That was it.
You saw no one? You didn't hear a voice? Or smell perfume? Cologne? Anything? Nothing.
No.
I'm sorry.
I wish I could help.
Especially since while I was gone, you thought I was dead? Your D.
N.
A.
matched the heart we found.
They're grilling everybody down at the hospital lab to see who doctored the D.
N.
A.
results.
Why would anyone do this? I think someone was trying to frame Mary Margaret.
But why? I mean, who would do something like that? You broke our deal.
I broke one deal in my life, dear, and it certainly wasn't this one.
Kathryn was supposed to die, and Mary Margaret was to get the blame.
Yeah, murder seems so much worse here, though, doesn't it? You can't just turn someone into a snail and then step on them, can you? You didn't say "kill her.
" We agreed that something tragic should happen to her.
Now abduction is tragic.
The intent was perfectly clear.
Oh, let's not talk about intent.
Intent is meaningless.
Intent is everything.
Please.
This is going to raise all kinds of questions about where she was and how the test results were fake.
Oh, yes.
And, um And who put the key in her cell.
It's all going to lead to me, isn't it? You bastard.
This isn't make any sense.
You and I we've been in this, together, from the start.
Oh, have we? You created the curse for me The curse that brought us here and built all this.
Yes, it's about time you said "Thank you".
Why did you do it? Come on.
Come on.
Come.
Hey! Hey! What are you doing in the middle of the road, boy? I'm sorry.
Uh Hey, I know you.
It's fine.
It's fine.
It was the donkey's fault.
You want a chicken or some eggs? It's all right.
No.
I should probably just What's going on? It's nothing.
It was my fault.
I wasn't looking where I was going.
But he says he's fine.
I'm fine, papa.
Really.
Are you sure, Bae? Yes.
I'm fine.
Well, I suppose it won't happen again.
It won't.
No.
No.
What's that? Uh It's nothing.
It's nothing! Da-da-da-da-da.
Don't Bother.
Aah! No, papa.
No.
Please, papa, don't.
No, papa! Papa! I'm sorry.
What are you doing? I was trying to kiss you on your forehead.
It was meant to be sweet.
Well, thank you.
It's It's good to see you.
Kathryn, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry I lied to you.
I'm sorry I cheated on you.
I'm just so sorry for all of this.
David, it's okay.
You know, what we had It wasn't it for you.
Maybe for both of us.
I can't blame you for just being the first one to see it.
You are, uh Kind of amazing.
Yeah, I am.
Now go on.
Get out of here so I can get some rest.
I'm gonna give you that kiss on the forehead now.
Knock yourself out.
Hi! Hey.
How are you? Would you like some? All of these people just to welcome me home? You've got a lot of friends.
Didn't feel like that yesterday.
Here you go.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
How bad was it? Getting caught in his office? Not bad.
I played it off.
What were you looking for? Did you find it? Nope.
But I have a feeling it's gonna find me.
There she is.
Why don't you give her your present? Hey.
I have something for you.
Well, thank you.
"We're so glad you didn't kill Mrs.
nolan.
" It's from the whole class.
And I got you a bell.
Thank you.
Tell everyone I'll be back soon.
Okay.
Henry, we gotta get you home before your mom finds out.
That won't be pretty.
Hey.
Hey.
Henry.
- Leaving already? - Yeah.
Gotta get home and do homework.
She's kinda tired.
I think if you just give it some time.
I just wanted to hey, Henry, why don't you head home with David? Okay.
Sorry.
Okay.
Hard to let him go, isn't it? Your son.
Yeah.
Pretty much the hardest thing.
Speaking of something we weren't talking about, was it you? Was what me? Did you make Kathryn suddenly materialize? 'Cause it sure played that way to me.
Was that the magic you were going to work? Because if you kidnapped that poor innocent woman just to let her go are you proposing I'm working with Regina or against her? I don't know.
Maybe diagonally.
Well, you keep working on that one.
My question's about something else.
What do you know about him? Watch this.
Yeah, it's pretty good.
Goes by "August.
" He's a writer.
Typewriter wrapped in an enigma wrapped in stubble.
Why? He was poking around my shop today.
August Wayne booth clearly a false name.
There's one thing I know about.
It's names.
Writers go by pseudonyms.
What does it matter? You trust him? Yeah.
A lot more than I trust you.
Thank you, Onora.
You can fetch our supper now, dearie.
You killed that man.
Well, you were hurt.
Speaking of which No.
I don't want magic.
It's just a scrape.
This will heal it.
So will this.
As you wish.
You're different now.
You see it, don't you? You hurt people all the time.
I created a truce in the ogres-war, Bae.
I walked into the field of battle, and I made it stop.
I led the children home.
Surely a man who's saved a thousand lives is done.
A man who's saved a thousand lives can be done with it.
You can stop doing things.
Ow! I can't.
I need more power so I can protect you.
I wouldn't need protecting if you didn't have power.
Well, I can't get rid of it.
Have you tried? Tried? If someone kills me with this, then they gain the power.
Now you know that, Bae.
Is that what you want? That's not what I want.
I just think there might be other ways to get rid of the power.
Have you looked for well, you look for other ways, Bae.
But don't get your hopes up.
Papa If I find a way for you to get rid of the power A way that doesn't kill you or hurt me Would you do it? It's not possible.
If it was, would you do it? Don't you miss how it was? Are you really that unhappy, Bae? I can conjure anything you desire.
Name it.
What do you want? I want my father.
All I want is your happiness, Bae.
If you find a way, I'll do it.
Good.
The deal is struck.
Struck.
Hey, Sidney.
Emma, hey.
So things certainly did work out, didn't they, for for your friend? You told me you could help me with Mary Margaret, and I wanted to believe you.
But eventually, there are things that even a blind sheriff Cannot ignore.
Is that a bug? Oh, for God sakes, Sidney, drop it.
You fooled me, you spied on me, and you reported it all back to that sick, crazy woman.
I can't even imagine what she has on you, but it must be something huge.
She's a good mayor.
She tried to get Mary Margaret convicted of a murder that didn't even happen.
You're in a lot of trouble.
There is a D.
N.
A.
trail in a basement of some house out there, and I'm gonna find it, and she's gonna go away.
Maybe.
But I wouldn't bet against her.
She's an amazing woman.
Do you are you in love with her? Fine.
Whatever.
Here's the thing before you know it, I will have that evidence, and you need to think long and hard.
You can either help me and help yourself, or you're gonna go down with her, too.
Hey, why don't you join in, Bae? I have some business nearby that would bore you.
All right.
Let's go.
Baelfire.
Careful, Morraine.
You don't want to be seen with me.
I'm dangerous.
They're just scared of your papa.
But I'm not.
You won't let him hurt me.
I don't think he's so bad anyway.
I saw him on the battlefield, when he stopped the fighting.
It was like a miracle.
Now he's getting worse every day.
But he said he'll change back if I find a way.
I just don't know where to look.
Reul Ghorm.
What? I heard about it when I was in the trenches.
The other soldiers talked about it.
Reul Ghorm is an ancient being that rules the night, the original power.
Bigger than papa or worse than papa? Bigger than anything.
He's coming back.
Good luck to you.
Your friend didn't want to say hello? You frighten them.
What is there to be frightened of, Bae? They'll get over that in time.
You have stains on your boots.
Oh, yes, that.
Uh, we need a new maid.
Gods, no! She heard us talking about the knife.
She was mute.
She couldn't tell anyone.
Even mutes can draw a picture.
what you're doing, and things will work out.
Okay.
Mother superior.
Good afternoon.
Our rent is paid in full.
I'm not here about the rent.
Well, good day to you then.
Tell me that man who just left here Who did he say he was? What did he want? I don't have to tell you that.
And I don't have to not double your rent.
What did he want? Advice and counsel.
He came to town looking for his father after a long separation, and he recently found him.
Ah.
And a happy reunion has already taken place? No.
He hasn't spoken to him yet.
And why not? Mm, it was a difficult parting.
There are many issues to be resolved between them.
I see.
Reul Ghorm? Are you there? If you can help me, please make yourself known to me.
Can you help me? I can help.
How do I know I can trust you? Because there is good magic and dark magic, and I'm on the right side.
You're a fairy.
Mm.
Well You're not untouched by magic, are you, child? There's something dark in your life.
My father.
He is the dark one.
Oh.
I can't make him the man he was before, but I can send him someplace where he won't be able to use his powers.
Not a jail.
I want to be with him, like it used to be.
Not a jail, young one, just a place without magic.
But magic is everywhere.
In this world, yes.
You see, what ails your father is specific to our realm.
His powers do not belong here.
You must go where you can escape this wretched curse.
Go? We have to leave? Yes.
It is the only way.
Can you do it? Can you leave everything here behind for the unknown? If it means I get my father back, then yes.
You're a very good son, Baelfire.
You are the part of him that keeps him human.
That little light inside of him that still glows it's his love for you.
Hold out your hand.
What is it? A magic bean.
The very last one that is known to our kind.
The others got away from us.
Just use it wisely and follow wherever it leads you.
It will save you both.
Mary Margaret.
Please wait.
Look, I'll leave if you want.
I I just think we need to talk.
So talk.
I need to apologize.
Yes, you do.
Keep going.
I didn't believe you.
I didn't stand with you.
You know, I will never forget that moment The moment the world sort of blows you backwards, and the one person you thought would always be there to catch you He isn't there.
Look at what was going on.
It was your jewelry box, your fingerprints, knife in your apartment.
It was a setup.
And a really good one.
I'm human.
I fell for it.
I'm sorry, but We have to move forward.
But we can't.
It's like something in this world doesn't want us together.
Like what? Dark forces? Maybe.
I don't know, but it's like something just keeps pouring poison between us.
And what I don't want is to have all of those good memories Replaced by moments like that when I looked at you and I saw that you didn't believe me.
No.
I know.
I am so sorry.
I know.
I know.
But I love you.
And that Is what makes it all so sad.
Papa.
Papa.
I found it.
I-I found a way for things to be like they were.
I want you to come with me.
I can make things right.
Have you heard of the Reul Ghorm? The blue star.
The blue fairy? Oh, son, please tell me you didn't.
Fairy magic doesn't mix well with what I am.
But you promised.
She can help us, to take us to a place without magic.
A place without magic? Oh.
I'd be powerless.
Weak.
Like everyone else.
It wouldn't matter.
We'd be happy.
We could be happy here.
Father, please.
You're getting worse.
And you promised.
This can work.
It can.
You made a deal with me.
Are you backing out? No.
Mr.
Gold? Are you here for the rent? Why does everyone ask that? Well, because you never mind.
Would Would you like to talk? I don't know.
Well, um If you'd like to get something off your chest, please come in.
A son? Wow.
I-I didn't know you had a son.
How how old is he? Let's start with something easier.
O-okay.
Um, what do you mean to say that you may have found him? Let's just say there's someone acting the way I would expect him to act.
So you so you recognize him.
Maybe.
Or perhaps I'm just seeing what I want to see.
I don't know.
Okay, well, I mean, wouldn't he recognize you? There was conflict.
I'm not sure he's ready for a tear-soaked reunion.
So he sought you out and he's hanging back? Maybe he's watching to see if he's welcome, looking for a sign that all is forgiven.
No.
No.
He's he's not the one that needs to be I think he might still be very angry.
Anger between a parent and a child is the most natural thing in the world.
I think he might be here to try to kill me.
Uh Right.
That's that's not.
I let him go.
I've spent my entire life since trying to fix it, and now he's finally here, and I just don't know what to do.
Be honest.
Just tell him what you told me.
And ask him for forgiveness.
And when you're face-to-face, you'll know what to do.
Honesty's never been the best color on me.
There's no other way.
I know who you are.
And I know what you're looking for.
Well, then I guess all the lying can stop Papa.
Where are we going, boy? What kind of world is this we're going to? What kind of world is without magic? A better one.
My gods, boy! It's like a tornado! We have to go through it! No! No! I don't think I can! We must! It's the only way! No! No! No! No! No! No! It's a trick! It'll tear us apart! It's not! It'll be okay! I promise! Papa! We have to go through! What are you doing?! Papa! It won't stay open long! Let go! I can't! I can't! Papa, please! It's the only way we can be together! No, Bae! I can't! Papa, please! I can't! You coward! You promised! Don't break our deal! I have to! Papa! Bae? Bae! No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No, no.
Bae.
I'm sorry, Bae! I want to come with you! I want to come with you, Bae! I want to come with you! Bae! Bae! Bae! You were right, Bae.
You were always right.
I was a coward, and I never should've let you go.
I know it's little consolation, but I just want you to know that ever since you left, ever since you crossed the barriers of time and space, in every waking moment I've been looking for you.
And now that I've finally found you I know I can't make up for the past, for the lost time.
All I can do is to ask you to do what you've always done that's to be the bigger man And forgive me.
I'm so sorry, son.
I'm so sorry, Bae.
Oh.
Oh, my boy.
My beautiful boy.
Can you truly, truly forgive me? I forgive you, papa.
You were looking for the knife.
I thought that if you still had it, it would mean that you hadn't changed.
Well, let's go and find it and see.
I buried it here shortly after Emma came to town.
Things were changing.
Didn't want to take the chance of Regina finding it.
Of course.
It should be right about here, son.
Here.
Let let Yeah.
I want you to take it.
Destroy it, the way I know you always wanted to.
I found you, and I don't need it anymore.
I chose it once.
Now I choose you.
It's remarkable.
By the power of the darkness, I command thee Dark one.
You're trying to control me.
I command thee, dark one! You're not my son.
You're not Baelfire.
Papa, why would you say that? I'm just trying to use your power to help us.
Enough! It's over, booth, or whoever you are.
My son would never try to use me, and he would know that this knife cannot harness any magic in this world because there is no magic in this world.
That's why he chose this place.
He didn't want me Dabbling.
So why bury a useless knife? Oh, I wouldn't say it was useless.
It still cuts through flesh rather nicely.
It's about time you answering some questions, sunshine.
Why the theatrics? Why didn't you just come to me? I needed you to work for it.
I needed you to want it so bad you would ignore what your eyes were seeing.
Do I even look like him at all? How do you know about this knife? I hear things.
No one here knows about this knife.
No one here remembers.
And yet you do.
You're from there, aren't you? From my world.
The fact that you're asking the question means you know the answer.
Well, now that that's settled How about my other question? Who told you about me and the knife? A little fairy.
Why did you want it? If you know who I am, then you know who I am.
The chances of you surviving this little encounter are pretty slim.
So why take the risk? Because I'll die anyway.
What? I'm sick.
I'm sick, and I need magic.
I was gonna get the savior to believe.
But that woman I don't think I'm gonna make it long enough to see that happen.
She trusts you.
It might be enough.
Try again.
You're gonna let me live? You're going to die either way.
This way, at least I might get something out of it.
Reul Ghorm! Show yourself! How do I follow him? You had the way.
You didn't take it.
And there are no more magic beans.
That's a lie.
We don't do that.
A lie.
You will never make it to that world.
Oh, I'll find a way.
There must be other paths.
A realm-jumper? A time-Turner? No.
A mage? There is no a cruse? No.
Ah! So it is a curse.
Of course you would think of a curse instead of a blessing.
Your magic is limited by its own rotten core, Rumplestiltskin.
Anyway, it can't be done, not without a great price.
I've already paid a great price.
So you'd be willing to sacrifice this world for the next? Because that's how great the price is.
Well, what do you think? Well, then I'll comfort myself knowing that such a curse is beyond your abilities.
Oh, for now, but I've got all the time in the world.
I will do nothing else.
I will love nothing else.
I will find a way.
You took my son, but I will get him back.
I didn't take your son.
You took my son, but I will get him back! You drove him away.
I will find him! I will find him! I will find him.
Congratulations, sheriff swan.
There's about to be a big break in your case.
You just got yourself a confession.
But I want you to listen to the whole explanation so you understand why this happened.
Oh, I'll hang on every word you say.
Sidney, you can come in now.
Tell her what you told me.
It was me.
I confess.
I abducted Kathryn and I held her in the basement of an abandoned summer home by the lake.
I bribed a lab tech to get me the heart from the hospital, and I used that same person to doctor the lab results.
And the other thing.
I borrowed some skeleton keys from Regina and planted the knife in your apartment.
My keys.
Can't help but feel personally violated about that part.
I am supposed to believe you did this for why now? I was gonna find her after the conviction, be a hero, then get the inside track on the biggest story to ever hit this town.
I'd get my job back.
Plus a novel and a movie, and I don't know.
It sounds crazy now.
I don't know about crazy, but false, yes, false as hell.
I have maps to where the house is.
You'll find chains in the basement, lots of fingerprints, I'm sure hers and mine.
But I didn't hurt her.
The man has obviously suffered some kind of mental break.
He clearly hasn't been himself for a while.
Yeah.
It's like his words aren't his at all.
Wow.
You are sold on your own rush to judgment that you can't even see the truth anymore.
A word in the hallway, please.
Well, that's the biggest load of crap I've ever heard.
I'm pretty sure that's not true.
That poor man.
I know you are behind all this.
I understand that you own the game and that you've set the board so that no one else can win, but I am about to start playing an entirely different game.
I don't care about what happens to you.
I don't care about what happens to me.
All I care about is what happens to my kid.
And you are going to leave him alone.
Am I? Unh-unh.
I'm talking.
You're a sociopath, lady.
You tried to take away someone that I love, and now I'm gonna take away someone you love.
I am taking back my son.