Once Upon a Time Episode Scripts

N/A - Manhattan

Previously on "Once Upon A Time" I was in an accident.
You're not gonna believe what I saw.
If I own that dagger, I control The Dark One.
- Don't break our deal! - I have to! Papa! Do you remember that favor you owe me, Ms.
Swan? I'm cashing it in.
I need to find my son.
Nonstop service to New York City.
Milah? Milah.
I'm nearly finished.
Oh, you learn quickly.
I have a good teacher.
Mwah.
What is it? What brings you home so early? Milah.
My weaving days are behind us.
I've been called to the front.
The ogres war.
I report for training in the morning.
No.
Rumple, I've heard stories.
The front it's a brutal place.
Oh, Milah, I know, I know.
I I can't say that I I won't be frightened.
But but this is the chance I've been waiting for all my life.
You know, I've lived under the shadow of my father's actions for too long now.
Just because your father was a coward, it doesn't mean you are.
Oh, I know that.
As do you.
But to the world? Fighting in this war finally gives me the chance to prove that to everyone else.
Go.
Be brave.
Fight honorably.
Oh, God, I love you.
I love you, too.
When you return, we can start living the life we've always dreamed of.
Yeah.
- We can have a family.
- A family.
What's wrong? This is the right place? Yes, it is.
Let me guess.
He's not expecting you.
Well, who doesn't love a surprise? Once Upon A Time 2x14 - Manhattan Original air date February 17, 2012 What is it, sweetie? It's Henry.
Emma left town with Gold, and she took him with her.
And you didn't stop them? I didn't know until after they had gone.
I'm sure he's safe.
And as soon as Gold's done, Henry will be back.
But not with me.
Back? From where? Where's Rumplestiltskin gone? I don't know.
Well, if he's left town, then he's powerless.
He can be killed.
The moment either of us leave, we lose our magic and our advantage.
Your memories? None of us were victims of the curse.
It's not about memories.
It's about magic.
Well, I don't need magic.
I'll go after him alone.
Even if you could find him, do you really think you can just walk up to him and stab him in the heart with your sword? Well, I prefer my hook, but I can't find that now.
You're not going anywhere.
I deserve my vengeance.
You're right.
You're right.
You do, and with The Dark One gone, we can search for the one magical item that can actually kill him here his dagger.
No Baelfire.
Yeah, that probably wouldn't fly as an alias.
Your magic globe didn't give you an apartment number? It doesn't work that way.
Do any of these names mean anything to you? Well, names are what I traffic in, but sadly, no.
Here's your boy.
No.
Or it could just be vacant.
You might traffic in names and magic, but I traffic in finding people that don't wanna be found, and those sort of folks don't like to advertise their whereabouts.
U.
P.
S.
package for 407.
Maybe you should've said Fedex.
He's running.
That that favor you owe me this is it.
Get him to talk to me.
I I can't run.
Watch Henry.
I'll be back.
Hey.
No.
Neal? Emma? Neal? I don't understand.
What are you doing here? - What am I doing here? - Yeah.
I'm not answering anything until you tell me the truth.
Are you Gold's son? What are you talking about? Who's Gold? You played me.
You're from there.
You played me.
- And he played me.
You both played me.
- Whoa, okay.
- You and Gold.
- Emma, slow down.
What are you talking about? Who's Gold? Your father.
Rumplestiltskin.
He's here? Why else would I be in New York? You brought him to me?! Why would you do that?! Hey! I am the only one allowed to be angry here! Did you know who I was, where I was from, the whole time? Was this just some sort of sick, twisted plan? - Did did you even care about me at all? - Emma, do not I wanna know! I want the truth, all of it! Fine! We we gotta get off the street.
We can't do it here.
We're out in the open.
I I spent a lifetime running from that man.
I'm not gonna let him catch me.
There's a bar down the street.
We can talk there.
I am not drinking with you.
Whatever you're gonna tell me, tell me now.
No, bar's better.
Don't worry.
You can keep yelling at me when we get there.
Don't worry.
Emma's really good at catching people.
Well, my son's been running away for a long time now.
Now I have a feeling he's equally adept at it.
Well, at least we found him, right? Indeed.
Oh, and, uh, thanks for the hot dog.
I forgot.
You are quite welcome.
- And thank you.
- For what? Well, if it wasn't for you bringing Emma to Storybrooke, none of this would have come to pass.
You are a remarkable young man.
You know I forgave her.
Emma for giving me up.
She thought it was the best for me then.
That's why she did it.
I'm sure your son will get it, too.
Alas, the circumstances surrounding our separation weren't quite so noble.
But you're here now.
And you want him back, right? More than anything.
Then that's all that matters.
Well, what do you wanna know, Emma? You want the truth? Ask away.
Did you know who I was when we met? If I had, I wouldn't have gone near you.
Come on.
"Come on"? Come on, what? I was in hiding.
I came here to get a away from all that crap.
So if you didn't know, then you were just using me.
You just needed someone to take the fall for all the watches that you stole.
I wasn't using you.
When we met, I didn't know.
I found out.
How? When I went to sell the watches I ran into a friend of yours August.
When you see what I have in here, you're gonna listen.
You're gonna believe every word I say.
Yeah, right.
You left me and let me go to prison because Pinocchio told you to? Emma I loved you.
I I was, um, I was tr I was trying to help you.
By letting me go to jail? By getting you home.
Are you telling me that us meeting was a coincidence? Because how the hell did that happen? If it wasn't in your plan or your father's? Think about it.
He wanted you to break the curse.
Us meeting, that could have stopped it.
Maybe it was fate.
You believe in that? You know, there's not a ton about my father that I remember that doesn't suck.
But he used to tell me that there are no coincidences.
Everything that happens happens by design, and there's nothing we can do about it.
Forces greater than us conspire to make it happen.
Fate, destiny, whatever you wanna call it.
The point is maybe we met for a reason.
Maybe something good came from us being together.
No.
Not that I can think of.
I just went to jail.
That's it.
Doesn't matter now.
I'm over it.
And you.
Why do you wear the, uh, key chain I got you? To remind myself never to trust someone again.
Come on.
I made a deal with your father I'd bring you to him.
You made a deal with him? Yeah.
And I'm upholding my end.
No, Emma, you don't have to.
You know that.
I know.
Okay, so this should be really easy for you.
Tell him that you lost me.
Tell him you can't find me.
You do that you'll never have to see me again.
Soldier.
Me? I'm needed at the front.
You guard this crate with your life.
W what's under there? A prisoner who could help us turn the tide against the ogres.
Careful.
It's a tricky beast.
Yes, sir.
Rumplestiltskin.
You're a child.
Please.
I haven't had a sip in days.
How do you know my name? I'm a seer.
I see all.
No, no, no.
That's that's not possible.
You must have overheard someone speak.
Rumplestiltskin, the son of a coward.
Raised by spinsters.
Scared of ending up just like his father.
Did I overhear that? I told you.
I see all, even what has yet to pass.
You mean the future? You can see the future? Indeed I can including yours.
No, no, no.
Uh I won't indulge this dark magic.
Even if what I see concerns your wife? Milah? Why? Has something happened to her? Give me water.
Here.
Slake your thirst, witch, then speak of what you know of my wife.
She's already with child.
I'm to be a father? Your wife will bear you a son, but your actions on the battlefield tomorrow will leave him fatherless.
I'm gonna die? No, no, no.
You you must tell me how I can stop that happening.
You can't.
Then I'm done helping you.
For now.
Someday you'll help me again.
I'll bet Milah isn't even pregnant.
You just said that so I would give you water, and now you're trying to trick me into deserting.
You shall see.
Tomorrow.
When you see the army ride cows into battle, you will know I speak the truth.
Cows? And who's gonna man the catapults? Milk maids? I have had enough with your fiendish lies.
There is no escaping it.
You will have a son, and your actions will leave him fatherless.
Wait.
Gold's son is Henry's father? I know.
I know.
And the millions of questions you have, I have, too.
The problem is, it doesn't matter right now because I don't know what to do.
Please tell me you're not calling to ask me to tell you to keep it from him.
Henry thinks his father is dead.
I told him that for a reason.
I wanna protect him.
No matter what this man did, Henry has a right to know who his father is.
The truth about your parents Emma, you of all people should know how important that is.
I don't want Henry to get hurt.
I just wanna protect him.
Are you sure this is about protecting Henry and not yourself? Why are you so nervous? When I found my mom, I was excited.
Because I have the benefit of a little more life experience.
I know that things don't always happen the way we want them to.
Sure, but in my book, it says that you can see the future.
Why can't you just look and see what's gonna happen? Well, that ability is complicated.
I didn't always have it.
And then when I did well it's maybe not the gift one would expect.
Seeing the inevitable can be a terrible price.
But you wouldn't have to worry about stuff.
You'd just know.
But that's the great trap.
The future is like a puzzle with missing pieces difficult to read.
And never, never what you think.
Hey.
Did you find him? Sorry.
Your son got away.
Who are you? So it is true.
You really don't remember anything.
Are we friends? We spent some time together.
But I'm here because I believe you can help me find something that belongs to Rumplestiltskin.
Wh who? Mr.
Gold.
I, uh, I don't know him.
Not anymore.
But you did.
Shouldn't we be pillaging his shop or ransacking his home? That would be the obvious choice, yes, but Gold wouldn't risk crossing the town line and losing his memory - without entrusting the dagger's location to someone.
- Belle.
My guess is she hid it in one of her beloved books.
Impressive, Regina.
Thank you, mother.
I'll be impressed when I'm holding the dagger in my hand.
No.
It should be here.
Well, it's not, is it? May we go now? Hold on.
What's this? Oh, yes.
Crude.
To the untrained eye, a child's scribbles, but to a pirate it's a map.
Gold may not have hidden the dagger here, but I believe he's left us the next best thing.
Its location.
Can you read it? Well, lucky for you ladies, I'm quite adept at finding buried treasure.
So Rumplestiltskin is Henry's grandfather? Apparently.
But I'm his grandfather.
You can have more than one.
So his step-grandmother is Regina, the Evil Queen.
Actually, his step-great-grandmother.
And she's also his adoptive mother.
It's a good thing we don't have Thanksgiving in our land, 'cause that dinner would suck.
Or maybe this will mellow everyone out.
Gold, wait.
What are you doing? I'm finding my son.
He's gone.
But he lives here.
He'll be back, and I'll be waiting.
Stop.
You can't just break in.
Yeah, well, actually, that's something I'm quite adept at.
- He might not come back.
- Okay.
Finding people is what you do, Ms.
Swan.
I'm simply going to assist you.
There may be information in here who he is, what he does, who he loves.
No, don't do this.
There are things called laws.
I'll be lookout.
No, I You could get arrested.
Then my son will have to testify against me, and we will be reunited.
This way.
Keep it moving this way.
Lucky bastards.
Oh.
I think they'd beg to differ.
They're not dead, but they can't fight, which means they get sent home.
That's the only way outta here alive.
When the ogres rip you limb from limb, pray that they're quick.
Fortune favors us! Fresh supplies have arrived from the Duke.
Today, we will not be marching into battle.
We'll be riding.
Riding? Riding what? What kind of question is that? A horse, of course.
Now grab yourself a cow and get ready.
I'm sorry, sir.
Wh what did you say? A cow.
The saddles we just got in made from the finest leather.
We call 'em "cows.
" Grab yours, so at least the ride into doom will be a soft one on your backside.
Are you all right? Yeah.
Yes.
You you go.
I'll catch up.
Oh, no.
So it's all true.
I'm going to have a son.
And I'm gonna die? Answer me! Ohh! Aah! Aah! Aah! Gold.
Come on, please.
We really shouldn't be here.
I don't think he's listening.
You find something, dearie? Nothing.
Uh, it just looks like a dream catcher.
Yeah, well, if it's nothing, why are you still holding it? You're lying to me.
Just get back to looking, okay? No, no, no.
You saw something.
Tell me.
- You don't know what you're talk - Tell me! - Henry, go wait in the bathroom.
- But I can help Henry, go! There's nothing here.
The guy's a ghost.
What, you think me a fool? - You're holding back.
I wanna know what and why.
- I'm not holding back Did he tell you something? - Gold - Did he tell you something?! Nothing.
He didn't say anything.
But you talked to - Ah! Don't put words in my mouth - Tell me! You tell me, or I'm gonna make you tell me.
You don't have magic here.
Oh, I don't need magic.
You really wanna do this? - Do not push me.
- Don't push me.
We had a deal! A deal! No one no one breaks deals with me! Hey! Leave her alone.
Milah! Milah! Milah.
Milah? Rumple? Wh what's his name? Baelfire.
A strong name! Something he'll need if he's to live with the shame of being your son.
Wh what are you talking about? Rumple, is it true? Is what true? Did you injure yourself so that you wouldn't have to fight? So that you would be sent home? - Who told you that? - Everyone.
Rumors travel quickly from the front.
Rumple, did you do this to yourself? Did you do it to yourself?! Yes! A seer told me I was gonna die in the battle.
You did this because a seer told you to do it? She was right about everything else.
I left the front to be with you you and Baelfire.
You left because you were afraid.
You became what everyone thought you were a coward.
- Stop.
- Just like your father! I am nothing like my father.
He tried to abandon me.
I will never, ever do that to my son.
That's why I did this for him.
All for the boy.
To save him from the same fate I suffered growing up without a father.
You sentence him to a fate much worse growing up as your son.
What? Wh what else could I do? You could have fought, Rumple.
You could have died.
You don't mean that.
You don't mean that.
Ohh.
Oh, it's all right, Bae.
It's all right.
Your papa's here.
And I promise I will never ever leave you.
Bae.
You came back for me.
No.
I came to make sure you didn't hurt her.
I've seen what you do to people who break deals.
Please, Bae, just let me talk.
I have no interest in talking to you.
You can go.
I'm not going anywhere.
Get out of my apartment! - Neal - Emma, I got this.
You two know each other.
You two know each other.
How? - You sent me chasing after him.
- No, no, no.
Stop it! You're lying.
How do you two know each other?! Mom? Wh what's going on? Hey.
Who's this? - My son.
- What? - Is that Baelfire? - I need you to stay in the other room for a little while longer, okay? Come on.
- Wait.
H how old are you? - Don't answer him.
- How old are you, kid?! - 11! Now why is everyone yelling? He's 11? Mom? Is this my son? No.
My dad was a fireman.
He he died.
That's what you t told me.
You said Is this my son? Yes.
Henry.
Henry? Baelfire please.
Please.
All I want is a chance to be heard.
Get out.
Look, you came back to protect Emma, to show that she had lived up to her end of her bargain with me.
- And now she has.
You can go.
- No.
Our deal was for her to get you to talk to me.
If you truly want her deal to be fulfilled you have but one choice.
You have to talk to me.
You got three minutes.
Hey.
N no, I I'm okay.
Yeah.
No, they they said I'm I'm good to go.
But, um, you know, I think I'm gonna stay here for little while.
Why? Well, take a look at this and see.
I give you the location of the dagger.
Well done, Hook.
We'll take it from here.
No.
You promised me! Uhh! The kris dagger's much too powerful to be wasted on you.
So is this what it was all about? Getting Rumple's dagger so you could obtain his dark powers? If we possess the dagger, we control The Dark One.
And when he returns to Storybrooke, we can command him to kill Snow White, Prince Charming, and Emma.
Our enemies will be vanquished, and you will be blameless in the eyes of the only person who matters.
Henry.
So that's him.
Yeah.
Why didn't you tell me? Because I never thought I would see him again.
I never wanted to.
Why not? He was a thief, Henry.
A liar, a bad guy, and he he broke my heart.
I could have taken it, you know.
The truth.
I know.
He was just a part of my life I wanted to forget.
That's why I didn't tell you.
I was thinking of me, not you.
I thought you were different, but you're just like her Regina.
She always lied to me, too.
I'm sorry.
I wanna meet my dad.
Clock's ticking.
I know I've made mistakes.
But you must believe me.
I wanna make up for it.
There's no greater pain than regret.
Try abandonment.
Please.
Let me make it up to you.
How are you gonna do that? I grew up alone.
- I grew up without a father.
You can make up for that? - Yeah.
Yes, I can.
Two minutes.
Come with me to Storybrooke.
There's magic there.
I can turn the clock back.
Make you 14 again.
We can start over.
Are you are you insane? I can't make up for the lost time, but I can take away the memories.
- Bae.
- Take away who I am no, thanks.
One minute.
Bae please.
Give me a chance.
You once loved me.
You were once a good man.
I can be that man again.
I've changed.
Look I came here to this city without magic.
Yeah, yeah, and you're still trying to use it to make up for your mistakes.
Still think that that can make it all better.
It won't.
You can't.
You have no idea what I've lived with.
You're so worried about you.
You know what I've dealt with? Every night for more years than you could know the last thing I see before sleep is the image of you you and me over that pit, your hand wrapped around mine.
And then you open your grip.
And as I fall away, all I can see is your face.
Choosing all this crap over me.
Letting me go Now it's my turn.
Now I'm letting you go.
I'm sorry.
I don't care.
I didn't get closure, so you don't, either.
Gotta go.
Oh, Bae.
No.
Time's up.
I've been expecting you.
Then you know exactly why I came here.
What I foretold during the ogres war has finally come to pass.
Well, in a manner of speaking.
I, uh, hobbled myself on the battlefield, was branded a coward.
My wife ran away and left me.
Then my son was called to the front.
Oh! Then I became The Dark One Then Bae left me.
So, yes, my actions on the battlefield left my son fatherless.
But it would've been nice to know about all that pesky detail.
Knowing would not have made a difference.
You still would have been powerless to escape your fate.
Just like you.
Now you know exactly why I came here.
You want to find your son.
Indeed.
You will find him.
How? And this time, don't leave out a single detail.
It will not be an easy path.
It will take many years and require a curse.
A curse powerful enough to rip everyone from this land.
Yes, yes, there's more.
I know it.
Tell me.
You will not cast the curse.
Someone else will.
And you will not break the curse.
Someone else will.
Tell me! I don't know.
Even my powers have limits.
Ah-ah-ah.
Not good enough, dearie.
If you want to see the path you must take, there is only one way.
Take this burden from me.
Mm gladly.
- He wants to meet you.
- You weren't gonna tell me about him.
No, I wasn't.
Yeah, well, he's my kid, too, so you don't get to make that decision by yourself anymore.
Great.
Go talk to him, then.
But don't break his heart.
Trust me, I'm not gonna do to him what he did to me.
And what you did to me.
Okay.
I get it.
We're all messed up.
What do you say we try to avoid that with him? All right? All right.
So you're my dad.
Yeah.
I'm Henry.
It's nice to meet you, Henry.
Sorry I took so long.
It's okay.
You didn't know.
I can't see anything.
It's too much.
It's nothing but a jumble.
The future is a puzzle with many pieces to be sorted.
In time, you will learn to separate what can be from what will be.
- Uhh! - Aah! This is why you wanted to give me your power to free yourself from this torment.
In time, you will work it all out.
Wait.
As gratitude, I offer you one piece of the puzzle.
You will be reunited with your son, and it will come in a most unexpected way.
How? A boy a young boy will lead you to him.
But beware, Rumplestiltskin, for that boy is more than he appears.
He will lead you to what you seek.
But there will be a price.
The boy will be your undoing.
Then I'll just have to kill him.