Once Upon a Time Episode Scripts

The Heart of the Truest Believer

Big breath.
Breathe away.
Breathe away.
- Okay, here we go.
- You're doing great.
- Just hang on.
You're doing fine.
- That's it.
Just keep breathing.
- There you go.
Just fine.
- Doing fantastic.
- Just keep breathing.
There you go.
There you go.
That's it.
Breath, breath, breath.
Doing great.
Doing great.
Here you go.
Keep going.
Yeah.
Breathe.
Breathe.
Big breath.
Big breath.
Okay, now big push! Big push.
Push! Push! Push! Push! Great.
Here we go.
That's good.
That's beautiful.
I know.
It's a boy, Emma.
Emma? Oh.
Emma, just so you know, you can change your mind.
No.
I can't be a mother.
Is that it? Aye.
Neverland.
Once Upon a Time 3x01 - The Heart of the Truest Believer - Original air date September 29, 2013 No.
Unh-unh.
Unh-unh.
Unh-unh.
Slow down, pal.
You got nowhere to go.
We made it.
Mission accomplished.
Are you sure about that? 'Cause my mom's coming to get me.
Both of them.
You know, I'm gonna take a look around, kid.
You see any clock towers? You're a long way from Storybrooke.
It doesn't matter.
My family's been to the Enchanted Forest before, and they can get here again.
Well, we're not in the Enchanted Forest.
This is Neverland.
Neverland? You're here to destroy Neverland? It's the mother lode of magic.
Oh, where's the communicator? We need to signal the home office.
Here you go, T.
An office in a jungle? Huh.
Who works there? Who we work for is not your concern, kid.
Just know that they take care of us.
Do they? Can they tell you how to get back home after you destroy magic? We don't ask questions.
We just believe in our cause.
- Greg? - Yeah? I'm not getting a status light on this thing.
Did you check the batteries? What the hell is this? A toy? It's a good thing you guys don't ask any questions.
Let's go.
Walk.
Why are you slowing down? In case you didn't know, my son's life is in danger.
Oh, I know, my hotheaded queen.
My plan is to bring us to the far side of the island, link up with the widest part of the river, then we sail right through and take him by surprise.
The irony.
What irony? 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.
Greg Mendell said something funny to me.
He said I'm a villain, and that villains don't get happy endings.
You believe that? I hope not.
Or we've wasted our lives.
Hey.
What happened to Neal and Henry, it's not your fault.
You can't blame yourself.
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.
And all we have to go on is ours.
So if you would just let us share our wisdom 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 You're right.
Th then you'd be together.
We missed you growing up, Emma, and it haunts us every day.
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.
How can you two be so infuriatingly optimistic? It's who we are.
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 Well, they've sucked! No.
No, we found you.
And lost Henry and Neal and countless other people! Emma, the minute I let go of the belief that things will get better is the minute I know they won't.
We'll find Henry.
No, you won't.
Oh, that's a great use of our time a wardrobe change.
I'm gonna get Henry.
We agreed to do this together.
Actually, we made no such agreement.
Why are you doing this? Because I wanna succeed.
What makes you think I'm gonna fail? Well, how could you not? You don't believe in your parents or in magic or even yourself.
I slayed a dragon.
I think I believe.
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 known you some time, Ms.
Swan.
And sadly, despite everything you've been through, you're still just that bail bondsperson, looking for evidence.
Well, dearie, that's not gonna work in Neverland.
I'll do whatever it takes.
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.
We making s'mores? No.
Building a signal.
Help me gather some dry leaves.
We need to let the home office know that we're here.
And what if that's not enough? What if the empty communicator wasn't an accident? Don't let the kid get in your head.
Who are you? We're the home office.
Welcome to Neverland.
The "home office" is a bunch of teenagers? They're not teenagers.
They're the lost boys.
Look at that.
Why do the lost boys want to destroy magic? Who said we wanna destroy magic? That was our mission.
So you were told.
Yes.
Now the boy.
Hand him over.
Not until you tell us the plan for magic, for getting home.
You're not getting home.
Then you're not getting the boy.
Of course we are.
Aah! Run! Get the boy.
Come on.
Where'd he go?! This way! Thanks.
Pan and his forces are in tune with every grain of sand on the island.
We must be careful.
Are are you a lost boy? I was.
But I escaped.
And now they're after me, too.
- How? What happened? - No time for questions.
We must keep moving.
Come on.
Oh.
Don't stop on my account.
Wouldn't think of it.
What are you doing? Getting ready for a fight.
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.
- What do you want? - To give you something.
You know, Baelfire and I once spent a lot of time together.
He was always "Neal" to me.
Yeah.
Right.
This was his.
I didn't realize you were sentimental.
I'm not.
I just thought you could use it where we're going.
You know To fight.
Thanks.
To Neal.
To Neal.
Who are you? Neal.
Is he well? Well enough to be questioned.
Here.
Drink.
Drink.
You must be thirsty.
Where am I? You're in our kingdom.
- Where's your where's your kingdom? - The Enchanted Forest.
I'm back.
Back? You mean you're from here? He's lying.
Look at his clothes.
- He's from the same world Emma and Snow are from.
- Emma? Emma swan? You know her? How do you know her? She's 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! - You need to rest.
You were gravely injured when we found you.
Were you hit by some kind of arrow? .
45 caliber arrow.
Look, I I need your help.
I need to know that Emma and Henry are all right.
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? Tell Emma I'm alive, and I love her.
How long was he with you? Long enough for me to know that I miss him, too.
What was that? What the hell are you two doing?! Trying to keep it steady! Hold on! Prepare for attack! Be more specific.
If you've got a weapon, then grab it! What's out there? A shark?! A whale?! A kraken? Worse.
Mermaids.
Mermaids?! Yes, and they're quite unpleasant.
You think? I'll try and outrun them.
How many of them are there?! I will not be capsized by fish! Emma! What are you doing?! Fishing.
Aah! We caught one! One? There are dozens of them.
Enough of this.
There.
They're gone.
Not all of them! What about that one?! Aah! Where'd he go? I think we lost them.
Okay.
Can we rest for a minute? You're new.
Did the shadow take you, too? No.
I was kidnapped by some people who work for Pan.
I'm sorry.
If he sent for you, he wants you.
And if Pan wants you, he will get you.
Why does Pan want you? 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.
- Don't worry.
My family's coming to rescue me, and you could come with us.
You really think you're the first boy to believe that his family's actually coming for them? My family's different.
We always find each other.
You better hope they don't, or else Pan will rip their shadows into oblivion.
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? There's a place they can't track us.
The echo caves.
But it's far.
Then what are we waiting for? Lead the way.
Feeling better? Yeah.
How did you get here? 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.
Well, what's it like, the other world? 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.
I'm in a story? Yeah.
They made a movie about you.
It's actually pretty good.
What's a movie? Uh It's worse than I feared.
I couldn't make contact.
I wish I could be more help.
I I fear no one can.
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.
Who's your father? Rumplestiltskin.
So where is he? Henry.
Now, now.
I can help you speak.
Thank you.
Where's Henry? They killed him? I don't think so.
I told him to run, and he did.
Where? 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.
I know.
You were merely a pawn.
Can Can you forgive me? No.
Get that thing off my ship! No.
Now we have a hostage.
I hate to say it, but I'm with Hook.
Those things just tried to kill us.
And perhaps we should find out why.
How? By torturing her? Well, if need be.
Sure.
What the hell is that? A warning.
Let me go Or die.
Can I ask you a question? Yeah, I don't know how to explain what a movie is.
You say that you're fighting for Emma.
But she never mentioned you when she was here.
Why is that? 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.
But I was afraid she would never forgive me, so I wound up taking the easy way out, which is not trying.
Your belief in love wasn't strong enough to overcome your fear of rejection.
Yeah.
Greatest regret of my life, not one I wish upon anyone.
They're close.
I can see them.
We're almost to the caves.
Come on.
Follow me.
They cut us off.
They know about the caves.
We have to go this way.
What is this? What did you do?! Let me go.
Not until you tell us.
Or we make you tell us.
Threatening her isn't the way to motivate her.
Well, I'm all out of fish food.
Doesn't matter if you get her to talk.
You can't trust her.
Mermaids are liars.
Of course they are.
Maybe they're just scared of Pan.
If we let her go, maybe they'll be on our side.
Or maybe she and her friends will come right back to kill us.
Oh, I don't need my friends to kill you.
You'll kill yourselves.
Now let me go.
- What the hell?! - 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.
Stop the storm.
Then we let you go.
That's more like it, Charming.
Filet the bitch.
No.
We're not barbarians.
What we're going to be is dead.
Hold on! I'm gonna turn her around.
I've outrun many a storm.
Make it stop or die.
We are not killers! Yes, you are.
And you've brought this death upon yourselves.
This is why we should free her! That feel-good nonsense, Snow, might play in the Enchanted Forest, but this this is Neverland.
Keep your grip, pirate! It wasn't me, mate! It was the ship! We're taking on water! Now may I resume killing her?! No! You kill her, and her kind have a personal vendetta against us.
Look, the queen is right.
- They've already tried killing us.
- Stop! That's enough! We need to think this through! I already have.
There.
That should stop the storm.
Regina! What did you do?! No.
What have you done?! It appears abandoned.
No.
Someone's here.
Whoa! The first was a warning, milady.
Chivalry and all that.
Who are you? The name's Robin.
No way.
Robin Hood.
I'd bow but this quiver's rather tight.
Now What are you doing trespassing in my castle? This castle belongs to The Dark One.
It is you who trespasses.
He hasn't been seen since the queen's curse.
If he ever shows up, I'll be happy to vacate.
No, no need.
In fact you can have it.
I just I need to look around for a bit.
And who would you be to grant such title? In this land, I'm known as Baelfire.
I'm his son.
My apologies.
Go ahead.
You don't want to see I.
D.
? Who would claim to be that who wasn't? Yeah.
Good point.
Your father would not stand for imposters.
He had quite a temper.
You knew my father? We crossed paths once, yes.
Most crossings with my father don't end well.
It was touch and go.
He spared my life.
I owe him a debt.
Well, I'm happy to collect.
I'm looking for something he left here.
A magical item.
Well, I'm very sorry to disappoint, but I arrived shortly after the curse.
The place was cleaned out.
Nothing of any value remains.
Well, thieves and looters would only take what they could see.
What's magical of a knotted old cane? It probably belonged to one of the looters.
No, it belonged to him.
See these markings? He was keeping track of me growing.
I've handled that walking stick a dozen times.
It never released a cloaking spell before.
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.
Or in the hands of his only son.
He called it blood magic.
Might not always seem like it, but family was important to dear old dad.
So What's in there? Let's find out.
I thought you said you could outrun a storm! This isn't a storm.
It's bloody damnation! Why would you do this? You're going to blame me? You turned the mermaid into wood! I did something about it, which is more than what you can say! Undo your spell! Bring back the mermaid! And what, you'll win her over with your rainbow kisses and unicorn stickers?! Considering that your plan failed, at least we could try! You're such a naive princess! And you are such a Uhh.
Is that your best? Not even close! I am so tired of you ruining my life! I ruined your life? Hey! Aah! Hey, let the slags go.
I need you at the mast.
Aah! Don't call my wife a slag! Uhh! Stop it! Aah! Ow! Aah! It's not the mermaid.
It's us! Uhh! No.
If you don't stop fighting, we're all gonna die! Don't you see we're causing the storm?! Uhh! Hey! Stop! You need to listen to me! Aah! - Emma! - Emma! Emma! Oh! Uhh! Watch out! They're over here! What do we do? Is there any other way to the echo caves? No.
We're done for.
I'll give em the pixie dust.
Maybe they'll let us live.
You wanna give up? We don't have a choice.
They got us.
This is the end.
No.
It's our way out.
What what are you doing? - Getting a running start.
- For what? Everyone knows pixie dust is for flying.
Don't you remember? The dust doesn't work.
That's because you have to believe.
I definitely do not believe.
That's okay Because I do.
- Emma! - Idiot! Regina, get her up here! 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.
Wait! She'll drown! And so will you! Let me help.
Here, tie him.
He has her! Pull! Aah! I've got it.
Oh! Oh Emma? No.
I told you.
Come out and say hello, dearie.
Hello, Rumplestiltskin.
Pan welcomes you to the island.
He wanted me to tell you he is excited to see you again.
Oh, yeah.
I'm sure he is.
He wanted me to let you know you're welcome in Neverland, for as long as you wish to stay With one caveat.
There's always something with him.
If you're here for the boy Well That makes you Pan's enemy.
Then nothing's changed.
If you go against him, you will not survive.
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.
So is that your answer? That's my answer.
Well, then, I suppose that means I'll see you again, in less friendly circumstances.
Count on it.
One last thing.
There's something he wanted you to have.
Isn't it funny The things we haven't thought about in years still have the ability to make us cry? See you around Dark One.
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? Don't think of a place.
Think of her, of Emma, you feel about her.
No.
It can't be.
What's wrong? Isn't she there? Yes, but that's not Storybrooke.
Emma's in Neverland.
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.
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.
You wanna be friends? After everything that's happened between all of us? I don't want or expect that.
I know there's a lot of history here and a lot of hate.
Actually, I quite fancy you from time to time, when you're not yelling at me.
We don't need to be friends.
What we need to know is the only way to get Henry back is cooperation.
With her? With him? No, Emma, we have to do this the right way.
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.
And what's your skill, "savior"? 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.
See? If you believe, anything is possible.
You couldn't be more right, Henry.
How how'd you know my name? I never told you.
Let's make it a game, a puzzle to solve.
You lied to me.
You are a lost boy.
You work for Pan.
Not exactly.
I am Peter Pan.
But you told Greg and Tamara that magic was bad, that you'd help them destroy it.
Why? Because I needed their help.
And it is so much easier to get people to hate something than to believe.
Why did you bring me here? For quite some time, I've sought something extremely important, something more elusive than the greatest of all mysteries.
What? The heart of the truest believer.
And when you took that pixie dust, Henry, and jumped off that cliff You proved yourself.
You are the lucky owner of that very special heart.
And now? You and it are mine.
Come on, boys! Let's play!