Once Upon a Time s04e01 Episode Script

A Tale of Two Sisters

What are you doing? I have to finish this.
My dear, no.
The vessel, it's going down.
We have to abandon ship.
They have to know.
We might not make it home.
But this could.
Are you sure we're doing the right thing? Yes.
Anna and Elsa must know the truth.
It's the only thing that will save them.
Anna, they would be so proud of you.
Of both of us, Elsa.
Now, come on.
I have a surprise for you.
Really? Because surprises tend to be hit-or-miss in this family.
This one you'll like, I promise.
It's for your wedding.
Storybrooke.
Regina Not now, Swan.
I'm sorry.
When I brought Marian back, I didn't know who she was.
I didn't intend to cause you pain.
Well, your intentions really don't matter.
Because once again, I've felt the brunt of heroism.
Always the villain.
Even when I'm not.
What was I supposed to do? Well, you were dumb enough to travel through time, maybe you should have left things well enough alone.
I am not going to apologize for saving someone's life.
She was to die anyway.
What did it matter? What mattered was she was a person.
And whatever she did, she didn't deserve to die.
Well, maybe she did.
Well, you would know, I saved her from you.
The woman who did that? That was the person I was, not the person I am.
I've worked very hard to build a future.
A future that's now gone.
You don't know that.
Well, I know it's complicated enough that his dead wife is back.
Regina, for that I am sorry.
If there's anything I can do to help Swan.
The more you try to help, the worse my life becomes.
Marian.
Please, meet her.
She's not at all what you think.
Regina I want you to meet Marian.
I want us to talk about this.
Wait, were you two Are you two together? Marian, please You and the Evil Queen? Did you let her near my son? Do you know what she's done, the terror that she's inflicted? Is everything okay? Well, no one's been incinerated yet, so that's a good sign.
Regina, are you all right? What? What is wrong with you people? Why are you talking to her? Don't you know who she is? Mom, what's going on? She's a monster.
No, she's Regina No good has ever come of pushing that woman.
Give her space.
Yeah, but it's what she does in that space I'm worried about.
You don't think she'll become evil again? She can't.
She's come too far.
I hope you're right, kid.
Well, that party went south fast.
Easy, Walter, easy.
She needs to be treated gently.
You made me designated driver, I'm gonna drive how I like.
No beer is worth this.
Really? Radio station shuts down after dark now? Sleepy.
You have to tell me.
No, don't tell me.
Um A horse and carriage.
No, a horse couldn't get upstairs.
It's a snow palace, an indoor ice rink, the whole wedding will be on ice.
It's an Attic.
It is, indeed.
So, we're here because? Take a look.
Is that Mother's.
Yes.
You found it.
Go on.
I don't wanna rip it.
Then you'll have to put it on carefully.
You want me to wear it? Of course you want me to wear it, why else would we be here? It's missing something.
There.
Something new.
To go with something borrowed.
It's gorgeous.
I mean, enchanting.
I mean, I love you.
You're very welcome.
Now shall we see it with the dress? Whoop.
It's so beautiful.
And soft.
You know I'm going to spill something on it.
Maybe only clear beverages at the wedding.
So, about the wedding, tell me I don't have to walk down the aisle with Sven? He's not the best man, but he is invited.
And now is where you tell me you're joking.
He's going to be properly attired.
For a reindeer.
I'm sure he will be.
I'm actually a little bit more concerned with the groom.
Elsa, he knows what to wear.
It's not like he grew up in a barn.
Fine, yes, he lived in one for a while, but he grew up with trolls.
Wait until you see him, he even cut his hair.
He's going to look wonderful.
That would be a most welcome surprise.
Elsa, what's wrong? What is that? A diary? Mother's.
What's in there? Our parents, their death.
It's all my fault.
Elsa.
Elsa.
Hey.
It's okay.
You can do this.
My boy.
Remember when you were small? There was a night, during the Ogres War, there was terrible noise, the horses' hooves thundering down the dusty path.
You crawled into my bed and I can still hear your little voice, "Papa, "I'm afraid.
" And, I guess by instinct, I just said, "Don't you worry, son.
Everything's going to be fine.
" And you smiled at me.
You know, that was the happiest moment in my life.
Because, for the first time ever, I felt like a man.
That I could truly look after you, alone.
Until I discovered this.
And it turned me into a monster.
Obsessed with power, when all I really needed was you.
Your love.
And now, through Belle, there's love in my life again.
But once more, I've started it with a lie.
She thinks she has the real dagger.
I only lied to her in order to avenge your death.
And now that I've done so, I really need the strength to give it back.
Be that man I should be.
The man you died for.
And I pledge, Baelfire, I will be that man.
Your heroism has shown me the way.
I promise, I'll spend my life repaying you for that.
Hello, Regina.
Robin? Can I have a moment? I want to talk.
I'm sorry.
Why are you sorry? Everything Marian said was true, I am a monster.
The woman I know is the furthest thing from a monster.
Well, maybe you don't know me as well as you think.
I know you better.
Because you're like me.
I was once, long ago, quite different.
But I changed.
And I left my past in the past, where it belongs.
As you have.
So what went on between us Was real.
Yes.
My feelings for you were Are real.
But Marian is my wife.
I loved her, and I made a vow, until death do us part.
And it did.
And then it didn't.
But my vow remains.
So you made your choice.
I may be a thief, but I have a code and I have to live by that code, otherwise what kind of life am I living? I hope you can look into your heart and understand.
What are you doing here? I need my mirror.
For what, my Queen? There's someone standing in the way of my happiness.
I need your help getting rid of them.
There, right around the bend.
I, uh I found it on a morning hike.
It must've come over in the last curse.
No one's claimed it, so I thought there'd be no harm if we borrowed it for our honeymoon.
You know, I wonder who this belonged to.
Come on, take a look around, it is spectacular.
You can see the ocean from nearly every room.
If we're gonna do this, we're gonna do it properly.
You haven't even seen the best part yet.
Come on.
Is everything okay? Yeah.
It's just, whoever this place belonged to has interesting taste.
Come on.
So, what do you think? Well, I think we've been married almost a full day, and I don't believe we've had our first dance.
Care to dance, Mrs.
Gold? I would love to.
I don't know, maybe we should have gone with "Baelfire.
" She hasn't answered any of your calls? Uh, sorry, kid, looks like Regina does not want to be disturbed.
But, that doesn't mean that she's doing anything Evil? I know.
I just Let me try calling her.
Maybe, you know, it's you she doesn't want to hear from.
You might have a point, kid.
I hope, for his sake, she doesn't give in to what she sometimes gives in to.
He seems to be handling it well.
I mean, between losing and regaining his memory, seeing both of his moms with new men.
Uh, speaking of that.
He doesn't know about you and Hook? There is no me and Hook.
Okay, well, I don't know what there is, but I certainly can't talk to Henry if I don't know what I'm talking about.
Swan.
Speaking of.
The mausoleum's all clear.
Regina's not hiding there.
Thanks.
Swan, are you avoiding me? Can you give us a minute? I'm not avoiding you, I'm just Dealing with stuff.
We have a crisis right now.
There is always a crisis.
Perhaps you should consider living your life during them, otherwise, you might miss it.
We're under attack.
We're under attack.
Hey, Leroy, what is it? We were just driving home when some thing blasted me with magic.
The whole van's iced over.
We woke up in a meat locker.
Who's got that kind of magic? Maybe the person that made that? Elsa.
Elsa.
Please.
I want to be alone.
You have a sister, you're never gonna be alone.
Other than when I'm not around.
But, even then, I'll be there in spirit.
But that doesn't matter because I'm here now.
And you're not alone.
And you know what I mean? And it's a nice thing.
What was in the diary? You can tell me anything.
Turns out our parents didn't go off on some diplomatic mission like everyone thought.
That was just a cover.
For what? Read it.
"I wish I didn't have to hide the truth from our children, "but the truth would be too painful.
"What we've seen from Elsa is terrifying.
"And it has to be stopped.
" They were scared of me.
That's why they left.
Because they thought I was a monster.
No, no.
I won't believe it.
I refuse to believe it.
- It's all right there.
- Is it? Because it doesn't say where they were going, or what they were doing.
It could be a misunderstanding.
Anna, because of me, they left.
Because of me, they can't walk you down the aisle tomorrow.
I'm so sorry.
You don't have to be.
It's not your fault.
You're not a monster.
I don't think so, this whole kingdom doesn't think so.
And for sure our parents didn't think so.
And I will prove it.
This diary is only part of the story.
How do you know that? Because Instinct? Okay.
Right.
That's not enough.
But there are more answers out there about what happened to them.
I know it.
And I know who can help us find them.
Who? My future in-laws.
Well, that's a new one.
We shouldn't be here.
Oh, they're practically family.
I meant, you need to be planning your wedding.
It's tomorrow, if there's still planning to do, I've horribly miscalculated.
You need rest, it's a special day.
You should enjoy it.
I can't if my sister is upset.
Grand Pabbie? I know you're here.
Why aren't you showing yourself? Grand Pabbie? Oh, it's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding.
And when have we ever been traditional? What's wrong? Something happen? You have second thoughts? He won't smell like that forever.
No, no, this isn't about Kristoff.
It's about our parents.
What were they really doing on that voyage? I'm sorry.
I don't know.
Thank you.
Come on, let's go.
Wait.
I may not know what they were doing, but I know where they were going.
Days before their journey, your parents stopped by to say they were not going to the Northern Isles, and they had a few questions about a land called Misthaven.
What did they want there? They never said.
They, like many of us, had their secrets.
Now, I need my beauty sleep.
We have an answer.
No, we have more questions.
We have one answer and more questions, that's a start.
We have to go to Misthaven.
No, I can’t just leave.
I'm still Queen.
I can't abandon the kingdom.
You're just making excuses.
Have you forgotten your last dalliance, Hans? He and his 12 angry brothers are out there waiting to pounce at the first moment of weakness.
Okay, good excuses, but still.
Let me go alone.
Give me two weeks, Misthaven is a short journey.
Two weeks and I'll be right back.
That's just what Mother and Father said.
We don't wanna pick a fight.
Swan.
I just wanna see what it wants.
Go away.
Evil snowman.
Run.
I think the noise is scaring it.
It's headed for the forest.
Her name is Marian.
Thanks to Emma, she's back.
And recapturing that happy ending this book gave her.
The book gave that to her? It's powerful, it's more than just a book.
What happens inside it appears immutable.
But I'm stronger.
We're going to change things.
How? She needs to be removed.
Ah.
That's where I come into this.
Your murderous arm.
I knew there was a reason that you kept me in that prison for all those years.
Waiting till I could be of service.
I knew you hadn't forgot about me.
Right.
How do you want me to kill her? I don't want you to do anything of the sort.
If she shows up dead, how long do you think it would take before someone figured out I put you up to it? This requires a more elegant touch.
I have to undo Emma's mistake.
I have to go back in time before Emma arrived.
And kill Marian before she can be saved.
What I don't get is my purpose in all this.
Well, as Queen, I sentenced many to death.
Captured many prisoners.
You don't remember this Marian.
Well, she's awfully vanilla, can you blame me? I need you to show me the exact moment I captured her.
So I know when to travel back to.
But how am I supposed to do that? In this world, I'm no longer the mirror with Now you are.
No.
No.
Relax, it's just temporary.
Now help me.
Yes, Your Majesty.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, show me who I want to kill most of all.
Your Majesty, no.
Where is Snow White? She thinks silence is bravery.
Not stupidity.
She dies tomorrow.
Hurry her along, the stench of peasant is overwhelming.
I feel sorry for you.
Do you? If you had a family of your own, if you had love, you'd know you shouldn't do this.
You wouldn't have to be so cruel.
Don't you tell me what I do or don't understand.
I know who I am.
And what I want.
And right now, it's your head on a spike.
You're a monster.
You're a monster.
Was that what you were looking for? Exactly.
There's a monster on the loose.
A monster.
- Kristoff? Where is Anna? Don't be coy, answer me.
Easy, Sven, she can't help being bossy.
I'm not bossy, I'm the Queen.
Isn't that the Queen's job? Bossing people around? Don't change the subject, Kristoff.
Where is Anna? Isn't she in the palace? If she were, would I be here? Uh She had some errands to run.
Um, we need more frosting.
For the cake.
Yeah, she was concerned we weren't gonna have enough, I tried to tell her it'd be fine, but what could I do? Brides.
Perfectionists.
Frosting, there is no frosting.
Exactly.
She's taking care of that.
No, I mean, that's a lie.
Talk, Reindeer Man.
What is going on here? Wedding details.
I'm just making sure That she wasn't followed.
You're trying to delay me.
Do you wanna see the floral arrangements? Where did she go, Kristoff? Misthaven? Okay.
Yes.
But she's doing it for you.
When? She booked passage on a ship that's set to leave, well, any moment now.
Look, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to lie, I was just trying to help.
Sven, I'm trying to apologize here, okay? All right, all right, Sven, I'm going.
Elsa, wait.
What is it? Some kind of snow monster.
No monster shall cross our path.
We'll give you our assistance It's getting closer.
It's coming from the north.
There.
No, no, no, don't shoot.
It only attacks when it feels threatened.
Pistol, sword, hook, my cutting wit.
I don't think we have what it takes.
Emma does.
What? Your magic, love.
Right.
You can do this.
Take that, Frosty.
Really? Please.
Help me, please.
No.
You saved me.
Marian.
Regina? Are you all right? Yes.
Maybe you're not a monster.
Maybe I'm not.
Welcome to Storybrooke, Marian.
Regina.
We've been trying to find you.
We need to talk about So, crisis averted.
Now you wanna go home and see what's on Netflix? I don't know what that is, but sure.
Killian, someone created that snowman.
This isn't over.
It never is.
All the more reason to enjoy the quiet moments.
And right now, we have a quiet moment.
I know.
I just gotta do something.
Right.
Of course.
Go ahead, but don't tell me you're not avoiding me anymore, because I'm actually quite perceptive.
And this? This is avoiding me.
No, I know.
I am.
I just feel Right now, I just feel too guilty.
Over Regina? She lost someone she really cares for, because of me.
No, there's more to this than just Regina, isn't there? Be patient.
I've all the time in the world.
Unless another monster appears and kills me.
Regina.
I know you're in there, I can see the lights on.
I know this is all complicated, but you can have happiness.
I know it doesn't seem like it, but you just have to fight.
Okay, if you won't, I will.
Henry brought me to Storybrooke to bring back the happy endings.
My job's not done until I do that for everyone.
Including you.
Mirror.
Mirror? Sidney.
Yes, Your Majesty.
What can I do for you? You can help me change fate.
I can probably tell you if you're wearing too much eye makeup, but change fate? That is beyond my powers of reflection.
Your powers and mine together shall do it.
This book is why I'm suffering, not Marian.
Every story in it has one thing in common, the villains never get the happy ending.
And it's always been right.
I thought not being the villain would change things, but this book, these stories, only see me one way.
So what's your plan? Find the writer.
We must find out who wrote this cursed tome.
And then force them to give me what I deserve.
It's time to change the book.
It's time for villains to get their happy endings.
Elsa, wait.
It's too late.
- I have to go after her.
- No.
Are you really saying "no" to your Queen? I'm saying no to my future sister in-law.
For good reason.
We both love Anna, we both know her.
She will be fine.
She didn't have to do this alone.
Yes, she did.
You told Anna, and you're right.
You're the Queen.
And we all remember well what happened the last time you left.
Why didn't you go with her? She didn't want me to.
She thought I was needed here.
For what? She didn't want you to be alone.
She'll be fine.
I believe in her.
You should, too.
Because she doesn't give up on the people she loves.
And she always succeeds.
She also sometimes acts before she thinks.
This place could be dangerous.
What do we even know about this Misthaven? How have I never heard of it? You might know it better by what the inhabitants call it.
What's that? The enchanted forest.
Don't worry, Anna.
I will find you.