Once Upon a Time s04e03 Episode Script

Rocky Road

Previously on Once Upon A Time - Who are you? - My name is Elsa.
I'm looking for my sister.
Through Belle, there's love in my life again.
I've started it with a lie.
She thinks she has the real dagger.
Regina, I want you to meet Marian.
Are you two together? Power's out.
So whatcha gonna do about it? - Me? - You are the mayor now.
I am? It should be melting away.
I'm the only one with this power.
I should be able to undo it.
I know this town might seem strange at first, but you do get used to it.
And Roland loves it here.
He loves watching the boats at the harbor.
Eating at Granny's.
- And ice cream.
- Yes.
How could we forget about ice cream? Can we get some now, please? Well, I think your mother's seen enough strange things for one day.
We should get back to the camp.
Please, Mom.
Regina let me.
Sure.
Rocky Road for the little man.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
And his dashing father.
And I don't believe that I've met the beautiful mother.
Oh, this is Marian.
It is lovely to finally meet you, Marian.
Well, since you've been through such an ordeal, the least I can do is get you something, on the house.
What flavor would you like? I don't know.
In our world, the flavor choices of ice were dirt and mud.
In this world, we've made some improvements.
Trust me, there is no problem that can't be solved with a bit of ice cream.
Thank you.
That's very kind.
No, thank you.
Seeing a happy family like yours in here really warms my heart.
Mmm.
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I've never seen her before in my life.
So how'd she end up inside your urn? Inside your secret vault of terror? Look, if you really wanna know how she wound up there, she's standing right beside you, Miss Swan.
Why don't you simply ask her? She did.
But I can't remember.
Something happened to my memories.
Well, an all-too-common affliction around these parts.
Pity.
But as you can see, many objects fall into my possession.
Urns, necklaces, all manner of things.
I can't know the history behind all of them.
Only if there's something in it for you.
Right, mate? Yeah, well, that may have been true once.
But recently my life has been turned upside down.
I've lost a son.
I've gained a wife.
So you might say I've decided to turn over a new leaf.
Don't forget about my superpower.
I'll be able to tell if you're lying.
How about I do you one better? Let's simply have Belle use the dagger on me.
No.
No, Rumple, you don't have to do that.
No, no, no, Miss Swan wants proof.
And I'm happy to cooperate.
Fine.
I command you, Dark One, to tell them the truth.
The truth is just as I said.
I had no idea there was someone inside there.
I know nothing about Elsa.
Or her sister.
But I wish you the best of luck finding her.
So no one has heard from Anna? There's been no sightings from any of the scouts? Since you asked me 10 seconds ago? Nope.
She's gonna be fine.
I've seen Anna fight wolves and snow monsters, and that idiot from the Southern Isles? - Hans.
- Whatever his name is.
Look, the point is she can take care of herself.
So stop worrying.
Well, I can't just sit here.
I'm going after her.
She told me you'd try that and she told me to stop you.
Well, you can't.
I'm the Queen.
Which is exactly why you need to stay in Arendelle.
As you told her.
Yep, Anna was right, logic and reason do work on you.
Right now your kingdom needs you more than Anna.
She knows me too well.
It's not hard to see.
You're a softie, beneath that "Obey me, I'm the Queen" thing.
Why is it your compliments are so aggravating? Well, I start out that way.
But you'll warm up to me.
Your Majesty.
I apologize for barging in like this, but we have news from one of our scouts.
Have you found Anna? No, but they discovered something else in their search.
What does it say? There's an army massing in the southern mountains, heading for Arendelle.
Led by Prince Hans.
Well, I know every inch of those mountains.
Let me sneak up there and see what he's up to.
I didn't realize the official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer got a say in matters.
He doesn't.
You're not going anywhere.
It's too dangerous.
Ah, there you go, warming up to me.
You do care.
My sister wants a wedding.
It's probably best the groom is alive.
So I'll be real careful.
You're staying right here.
As you said, I am the Queen of Arendelle.
So let me be the Queen and handle it.
Hi.
Come on inside.
Need a hand? Oh, no.
I got it.
You're planning to run your first fireside chat holding a newborn? Yeah, I'm fine.
Mothers are natural multitaskers.
That may be, but you're juggling a lot right now.
Well, that's true.
I have to say, I'm starting to have more and more respect for our court jester every day.
Yeah.
Rupert was special.
But you're sure you can We took back a kingdom, remember? I can handle this.
Hi, everyone.
And welcome to the very first Mayor's fireside chat.
For too long, this office was a place to be feared.
Well, I want every citizen to feel welcome and included here.
So, if you could just refer to the meeting agenda I printed.
- There are - Uh, what's this about an ice wall? Oh, that's item four.
We'll get to that in a minute.
I vote we skip items one, two, and three.
Show of hands! No, that's Fine.
No, I can I can be flexible.
The ice wall is nothing to worry about.
For the time being, it does surround the entire town.
- What? - The entire town? Are you serious? No.
Oh.
Everyone calm down.
The wall isn't hurting anyone.
We've been through all this before.
I ain't worried about the wall.
I'm worried about who made it.
Item five.
Her name is Elsa.
She's a friend.
Is she the one that froze my truck? And made that snow monster that almost killed Marian? I'm fine.
Really.
I've spoken to Elsa and I promise you we will have all of this under control very soon.
And there will be no more danger of any kind.
So, if we could all just circle back around to item one.
- We can all discuss - Marian! Marian! Marian! I didn't know which ones you were reading these days.
These are awesome.
Much better than algebra.
Thanks.
But you didn't have to do this.
Well, I wanted to.
But don't get used to it.
Isn't it funny how these are just ink and paper, but everything in your storybook is real? Makes you wonder who wrote it, doesn't it? - The storybook? - Mmm-hmm.
No one knows.
Oh, come on.
You're such an expert on all this.
You've read it cover to cover.
There's nothing in the book that gives even a clue? What are you up to? These stories about me in the book, I was written as a villain.
And things never work out for the villain.
So I want to find who wrote this book and make them Ask them to write me a happy ending.
Is that crazy? This is the best idea you've ever had.
We have to change the book because it's wrong about you.
We just have to find the clues.
We? You'll help me? It'll be our own secret mission.
Like that Operation Viper you had with Emma.
Cobra.
But yeah.
This one we'll call Operation Mongoose.
Perfect.
Operation Mongoose it is.
Oh, Regina? Can we talk? What are you doing here? It's Marian.
Something's happened to her.
I'm sorry, I didn't know who else to turn to.
I need your help.
How is she? Not good.
She's getting colder.
Regina, thanks for coming.
Don't thank me until I've done something.
Whose idea was that? Oh, I thought I would put my own personal touch on the office.
Well, you've succeeded, hideously.
Is there anything you can do? This is strong magic.
I can't stop it, but maybe I can slow it down.
What happened? Perhaps you should ask your new friend.
After all, it was her monster that attacked Marian.
Well, to be fair, we did provoke the beast.
But this isn't my magic.
Someone else did this.
Oh, and we're supposed to trust you? You can trust me.
If she says it was someone else, it was.
So how do we break the spell? The only way to cure a freezing spell is an act of true love.
True love's kiss.
All right then, there's no time to lose.
What's wrong? Why isn't it working? I've seen this once before.
- When Frederick was turned to gold - Who the hell is Frederick? Long story.
So the cold is acting as a barrier? Is there nothing we can do? Well, every curse is different.
I need more time to study this one.
I'm gonna go find who did this before it happens again.
Well, I hope you're bringing backup.
What the hell's that supposed to mean? Well, between the snow monster and the cave-in Seems like the Savior needs saving these days.
I think you're bitter and you're taking it out on the wrong person.
I'll be fine.
Well, I like that battle plan, so I'm with you, Swan.
No.
Take Elsa to the sheriff's station, keep her out of sight.
Once people get word of this, they're gonna be calling for her head.
I'd rather save yours than hers.
There's someone dangerous out there.
I don't have time to argue with you about this.
Can you for once just do what I say? I am doing what Elsa said.
Well, the spirit of it, anyway.
Fine, okay.
I'm disobeying her.
But she'll be glad, Sven.
You'll see.
She just doesn't know it yet.
Now stay put, buddy.
Wow, he wasn't exaggerating! He really does have 12 brothers.
Hans! More wood on the fire! It's freezing.
I'm busy.
Do it yourself.
Now is that any way to treat your big brother? Maybe I'll throw you on instead.
You would be wise not to insult the future King of Arendelle.
Don't you think it's a little early to be sizing the crown, Hans? Remember what happened the last time Of course I remember! But last time, I didn't have this.
Even if they had enough men to storm the castle, I'd freeze them before they reached the gates.
He's posturing.
Prince Hans has seen what you can do.
And he knows how to defeat her.
Kristoff, shouldn't you be somewhere else? I should be.
I was.
Uh, I mean I went to spy on Hans, okay? You disobeyed me.
Punish me after I tell you what I found.
There's an urn, hidden in a cave in the North Valley.
It has the power to trap people like you.
People like me? With magic.
Hans wants to use it against you and then invade Arendelle.
Your Majesty, if this is truly his plan, let us take the fight to him.
No, I will not risk that many lives.
There has to be a way to avoid war.
I know the valley, the cave.
The shortcut that they don't.
Let me bring a few soldiers and I will destroy the urn.
You can bring one.
Me.
Elsa's the problem.
Today it's Marian, tomorrow she could freeze the whole town.
Much as I like to move the hot cocoa, somebody's gotta stop her.
Wait.
You can’t just condemn her without all the facts.
Look around.
Who else can turn people into popsicles? It's Elsa and we all know it.
So she's gotta be stopped before she hurts someone else.
Did Hans say anything else about the urn? Anything at all? Just that it can trap people like you and it's really, really old.
Do you understand what that means? There must have been others like me.
I always thought I was alone.
You've never been alone.
You have Anna.
And I love her, but we're not the same.
- Yeah.
No, I got that.
- You know what I mean.
We're sisters and I love her, but I have this magic.
You should understand.
I mean, you grew up with rock trolls.
So? So, you're human, and they're, you know, rocks.
They're family.
They just wanted what was best for me.
I guess I never really felt alone.
Wish I could see it like that.
Whoa! Watch out.
Welcome to the North Valley.
The cave is about Not a problem.
Would you prefer a slide or a spiral staircase? Whoa, whoa.
No, no, no, we can't use magic.
Hans might see it and be right on top of us.
Well, what would you suggest? Well, something a bit more rustic.
Wait.
All right.
Coast is clear.
That means go, love.
I'm not coming with you.
There's someone out there with powers like mine.
I need to find out who.
I can't just hide out in some sheriff's station.
Oh.
Well, that works out quite nicely then.
- 'Cause that's not where we're going.
- It's not? With Emma running into danger? Not a chance in hell.
The sheriff's station's that way.
And what's that way? With any luck? Danger.
Robin and Marian's tent's up ahead.
So, what exactly are we looking for? If whoever cursed Marian has the same powers as Elsa, maybe they left a trail.
So we split up and we look for anything cold.
Yeah.
Well, shout if you need help and I'll Okay, yeah, I got it.
Whoever's in there, come out.
Who the hell are you? What are you doing in that tent? Depends who's asking.
The Sheriff's asking.
I never did like sheriffs very much.
But you do seem like the decent sort.
So I'm guessing you're not gonna shoot a man in the back.
Hey! Stop! Where were you going? I almost had him.
But I fell.
Don't worry about it.
That's why we have two sheriffs.
Two sheriffs? Bloody hell.
That's not even fair, is it? Who are you? All right.
My name is Will Scarlet.
I used to be a Merry Man until me and Robin Hood had a bit of a falling out.
So what are you doing in his tent? Well, I heard what happened to Marian.
Terrible thing, but I kinda know something that might help.
Well, he's not here right now.
So tell us.
Look.
I'm a thief.
Always been a thief.
Always gonna be a thief.
And when there's a blackout like the other night, do you know what a thief does? - He goes to work.
- Exactly.
So I'm working me way down Main Street when I break into the ice cream parlor and see the strangest thing.
There'd been no electricity for hours.
But still all the ice cream was frozen solid.
Now, how does something like that happen? The curse is working its way towards her heart.
Once it touches, that's it.
Is there nothing you can do? There might be something.
But only if you trust me completely.
I do.
Then I'll send Henry to my vault to get what I need.
Of course.
What are you going to do? Something drastic.
I must apologize, but I'm really rather busy today.
Here I was hoping for a warm hello from the newly reformed Mr.
Gold.
This is still a place of business.
So unless you have something to offer me, I'm afraid I can be of no further help.
Well, as it turns out, I do have something to offer you.
My silence.
See, I know that that dagger you gave Belle was a fake.
- Is that right? - Mmm.
I've hunted you a long time, my old crocodile, and I know you better than most.
And I know that you would never let anyone have power over you.
Not even Belle.
And you expect her to believe you without a shred of proof? Well, I could ask her to summon you with the dagger.
Then when it doesn't work Proof.
That's a very dangerous insinuation.
So we have a deal? I do hope Miss Swan's worth it.
Good news.
He's agreed to help.
This hair is from Marian.
Someone cast a freezing curse on her.
We need to know who it is.
Well, you're in luck.
Magic can change forms but never be destroyed.
We will simply return it to its natural state.
Snowflakes.
Magic similar to yours, dearie.
Though not quite the same.
Much like a snowflake, each person's magic is unique.
Poetic.
How does that help us? Well, magic seeks out like magic.
So if I set this free, it should find its way home.
Back to the person who cast it.
Oh, come on.
- Ah! - Got your hands full.
No, I'm fine.
It's just a little trouble with the stroller.
You know, they make these contraptions so complicated.
Oh! See? Oh.
I can't imagine how complicated things must be, with all your new responsibilities as a mother, and Storybrooke, and this whole ice problem.
That's a lot to take on, even for Snow White.
Oh, I can handle it.
You know, it's I mean, I want to.
They say that they grow up so fast, and I don't wanna miss a second.
Yeah, because you missed it with Emma.
I don't remember scheduling a session.
I'm sorry.
Um I just can't help myself, but, you know, it's really okay.
It's actually healthy to not be joined at the hip.
And I can tell you, if you let it go, even just a little, the baby will be just fine.
And you'll be even better.
I promise.
I don't know.
Looks pretty normal to me.
It was bleedin' cold in there, I'm telling ya.
- Because they sell ice cream.
- During the blackout? Says the guy who's trying to avoid jail.
I may be a thief, but I'm no liar.
And I can bloody well prove it.
Really? You think breaking in again is gonna help your case? Can you just be quiet a second, mate? I'm just trying to do this.
It takes concentration.
A bit tricky.
- It's all about - Yeah, the tumblers.
I got it.
You do? Neal taught me a few things.
Emma, it doesn't look like Wait.
Shh.
Listen.
I don't hear nothing.
Exactly.
No compressor hum means no cooling system.
Smart ass here was telling the truth.
Something's not right here.
Check the back.
You'll see how right I am.
Well, look at that.
Looks like we owe Will an apology.
Son of a He's gone.
He didn't leave empty-handed.
Emma, stop.
He's not the most important thing right now.
- So I just let him go? - And then you'll find him.
Will I? What's going on? Emma, I'm your father.
Talk to me.
It's Regina.
What she said.
She was right.
It's like I can't save a cat from a tree right now.
It's like I'm the Anti-Savior.
You're being a little hard on yourself.
We all have bad days.
Well, I'm having a run of them.
I know.
But you can't lose faith in yourself.
Trust me.
What are you doing? Leaving a trail.
I'm more accustomed to outrunning bad weather than following it.
Snow isn't bad.
And we're following magic.
Tried to outrun that, too, when given the chance.
What's so funny? It's just Emma has magic and you clearly don't want to outrun her.
More like the other way around.
Maybe she feels the same way about pirates as you do about magic.
I've worked to change.
Though in fairness, being a pirate is not necessarily a bad thing.
Particularly a charming one, like meself.
I think your self-appreciation is blinding you to a simple fact.
This isn't about you.
It's about her.
Is that right? A few short days and you know Emma so well? We're a lot alike.
When you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, it can be hard to let people in.
To trust them.
Even when they want what's best for you.
There's the urn.
See, I told you we could beat Hans the old-fashioned way.
Now let's destroy it.
Do you mind if I use my magic now? Or would you prefer to hack away at it with your ice ax? You know, my hacking arm is a little tired.
I think you should do the honors, Your Majesty.
Why, thank you, Ice Master.
Wait.
There's something written here.
I think these are ancient Futhark runes.
I can't read it.
What do you think it says? Uh "Dangerous Urn.
Keep Away!" Just a guess.
Does it matter? Let's destroy it and get out of here.
What if it can tell me if there are others like me? I'm the only one in my family born with magic.
I'd like to know why.
Elsa, I know you want answers.
But right now we can get rid of that urn for your own good, and Arendelle's.
I want to know what it says.
I might not get another chance.
Please, Elsa, you have to trust me.
No! Someone's coming.
Hans and his brothers.
Eh, three of them, anyway.
The urn.
Get it.
Enough, witch.
Unless you want your sister to be left a widow? You know, technically she wouldn't be a widow.
We're not married yet.
So Ow.
Hand it over.
Now.
I'd say we're on the right track.
Yes.
There she is.
- Look.
- Get down.
What is that thing? I don't know.
It's a device for talking.
I don't bloody know.
I press the Emma button and she answers, usually.
Hey, this is Emma.
Leave a message.
Why should I carry around this ridiculous thing if you're never there when I use it? We found the person who froze Marian.
Get to the west edge of the woods right away.
And what the bloody hell are you doing? I'm sorry.
I've never seen someone like me before.
She doesn't look evil.
Yeah, well, looks can be deceiving, love.
So let's just stay out of sight.
I haven't a fondness of icebergs and I'd rather avoid being turned into one.
This is the man she is to marry? In fairness, I never tried to kill her.
I didn't try to kill her.
I left her to die.
Important distinction.
But I'm happy to kill you.
Please! No! Don't hurt him.
Then give me the urn.
Elsa, don't.
It doesn't matter what happens to me, just don't let him have it.
Wait! You can take it.
Just let him go.
- Elsa! - I'm sorry, Kristoff.
I should have listened to you and destroyed it when I had the chance.
Don't you understand? If Hans has the urn and traps you, then Arendelle is doomed.
No, it isn't.
I didn't trust you before, which is why I have to trust you now.
You have to find Anna and save Arendelle.
Huh? Huh, you want to make fun of me now? Showed them.
Now I'll show you.
You don't belong in this world.
You don't belong anywhere.
Which is why I'm gonna put you somewhere where it's like you don't even exist.
The citizens of Arendelle will cheer when I take the kingdom, because they'll finally have a real ruler.
Not a monster like you.
No one thought to check if it was empty? What's going on? Who are you? Hmm, from what I just heard, I think you'd call me a monster.
You You saved me.
I know from experience.
No one should be trapped in that urn.
Especially someone as special as you.
Who is this? It's okay.
He's okay.
His name's Kristoff.
He's my friend.
We've waited long enough.
We have to find Emma.
I'm sorry.
I'm afraid I can't let you leave.
What? Let go of him now.
Not when you and I have so much catching up to do, my sweet Elsa.
Catching up? You know her? I've never seen her before.
You've simply forgotten.
I wouldn't forget someone like you.
Like me.
The magic of the rock trolls.
They pull memories.
They did quite a number on you, I'm afraid.
The rock trolls? Why would they do that to me? For the same reason they did it to your sister, Anna.
Some memories are too painful.
You know Anna? What happened to her? The same thing that happens to every ordinary person.
Eventually, they grow to fear us.
You wonder how you ended up trapped in that urn? It was your sister.
Anna put you there.
- You're lying.
- Am I? Look at the people in this town.
They're ready to burn you at the stake.
Because of what you did.
You hurt one of them.
You mean that woman, Marian? Well, that was an accident.
No, it wasn't.
You wanted them to think it was me, to blame me.
Why? I was trying to teach you a lesson.
Eventually, everyone turns on people like us.
Even friends.
Even family.
They're just waiting for a reason.
What are you doing? Don't bother, I've neutralized your magic.
When your friend is found, you'll look responsible.
Then they'll turn on you and they'll treat you as the monster that they truly see you as.
And you'll know that I'm right.
- No! - Hey! Dairy Queen! Emma? Do we know each other? Of course not.
Your reputation precedes you.
You really think that your magic is a match for mine? There's only one way to find out.
No.
You guys okay? Yeah.
We're fine.
Where is she? She's gone.
Have you ever made a snowman come to life? It's the best.
Have you tried building an ice palace yet? Yes! You have to see it sometime.
Oh.
It's my favorite painting of my parents.
I feel like it gets my mother's smile just right.
I agree.
You knew her? Yes.
She's my sister.
I knew when you told me you were Queen.
I I was waiting for the right moment.
I didn't want to overwhelm you.
Did I? No! I Well, a bit.
Yes.
Mother never told me she had a sister.
I'm sure she was trying to spare you a very painful history.
You see, I was trapped in that urn by people who fear magic, like ours.
But that was a long time ago.
And now, I cannot wait to see my beloved sister again.
Where is she? Lost at sea.
I'm sorry.
My poor darling girl.
You must have felt so lonely when she died.
It was just me and my sister, Anna.
But now she's missing and I fear something's happened to her, too.
We'll find her.
Together.
That's what family is for.
No sign of her.
Not even tracks.
What is it? You okay? Hey, we're gonna find her.
Don't let Regina shake your confidence.
It's not that.
It's this Snow Queen.
It's like she didn't just know Elsa.
She knew me, too.
Well, you are the Sheriff, and the Savior.
And royalty.
I think pretty much everyone in Storybrooke knows who you are.
There's something more.
It's like when she said my name, I don't know, it sounded familiar.
Well, we'll figure it out.
But today, you did good.
You stopped her.
It's a pretty impressive show, Sheriff.
That it was.
Perhaps we should keep searching.
Find the villain's lair, as it were.
So you can almost get yourself killed again? That's exactly why I told you to go to the sheriff's station.
How are you doing? That woman was lying about my sister.
She would never trap me in that urn.
She was lying about the past.
I just wish I knew the truth.
I've learned the past has a way of revealing itself.
Give it time.
We're going to find her, Elsa.
Your sister Anna and this Snow Queen.
My gut tells me that you two were just pawns.
I think this is about something more.
What makes you say that? I brought you to this world, Elsa.
But it was an accident.
The Snow Queen? She was already here.
I'm starting to think maybe it wasn't just some curse that brought her to Storybrooke.
Roland's with Little John now.
I wish I could have told him I did everything I could.
Even true love's kiss can't solve every problem.
But there's a reason that kiss didn't work, and it's not what everyone thinks.
I'm in love with someone else.
You are? Yes.
But I know.
I know you have to go back to her.
She's still your wife.
I'm sorry I dragged you into this.
You really need to clean that vault out.
But I found it.
You're sure you still want me to do this? Yes.
Well, the ice hasn't touched her heart yet.
We can keep her alive.
So then she'll simply stay like this? Alive but frozen? Until we find a cure.
And I will find one.
Swan, don't make a man drink alone.
I'm not in the mood for a drink.
Or a man.
I'm sorry I didn't listen to you today.
I know you feel like you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders, but at some point, even though we're quite different, you've got to trust me.
That's what you think this is about? That I don't trust you? Is that not what it's about? Of course I trust you.
Then why do you keep pulling away from me? Because everyone I've ever been with is dead.
Neal and Graham.
Even Walsh.
I lost everyone.
I can't lose you, too.
Well, love.
You don't have to worry about me.
If there's one thing I'm good at, it's surviving.
Don't worry, dearie, it's only me.
Sorry things didn't work out the way you wanted.
They will.
We shall see.
Uh And did Miss Swan remember you? No.
That's good for you.
Because it could happen.
And you wouldn't want that now, would you? Are you sure you don't want my help? When I'm ready to make a deal, I'll come to you.
A moment I eagerly await.
Now you should find some shelter.
It's getting quite frosty.