Once Upon a Time s04e15 Episode Script

Enter the Dragon

Previously on Once Upon A Time Maleficent's back.
You should be looking for the Author.
He left hidden clues in some of his works.
August might know something about it that we don't.
Too bad he isn't around to ask.
But Pinocchio is.
Everybody wants me to remember.
I just don't.
You rode a motorcycle.
You wore leather and didn't shave! He's not trying hard enough.
We want you to go undercover with them and help us stop their plans.
What exactly did you do to Maleficent? Because of us, Maleficent lost her child.
So the rumors are true.
You are back from the ashes.
What are you doing here, Regina? Making it easier for you.
If you want to try to kill me, I'm right here.
So that's why you think I'm back, to kill you? I trapped you underground for 30 years.
And you're not big on forgiveness.
That's true.
But what you did is nothing in the grand scheme.
There are far worse crimes that must be answered for.
Careful, darling.
She's thick as thieves with those heroes.
Not by choice.
You know how much I wanted my revenge.
But in this town, I had to play nice to survive.
Alone.
Watching them enjoy the happiness I was denied.
If you're planning on destroying some of that happiness, I want in.
You can't expect us to believe that.
Of course she doesn't.
That's why she's here.
She wants us to see she's still one of us.
I am.
Then let's find out.
Are you still a bad girl, Regina? The worst.
Come on.
Well, hurrah for Snow White.
Another trophy for Little Miss Precious.
Ooh! I love a touch of irony.
The day you met Snow White, she nearly died on a horse.
And yet, today, she's the best rider in all the land.
It's her precious horse that's won those medals, not her.
Still, good fortune does tend to fall in her lap, does it not? And you promised to teach me magic so I can end her charmed life.
Well, I am teaching you, dearie.
Though you sound a bit impatient.
Sneaking out here to read What is it? Maleficent's spell book? I found it in my mother's things.
She can turn into A fire-breathing dragon.
Yes, yes, yes.
A bit showy if you ask me.
I'm just tired of watching Snow grow up.
I am tired of her getting everything.
And I I want to finally have my revenge.
You don't even know what revenge looks like, dearie.
You're right.
All I know, what your lessons look like.
And they're taking me nowhere.
Before you start throwing stones, you might want to look in the mirror.
And I'm not speaking metaphorically.
What is this place? It's a Wasteland.
But years ago, it was a lush forest.
Until Maleficent burned it down.
Her dragon flame burned so hot that there's one tree still on fire half a lifetime later.
Do you know how she did it? With a powerful magic that she cultivated with that most precious commodity, time.
If you ignore the gift of time and rush into things, you will never be ready.
Or maybe this is all just excuses and you're just not a skilled enough teacher to show me.
You think she's going to help you? I think I'm tired of waiting.
And that is exactly your problem.
Good luck with Maleficent.
Rumple.
I'm sorry.
Regina's doing what? She's going undercover.
With someone who can turn into a dragon? Are you out of your minds? Why didn't you call me? There wasn't time.
She told us the plan.
That was it.
You should have told me.
Why? You really think you could have stopped her? I could've helped.
I was a bail bondsperson.
Pretending to be someone else was part of my job.
I know that.
But I really think Regina can take care of herself.
I hope you're right.
When is she supposed to check in? Mom, Dad, when is she supposed to check in? About an hour ago.
Now will someone please tell me where the hell we're going? What, and spoil all the fun? You'll find out soon enough.
Fine.
But out of professional curiosity, I have to know, just how did you two resurrect her? First things first.
You see, some of us don't exactly trust you.
What are you doing? Playing my favorite game.
It's called "Don't be a Hero.
" First one that saves us loses.
You've got to be kidding me.
If you don't like it, then just poof us out of here.
Come on, don't look at me like that.
I told you she'd gone soft, Mal.
Pay up.
She's just rusty.
It doesn't mean anything.
What do you think? We playing too rough for you? I think we should get out of here.
And go find some real trouble.
Hey.
So, is that the page that August took out of the story book? Did you find anything? I think this door, somehow, has something to do with the Author.
I just have to figure out where it is.
You Will.
Here.
Come on, August.
What are you trying to tell me? You find anything in there? Well, a burnt table, broken bottles.
And a very irate Granny.
Apparently, Regina and the witches drank the place dry.
I'd say she won them over.
Unless that's exactly what they wanted her to think.
Look, I know you're worried.
But we don't even know what happened yet.
That's what's worrying me.
She's not at home.
She's not in her office.
My parents are gonna check her vault, but Well, you fear the worst.
I can't help but think if the undercover thing worked, if she's got the situation under control, then why the hell isn't she back yet? Maybe this was a bad idea.
If something happened to Regina Well, like you said, she'll be fine.
She can take care of herself.
Look! That's one of my sheriff's cars.
What the hell happened? Maleficent happened.
And that is her idea of a good time.
Regina.
Are you okay? What happened last night? I had to prove myself.
Which meant some drinking, some burning, and lots of destruction.
I'm sorry about the car.
And you really shouldn't be here.
Next time, we have to meet covertly.
Next time? You didn't find out what they're planning? It was one night.
But I did find out they're hiding something.
Something incredibly powerful.
Well, what is it? I don't know.
So the only thing you accomplished was property destruction? I accomplished trust.
Last time I had to come to Maleficent.
This time, she'll come to me.
Hello? Maleficent? I've been studying magic.
Beginner stuff.
But I thought, maybe Perhaps you can teach me? Why don't you show me what you've learned and light that fireplace? Come on.
Come on! That's pathetic.
But it'll do.
Ah, that feels nice.
I haven't had a proper fire in years.
What's that? You won't read about this in any spell book.
A single drop of sleeping curse, mixed with seawater, toadstool.
Takes the edge off.
What's the matter, dear? I'm not everything you expected? What happened to you? A rose.
A Briar Rose.
The one you put under a sleeping curse? Until King Stefan the Square-Jawed undid all my work with true love's kiss.
But you know what? I don't even care anymore.
The Maleficent I read about, she would never just give up.
You need to remember who you really are.
That Maleficent had a foul temper and if you insulted her, she'd turn into a dragon and eat your flesh.
It's a good thing for you I already had breakfast.
Take your dusty book and get out of my castle.
Now where the hell have you been all night? Don't be nasty.
Regina came to find us.
We had some catching up to do.
Regina? What was she after? She was sniffing around for information.
I assume you didn't tell her I'm what you're hiding.
Oh, we were careful, darling.
She doesn't know a thing.
Very interesting plan, bringing us all together.
My plan's just beginning.
But Regina does present an intriguing possibility.
Do you really think she'll help us? Heartbreak turned her into a monster once, and now her heart's been broken anew.
She's lost another love and is in great pain.
As you and I both know, pain always makes you stronger.
Indeed it does.
When war hits Storybrooke, everyone's gonna have to pick a side, including Regina.
And what war is that? Oh, the one we're about to start.
And tonight, we're going to throw the first punch.
Driver, stop! My dear, what are you doing out here in the middle of nowhere? Walking home to Leopold's castle.
Oh.
That's a long walk.
If you like, I can take you as far as the next kingdom.
I'm headed that way for the royal wedding.
What wedding? I assume you've heard of the queen, Briar Rose? Her daughter, Aurora, is to be wed.
Briar Rose's daughter is getting married.
A whole new generation is getting their happy endings while you sit up here and rot! And why in the hell do you care so much? Because If someone as powerful as you can't get their revenge, that means I never will.
So, you've had someone taken from you, too.
Yes.
And the girl who's responsible lives and breathes.
And I still don't have my revenge.
Do you want some advice from me? Give up.
Find another hobby.
No.
Isn't this a reason to get up? To turn back into a dragon? To fight? I can't.
Doesn't this make your blood boil? Did you hear me, stupid girl? I can't! I can't turn into a dragon anymore.
I lost the fire a long time ago.
Then let's get that fire back.
Sorry we couldn't stay to clean.
Oh, that's okay.
You need the beauty sleep more than I do.
It's good to see you again, Regina.
Hope you had fun last night.
Last night, yes.
This morning? No.
Hmm, maybe I can help.
With this world's version of magic.
Don't worry, they're not poison.
They're Aspirin.
They help with the pain.
I know what they are.
It's just, you're not usually nice.
"Nice" has nothing to do with it.
I need you sharp tonight.
For what? More games? No.
No more games.
You want to know why we're in this town? The fact is, we're after the same thing as you.
The Author.
How do you know about the Author? Rumplestiltskin.
He spilled the whole story to Cruella back in New York.
Well, good luck finding him.
I've been looking for months.
But you've been going about it all wrong.
What you need are some new allies, with new leads on this Author.
And these new leads, do they have anything to do with this powerful magic you're hiding? Before I let you in on that secret, I've got a little job for you.
Hey, we're here.
I said we needed to meet covertly.
Now I see you've brought the entire Charming softball team.
And their pirate mascot? We were worried about you.
Well, then, worry quickly.
I can't be seen with all of you.
Regina, listen to me.
This is a bad idea.
This woman, this dragon, she's dangerous.
And you don't know the first thing about going undercover.
I'm a quick study.
And Maleficent already told me why they're here.
Apparently, they're after the Author, too.
I simply want him to change my fate.
What do they want? They want to shift the entire balance so that villains win and heroes lose.
They feel the only way to get their happy ending is to destroy yours.
Do you think they can find the Author? They have a lead we don't.
And tonight, they want me to help them steal it.
Whatever "it" is.
I'm telling you, these things never end well.
I understand your concern.
But I'm in.
Okay, well, then I'm in, too.
What? I'm gonna stick by you.
I'm gonna get your back while you do this.
No, it's too dangerous.
I said I was a part of Operation Mongoose.
I'm a part of it.
You wanted my help? Now, you're gonna get it.
No matter what it means for both of us.
Whatever she has planned tonight, I'll be there.
Ready to take a drive? You want me to get in that? Cruella enchanted it to drive itself.
Or you could take the wheel, if you prefer.
Yes, I very much prefer.
Where are the other two? Don't worry about them.
It's just you and me tonight.
Like old times.
You have to try some of this cake.
It's delicious.
Well, look at which two survivors found a dinghy together.
I do hope I'm not interrupting.
Oh, Killian, this is Will.
Have the two of you met? - That we have, yeah.
- Ah.
Now before you give in to your pugilistic urges, let's take this outside, away from the lady, shall we? And you clearly don't get along.
As much as I'd enjoy bloodying you again, I'm here for Belle.
We need to talk in private.
And no one knows what these three witches want Regina to help them steal? Not for sure.
But they're powerful witches seeking more power.
And who is more powerful than the Dark One? His dagger, it's still in town, isn't it? What, you think they're after it? What better way to find the Author than by getting the Dark One to do it for you? But how? Isn't it useless as long as he's outside of Storybrooke? Unless they found a way to lure him back.
Any one of them could control him.
Or even worse, use the dagger to kill him and become the Dark One herself.
No, we won't let that happen.
I assume you hid the dagger somewhere safe? Yeah, of course.
Then we must move it.
What? They knew him on the outside.
They may have gleaned much about you and where you might hide something.
We have to put it somewhere they would never think to look.
But where? Don't worry about that.
You want to bury treasure where no one can find it? Leave it to a pirate.
We're here.
This can't be right.
This is Marco's house.
The town handyman.
The only magical object you'll find here is duct tape.
I assure you there's something far more valuable.
Actually, someone.
That knotty little piece of pine he calls a son.
The magical object you're after is Pinocchio? He has information about the Author and we intend to make him tell us.
Which would be a good plan if I hadn't tried already.
When August was turned back into a boy, his memory was wiped.
He doesn't remember anything.
Maybe the trouble was you not asking your questions more forcefully.
What's that supposed to mean? I'm beginning to worry Cruella and Ursula were right.
You've spent so much time around heroes, you've forgotten who you really are.
I'd be careful questioning my commitment.
You want to prove to me you're the Evil Queen I remember? Go inside there now and steal that little boy.
So there's a tree I burned that's still on fire.
Who cares? What does it matter? That's your spark.
That's what's going to reignite the dragon inside you.
Now get dressed.
Did it work? I'm not sure.
We're about to find out.
Look.
Hello, Stefan.
Maleficent.
I promise, if you intend to take away Aurora's happiness, you will fail.
Just as you failed with Briar Rose.
You made sure of that, didn't you? Men, seize them! No.
It would appear that you've made a fool of yourself once again, Maleficent.
Wonderful work, Pinocchio.
She is ready, huh? All that is left is to see how she gallops.
How's that, Papa? She is a steed fit for a prince.
Hello, Marco.
Pinocchio.
May I come in? Of course.
Is, uh ls everything all right? Regina.
Emma.
What are you doing here? I've been watching you.
I saw you cast the spell and my gut said something was wrong.
Well, it will be if you don't get out of here.
Not until you tell me what Maleficent has you in here doing.
They're after Pinocchio.
I told you these things never end well.
We'll have to do this quickly.
Let's sneak him out the back and then find a safe place.
One little snafu and you're ready to pack up? What happens when Mal realizes and lets loose her inner dragon? This is a child we're talking about, Regina.
It's too big a risk.
Not if I'm there to keep him safe.
If they try to harm him, I'll stop them and fight my way out.
Three of them, one of you.
I know you think I'm in over my head, but I got this.
You don't know them like I do.
Then enlighten me, because ever since they came to town, my superpower has been going haywire.
Like everyone, including my own parents, is keeping something from me.
Emma, the only ones keeping secrets are Maleficent and her friends.
They've taken a page out of the heroes' playbook.
They're working together.
Which means we have to take a page out of theirs and break some rules.
I'll be right on your tail.
I see anything I don't like and I will come in blazing.
It's good to have you back.
What are you doing? I'm not going out like this.
You're gonna fight? There's too many of them.
Guess we'll have to hope my fireballs have improved.
You can't defeat them.
You're right.
Not without a dragon's help.
Kill her! Retreat! Look who's back.
Come on, what's the holdup? Why aren't you No! No.
Regina, what are you doing? You must be Aurora.
Briar Rose's sweet-smelling bud of a daughter.
Maleficent.
But my father Said he was going to protect you.
He failed.
I was going to kill him, you know? I was going to kill your mother, too.
Until I realized they would suffer far worse if they were alive to see what I'm going to do to you.
My mother defeated you, as shall I.
All it will take is what I have and you never will.
True love? Don't count on it.
I have my own, quite special curse in mind for your Prince Phillip.
No That was inspired.
Well, it never would have happened if it wasn't for you.
You reminded me of who I am.
Thank you.
Thank goodness it's safe.
Do you, uh Do you know where you're going to hide it? The less you know about it, the better.
Take Gold's car.
You won't see me again until it's in a place where no one will ever find it.
Thank you, Killian.
The idea of Rumple returning after everything that happened I don't know what I'd do.
At least you don't have to worry about that now.
What is it, love? ls something wrong? Yeah, I just had the most awful thought.
What if What if Rumple is already here? You mean inside the town lines? Isn't that Impossible, yes.
But I don't know, I just have this terrible feeling.
This is my only protection.
Well, if you're concerned he's here, there's one way to know for sure.
Use the dagger.
Command him to come face you.
If he's here, he has no choice.
Dark One, if you're here, come and face me.
Now.
Well, guess I was wrong.
Here.
Killian, is the Is the dagger safe? Yes.
And now that it's hidden, we have one last piece of business.
We must swear a Pirate's Oath.
We must promise to never talk about what happened today again, to one another or anyone else.
It's the only way to assure the dagger stays safe.
You have my word.
And you have mine.
I'm guessing that's a gift from your admirer, Will.
Yeah.
It was outside when I got here.
If you don't mind, are things serious? What it is, is It's new.
And beyond that, I don't know.
You're so different.
I know, and after Rumple, it's so nice to spend time with someone who's nothing more than who he says he is.
So you're over him, then? Rumplestiltskin? I don't know if I can ever be over him.
But for now, Will makes me smile.
I'm glad to hear that.
Good night, then.
Oh, Killian, uh About Will.
I was wondering, what happened between you two? Let's just say he took something I care for.
Hi.
It's me.
How did you get here so soon? On the back of a dragon.
How else? You mean Maleficent? I was certain she'd lost that power.
It's more like forgotten.
Until I helped her remember who she was.
I thought it was you that was seeking a teacher.
Not the other way around.
I was.
But then I realized I already had a teacher.
One who was doing quite well with me.
Glad to hear it.
I can see you're doing quite well, too.
And why do I get the feeling that that pony's not just taking a nap? Well, of course he is.
For another 100 years or so.
Maleficent helped me see death is too good for Snow White.
I need to take away what she loves.
A lesson I've been trying to teach.
Well, I'm finally ready to learn.
No matter how long it takes, I can do it.
I can get my revenge.
I can get my happiness.
Gold's cabin? What are we doing here? We needed some place out of the way to hang our headdresses and hide our kidnapped puppets, and this little hovel became available to us.
No.
Your dark magic, it's not a spell or an object.
It's That's right, dearie.
It's me.
You didn't really think I'd stay banished for long, now did you? No, I didn't.
I learned quite a bit about myself on my little journey outside Storybrooke.
You were right, Regina.
Sometimes the teacher needs to learn from the student.
And sometimes you need to fall very far to finally see the light.
Well, then you've finally accepted the same truth I have.
You can't get your happy ending without finding the Author.
I suppose that puts us on the same side.
I suppose it does.
And now, with the help of the real boy you've acquired, we can take our first steps.
What are you going to do? Step aside and I'll show you.
Or have you gone soft? Never.
What a relief.
You see, we're not going to ask young Pinocchio here to remember anything.
Because he can't.
No amount of torture will work on him.
But it will succeed on the man he used to be.
Welcome back, August.
Now, shall we begin?