Once Upon a Time s06e08 Episode Script

I'll Be Your Mirror

1 Previously on "Once Upon a Time" A sleeping curse? That's never kept us apart before.
Stay away from my mom.
I am as much your mother as she is.
Now stop slouching.
Posture is self-respect.
I see a noble battle deep inside your soul, Regina.
It is imperative you win What happened? What did she do? When one of you is awake, the other will be asleep.
Hey, Charming.
[Baby Neal coos] Remember when I said I wanted things back to normal? Well, look at us now.
Maybe this is our normal.
This is all my fault.
I can't let them suffer for it.
Regina, where the hell are you going? To stop the queen.
I can hurt her.
I'm the only one who can hurt her.
Anything that happens to me will happen to her.
No.
I am not letting you sacrifice yourself.
Well, I'm not asking for permission.
Did you forget what's about to happen to me? - I have a death sentence.
- But you can fight that future, Emma.
I know you.
You will fight it.
But that doesn't mean I will win, and the only thing that makes that bearable is knowing that Henry will still have you.
I can't be there, so you have to be.
You know I'm right.
We have to find another way to defeat her.
[Paper tears] Okay.
That's enough despair for one day.
I'm going to wake him up.
If you would please give this to him.
Of course.
[Chuckles] [Sighs] Are you okay, love? No.
She's watching us.
["Colours" plays] Yellow is the color of my true love's hair In the morning When we rise In the morning When we rise That's the time That's the time - - I love the best Blue's the color of the sky - In the morning - Ah.
Here we go.
- - Let's see this.
When we rise - In the morning - We love you.
- When we rise - Yeah.
That's the time That's the time I love the best Green's the color of the sparkling corn In the morning When we rise In the morning When we rise That's the time That's the time I love the best [Breathes deeply] [Sighs] How are your parents? Can't stand seeing them like this, so please tell me you have something.
I spent the whole day calling New York trying to track down the Dragon, but no luck.
Well, that's a hell of a long shot.
That's all I got.
He helped August.
He has magic in a World Without Magic.
Maybe he can break my parents' curse.
Of course, it would help if he had, you know, like, a name.
Well, when Snow broke that mirror, it gave me an idea.
Now, we can't hurt the queen, but maybe we can trap her.
In a mirror? In the world behind the mirror.
Anyway, I can enchant it to imprison her.
We have to find her first.
So we dangle out bait.
Something she cares about.
Like what? Like me.
No.
It's too dangerous.
She's not gonna hurt me.
And, anyways, I need a distraction today.
From what? From school? 'Cause school tops this.
The fall formal Grandma's making me go.
She says we need to get back to normal.
That's what you're worried about a school dance? A dance with Violet.
I thought things were going well.
Yeah, they were until she stood me up for John Hughes movie night twice.
We did "Breakfast Club," and I was gonna do "Sixteen Candles" next, show her my fun side, but I don't even know if she likes me anymore.
I don't even know how to act around her.
You act like yourself.
Never compromise who you are.
Got it? Okay.
Now, I'm not always gonna be here for this stuff, so you got to hang on to these gems.
- [Chuckles] - Mom.
Yeah, I know, kid.
I know.
How about we got defeat a queen? Hmm? What do you say? You wanted to see me, Henry? Let me guess.
You're upset about your grandparents.
Of course I'm upset.
Well, someday you'll understand it what it means to make hard choices.
Do you remember when I used to bring you here? We'd feed the sea gulls.
You were always so afraid of them.
And I wondered, "How did I raise such a scared little boy?" Well, guess what.
I'm not scared anymore.
Certainly not of you.
Now, that is a new low using my own son against me.
Henry is not your son.
That's exactly what you used to say to Emma.
You both fought so hard to be Henry's mother, but neither of you got the job done.
This conversation is over, and you're about to go on a very long trip.
Sorry.
But that's not the mirror you enchanted.
This is.
You switched them.
Anything you can dream up, I've already dreamt it.
[Chuckles] Oh, I hope you're proud of your handiwork, because you're going to enjoy it for the rest of your life.
[Gasps] Whoa.
Regina? Oh, God.
Granny.
Granny! Can you hear me? [Breathes deeply] Granny! Regina: Don't bother.
All she sees is a mirror and that tragedy of a dress.
How do I get through to her? You don't.
This is a world of one-way mirrors, Emma.
All you're doing is giving me a headache.
Oh, stop being so melodramatic.
We're gonna find a way out.
There is no way out.
We don't have magic here.
We have no way to communicate with home.
Oh! This was the perfect prison for her.
[Sighs] Which means it's the perfect prison for us.
No.
No.
It's different for us, for for you.
You have something she doesn't.
And what's that? People who care about you.
We might not be able to break out, but maybe they can break in.
Henry.
That's it.
He's the way out.
Mom.
Did it work? It worked.
Henry, it worked.
And I cannot tell you how good it feels.
It's like I'm finally free.
I knew you could do it.
And Emma is she all right? Oh, yeah, she's fine.
She's driving to New York to look for the Dragon.
By herself? Why? She left you a voicemail.
- [Cellphone beeps] - Emma: Hey.
It's me.
The queen's gone, so I'm going to New York to find the Dragon.
I might be away a few days.
Please help my dad and fill in as sheriff, okay? Keep everybody safe.
See you soon.
So, you really did it? You got rid of that monster? Oh, well, I'm not sure she was a monster.
Oh, yes, she was, Regina.
I know she was once a part of you, but she was the worst part, and I am so happy that you ripped her out and threw her away.
I am so proud of you.
That's so nice to hear.
[Breathes deeply] But we have someone else to worry about.
Henry.
Me? You have to get dressed for a dance.
Okay.
Hmm.
Here.
Can't go wrong with black.
[Chuckles] Now, I know you're nervous about this dance, Henry, but you don't have to be.
I'm going to make sure everything works out for you.
[Doorknob jostles] [Door rattling] Belle: He's closed the shop! I mean, he hasn't left in days.
I know he's up to something in there.
He's the Dark One.
He's always up to something.
Yeah, well, this time, he's after my baby.
You told me about his plan.
You have to get me out of it.
Yeah, I don't quite see the logic in that.
It was just the one favor.
Right.
[Clears throat] I'm not gonna leave until you help.
[Chuckles] Why would I help you? [Sighs] Because as much as it pains me to admit, you and I are somewhat alike.
[Giggles] Why? 'Cause we're both mums? Because we both know what it's like to care about someone who always lets us down your sister Gold.
Right? I will not let my son go through all this, okay? You can get us out of Storybrooke.
I have seen you make portals before.
Even if I said yes, I can't help you without the sorcerer's wand, and your scaly husband has it under lock and key.
Well, then it's a good thing I know just the person to get it from him.
Are you serious? You want us to steal a wand from the Dark One? No.
I want him to steal a wand.
He is supposed to be the best thief in town.
Best thief in any town, just to be clear.
Jasmine: [Scoffs] You can't do this.
You need to help me find Agrabah, our home.
This is a suicide mission which has nothing to do with you.
Actually, it's got everything to do with him.
Sorry.
Who are you? See, those Golden Shear thingies The only reason they're even in Storybrooke is because of your boyfriend.
Uh Actually, we're We're not exactly Yeah, I don't care.
See, when you tried to play hero giving them to Emma, like most acts of idiotic heroism, it failed, and now Rumple's got them.
Okay, I don't like this one.
You really think that this is my fault? I think that you used to be the Savior.
And if there's any part of you that's still a hero, then you are gonna help me escape from this beast.
[Footsteps approaching] Never thought I'd see you in a pantsuit, Your Majesty.
[Laughs] Guess you can't trick the Dark One.
But we can pretend I was Regina if you want to.
Not today.
I have work.
[Clears throat] Fine.
Back to work, then as soon as I get what I need.
And I can assure you, it's not the pillow talk.
The Hammer of Hephaestus.
Heard of it? Well, that's curious.
The hammer's magic is useful to those who have none.
Why would you need it? It's a little gift from a mother to her son.
So the curse wasn't enough? Now you want a family.
I'd be careful with that.
You know villains don't get happy endings.
I'm not looking for an ending.
I'm looking for a beginning.
[Sighs] Gold: All right, then.
To new beginnings.
Now, what do you have to offer me? What I have to offer you is, now we're on the same team.
Aren't we? Just remember your mother's lesson Love is weakness.
Love can be weakness, but it can also be a weapon.
And I'm about to use that weapon on my son.
It's me again.
I'm sorry for leaving so many messages, but from what I recall, phones still function in New York City.
Please use yours and get back to me.
Something doesn't feel right.
[Cellphone beeps] [Cellphone rings] You're pretty clever for a pirate.
What have you done with Emma and Regina? That's an excellent question, but one I'm not going to answer.
- [Whoosh] - Aah! Anything? Uh, no.
Not yet.
- You? - Nothing.
Keep looking.
Even if we find someone, what does it matter if we can't talk to them? It's like you said.
Henry he won't give up.
He will figure this out.
And when they try to break us out, we have to be at the exact right mirror at the exact right time.
[Funky music plays] Oww! Mm! Yeah.
Why isn't anyone useful looking into a mirror right now? Granny's.
Granny's? That's where Henry's taking Violet before the dance.
[Sighs] He looks so grown up.
Oh.
He's terrified.
Okay, what's next? Try anything.
Henry?! Henry?! [Thumping] Henry! Henry, we're right here! [Thumping] Evil Regina: Henry, are you back here? Uh, yeah.
Hey, Mom.
Hey.
I thought you might need to talk.
[Sighs] You've got to be kidding me.
He really thinks that's me.
He has no idea we're even gone.
Tell me what's wrong? It's Violet.
I don't think I'm good enough for Violet.
[Scoffs] Henry.
Violet might be a nice girl, but she's a commoner, and she's lucky to have a prince like you.
I'm not a prince.
I'm just a middle schooler wearing Grandpa's tie.
Now, don't sell yourself short, Henry.
Never do that.
You will always be royalty no matter what world you live in.
And who knows? Someday we might go back to my castle.
And you might be king.
[Chuckles] I kind of think I need to finish high school first.
[Chuckles] Well, of course you do.
But acting royal isn't about castles, Henry.
It's about the way you carry yourself.
It's about a strength of character and conviction.
People notice these things.
Girls notice them.
[Chuckles] Now go out there and act like the prince you are.
[Sighs] Thanks, Mom.
And stop slouching, Henry.
Posture is self-respect.
[Footsteps approaching] Hey, Violet.
This is beautiful.
Thank you.
So, this homecoming dance it's it's like a ball? Yes.
But that doesn't matter anymore.
Don't look away.
There's something much more important happening right now, so whatever I say, just keep your eyes right on me and smile, okay? Okay.
The woman behind me that's not my mom.
That's the queen the evil one.
What happened to your mom? That's what I got to find out, but she's watching us, so you got to come up with a reason for us to leave.
Can you do that? [Clears throat] Do you like this dress? I think it's kind of plain.
Can I show you the one I really wanted? It's right in the dress-shop window.
Come on.
Please? Back in a sec.
You're a natural liar.
Why, thank you.
Let's go find my moms.
[Door opens, closes] She's going after him when he's his most vulnerable.
Regina: You don't think I know how bad this is? I fought the worst parts of myself for years, and I failed.
- Henry doesn't even stand a chance.
- Shh.
I think someone else is here.
There is no one here, okay? It's just you and me.
The Dragon: Well that is not true exactly.
Dragon? How the hell did you get in here? The Evil Queen paid a visit to my shop after you left her for dead.
When I refused to assist her, she banished me here.
Well, I guess that makes us a club.
Back in New York the battle I spoke of deep within your soul was supposed to remain there.
But you let it out.
I didn't take a one-way trip for you to pick me apart, thank you.
Perhaps not.
Everything is about balance the dark and the light.
This is a lesson sometimes learned at great cost.
Yeah.
Well, we're about to lose our son.
I sympathize.
A long time ago, I lost a daughter, and I paid a price for my ignorance.
I'm so sorry.
So you understand.
We have to get back to our son.
Please, please tell us you've found a way out of this prism.
Indeed, I have.
I found what you call a back door.
[Monkey's cymbals clinking] [Clinking stops] Thanks, monkey.
Nice nest.
My house barely has a couch.
Sidney did this.
Your magic mirror.
This must have been his home.
You know, I was looking for you before we got trapped here.
- My parents, they're - I know.
Unfortunately, I cannot help them break that terrible curse.
I'm afraid that it's beyond even my abilities.
- Oh.
- Oh.
But that does not mean I cannot help you.
Now, this Sidney you talked of, uh he was working on a way out.
- Another mirror? - Oh, more than that.
If we can put it back together again A portal out.
I've been trying since I arrived.
A Sisyphean task.
But, together, hopefully it is possible.
Moms? I hope you aren't in there, but I saw something in the mirror at Granny's, and if the Evil Queen's out here, then I'm worried the tables have been turned.
So if you're in there, please say something.
[Footsteps approaching] Evil Queen: It's not like leaving a voicemail, Henry.
Mirrors are much more complicated than that.
You trapped them in there.
Didn't you? [Sighs] I thought I taught you a gentleman never ditches his date.
I didn't ditch Violet.
She's somewhere safe.
Because I knew my "mom" wasn't my mom.
See, that's where you're wrong.
Do you remember the second grade when you were afraid of the monsters under your bed, or the dark or that old creaking oak tree? Who made you face your fears? Who didn't tolerate your crying and toughened you up? What does that have to do with anything? That was me the one with a spine.
Not that weak-tea version.
All I want is for you to be great.
You can be king.
You can have everything you want, but not if you're always hiding behind Emma and my lesser half always dealing with their problems, but never given any real decisions.
Nice try, but you can't Darth Vader me.
I'll never join you.
Oh, Henry.
We watched those movies enough to know that Darth Vader wasn't so black and white.
Now, was he? And I'm not really evil despite the name.
Now, I may not be a hero either.
But I am a leader.
[Heart beating] And leaders do what's necessary.
Enjoying your little puzzle? Oh, don't worry.
Henry is safe with me.
In fact, he is better off.
It's you.
The queen.
Ding.
I may have put his body in the mirror.
But I kept his heart.
Henry? - Mom.
Mom! - It's all right.
It's gonna be okay! We're coming to get you, Henry.
Are you sure about that? Henry: Mom! [Whoosh] [Groans] What's wrong? Did she hurt you? No, don't come any closer.
I'm sorry.
I I don't want to do this.
[Growls] Seriously? [Roars] Kill them.
[Roars] [Shrieks] [Growls] Stop.
Why are you doing this? Because unlike them, Henry, I'm giving you a choice.
You may not have magic but this does, and you can save them with it [Dragon growls] by smashing The Dragon's heart.
But but The Dragon's an innocent.
Darkening my heart It won't make me yours.
But you'll be that much closer to understanding who I am.
[Dragon growling] Your mothers need you, Henry.
But if Regina dies, so do you.
You're connected.
That's how certain I am you'll make the right choice.
[Growls] - [Gasps] - Emma: The mirror.
That was our ticket out of here.
Any ideas? We don't have magic, but The Dragon does.
If we can aim his fire at the mirror Can we blast our way out of here? It's worth a shot.
[Roars] One of us should stay here, just in case.
Right.
In case the other one gets fried.
- I'll go.
- No.
I've got this.
Why do you keep trying to martyr yourself? I'm the one with a death sentence.
Emma, just listen.
[Dragon roars] Emma: Hear it? I'm afraid to raise Henry alone.
What? You've done great.
But every time I see him with Mommie Dearest over there, it's just a reminder of the horrible mother I could have been.
Well, you're not, 'cause I'm here, too.
We always do what's right for Henry, so you're not sacrificing yourself, and neither am I.
So we do this together? Damn right.
Three, two Hey! Over here! Aah! Ooh.
Tick, tock, Henry.
Tick tock.
If you are my mom, please, don't make me do this.
Well, as my own mother proved, sometimes all you need is a little push.
- Henry! - Henry! - Henry! - Henry! Do it, Henry.
- Henry! - Do it now! Do it! Henry! [Roars] - Henry! - Henry! - Emma: Henry! - Help me, Henry! Please! - Henry! - Help us! Please, Henry, help us! [Dragon roars] Henry? You! You made him soft! You stay away from our son.
[Sighs] Hiding behind your moms again, I see.
I'm not hiding.
You may not see it, but I'm strong, because my moms taught me that family makes you stronger than you'll ever be by yourself.
And that's something you'll never have, because you'll always be alone.
I wanted to give you a choice.
But it appears you weren't ready yet.
- [Gasps] - I suggest unless you like the feeling of hook piercing flesh, you shove off, Your Majesty.
I'm your mother, Henry.
And I only want what's best for you.
Ah, the break-in was nothing.
I'm proud of you, Aladdin.
Really? "Hero" looks good on you.
[Chuckles] I don't know about "hero.
" I'm just a guy helping out a friend.
A friend in need.
That's what heroes do help people.
And I haven't been so great at it lately.
I was so focused on saving Agrabah, I nearly stopped you from helping Belle.
So you care about your kingdom.
That's not a crime.
But stealing this definitely was.
[Chuckles] What is this? Ah, just a little something extra I snagged from Gold's shop.
Thought it might help a girl I know.
Well, who's inside? [Gasps] Is it? Is he? Uh, no.
Afraid not.
My old pal has moved on.
- The Genie - Mm.
is gone.
It's okay.
He's free now.
But maybe whoever's inside here maybe they can help us find Agrabah.
Okay.
- Hello, pretty.
- [Clears throat] Can we, uh can we hurry a bit? I really want to be safe in the Enchanted Forest before Rumple discovers it's gone.
[Whoosh] Too late.
Rumple! I knew that street rat wasn't digging around my shop for himself.
And I cannot let you take our child away from me.
So now, no matter where you go, I'll find you.
You really are a beast.
Call me what you will, but it comes from love my love for our child and you.
You you call this love? You're scared, Rumple.
I-I almost won today.
And next time, I will run so fast and so far that you will never even set eyes on this child.
Let me remind you, dearie, that Rumplestiltskin takes children, not the other way 'round.
Tell that to your firstborn.
- You do not get to speak.
- [Gagging] [Whimpers] Aah! - Wh What's happening? - Oh! Oh! What That is called a heart attack.
- [Gasps] - [Chuckles] I think he forgot that his little ticker only tocks thanks to me.
See, when I saved your life back in that New York hospital, I didn't do it out of the kindness of my heart.
We had a deal, remember? So whenever you hurt me [Chuckles] you're only hurting yourself.
[Chuckles] There's one more thing Rumplestiltskin's quite good at, and that's finding loopholes.
We are far from done, dearie.
[Sighs] [Sighs] I can't do this anymore.
I miss you.
[Sighs] Hey, there, little man.
Hi.
[Sighs] I miss you, too, Snow.
The lights are bright Henry? I got your message.
I'm sorry we missed the dance.
I'm not.
This is way better.
We had our first date here.
I love it.
You do? Mm-hmm.
So, you're not getting bored with me? You just seemed a little distant lately.
Oh.
I'm I'm sorry.
It's not you.
[Breathes deeply] I'm just having a bit of a hard time adjusting to school.
[Scoffs] School? That's what's going on? Yeah.
[Chuckles] It's like those movies you showed me.
I just feel so out of place.
Like, who am I? Am I a jock or a princess or a nerd? - I - I knew I should have started with "Sixteen Candles.
" You don't need a label.
You're Violet.
You want to dance? 'Cause I saw you in my dreams that night And I knew that you were right So I called you in the morning He's gonna be okay, isn't he? You mean? With or without me, he's gonna be okay.
The queen was wrong about him.
I was so worried about how I was going to raise him, I didn't even notice We already had.
If I see you in my dreams tonight [Door bells jingle] The things we do for our children.
Yes, I heard Henry didn't exactly make his mother proud today.
All children rebel.
That's their job.
And ours is to do what's best for them to make them strong.
Henry will realize that someday.
How far are you willing to go to get this, uh, new beginning of yours? [Chuckles] Oh, you know me.
I'll do anything.
Then perhaps we can both get that, uh, happy ending.
So, we are on the same team.
For now.
You know how teams work, don't you? You need a little give and a little take.
Oh, that sounds like a proposition.
You know, there is one more thing we have to take care of.
Hmm? Zelena.
She's become a bit of a problem.
And you want me to give her a stern talking-to? No.
I want you to kill her.