Once Upon a Time s06e19 Episode Script

The Black Fairy

1 Previously on "Once Upon A Time" The Black Fairy has Gideon's heart? Regina: And what will it do? Zelena: Destroy my magic.
Maybe postponing the wedding is the best thing, until we know that the Black Fairy can't interrupt.
Tiger Lily said it had been used to banish the Black Fairy once.
If we can find the other half, perhaps we can do it again.
That wand was never the reason I wanted that insipid fairy asleep.
Then what was it? She knows my darkest secret.
Hello, Rumple.
When you join me, we can finally be the family we were always meant to be.
[Labored breathing] [Groaning] Malcolm.
I'm here, Fiona.
I'm here.
[Labored breathing] [Grunting] [Screaming] [Baby crying] Midwife: It's a boy A healthy baby boy.
You're beautiful.
No, you're perfect.
Now, we just need to give him the perfect name.
Who are you? We're fairies, dear.
This is Tiger Lily, your son's fairy godmother.
I've read about fairy godmothers, and they always come alone.
Is there something wrong? Quite the opposite.
A prophecy told us that on this darkest winter's night, a boy would be born with great light magic.
A child known as the Savior.
Well, that smells disgusting.
What is that? A dragon egg that never hatched.
And the dragon breath trapped inside is potent medicine indeed.
And that's how you wake up Blue? With a dead baby dragon? That's dark even for the Dark One.
Do you have a better idea, Miss Swan? That's the problem with Saviors, isn't it? Never quite as helpful as advertised.
[Inhales deeply] Well, I guess neither are you.
[Door bells jingle] [Door bells jingle] Did that make you feel better? No.
Look, this is about defeating your mother, isn't it? Rumple, stop it.
You're letting her get under your skin.
She has Gideon's heart.
I've already lost one son, Belle.
I can't lose another.
And you won't not as long as his mother's drawing breath.
He's so lucky to have you.
But sometimes, I feel that this is our family's fate For parents and children always to be torn apart.
[Door bells jingle] Hey, guys, you might want to get in here.
Blue? It's Snow.
Blue? Snow.
Tiger Lily gave me half this wand.
We need the other half.
Have you seen it? - Where is it? - Hook.
Give her a minute.
The wand is it's at the center of Storybrooke.
That's enough of that.
We don't need you sharing all your secrets.
Mom? What are you doing? Oh, I'm not your mother, Emma.
I'm his.
Now back away, all of you.
Fairies have such delicate necks.
You should listen to her, Father.
She always makes good on her promises.
And what about the promise of a mother to a son? Careful of your emotions, Rumple.
They run strongly in our family As Blue is about to find out.
I'm sorry I had to do this, Father.
I'm afraid your magic is no longer any use to you.
It's time to get your heart back.
[Sighs] Bloody hell.
It's hard to get used to, isn't it? The no-magic thing.
- Do you want me to - No.
I-I can't use you as a crutch.
It was my choice to give up my magic, so I have to learn this rubbish.
Well, you know, I went 28 years without during the curse.
And it seemed impossible at first.
I mean, turning lights on by hand.
It's barbaric and exhausting.
But it gets easier, I promise.
I hope so.
'Cause right now, I feel quite useless.
No, Zelena, you're not useless.
Your sacrifice saved all of us.
But who am I gonna save now? I've just been soundly defeated by Sniglar.
Sniglar? Yeah.
I didn't name it, Ikea did.
And if those Swedes can best me, when the Final Battle comes how am I going to protect my daughter? I have a thought.
Gideon, please.
Tell me where the Black Fairy is keeping your heart.
You've resisted her before.
And she punished me for it.
She ordered me to feel this [Groans] pain if I resist again.
Belle, stop.
I'm sorry.
Are you okay? - [Door bells jingle] - That was my parents.
They're looking for the other half of Blue's wand.
Any luck in here? Not yet, but we've just begun.
Well, can we hurry it up? Once my folks find that wand, I'm gonna go after the Black Fairy.
Belle, I may have a way to speak to our son, but I need something from you first your trust.
Do you trust me, Belle? I trust you'll do what's right for him, what's right for our family.
Then I need you to watch over us while we're gone.
"Gone"? What the hell is that? The sands of Morpheus.
Father what are you doing? I'm going to the only place I can speak to you, Gideon Your dream realm.
Oh, and, uh Miss Swan, you get to come with us, too.
So, you're kidnapping me now.
I'm doing what I have to do to save my son.
In this place, even the Black Fairy cannot control him.
The dream realm, huh? Thought there'd be, like, flying pigs or talking doughnuts or something.
Well, if you're not impressed, I can leave you here while I find Gideon.
Where is he? Isn't this his dream? [Sighs] It's not that simple.
- Dreams a-are a maze.
- Then why am I here? You are here to stop you from doing anything back there.
If you kill her or banish her before I find my son's heart, he will be lost to me forever.
You could have just told me that.
Well, Saviors have the luxury of always doing the right thing.
I do not.
Where is he out here? [Distant squeaking] [Indistinct singing] [Cradle creaking] [Indistinct singing] What is this place? I was born here Not that it was ever much of a home, after my mother left.
This isn't Gideon's dream, is it? It's yours.
It would seem so.
If you don't mind, I've, uh I've spent enough time here already.
It may well be my dream, but my son is still in here somewhere, and I intend to find him.
Black Fairy: I cried and called my sweet bairn's name But never saw sweet baby again Fiona, careful.
It's just me.
And since when do you have a sword? Since I found out the truth about my son, the Savior.
Now I can't sleep, I can't eat.
I'm sorry.
I never should have given you the book of prophecy.
But you did, because a mother deserves the truth.
So now I know a great evil is coming for my son, and in their Final Battle, he will be killed.
Did you bring those other books? Here.
At this point, you've read more fairy lore than most fairies.
And I'll continue reading until I find this great evil.
I know that it will be born in the same winter as my son, with a scar like a crescent moon.
It's a fairy's job to protect him.
Your job is to raise him.
What I can do, no mere human can.
It's terrifying how much this little thing changes you, makes you soft and sharp all at once.
Would you like to hold him? Oh.
I'd love to.
What are you doing? As you said, it is a fairy's job to protect him.
But you're not a fairy.
A small and temporary problem.
Le sgiathan cumhachd draoidheil.
That's not possible.
What is that? An escape plan.
If things go wrong, you need to get the hell out of town and make it to New York.
Well, that's a nice idea with one teensy hiccup The only thing I know how to drive is a broom.
Then we're going to fix that.
It's time for you to learn the other kind of stick.
- [Tires squeal] - Ugh.
[Sighs] Bloody hell! [Tires squeal] [Tires squeal] Whoa! Take it easy.
Brake is on the left.
Gas is on the right.
I know.
They're just really close together! Zelena! Oh! [Groans] It's pointless! I'll have to find another way to protect Robin.
Well, it's not just about Robin.
It's about Well, it's about Henry.
Henry? When the Final Battle comes, he'll want to fight to the very end.
But the thing about battles is, not everyone makes it through.
So if we lose or if there are casualties, he can't be anywhere near it.
I need you to take him to New York where he will be safe and where he can start a new life with you.
Regina, I-I don't know what to say.
You'd really trust me to raise Henry? No, I trust him to raise you.
Okay, then, let's do this.
- [Engine starts] - [Cellphone rings] [Sighs] Hello? Okay, Regina, time to put on your mayor pants.
Excuse me? Blue said that the wand is at the center of Storybrooke, so we're here at the clock tower, the geographic center of Storybrooke.
But there's nothing here, except, you know, the clock.
Well, slow down and tell me what you want from me.
You cast the curse, you made the town, you must know what Blue meant.
Of course.
The fairies breathe love and hope, right? So when a fairy talks about the center of Storybrooke She means the heart of Storybrooke Granny's.
Let's go.
Sorry, sis.
You'll have to sit this one out.
[Sighs] Black Fairy: Saw the silent shadows did fall I cried and called my sweet bairn's name But never saw sweet baby again You know, I've been keeping this down here just for you.
I'm so happy we get a chance to play.
You can't scare me, Fiona.
Scare you? After all the pain you put me through? I'm going to do a lot more than just scare you.
Because I do need to know where that wand is hidden.
You can do what you want to me, I won't talk.
Who said anything about talking? There are other ways to get information out of that little head of yours, and they are so much more fun.
She's adorable.
And she certainly doesn't look evil.
That's what you said about the last hundred babies.
And I was right.
Not one of them had this crescent scar you keep looking for.
When do we stop? When I've checked every child born this winter.
Because one of them is destined to kill my son.
[Fusses] It's not her.
I don't understand.
That child had to be the one.
Do you know what day it is today? It's the last day of winter, and that was the last child.
[Baby cooing] I'm sorry but I will not fail you.
We haven't tried everything Not yet.
What are you talking about? I found two ancient spells.
It won't be easy, but I think, with your help, I could combine them into something very powerful.
You want to create a new spell? That's forbidden.
I can't, not even to help your son.
This is about more than just my son.
When this great evil arrives, how many more will be hurt? Stop being afraid and help me.
Everything I need is in the Sacred Fairy Vault, and you can get me in.
Do this with me, so no mother will ever be ripped from her child.
Emma: Want to tell me about your mom? Why were we just in her house? It's a figment of my subconscious.
- It doesn't matter.
- I think it does.
I was an orphan, too.
I know how this goes One moment you hate them, the next you miss them.
I've been on that roller coaster.
I just need to know that when I go to defeat her, that you're really on my side.
Are you serious? Do you really think that was a fond memory, being back in that house? That woman never cared for me, never loved me, never did one thing a mother should.
She never even gave me a name.
And when you defeat her, I won't shed a single tear.
So, please, don't assume we share the same story.
I just want to find my son.
Gideon: I think you already have.
Thank you for fighting for me.
I would do anything for you, son.
Now tell me where your heart is.
[Sighs] I I can't.
I'm sorry.
I don't know where it is.
She has it well-hidden.
- Then we're lost.
- No.
There is something here of use.
The one thing she's afraid of You learning her darkest secret.
And what is that? The reason she gave you up.
[Baby crying in distance] You've searched everywhere for a way to defeat her, but I think all your answers are right here, inside you.
You just have to be willing to face them.
[Door bells jingle] Finally! Would you please do something about her? I told you, it's important.
So is my lunch rush.
All right, people, let's tear this place apart.
Let's find that wand.
[Sighs] - Jukebox? - Jukebox.
[Sighs] That's it.
The other half, please.
Well, hang on just a second.
How do we know that you are actually you? Because it's me.
Hook's right.
We should have a safe word or something.
How do we know you're not the Black Fairy? Black Fairy: Because I am.
Sorry I doubted you, love.
That wand won't do you any good Not without the Savior around.
- Now, give it here.
- Unh-unh.
My town, my rules.
And you're not getting this without a fight.
[Sighs] I was hoping you'd say that.
You know, I've done so many dark things in my life, but I've never had a chance to kill a queen.
And I've never killed a fairy.
I know you think you own this town, but I invented it All of it.
Oh, please.
You didn't even have the guts to cast your own curse.
- [Door bells jingle] - Regina! Stay back.
I got this.
I should have buried you in that dwarf mine.
Yes, but you didn't.
And now, thanks to my sister, your plan is over.
That witch made a fatal mistake One you're going to have to pay for right now.
[Tires squealing] Miss me? You know, this whole driving thing's quite easy when you're actually trying to hit something.
[Chuckles] So, what now? I'm just supposed to stare at this blanket and hope my memories appear? Your mother doesn't want you to know why she gave you up, so that's exactly what we need to find out.
But this isn't working.
Gold, I get it.
It's okay to be scared.
Miss Swan, you are treading where few who have dared tread survive.
We're past threats.
I know what you're going through.
This is bigger than anything you've ever faced.
No curse, no monster is ever going to be as terrifying as finding out why you were abandoned.
You think I'm afraid of the truth? Yeah.
I think it means being vulnerable, and you and I are people who are really bad at being vulnerable.
If you won't do it or you, then do it for your son.
This is his story, too.
You've come this far, Father.
Just let the rest in.
Black Fairy: I cried and called my sweet bairn's name But never saw sweet baby again Shh.
Where are we? The Sacred Vault of the Fairies.
Gideon: I heard tales of it as a child.
Gold: It looks like your little trick worked, Miss Swan.
That's my mother.
And that's me.
So, your mother wasn't always the Black Fairy.
Tiger Lily, do you know where the wolfsbane is? It's the last ingredient.
Do you have any idea how dangerous that is? What kind of spell is this, anyway? No.
No, this isn't a spell at all.
This is a curse.
Call it what you want.
It will protect my child.
I found what I need.
It'll all be over soon.
I'm sorry.
I can't let you cast this.
You're his fairy godmother.
Why won't you let me save him? Because the cost is too high.
You're trying to create something that never should be A terrible curse, a dark curse.
It will save my son.
It will send the child destined to destroy him far away, to a land without magic.
Not just that child It will banish every child.
It's the only way to be sure.
Please, I have to save him.
Aren't fairies supposed to protect children? I am, and so is your son.
He's destined to die so that other children may live.
That is the fate of the Savior.
Savior or not, I will not let my son die.
[Grunts] [Gasps] [Heart beating] And if I have to kill his own fairy godmother to protect him, then that's exactly what I'll do.
[Groans] [Exhales deeply] "And you will know the great evil by the crescent it bears.
" Evil was not born this winter.
It was made.
That's not possible.
Fiona it's you.
You are the great evil.
You and your son are destined to destroy each other.
[Breathing heavily] Now that nap time's over, it's time for battle.
You found the other half.
Indeed I did.
Now let's go de-wing that bat.
Actually I don't think I'm the Savior that's supposed to fight the Black Fairy.
Gold this is on you.
Gold is a Savior? Rumple, is this true? Yes, it's true.
All these years All these years I've known there was a good man behind the beast.
Now you know it, too.
I don't know what I know but I know I must do this.
Let me help you.
I can No.
I've put you in enough danger.
I think it's best that I face my mother alone.
I see you've mended that dreadful thing.
This wand was meant to destroy you as was I.
You found out.
In some ways, I always knew.
Just needed to remember.
I was meant to be the Savior, Mother.
You were just afraid that I would kill you, and that's why you left me.
That's what you think? [Chuckles] All that effort, and you didn't even find what you were looking for.
No, no, no.
Your mind games won't work anymore.
Don't you want the real answer to your question? I have my answer.
You have an answer.
You of all people know there's always more.
What more, Mother? Why did you leave me? Why don't I show you what happened? Please don't do this, Fiona.
We can find another way, together.
We already tried that and failed.
Enough! No one will be crushing any hearts today.
So, you both want the same thing To see my son die at my hand? I think I know how I can break your destiny.
These shears can sever your fate.
Sacrifice your powers and you will no longer be the great evil.
You won't be responsible for your son's death.
I need my power.
If I sever his destiny, we can be together, and I will still be strong enough to protect him.
Fiona, no.
Don't do this.
Your son is destined to be a great hero.
Do not take that from him.
You do not need the power.
Don't tell me what I need.
Aah! I promise you, son, I will spend every moment of every day trying to find my way back to you! Why didn't you tell me? Why did you want me to believe you hated me? I was banished to that empty, wretched place, Rumple.
It was easier to let you hate me, at least until we found a way for us to be together.
You didn't have to be banished.
You chose your power over mine.
I was trying to protect you.
As someone who has made the very same decision, I know a lie when I hear it.
You sentenced me to a life of cowardice.
I altered your fate so that we could be a family together.
Everything I did was for you, to protect you.
It's a vile, dangerous world, son.
Because of villains like you and me.
Then you know that, if my choice was wrong I did it out of love.
I'm sorry I caused you pain.
And what about Gideon? What about all the pain you caused him? That pain made him strong.
It seems our family's history spins on a dark, endless wheel.
I became the Dark One to save Baelfire from the Ogres War, and I tried to sever Gideon from his fate so that he wouldn't hate me.
So, you understand what I've done.
I love you.
And now we can finally be a family if you'll forgive me.
Can you? [Tinkling] Fiona.
Where is Fiona? She isn't coming back, is she? I'm afraid not.
Tiger Lily: It was an accident.
She was trying to protect your son.
Of course she was.
There's none more caring in all of the realms Only one of the infinite reasons why she was the love of my life.
And now he will be the love of your life.
How? How can I raise him alone? By trying.
Your son needs his father now.
And he also needs a name, so why don't you start there? [Crying] Once, this child was perfect.
He was supposed to bring great light to our lives.
But now my wife is dead, thanks to him.
I know a name perfect.
[Crying] Is that Hers, yes.
The Black Fairy has been banished for good.
You really did it.
And the Blue Fairy? Safe Back with her kind.
All is as it was.
Thank you, Gold.
Snow: Looks like the wedding can appen tomorrow, thanks to you.
You did good, Savior.
[Heart beating] [Gasps] [Sighs] Thank you, Father.
Welcome home, son.
[Chuckles] I've missed you so much.
Both of you.
And I'm so sorry I allowed her to take control of me.
Can you forgive me? Of course we can.
You were under her control.
I can only imagine how difficult that was, but look You needn't worry about her ever again.
I know how hard that must have been, facing your mother like that, Rumple.
Well, it's over now.
The Black Fairy will never again be a problem for us.
I'm proud of you, you know? You did what you said you would.
You fought for this family.
You saved your son.
I'll make a promise to you, Belle, and to you, Gideon It may not always seem apparent at the time, but everything I do is for you, to keep you safe.
Henry, just the lad I was after.
- That sounds ominous.
- Not at all.
Now, you and I have had quite a few missions together Wookie Prisoner Gag, our time on the Nautilus.
That was more of a mishap than a mission.
Well, some were more successful than others, admittedly, but you and I have been through quite a lot together, haven't we? Which is why I'm asking for your assistance now And this might be the most important mission yet Operation Best Man.
Really? Wow.
I'm I'm honored.
Well, it is an honor, but with it comes great responsibility.
For the next 24 hours, you and you alone will be the keeper of this most valuable treasure The wedding rings.
And guard them with your life.
If you lose them, your mother will most certainly kill you.
His mother will do what now? Ah, Henry and I were just discussing business Between men.
You can count on me.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Tomorrow? You live here.
Aye, but I'm not staying here tonight.
It's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding.
You can't be serious.
A seafaring man does not take superstitions lightly.
The last thing you and I need is another stitch of bad luck.
After tomorrow, there'll be no getting rid of me.
- Promise? - Aye.
Black Fairy: So did they trust you? Of course they did.
The heart They believed it was mine? No one ever doubts me.
You may have been born the Savior, but admit it You simply adore being the Dark One.
I suppose I do have an affinity for the darker things in life.
Call it a family trait.
Then I assume you have Belle and Gideon safely tucked away? Both peacefully asleep and safe, with no idea of what's to come.
Because what's to come, my beautiful boy is, at long last, a happy ending for our family.
The Final Battle.
You may no longer be the Savior, but one still stands.
And tomorrow is a very special day for Emma Swan.
[Chuckles] Tomorrow is the day she dies.