Once Upon a Time s07e08 Episode Script

Pretty in Blue

Previously on "Once Upon a Time" I've been looking for you for for a long, long time, Eloise.
You have no idea what you just let crawl out into this world.
Custody was given to Ms.
Belfrey for a reason.
Until we can review the case, Lucy needs to come with us.
Into the system? Maybe we can help.
Henry.
You look surprised to see me.
Didn't you want me to find you? You said you don't believe in signs.
Keep up, Mills.
I thought you were taught by a pirate.
Yeah one who doesn't cheat half as much as you do.
Hey! You think the King's soldiers won't fight dirty? Got you.
I guess I got a little too ambitious.
Hey, no risk, no reward.
Oh.
Uh - Henry, I'm sorry.
- No, no.
I'm I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
It's just complicated.
Complicated how? Shh.
There's someone here.
Alice? Henry Mills.
I thought I warned you to go home.
Yeah, well, I tend not to trust people who drug me and tie me up.
Ella, this is Alice from Wonderland.
And other places.
You've been to Wonderland? Yep.
Been there, done that.
I need to find someone.
I think you might know where he is.
This tower that you went to, you said it was in ruins? The place was completely destroyed.
Papa? Alice? Alice, is it really you? Yes, yes, it's me.
But is it really you? You're you're so young.
It was magic.
I just Alice, what what happened? How did you, uh How did you escape the tower without me.
Well, it's a long story, Papa, but Well, I'm here now.
No, no, no.
Don't.
You know my heart is poisoned.
- You can't come near me.
- No, it's okay.
I I found a cure.
I've been shielded.
A cure? Yes, Papa.
I've missed you so much.
Papa, no! Hook? Aah! Hook! This isn't supposed to happen! We're cured! Wait, Alice, no! Wait! Go after her.
I'll take care of Hook.
We lost her.
No, we didn't.
Ella, we have no idea where that leads.
Sure, we do Wonderland.
No risk, no reward, right? Ella! Please don't go.
This place is awful.
I hate it.
Grandma's in jail.
Why can't I be with you? It's complicated, Luce, but I'm I'm figuring it out, okay? I know.
I know.
Go.
It'll be okay, Jay.
How am I supposed to get Lucy back? Well, you could do it the American way and hire a lawyer.
Right.
Like I can afford a lawyer.
Well, I did a little light social-media stalking, and, uh, you know who graduated from law school? No.
Unh-unh.
Absolutely not.
It's too risky.
He'll probably make everything worse anyway.
It was kind of his M.
O.
, remember? You just told Lucy you would do everything, so do everything.
Isn't Lucy worth the risk? I mean, I knew everything about my mother, but how could I have not known that she kidnapped poor Eloise Gardener? Perfect.
That was great, Ivy.
- Really? - Yeah.
Yeah, thank you so much for doing this interview.
I mean, I know it can't be easy to talk about what happened.
You know, it's weird.
I just I feel safe with you.
I mean, I know I can trust you with my story.
Wow.
Well, I'm, uh I'm flattered.
It's not just because we're friends.
You're a fantastic writer.
I'm a huge H-Town fan.
Have you ever considered making your blog into a podcast? May Maybe Belfrey Industries could be your sponsor now.
How altruistic of you, Ivy.
Hey, Henry, I hate to ask this of my most loyal customer, but the keg-room door is jammed again.
Would you mind? Not a problem.
And it'll only cost you two beers.
You stay away from Henry.
Oh, what a threat Very Evil Queen.
Tell me, is that how you convinced Jacinda to blow off Henry the other night? It must have been really hard for you to look into his sad, puppy dog eyes and know that it was all your doing.
Oh, careful, Drizella.
I may not have magic here, but I have a handy baseball bat that would get the job done just as well as a fireball.
Swing away.
But you don't want the curse broken any more than I do.
And now that my dear Eloise is free, you're outnumbered.
Oh, so you and Gothel are working together now.
- Why? - Oh, that's cute.
You think I'm going to villain monologue for you? Please.
Oh, and tell Henry I'll call him later, so that we can, you know, finish the interview.
Okay, okay, okay.
That's that's enough.
Congratulations, Detective.
You closed your case.
But you have no idea what you just blew wide open.
How's it feel to be a hero, pal? I was just doing my job.
Well, tell that to her.
Eloise? Hi.
Is everything all right? Yeah, I just wanted to bring you this as a thank you.
I baked it myself.
That's very kind of you.
Um, how are you? You adjusting okay? Honestly, I'm having trouble sleeping.
Well, that's understandable.
You've been plunged into a strange new world.
Have you gone to see that therapist yet? I tried.
Here's my number.
If it will make you feel any better, you can call me any time.
You really are my white knight, aren't you? Mm.
Thank you, Detective.
- Bye.
- Bye.
- New Order? - Yeah.
"Bizarre Love Triangle" is, like, - my third favorite New Order song.
- Yeah, totally.
- Their best is "Temptation.
" - "Temptation.
" Yes! Most people say "Blue Monday.
" - Well, most people would be wrong.
- Ain't it the truth.
- Hey, I'm Henry.
- Nick.
Nick.
Henry, you two have met? That's that's great.
You're that Henry? Jay told me you wrote Lucy's favorite book.
Oh, so you know Jacinda and Lucy.
Nick's a lawyer.
He's the guy that I hired to help get Lucy back.
Not just the lawyer I'm also Lucy's dad.
You're, uh, Lucy's dad? Nick, what are you doing here? I said that I was gonna drop off all the custody paperwork after my shift.
Yeah, I thought I'd get a jump on it, and that way I'd be all caught up and we'd go over it tonight.
You have the papers here? Uh, yeah, it's right right here.
All right.
Well, thank you.
Henry, it was great to meet you.
Yeah.
Yeah, good to meet you.
And I will see you tonight, Jay.
So, that's, uh That's Lucy's dad, huh? Mm-hmm.
I had no idea he was so cool and successful.
Trust me, it came as a surprise to me, too.
Until this morning, I hadn't seen him for 10 years.
Come on.
She went this way, toward the cottage.
Great.
A white rabbit trap.
You all right? Yeah.
I'm glad you think this is funny.
Oh, no.
It just reminds me of a story of how my grandpa met my grandma.
He trapped her in a net.
That's weird and aggressive.
Yeah, well, she hit him with a rock first.
Your grandma sounds like my kind of woman.
Can you reach your sword? Yeah, let me see if I can Yeah, no, I don't think I can get it.
I think you're gonna have to get it.
I can't reach it.
Come on.
Don't worry, we'll find her.
We'll get them back together.
Family always finds each other.
My grandparents had this motto "I will always find you.
" - A motto? - Mm-hmm.
How often did they get separated? You'd be surprised.
But it always worked out.
You ever think you're a bit naive, Henry? I know that where you come from, true love always wins, but mine is a world of broken promises where people never find each other.
Is that why you said it's complicated back there? Yes.
Now let's go find Alice.
- You brought it! - Hey.
Yeah, sorry, it's a signed copy.
Now, let's figure out who this Nick character really is.
Lucy, Nick is a real guy with a real job and really good taste in music, and he's your dad.
You should be happy you can have him in your life.
He's not my dad.
You are.
And you're already in my life.
Okay.
I know that you want me to be your dad, okay, but sometimes things are a little more complicated than that.
Complicated.
That's it! What we have here is a classic Kathryn Nolan situation.
Prince Charming only thought he was married to Kathryn because the curse wanted to keep him and Snow White apart.
Lucy, even if your curse theory is right, this book ends with Henry meeting Cinderella.
How do you know they even get together after that? What if I'm the Kathryn? And I'm totally cool with that.
No one wants to be the Kathryn.
Look, we both know you like my mom, so why won't you fight for her? So what should I do, slay a dragon? Because Nick's already doing that by getting you out of here.
Actually I think I know another dragon you can slay.
This is it The Infinite Maze.
You know this place.
You didn't come back just for Alice, did you? Ella, why are you here? I came back for answers.
Answers about what? You want to know why I don't believe in love, Henry? Because it always leads to pain.
Is this about your stepmother? No.
It's about my mother.
The day she married my father Well, he was my stepfather, but he's the only father I ever knew.
On their wedding day, she gave him a set of matching lockets.
They were enchanted to glow so they would always find each other, just as their hearts would.
I know this kind of magic.
That's a powerful promise.
Yeah, one that she broke.
When I was a girl, my mother abandoned us.
My father searched for an entire year, and followed her all the way here to Wonderland.
She went into the Infinite Maze.
Yeah, he was trying to figure out how to get through when his locket stopped working.
She had stopped loving him.
He came back home a broken man.
He was never the same again.
Ella, what are you doing? I need to find out what happened, why she left us.
But there's only enough potion in there for one of us.
I know.
Your grandparents were lucky.
Not all of us always find each other.
I'm sorry.
No! Ella, wait! Ella! Ella! I mean, I was coming to show you our new uniforms, but clearly wherever you are going is more silk than silk screen.
Nick and I were supposed to meet in his office, but his friend dropped a last-minute invite, uh, to his new restaurant Uh, Walrus and Co.
Are you kidding? I called for a res and was put on a two-year wait list.
Nick is really pulling out all the stops.
And by the looks of this number, so are you.
Nick got his life together.
I need to at least present myself as a responsible adult - who can take care of my child.
- That's ridiculous.
Jay, what is really going on? It's complicated.
Oh, my God.
Are you Do you still have feelings for Nick? Jay, if I would have known you were gonna slide back into old habits, I never would have suggested this.
I don't have feelings for Nick.
She says, lying to herself and her best friend.
Stop it.
I'm gonna be late.
Now, how 'bout being that best friend - and zipping me up? - Mm.
Oh, hey, Rogers.
- I'm looking for Weaver.
Is he around? - Weaver? He's probably out being a shady, treacherous bastard somewhere.
Oh, that's right.
I heard how it all went down with Eloise.
Where is she now? She's, uh, at a transitional home.
Um, I've promised to keep a watchful eye on her.
Oh? Well, that's that's kind of you.
From the sounds of it, she's not the only one who needs help.
Henry told me about how Weaver used that girl, Tilly.
Seems to me like she wanted to be a pawn.
You know, people only let themselves be used when they don't have any other option, so maybe you can give her one.
Okay.
I'll reach out to her.
You're a good cop, Rogers.
Hey, what's this? It's a thank you from Eloise.
Oh.
What the hell was that for? Too much sugar will kill ya.
Huh.
It's pathetic.
Kind of like your magic.
What do you expect in this realm? We should be outside.
Where? Somewhere in the city? We'd both get thrown in the loony bin.
You just want to see your Detective Rogers again.
Well, you're one-night stand can wait.
Anastasia can't.
It's time to wake her up, so get gardening.
My dear Ivy, we've still got one small problem to work through.
- Yeah, we're done making deals.
- No, we're not.
Tell me why.
Why do you want to wake her? Maybe I just miss my sister.
You don't strike me as a sentimental type.
Eh, fair enough.
There is magic in that little lifeless body Magic that belongs to me.
Ah.
Avarice.
That I understand.
I need the girl.
Find out where your mother hid the coffin.
That won't be a problem.
Mother only has so many properties under her name.
I'll find Anastasia in no time.
And then we will wake her up, and I will finally take back what's mine.
Not a fan of bivalves? I love oysters.
It's just It's just my stomach has been in knots ever since they took away Lucy.
We'll get her back, Jay.
Okay, I will do everything I can to make sure that happens quickly.
Thanks.
To be honest, I I was surprised you agreed to help - after I broke up with you.
- Yeah.
That was rough.
But in the end, probably the best thing that could have happened to me.
It forced me to take a long, hard look at my life.
I mean, you remember how I was.
I was living in my parents' basement, making you suffer my crappy band by justifying it as the next Nirvana.
Hey, you rocked that flannel.
I promised myself if I ever had another kid, I would be a man they could be proud of.
So I put away that flannel, and I applied to law school.
Well, I'm not so sure Lucy's so proud of me, now that I managed to lose her again.
Hey, don't be ridiculous.
I can see how hard you're fighting now.
You love Lucy.
That's what's gonna bring you back together.
I'm just here to push papers.
Thank you, Nick.
That actually means a lot.
Speaking of paperwork, there was one document missing from your files.
It's the court order signed by a judge granting custody to Belfrey.
It wasn't in there? Sorry.
Things have been so chaotic.
It's okay.
You'll find it.
All right, we will get Lucy back, I promise.
Wonderland.
I hate this place.
Hmm.
At least that's specific.
My papa is he okay? Alice.
I didn't mean to hurt him.
I didn't think that that No, he's He's in good hands.
- He's gonna be fine.
- You don't know that.
You can't.
I better stay here.
Oh! Would you like a cup of tea? Where did you get this? Give that back.
That's not yours.
It's my mother's.
Oh, you're that Ella.
You're Cecelia's Ella? - You know my mother? - Oh, yes.
Do you know where I could find her? I have some questions, starting with why she never came back.
Oh.
That.
What? What do you know? It w It was just another tea party, and then the Jabberwock attacked us.
Your mother fought valiantly, and in the end, I slayed it.
But I was the only one that survived.
My mother is dead? I'm so sorry.
You don't have to be sorry.
That woman left her family for a tea party.
She doesn't deserve any tears.
You think that's why she came into the Infinite Maze? Why else would she? Look familiar? Yeah, my father had a had a mark like that.
What is it? It's part of the Curse of the Poisoned Heart.
It appears when you're touched by the one you can't be with.
But if if my father had the same mark my mother's heart was poisoned, too.
She never stopped loving us.
She left to protect us.
Trust me, if your touch could kill the one you love, you'd want to be lost, too.
But I you knew that getting near Hook would kill him, then why would you risk it? I met a pretty sorceress.
She said she could cure us, but it clearly didn't take.
This sorceress, what was her name? She had a funny name.
Dru? Dra? Driz? What was it? Drizella.
Ella! She just had to go through the little door.
Oh, I must say, your mother's on to something with this freezing spell.
Drizella.
What are you doing in Wonderland? Oh, I'm the reason we're all here Tricked Alice into guiding us down one of her little bunny holes.
Why would you do that? Because Wonderland has so many different poisons to choose from.
My favorite? The one that can poison hearts Specifically yours.
Is there a person attached to those legs under there? Hmm.
Writer boy.
What the hell are you doing here on a Friday night.
Operation Food Truck.
Am I supposed to know what that means? It means that as soon as I get the engine running, I'm gonna install the fryers, and then I'm gonna go in the back, - and I'm gonna get the - Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait.
Does this newfound industriousness have anything to do with a former drummer-turned-lawyer who waltzed back into Jacinda life recently? No.
I just thought that you two might appreciate an actual working vehicle.
Oh.
Huh.
You actually fixed it.
Well, your confidence in me is astounding, Sabine.
Wow! Jay, this is the food truck you were telling me about.
This is fantastic.
Henry, did you do all this? Yeah, it's, uh, good as new.
It's all yours.
Isn't it pretty? It's so soft so innocent.
Who could guess it could cause so much pain? Why do you want to poison my heart? So you and my step-wench can never share True Love's Kiss.
I hate to ruin your fungus, but it doesn't look like it's going that way, so you can put the knife down.
I'm not taking any chances.
I'm working on a Dark Curse, and I learned a bit from your mother's mistakes.
Those pesky little kisses can break curses.
Makes you wonder what could happen once my sister-maid is out of the picture.
How 'bout we never find out? Alice, do it.
Have a nice trip home.
Henry! I didn't think you'd find me again.
Neither did I.
But when I realized you were in danger, this started to glow.
Ella, what does that mean? It means I'm willing to take a risk, Henry.
Uh Henry, wait.
I can explain.
I know what it looked like, but I don't have feelings for Nick.
Well, you keep saying that, but come on.
Why else would you be trying to impress him? Look there is something no one knows about how I lost Lucy in the first place.
Not Nick, not Sabine definitely not Lucy.
I didn't lose custody of Lucy.
The case never made it to court, because I gave her up voluntarily.
Victoria convinced me that I would lose Lucy completely if I tried to fight her.
I should have risked it.
But I was scared.
We all make mistakes.
It doesn't mean you can't fight back now.
I just I don't know what to do.
I can't bear Lucy finding out the truth.
You have to trust that she'll understand.
She loves you.
But I signed away my parental rights.
It's bad, Henry.
That's why you have to tell Nick.
He's the lawyer.
He'll know what to do next.
Really? You're telling me to trust the the other man? He seems like a good guy.
I actually really liked him before I knew who he was.
And right now, he's the real dad that Lucy needs.
Henry, I know that things are weird between us.
- But I - Jacinda, it's all right.
Maybe right now's not the right time for us.
You were looking for me? That's right.
Take a seat.
What does the name Rumplestiltskin mean to you? Rumplestiltskin? Well, didn't he sleep for 100 years? That was Rip Van Winkle, and we're not doing this.
I'm awake, and so are you.
You're always awake.
And I'm sure you think you have a good reason for pretending you're not, but it's time to drop it.
Drizella and Gothel are working together, and we both know how bad that's going to be for everyone, including Henry, your grandson.
My grandson? I'm not even married.
Stop it! This isn't a joke.
I need a partner, Gold.
And we both know as much as I'd like to go to Storybrooke for help, that can't be done.
We can't get there, and they can't know we're here.
It's us against them, and we're here together just like it used to be.
The only thing we've teamed up for is a few happy hours.
If you're keeping your cover because of the Guardian, it's the wrong move.
Belle wouldn't want this.
Who's Belle? Never mind Detective.
I'll just have to find help somewhere else.
Mom.
Hey.
Henry Henry, lad, did you find Alice? We did.
She wants you to know that she was just trying to protect you.
Drizella tricked her into thinking that she was cured.
Why would she do that? So she could poison my heart.
I'm glad to see she failed.
Um, Hook, Alice wanted us to give you this.
It's the White Knight.
I gave her this to remember me by.
She said she doesn't need a reminder.
You two will be together again.
She knows you'll find the real cure.
It was worth it.
I'd go through that pain a thousand times over just to see her again.
You're back.
I'm glad.
There's a man here.
He claims to know Henry.
With the resistance, we can never be too careful with newcomers.
He says he knows me? Of course I know ya.
Henry.
Why you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler.
You got a lot of guts coming here, after what you pulled.
You know, one of these days you're gonna have to take me back to your land and show me this "Star Wars" thing.
That's the "Empire Strikes Back," but close enough.
What are you doing here, Jack.
I thought you were in Agrabah.
What are you doing here? I thought you were going back to Storybrooke after we escaped those giants.
Yeah, I took a bit of a detour.
Ella, this is Jack, the first friend I met in this realm.
And, Jack, this is Ella.
Hey, don't worry.
She'll be out in a sec.
What if she doesn't want to come home with a mother who gave her up? Jay, you did the right thing.
Your honesty swayed the judge.
Mom? Mm.
I am sorry.
I am so sorry.
No, Mom.
It's It's okay.
It's okay.
All that matters now is that we're together.
Hey Hey, I promise that I will always fight for you, all right? We will always find each other no matter what.
Yeah.
There's someone I want you to meet.
This is Nick.
He's your father, baby.
It's very nice to meet you, Lucy.
I'm glad you and your mom are back together.
Thank you.
Are you drunk? Why do people even fall in love anyway? It's supremely masochistic, it's a colossal waste of time, and it's stupid.
You don't believe that.
Mm-hmm.
Mm-hmm.
Did something happen with Jacinda? More like nothing happened with Jacinda.
Mm.
Maybe Lucy's right.
Maybe we really are all cursed.
Oh, hey! Hey.
Enough.
You know, you and Jacinda aren't the only ones who are stuck.
Victoria Belfrey may be locked up, but we have bigger problems now.
And we need help.
Problems? Help? - What are you talking about? - Just trust me.
I'm out of options here in Hyperion Heights, so I'm going to San Francisco.
Okay, what the hell is in San Francisco? Someone Victoria Belfrey pushed out of Hyperion Heights a long time ago Someone who can help us Great.
Someone who hates me with every fiber of their being.
- Less great.
- But as I said, we're out of options.
And you, Henry Mills could definitely use a change of scenario.
So, what do you say, hmm? Up for a road trip? Well, I'm gonna be honest with you.
I'm pretty drunk right now, and I'm pretty sure I don't know what the hell you're talking about, but I do love the idea of leaving the Heights for a while.
And I do have the perfect playlist.
So, yeah let's do it.
Let's hit the road.
There you are.
I've been looking for you.
Have you? I thought you wouldn't want anything to do with me, after what I did for Weaver.
I get it.
He's like a father figure to you.
You trusted him over a stranger.
It's understandable.
Yeah, well, I thought he was good man.
I felt like he gave a damn about me.
Now without that, what ties me to the world? Well, I don't know if I have a tether to the world, but I do have this.
I thought we could start a weekly game A way to fill the time, now that I've found Eloise Gardener.
You know, I thought finding her would be it.
And, look, I'm relieved that she's free, it's just I don't feel I don't know what to do next that will matter.
That's the feeling Not mattering to anyone.
That's the coming-untied- from-the-world feeling.
It's not a good feeling.
No.
But now maybe we'll drift off the planet in the same direction.
Remy? What happened to the catering company? Ugh.
Business is slow.
I'm temping here while Roni's out.
Oh, where did she go? Uh, California, I think.
Hmm.
Is Henry here? Nah, he went with her.
- He did? - Yeah, yeah.
She said he needed to get away for a while.
What's that? Oh, uh, nothing.
It's something I made for Henry.
You found Anastasia.
She was enjoying the magnificent lake views My mother's vacation home.
So predictable.
Good.
Now we wake your sister.
Where the hell is she? Mother.