Once Upon a Time s07e16 Episode Script


1 Previously on "Once Upon a Time" - RONI: Someone's killing witches.
- Aah! Aah! [PEPPER SPRAY HISSES] HENRY: I still haven't found my story.
Or maybe I did, but I still have to fight for it.
I just had to see your face one last time.
We'll always know each other, even if we don't.
[CAR HORN BLARES] He didn't see me.
Well, you're kind of hard to miss.
Good luck on that case.
I'm betting the answer is right under your nose.
This is it.
Just ahead.
The cave of the Golden Dragon.
By the size of those claw marks, I'd say it's well-fed on heroes.
[GROANS] You sure you want to do this? You kidding? I've wanted to do this since I was 10 years old.
- [SIGHS] - You ready? One last thing for good luck.
I don't need luck.
Slaying dragons is what my family does best.
- [SNORING IN DISTANCE] - Now come on.
We're so close, I can hear it breathing.
Who are you? Whoa.
Watch where you poke that.
I'm trying to take a bit of a nap.
Here? You mad? Where's the bloody dragon? [LAUGHS] Are you serious? You think I'd be here if there was a dragon? The dragon migrated weeks ago.
Left his treasures behind gold, silver, wine.
I didn't even know dragons like wine.
Want some? ELLA: That's not yours.
It belongs to the villages that dragon plundered, so you are leaving right now.
I do have that effect on women.
All right.
[COINS CLINKING] Why the glum face, lad? Dragon's gone.
It is a good thing.
Not for me.
My mom and grandpa both slayed a dragon with this sword.
Well, there will be other days, other dragons.
No, it's not just about a dragon.
I'm in love with Cinderella.
What do I have to offer her? My grandparents are Snow White and Prince Charming, and I'm still just I'm just Henry.
I came here to find my story, and I refuse to believe that I'm just a character in someone else's.
You know, my grandparents had a magic ring that helped them find each other, and I don't need that.
But if I'm going to propose to Ella, I need to have a ring with a great story behind it, my story.
[METAL CLINKS] Is that really what you came here for? A ring to put on Ella's hand? Henry.
[METAL CLINKS] If you want to quest after a ring, talk to the expert.
On each of these rings hangs a fantastic tale, and it just so happens, I know where you can find one of your own.
Is Roni around? Roni's actually been MIA all morning.
Is there something I can help you with? Uh, just tell her Henry came by.
Oh! Wait, you're Henry Mills? I'm sorry.
It's just that Roni told me all about you, so I listened to your podcast.
It's actually kind of great.
Everyone in here talks about it.
Yeah, thanks.
Yeah, it's actually getting a pretty good response.
Who knows? Maybe even one day, I'll get paid for it.
It was nice to meet you, Henry.
Nick! - Hey.
- Hey.
Everything all right? Is it that obvious? [CHUCKLES] Well, the truth is, I, uh, tried to land an important client last night, and she got away.
That sucks.
I'm sorry.
But you'll land on your feet.
Just give it time.
You know, I think you might be right.
I'll find another client.
You know, you're not the only weirdo that believes in signs.
I I think it's in our darkest hours that the universe shows us our true path.
[CELLPHONE RINGS] That might be the universe calling.
- Better answer that.
- [CELLPHONE BEEPS] Hello? Yeah, this is Henry.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Of course I can hold.
Everything cool? Yeah, this is about the podcast.
Four crime scenes, not a single footprint or one strand of hair.
Well, the killer's certainly meticulous.
I'll give him that.
I'm surprised Ivy made it out of here alive.
So she left town for good, huh? Smart girl.
Smart and extremely lucky.
The next victim may not be.
Well, whatever cracks this case open, we're not gonna find it here.
Anyway, I have to get Tilly to work.
Since when did Tilly have a job? Since she's eaten everything in my fridge.
Do you have any idea how expensive organic marmalade is? Well, it's criminal, so I got her a gig.
Today's her first day.
We'll see how that goes.
You don't sound too confident.
Of course I'm not.
Tilly hasn't worked a real job in her life.
I just feel like I need to help her, like I am responsible.
It's hard to explain.
You don't have to explain.
Tilly's a special girl, and I think she's gonna surprise you.
All right.
I never thought a magic potion would smell this good.
Well, sorry to burst your adorable bubble, but it's not a magic potion.
Not yet.
Until Roni finds the last ingredient, it's more like a glorified vegetable stock.
What if Roni can't find that weird moss stuff she's looking for? Then your dad stays poisoned, and we never break the curse.
[GASPS] Sorry.
That was a bit blunt.
It's been a while since I was around kids.
You're really bad at it.
I'm trying my best.
I know, it's just I want to break this curse now.
I hate keeping secrets from my mom.
It sucks.
I get it.
I mean, I begged Margot to fly back home because I'd changed, but as soon as she got here, I realized I couldn't tell her about any of it.
I mean, she'd lock me up in the looney bin, so I lied to her.
And you're right.
It sucks.
You want to break this curse as much as I do, huh? [SIGHS] You have no idea.
HENRY: Jacinda, I'm glad you're here.
I just got this call from Siren Media.
It's this big-time podcast producer.
- They love "H-Town.
" - [EXHALES SHARPLY] They want to offer me a job.
You must be so excited! Yeah, I'm still Still processing - 'cause it's all happening so fast, - Yeah.
but they want to meet in New York tomorrow, and if it goes well, the job's sort of mine.
So they pay you to keep making "H-Town"? Well, no, not exactly.
They are going to pay me to produce other people's podcasts.
But you could still make "H-Town," right? This could be, like, your side thing.
Yeah, well, actually, I'd have to give that up, um, because I can only keep making H-Town if I'm living here, and if I take this job I sort of have to move to New York.
Oh, wow.
New York, huh? It's great.
It's crazy.
Totally crazy, I know.
So I'm just, um you know, I'm just I'm trying to figure out what I want.
If it's a good career move, then I guess you got to go for it.
[SIGHS] Yeah.
Um [CHUCKLES] Yeah, I guess I do.
Um, I guess I should get packing.
- Yeah.
- Right? Um, hey.
Thanks for everything.
[KNOCK ON DOOR] [CHUCKLES] Detective Weaver.
You here to give me another black eye? Maybe the left one this time? I apologize for our first meeting.
Since then, I have made significant changes to my life.
Whatever you want, make it quick.
I've got a plane to catch.
I want to take a problem off the streets, and I can't do that without your help.
I assume you've heard of the Candy Killer? Rogers told me a little bit.
Sounds super-creepy, and I definitely can't help you with it.
Well, actually, you're the only one who can.
It turns out this killer is a huge fan of your work.
We found this at the crime scene.
[LAUGHTER] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] So, this is where I'm supposed to find my adventure? [GLASS SHATTERS] [INDISTINCT SHOUTING] I don't think bar fights really count.
I assure you, our adventure's close at hand.
Soon, we'll be sailing after the greatest treasure on the seven seas.
Which is what? Davy Jones' Locker.
It's an ancient treasure chest buried beneath the waves.
Every pirate seeks it, but only Captain Hook has the map.
Found it a few years ago.
I thought maybe I could trade it for a cure for my poisoned heart, but it's brought me no luck.
Perhaps it will bring you some.
Thank you.
Okay, so when do we set sail? Where's the Jolly Roger? Ah.
That's why we're here.
I left Mr.
Smee in charge of the Jolly Roger, but but Blackbeard proved more than his match in battle, and now I'm afraid my ship is in his hands.
[CONVERSATIONS STOP] Pirate scum, the Jolly Roger needs able-bodied men, but keep in mind, if you're a mean drunkard with nothing to offer but a temper and a thieving heart, then you're exactly who I'm looking for! [MEN CHEER] First men on board have a chance to live and die at my hand! Move your asses! So, wait.
The only way to get my ring is to join Captain Blackbeard's crew? Ah, no, he'd recognize me.
And, no offense, I don't think he'd pick you.
We're going to sneak aboard and take my Roger back.
Don't be nervous.
You're going to love this job.
But I am nervous.
I can't just not be.
Well, then, don't act so nervous.
- And stop chewing your nails! - Ugh! You're being very imperious today! Maybe you're the nervous one.
I had to pull in a big favor to get this job since I happen to know you have a taste for this type of thing.
Hey! There's my little protégé.
- Hi.
- You must be Tilly.
Rogers tells me you're a big fan of my work.
Our other guy Drew, he works even days.
You can work odd.
Well, I like odd things, so that's good.
[LAUGHS] Thank you.
Happy to help out my favorite detective.
And it just so happens I have his favorite order all ready.
Well, if that's how this works, I might have to drop her off more often.
You might because I have a feeling she's gonna do great.
- Come on.
Let's go.
- [LAUGHS] KELLY: Okay, now, you go home, and I will call you as soon as Roni gets back, okay? Okay.
[DOOR OPENS] - Who was that? - [DOOR CLOSES] That was, um, Lucy, a friend's kid.
She was working on a school project, and I was helping her.
Thought you were doing inventory.
I was doing both.
Now enough with the third degree, please.
Mom, what the hell is going on with you? I came back because you said on the phone that you made all of these big life changes, but now that I'm here, you're all closed off.
Honestly, I don't even know why you wanted me to come back.
Look, I just need you to be patient.
Okay, then help me understand.
Why are you working at the bar again? What happened to San Francisco and your job, the wedding? Just stop interrogating me.
You're impossible.
Do you know why I left in the first place? Because you and I we've never been able to communicate.
That's not true.
Go ahead.
Prove it.
This is your big chance.
Tell me what's going on with you.
I can't.
Just not now, but, please, be patient.
You know what? I am done being patient with you.
All I've ever done is wait for you to change.
You know what? I never should have come back.
[DOOR BUZZES] Well, this place is appropriately creepy.
Let's just make this quick, okay? I'm trying to catch a plane.
And I'm trying to catch a killer.
I believe that takes precedence.
This is life or death.
I get it.
It's just that this is really bad timing.
I got an interview in New York tomorrow.
New York? Well, that's a long way from home.
Bit of a change.
Yeah, the thing is, I'm here to talk about the case, not my life choices, thanks very much.
Now tell me what I do with this.
Okay, you need to find out what the killer saw in your stories because, clearly, they think they saw something real and true.
Look deep inside them, and tell me where the truth lies.
[SIGHS] [WOOD CREAKS] [GROANS] Yeah, I definitely smell like pork.
Let's never do that again.
[GROANS] Agreed.
[SNIFFS] Hopefully, they won't smell you coming.
Turn around.
Captain! Shh, shh, shh, shh! Quiet, Mr.
I'm sorry I let Blackbeard take the Roger.
Look, you can apologize later.
How many men are still loyal to me? There's me, um, Hudson the Cook, uh, and One Eye Jack.
- Oh.
- Maybe.
What? That's it? I thought you said the crew loved you.
Well, what I meant was that they will love me after they learn that I have the map to Davy Jones' Locker.
But you don't have the map, Captain.
I do.
Poor Captain Hook.
Brought low by a man he despises.
First, I-I took his ship and then his map, and, uh, pretty soon, I'll take his life.
Ooh, big words.
It's a shame you don't make good on them.
One more word, and your foul-smelling friend here dies! Oh, you don't want to do that.
You can't go around killing royalty, and this here is Prince Henry of Storybrooke.
Very well.
In that case, set a course for Davy Jones' Locker.
And, uh, once we know the map is real, we'll offer the sharks a royal meal.
TILLY: I think my beignets are getting better.
This one's heart-shaped.
Yeah, well, we want them to be a little more beignet-shaped.
I'll tell you what.
How about you work out front instead? You think you can sell beignets to the masses? Selling comes natural to me.
I could sell land to a fish.
Oh, sorry, excuse me.
Why is Tilly here? Hopefully, she's going to join our beignet brigade.
- Beignet? - Jury's still out, though, but, um you seem like you are not in the mood.
My Spidey-sense says you are having some boy troubles? Henry he's got this new job offer in New York and he asked me if he should go, and I sort of told him yes.
- What? Why? - I don't know.
But I can't stop him from following his career.
He wanted you to stop him.
That's why he told you.
Now call him before he gets on that plane, or you are going to regret this for a very long time.
[SIGHS] [SMACKS BOOK] I can't do this.
You know why I wrote this book in the first place? Because I thought that these stories would give people hope.
And now, some psychopath is using it as a reason to kill people? Not if you stop them.
Stop putting that on me, okay? I don't I don't have any answers.
I don't have the secret codes to these stories because it turns out, I don't even understand them.
Hey, what are you doing? [SIGHS] I'm getting on a plane.
You're right.
New York is a long way from home.
And you know what? That's probably a good thing because nothing here really worked out so great.
And yet, we both know you're not really walking out that door.
Not if you're anything like the Henry Mills in that book, you're not.
You read the book? Yes, I did.
And I wouldn't dismiss those stories just yet.
You see, even though you can't admit it, I think you're quite a lot like your namesake.
He was my favorite character.
Of course he was.
Everyone loves a little kid full of hope and belief.
Yeah, I didn't like him because he was full of hope and belief.
I liked him because he fought for those things.
And I can tell you're not giving up just yet.
[CHUCKLES] Okay, what's funny? You're right.
I am a lot like the Henry in the book.
I wrote myself into it to connect with the stories.
I think that the killer is doing the same thing.
They think they're a character in the book.
Now we're getting somewhere.
So all you have to figure out is, which character are we looking for? [MEN SHOUTING] [CHEST THUDS] Well, Prince Henry, you'll be as amazed as I am to find your washed-up old pirate actually led us to Davy Jones' locker.
[LAUGHS] Oh, and to a watery grave for all three of you.
Let's have a look at what we've stolen from Davy Jones.
[METAL CLATTERS] Oh, good Lord.
[CHUCKLES] There it is.
The Star Sapphire of Davy Jones.
The ring with which he took his pirate bride and now a worthy addition to the legend of Blackbeard, scourge of the sea, the elegant duke, the crown prince of plunder, the baron of looting I stubbed my boot on this nail a thousand times.
It's about time it proved useful.
[ROPE TEARS] You want an adventure, lad? Now's your chance.
Go and get yourself that ring.
[SHOUTS, GRUNTS] BLACKBEARD: Get him on his blind side! Watch out on your left there! Eyes on the blades, boy! You're a quick lad.
But are you quicker than the legendary Blackbeard? Clearly, yes, I am.
Enough! Now give.
Next time we meet, you won't be getting such a fine gift as this for your bride.
How do you know about a bride? [LAUGHTER] This was a set-up? Is any of this real? Well, the treasure is.
Let's just split it three ways and go home.
A deal's a deal, Hook.
The Captain Hook I knew never would have made a fool of me.
HOOK: I know, lad.
It seems like the other Captain Hook was always helping you, and I thought if I helped you with this, then [SIGHS] maybe I I don't know.
[SAILS WHIPPING] Hook, I'm sorry, but I came to find my real story.
- [THUNDER RUMBLES] - A fake adventure doesn't help.
Lad, it looks like this adventure is about to get less fake.
[THUNDER RUMBLES] I've never seen a storm blow up like this.
No captain alive could steer us out of this.
I'll take up that challenge, and you can stop pretending to be captain.
Man your stations! Hey.
You know how to sail? Yeah, the other you taught me.
Then grab a robe.
We got to get out of here! [MEN SHOUTING] [DOOR BUZZES] How's our newest detective doing? Time will tell.
Hey, hey.
I think I got something.
Okay, in most of the chapters, it seems like they're studying the book, but in this one chapter, they corrected it.
This is my version of the Hansel and Gretel story, but look what the killer wrote on it "No happily ever after! Remember Gretel.
Ovens make the deepest burns," which, you know, that's pretty disturbing.
Um, oh, look, also they underlined "twins.
" Wait, so the killer thinks that he's living in the Hansel and Gretel story? And in their version, Gretel died.
So, in our killer's mind, he's Hansel avenging his sister's death.
Also, he's obsessed with scars, so maybe there was a fire or something in real life.
Nice work.
We can take a look at people with existing records, find the ones with sisters, especially twins, and cross-reference scars.
I'll get started.
We find our killer, you're gonna have one hell of a story to tell.
So, I suppose it's [SIGHS] finally time for you to catch your flight.
Oh, yeah.
Yeah, right.
Uh, yeah, I guess I better get going.
You don't seem so sure.
Yeah, I am.
It's a great opportunity.
Now you sound like you're trying to convince yourself.
What do you care? I already helped you, okay? - We're done.
- We are.
But, as I said, Henry Mills was my favorite character in the book.
He always knew the right path.
And I'd just hate to think his namesake would choose the wrong path.
[DOOR OPENS] Enjoy New York.
- Mmm.
- Hmm? Ah.
[CLICKS TONGUE] Well, it's your lucky day because this is our last free sample, and I always save the best for oh.
Well, hi.
It's you.
Tilly, right? Good memory.
You remembered me? Well, I saved your life the other day.
Kind of makes you hard to forget.
I mean, uh, good that you saved my life, obviously.
I don't think I got your name.
Margot with a "t.
" "Targot"? Other end.
Got it.
[LAUGHS] Well, thanks for saving my life, and, uh, for giving me some excellent advice.
You stayed in town.
I'm glad.
I pulled things together.
I was just in a bad place when we met.
Well, that's funny because now I am in one of those.
Well you came to the right bench because that there's called a beignet.
And nobody can feel bad while they're eating it, so eat.
And if you want, talk.
[SIGHS] Well, it's just my mom said she wanted me back in town, and then she's been, like, impossible to be around, and she's totally keeping things from me.
I'm sorry.
I feel bad for you.
And I feel bad for her, too.
Why? She's the one keeping secrets from me.
Yeah, well, I can't imagine having someone like you around and feeling like I couldn't tell you the truth for some reason.
And I'll bet it hurts her more than it hurts you.
Just a guess.
Might be a good guess.
You know, you're pretty astute for an almost runaway.
This rocks, by the way.
Best one we made all day.
It's heart-shaped.
Oh, yeah! Like a real heart.
That's cool.
You did this? Yeah.
It was an accident, but I think maybe it was a happy accident.
I think that it was.
You've got to be kidding me.
[THUNDER RUMBLES] [THUNDER RUMBLES] That whirlpool! Every time I think I've steered us clear SMEE: It's following us! The old girl can't hold out much longer! Do something! I think this is the end, lad.
I can't tell you enough how sorry I am to have brought you to this.
You were just trying to get me what I thought I wanted.
I've been so stupid.
Give me that ring! A whirlpool that follows you isn't normal.
It's magic! And I've got a feeling that a certain pirate king wants his ring back.
Hook, take us toward that whirlpool.
Wait, wait, wait.
Toward the whirlpool? You'll kill us all! If you are taking a risk for the sake of impressing Cinderella I'm not because it's suddenly become very clear to me that the only thing that she would want is for me to get home alive.
Take us toward the whirlpool! I trust any Hook to safely pilot any vessel in any realm.
No! No! [THUNDER CRACKS] [THUNDER CRACKS] Keep us steady! As close as you can! Aah! You've got it, sir! Throw it, lad! [THUNDER CRACKS] [MEN CHEERING] [LAUGHS] - Yes! - Whoo! [CHEERING CONTINUES] - You did it, lad.
- We did it.
[BOTH LAUGH] That's the story your family are gonna be telling about Henry Mills.
I told you.
I don't want that anymore.
I don't need a great story.
I just want a great life, the best life I can make with the people I love.
And I have to hope that that's gonna be enough, even for Cinderella.
- You okay? - HENRY: Hey.
Yeah, it's just a flat tire.
It's like yours last night.
It's an epidemic.
The universe does not want me to get on this flight today.
That's right.
You have that job interview in New York, huh? Forget your car.
Get in.
I'll drive you to the airport.
Come on.
What are you waiting for? Actually I don't think I'm getting on that flight tonight, Nick.
Why? I know it sounds crazy, but you want to know what I found in my flat tire? This.
It looks like part of a glass slipper, right? If that's not a sign, I don't know what is.
Starting to believe your own fairy tales? Maybe I'm starting to believe in myself.
So, if you're still offering that ride, I need to go see Jacinda, tell her how I feel.
Hop in.
Let's go get you everything you deserve.
Where is this? It's a very pretty lake.
I thought you were taking me somewhere famous.
Was there a battle around here? Nope.
And no one famous ever died here or cast a curse.
This may be the one place in the entire magical kingdom where nothing epic ever happened.
Well, it's gorgeous, and it doesn't need anything else.
I don't know how my story goes.
I wasn't born in a land with magic, and I may not get a fairy-tale life with a perfect ending, but you are the best and bravest woman that I have ever met.
And if you could make a leap of faith with me, I'd like to build a house right here for the two of us.
And we could see what kind of life we can make together.
[EXHALES SHARPLY] It's just a pretty ring.
Like me and this lake, it doesn't come with anything else.
Ella, I can't offer you a legend, but I can offer you my heart.
Can I say yes now? I really wish you would.
- [LAUGHS] [CHUCKLES] I thought that was Tilly's job.
Yeah, well, it turns out our girl was born to do sales.
Thanks, Tilly.
SABINE: She had the brilliant idea of handing out samples, and the customers love her.
They all know my name now.
I think it's because I'm talking to them instead of stealing anything without anyone seeing me.
Yeah, well, that's a good working theory.
I'm glad you've had a good first day.
Thank you, Sabine.
Yeah, thanks, Sabine.
Come on, then.
She's gonna pay me to do something I like.
[CHUCKLES] I didn't think it was possible.
And I met someone really special.
Oh, yeah? Who's that? She's called Margot with a "t" at the end, not the front.
It was like she really saw me, you know? Saw me for who I really am.
NICK: If you were trying to catch that flight, you were cutting it close.
Oh, yeah.
So, I was running late because I was talking to the detectives.
Turns out that the cult-killer guy had a copy of my book.
- Really? - Yeah.
So, uh, lawyer to storyteller, you guys have a theory on the on the case? Yeah, sort of.
Um, cult members killed his sister, so he's out for revenge, using my book to make it some kind of, like, righteous inquisition.
- Huh.
- Oh, hey.
Get this.
I'm pretty sure that this guy thinks that he's Hansel from the fairy tale.
[CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY] So, how do you do a Hansel hunt? You stake out the lederhosen stores? Dust for gingerbread? Look for breadcrumbs.
Hey, there's a Hilton up here.
They have an airport shuttle.
I could probably still make my flight.
Thought you wanted to go see Jacinda.
Yeah, I changed my mind.
You know what? I'll just get out up here.
[BRAKES SCREECH LIGHTLY] I don't think we're gonna make it to the airport tonight.
All right.
Hey, Mom! Well, look at you.
That's a happy girl.
- You had a good time with Kelly? - Yeah.
We spent most of the time organizing the supply, so it's fun.
But the real happy is because I have a good feeling about you and Henry.
Lucy, last time he was here, you practically threw him out the door.
Yeah, um, I've been thinking about that, and I guess I just got scared when it started getting real, you know? Everything was changing, but, you know, this is what I've always wanted you guys together.
You were about to call him.
Oh, go ahead.
You won't even know I'm here.
Honey, um, Henry's headed out of town.
He's got a chance at a job in New York.
No, no, no.
Call him and tell him he doesn't have to go.
Look, this is my fault because I got weird on you guys.
If you don't get together I'm gonna feel guilty for the rest of my life.
You know you want to.
[GRUNTS] [SIGHS] Hansel? Hmm.
It really is a pretty sound.
I haven't heard my real name in a very long time.
Chocolate? Wha hey, what What are you gonna do to me? Undetermined.
Well, hey, it's not too late to turn yourself in.
Just, uh we'll just tell him you're Hansel.
They'll think you're crazy, but that could be a good thing for you.
[SNIFFS] There's just one problem.
In that scenario, I don't get to keep killing.
And I'm not done killing.
[SIGHS] Margot? Hi.
Look, I'm sorry about what happened earlier.
Sounds like you've had a change of heart.
Yeah, well, somebody helped me see things a little bit differently.
Whatever reason, you feel like you can't tell me what's going on right now, and, well, that can't be fun for you, either.
I don't know what's going on with you, but I didn't mean to make things worse.
[CHUCKLES] [SIGHS] I'm really sorry I can't tell you everything, but it will change soon.
I hope so.
I don't like feeling like you're in some kind of trouble.
No, it's it's not me.
I'm fine.
I was thinking about some of what you said earlier, and you were right about Chad.
I-I miss him terribly, and I wish I could make that right.
Actually, I have some news on that front.
These were outside with your name on it.
Heart-shaped box At least what people call heart-shaped.
Must be from your man.