SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. The camera pans to show a castle, then a large forest. A lone stag roams on the forest road tending to a patch of grass. A coachman's voice is heard in the distance. Startled, the deer turns its head up and turns to leave hastily. Carriage horses stamp forward pulling a carriage on the road. Inside the carriage, Prince Charming looks out the window.
Prince Charming: What do you think of the view, my dear? (Camera moves from him to reveal his fiancée, Princess Abigail, sitting across from him. She holds a fan.)
Abigail: (Fanning herself rapidly and sighs) I’ve seen better. This is taking forever. I told you the Troll Road would’ve been quicker. (The carriage bounces) And far less bumpy. (Prince Charming takes a bag of jewelry in his lap and gazes at it. Abigail gazes at the box, and then at him.) Are you even listening to me?
Prince Charming: (Distractedly looks away from the bag) Yes, of course I am.
Coachman: Whoa, whoa! (Carriage horses neigh as they draw to a halt.)
Abigail: Now what? (The carriage stops. The Prince gets out to investigate, leaving behind the bag on the seat.)
Prince Charming: (To Abigail) Worry not—it’s but a fallen tree. Fellas? Shall we? (Overhead, the camera moves from the road to the top of the carriage. The scene briefly changes back to Prince Charming examining the end of the tree. Then, a cloaked figure lands on top of the carriage, which startles Abigail inside.)
Guard: (Prince Charming continues to assess the marks on the tree.) M'lord? What is it?
Prince Charming: These markings. This tree didn’t fall—it’s been cut. It’s an ambush. (The cloaked figure reaches into the open carriage door and grabs the bag on the seat. Abigail screams at the intrusion and Prince Charming rushes back.)
Abigail: Guards! Stop, thief! Help me! (The thief mounts a horse and makes a getaway. Prince Charming mounts a horse as well and chases after the thief. As he passes by the carriage, Abigail looks out the carriage door at the commotion. Charming manages to catch up to the thief, and when his horse speeds up to align with the other horse, he forces the thief from the horse to the ground)
Prince Charming: (He falls, and gets up to stand over the thief.) Show your face, you coward! (Prince Charming flips the thief over, and prepares a fist to punch. He stops, and the anger melts from his face to show dazed surprise. Camera switches to show the thief is a pale, fair faced woman) You’re…a girl.
Thief: Woman. (Grabbing a rock, she hits Prince Charming in the face with it. He sprawls to the side in pain. She gets back onto her horse and rides off.)
Prince Charming: (Gets up as his chin is bloodstained and yells at thief.) You can’t hide from me! Wherever you are, I will find you! (The thief turns to flash him a satisfied smirk as she gets away. Prince Charming shoots her an irritated look.)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Dr. Whale and Mary Margaret are on a date at Granny's Diner. She looks at him, and sips her drink.
Dr. Whale: Um, where were we? Something about you wanting fifteen kids?
Mary Margaret: (Shocked) No! Good lord, no. I meant in my class, where I teach. You’ll meet them tomorrow. (Dr. Whale nods in understanding, and then as she continues to speak, his gaze drifts to the person behind her. Ruby is clearing tables in the background, and is scantily clad in a white shirt showing her midriff with a red mini-skirt and high heels.) They’re coming to the hospital as part of the Volunteer Outreach Program.
Dr. Whale: (Ruby moves to another table almost directly behind Mary Margaret. He quickly shifts his eyes back in time to respond.) Oh, yeah. That is a great program.
Mary Margaret: (Dr. Whale tries to remain focused as she speaks, but keeps quickly glancing back at Ruby.) I mean, obviously I don’t want fifteen kids of my own. I-I mean, not that I don’t want kids. I do. (He loses interest in the conversation, and now his gaze is fixed on what is behind Mary Margaret.) I want kids, marriage, true love—I want it all. But that of course is… (She notices Dr. Whale is not paying attention to her. Slowly, she turns her head to see him ogling Ruby, who has finished cleaning the table and carries a tray as she passes them)
Mary Margaret: …wildly inappropriate for me to discuss on a first date.
Dr. Whale: Hmm?
Mary Margaret: Ruby?
Ruby: (She stops and turns back while holding the tray in the air with one hand.) Yes, Mary Margaret?
Mary Margaret: (Sadly) Check, please.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Mary Margaret is walking down the street after her disaster date. She stops and stares ahead, noticing a familiar face. Mary Margaret approaches a car, and inside sits Emma reading the newspaper with a flashlight.
Mary Margaret: Hey. You okay?
Emma: (Turns off flashlight) Oh, in the world of tight spots I’ve been in, crashing in my car doesn't even rank in the top ten.
Mary Margaret: You’re sleeping here?
Emma: Til I find a place.
Mary Margaret: You decided to stay. For Henry.
Emma: Yeah, I guess. This town doesn't seem to have any vacancies. None, actually. Is that normal?
Mary Margaret: Must be the curse.
Emma: Why are you out so late?
Mary Margaret: Well, I’m a teacher, not a nun. I had a date.
Emma: From the looks of things, it went well.
Mary Margaret: As well as they ever do.
Emma: Tell me he at least paid.
Mary Margaret: Mm-mm.
Mary Margaret: Well, guess if true love was easy, we’d all have it. You know, if things get cramped, I do have a spare room.
Emma: Thanks. I’m not really the roommate type. It’s just not my thing. I do better on my own.
Mary Margaret: Well, goodnight. Good luck with Henry.
Emma: Yeah… (Mary Margaret walks away as Emma gazes after her.)
SCENE: The town hospital. The kids from Mary Margaret’s class are around, hanging decorations. Mary Margaret notices Henry in the ICU unit at John Doe's bedside. He reaches to touch the man's face when Mary Margaret walks in.
Mary Margaret: Henry. We could really use your help with the decorations.
Henry: Is Mr. Doe going to be okay, Miss Blanchard?
Mary Margaret: His name’s not John Doe, honey. That’s just what they call people when they don’t know who they are.
Henry: Do you know who he is?
Mary Margaret: Nope. I just bring him flowers on my rounds.
Henry: What’s wrong with him?
Mary Margaret: I don’t know. He’s been like this as long as I’ve been volunteering.
Henry: Does he have any family or friends?
Mary Margaret: No one's claimed him.
Henry: So, he’s all alone.
Mary Margaret: Yeah… It's quite sad.
Henry: You sure you don’t know him?
Mary Margaret: Course I’m sure. Come on. You shouldn't be in here. (They exit the ICU as Henry steals a glance back. The camera focuses on John Doe's face. He bears the same scar on his chin as Prince Charming.)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Emma and Henry are the playground near the shore. Henry shows Emma an illustration in his storybook of Prince Charming with the visible scar on his face.
Henry: I found your father—Prince Charming.
Henry: He’s in the hospital, in a coma. See the scar? (He points it out in the book.) He has one, too.
Emma: So? Lots of people have scars.
Henry: In the same place? Don’t you see what this means? The curse is keeping them apart with the coma. Now they’re stuck without each other. We have to tell Miss Blanchard we found her Prince Charming.
Emma: Okay, kid. Telling someone their... soul mate is in a coma is probably not helpful. Not having a happy ending is painful enough, but giving someone unrealistic hope is far worse.
Henry: But what if I’m right? We know who they are. Now they have to know.
Emma: And how do you intend to make that happen?
Henry: By reminding him. We have to get her to read their story to John Doe. Then, maybe, he’ll remember who he is.
Emma: (She takes a deep breath to contemplate his plea.) ..Okay.
Emma: Yeah, we’ll do it. But we’ll do it my way. Let me ask her.
SCENE: Storybrooke. In her apartment, Mary Margaret makes cocoa for herself and Emma. They stand at the counter talking.
Mary Margaret: You want me to read to a coma patient?
Emma: Henry thinks it will help him remember who he was.
Mary Margaret: And, who does he think he was?
Emma: Prince Charming.
Mary Margaret: And if I’m Snow White, he thinks... me... and him...
Emma: He has a very active imagination, which is the point. I can’t talk him out of his beliefs, so we need to show him. Play along, do what he says and then maybe, just maybe--
Mary Margaret: He’ll see that fairy tales are just that—hat there’s no such thing as love at first sight or first kiss. He’ll see reality.
Emma: Something like that.
Mary Margaret: Well.. sadly, this plan is rather genius. We get him to the truth without hurting him.
Emma: I told him that we will all meet tomorrow for breakfast at Granny’s. And you will give a full report.
Mary Margaret: Well, I suppose I’ll get ready for my date. I guess I’ll have to do all the talking.
SCENE: The town hospital. Mary Margaret sits with John Doe in his room. She has Henry’s storybook.
Mary Margaret: Look, I know this is odd, but I’m doing it for... a friend. So please, just bear with me. (She begins reading.) "As the Prince chased the thief on horseback, through the treacherous forest, his betrothed crossed her arms and pouted, wondering how many dreadful, boring minutes it would take until they could resume their journey again. The thief vaulted over a fallen..." (The scene transitions to show the passage of time.) "...They didn't need words to express what they felt in their hearts, for it was here, in the shadow of the troll bridge, that their love was born, where they knew, no matter how they were separated, they would always--" (While unconscious, John Doe reaches out and grabs her hand. A shocked Mary Margaret looks at him, but he has not awakened.)
SCENE: The town hospital. Dr. Whale and Mary Margaret walk back into John Doe’s room.
Mary Margaret: No, I’m sure he’s waking up. He… He grabbed my hand.
Dr. Whale: Everything’s steady. The same as it’s always been. What were you doing in here?
Mary Margaret: Oh, I was just reading h-him a story.
Dr. Whale: Oh. Well perhaps you, um, dozed off. Perhaps you imagined it.
Mary Margaret: No, I didn't imagine anything.
Dr. Whale: Miss Blanchard, I can only tell you what I see, which is nothing. Sometimes there are minor fluctuations in readings. Perhaps you heard the machine register something and misunderstood? Look, why don’t you go home, get some rest. If anything changes, I’ll call you, okay? (Mary Margaret leaves. Dr. Whale calls someone via phone.)
Regina: (Picking up) Yes?
Dr. Whale: It’s Dr. Whale. You told me to call you if there was ever a change in a John Doe. Something’s happened.
Dr. Whale: One of our volunteers said he grabbed her. And there was a slight fluctuation in brain activity.
Regina: And who was this volunteer?
Dr. Whale: Mary Margaret Blanchard.
SCENE: Mary Margaret's apartment. She sits on her bed, flipping through the book. The illustration of Snow White zooms into the Enchanted Forest. The thief who previously stole Prince Charming's jewels gathers various things and puts them into a bag. Also, she puts a necklace with a bottle around her neck. She slings the bag over her shoulder and heads outside to walks a short distance before being caught in a net. Prince Charming comes out of hiding; laughing.
Prince Charming: I told you I’d find you. No matter what you do, I will always find you.
Thief: Is this the only way you can catch a woman? By entrapping her?
Prince Charming: It’s the only way to catch a thieving scum.
Thief: Aren't you a real "Prince Charming".
Prince Charming: I have a name, you know.
Thief: Don’t care. Charming suits you. Now cut me down, Charming.
Prince Charming: I’ll release you, when you return the leather pouch you stole with my jewels.
Thief: Not the jewelry type.
Prince Charming: Indeed. I noticed.
Thief: What is that supposed to mean? Are you insulting me?
Prince Charming: No, quite right. My apologies. How dare I cast aspersions at the person who robbed me? Where are my jewels?
Thief: I sold them.
Prince Charming: What?
Thief: What do you care? Don’t you have a palace full of treasures somewhere?
Prince Charming: These were special. Among them was a ring that belonged to my mother. A ring I was about to give--
Thief: The nag with the bad attitude? That’s what this is about?
Prince Charming: She’s my fiancée.
Thief: Good luck with that. You must be getting something impressive to have agreed to that union.
Prince Charming: Excuse me?
Thief: I know how this works. True love? It doesn’t exist. It’s all arranged marriages and business transactions. There’s no such thing as love at first sight or first kiss. Let me guess–her kingdom wants to take over yours and this is, what, a last ditch effort to avoid war?
Prince Charming: This is not a takeover. It’s a merger, and quite frankly, it’s none of your business. Now, this is what’s going to happen.
Prince Charming: I’m going to cut you down and you will take me to whoever has my jewels and then, you’re going to get my ring back.
Thief: Mm-mm. Why would I do that?
Prince Charming: Because you don’t want me to tell anyone who you really are. (He takes out a piece of paper. It’s a wanted poster for Snow White, who the thief looks identical to.)
Prince Charming: Snow White. Help me get my ring back, or I turn you over to the Queen’s forces. And I have a feeling the Queen’s not as "charming" as I am.
Snow White: Well, I wouldn’t want to stand in the way of your getting true love. (Prince Charming cuts her down from the net.)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Henry and Emma are sitting in the diner. Emma has just changed her shirt.
Emma: Thanks for the shirt. Hey, is this your mother’s?
Henry: She’ll never notice.
Emma: Where does she think you are, anyway?
Henry: Playing Whac-A-Mole.
Emma: And she bought that?
Henry: She wants to believe it, so she does.
Emma: Oh, imagine that. (Mary Margaret enters the diner.)
Henry: She’s here.
Emma: Hey, don’t get your hopes up. We’re just getting started, okay?
Mary Margaret: He woke up.
Henry: I knew it.
Mary Margaret: I mean, he didn't "wake up" wake up, but he grabbed my hand.
Henry: He’s remembering!
Emma: What did the doctor say?
Mary Margaret: That I imagined it, but I’m not crazy. I know it happened.
Henry: We have to go back. You have to read to him again.
Mary Margaret: Let’s go.
Emma: Wait, wait what?
Mary Margaret: If I got through to him, if we made a connection..
Emma: You don’t believe...
Mary Margaret: That he’s Prince Charming? Of course not. Somehow, some way, I touched him.
SCENE: The town hospital. Emma, Henry, and Mary Margaret have just arrived there.
Henry: You’re right—he’s waking up.
Graham: Henry, you should stay back.
Mary Margaret: What’s going on? Is it John Doe? Is he okay?
Graham: He’s missing. (The three notice that Regina is in John Doe’s room. Regina sees them, and approaches them.)
Regina: What the hell are you doing here? And you – I thought you were at the arcade. Now you’re lying to me?
Mary Margaret: What happened to John Doe? Did someone take him?
Graham: We don’t know yet. His IVs were ripped out but there’s no sign for sure there’s a struggle.
Henry: What did you do?
Regina: You think I had something to do with this?
Emma: It is curious that the mayor is here.
Regina: I’m here because I’m his emergency contact.
Mary Margaret: You know him?
Regina: I found him. On the side of the road years ago with no ID. I brought him here.
Dr. Whale: Mayor Mills saved his life.
Mary Margaret: Will he be okay?
Dr. Whale: Okay? The man’s been on feeding tubes for years on constant supervision. He needs to get back here right away or, quite honestly, "okay" might be a pipe dream.
Emma: Well then, let’s quit yapping and start looking.
Regina: That’s what we’re doing? Just stay out of this, dear. And since I clearly can’t keep you away from my son, I guess I’m just going to have to keep my son away from you. Enjoy my shirt, because that’s all you’re getting. Sheriff, find John Doe. You heard Dr. Whale. Time is precious. (Regina and Henry leave.)
Graham: Doctor, how long between your rounds since you last saw him?
Dr. Whale: Twelve hours or so.
Graham: Then that’s what we need to account for. (Everyone heads to the security room. Walter, the hospital security guard, and Leroy, the hospital janitor are both there.)
Graham: You two were the only employees on the floor last night. And you saw nothing.
Walter: Not a thing.
Emma: Did anyone walk by?
Leroy: I didn't see nothin’.
Graham: Miss Blanchard, was there anything unusual you saw during your trip with your class?
Mary Margaret: I don’t think so.
Emma: We’re looking at the wrong tape. This is the ward where Henry’s class put up decorations. If this was really the tape from last night, we’d see the banners the kids hung.
Leroy: Tch, you fell asleep again.
Walter: You selling me out?
Leroy: I ain't getting fired for this.
Walter: At least I don’t drink on the job.
Graham: Gentlemen, enough. Where’s the real tape? (The tape is switched. They see John Doe get up and walk out the door)
Mary Margaret: He walked out alone. He’s okay.
Emma: Four hours ago. Where does this door lead?
Leroy: The woods.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Prince Charming and Snow White are traveling through.
Prince Charming: (He notices a necklace around her neck with some kind of substance in a glass pouch.) I thought you weren't the jewelry type. What’s that around your neck?
Snow White: Don’t worry about it. (Prince Charming takes the necklace from her neck.) Careful! It’s a weapon.
Prince Charming: Dust? What kind of weapon is dust?
Snow White: Fairy dust.
Prince Charming: I thought that was a good thing?
Snow White: When it comes from a good fairy. This stuff? Is deadly. It transforms the most fearsome of adversaries into a form that’s easily squashed.
Prince Charming: Then why didn't you use it on me?
Snow White: Cause you’re not worth it. It’s very hard to come by. I’m saving it for a special someone.
Prince Charming: Ah, the Queen. You got a lot of anger there, don’t you, Snow?
Snow White: The charges on her posters are lies. It didn't stop her from sending her huntsman to rip out my heart.
Prince Charming: What happened?
Snow White: Well, not everyone is a soulless royal. He took pity on me and let me go. I’ve been hiding in the forest ever since. Trying to amass enough fortune to leave this place. Escape to another realm. Somewhere isolated. Where I can never be hurt.
Prince Charming: Sounds lonely.
Snow White: No lonelier than an arranged marriage.
Prince Charming: At least I don’t prey on the innocent.
Snow White: Up until now, I've only ever stolen from the Queen. I thought your carriage was one of hers. No one else ever uses that road.
Prince Charming: I took the scenic route.
Snow White: Well, lucky for me. All I’m doing, Charming, is what it takes to survive. She wants me dead.
Prince Charming: So, what did you do to incur that much wrath?
Snow White: She blames me for ruining her life.
Prince Charming: Did you?
Snow White: Yes. (They continue on until they come to a river.) I’m thirsty. May I?
Prince Charming: Sure. Make it quick. (They both take a drink from the river. While Prince Charming has his back turned, Snow White hits him and then pushes him into the river. She digs through the bag to find the pouch. Snow White runs back into the forest until she gets to the road. There, she encounters the Evil Queen’s guards. They surround her.)
Guard: Huh. Look who we found. There’s nowhere to hide. The Queen wants your heart. And we’re not going to disappoint her.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Emma, Graham and Mary Margaret are in the woods searching for John Doe.
Emma: What is it?
Graham: The trail runs out here.
Emma: You sure? Because I thought tracking was one of your skills.
Graham: Just give me a second. This is my world. I got it.
Emma: Right. Sorry.
Mary Margaret: What does he mean, ‘His world’? Isn't finding people your thing, too?
Emma: Sure. Just, people I find usually run places like Vegas. Not a lot hit the woods.
Mary Margaret: That’s an interesting job – finding people. How’d you fall into it?
Emma: Looking for people is just what I've done. As long as I can remember.
Mary Margaret: What made you start? Your parents? Henry told me that your… Th-that you were from a similar situation to his own. Did you ever find them?
Emma: Depends who you ask. (They hear a crack behind them. They turn around as Henry runs down a hill.)
Mary Margaret: Henry!
Henry: Did you find him yet?
Emma: No, not yet. You shouldn’t be here.
Henry: I can help. I know where he’s going.
Mary Margaret: And where’s that?
Henry: (To Mary Margaret) He’s looking for you.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Snow White is slammed against a tree by a guard. Another guard takes out a dagger and approaches her.
Guard: Hold her still. (The guard raises the dagger above Snow White’s chest, but is suddenly hit a knife from behind and collapses. Prince Charming emerges from behind a tree and begins a fight with the other guard. Snow White White runs towards the fallen guard’s horse, which has a weapon, but she is grabbed by another guard on horseback. Prince Charming defeats the guard he was fighting, then notices the retreating guard and Snow White. He takes a bow and an arrow and shoots the guard off the horse. Prince Charming emerges from behind a tree and begins a fight with the other guard. Snow White runs towards the fallen guard’s horse, which has a weapon, but she is grabbed by another guard on horseback. Prince Charming defeats the guard he was fighting, then notices the retreating guard and Snow White. He takes a bow and an arrow and shoots the guard off the horse.)
Prince Charming: Are you alright?
Snow White: You saved me.
Prince Charming: Seemed like the honorable thing to do. Are you ready?
Snow White: For what?
Prince Charming: My jewels.
Snow White: Right, you've got a wedding to get to. The trolls I sold them to are just beyond the next ridge. We need to be careful.
Prince Charming: What? Of trolls?
Snow White: You've clearly never met one.
Prince Charming: Aren't they just little people?
Snow White: You’re thinking of dwarves. Show a little respect. They’ll cut your hand off sooner than they’ll shake it.
Prince Charming: Well, then let’s get this over with.
Snow White: Yes, we've both got places to be. So, let’s go.
Prince Charming: You have your lonely little corner of solitude to find?
Snow White: And you have a ring less fiancée to appease.
SCENE: Storybrooke. In the woods, Emma, Graham, Henry and Mary Margaret and still searching for John Doe.
Henry: You’re the one who woke him up. You’re the last one he saw. He wants to find you!
Mary Margaret: Henry, it’s not about me. I just… I think he’s lost and confused. He’s been in a coma a long time.
Henry: But he loves you! You need to stop chasing him, and let him find you.
Emma: Kid. You need to go home. Where’s your mom? She’s going to kill me and then you…and then me again.
Henry: She dropped me at the house. Then, went right out.
Emma: Well, we need to get you back immediately.
Graham: Guys! (He shows them John Doe’s bloody hospital bracelet.)
Mary Margaret: Is that…
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Prince Charming and Snow White come to a bridge on horseback. They get off, and Snow White sends the horse away.
Snow White: Trolls don’t like horses. We walk from here. Follow me and keep quiet.
Prince Charming: Where are they?
Snow White: Oh, they’re here. (She leaves a pile of gold coins on the edge of the bridge. Several trolls then climb up the side of the bridge.)
Snow White: It’s fine. I know them.
Troll: Why’re you here? I thought we were done.
Snow White: I want to make another trade.
Troll: I’m not talking in front of him. Who is this guy?
Snow White: No, he’s with me.
Troll: Oh, that’s good. With you. That makes it all fine.
Snow White: He’s no one. Look, I want to buy back the jewels I sold you.
Troll: Who is he?
Snow White: I said don’t worry about it. Look, I’ll give you back all your money. Just give me the ring. You can keep everything else. (Another troll takes out the pouch and goes to give it to Prince Charming.)
Prince Charming: Thank you. We appreciate the help.
Troll: He’s too eager. This is a setup.
Snow White: It’s not!
Troll: He’s a royal! (The troll grabs Snow White. Prince Charming draws his sword.)
Prince Charming: Let her go!
Snow White: No! You can trust me. Look, you can trust me. If I wanted to set you up, I would have done it the first time.
Troll: The time for dealing is done. Seize him! (The trolls check Prince Charming’s bag and pat him down. They take the necklace of fairy dust and throw it aside. They find the wanted poster for Snow White.)
Troll: Snow White. Quite a reward. Take her. (The prince picks his sword off the ground and attacks the trolls. Snow White gets away.)
Prince Charming: Go! I’m right behind you. (Snow White runs, but grabs the fairy dust on the way. Prince Charming fights off the trolls and manages to kick one off the bridge. A troll trips Prince Charming and the others drag him back. Snow White doesn't notice and continues to flee towards a safe distance.)
Snow White: (To Prince Charming) Follow me! They don’t know the forest like I do. (She turns to look around and realizes that the trolls still have the prince. They are about to kill Prince Charming)
Troll: Royal blood is the sweetest of all. (Snow White uses the fairy dust to transform the trolls into bugs.)
Prince Charming: You… You saved me.
Snow White: It’s the honorable thing to do.
Prince Charming: What about your special someone?
Snow White: I’ll think of something else.
Prince Charming: Thank you.
Snow White: Anyway, how could I let Prince Charming die?
Prince Charming: I told you – I have a name. It’s James.
Snow White: It’s nice to meet you, James. We should go. There may be more of them coming.
SCENE: Storybrooke. The four are still combing the woods. They come to the Toll Bridge.
Mary Margaret: Where is he? Can you see him?
Graham: The trail dies at the water line. (They spot John Doe lying in the water.)
Mary Margaret: Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god!
Graham: I need an ambulance! At the old Toll Bridge, as soon as possible. (Emma, Graham and Mary Margaret drag John Doe to the shore.)
Mary Margaret: No, no, no, no, no! No, no, no! I found you!
Emma: It’s going to be okay.
Graham: Help’s coming.
Henry: Is he okay?
Henry: Is he going to be okay?
Emma: Henry, don’t look. Okay? Don’t look.
Mary Margaret: Come back to us. Come back to me. (She starts CPR. When she puts her mouth on his, he starts breathing again and coughs up water.)
John Doe: You saved me.
Henry: She did it. She did it! She woke him up.
Emma: Yeah, kid. She did.
John Doe: Thank you.
Mary Margaret: Who are you?
John Doe: I don’t know.
Mary Margaret: It’s okay. You’re going to be okay.
SCENE: The town hospital. John Doe is brought in for recovery.
Nurse: Watch your back. Coming through!
Dr. Whale: We got it from here. (The four watch through the outside glass door as he is being treated by doctors. Kathryn, his wife, bursts into the room where John Doe is being treated and rushes to his side.)
Kathryn: David! David, is that you?
Dr. Whale: Excuse me, ma’am?
Kathryn: Oh my god…
Dr. Whale: Ma’am, you can’t be in here. Please, you can’t be here right now.
Dr. Whale: You can’t be here, ma’am. Can you wait over here for a second, okay?
Mary Margaret: Who is that? (Regina walks up behind them.)
Regina: His wife.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Snow White and Prince Charming are walking through the forest.
Prince Charming: So…well, you probably want this.
Snow White: Right, the gold. Thank you. And, um, you can’t get married without this. (She gives him back the pouch with his jewels and the ring. He takes out the ring.)
Prince Charming: Ah. I know–not your style.
Snow White: Well, there’s only one way to find out. (She tries on the ring.)
Snow White: Yeah, not me at all. I’m sure your fiancée will love it. (She gives the ring back.)
Prince Charming: Yeah. Yeah, if you need more, you can have the rest. The ring is all I require.
Snow White: Oh, no. I’m good, thanks. We both got what we wanted.
Prince Charming: Well, wherever you’re going, be careful. If…if you need anything-
Snow White: You’ll find me.
Prince Charming: Always.
Snow White: I almost believe that.
Prince Charming: Well, goodbye, Snow White.
Snow White: Goodbye, Prince Charming.
Prince Charming: I told you – it’s James.
Snow White: Nah, still like Charming better. (Snow White and Prince Charming part ways)
SCENE: The town hospital. Kathryn and David are in the room together. Emma, Henry, Mary Margaret and Regina are outside David’s room.
Regina: His name is David Nolan. And that’s his wife, Kathryn. And the joy on her face, well, it’s put me in quite the forgiving mood. We’ll talk about your insubordination later. Do you know what insubordination means? It means you’re grounded. (Kathryn exits David’s room.)
Kathryn: Thank you. Thank you for finding my David.
Mary Margaret: Um, I-I don’t understand. You didn't…you didn't know that he was here in a coma?
Kathryn: A few years ago, David and I were not getting along. It was my fault, I know that now. I was difficult and unsupportive. I told him if he didn't like things, he could leave. And he did. And I didn’t stop him. It was the worst mistake I ever made.
Emma: You didn't go look for him?
Kathryn: I assumed he’d left town all this time. And now I know why I never heard from him. Now I get to do what I've wanted to do forever – say I’m sorry. Now we get a second chance.
Mary Margaret: That’s wonderful. (Dr. Whale enters.)
Dr. Whale: Well, it’s something of a miracle.
Kathryn: He’s okay?
Dr. Whale: Ah, physically, he’s on the mend, um, his memory is another issue. It may take time, if at all.
Mary Margaret: What brought him back?
Dr. Whale: That’s the thing. There’s no explanation. Something just clicked in him.
Emma: He just got up and decided to go for a stroll?
Dr. Whale: He woke up and he was delirious and his first instinct was to go find something, I guess.
Kathryn: Can I see him?
Dr. Whale: Yeah, of course. (Kathryn goes back into David’s room)
Regina: Henry, let’s go.
Henry: Wait, my backpack. (He goes back to grab his backpack and whispers to Mary Margaret) Don’t believe them. You’re the one he was looking for.
Mary Margaret: Henry…
Henry: He was going to the Troll Bridge. It’s like the end of the story.
Mary Margaret: Henry, he was going there because it’s the last thing I read to him.
Henry: No, it’s because you belong together.
Regina: Henry. (She and Henry leave. Emma catches up to Regina and Henry, who are at the entrance of the hospital.)
Emma: Madam Mayor!
Regina: Wait by the car. (Henry leaves the two alone.)
Regina: Miss Swan, I let you off the hook back there. Don’t press it.
Emma: I’m sorry, but Mrs. Nolan? Kind of feels like her story could be a load of crap. All this time, there’s a John Doe lying around in a coma and nobody puts it in the news, nobody goes looking. Something’s not right here.
Regina: Well, what else would make sense to you? Why would Miss Nolan lie? Do you think I cast a spell on her?
Emma: I think it’s rather strange you've been his emergency contact all these years and you only found her now.
Regina: Well, this town is bigger than you know. It’s entirely possible to get lost here. It’s entirely possible for bad things to happen.
Emma: And just when it’s convenient you manage to solve the mystery?
Regina: Thanks to you. That tape you found was a stroke of genius. So, we went back and looked at past tapes. Turns out Mr. Doe’s been talking in his sleep. He’s been calling out for a Kathryn. After that, it wasn't hard to put the pieces together. And here I thought you and Mary Margaret would be pleased. True love won out. So bask in the moment, dear. Were it not for you two, they would have lived their lives completely alone. That’s why I’m willing to forgive your incessant rudeness. Because all this has reminded me of something oh-so very important. How grateful I am to have Henry. Because not having someone? Well, that’s the worst curse imaginable.
SCENE: The town hospital. Mary Margaret watches David and Kathryn hug in his room. She looks down to her hand and distractedly fiddles with her ring. Later, Mary Margaret is sitting at home. There’s a knock on the door.
Mary Margaret: Emma.
Emma: Sorry to bother you so late. Is that spare room still available? (Mary Margaret nods and lets Emma in.)