|"That Still Small Voice"|
|Season 01, Episode 05|
|Premiere date:||November 27, 2011|
|Written by:||Jane Espenson|
|Directed by:||Paul Edwards|
|Previous Episode:||"The Price of Gold"|
|Next Episode:||"The Shepherd"|
"That Still Small Voice" is the fifth episode of Season One of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Paul Edwards. It is the fifth episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 27, 2011.
As Sheriff Graham deputizes Emma, the ground shakes and a giant sinkhole mysteriously appears at the edge of town. But a curious Henry's life is placed in danger when he decides to explore the innards of the sinkhole to see if its contents can link the inhabitants of Storybrooke to the fairytale world. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world, Jiminy Cricket yearns to leave the family business and transform into the person he wants to be.
Reason: Need an ORIGINAL recap
These are scenes that are included on the Season One DVD.
"Blood is Thick" (Scene 37-38)
While walking alongside his parents, Jiminy protests what is going on and wants to leave them. He feels bad for the boy whose parents he turned into puppets. He tells his parents to just leave him, but they threaten to have him arrested, for what he did to the boy's parents and what he tried to do to them. They tell him to get in the back of the carriage, because he is just like them.
Martin: A commitment to excellence.
Myrna: Excellence at stealing money.
Myrna: We have elf tonic.
Martin: Made by elves from elves.
Myrna: Four out of five court physicians recommend it.
Martin: Fifth one died, before he could try it.
Martin: You are what you are. There's no changing it, Jiminy.
Emma Swan A tie? You know you don't have to dress a woman as a man to give her authority.
Sheriff Graham: So, you think you can get people to do what you want in that red coat?
Emma: I'm getting you to do what I want, right now.
Regina Mills: People of Storybrooke, don't be alarmed. We've always known that this area was honeycombed with old mining tunnels. But, fear not, I'm going to undertake a project to make this area safe, to rehabilitate it into city use. We will bulldoze it, collapse it, pave it.
Henry Mills: We can't let her do this. What if there is something down there?
Emma: They're just some old tunnels.
Henry: That just happened to collapse right after you get here? You're changing things. You're weakening the curse.
Henry: Did you do anything differently today, because something made this happen?
Emma: [Glances at deputy badge]
David Nolan: I'm trying to remember this place. It's like I woke up in some strange land...None of it makes sense. None of it feels real.
Mary Margaret Blanchard: That sounds lonely.
David: Actually, one thing does feel real: you.
Mary Margaret: What?
David: I know it's crazy, but I swear, you're the only thing in this whole place that feels right.
Regina: Lower me down.
Emma: Oh, no way.
Regina: He's my son.
Emma: He's my son, too.
Archie Hopper: Why do you think it's so important that your fairy-tale theory is true?
Henry: I don't know.
Archie: Give it a shot.
Henry: 'Cause, this can't be all that there is.
Regina: You will do as I say, or ...
Archie: Or what? You'll ruin my life? You'll do your worst? Because, I will always do my best.
Regina: Don't test me.
Archie: Oh, I don't need to, because you're going to leave me alone and let me do my work, in peace.
Regina: Really, why is that?
Archie: Because someday, Madam Mayor, you may find yourself in a custody battle. And do you know how the court determines who is a fit parent? They consult an expert, particularly one who has treated the child. So, I suggest that you think about that, and you allow me to do my work, and let me do it as my conscience tells me to.
- The opening title card features Rumplestiltskin's spinning wheel.
- In the scene Mary Margaret exits David's hospital room and stands at the counter, she is holding a pear.
- The Enchanted Forest flashbacks take place in an estimated gap of centuries long after the occurrence of Rumplestiltskin gaining the power of future sight from a Seer and receiving the last prophecy as seen in "Manhattan", and before the estimated gap in which the Ogre Wars Granny mentioned in "Red-Handed" occurred.(For more details, see the Enchanted Forest timeline)
- The Storybrooke events of this episode occur after the events of "The Price of Gold" and before the events of "The Shepherd".(For more details, see the Land Without Magic timeline)
- Sheriff Graham makes a reference to Emma's iconic red leather jacket, which first appeared in "Pilot".
- The event in which Jiminy accidentally kills Geppetto's parents is mentioned in "The Stranger".
- Donna and Stephen's marionette forms reappear in other episodes: "The Price of Gold", "The Shepherd", "The Stranger", "An Apple Red as Blood" and "A Land Without Magic", in Mr. Gold's pawnshop; and "Skin Deep", in the Dark Castle.
- The hidden purpose of Snow White's glass coffin is revealed in "The Evil Queen".
- The title card is used again in the episodes "Skin Deep" and "The Miller's Daughter".
- Henry has Apollo candy bars in his bag.
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode is a rendition of the Pinocchio story, focusing on Geppetto's voice of consciousness, the Talking Cricket as well as the role of the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair.