SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Palace.
Queen Eva: Let's be certain she's seated as far away from the Duke as possible, for the Duchess' sake.
Woman: Yes, Ma'am. (she leaves)
Snow White: Do you like it?
Queen Eva: Oh, my dear Snow. You are an absolute vision. You are gonna be the talk of the ball, and not just because it's for your birthday. (Snow White and Queen Eva embrace.) Come. I can hardly believe you're growing up so fast. Which reminds me – I have a gift for you. It was my mother's once and her mother's before that, and soon it will be yours.
(They enter another room where they catch a servant trying on Snow's gift – a tiara.)
Queen Eva: Johanna.
Johanna: (removes the tiara) Oh! Oh, Your Majesty. Oh, please forgive me. I just wanted to see...
Snow White: How dare you? That's mine. It's not for a servant.
Johanna: It was my mistake.
Snow White: Servants don't wear crowns.
Queen Eva: Enough.
Johanna: I'm sorry, Your Majesty...
Queen Eva: No, I was talking to Snow.
Snow White: Me?
Queen Eva: I thought I raised you better than that, Snow. It doesn't matter whether one is a servant or royalty. Everyone in the kingdom deserves our love and respect.
Snow White: But she took my tiara...
Queen Eva: She apologized. And it isn't yours yet.
Johanna: Your Majesty, it's all right.
Queen Eva: You're kind, Johanna, but Snow must learn. My dear, we are all the same.
Snow White: But I thought we were royals.
Queen Eva: We are, but that doesn't make us better than anyone else. The upcoming ball, for instance...can you tell me what it's for?
Snow White: It's to honor me on my birthday.
Queen Eva: No. It's for you to honor them by showing them you will be a kind and benevolent leader when that time comes. (Johanna gives Eva the tiara) When you are crowned with this on your birthday, it will be a symbol that you will always hold goodness in your heart and rule justly. Now do you understand?
Snow White: I do, mother. (Eva gives Snow the tiara) It's beautiful.
Queen Eva: (chuckles) And it's heavier than it looks. (Suddenly she gasps in pain and collapses)
Johanna: (rushes to support her) Your Majesty!
Snow White: Mother!
Queen Eva: I'm fine.
Johanna: No, no, you are not. (she helps sit her on a near chair) Come. There. I'm getting the doctor. (she exists quickly)
Snow White: (breathing heavily) Mother.
Queen Eva: (whispers) I'm fine, dear.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Blanchard Loft. Mary Margaret reminisces whilst looking in the mirror. David cooks breakfast behind her.
Mary Margaret: What are you doing?
David: I'm making breakfast.
Mary Margaret: Why?
David: I’m hungry.
Mary Margaret: You think I don't know what you're doing? We talked about this. We had a deal.
David: (Dishes clatter) I know. I know. But with the curse broken, I thought maybe you would change your mind.
Mary Margaret: Well, I didn't. What's this? (She points to the gift on the table)
David: Birthday present.
Mary Margaret: No, I told you...
David: It's not from me.
Mary Margaret: No one else knows.
David: Apparently someone does, and they also think you should celebrate. It was left outside the door this morning. (Ignoring the card, Mary Margaret opens the gift and sees a diamond tiara.) What is it? (She shows him the tiara and begins to tear-up) I thought that was lost when the curse hit.
Mary Margaret: (Voice breaks) So did I. (Sniffles)
(She hands the tiara to David and opens up the card: "Thinking of you today - Johanna")
Mary Margaret: (Exhales) Johanna.
David: I didn't know she was in Storybrooke.
Mary Margaret: Neither did I.
David: After the curse, you were gone for a while. You know, we're all still finding each other. It hasn't been easy.
Mary Margaret: I have to go. (Sniffles)
David: Okay. Hey. Happy Birthday. (They kiss)
Mary Margaret: Thank you for understanding. You should go. It's getting late. You have to go to work.
David: I know. I just...I just wish this day made you happier.
Mary Margaret: I know, but we both know it can't.
SCENE: Storybrooke Sheriff Department. Present. David arrives for work. As he hangs up his coat, Hook ambushes him and knocks him unconscious with a crowbar, taking his keys.
Hook: Apologies, mate, but I think you have something of mine. (He unlocks the drawer and retrieves his hook, swapping out his fake hand for his hook.)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Outside a house. A woman is planting a small flower garden in her backyard. Mary Margaret appears and approaches her.
Mary Margaret: Johanna?
Johanna: (Whispers) Snow.
Mary Margaret: It's "Mary Margaret" here.
Johanna: No. You will always be my dear Snow. (They embrace)
Mary Margaret: I never thought I'd see you again. Or this. (She holds up the tiara)
Johanna: Oh. I came across it in Mr. Gold's shop, and I knew how much it meant to you. I knew you had to have it.
Mary Margaret: Mm. (Whispers) Thank you. Oh. I haven't seen those flowers in a long time.
Johanna: They reminded me of you, because they could survive the harshest winter, and you were born during the harshest one of all.
Mary Margaret: That's why she named me "Snow."
Johanna: I thought keeping this garden would be a nice way to honor her.
Mary Margaret: It is.
Johanna: (Voice breaks) I miss her, too. (Whispers) Oh, you ... (she wipes a tear of Mary Margaret's cheek when suddenly they hear a rustling noise)
Johanna: What was that?
Mary Margaret: Stay here. I'm sure it was nothing.
Mary Margaret: No, no, please. Please, just stay here. I'll be right back. (She leaves to investigate)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Out in the woods. Dirt sifting. Shovel thuds. Mary Margaret stumbles upon Regina and Cora. Regina is digging a hole, whilst Cora stands of to the side. Mary Margaret stays back and eavesdrops.
Cora: (Paper rustling) And you're sure this is where we're supposed to dig?
Regina: (Sighs) Yes. Hook marked it clearly. Rumplestiltskin's dagger is here.
Cora: Unless Hook lied to us.
Regina: (Sighs) Well, then this map is useless. Gold is the only one who can translate it.
Cora: Oh, don't worry, sweetheart. Hook could've saved us a lot of effort with honesty, but the truth is, we don't need anyone. I can reconstruct the map. It'll just take a bit more time. And when we find it, I promise you, I'll use that dagger to force the Dark One to kill anyone you like.
SCENE: Storybrooke Sheriff Department. Present. Mary Margaret arrives at the Sheriff station to find David unconscious on the floor. She rushes over to him and tries to wake him.
Mary Margaret: David? David! David?! David! (David comes to) Oh! David? (Inhales deeply) What happened?
David: (Groans) Hook. (Strained voice) He ambushed me. (Mary Margaret helps him up) Mm.
Mary Margaret: Are you hurt?
David: I'm fine. It's not me he wants. It's Gold... and his hook. Yeah, I'm gonna enjoy throwing his ass in jail.
Mary Margaret: Hook isn't the problem, David.
David: Tell that to my head.
Mary Margaret: It's Regina. She's been lying to us. She's working with Cora to find Gold's dagger.
David: The dagger controls him. If Cora gets it, she can force Gold and all his power to do her bidding.
Mary Margaret: Or... become the Dark One herself.
David: Neither one of those options sounds good. Lucky for us, we can call the man himself. (Begins dialing) He's with Emma.
Mary Margaret: I already tried it. Sent a message.
David: (Hangs up the receiver) Well, we can't just wait.
Mary Margaret: No, we have to buy time until they call us back or return.
Mary Margaret: Regina. She doesn't trust her mother. Never has. If we can put some doubt in her about Cora's motives, it might slow them down.
David: And you think she'll just trust you?
Mary Margaret: Well, she doesn't need to trust me. She just has to listen to me. And I know how to get her to do that.
SCENE: New York City in the Land Without Magic. Present. Neal Cassidy and Henry Mills talk and walk whilst Mr. Gold and Emma Swan trail behind them.
Neal: So, uh...You like pizza?
Henry: Yeah. L-let me guess. You're gonna tell me the best pizza's in New York and I gotta try it, right?
Neal: Actually, it's in the Kingdom of Damarian on the north shore of the Dragon Fields of Zorn. Nah, it's in New York. Here, let's get you a slice.
Henry: So you're really from there?
Neal: Yeah, I am.
(Neal and Henry enter the pizza shop whilst Emma and Mr. Gold stand outside)
Emma: Do you think that we should...
Mr. Gold: If we were welcome, I feel confident an invitation would have been extended. It's a sad truth that the people closest to us are the ones capable of causing us the most pain. That's our common ground, Ms. Swan.
Emma: Guess my lying to him just caught up with me.
Mr. Gold: Ah, give him time. He'll forgive you.
Emma: Is that you projecting your own hopes?
Mr. Gold: (Scoffs) My son and I have some way to go.
Emma: I can see that.
Mr. Gold: I need you to speak to him. Try and convince him to come back to Storybrooke with us.
Emma: If I recall, it was only one favor I owed you, and I think I'm paid up.
Mr. Gold: This isn't about me anymore. You'll do it for Henry.
Emma: How do you figure that?
Mr. Gold: Well, because if you don't, you're gonna wake up one morning and discover he's hopped on a bus back to New York. He ran away to Boston to be with you. He'll do the same thing for his father.
Emma: Until Neal lets him down, which he will. It'll be a hard lesson, but then at least Henry will understand that I lied to protect him.
Mr. Gold: Someone's beginning to sound a lot like Regina. I think the real reason you lied was to protect yourself.
Emma: What's that supposed to mean?
Mr. Gold: From getting hurt again.
Emma: That's not happening.
Mr. Gold: You want a second chance with that man.
Emma: What makes you think that?
Mr. Gold: The look on your face.
Emma: You have no idea what—
Neal: What are we talking about?
Henry: Emma, Neal wanted to show me the museum. Do you think we can go back to the apartment and get my camera?
Neal: Yeah, well, I...kids like culture, right?
Emma: Sure. Yeah, that's fine. You like the New York pizza?
Henry: Yeah. It's delicious, cheesy, and doesn't lie.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Granny's Diner. Regina enters and meets Mary Margaret who is seated at a booth waiting for her.
Regina: So how is Henry? Is he okay?
Mary Margaret: He's fine. Everything's fine.
Regina: What'd he say?
Mary Margaret: I didn't actually talk to him. (Regina sits down)
Regina: (Sighs) Then why am I here?
Mary Margaret: Because I know you've been lying, and I thought it was time we talked about it.
Regina: I don't know what you're talking about.
Mary Margaret: No, no, no, no. No more lying. I know you've been with your mother. I know you're looking for the dagger.
Regina: What I'm doing is my business.
Mary Margaret: There's a war starting, Regina.
Regina: That much is clear, yes.
Mary Margaret: Lucky for you, you've earned enough good will with me to give you one last chance, a chance to choose the right side... the side of good.
Regina: Have you ever considered that maybe, perhaps... I am good? I was always the Queen. It was you who added "Evil" to my name.
Mary Margaret: Good doesn't do what you do. Why? Regina, why go back to being this way after how hard you tried?
Regina: And what did it get me? Dinner with a bunch of hypocrites who pretend they'll forgive me, when... in their hearts, they know... they never will. You're giving me the chance? How about I give you one? Stay out of my way. (She gets up to leave)
Mary Margaret: Listening to your mother is a mistake, Regina.
Regina: (scoffs) Because listening to you will work out so much better.
Mary Margaret: She doesn't care about Henry. All she wants is power.
Regina: Power is how you get things.
Mary Margaret: She doesn't care about you.
Regina: Really? And what would you know about mothers? (she leaves) (door bells jingle)
SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Palace. Snow White and Johanna watch as a Doctor examines a sick Eva.
Snow White: Do you know what's wrong with her?
Doctor: Not yet, my dear. But I have hope that we shall know soon.
Snow White: Then she'll be all right?
Queen Eva: (weakly) Snow.
Snow White: Mother.
Doctor: You should call for the King immediately.
Johanna: W-what... what message shall I give him?
Doctor: That whatever business he's attending to can wait. He should be at his wife's side.
Snow White: We'll cancel the ball and turn it into a celebration... (whispers) once you're better.
Queen Eva: We can't cancel your birthday. It'll be fine. I will be well by then. I want to see you walking in in that tiara.
Snow White: (Voice breaks) I don't care about my birthday; (whispers) all I care about is you.
Queen Eva: (coughing) Johanna.
Johanna: Snow. Let's leave your mother alone, hmm? It's all right. She needs her rest. Come.
Snow White: Mother? What's going to happen to her? (voice breaks) Is she going to die? (sobs) Oh.
Johanna: (whispers) Shh. Shh. I don't know.
Snow White: I don't want to lose her.
Johanna: We must hope the doctor...
Snow White: He doesn't even know what's wrong with her. How can we place hope in him? (whispers) There has to be something that can save her.
Johanna: Maybe there is. If medicine can't cure the Queen... (whispers) perhaps magic can.
Snow White: (whispers) Magic?
Johanna: Yes. Your mother has a confidant...someone few know about. Someone schooled with the most powerful of magic. I'm not really supposed to even know of this.
Snow White: (whispers) Please, Johanna.
Johanna: There is a benevolent fairy who can grant a person's wish if their heart is true.
Snow White: Mine is. (whispers) I swear. Where do I find this fairy?
Johanna: Tonight, go into the woods where the sky is clearest. Wish upon the blue star... (whispers) and she will appear to you.
SCENE: New York City in the Land Without Magic. Present. Mr.Gold, Henry, Emma and Neal walk back to Neal's Apartment. Henry and Mr.Gold talk whilst Emma and Neal follow behind them.
Henry: So should I call you "grandpa" now?
Mr. Gold: Call me whatever you'd like.
Neal: He's a good kid.
Neal: Hey, I'm trying my best here.
Emma: I know. We all are. It's just, we're gonna have to go back to our home.
Neal: I'm just gettin' to know him.
Emma: Well, then maybe...maybe you should come with us.
Neal: To Storybrooke?
Emma: I've seen your apartment. You don't got a lot going on here.
Neal: Looks can be deceiving. Listen...there's something I've been meaning to tell you. It's complicated.
Henry: So, Neal, do you think we can take the subway?
Neal: Yeah. Sure. Of course. Let's go get that camera.
Henry: Come on.
(Neal and Henry step past the gate and head for the former's apartment.)
Neal: Here. I got it. So after this, maybe Times Square.
(Exit Neal and Henry)
Mr. Gold: So, uh, did you talk to him?
Emma: He said it's complicated.
Mr. Gold: Oh, I see.
Emma: Well, maybe he just needs some time. I don't know.
(Door opens and Hook appears out of nowhere and ambushes them. He knocks Emma to the ground then pins Mr. Gold to the wall and stabs him with his hook).
Hook: Tick-tock. Time's up, Crocodile. You took Milah, my love, my happiness. And for that, I now take your life.
(Emma comes behind Hook and knocks him unconscious, then turns to check on Gold.)
Emma: Gold, are you all right?
(Enter Neal and Henry, returning from the apartment.)
Neal: What the hell is going on?
Emma: (Gasping) One of your dad's enemies found us.
Neal: (Whispers) Hook.
Emma: You know him? (Neal checks Mr.Gold's wound and finds blood)
Neal: (Whispers) Papa?
(The scene transitions to Neal's apartment.)
Emma: (closing the door as she enters) Found a storage room and locked our stab-happy pirate in there. He shouldn't be causing anyone else any problems. And get this—he had a map on him. It looks like he sailed his ship here.
Neal: How'd he get a pirate ship into New York?
Emma: It's cloaked. (to Henry) Don't worry. He's not gonna hurt any of us.
Henry: But is Mr. Gold gonna be okay?
Neal: Henry, he's gonna be fine.
Henry: Mr. Gold, are you all right?
Mr. Gold: (lowered voice) You stay away from me! You caused this. You brought us back here. You did this!
Emma: Hey, kid. The battery's dead. Go in the other room and see if you can find a charger, okay?
Neal: Oh, man. We gotta get him to an E.R. fast.
Mr. Gold: No, it's pointless. (the wound is shown to have turned yellowish-greenish)
Emma: What the hell is that?
Mr. Gold: (Strained voice) It's poison. It's one of Hook's own making. There's no antidote in this world. It's... it's not from here.
Neal: Hey. Hey, hey. There's gotta be some way we can save you.
Mr. Gold: There is. There is.
Emma: Storybrooke. There's magic there now. We need to get him back.
Neal: I'll get a car.
Mr. Gold: No, no, no. We don't have time. We need something faster. (Grunts) The Captain's ship.
Emma: The Jolly Roger instead of a car?
Mr. Gold: It's the fastest vessel in all the realms.
Emma: Well, that's great, but who's gonna captain it since the only guy qualified wants you dead?
Neal: I can do it.
Mr. Gold: (Exhales sharply) Bae?
Neal: Yeah. I can do it.
Emma: You know how to sail a pirate ship?
Neal: Yeah. I do.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Storybrooke Convent. Mary Margaret and David pull up in David's truck. Mother Superior approaches.
Mary Margaret: Mother Superior! We need your help.
Mother Superior: I know. Something's wrong. I sense a great deal of dark magic has been expelled.
David: That's why we're here. Cora and Regina are trying to find Gold's dagger.
Mother Superior: So they may control the Dark One.
Mary Margaret: We're hoping your magic will find the dagger first. (Mother Superior nods.) Please, Mother Superior, you're our only hope.
SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Out in the woods Snow White wanders and scans the stars in the sky.
Snow White: Is that the star? Or is it that one?
Blue Fairy: Worry not, Snow White. I have found you.
Snow White: The Blue Fairy. I knew you'd come, but...I didn't even make my wish yet.
Blue Fairy: Well, I know when I'm needed. Your mother, the Queen, is sick.
Snow White: Yes. And if you don't help her with magic, she'll die.
Blue Fairy: I can tell that you love your mother very much, Snow White. But fairy magic is the purest magic of all. And, alas, cheating death is the darkest of undertakings.
Snow White: Please. (voice breaks) You can't just let her die.
Blue Fairy: It is the way of the world.
Snow White: There has to be something you can do. (sighs) Yes. There is. You're just not telling me. (whispers) What is it? Please.
Blue Fairy: I may be able to conjure a remedy using a type of magic that is forbidden to fairies, except under the most dire of circumstances. You must promise to keep this a secret. No one must ever know.
Snow White: Yes. Yes, anything. Just help her.
Blue Fairy: (whoosh. The Blue Fairy conjures up a candle in Snow's hand) This candle is infused with magic that can save your mother's life. But all magic, especially magic this powerful, comes with a price.
Snow White: What is it?
Blue Fairy: In order for one to live, another must die.
Snow White: I don't understand.
Blue Fairy: To salvage a life beyond hope means breaking the laws of nature. So if you are to save a life... Then you must lose one in return.
Snow White: But who must die?
Blue Fairy: That is for you to decide. You must hold this candle over the heart of your sacrifice and whisper their name. And when the candle is lit, that person's life will be traded for your mother's.
Snow White: All she ever wanted was for me to be good. I can't trade someone else's life for hers.
Blue Fairy: Then I'm afraid she will die.
SCENE: New York City in the Land Without Magic. Present. Neal's Apartment.
Emma: What are you doing?
Neal: Getting us a car.
Emma: I thought you were suddenly a pirate and were gonna take a ship.
Neal: Yeah, well, we still gotta get his ass to the ship.
Emma: So you know Hook?
Neal: It's a long story. Short version is this world wasn't my first stop when I left home.
Neal: If it was, I'd be a couple hundred years old by now. (Cell phone rings) That should be our ride. Hang tight. (answers the phone) Hey, listen...
Henry: Emma, you need to see this.
Emma: What is it, kid?
Henry: It's a text from David and Mary Margaret. You need to read it now.
Emma: Bad news, Gold.
Mr. Gold: What, worse than incurable poison?
Emma: I don't know. You tell me.You got a dagger hidden somewhere in Storybrooke that's the source of all your power?
Mr. Gold: (breathes deeply) Get to your point.
Emma: Cora's after it. The only way to stop her is have David and Mary Margaret get to it first.
Mr. Gold: Yeah, let Cora try.
Emma: You can't seriously be willing to risk this, not with your son coming back with you to Storybrooke.
Mr. Gold: Ms. Swan, that dagger has not left my possession for centuries. (whispers) It's not about to now.
Emma: Here's the thing. You're dying... and right now we are your best hope. Time's come for you to start trusting someone. If I were you, I'd start with family.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Outside Mr. Gold's shop. David and Mary Margaret stand with Mother Superior who tries to break the protective barrier Gold has placed around the shop but is unsuccessful.
Mother Superior: (Exhales sharply) (Zapping sound) Aah! He's cast a protection spell.
Mary Margaret: Well, then we need to try something equally powerful.
David: Dark magic?
Mother Superior: (Scoffs) Dear, you don't know what you're saying.
Mary Margaret: Cora can't get that dagger. If dark magic is the only thing that can break that protection spell, we need to make an exception and use it. (Lowered voice) Just like you told me once before.
Mother Superior: What?? I never told you any such thing.
Mary Margaret: Look, I kept your secret.
David: (Cell phone rings) Everybody hold on. Emma? He told you where it is? (David looks to the clock tower)
SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Palace. Snow White runs to a sick Eva.
Snow White: Mother! (sobs) I'm sorry. I've done an awful thing.
Eva: (weakly) Snow? What is it?
Snow White: I went to the Blue Fairy and begged her to help. To save you with magic. But what she gave me? It... it was dark magic. (Eva looks worried.) A candle that could restore your life by taking away someone else's. It was the only way. But I couldn't do it. (Eva breathes a sigh of relief.) I'm sorry. I could've healed you... but I was too afraid.
Eva: Snow... that wasn't fear. That was strength—strength to resist darkness. I am so proud of you.
Snow White: But now you won't get better.
Eva: We all reach a moment in our lives where we are not meant to get better. And with or without me, someday... you will be a great queen.
Snow White: (whispers) Please... don't leave me.
Eva: As long you hold the spirit of goodness in your heart, I shall never leave you. (Eva dies)
Snow White: Oh, no. No. (Snow cries. Johanna hugs her.)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. The clock tower. Mary Margaret and David climb the steps to the very top where the clock face sits. David reaches at the minute long hand of the clock face and pulls out the dagger.
David: It's here. A clever hiding place for a very clever man.
Mary Margaret: We did it.
David: The Dark One finally can be controlled.
Cora: Indeed, he can be. But by whom?
Mary Margaret: Cora?
David: You're too late.
Cora: Actually, it seems that we found you just in time.
Mary Margaret: I told you to pick your side carefully. Good has won, just as it always does.
Cora: (chuckles) I think the day has finally come, my darling Snow, for you to learn a long overdue lesson.
Mary Margaret: Johanna!
Cora: You see, in the end, it isn't good or evil that wins, but power.
Regina: (Removes Johanna's heart out from her body.) Your choice.
SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Palace.
Johanna: It's time, Snow.
Snow White: Today was supposed to be a day of celebration.
Johanna: And the kingdom needs you more than ever. They will find strength through your goodness.
Snow White: Where will I find my strength?
Johanna: Where you always have. From your mother.
Snow White: (Places the tiara on her head) She was right. It is heavy.
SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dark Palace. Snow White walks in at the funeral ceremony and approaches the bier where her mother is laid to rest.
Snow White: I miss you so much. (Places a snow drop flower on Eva's chest. Snow White kneels down before her, and everyone else in attendance does the same. Time passes, but Snow White stays transfixed. Johanna approaches her.)
Johanna: It's over, my dear. It's time to let her go. (The two walk out of the palace. Then Cora disguised as the Blue Fairy flies towards Eva's corpse.)
Cora: I hate that outfit. Don't know how that fairy stands it. As for you, poison looks good on you. And death is most certainly your colour. (Cora inhales the scent of the snow drop flower.) Hmm. You raised her well. My daughter doesn't love me the way yours does you. Snow would have been a great ruler someday, but that will never happen because my daughter will be queen, and all yours will be left with is knowing how I've felt. How it feels to be the miller's daughter. I will turn Snow White's heart black as coal. That candle won't be her final test. And once I've darkened her soul, it won't just be you I've destroyed, it will be your legacy. (Touches her fingers to her lips, and places them on Eva's.)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. The clock tower.
Mary Margaret: Do not harm her. She has nothing to do with this.
Cora: Of course she does.
Johanna: Whatever they want, Snow, don't give it to them.
Cora: Quiet, handmaid.
Regina: (David pulls out a gun.) Mother, watch out! (Cora magically flings the gun out of his hands.)
Johanna: Leave me, Snow!
Cora: Enough of this. Surrender the dagger. We all know you will follow your mother's example, no matter the cost. All she ever wanted was for you to be good.
Mary Margaret: Those words? Where did you hear those words?
Cora: Where do you think?
Mary Margaret: The Blue Fairy made me swear never to speak of that candle again. Not because it was a secret, but because it wasn't her.
Cora: The dagger, dear.
Mary Margaret: She didn't give me that candle. You did. My mother wasn't sick at all, was she?
Cora: Oh, she was quite sick.
Mary Margaret: You did all of this. You killed my mother.
Cora: Actually, the candle would have worked. You could have saved her.
Mary Margaret: But you knew I wouldn't. Why? Why did you take her from me?
Cora: To make my daughter the Queen.
Regina: Hand over the dagger.
Mary Margaret: No. No. I will not let you win. Not again!
Cora: You've already lost your mother. How many connections to her do you have left? Not many, I'd wager.
David: If we give up the dagger, we can still win.
Johanna: Let me go, Snow! It's all right.
Cora: What would she say if she could see you now? If she wasn't dead? The dagger, dear.
Mary Margaret: Enough! (Falls on her knees and drops the dagger.)
Cora: (Takes the dagger.) Such a good girl.
Mary Margaret: You have what you came for. (Regina reinserts the heart back into Johanna.)
Cora: Not quite everything. (Johanna is thrown out the clock face by Cora. Her still body lands on the streets below.)
Regina: Well, there you go. You see where good gets you? (Regina and Cora disappear in a puff of smoke. Mary Margaret dissolves into sobs in David's arms)
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. The mayoral office.
Regina: It's nice to be back. Hiding is quite wearisome.
Cora: I like what you've done with the place.
Regina: So happy you approve.
Cora: What is it, my love? You're troubled.
Regina: You never told me about your history with Snow's mother.
Cora: I spared you that burden, like any good parent would do.
Regina: You didn't think I deserved to know exactly what it took for me to become queen?
Cora: Now, you know.
Regina: That day at the stables, when I rescued her, that wasn't an accident, was it?
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past. Regina's Childhood Home. Regina is reading a book.
Cora: Regina, sweetie, it's time for your riding lesson.
Regina: Mother, I have no lesson today.
Cora: Oh, I thought you'd be happy. I arranged for you to have more time with Rocinante.
Regina: Of course, thank you. I'll send the stable boy for my saddle right away. (Regina leaves with a big smile on her face.)
Regina (voice-over): You made sure I'd be in the pastures when Snow rode past.
SCENE: The Enchanted Forest. Past.
Snow White: I'm so tired of these endless journeys.
Johanna: Your father, the King, is a lonely man. But have faith. Someday, his wanderings will end.
Regina (voice-over): You had to make sure, when I met Snow White... (Cora slaps Snow White's horse and it goes wild.) ...her father would be searching for a new queen.
Snow White: Help me! Help!
Regina: Shh! Someone's here.
Snow White: Somebody help me!
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. The mayoral office.
Cora: And what does this knowledge change for you?
Regina: That you won, Mother. I am the Queen. And if that's what you wanted so badly, why do you need Rumplestiltskin's dagger now?
Cora: You're worried my interests are no longer aligned with yours.
Regina: My only interest now is Henry.
Cora: And I've told you, you'll have him.
Regina: But how? Now that Mary Margaret and David know we have the dagger, we can't use Gold to kill them without Henry finding out.
Cora: Have patience, my love. By the time Rumplestiltskin returns, Emma Swan and the rest of them will be nothing more than a vaguely unpleasant memory. And Henry will be yours.
SCENE: New York City in the Land Without Magic. Present.
Neal: It should be one more block west.
Emma: Once we get the car, what do we do about Hook?
Neal: I don't know, he's made his way to New York, I'm sure he can make his way out of a basement. You have a problem leaving him behind?
Emma: Actually, I've done it before.
Emma: I have to admit, after some of the things you've said, I'm surprised you'd rally to his side like this.
Neal: There's a difference between running away from your father and watching him die in front of you. He may be a monster, but he's my blood.
Emma: What happens when he's healed?
Neal: I don't know. Forgiveness ain't something I think is possible with him.
Emma: But somewhere inside you, you hope someday it will be.
Neal: Life's full of surprises, isn't it?
Emma: No matter what, it'll be nice for Henry to be around you a little bit. Even if it's just for a visit.
Neal: Here's our car.
Emma: Please tell me we are not gonna hotwire this thing? (Neal grabs the keys.)
Neal: No. It belongs to a friend.
Emma: That's a generous friend.
Neal: Yeah, about that, um, we need to finish our conversation from earlier. There's something you need to know about me before we get on the ship.
Tamara: Neal! Thank God I caught you!
Neal: What are you doing here?
Tamara: I don't know. I got a little worried after talking to you. You can't just say you're leaving town for a while.
Neal: Hey, hey, listen, everything's fine, okay? I promise.
Tamara: All right, sweetie. Just tell me what's going on.
Tamara: I'm Tamara.
Neal: My fiancée.
SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret places one of Johanna's snow drop flowers on her recently dug grave at the Storybrooke Graveyard.
David: It was a beautiful service.
Mary Margaret: That never should have happened. Johanna was an innocent.
David: You can't blame yourself. You did the best you could do in an impossible situation.
Mary Margaret: And yet Regina's family mausoleum remains untouched.
David: Mary Margaret...
Mary Margaret: I've followed the same rule my entire life. Hold on to goodness. It's what my mother taught me. How many more lives is following that lesson going to take away from me?
David: You can't let Cora make you lose faith in who you are. Someone who does the right thing. That's exactly what she wants.
Mary Margaret: I made the right decision when I stopped Regina's execution all those years ago, when it could have saved us all of this heartache. I made the right decision when I sent Emma through the wardrobe alone, and we didn't see her first steps. I made the right decision when I let my own mother die from Cora's poison.
David: And we keep beating them.
Mary Margaret: At what cost? All I want is our happy ending. It's time. We've earned it. No more lives lost, no more hearts broken.
David: The dagger, it's useless until Gold returns to Storybrooke. We have time. We'll get it back. And when we do, we can bring Cora and Regina to justice.
Mary Margaret: I don't care about justice any more. We keep thinking that people will change. What if that's wrong? What if I'm the one who has to change?
David: Change how?
Mary Margaret: I'm going to kill Cora.