A guard enters the mines with a tray of food. In the distance, laughter can be heard. The guard walks forward and is stopped by another guard who pulls a small twig out of the food; warning him what "he" could do with it. The laughter continues making the guard curious the other one tells him he has been doing it for two days. The guard places the food in the cell and before he leaves, Rumplestiltskin grabs him and tells him, "It has begun."
Grumpy and Dopey are arguing in Emma's nursery. Prince Charming enters and asks them to leave so he can be with Snow White. As he approaches her, a blue bird flies from her hand. He asks her what is wrong, but she replies, "Nothing."
Emma leaves Regina's house and is surprised to see Sheriff Graham outside leaning on her car. Graham thinks she should stay at Granny's for the night due to Regina's drinks being strong. Emma disagrees and believes she is fine to drive and would pass a breathalyzer test. He agrees to let her go and she drives off.
Henry is laying on his bed when Regina Mills enters. She is persuading him to go to therapy, but he doesn't want to go. She thinks it would be good for him to talk to someone. He gets up, and Regina tries to give him back the book; explaining that she was too harsh about taking it from him. However, he tells her that he doesn't want it and throws it onto the bed. After he leaves, Regina smiles.
After Emma, Mary Margaret and Sheriff Graham watch the security tape that shows John Doe exiting into the woods, they leave and Graham calls for backup. Emma wants Mary Margaret to stay behind, but she disagrees and wants to go with them. Mary Margaret feels it is her fault that David woke up and ran off, and she threatens to go off on her own to look for him. After hearing this, Emma agrees to let her come.
While walking alongside his parents, Jiminy protests against them for what they did to boy's parents. He feels bad for the boy and 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.
Henry Mills is putting up posters of Emma. He places her face over a fireman's body to make her look heroic, but she has a different opinion of how she looks. Regina walks up, and Henry quickly rips the poster down and tries to hide it and the others. Regina notices and describes his effort as a waste of trees and a waste of time.
Emma is sitting at a table in Granny's Diner when August comes and sits down. He says he'd like to ask her out again but knows it isn't the best time for her and she agrees with him. He still offers to buy her a drink and Ruby goes to get it for her. He notices that she can't stop looking at Regina and asks what she plans on doing. Emma wants to give her a piece of her mind, but it hasn't been working out lately. August advises her to not let Regina see her coming. He then gets up and leaves money to pay for Emma's drink.
David is sitting alone at Granny's when Regina comes in. She sits down next to him and he tells her that he is wanted to testify against Mary Margaret Blanchard for the murder of Kathryn. David blames himself for what happened to Kathryn, but Regina reminds him that the car crash didn't kill her, but a person did (implying Mary Margaret is responsible). He wonders why Regina doesn't hate him, to which she claims that she is his friend, and that she is there for him. She places her hand on top of his and says that she is here for him at anytime. He leaves and Regina thanks Sidney for letting her know David was there.
Mary Margaret is fixing up her bed in her cell when Emma enters. Emma tells her that Regina was one step ahead and the shovel was missing. Mary Margaret gets angry at her knowing that she could have run, but stayed because she trusted that Emma would be able to help her. Mary Margaret screams at Emma, telling her to leave, which the blonde eventually does. A moment later, she hears footsteps and thinks it's Emma, but it's Regina, much to her surprise.
David is looking at Jefferson's hat when a call comes in on Mary Margaret's house phone. Henry comes downstairs to see who it was, only for David to say he just wanted to hear her voice on the answering machine. Henry states calmly that David will find them because he's a prince. They then share pop-tarts before David leaves.
Rumplestiltskin returns home from his encounter with Killian Jones to find Baelfire asking where his mother is. Rumplestiltskin tells his son that Milah is dead. As Baelfire bursts into tears, Rumplestiltskin comforts the boy and tells him that he will never let anything happen to him.
Regina, Dr. Frankenstein and Jefferson are in Cora's heart vault. After Frankenstein inspects the heart, the walls of the vault begin to close in. Regina asks Jefferson to use his hat, but he replies that there is not enough room. After Frankenstein and Jefferson stop the walls with a statue, the ceiling begins to descend. Eventually, Regina masters teleportation and transports them into her family's living room.
In the midst of all the chaos in the hospital, Hook finds his way out of the handcuff and begins roaming around. He expresses confusion at seeing the blue food product Jell-O. Then, he sees Ruby and says to her, "Well, hello, you're quite real, aren't you?". Then Emma leads him back to his room.
Mary Margaret and David are in the Storybrooke mines, wanting to talk to Albert Spencer. Despite his heinous crimes, David says he can't send him to the State Penitentiary for killing a mouse and attempting to murder a werewolf. Spencer attempts to make a deal with David: information on Anton in exchange for allowing Spencer to die. David refuses, and he and Mary Margaret leave to deal with Anton.
In New York, Emma is standing outside the pub, about to make a phone call to Mary Margaret. The scene then cuts to Storybrooke. As David and Mary Margaret are putting away dishes, Ruby enters the loft. She informs them that Greg Mendell should be discharged in the next few days and should be leaving, something she will ensure will happen. As they begin to discuss the urgency of getting rid of Greg, notably if he runs into Hook or Cora, Mary Margaret receives a phone call from Emma so David and Ruby leave the apartment.
Sailing from New York to Storybrooke, Henry and Neal have some bonding time. When Henry references Peter Pan, Neal visibly tenses and remarks that Neverland isn't what Henry assumes it is. He then remarks that Mr. Gold won't die, as he's good at surviving, and Emma walks away.
After seeing Regina destroy the Curse of the Empty-Hearted, David, Emma and Neal are hopeful that they can begin to rebuild their family. A crestfallen Henry reassures them that will never be so as long as magic exists and walks away, followed by his family.
The Darlings are sitting at dinner, and Wendy is asked twice to stop reading a book. She refuses, claiming she's at the part where an apprentice is about to cast a spell. She is then sent to her room by her father, which is revealed to be intentional on her part as she is sneaking some food to Baelfire.
Hook comes across the site of Regina's torture and is faced with Greg and Tamara. Regina's rescue is briefly mentioned and Hook demands that they help him kill Rumplestiltskin. Tamara states that the people they work for have a plan that aligns all their interests. Greg tells Hook to follow them and Hook mocks Tamara about Neal finding out the truth. When she states he's gone, Hook once again mocks her only for her to retort that she killed him. Hook is visibly shaken and limps out the door.
Rumplestiltskin chases a man throughout the forest and corners him against a tree. Demanding that their deal be fulfilled and his debt be paid, Rumple is furious until the man states he simply needs more time, having had one too many drinks the night before, making him unable to meet Rumple's dawn deadline. Rumple reveals the man's name to be Mr. Van Winkle and punishes him with a 100 year sleep.
The climb up Dead Man's Peak is exhausting David, so Hook decides to extend his hooked hand in order for David to hoist himself up. David rejects the help and says he'd rather die with honor, since honor transcends death. Hook replies that he believes honor causes death instead.
The night before Regina is meant to move to King Leopold's palace with her mother and father, she is inconsolable with grief, still mourning Daniel's death. Her father tries to comfort her by telling her every girl dreams of being Queen. Her dream, she says, was to love. Prince Henry comments that Regina could learn to love Leopold and Snow White. At the mention of Snow's name, Regina hardens and says she will never love again. And no one will ever love her.
Charming finds a note from Regina in Snow's saddle bag while they wait for her to lower the shields. It's a thank you note for convincing her not to bury her heart in the woods, and for trying to save her life. Snow correctly guesses that Regina is not planning on reuniting with them
An extended version of the scene where Zelena drops by the pawnshop to buy a baby gift for Mary Margaret's baby. It features additional dialogue, and a segment where Belle picks out the perfect gift for the baby, in the form of a baby rattle.
Trying to feel some connection with the father he no longer remembers, Henry tells Emma that being on the boat with Hook was the closest he's felt to his father. Emma then takes off her swan necklace and asks Henry if he wants to hear about how Neal gave it to her.
After she has been arrested, Emma, while still under the disguise of Rumplestiltskin's glamour spell, is led in front of the Evil Queen by two black knights. One black knight orders her to kneel before the Queen, but Emma is incredulous at his demand. Regina retorts she needs to, and the two guards push Emma down to the Queen's feet. Then, Regina asks the blonde for Snow White's whereabouts, but Emma replies she already told the guards she does not know. The Evil Queen replies she does not know what kingdom she comes from, but in her realm, the price for aiding Snow White is steep. Trying to defend herself, Emma hesitatingly states she doesn't know where Snow White is, but if Regina desires it, she can help her find the fugitive. The Queen sizes her up for a beat, and remarks that Emma isn't a princess as she recognizes a "dirty street rat" when she sees one. Additionally, the Queen remarks that Emma is not trustworthy, and then has the guards send her to the dungeon.
Realizing Snow is not with them, Emma asks Red where she is. After some prodding, Red reluctantly admits that Snow isn't coming with them, while Charming realizes that she's using the Dark Fairy Dust to go after Regina.
Belle and Mr. Gold enter the pawnshop to discover it has been broken into. Before discussing who could have done it, Henry reveals himself. Belle leaves the room so Henry and Mr. Gold can talk about why Henry is there. Henry claims that he wants his false memories back because Regina is excluding him. Mr. Gold refuses, telling Henry that having both good memories and bad memories are what make a person who they are. He also tells Henry that he has both the blood of the Dark One and the blood of the savior running through him so he shouldn't give up. As Henry goes to leave the shop, Mr. Gold tells him that he needs to pay for the lock to which Henry tells him that it was broken when he got there.
Regina is sitting in her house when she hears knocking on the door. Despite telling the person to go away, the person breaks in, revealing Mary Margaret. Regina claims that Prince Neal's pushchair threw her off and made her forget that Mary Margaret used to be a bandit. After she discovers that Regina didn't cause the blackout, she attempts to get help from Regina. However, Regina claims that because Snow White was the one to cast the second curse, she should become Mayor as that's how it worked for Regina. As Mary Margret goes to leave after Regina attempts to encourage her, Regina asks how Henry is. Mary Margaret reveals that Henry is upset at Regina for distancing herself but Regina claims that it should just be temporary. Mary Margaret tells Regina that temporary can seem like for ever for children before leaving.
The group enters the barn of Zelena's farmhouse to get more information of how Elsa got in the urn and where Anna is. Mr. Gold asks Belle to give him the dagger, which, despite what everyone believes, is the fake one, and picks up some dirt from the ground. Mr. Gold explains that magic can change forms but it can never be completely destroyed and that this dirt can still neutralize any magic practitioner just like it did before. After they leave, Elsa comments that they still have nothing, but Emma encourages her, assuring her that they will find her sister.
An extended version of the scene where Belle babysits Neal. Belle comes to Mary Margaret's loft to look after the baby. Mary Margaret asks her who she must call first if something happens, and Belle answers that first she'll call her, then David, then Emma, then Dr. Whale and then emergency services. David encourages his wife, saying that Neal will be fine with Belle. After Mary Margaret re-checks her son's diapers, David asks Belle how marriage life is going, to which Belle replies that it's great. After Mary Margaret gives the crying baby to Belle's arms, he suddenly quiets, which makes David say that they need this timeout.
An extended version of the scene where Emma and Lily part ways. Emma approaches Lily's adoptive father and tries to explain that she didn't know that Lily actually had a family, but the man doesn't listen to her, rather warning Emma to never get close to Lily again. From inside the car, Lily apologizes to Emma and claims to feel as a real orphan, but the blonde ignores her and walks away.
Mary Margaret notices Elsa with snow floating around her. She asks if that means upset and if she's worried about Emma. Elsa makes the snow disappear, apologizing that the floor is wet. Mary Margaret says that she seems very focused on her gloves. Elsa says that herparents gave them to her so they would conceal her magic, but Snow says that she thinks they didn't work. Elsa agrees and says that her sister's love helped. Mary Margaret asks if she has ever tried taking it all way, like Emma did, but Elsa says that she wanted, but she couldn't. She adds that Emma is lucky to have parents like them. Mary Margaret says that she doesn't know what Elsa's parents did or didn't do but that they all make mistakes as parents. She then asks what would she tell Emma, since she understands her more than anyone, at the moment. Elsa says that she doesn't know if she would stop her or join her.
During the Dark Curse, after Ingrid comes to Storybrooke in search of Emma, Regina is walking down the street, unhappy with the emptiness in her heart. She stops at Any Given Sundae, confused at why it's there. She looks through the window and sees Ingrid. Not knowing who she is, she looks back, confused, and enters the shop asking her who the hell she is. Ingrid replies that she's the ice cream lady, offering her some Chunky Monkey ice cream. An angry Regina asks her, "Do you see this figure? Do I look like I eat Chunky Monkey?". She then proceeds to approach Ingrid, asking why hasn't she seen her before. Ingrid says that she doesn't know and says "I've worked here since... well...", as Regina cuts her off and says "forever?". Ingrid agrees and says that she hates the cold and doesn't know why she even has this job. She adds, with a chuckle, "It's like I pissed someone off in a past life and... they cursed me". Seeing that Regina isn't amused, she asks her if she's sure she doesn't want something. Regina says no and leaves the shop, with one last glance of confusion. Ingrid crouches behind the counter, revealing Dopey tied up. She says that he has to remain silent and forget, adding that there may not be magic in this world, but that she brought her own. She then pulls out a memory crystal and says that the Evil Queen needs to stay blissfully unaware.
While Regina is having a meal in the diner, Henry comes in and informs her that they're still stuck in Storybrooke despite Ingrid's death. Regina says that she's heard thanks to the dwarves. Henry then tries to convince her mother to continue Operation Mongoose, which Regina answers that she's done chasing her happy ending and whoever the Author is, they don't want to be found. Henry says that he refuses to believe that, which makes Regina smile and say that he doesn't have to worry about her. She then instructs her to go to work to his grandfather's pawnshop before it's getting too late.
An extended version of the scene where Belle serves Rumplestiltskin tea and he whisks her off to laundry duty. Belle pours the Dark One a cup of tea and says that she figured out why he collects so many magical objects, like the gauntlet from Camelot. Sipping the tea, Rumplestiltskin remarks that he really needs to find more tasks for her. She believes that he has a hole in his heart, but he denies it, saying that he only has one in his stomach because she forgot the tea cakes. Snapping his fingers, a plate of cakes manifests. "Must I really do everything?", he asks her. As he helps himself to the cakes, Belle states that he is a lonely man and no matter how many things he requires, that's all they'll ever be: things, and an awful way to fill a heart. However, Rumplestiltskin says that the only thing missing from his life right now is clean clothes and with a snap of his fingers, a laundry basket full of clothes manifests on the dining table. Belle protests, saying that she scrubbed these clothes yesterday. The Dark One shoots back, "Well, scrub them again, dearie. You're getting a bit too big for your britches. You should remember your place. Cleaning mine." She gives him an angry look and grabs the clothes from the basket as she gets ready to go to work.
Granny shoots an arrow at the Evil Queen and she quickly catches it, asking that where the bandit Snow White is. Granny doesn't answer and vanishes into thin air, revealing herself to be Rumplestiltskin. Regina says that she's in no mood for games, but Rumplestiltskin wants her maid back, thinking that it's Regina who captured her. Regina says that she knows nothing about her and that she uses crows, not ravens. She continues to mock him and says that the Dark One likes Belle, which makes Rumplestiltskin very angry and tell her to not test him. Regina says that she doesn't test him at all, but "Love is weakness", and he should have known it by now.
While in the diner, Anna looks at the pastry on the table and asks what this is. Elsa remarks that it's "their version of a cake" and Anna jokingly says that it's a magic cake. Kristoff take a bite of it and likes it, but also says that they need to get back to Arendelle. Emma comes in and says that she has just spoken to Anton and informs the group that unfortunately, Storybrooke does not have an ideal ideal climate at the moment and there will be no magic beans until spring. Anna becomes upset and worried due to Hans' current rule over Arendelle. Emma explains that they're trying, but portals are hard to come by.
Snow White and Prince Charming are journeying through the Enchanted Forest with Maleficent, Ursula and Cruella. Snow White whispers to her husband that their companions are cold-hearted killers and they can't keep working with them, but Charming doesn't think they will take their rejection lightly. As they arrive at a clearing, Maleficent says that they will make camp there for the night. With a wave of her staff, two tents manifest. Cruella says that they'll "take the nice one" and she and her fellow Queens of Darkness walk toward one of the tents, while Snow and Charming look at each other exasperatedly.
While Regina is interrogating August, he tells her about an old story he heard in Phuket, about a cow named Nan. The farmer who owned Nan, whipped her, and when the farmer's wife saw the lashes across Nan's back, her husband's cruelty chilled her soul, and she left the farmer. August warns Regina that if she keeps working with Mr. Gold and the witches, by the time she is reunited with Robin Hood, she will no longer be the woman he wants to be with.
In the Storybrooke forest, Cruella forces Henry out of the car. Henry says that his moms will come after her if she hurts him, but Cruella says that he isn't the one she intends to hurt. While Pongo growls at him, Cruella forces Henry to hand over his mobile phone so she can send his mothers a message.
In Mr. Gold's Cabin, Isaac and Mr. Gold are spying on David, Hook and Mary Margaret (who are sitting at the table in the Blanchard Loft) through a crystal ball. Gold says that in order to get what he wants, he's going to pit a hero against a villain. He shows Isaac two magicalconch shells left behind by Ursula, which he intends to use. Isaac is nervous that the heroes might find him, but Gold says that if they do, he expects Isaac to tell them everything, because the success of Gold's plan, and Isaac's life, depends on it.
Returning home from New York, Regina is welcomed by Henry, while David gets Zelena out of the yellow bug. Robin Hood is skeptical about Zelena's inability to use magic, but Regina assures him that the enchanted bracelet will keep her powerless. Near, Emma reunites with Hook, just as Maleficent informs that she is taking Lily to the diner. Before the two leave, Emma calls Lily aside and threatens to use magic against her if she ever does anything to David and Mary Margaret. Regina then sends Robin Hood to retrieve a forgetting potion from her office so that Roland's recollections of the fake Marian are erased. David prepares to take Zelena to the sheriff's station, but Regina decides to take her herself, somewhere else. As they all part ways, Robin Hood once more remarks that things can still work out, to which Regina replies there are things about her that he doesn't know.
Henry is inside the diner and sees that it is empty, just like the rest of Storybrooke. He then walks outside and gets into Emma's car, which is parked outside the diner. He tries, unsuccessfully, to get the car moving.
In the morning, Regina, while walking on the street, sees Emma's yellow bug near the sheriff's station. As she walks in, she calls for Emma, but one one answers. After she sees her red leather jacket on a chair, she becomes upset and her phone rings. It's David, who tells her that he hasn't found Emma either, but now they have a bigger problem.
Mary Margaret and Guinevere discuss the people of Camelot being good people, but also on edge because of the changes. Guinevere suffers from not being able to remember what happened, but Mary Margaret jokingly says that they've been through this so many times and now they get used to it. Then they discuss Emma, who send everyone from Camelot to Storybrooke. Mary Margaret becomes upset and says that Emma surely must have good reasons to pull their memories off, which Guinevere answers that maybe it is because they are too horrible memories to live with, and that deep down inside, that's how she feels, like something went "really really wrong".
After Emma takes Hook's sword from him, she teleports back to her basement, seeing Rumplestiltskin before her. Emma tells him to go away, but Rumplestiltskin continues to mock her off and tells her to go get that hero.
A young Apprentice rushes up the stairs to Merlin's tower. As he enters, the Sorcerer's hat is sitting on the table while Merlin is brewing a potion. Merlin asks, "Did you get it, my Apprentice?" and the boy says yes and hands the sorcerer a bundle. Merlin unwraps the bundle, which contains a small squid and says that at last, they have everything that they need. The boy asks if there is anything else he can do for him, but Merlin says no, he has done his part and the rest is up to Merlin. The sorcerer drops the squid into a cauldron and the liquid turns black with squid ink. As Merlin pours the brew into a bottle, the Apprentice asks if the ink will stop the Dark One, but sorcerer says that this will merely stun and slow down their adversary; only one object can stop the darkness. A worried Apprentice points out to his master that he (Merlin) knows what will happen if he uses the dagger against the Dark One and Merlin admits that he knows fully well the consequences of wielding it. "But I must do what needs to be done", he says as he corks the bottle.
As they travel to the Temple of Prometheus, Nimue picks up the Holy Grail from her bag and stares at it. She then asks Merlin if they will really melt it down. And Merlin answers that he sees a legendary sword will found a kingdom and also inspire books and movies, and he "thinks it's that same sword". As they walk, Merlin sees the Oxleigh sign and wants to go to the other direction, which Nimue quickly realizes this and explains that she wants to see her old village. Before Merlin follows her, he speaks to himself by saying that she is a brave woman.
After Merida awakens from the sleeping spell that Hook put her under, she realizes that Emma is tying her up. But Emma says that she will let her go after she remembers the Darkness and Hook's plan, and that the only way to remember it is to return everyone's memories.
Hook comes into the palace saying that he passed Regina's test, which is killing his father, and throws his father's shirt onto the ground. The Queen then remarks that he's exactly the man he used to be. After they agree to never speak about this again, Regina enchants his hook with a potion in order for him to take her mother's heart.
As Regina, Robin and Henry arrive at the docks with the others to leave the Underworld, Regina admits that she doesn't want to leave them, which makes Mary Margaret become upset and hug her. As they walk, Henry tells Regina that her father is the only person she ever loved once and that now she's trying to make up for she did to him, which Regina says that what she did she can never make up for. Henry then asks her why he is named after her father. Regina explains that it was never about her, it's about her father himself. Out of all of her bad life, her father is the only person who believed in her and gave her hope. And Henry showed her that she can find happiness again, just like her father did. After a brief moment, she decides to no leave, because that's exactly what her mother wants. After they hug, Regina explains that she's helping her new family.
When Emma is upset due to Hades leaving proof that he tortures Hook, David comes to comfort her and says that they will handle it, while Mary Margaret backs off and blames herself, and remarking that she realizes the "reality" now. As she walks upstairs, Regina stops David and goes to talk to her herself.
While Regina is still having trouble using her magic, Robin comes to encourage her. After he wishes Emma good luck on finding Hook and exits the loft, Emma asks Regina why she is still practicing, because hers is fine now. As Regina drops the question, Emma tells her about her vision/dream with Neal, who told Emma that he is okay with Hook and Emma. And maybe being this close to Daniel is what's blocking her. Emma tells her that there is no risk of finding this out and suggest her to find him, because it's also for Regina too.
After being rescued, Hook tells Emma that if Mr. Gold is the Dark One again, then his sacrifice was for nothing, and that he will kill him. But Emma remarks that they need him for the boat and to get out of the Underworld. Then Hook says that he will kill him afterwards then, which makes Emma sad and say that all she wants is to get back home. Emma then takes out his hook from her pocket and attaches it to the pirate's missing hand, saying that there is the man she missed.
Emma checks on Henry, who feels bad because he should have stopped Cruella because he is the Author. But Emma encourages him saying that he did the right thing in the end. But all Henry tried to do is to undo what Emma did to Cruella, so that she'll be no longer a murderer. Emma says that that thought still eats her soul sometimes, but what's done is done. She then advises Henry to never compromise his soul, not even for her, because she couldn't live with that.
While Hades is still waiting for Zelena to come to their date, the Blind Witch comes in, saying that even she can see she's not coming, and Hades shoots back, saying that he begins to understand why thosechildren tossed her into the oven. The witch tries to flirt with him, but Hades rejects her. Then he finds the note that the witch put on his table.
After Hades hangs up the phone, Zelena asks him what Gold wants, and Hades answers that he thinks he can threaten them. But he remarks that Gold has no idea what's coming and the sooner he finishes making the Olympian Crystal whole again, the sooner he makes their problems disappear.
After Henry and Violet enter Neal's apartment, Violet sees a radio and likens it to some object designed for communication that her father once told her about, but Henry says that it's just a radio, which is just a older version of IPod. After seeing the radio, Henry plays the song Only You on a record player. Violet smiles and remarks that it's their song. Henry replies that it's his dad's original copy, and thanks Violet for coming with him. After a brief moment, Henry says that they should get back to work. After they search all over the house, Violet finds a couple of papers, which Henry solves the answer to destroy magic: New York Public Library.
Zelena sits by a table outside the diner. Granny comes and asks her what she would like to order, but also mocks her about her baby crying. Zelena then sees Mr. Gold in front of a table looking at her. He comments on how her life turned out: Defeated not by magic or a warrior, but a baby bottle. Zelena tells him to look at his own life instead, but Mr. Gold explains that he made his own choice, yet Zelena did not. After Zelena says that his "new haircut" cannot fool her, Mr. Gold remarks that her the Evil Queen does like it, implying that they are working together and she just takes what she wants, just like Zelena was doing in the past.
As they walk through the forest to find Aladdin, thanks to Emma leading the way with a locator spell, they find an underground cemetery, which shocks Regina who didn't know about this place. Emma asks Hook if he's still upset because Emma didn't tell him about her visions. Hook answers that it's about a trust issue. Emma tells him to let her earn his trust back, but sadly, Hook doesn't believe it.
As David, Snow and Regina walk through the tunnel to find the true love sapling, they come across a fork in the passage. Since they don't have enough time to explore both ways, they must choose wisely. After they kiss, which makes Regina roll her eyes, a green spark glows out from the right way.
An extended version of the scene where Henry frees his mothers from the mirror. After the queen says to Henry that she only wants what's best for him, she adds, "Remember that". After she teleports away, Henry explains to his mothers how the queen gave him the hammer so he would be forced to crush the Dragon's heart, but he remembered how she also told him never to compromise who he was, so he smashed the mirror instead. Regina assures Henry that they will get the Dragon out, and Hook and Emma share a tender moment while Henry heads off to his dance with Violet.
Snow tells her son the story of how his parents met, which is how she saved David from the trolls. After hearing it, Neal says his first word, which makes Snow very happy but also sad as his father is not there to witness it. After she puts her son in his crib, she sits near David, attempts to leave a note for him. After a brief moment, she tears the page apart and says that she can't do this anymore and wakes him up after saying she misses him. After David awakens and Snow sleeps, he sees the torn page and tells her that he misses her too.
Rumplestiltskin stalks Jack as he enters his cottage and appears right before them. He tells the couple that he's here because he wants the collect what he desires according to a deal they made. Rumplestiltskin refreshes their memory by saying that some time ago, Jill rushed to see Rumplestitskin to make a deal after Jack fell down a hill and broke his skull. Jill says that she remembers what happened, and attempts to give him her ring which she considers her most valuable item. However, Rumplestiltskin says that it was valuable then, but now they have something more valuable: their son. After he steals their baby and walks out of the cottage, he stumbles upon the Blue Fairy who reveals herself to be the baby's fairy godmother. But the fairy's magic is no use for the Dark One as there is a deal for him to collect his payment. After he moves the fairy away, the couple begs Rumplestiltskin, who shoots back and says that they shouldn't have trusted a fairy to protect their child.
As David attempts to wake up Snow, he backs out due to both Emma and Regina being gone and he doesn't want to wake her up to this nightmare. As he lies down near her, he says that the hooded figure in Emma's visions has also arrived here and that he doesn't know what to do without her.
As Zelena packs up her things to leavetown for good, Belle comes in and says that Zelena can't leave because Gold wants her dead and he will come after her. Zelena mocks her saying that he already tried to kill her once and he failed, to which Belle replies that it was actually the Evil Queen who failed. She also says that he has now someone much stronger: their son, and she does not want him to take advantage of him. As she tries to convince her, Zelena agrees to help her.
After Belle and Zelena enter the station, David is surprised to see Zelena helping them. Belle then tells them the plan, which is breaking the protection spell on Mr. Gold's cabin, finding the shears and cutting away his son's destiny to become a Savior and to hurt anyone. Zelena listens until she's had enough and immobilizes her to talk to David and Hook alone as she thinks she and her plan are nothing more than a fantasy. She then tells them her own back-up plan, which is throwing the dark fairy dust that is on the Evil Queen's snake form on Gideon, if anything goes wrong. Zelena then releases Belle, and David and Hook agree with Zelena's plan.
David, Hook, Zelena and Belle come to Mr. Gold's cabin to to put the plan they made, into motion. After Zelena breaks the protection spell on the cabin, they see both Mr. Gold and Gideon, and the shears with them. Belle then tells her son to to stop what he's doing, because killing a good person to get what he wants is never the answer. Otherwise, he will turn out just like his father. Zelena then takes out the dark fairy dust that was part of her back-up plan, which surprises Belle as she didn't know about this. Mr. Gold mocks Belle, saying it appears that she trusted the wrong pirate. Zelena then throws the dust over Gideon, who easily blocks it and says that now they are cutting them down to get what they want. After Zelena teleports, Gideon tells the group that he doesn't need anyone's help and that after he kills the Savior, he will come after them.
Emma and Gideon are running from the spider and hide inside a room. Emma wonders "what the hell" that was. Gideon explains that it was the Great Spider From the Echoless Forest. "The what from the what?", she asks. He tell her that it is a monster from a book, Her Handsome Hero". Emma remarks, "From a book. Great. We are running from a pop-up character" and wonders why the Black Fairy would send it here. Gideon says that she did it to kill them before they get the chance to kill her. An angry Gideon throws a table lamp into the wall, where it breaks in a shower of electricity. Emma tells him to call down or he's going to get them both killed. Gideon wonders why she cares anyway; without the tear, the spell is destroyed and she is not getting Hook back. He believes that their alliance is at an end, but Emma refuses to abandon him. He tells her that after everything he's done, she should walk away. Emma says that Saviors don't do that and she won't let the Black Fairy or her "itsy-bitsy nightmare" terrorize him or her or this town. "So let's go down there and destroy it", she whispers. At that, she walks off to fight the beast. Gideon reluctantly follows.
An extended version of the scene where Emma and her family check out Granny's Diner as a potential location for Emma and Hook's wedding. The extended version features additional dialogue with Granny, which was cut from the episode.
Standing in her living room, Regina watches as Henry puts on a tie for Emma's wedding. "Since when can you tie a tie?", she asks. He replies that he's known it since he looked it up on YouTube. Finishing with the tie, he asks, "How did I do?". She says that he did perfect and guesses he won't be needing her to tie these anymore. He asks her what's wrong; after all, he's not the one getting married. She says that nothing is wrong; it's just that he's gotten so mature. Suddenly, a female voice yells from the top floor, "Ugh! What's wrong with this?!". Regina remarks that she wishes she could say the same about his aunt Zelena. At that, she goes to help her sister.
As Emma and Henry sneak into the town hall to confront the Black Fairy, they round a corner and Emma checks if the coast is clear and draws her gun. Henry remarks, "A gun? Really?" and Emma asks him if he has a better idea. He points out that the Black Fairy has magic and if Emma really believes, she has to do it like the Savior would. At that, he hands her her father's sword. With sword in hand, Emma enters the Mayor's office.
An extended version of the scene with Jacinda and Lucy at the Community Gardens. Victoria is standing in the gardens with her daughter Ivy. As she sticks a spade into the ground, she comments about the gardens, referring to them as "dirt", and wants to demolish it to build up condos, which Ivy also supports, saying that all it needs is Victoria's "loving touch". After Jacinda shows up before them, Victoria immediately says that where she's been all day and she lost Lucy again. Ivy mocks Jacinda, saying that she also lost all the mirrors because she looks disaster. Victoria then instructs Ivy to search everywhere to find Lucy, and tells her step-daughter that she has Lucy two days a week, so custody is privilege, not a right. Suddenly, Lucy shows up and gives the impression of not being lost at all but just getting coffee for her grandmother. After Jacinda shows her step-mother Lucy's ballet dress and shoes, Ivy and Victoria walk away, while Lucy runs to the well at the garden.
An extended version of the scene where Ivy packs up her mother's things in Victoria's office. Ivy finds the photograph of her mother and looks at it yearningly before she packs it up. Lucy then shows up at the office, but Ivy tells her to go away, as she is not in the mood for "plucky and precocious". Lucy says that Ivy is angry and heartbroken because she (Lucy) knows Ivy is Drizella, and she knows Drizella poisoned Henry thanks to a storybook page that came to her yesterday. Ivy dismisses her, saying that she doesn't have time for fairytales. Lucy begs Ivy to save her father because her mother is gone now and she doesn't have to be evil. She also says that Ivy will never be with Henry, because good things doesn't happen to bad people, who are always alone in their misery. Before Lucy goes away. she advises Ivy to give up being a villain. To that prove Lucy is wrong, Ivy decides to call Henry.
Henry and Rogers arrive at the site of Rollin' Bayou to ask Jacinda or Sabine if they ever saw Tilly, who is a potential murderer. Though Rogers asks Henry if he's fine with talking to Jacinda, Henry stays neutral. Henry tries to talk to Jacinda, but he messes up. Then, they talk about Lucy, before Rogers asks her if Tilly was here yesterday, to which Jacinda replies "no". Soon, they realize that Tilly stole some beignets instead of buying them, despite what she said.
Ivy comes to Eloise's "gathering place" to look for Anastasia, but sees Eloise standing before her. Eloise says that she does not keep Anastasia where she kept Ivy and that she would never torture Anastasia, as she is like her own daughter. Ivy mocks Eloise and her coven, saying she's sure that that's what she tells all the girls and also that Eloise wants to watch people suffer while she gets what she wants. Eloise reminds Ivy that she was the one who tried to steal her sister's magic and leave her for dead. Ivy accepts herself and says that she wants to be changed just like her mother. She threatens Eloise, saying that she will tell her sister the truth, which is Eloise wanting her just to get the Dark One's powers. Eloise suddenly takes Ivy's doll and wants to use it for her own advantage to gain Anastasia's trust. As she walks away, Ivy yells that "it is not over".
Eloise and Anastasia move from place to place to avoid getting caught by Ivy or anyone else. Anastasia tells her that she's getting cold, but Eloise assures her to trust "mother". While they walk down the street, they stumble upon Ivy, who reveals that she found them thanks to the camera that was put on her doll by Victoria, the doll which was previously taken by Eloise. Ivy admits to Anastasia that she's sorry that she tried to hurt her, and that if Anastasia allows it, she can learn how to be a sister. As soon as Eloise tries to walk up to Ivy, Ivy aims a gun at her and tells Anastasia the truth, that Eloise killed their mother and she is using her just like she used her. Anastasia, who's had enough, magically pushes the both of them, which gives her a time to run.
After going to the back room of Roni's, Lucy asks Roni where they are there for the antidote for her father's poisoning. Roni explains that she's working on it and he's her son too. After Lucy apologizes and hugs her, Roni, in tears, assures her granddaughter that she will cure Henry. However, Lucy tells her adoptive grandmother that she has a feeling that something bad happens soon if they don't break the curse. Roni tells her to not worry and gives her the cherries that she wanted.
While Roni searches for Weaver, she stumbles upon some Wish Realm citizens by the statue, who are actually the Blue Fairy, Granny and Grumpy. She magically conjures a cloak for herself to avoid being identified as her Wish Realm counterpart, and asks them if they saw someone who may have crossed through here not long ago. Before she even finishes her words, she recognizes them and calls them by their names. The trio then tries to rob her and Granny aims a crossbow at her. After Roni immediately creates a fireball to scare them away, the fairy asks her to let them go, which Roni quickly does. They ask her if she is not evil anymore, and Roni says that she is not. She asks what happened to them, as they should have been the hopeful ones, and the trio explains that they tried, but that's what Wish Rumplestiltskin does, making people desperate.
In Storybrooke, in the newly created United Realms, Roni tries to run the engine of her car, while Kelly asks why they don't just poofwhere they are trying to go because they're getting late. Roni asks her what they are getting late for, but Kelly avoids the question, only saying that it's a meeting Roni does not want to miss. Kelly then magically fixes the car and advises her sister to get dressed.
A messenger dove brings news about the Ogre Wars: The Ogres have fallen back, and Belle's family is safe. While Rumplestiltskin is distracted, Belle tries to escape by sneaking out the door only to find herself entering the same room though another door. Rumplestiltskin explains to her that she can't escape.
For Valentine's Day, Archie and David spend time at the bar on the same night Mary Margaret is there for girls' night with Ruby and Ashley. It involves a discussion between Archie and David about his relationship with Mary Margaret.
An unknown scene where August parks his motorcycle outside the mansion and talks to Jefferson, who is standing in the doorway of the mansion. August is also seen with Emma and Mary Margaret outside the house.
Original opening scene of "Manhattan". As a young boy, Rumplestiltskin sees his father leaving. Though his father says he is going to get water, Rumplestiltskin points out he does not have the pail. Rumplestiltskin figures out his father is running away and abandoning him due to debts owed to two men. Rumplestiltskin watches the two men murder his father in front of his eyes. Afterwards, they say, "Take him to the spinsters."
Belle and Mr. Gold are walking down a dock at the harbor. Belle asks her husband if he's sure he doesn't want her to help out at the pawnshop, but Gold laughs and says that he ran the shop for many years without her and he is sure he can manage a few days on his own. He says that he knows how important the library is to her, adding "You get it going again". A grateful Belle says that she is lucky to have ended up with someone like him, but Gold says that he is the lucky one. The two of them then share a kiss, before Gold asks her to go tend to her books.
Hook tells Emma about how how his father abandoned him and his brother when he was a child. The three of them were voyaging on a ship, and one morning the brothers awoke and discovered that their father was not in the cabin. They searched the ship in vain, and discovered that their father had stolen a dinghy while they were sleeping.
Robin Hood goes to Rumplestiltskin's castle after he returns from Oz. He sees Rumplestiltskin place a wand on a pedestal; the same wand that Robin steals in "Lacey". Robin remarks that Fairies can get quite nasty when they are stripped of their wands, but Rumplestiltskin says, "Only if they're still breathing after you've taken it"; implying that the wand that he stole from the Fairy Godmother in "The Price of Gold" (even though "Heart of Gold" and "Lacey" take place before this episode). Rumplestiltskin asks for the potion, but Robin says that the Wicked Witch proved too powerful, and he does not have it. Rumplestiltskin calls him foolish and says that no potion means no gold, which means no tavern, and debtors' prison. The Dark One tells him to get out of the castle and warns him that if he ever sees him there again, he will kill him.
The beer garden in front of Granny's Diner has been wrecked, presumably due to the diner landing after being transported back to Storybrooke. Emma, fully transformed into the Dark Swan, is wearing a long black robe and can be seen near the wrecked beer garden.
An alternate version of the scene where Hook meets Emma by the Yellow Bug. Emma is wearing one of her signature black Dark One coats; the same coat that she was wearing at the docks earlier in the episode (in the actual episode, she is wearing a simple black dress). She walks towards Hook with a sinister grin on her face and pulls him in close to her, but Hook is not impressed.
After Emma tells everyone that she plans to go to the Underworld, Mary Margaret and David volunteer to go with her. Emma tries to tell them no, but Regina tells her to stop complaining, explaining that heroes know when they need help, and that they're offering. Emma asks if Regina wants to help Hook, and Regina responds by saying that she wants to help her. Henry says that he'll be coming with them, which causes both of his mothers to instantly say no. Henry explains to them that he's both the Author and a hero now, but Emma and Regina counter with the fact that they're his mothers. Henry further points out that he took a bus when he was ten by himself to find Emma, so if he gets left behind, he'll find another way. This causes both of his mothers to back off from telling him no.
An extended version of the scene where Henry and Violet are reunited, with a few additional lines. After Violet offers her condolences about Robin Hood, she adds that she knew that Robin and Regina had a relationship, and says, "I'm just so sorry". After Henry thanks her, he says that he wish he knew how to make his mother feel better. Violet is sure that Henry will find a way. At the end of the scene, Henry tells Violet that his mother needs him. Violet understands, and tells Henry to go to her.
A segment where Mr. Gold comes into Neal's apartment, tells Emma and Regina that he is going after Henry and locks them up with chains to keep them behind. (The director shot the little moment with Gold listening outside the door, which was not originally scripted, and gave them the option to just use that instead.)
This is an unreleased deleted scene, originally meant to be a part of the first episode of the sixth season. It takes place in an unknown location and features an unknown character played by Farris Tyab.
An extended version of the fight scene between Zelena and the Evil Queen that includes horses, huge riders, and the Evil Queen knocking Zelena off. During this, there are flying monkeys circling around them, and the Evil Queen jumps at Zelena and hurts her.
A scene with Lucy in the New Enchanted Forest, wearing the same outfit that she wore for the scene where she returned to the ruins of the shack and searched for her father in "The Final Battle Part 2".
An extended version of the scene with Weaver and Tilly under Aurora Bridge. Before Weaver sees Tilly, he interacts with a man who walks under the bridge with a woman dressed like Disney's Alice. The man wears a black Cheshire Cat mask for Halloween (in the actual episode, the mask is seen, but only from the side).
An extended version of the scene where Belle passes away, featuring additional dialogue which was cut during post-production and a part where Mr. Gold opens the travel book and sees how it is filled with pictures and memories.
A scene where Henry and Regina tour the Ithaca University. There, Henry meets another boy, played by Patrick Lubczyk, who played Kevin Hughes on an episode of Dead of Summer, another production by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. In the script for the scene, Henry says to Regina that this place feels good and could be a good fit for him, whereas Regina is relieved that it's just a six-hour drive from Maine. Henry tells her not to get too excited, as he still wants to check out the USC. His mother eagerly steers him toward a group of kids who are Henry's age and says that they look nice and East Coast-y. Henry thinks that they're his tour group and asks his mom if she is going to be okay. Regina replies that she'll be fine, jokingly stating that there is a group session for empty nesters, with wine. At this, Henry rolls his eyes and says that he'll meet her at the hotel.
According to Adam Horowitz, the scene worked well on its own, but wasn't needed for the narrative of the episode and hindered the emotional impact of the episode because it played as a digression. However, the scene can still be seen in promotional pictures.
The scene where Henry is riding down Storybrooke Main Street in the newly created United Realms was originally accompanied with a sequence with Tilly, Margot and Rogers in front of Granny's Diner. There are a couple of lines where they say that they are heading somewhere (meaning Roni's coronation) and Rogers asks Henry, "Did you get it?", meaning Roni's crown. At the same time, Archie and Pongo are walking down the street. There was also a sequence where Henry is wearing the same costume and riding through a forest, presumably on his way to Roni's coronation.
Most of the footage was deleted in post-production, although Archie and Pongo can still be glimpsed in the lower left hand corner of the screen as Henry rides through Storybrooke.
The following is a scene featured in a recap video from "Breaking Glass", showing a short clip from a scene that was cut from "The Apprentice". Since footage from the scene is still used in the recap video, the information should be considered canon.
↑ 41.041.1freifraufischer — Season 5 Spoilers Summary on Tumblr. "7/17/15 (Steveston filming): Granny's diner has a Bavarian style Beer Garden in front of it. • A dwarf, Sneezy, driving a sheriff’s car while wearing an Emma Swan red leather coat pulls up in front of Granny's. • The Beer Garden in front of Granny’s has been wrecked. • Emma in a Dark Swan Costume filmed near the wrecked beer garden." (screenshot)
↑Once Upon A Time shoots scenes for episode 502 in Steveston in July with several cast.. Canadagraphs (August 24, 2015). “A little while later though, another scene around the corner, out of sight of the majority of fans was 1 with Jennifer Morrison dressed as Dark Emma and Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook. In the scene Emma walks towards Hook with a sinister grin on her face & they meet beside Emmas bug and she pulls him in close to her. The body language of Hook in the scene gives the impression he isn't impressed with whatever Emma is doing/saying. I did not hear any of the dialogue, so my interpretations COULD be off... so don't take what I saw/interpreted as fact.” Gittins, Susan (July 22, 2015). SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME's Captain Swan (Colin O’Donoghue & Jennifer Morrison) Goes Dark. Hollywood North. “Once Upon a Time shot a scene of Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) meeting Dark Swan (Jennifer Morrison) near her yellow VW bug this afternoon.”
↑Mitovich, Matt Webb (May 9, 2016). Once Upon a Time's Sean Maguire 'Shocked' by Robin Hood Twist, Shares Secrets Behind 'Missing' Scenes. TVLine. “There were a lot of things in the episode that ended up on the cutting room floor, I guess due to time. We had some really nice material of me with my son [Roland, played by Raphael Alejandro], and saying goodbye to Little John…. I was a little disappointed that the episode we shot wasn't the one that I saw last night. But again, that’s television and there was a lot of story to tell. TVLINE | What do you mean by his "goodbye" to Little John, if Robin died on the spot…? Actually, that's not correct — it was me coming back [from the Underworld] and seeing Little John. He had been looking after Roland, so it was more of a reunion than a "goodbye." But again, because Jason Burkart (Little John) is a lovely actor, and I love Raphael Alejandro…. It would have been nice to have those scenes seen by the audience. TVLINE | And what was the nature of the Roland moment?It was just sweet. "Papa!" and hugging and kissing and him asking about his sister….”
↑Once Upon a Time Filming at Central Park in Burnaby. What's Filming (March 2, 2016). “From what I could see there were a couple of main parts to the scene they were rehearsing. One with Robin Hood and Roland, with Little John standing nearby. It looked like Roland and Robin Hood were being reunited. Roland ran up to Robin Hood and jumped into his arms.” katmtan. Once Upon A Time March 2, 2016 (page 1) (March 2, 2016). katmtan. Once Upon A Time March 2, 2016 (page 2) (March 2, 2016). (archive copy) katmtan. OUAT Filming (March 02, 2016) (March 2, 2016). (archive copy)
↑The Happy Ending Convention de People Convention : interview de Rebecca Mader. Just about TV (June 24, 2017). “Y'a-t-il des scènes coupées que vous auriez aimé voir gardées à l'écran ?Oui ! Il y avait ce combat entre The Evil Queen et Zelena, il y avait énormément de choses dans cette scène et ils ont coupé plus de la moitié. C’était une scène où Evil Queen et Zelena étaient dans la cuisine de mon personnage puis on se téléportait à l’extérieur pour livrer ce grand combat. Il y avait des chevaux, des cavaliers imposants, et Evil Queen me faisait tomber de cheval et il y avait même d’immenses singes volants qui tournoyaient tout autour de nous, et elle se jetait sur moi et arrivait à me blesser ! Quand j’ai regardé l’épisode, tout ça avait disparu et au final, on se téléportait, je me suis pris un mur et je suis tombée. C’était une scène de 3 minutes qui a complétement été coupée mais je ne sais pas pourquoi, peut-être car ça revenait trop cher en effets spéciaux.” (In French)
↑Abrams, Natalie (October 20, 2017). The princesses unite to fight on Once Upon a Time. Entertainment Weekly. “Tiana's Hyperion Heights counterpart Sabine, however, is less about the revolution and more about, well, dating apps. "She's into this whole dating app that’s about frogs and princes," Cox says with a laugh. "You swipe if it’s a frog, or if it’s a prince, so she’s actually going out on a date with someone [this week]."”
Mitovich, Matt Webb (May 18, 2018). Once Upon a Time Bosses Break Down Series Finale's 'Epic' Reunion, Pilot Callback and Other Favorite Moments. TVLine. “TVLINE | Adam, I saw you on set for the finale, and I feel like one of the scenes we saw being prepped didn't make it, with Hook, Robin and Tilly on Granny's porch. HOROWITZ | The scene is there briefly at the end, when we cut back to Storybrooke and see the [Henry on the] horse riding down Main Street. There initially were a couple of lines where they say that they're heading somewhere, to set up the mystery of the coronation. KITSIS | All it was was Wish Hook saying to Henry, "Did you get it?," meaning the crown.”