A woman named Cleo Fox gives birth to a daughter, but gives her up for adoption. In the winter of 1999, she secretly takes a photo of her daughter, and keeps it in her wallet. Ten years later, a dying Cleo reveals to Emma Swan that she once gave up her daughter, much like how Emma was given up. She encourages Emma to start a new life for herself.
After Cleo's death, Emma follows Cleo's advice and becomes a bails bondsperson, like Cleo. In 2010, Emma and tracks down Tasha, who works in a clothing store in Boston. She shows her the photo that her mother took ten years ago, which Tasha has no knowledge of such this thing. After the girl starts to recognize herself in the picture, she asks if she's in trouble, which Emma answers that she knew her birth mother, and gives her collected information about her, so that she could know where she came from. After Tasha asks if her mother is looking for her, Emma tears up and can't answer the question, which the girl quickly understands that her mother is dead, and thanks Emma for finding her.
At the clothing store, Emma also buys a red leather jacket similar to the one Cleo used to wear. She takes Cleo's past advice to her and begins wearing the jacket as her "armor" to protect herself emotionally from other people. ("Firebird")
- The name "Tasha" is of Russian origin that means "Christ's birthday". There are many references of Emma Swan and Jesus Christ in the show, such as Mary Margaret sharing her name with the Virgin Mary of the Bible, who, like Mary Margaret, is the mother of the savior. Other major reference is the final shot of "The Final Battle Part 2" of Emma and her family at Granny's Diner, which is a recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting The Last Supper, with thirteen people seated at a white dinner table and the Savior. Emma buys her first red leather jacket, which is her so-called "armor", from her shop.
- The last name "Morris" is, again, a reference to Emma Swan, who is portrayed by Jennifer Morrison.
|Once Upon a Time: Season Five|
|"The Dark Swan":||"The Price":||"Siege Perilous":||"The Broken Kingdom":||"Dreamcatcher":||"The Bear and the Bow":||"Nimue":||"Birth":||"The Bear King":||"Broken Heart":||"Swan Song":|
|"Souls of the Departed":||"Labor of Love":||"Devil's Due":||"The Brothers Jones":||"Our Decay":||"Her Handsome Hero":||"Ruby Slippers":||"Sisters":||"Firebird":||"Last Rites":||"Only You":||"An Untold Story":|