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Keep looking for as long as you like. But down here, this is my shop. And you won't find anything unless I want you to.
Peter Pan to Mr. Gold src

The Underbrooke Pawnshop is an Underworld location on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the twelfth episode of the fifth season.

This location is based on Mr. Gold Pawnbroker & Antiquities Dealer.

History

During First Curse

After Hades remodels the Underworld into Storybrooke's likeness, one of the buildings that form in town is the pawnshop. In the shop, there are replicas of various items, such as the chipped cup, the straw doll, and the marionettes of Donna and Stephen. ("Souls of the Departed", "Our Decay")

After First Curse

Following his death at the hands of his son Mr. Gold, Peter Pan comes to the Underworld and begins running the pawnshop. ("Souls of the Departed")

After Third Curse

In pursuit of the Ale of Seonaidh to communicate with Hook, Mr. Gold ventures into the pawnshop to look for it. Peter Pan interrupts his search before allowing him to resume, but he warns his son that he won't find anything unless he wants him to. After a time, he pulls out the ale that Mr. Gold wants and offers it to him with no strings attached. When Mr. Gold grows suspicious of his intentions, Pan admits that he meant what he said before he died, that he wished to start over with him. Longing to be alive again, he suggests Mr. Gold might help him trade places with one of the heroes. Mr. Gold declines, but Pan considers that it's only a matter of time before he accepts the deal. Pan holds out the ale vial to Mr. Gold, telling him to take it, as a gesture of goodwill from a father to his son. ("Souls of the Departed")

Later, Mr. Gold comes to the pawnshop looking for his father and finds a note Pan left for him, which gives him free rein of the shop. After dumping some ingredients in a cauldron, Mr. Gold harnesses a crystal and directs it to find his son Neal, not knowing the latter has already moved on to a better place. Since he specifically wants to see his child, the crystal shows him Belle in Storybrooke instead, cluing him in on her unknowing pregnancy. Mr. Gold, shocked by the revelation, accidentally drops the crystal ball, which shatters into pieces. ("Devil's Due")

Sometime after telling Belle about his true nature, Mr. Gold returns to the pawnshop, where he studies the chipped cup, the ultimate symbol of his and Belle's love for each other. Belle comes in and enlists his help to protect their unborn child from Hades, except she forbids him from using dark magic. She believes there might be a way to turn his dark magic into light magic, and asks him to prove he can be a purveyor of good. He, however, wants to protect his loved ones, even if it means using dark magic. Mr. Gold eventually relents to her idea after she demands his cooperation if he wants a future with her. They research spell books, but none of them say how to turn dark magic into light magic. After he insists her plan is impossible, an upset Belle storms out, as he follows her out. Outside the shop, as Belle turns to respond when he tries to stop her from leaving, an arrow loosed by Gaston misses both of them and hits the building wall instead. Mr. Gold escapes Gaston by teleporting himself and Belle to safety. Later on, Belle places a dummy of Mr. Gold in the shop's backroom in order to lure Gaston in. When Gaston falls for the trick, she steps out and tries to talk to him about his unfinished business, as she wishes to help him move on. She shows him the Her Handsome Hero book that she found in his locker, which causes Gaston to reveal his bitterness over his choices leading up to his own death. At first, Gaston is shocked to learn Mr. Gold is now Belle's husband, but he quickly mocks her for falling in love with a monster. ("Her Handsome Hero")

After condemning Gaston into the River of Lost Souls, Belle sadly regards the Her Handsome Hero book, as Mr. Gold tries to persuade her to stop feeling guilty. She laments over what she did to Gaston, and the fact she could live with her actions if Hades had kept his deal. Instead, it's made her realize what she did was selfish and just to save Mr. Gold's life. Mr. Gold offers her an alliance now so they can defeat Hades together, but she decides to right things on her own. Belle later returns to the pawnshop with a Sleeping Curse prickle and tells Mr. Gold about her plan to pause her pregnancy indefinitely while he works on defeating Hades. Mr. Gold attempts to talk her out of it, especially since he won't be able to wake her with true love's kiss, however, she orders him to bring her back to her father in Storybrooke so he can uncurse her. Once she pricks her finger and falls asleep, Mr. Gold catches her and places her body on a resting couch. ("Ruby Slippers")

As Belle remains asleep, Mr. Gold talks to her sleeping form, in which he apologizes for not being the man she wants him to be, and that he'll do things his way to protect their child. ("Sisters")

Directly after getting Hades to rip up the baby contract, Mr. Gold returns to the pawnshop and attempts true love's kiss on Belle, but it fails. Pan suggests it didn't work because Belle doesn't fully accept who he is. In another deal, Pan offers a replica of Pandora's Box to Mr. Gold, in exchange for a living heart to revive himself. Mr. Gold later shoves the procured heart into his father's chest, but Pan can immediately tell something is wrong with it. Only then, Mr. Gold reveals that, while he did rip out Robin Hood's heart, he did it for show in case Pan or his shadow were watching, and while Pan was distracted, Mr. Gold returned Robin's heart to him. Instead of a real heart, it's a wineskin he had filled with water from Acheron and glamoured as a heart. When Pan demands to know why he did this, Mr. Gold confirms that he is ensuring his father can never get a happy ending. After being pushed to the floor by Mr. Gold, Pan writhes in agony over the fake heart in his chest, before dissolving away into green smoke. Mr. Gold then grabs Pandora's Box, absorbs Belle into it, and takes the box with him to the portal. ("Firebird")

Notable Items

Trivia

Props Notes


ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Once you are ready to use your
magical energy, you must be able to
concentrate. You must be able to
focus intently and visualize the
magic. What you want to happen
must be perfectly clear in your mind.
You are ready to use your own
magical ability. You must be able to
concentrate. You must be able to
focus intensity and visualize the
magic. What you want to happen
must be perfectly clear in your mind.
When you perform a magical act, you will build up a massive
amount of energy with your powers of concentration, then, when
that energy is most intense, you will send it out to work
for you.
(...)
In performing a magical act, you will build up a massive
cone of energy with your powers at intention, then when
that energy is at its zenith, you will send it out to work
for you and effect physical changes in the material
realm.
I will continually remind you of the basic witches'
principle: whatever energy or action is sent out,
whether it be negative or positive, will be returned to you in
kind. If you send out positive energies, you will
get positive energies in return. It's akin to tossing a
pebble into a pond – every positive ripple you
send out has the potential to affect many and much. In
this way, your life will continually expand and improve.
I feel the need to remind you of the [two illegible words]
principle: whatever energy or intention is sent out,
whether it be ill or good, it will be returned to you in
kind, three-fold. If you send out positive energies you will
will get positive energies in return. It's akin to [illegible word]
a rock into a pool of water. Energy positive [two illegible words]
send out has the potential [three illegible words] and [two illegible words]
this way, your life will [illegible word] expand and [illegible word].


  • The "cone of energy" is a reference to the cone of power, a method of raising energy in ritual magic. Traditionally, this is done by a group, although it can also be done without the assistance of other people. As energy is raised, a cone forms above the wielder(s). When the magic reaches its apex, that energy is sent out en masse, directed towards whatever magical purpose is being worked on.[3]
  • The principle of magic energies being returned to the wielder three-fold, is a reference to the Rule of Three, a tenet held by people in some magical traditions, primarily Wiccans. It states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times.[4]
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From Compendium rarissimum...

  • The accompanying illustration[5] is from an eighteenth century demonology book called Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros, which roughly translates as A rare summary of the entire Magical Art by the most famous Masters of this Art. The book is dated to around 1775 and is written in German and Latin by an unknown author.[6] The picture is one of the book's many watercolor illustrations of grotesque demonic figures up to all sorts of appropriately demonic activities,[6] which is rather ironic, as Mr. Gold's book is supposed to be a spell book about light magic. Note that the illustration has been modified for the show: For example, the skulls and crossbones that adorn the table in the original illustration, have been removed, and the partially topless demon from the original is now fully dressed.
  • The same illustration can be seen when Mr. Gold flips through the spell book in "Ruby Slippers".[7]
  • Another page contains text from Lorem ipsum,[8] a filler text commonly used as mock-content when testing a given page layout or font. Lorem ipsum consists of badly garbled Latin, based on sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of De finibus bonorum et malorum ("On the ends of good and evil"), a philosophical work by the Roman philosopher Cicero. Lorem isum is often used when previewing the layout of a document, as the use of more understandable text could easily distract the user from the layout being examined.[9] While many forms of Lorem ipsum exists, the show uses a version that can be found on several online websites, including this French page about typography.

Set Dressing

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

References

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