Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 1, Episode 10 - 7:15 A.M. - full transcript

Mary Margaret and David continue to grapple with their unrequited love, and Emma and Regina grow suspicious over a mysterious new stranger in town. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Snow White yearns to ease her breaking heart as Prince Charming's wedding to King Midas' daughter approaches.

NARRATOR: Once upon a time,
an evil queen

banished every storybook character
you've ever known to our world.

HENRY: They don't remember
who they are.

NARRATOR: Only one knows the truth
and only one can break her spell.

If you need anything...

- You'll find me.
- Always.

You belong together.

You're the only thing in this whole place
that feels right.

No one comes here. Ever.

Any place to get a room around here?

You're staying?

That's the plan.


What are you doing here?

Fixing my bike.

No. I mean in Storybrooke.

Just visiting.

What's that?

A box.

What's inside it?

Just something I need to do
what I came here for.

I thought you were just visiting.

Doesn't mean
I don't have something to do.



You better get to school.

Looks like a storm is coming.

Henry. Who was that?

MAN ON TV: Top of the morning.
This is chief meteorologist Bill Goslyn

with your up to the minute
Storybrooke weather.

Break out those galoshes, folks.
It's gonna get soggy.

We've got a major storm system
moving up the coast,

- And the latest Doppler Radar shows

the worst band of precipitation
coming into Storybrooke

right about the time
you're putting the kids...

I cannot believe I overslept.

It's only 7:10, you've got
plenty of time to get to school.

No, I have to be there at 7:15.

Science fair. I'm helping the kids
with their project before school.

I'm sure if you're five minutes late,
they'll live.

We're making a volcano.

- Okay.




One cream and sugar. One black.

Thank you.

Good morning.


I should go,
I'm gonna be late for work.

The animal shelter, right?
How's that going?

Well, the apes haven't taken over.


(LAUGHS) Not on my watch.





This is "making a volcano"?

I was...

I get it.

He comes here every morning
at 7:15 a.m. to get coffee.

For him and his wife.

I know. I know. I know.
I just like to come here to see him.

So, you're a stalker.

No, not really.

Maybe a little bit.

I mean,
it's not like I'm following him.

I just know that he spends his
mornings with Kathryn. Gets coffee.

Then drives to the animal shelter
to start work at 7:30.

And then he's home around 5:00.

Is that all?

Thursdays they pick up
Chinese for dinner.

I can't get him out of my head.

I know.

Maybe the first step
is not showing up here tomorrow.

Love is the worst.
I wish there was a magic cure.


Hey! It's me.


The spear, Snow?

Oh. Sorry.


- I wasn't expecting you for a month.
- It's been a month.

Has it?

You're really taking well
to the solitude, aren't you?

It's fine. It's exactly what I
wanted. To be out here. Away.

And that you are. Here you go.

Thank you.

So, how are things back in the world?

Come on. Ask what you really want.

I don't know what you mean.

Okay. Fine. Tell me.

The wedding is happening.

Prince James is marrying
Midas' daughter.

In two days' time.

You okay?

I just thought the longer I was out here
the easier it would be to forget him.

But, instead,
all I do is think about him.

I'm sorry.

I wish there was a way
to get him out of my head.

What? Ls there?

Of course not.
I mean, that would be...

Red, what do you know?

Come on, I helped you when no one
else would. What do you know?

Well, there are whispers.

Whispers of a man who can achieve
even the most unholy of requests.

A man who can do what you ask.

Who is this man?

How much for this?

Excuse me?

Your boat. Exquisite craftsmanship.

It's not for sale.

Of course it is, dearie.

No one comes to see me
without a deal in mind.

So, you're Rumplestiltskin.

Indeed, I am.

I've been looking forward
to meeting you.


You really are
the fairest of them all, aren't you?

What can I do for you?

I need a cure.

What ails you, child?

A broken heart.

Ah! The most painful of afflictions.

Well, I'm afraid if you want me to make
him love you, no can do. Nothing can.

No, that's not the problem.
We can't be together.

Now that, I can help you with.


That'll do it?

Not yet.
No two loves are exactly alike.

We must make this

- personal.


So, if I drink that,
I'll no longer love him?

The next time you see
the object of your grief,

you won't even remember who he is.

Won't remember him?

Love is the most powerful magic,
so the cure must be


Extreme sounds
like an understatement.

Don't doubt yourself now, dearie.
Love makes us sick.

It haunts our dreams,
destroys our days.

Love has killed more
than any disease.

This cure is a gift.

What's your price?

These will do.

What do you need of my hair?

What do you need of it,
now it's been plucked from your head?

Do we have a deal?

I thought so.
Drink it in good health, Snow White.



- I'm so sorry.
- It's fine. Don't worry about it.

- I wasn't looking.
- Clearly.

Oh, is this yours?

Yes, thank you. And this must...

Good luck.

Thank you.

I trust you'll be discreet.

Their lives are their business.
Not yours.



How goes the feast?

Your absence is felt.

It is, after all, in your honor.

I thought this might rouse you
from your chamber.

You could feed the kingdom for
an entire winter with that crown.

It's a gift. From King Midas.

For you to wear
as you marry his daughter.

Once that is done,

our new prosperity will allow us
to feed the kingdom for all eternity.

Show some enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm wasn't part of the deal.

The wedding is in two days.
I have honored your wishes.

Well, I want your heart,
not just your honor.

My heart shall belong to Abigail.

You think I'm a fool, don't you?

Your heart can't belong to Abigail
when it's held by another woman.

And don't deny it.
I know that look.

Who is she?

I met her on a journey.

We haven't seen each other since,

but she's stayed with me.

Forget her.

You speak as if that's so easy.

Nobility was not meant to be easy.

All this wealth?

The power we hold
over other men's lives?

Do you think that comes at no cost?

I asked for none of it.

You were chosen. To be my son.

Plucked from poverty,
wanting for nothing.

Be thankful for that.

It wasn't charity, Father.

It was the only way
to save your kingdom.

Watch yourself, boy.

This is a choice you made,
a role you have taken. Honor it.

There is too much at stake.

Do whatever it takes to get
that woman out of your head,

because nothing
is gonna stop this wedding.

Dearest Snow.

Find her.




Oh! Hey.


How did you manage to get yourself...
Come on. It's gonna be okay.

Well, the good news is,
no broken bones.

She was just a little dehydrated.

But I got her some fluids
and she should be just fine.

And the bad news?

Well, this is a North Atlantic dove.

It's a migratory species,
very unique among American doves.

They tend to form strong,
monogamous bonds, meaning...

If I don't get her back to her flock,
she'll be alone forever.

Well, it's a long shot,

but the alternative,

she'll heal
but she won't be happy here.

I'll take my chances.
Thank you, Doctor.

You're welcome. Good luck.

Mary Margaret, there's a storm coming.
You really shouldn't go out there.

Well, the storm's coming tomorrow.

And if I wait,
she could be lost forever.

Completely alone.
No one deserves that.

Then let me drive you.

I don't need your help, David.
I'll be fine.



MAN ON RADIO: Storybrooke has seen
wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour.

Your best bet is to stay in the house...


If you're looking to blame me
for the storm,

I think you're taking things
a bit far now.

I need you to look
into something, Sheriff.

Someone's in town. Someone new.

Yeah. I know. I gave him directions
to Granny's the other night.

You talked to him? What did he say?

He asked for directions.
What's the big deal? Who is he?

I don't know.

I've asked around,
but no one seems to know anything.

There's something about him.
Something familiar.

He must be one of the untold millions
you cursed.


Oh, you know, the curse.
Henry's whole thing.

Sheriff, I need you
to find out who he is.

What he wants.
And what he's doing here.

You know, as hard as you tried
to find one in my case,

there is no law
against visiting Storybrooke.

- This isn't about the law, Ms. Swan.

You're gonna do this
because I asked you to.

And because you'll see
it's the right thing to do.

And why is that?

Because he was in front of my house.

Taking a particular interest in
the one thing we both care about.


I'll look into him.





I've not heard from you
since our meeting,

and can only assume you found
the happiness you so desired.

But I must let you know, not a day
goes by that I have not thought of you.

In two days' time, I'm to be married.

Come to me before then.

Come to me and show me you feel the
same, and we can be together forever.

And if you don't,
I'll have my answer.


Well, the flock can't be much further.
We just have to beat this storm.

They're waiting for you.


MAN: Why aren't you
at the stables yet?

Must I have a guard drag you there?

And you, go with him.

King George's carriage must be
spotless for tomorrow's journey.

Flowers for Prince James
from the kingdom of Midas.

Top of the northeast spire.

Take the service stairwell or the
guards will toss you over the walls.




Wait. I'm a Royal emissary.

Sure you are.

The King will decide your fate.








Who's there?

What are you looking at, sister?

Tried it all.

Steel gets stronger
as we grow weaker.

Well, I am not giving up.

Give it time.


(SIGHS) I'm not grumpy. I'm focused.

No. My name. Grumpy.

And I'm telling you,
there's no way out.

Well, I'm Snow. And I'll find one.

If you say so.

There's someone out there for me.

Someone I love very much
and I will not lose him.

GRUMPY: Love, huh?

Good luck with that.

What do you know about it?

It's why I'm stuck in this hole.


I had it bad.

She was beautiful as a fairy
but I lost her.

I was desperate to get her back.

So I came up with a plan.

I worked at the diamond mines.

I traded all my wages to the foreman
for a diamond to propose.

But I got swindled. It was a stolen rock
and I took the blame.

I'm no thief, but they think I am.

I should've known better,
but I wasn't thinking clearly.

All 'cause of love.

Now, here I am, trapped,

with no way out.

MAN: I know a way out.


You ready to go home?

How did you get in here?

Doc whipped up a sleeping gas,
knocked all the guards out cold.

The rest are waiting with transport.

There's more of you?

Who's that? She pretty.

No one. Come on, let's go.

Grumpy, good luck.

I hope you get your love back.

Son of a...

Give me that.


Come on.


Do you hear that? Your flock.











Grab my hand.

Hold tight.


Come on.

You really think I'd let you
come out here alone?

You okay?

I'm fine, thanks.

DAVID: Where are you going?

MARY: I came to find the flock.

DAVID: And I came here to get you
before you got hurt.


We have to go.


Doing this on foot
is not the best plan.

The gate was closed.

I know. I saw. It's too late.
We have to go.

- No, but the...
- Mary Margaret, it's not safe.

- We need to get out of here. Come on.


(WHISPERS) Wait, wait! Stairs!

No, we sneak out
through the courtyard.

No, it's safer if we climb
over the curtain wall.

Trust me,
hiding from royals is my life.

No, the courtyard is clear now,
but it won't be for much longer.

Sorry, lady,
Stealthy got me this far.

Grumpy. Grumpy, wait!

Halt! Those two are prisoners!

Grumpy! Run! We can make it.

Stealthy, no!




Where is the girl?

What girl?

Kill him.

SNOW WHITE: Looking for me?

Let him go,

or this place will burn.

Begone, dwarf.

SNOW WHITE: Go, Grumpy!


Now, Snow White.

We need to talk.



Come on.

Hello? Hello, is anyone in there?

It's empty.





(SIGHS) Okay. Let's get you dry.

Whose cabin is this?

You sure it's okay
for us to be in here?

Well, you're roommates
with the sheriff,

so I doubt she'll arrest us
for breaking and entering.


Hey, I'm just trying to help.

What's going on with you today?


What's going on?

What's going on
is I still have feelings for you.


Why do you think I go to Granny's
every morning at 7:15?

It's to see you.

And I don't know why.

Because it just makes me miserable,

because every time I see you,
it just reminds me

that you chose Kathryn instead of me.

And that's why I didn't want you
to come to the woods with me.

Because being around you is too...

It's too painful.


- You think this is funny?
- No!

No, it's just... The reason I go to
Granny's every morning at 7:15

is to see you.



How can you do this?

What are you talking about?

David, I know.

- You know what?
- About Kathryn.

What about Kathryn?

That she thinks she's pregnant.





EMMA: We need to talk.



you're suspicious.

Sitting here. Out in the open.
Drinking coffee.

Wonder what kind of hell I would've
raised had I ordered a donut.

You were talking to Henry.

You mean the little kid who came up
to me asking me questions?

Is that unusual for him?
Being curious and precocious?

What were you doing
outside his house?

My bike broke down. It happens.

Your mysterious box. What's in it?

It's awfully frustrating
not knowing, isn't it?

Just tell me.

Why? Is it illegal to carry around
a box in these parts?

No, of course it's not.

You really wanna know
what's inside it, don't you?


Well, maybe.

I'm gonna make you wait.

You're gonna have to wait a long time
and watch me carry it around.

Hauling it to strange
and mysterious places.

And with each passing moment, the
mystery will become more tantalizing.

Your imagination will inflame,
but so will your frustration.

Never knowing, only guessing, what
could possibly be inside that box?

Or, you could let me
buy you a drink sometime

and I'll tell you right now.

You wanna buy me a drink.


Okay. A drink it is.


I'm a writer.

That's why you're here?

I find this place provides
inspiration. Don't you?


Wait. Have you been here before?

I didn't say that.

What about that drink?

I said "sometime."


You didn't know.


And you two aren't trying...

Not as far as I know.

Mary Margaret,
you have to believe me.

Shh. David.

The rain stopped.
I need to get her out.

No... Mary Margaret.

Mary Margaret, please.
Can we at least talk...

Shh! Listen.



The flock, they didn't leave.

They must've been waiting
for the storm to clear.

MARY: Okay.

Okay, girl.

Time to join your friends.
You can do it.


No, David. It's too painful.


It doesn't have to be.

We don't know Kathryn's pregnant.

Doesn't matter. You chose her.

I know.
But I still have feelings for you.

You can't have both.

But I do have both.

I know. I know it doesn't make sense.

But it's like I have
these two conflicting lives.

Memories of feelings for her,

and real feelings for you.

Who's to say which is real?

I can't get you out of my head.

I know. Me too.

But we're going to have to.

We're just going
to have to forget each other.

So you're the one.

I don't know what you're...

Enough. I know everything.

You've poisoned his heart,
now his marriage.

And with that, the entire kingdom.
All because of your feelings.

I wish feelings could be helped,
but they can't.

Of course they can.

Love is a disease.

And like all diseases it can be
vanquished in one of two ways.

A cure, or death.

Do you know where
your beloved is right now?

He's right down that hallway,
packing for his new life.

And he'll never know I'm here.

Oh, yes, he will.

Because you are gonna walk
down that hallway, Snow White.

You're gonna sneak in and tell him
you received his letter.

You're gonna tell him
why you're here.

Because you don't love him.

It'll break his heart.

And that will cure him.

Or you'll kill me.

Oh, no.

I'll kill him.

Killing you would just
make him love you more

and the marriage and the kingdom
would ultimately crumble.

But if he were to die at an assassin's
hand, he would die a martyr.

Midas would forgive
even laud, the death.

And the merger would be complete.

You would do that to your own son?

He is not my son.



I got your letter.

You came.

You came! You came!



You came. (SIGHS)

Wait, James.


It can't happen.

What's wrong? Of course it can.

You're here. We can go. We can be
together. We can leave all this.

I know there are costs,
but I've planned for everything.

They can't hurt us.

And now that I know
that you love me too...

I don't.


Love you. I don't.

I'm sorry.

You said I would
always be in your heart

and that is too cruel a fate.

Go live your life.

Live it without me because
there is no place for us together.

And fill your heart
with love for someone else.

Someone who can love you
the way I never have.

The way I never will.


Anything you wanna tell me?

What do you mean?

Something's up. Isn't it?


I feel like ever since
you've come home,

you're here, but you're not here.

I know you say you're trying and I
know you've been through a lot, but...

No, no, Kathryn...

No, David, please.
Just let me finish.

I know it's been hard on you,
but it's also been hard on me.

I want a family with you someday.
I want children.

I'll be honest.
I thought I was pregnant.

And when the test came back negative,
at first I was upset,

but then I was relieved.

We're not ready.

If I was pregnant now,
it would be a disaster.


- But I wanna fix this. I wanna fix us.
- Me too.

Do you?

Well, then let's go see Dr. Hopper.
Let's get some help.

Will you do that?
Will you give us our best shot?


Look, you and I, I know we're...

I know we should be in love.

And I wanna make that work.

It's 7110.

We should get going if you want
your coffee before work.


Why don't we go downstairs
and have some breakfast instead?

- Okay.
- All right.

You okay, sister?

(VOICE BREAKS) Not even close.

You didn't find him?

Worse. I lost him.

Come on.

Where are you taking me?


We all lost someone today.

Now we're seven.

I wouldn't be here
if it wasn't for you.

So you're coming home with us, Snow.
And we're gonna protect you.

The only thing that needed protecting
is destroyed.

My heart.

It will get better.


Yes, it will.

This will take all of my feelings.
All of my pain.

- And destroy them.
- No.

Why? You of all people should
understand. You've lost love.

What if your pain could be erased?

I don't want my pain erased.

As wretched as it is, I need my pain.

It makes me who I am.

It makes me Grumpy.

Look around, Snow.
You're not alone any more.

I promise you,
that's all the cure you need.

If the pain is too much,
you can always drink it.

But for today?

Put it away.


Come on, you. Snow!

Snow White!

- Snow! Are you there?

She's gone.

She never came back
after she went to find you.

Then I'll find her.

I will always find her.

Where's Snow? Where is she?
Snow! Snow!

The royal wedding! The kingdom's
abuzz! It's off, Snow. He left her.

James left Abigail! Did you hear me?

Your Prince Charming
isn't getting married.


Thanks, Ruby.



What are you doing?

- It's 7:45.
- I know!

- Well, I'm trying not to see you.
- Well, I am trying not to see you.

Well, how do we stop
seeing each other?

Apparently, we can't.

- This is a problem.
- Yes.

She's not pregnant.