Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 2, Episode 11 - The Outsider - full transcript

Mr. Gold finds a way to cross the town boundary without losing his memory but his efforts are ruined by Hook, forcing Belle to try and save his plans. Back in the fairy tale land, Belle seeks adventure by trying to destroy a monster that plagues the town. Along the way, she meets and befriends Mulan.


This will only take a moment.

Don't push me over!

If I cross the line, I'll lose my memory.

It's a cruel fate.

A fate you were more than
willing to bestow upon Belle.


You've had this rag
since the day we met.

Why is it so important to you?

My grandmother made it for me
when I was a boy.

It's always brought me good fortune.
What difference does it make?

All the difference in the world.

It's your only chance.

What do you mean, my only...


What's your name?

William Smee.

And who am I?


The Dark One.


I remember everything!

How can this be?

Well, it seems our little experiment
was a success.

Now go.

I have a trip to plan.

MARY: Some of us knew him as Archie.
Others as Jiminy.

But we all knew him as a true friend.


And though he may now be gone,
he will always live on inside of us,

reminding us to be our best selves,

to do the right thing,
to always fight for what we believe in.

So we shouldn't think of today
as goodbye.

Just as a way of saying,
"Archie, we'll be listening."


I'll miss you so much, my friend.

Well, at least you're in a better place.

Wait, no. Please don't.
Wait! Please! Please!

Hey, hey, hey. Shh!

As your patient, the Dark One must
have told you all manner of secrets.

Where is his dagger?

I don't know anything about a dagger.


No, you don't, do you?

It's his weakness.
Now, tell me, does he have any others?

Very well. (WHISPERS)
I've always wanted to dissect a cricket.

- No! Wait. Wait. Please.
- Ah!

That's more like it.

Now, tell me, Cricket,
what is his weakness?


Hi. What now? What's wrong that
you couldn't tell me on the phone?

I did it. I can leave.

You can cross the town line?

Indeed, I can.

When I pour this potion
onto the object I hold most dear,

that object becomes a talisman
that allows me to cross the town line

and still remember who I am.

And who you're looking for.

My boy.

What will you enchant?


This shawl

is all I have left of my Baelfire.

I don't suppose I could come with you?


I truly wish you could,

but I only have enough of this potion
for one object.

Hey, this is my journey, Belle.

This is my journey.

I'm afraid this is something
I have to do alone.

I know.


ALISTAIR: There's a fearsome beast
ravaging a faraway kingdom.

Its eyes burn with fire.

They call it the Yaoguai.

No man has been able to kill it.

But we will.

There's room on our wagon.

Now who's gonna join us?

Kill it! Kill it, kill it! Destroy!

Looking for an adventure?

Dreamy, right?

- Yes.

I came to thank you.

That advice you gave me last night?

It worked.

Nova and I are running away together.

(LAUGHS) That's wonderful.


- Why don't you sign up?


I've always dreamt of heroics,

but I think it's safer I stick to my books.

They're the only adventures
I know that have happy endings.

Well, maybe this one will have one, too.

Yeah. I doubt it.

Last time I faced a beast,
it didn't end well.

What are you talking about?

Men, follow me!

The Yaoguai awaits.

Get on that wagon. Go.

Take a chance.

- Thank you.

Wait. Belle, wait!

It's fairy dust. Might come in handy.

Oh, no, thank you.
I've seen what magic does to people.

You've seen what dark magic does.
Fairies use this for good.

Now go be a hero.

(LAUGHS) Okay.

Uh... Sorry, the library's not open yet.


I'm not here for the books, love.

You? You're the one who broke into
my cell at the Queen's palace.



You wanted to kill Rumplestiltskin.

Oh, I still do.
But right now, I'll settle for you.





Hey, Belle.

Rumple. I'm in the elevator.

There's a man here. He broke in.

He wants to kill me.

Belle, you're breaking up.
Who's in the library?

- A pirate.
- Belle?

- He's missing a hand.
- Belle?

- Hello?



What's that?

Uh... A book.
I trust you've seen one before.

You expect to defeat the fiercest
creature in the land with a book?

Maybe she means to bore it to death.


It will tell us how to find the Yaoguai.

These are just scribbles.

It's called another language.
And one that I know how to translate.



Oh, I thought it was just scribbles.

We're here to protect the land, girl.

If that book tells us where to go,
you shall share it with us.

It says we'll find the Yaoguai by the lake.

The lake, you say?


You heard her, Claude!
We're going to the lake!


The lake.


Don't forget your book. (LAUGHING)


Enjoy the lake!

"The Yaoguai prefers mountain habitats
to all others.

"The Yaoguai hibernates by day,
hunts by night."


Please be asleep.







However can I thank you?
You saved my life.

And you ruined my hunt. It took me
weeks to track the Yaoguai here.

Yeah. I found it in a day.

You have luck on your side.

No, not luck.

It was this.

I can help you find it again.

You've done enough damage already.

If you really want to help,
stay out of my way.


- Belle? It's okay, it's okay. It's okay.


Where is he?

I don't know. But you have nothing
to fear, I'm here now.

Hey, kid, you hungry?

I managed to wrangle up a Pop-Tart.

No, thanks.

Well, that went well.

Emma, you're doing all you can do.

That's what makes me feel awful.

LEROY: Ladies.

The dwarves have been thinking.

We have to ask.

(SIGHS) When do we go back?

Back? Where?

The enchanted forest. Our home.

You want to go back?

We fought really hard to get here.

Yeah, but with
what Regina did to Archie,

Storybrooke ain't as safe as we thought.

We're going to find her. There's only
so many places she can hide.

We've dealt with her before.
We'll do it again.

Yeah, but it's not just her.
The curse is broken.

There's a whole world full of people
beyond the town line

that don't know who or what we are.

Ever think of what might happen if one
of them were to come pay us a visit?

He's right.
What if they see, you know, magic?

Like a girl turning into a wolf,
for example?

Folks weren't exactly understanding
back in our world.

Okay, let's not worry about what-ifs.

No one is here.


Maybe they come, maybe they don't.

But that doesn't change the fact that

while we might enjoy things
like penicillin,

we're a bit homesick.

Where are you going?

The shop.


Well, let's just say there are
many wonderful things in there

that I could use to make sure that pirate
never comes near you ever again.

Rumple, no.
We need to report this to the sheriff.

They'll take care of him.

You're so close to finding your son.

Please, please don't let your hatred
for this man get in the way of that.

But he tried to harm you.

But why? I mean,
what happened between you two?

Belle, this is really not your concern.

He attacked me.
It most definitely is my concern.

Many years ago,
I was married to a woman named Milah.

Until Hook crossed our paths.

She was Baelfire's mother?

Yeah. And because of that
marauding cur, he grew up without her.

He took my wife, he took Bae's mother,

so I took his hand.

That's why he came after me.
But what about her?

I mean, what did he do?

Rumple, you can tell me anything.

She died. That's all that matters.



What happened here?

Hook. This is why he attacked you.

(SCOFFS) To get you out of the store.

What did he want?

You have it, Mr. Smee?

What is it, Captain?

It's the end of the crocodile's hope.

Now he's trapped here.

Rumple! Rumple, stop it! Stop! Please.

Belle, you're right.
I have to retrieve what's mine.

Let me help you.

This is my fight.

And this is my fault.

If Hook had never attacked me,
you never would have left the shop.

How do you propose
that we get the shawl back?

Have you dueled with a pirate before?
How exactly are you gonna help me?

Well, I'm not just going to sit here
and do nothing!

No. You're going to go back
to the library,

lock the door, and wait for me
to dispense with this problem.

And if I don't? You will cast some spell
that gives me no choice?

No. I trust you'll do as I wish,

as you trust me to be a better man.

Belle, please.

Hook has maybe cost me the chance
of finding my son.

I don't want to lose you, too.

Here, look.

I want you to take this,

just in case Hook is stupid enough
to come after you again.

Point this, pull this trigger,

and the gun will do the rest for you,
all right?

- All right?
- Yes, yes.


Promise me that you going after Hook
is just about getting the shawl back.



The Yaoguai wasn't at the lake.

Well, I'm sorry,
I must have misread that one.

- Do you know what I think happened?

I think you sent us
in the wrong direction on purpose.

Let her go.

This isn't your fight, soldier.



Wait. You're a... Ow!

Yeah. I know.


I didn't expect to see you again.

Thank you.

I had to put up with brutes like them
when I served in the Emperor's army.

Fools who think we have no business
holding a sword.

I only wish there was someone there
to stand up for me. (GROANS SOFTLY)

You're bleeding.

I'll survive. The sun should be
setting soon. We need to move out.

What do you mean, we?

You tracked the Yaoguai in a matter
of hours. It took me weeks.

You track the beast, and I'll kill it.

I'd be honored to help you.


Hook came here on his ship.

Leaving town, Mr. Smee?


I spared your life.


And this is how you repay me?

That object you stole from me,
I want it back.

(STRAINED VOICE) I gave it to Hook.

And where is he?

I don't know.

We met on a rooftop.
He didn't tell me anything.

And why would he?

Hook knows exactly
what you are, Mr. Smee.

A sniveling rat.


Now, scurry off.



Where is it?



(GASPS) Found you.




MAN: Down here!

- Belle. Oh, thank God.

Archie! (STAMMERING) You're okay?

Yes, I am. Can you... Uh...


Go. Find Mr. Gold. Tell him I'm here.
Bring him back to the ship.

- Wait. You're not coming with me?

Go. Go, go, go. There's no time to argue.

(LOWERED VOICE) Who's he calling?

ARCHIE: You've reached the office
of Archibald Hopper.

I'm sorry I can't take your call right now.

I'm either with a patient...

Or dead.

It's okay, buddy. (SIGHS)
Things will get better, I promise.

You just got to hang in there.

It doesn't feel that way.

I know. I know.

- Pongo!

MARY: How did he get in here?

I brought him. Marco and I had a chat.

Archie knew how much
Henry loves this dog.

We decided he should have him.

That is, if you're up
for taking care of him, Henry.

Yeah, I am.


Henry, why don't you take Pongo
outside and clean him up?

Okay. Come on.
Come on, boy, come on.

Let's go. Come on, boy.

All right, look, I know that there's a lot
to work out logistically, but...

No, no, no. Oh. I think giving Pongo
to Henry is a great idea.

It's just, four people. And a Dalmatian.
In this loft. Things might get a little...

Cramped? I know. We'll get creative.

Or we could get our own place.

- You want to move out?
- You wanna do what?

Whoa! It was just a suggestion.

After 28 years, isn't this what
we've all been waiting for?

To be together, under the same roof?

Yes. I just imagined a bigger roof

with turrets.


Being here in Storybrooke,
we have a chance at a fresh start.

Let's take it.


KILLIAN: Looking for this?

That doesn't belong to you.

Oh, it does, now.




My dear Belle,

you should have stayed with your books.

Real life can get so messy.

It's just ahead.

You found it. Your books serve you well.


Mulan, your leg's getting worse.

No, I have to protect my village.

- Hey.

You can't even walk.
How are you going to kill the Yaoguai?

I'm not.

You are.

Me? (STUTTERING) I'm not a soldier.

You have good instincts.

You tracked down that beast
faster than I ever could.

Tracking it and killing it
are not the same thing.

There was once a time when people
didn't think that I had what it took either,

but I proved them wrong.


By showing them that I had
the warrior's spirit.

Once I found something
worth fighting for,

I fought for it with everything that I had.
I never gave up.

Belle, the fate of my village
depends on you.

Don't be afraid.

I'm not afraid of you.
And I'm not leaving without that.

Well, I admire your loyalty.
But helping Rumplestiltskin?

I'm afraid you're fighting a lost cause.

He needs that shawl to find his son.

And what makes you think his son
wants to be found?

Hmm? I'm doing that boy a favor.

Have you not hurt Rumple enough?


I've hurt him?

You stole his wife.

Tell me something, love.

If a woman comes to you
and begs you to take her away,

is that theft?

Why would she leave him?

Because he was a coward.

And because she loved me.

I should have burned this
the moment I acquired it.

Why didn't you?

Because she made it.

I'm sorry she died. But vengeance?
Vengeance won't bring her back.


Like it was some kind of accident.
Is that what he told you?

He didn't say.

No, of course not.

Of course he would leave out the most
important detail of her passing.

And what would that be?

He killed her.

He ripped out her heart

and he crushed it right in front of me.

- No.
- Oh, yes.

- No!
- Yes.

He would do anything.
Anything to hold onto his power.

Why do you think anyone
who's ever gotten close to him

has either run away or been killed.

Now what makes you think
you're any different?

And tell me something, darling,

why would you want to fight
for a man like that?

Because I still see good in him.
Because I believe he's changed.

Because his heart is true.

And yours?

- Yours is rotten.

You have no idea.

How'd you...

Oh, I know this ship like the back of my...
Well, you know.

I suggest you give that back to me now.

GOLD: Or what?


You look different
in this world, crocodile.

Like the coward I met so long ago.
Limp and all.

And yet, you still can't kill me.

Let's have it, Dark One.

What magic are you
going to hide behind today?

(LAUGHS) Oh, no, not magic.

- Rumple! Hey, let's go!

Let's go! Let's go.

No, not yet, Belle.

This! This is what you came for.

This is what's going to get you back
to Bae.

You're wasting your breath, love.

He can't resist.
He has to prove that he's not a coward.

You might want to turn away, Belle.
This isn't going to be pretty.



- Over here! Over here!



You're writing something.


Save me.


You need help.

Let's give this a try, shall we?



The curse, you broke it.

What? Someone did this to you?

An evil sorceress from my kingdom

determined to do everything in her
power to keep me apart from Aurora,

my true love.

So she exiled me to this land.
And turned me into a monster.

I tried to warn the villagers,

but no one understood what I really was.


Except you.

Well, you're not the first beast I've faced.

I am forever in your debt.

Please, tell me how I might repay you.

My friend's hurt. She needs a doctor.

As do you.
Help me bring her back to the village.

It would be my honor.


Do it. Do it, kill me.


He has to show you how powerful he is.

No, Rumple. This is what he wants.

To destroy every bit of good in you.

Rip my heart out.

Kill me like you did Milah.
And then I'll finally be reunited with her.

He has to die, Belle.

No! No, he doesn't.

There's still good in you. I see it.
I've always seen it.

Please. Please show me I'm not wrong.


You take your little ship

and sail until you fall off the edge
of the world.

I never want to see you again.


Let's go.

MARY: I really liked this one.

I don't know.
The yard looks kind of small.

Are you going to say that
about every house we look at?

I grew up on a farm.

This isn't about the houses, is it?

We buried a friend this morning,
Mary Margaret.

And it made me realize,
I don't want to die here.

But our home, David?

It doesn't exist anymore.

The ogres are back. Cora's in power...

Which is exactly why we need to return.
To make things right, to fight...

I'm tired of fighting.
That's all we've ever done.

We have a chance here,
a chance to be together.

But what if we don't belong here?


Isn't it worth it to fight for
what we really want?

Unless we don't want the same thing.


You plotting your escape
from Shawshank, kid?

No, they're blueprints.

I had some ideas for what to do if David
and Mary Margaret move out. Look.

You want to make
Mary Margaret's room an armory?

Yeah, you know, for weapons and stuff.
To protect us. From Regina.

She's not gonna hurt you.
I'm not gonna let her.

She hurt Archie.
What if she wants to take me back?

That's not going to happen.



- Pongo?

HENRY: What is it?



What happened?

It was Cora, she kidnapped me.

- Archie?

Henry! Oh! Oh, it's all right.

I'm fine. I'm fine.

Henry, we were wrong.
Regina didn't do it.

I knew it. Maybe we should let her know.

Yeah. But something tells me,
either way, we're gonna pay the price.



This would have been lost
if it wasn't for you, Belle.

I would have been lost.

After everything
you've learned about me,

after everything I've done,

why haven't you given up on me?

I learned a long time ago

that when you find something
that's worth fighting for,

you never give up.

My friend's over that ridge. There she is.

Belle. You're alive.

Yeah, I did it. I defeated the Yaoguai.

With a little help.

Who are you?

I was the Yaoguai.

He was cursed. So I helped him.
Now he's going to help you.

Wait, you're not coming?

I have another beast to face.



Goodbye, Belle.

We haven't been properly introduced.
My name's Phillip.


I'm coming back, Rumple.

QUEEN: Isn't that sweet?

Still fighting for true love,
even to the bitter end.

How did you find me?

You really should be nicer to your
traveling companions, right, Claude?

Take her to the tower.

What? No! What are you doing?

I can save him! Just let me go to him.

I can break his curse!

You already tried and failed.

That monster is beyond saving.

I'm sparing you a lifetime
of pain and misery.

You can't keep us apart forever.

I will fight for him.

- I will never stop fighting for him.


Here we go.

- Belle.

It worked.

Yes, it did. It did.

Now you can find your son.

Belle. I so wish
you were coming with me.

As do I, but it doesn't matter.

And why not?

Because you'll find him.
And when you do,

I'll be here waiting for you
when you get back.


I wouldn't count on it.

Belle? Belle!

- Belle!
- Who's Belle?

Oh, no. No, no! No, no!

Oh, fear not, she'll live.

She'll just have no idea who you are.

What you've done cannot be undone.

Well, now you finally know how it feels.

Well, go ahead, crocodile.
Do your worst.

I intend to.