Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 2, Episode 12 - In the Name of the Brother - full transcript

Minutes after the accident, Emma, Mary Margaret, David and some of the other town members try desperately to keep the true nature of their town secret from the newly arrived stranger. While they seek out the disappearing Dr.Wale, Mr.Gold tries desperately to recover Belle's memory. Back in fairy tale land, Dr. Frankenstein embarks on his greatest experiment.

NARRATOR: Previously on
Once Upon A Time...

If you want Ashley to have that baby,

- you'll owe me a favor.
- Deal.

There's a whole world full of people
that don't know who or what we are.

What if they see a girl
turning into a wolf, for example?

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.

- BELLE: Now you can find your son.

- Belle!
- Who's Belle?



- Who are you? What's going on?
- Belle...



- Shh. Shh. Shh.
- Aah!

No, no. Let me.

Let me. All better. Good.

How did you do that?

It's nothing to be afraid of.

BELLE: Get away!
GOLD: Shh!

- Belle, please...
- What are you?

Are you okay?

I'm at the town line.

Two people down. Maybe three.

There's a car pretty banged up
with Pennsylvania plates.

- What's going on?
- She crossed over the line.

She doesn't remember.

Hey, beautiful. (GROANS)

Here, I didn't think you noticed. Ah!

Your ribs are broken.

Well, that must be why it hurts
when I laugh.

Did you see his face?

His one true love, gone in an instant.

Just like Milah, crocodile,

when you took her from me.

But you took her first.

- Ah!
- Gold! Are you insane?

Yes, I am!

- You can't do this.
- I can if you let me go.

- You don't want her to see that.
- I'm a stranger to her.

Murder is a bad first impression.

What would Belle want you to do?



- DAVID: Over here!


No! Him! Take care of him. He can wait!

- MARY: What?
- There's someone in there.

Stay. I'll be right back.

Do you know this guy?

Never seen him before.

That's because he drove into town.

From the outside?

Looks like the world
just came to Storybrooke.

Ambulance incoming. ETA one minute.

Ambulance incoming. ETA one minute.

Dr. Whale, please report to the ER.
Dr. Whale, please report to the ER.

OR staff, stand by. OR staff, stand by.

WOMAN: I can't find Dr. Whale.

MAN: Anybody seen the doctor?

Dr. Whale, we need you in the ER!

WOMAN 2: Somebody get the doctor!

To the Frankensteins!

To a fine new year, Papa.

Thank you, Gerhardt.

And let's have a better look
at that medal.

My son.

The silver cross.

It's embarrassing to have everyone
make such a fuss.

Well, that's your cross to bear,
I suppose.


ALPHONSE: For the holiday.

Something for both of my sons.

Too small to be a pony.

Your mother gave me that
when we were married.

It was her father's.
She wanted to keep it in the family.

I remember.

Open yours, Victor.

A commission.

Father, surely you're joking.

My work is far too important
to leave now.

I purchased you a commission.

You will join the mobile 34th
as their camp physician.

It's an honor.

Yes, of course.

But I'm not sure you realize the
important scientific work he's doing.

Certainly! But how will he do his work
without my financial support?

Papa, I rely on that money.

I've already allowed you

the use of our summer home
for your foolish purposes.

Isn't that enough?

I have made great progress.

The name Frankenstein
is going to stand for life.

Life everlasting, here on Earth.

Dr. Whale, please report to the ER.

I don't know what you're doing.

MAN: Car versus pedestrian.
Chest trauma from the wheel,

pedestrian's got contusions,
broken ribs.

Go to X-ray. Pedestrian first.

- Hide him. Find a room and hide him.
- What?


- What's going on?
- Get him out of here.

What's happening? Belle!

- I'd like to know that myself.
- GOLD: Belle! Belle!

Everybody, calm down!

Mr. Gold.

Everything will be fine.
She's in good hands here.

I promise.

- Victor. Victor, wait.

He'll cool off.

Here. Take this.

You're the eldest. She wanted it for you.

No. Keep it.

And don't worry about me.

I'll find another way.



No. No, no, no, no, no.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.


I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.


Where's Cora?

What? (SIGHS)


You're really into this, aren't you?

Damn, that hurts.

Told you. You cracked a few ribs.

Where's Cora?

You look good, I must say.

All, "Where's Cora,"
in a commanding voice. Chills.

You have all sorts of sore places
I can make you hurt.


I have no idea where Cora is.
She has her own agenda.

Let's talk about something
I am interested in, my hook.

May I have it back?

Or is there another attachment
you'd prefer?

You're awfully chipper for a guy
who just failed to kill his enemy.

Then got hit by a car.

Well, my ribs may be broken,

but everything else is still intact,

which is more than could be said
for other bad days I've had.

Plus, I did some quality damage
to my foe.

- You hurt Belle.
- I hurt his heart.

Belle's just where he keeps it.

He killed my love. I know the feeling.

Keep smiling, buddy.

You're chained down,
he's on his feet, immortal,

has magic, and you hurt his girl.

If I were to pick dead guy of the year,

I'd pick you.

- Ah.

DAVID: We've got to get into his phone.

Let me guess another pass code.

You can't guess. There are a million
possible combinations.

- Ten thousand.
- Ten thousand.

Leroy, can you get it open
or something? Hack it?

Well, you do understand
that computer hacking

and pick-axe hacking are different?

Here. Let me try. I have a thing.

And we do know something.
There was stuff in his car.

Rental agreement, maps, receipts.

His name is Greg Mendell.

Now, let's see.

Pictures of him alone at a bunch
of Eastern Seaboard tourist locations.

Got a Linkedln account,

and he tweets pictures of his food.

I'll keep looking,
but I think what we have here

is a well-documented,
real-life ordinary Joe.

Or Greg.

So whatever's kept random people

from stumbling into Storybrooke
for the last 28 years...

- Is gone.
- Anyone could drive in.

Why are my instincts telling me
that's a bad thing?

'Cause you've seen E. T. or Splash
or any other movie

where they find something magical
and study it to death.

Think what they'd do to a werewolf.

Oh, and his friends and family? They're
going to come looking for him soon.

Let's try not to overreact.

Leroy's right.
We don't need outsiders here.

Hook says he doesn't know
where Cora is.

And God knows what she's gonna do.

If other people come in here,
that's not going to be good for anyone.

We need to find Regina,
tell her we know she was framed.

I've been tracking her, no luck.
She's gone underground.

MARY: What if Cora finds her first?

I don't wanna think about the damage
those two would do together.

This could not have come
at a worse time.

It's okay.
The guy's being patched up right now.

He'll probably be on his way home
by morning.

WHALE: Not quite.

He's bleeding into his chest cavity.

It's not a full flood, you know,

but pretty soon,
he'll be drowning in his own blood.

So make it stop.

Aren't you a doctor?

WHALE: Gold.

You fixed me.

Now fix him.

It will take you seconds
and cost you nothing.

- No.
- No?

Just, "No"?

I owe you nothing, Whale.

I owe none of you anything.

And some of you owe me.

So, yeah. Just no.

Oh... And point of interest, the driver,
he saw me throwing some magic.

So instead of trying
to get him out of here,

you better be hoping he dies,
because if he doesn't,

he's going to be driving tour buses
up and down Main Street.

So glad I don't give a damn.

Look. Letting him die is easy.

I can do that, if that's what you decide.

Let's take this somewhere private.

It's not really murder if we let him
succumb to his injuries.

Pretty sure it is.

Of course we save him.

- Obviously.
- Well...

- Leroy!
- We got to think it through.

If we save him and kill the whole town,
is that really better?

So we have to choose
between our lives and his.

We can worry about the town later.

Which doesn't mean
we should abandon it.

I know, but let's worry about
Storybrooke after we save a life.

Dr. Whale, prep for surgery.

Anyone else notice
he's drunk off his ass?


Someone's looking for Greg.

How long before they come here?

Good evening, Doctor.

How did you get in here? Who are you?

Stiltskin. Rumple von Stiltskin.

A foreigner.

What tipped you off?
My rosy complexion?

Yes, I've seen nothing
of your drab little land yet,

but I am interested in your work.

Well, you're a little late.
I've been shut down.

And I can't bring back
dead loved ones anyway,

if that's what you're after.

(LAUGHS) I think my deceased are
best kept where they are, dearie,

thank you very much.

No, no, no. My interest is in
how you do what you do.

You see, where I come from,
we do things differently.

Your land has witchcraft,
but it's feeble, neglected stuff.

Where I live, it's strong and hearty.

But it cannot restore life.

- If you can do this, well,

I want to know more
and I'm willing to pay.


How did you do that?

Missing the point.

Money, yours.

Are you a philanthropist?

Well, I've been called worse.

There is a cost to you. Knowledge.

You teach me to wield
whatever it is you wield.

That is the deal.

Then it's a deal.

I thought you were bringing...

- Igor! Tremendous news. This is...



what's happened?

Bring back the equipment.
We're staying.

And we're going to need a body.



- Hello, Rumple.

Well, I expected
this was just a matter of time.

I had hoped you were dead, but, hey,
disappointment's just part of life.

I'm sure we can agree on that.

Aw, the crocodile snaps at the little bird.

And after I brought you a gift.

Yeah, did you bring the antidote, too?

Oh, Rumple, it's a peace offering.

And what do you want
for this peace offering?

My daughter.

You were so clever to get her

to lay the curse
so you could come here.

But you don't need her anymore.

Let me try to get her back,
and let us live.

And what do I get for my troubles?

Your son.

You know what that is, of course.

It will find him.

If this one truly is it.

(CHUCKLES) Oh, darling,
I have no reason to cheat you.


I want you

to find the one person in this universe
who might still love you.

After all, I'm doing the same thing.

Do you have any spells
to return memories?

I only know what you taught me,
(SIGHS) master.

So, will you accept my offer of a truce?


Let's seal it like we used to.


What's that?


Just the guy's personal effects.

I get the best watches this way.

- Joking. As far as you know.

It's too bad it's cracked.

I thought you'd be scrubbing in by now.

Yeah. Yeah, I'm gonna do that.

Arm okay?

- I'm not drunk.
- Okay. You just...

Let's save this guy, all right?

I don't care what he saw,
we don't let go of people.


Of course not.




Igor told me that I'd find you here.

I can't believe...

I thought you worked with cells
in Petri dishes.

My work has progressed.
And I thought you supported me.

Not like this.

MAN: Halt!

Don't shoot! We have orders.

He's in uniform!


Go! Go!

You shouldn't have
come looking for me.


I thought you supported.



Same person again.

"Her." Cute.

Probably a girlfriend.

We could answer it.
Just let her know he's okay.

He's not okay.

He's alive.
We could let her know he's alive.

No, the police could trace it
here instantly.

She can activate
the find-your-phone thing

- without us picking up at all.

LEROY: That settles that.

Oh, my nerves can't take this.
Is the surgery almost over?

I think it takes...

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Wait, wait, any news?

No. I was just looking for the doctor.

He's not in the OR?

- He never came in.
- Then page him.

He was not looking so good earlier.


He's here.

No, but his pager is.

He's gone.


- Got the scent?
- Boozy.

Just find him and bring him back.

We'll watch Hook and figure out
our options if Whale doesn't come back.

Maybe Doc can do it.

(LAUGHS) Surgery?

- No!
- MARY: Maybe he didn't even run.

Maybe Cora grabbed him
for some reason?

DAVID: I don't think so.

He's been in a rough place since he
brought Regina's fianc? back to life.

- Daniel?
- Back to life?

And had his arm ripped off
and put back on.

- Cool.
- Wait, Daniel came back?

Like some kind of Frankenstein?

That's Whale. The Doctor?

And Daniel was his...

What went on here
while we were gone?


Ruby, get going.
Bring back Dr. Frankenstein.

Send this guy back home
with bolts in his neck.

She'll find him.

Yeah, but what kind of state
is he gonna be in?

I will bring you back, my brother.
I promise.





IGOR: It's burned!

Like coal.

Cover him.
This sheet will serve as his shroud.

Of course, Doctor.

- ALPHONSE: Victor!
- Father.

You were seen carrying a body
into this house. Explain yourself.


My boy, my dear son.

What did you do?

It was an accident. I was working...

You caused this! The things you do!

You cut into your brother.

You put your foul magician's works
into your brother!

It's not like that! It can work.

I did this for you, too, Father.

I wanted you to have two sons again.

And now, I have none.







(MUFFLED) Hello?

Hello? Hello?


You in there?

Can I come in?


Mom? Mom?



Henry, I'm so glad you're here.

I missed you so much when...

I have to let you know
I had nothing to do with Archie.

I know. I always knew.

I was framed. I don't know how.

It just seems like everything...

You knew?

How did you know?


Because I did it.




Did it work?


There was a little problem
with what the heart could withstand.

Ah. Problems of the heart.
Isn't that always the way?

- Could you get out of my light, please?

You know, where I come from,

there are hearts that can withstand
anything because of magic.

You have hearts?

I'll tell you what,

I'm going to bring you a friend,
a master of the hat.

He shall take you to a young woman
who has exactly what you need.

You put on a little show for her,

and then you'll walk away
with all your prayers answered.

A heart for your brother.

And who is this woman?

Her name is Regina.


I thought we stopped you.
How did you get through?

Determination. I had to see you.

I needed to tell you that I know why
you sent me through the Looking Glass.

And I know
why you tried to have me killed.

And it's... It's all right.

I think it's not all right.

I love you.

I just...

I've always shown it
in all the wrong ways.

And I never should have made you
marry the King.

I'm so sorry.

When you cried over my coffin,

it all changed.

You framed me. For the cricket.

Temporarily, so you could see
what these people really think of you.

You made an airtight case.
Anyone would believe it.

I didn't want you to reject me.

Not again.

You wanted me broken.

- Receptive.

You are the most manipulative...

No. I won't even argue.

Come with me. We're going to town.

It's the middle of the night.

I don't care. We'll wake them up.

Emma and Henry and the two idiots,

and you can tell them how you lied.

You owe me that.

And then you'll let us start over?

I don't see that happening, Mother.

But I am...

I was trying so hard
to be worthy of Henry.

And I deserve the same thing from you.

You're right.

For you, sweetheart,


Dr. Whale?

Don't come near me!



Rumplestiltskin was right.

The new heart worked.

Welcome back, brother.

It's magic, Dr. Frankenstein.

No. Not magic.


I'm telling you, it's true.

I brought him back.


If you have really given me this...

We've kept him waiting long enough.

He's still recovering.

It's a slow process,
so don't expect him to...

You did it.

I did it.

It's really you. (CHUCKLES)

Let me see you, my son.


What is it? Is he all right?

Why doesn't he speak?


- I told you, Father, it's an adjustment.

I believed you.

The terrible thing is, for a moment,

I believed you did it.

- He's a monster!

What a fool I was!

That's not my son!

You are not my son!

You're a ghoul, and a grave robber!

A fool and a witch doctor!
You're a disgrace to this family.





Gerhardt. Enough.

You have killed our father.


I wanted my name to stand for life.

But everybody just thinks
it's the name of a monster.


I guess they're right about that.

Rumplestiltskin says that magic
has a price,

but from where I'm sitting,
it seems that science does, too.

Every time I try to save a life,
someone else dies.

Hey. Yeah, look, you're Frankenstein.

And I'm the werewolf.

I ate my boyfriend.

Regina thought she was punishing us
by erasing who we were,

but I think she underestimated
how much crap we wanted to forget.



But we can't let it stop us.

She gave us a chance to start over,
and I want to take it.

I think you should, too.

I wasn't such a bad guy, you know.

I wanted to bring life back.


He never got over our mother.

If I could have just brought her back...

That guy in the hospital,
someone keeps calling for him.

Maybe a wife. A mother.

Maybe there's still some stuff
you can fix.


Not about owning up to what I've done.

It's just, these carriages
are strange. (CHUCKLES)

And something's irritating me.


(CHUCKLES) "For Mommy."

That used to be you.

When were you in my house?

I haven't had the pleasure.

That was in my house.

You think I don't know where that was?

It's one of my most
treasured possessions.

Well, let's be honest.

Taking me to be pilloried by the town
might gain you some points,

but as long as Emma
and her parents are here,

he's not really yours.

Not like he was when he made things
for his one and only Mommy.

You've been too bad for too long,

and now they see you as a snake.

You don't want their love at all.

What do you want?

My son back.

And I want my daughter back.

I meant everything I said earlier.

I am so sorry.

I can do better.

I won't push you away again.

Let me into your heart.

Together we can get him back again.




I have a few thoughts.

You're back.


I don't know why everyone's so worried.
I was just stretching my legs.

Now I'm gonna go do this thing.


My brother?

I was trying to bring you back.

Are you here?






Yes. Yes, it's me. (EXHALES)







I won't do it.

I will still save you.

Father is wrong.

I will find a way.



- Where are they?
- Getting coffee from the machine.

- What's the verdict?
- (SIGHS) He'll live.

You did it?

Thank you. Monster to monster.

You did it!


He's going to make it?

He's got some
recuperating ahead of him.

A few weeks maybe,
but, yes, he's going to live.

- Thank goodness.
- Or me.

Telling you right now,
this will come to no good.

- Quiet, Leroy.
- I want to talk to him.

- He's waking up now.
- Already?

I waited a couple hours to tell you
in case he, you know, keeled over,

but so far, so good.

- All right, then.
- Let's talk to him.

We're not talking to him as a group.
We're not a group sheriff.

But we've been doing this together.

We're trying to convince this guy
this place is normal.

In a normal town, the sheriff goes in
and asks a few questions.

She doesn't bring her parents
in with her.

That's probably true.

We'll be right here, then.

I know you don't remember.

But just indulge me,


Be careful with it.

- It's a cup.
- Yeah.

It's damaged.

Just look at it. Focus.

It's your talisman.

It's a cup.

You dropped it in my castle.

You were afraid
that you had angered me.

Okay, you need to go.
And take your cup.

No, no, no, no. I charmed it.

If you focus, it will work.

It's magic.

Okay! Just go away!

Stop talking about magic
and take your cup!

Just look at it.


Just go. Just go away.

I'm sorry.


Sheriff Swan, actually.



I have your personal effects.
I'm just gonna put them here, okay?

So, Mr. Mendell,

I wanted to talk to you
about the accident.

Did I hit somebody?

Oh, my God, I hit someone. Is he okay?

Don't worry about him.

I mean, the damage was pretty minor.


Thank God.

But I do need you to state
what happened, in your own words.

What you did, what you saw.

Well, I... I didn't see anything.

Well, you were driving.

Yeah, I mean,

I saw the road, of course.

I just think I might be able
to put your mind at ease.

There might be an explanation
if you saw...

I was texting.


I looked down, just for a second,

and when I looked back up,
he was right there,

and he was too close to avoid.

But I know that it's not legal in Maine...

It's okay.

I'm just glad
that you were honest with me.

So, no charges?

No. No charges.

I will let you go with a warning this time.

(SIGHS) Thank you.

So, when can I head home?

As soon as the doctor clears you.
We don't want to keep you.


He didn't see nothing?

Free and clear.


Now maybe things can calm down
for 10 minutes,

and we can catch our breath.


You were out all night!
Where were you?

Granny wouldn't tell me anything.

Did I miss it all?

- Cereal okay?
- Yeah.

Rumplestiltskin and Captain Hook
had a fight and someone got hurt.

We weren't sure if Dr. Frankenstein
could fix him, but he did.

Doctor... Oh, that's who Whale is!

Yeah, but without the neck bolts.

The monster had the bolts,
not the doctor.

Right. But either way,

some of us having known him,
it's weird.

It's not weird. We're past it.
We were cursed.

- What are you talking about?
- Nothing.

- Wait...
- Really, it's nothing.


Frankenstein isn't in here.

It's not even a fairy tale.

That means he comes from
another land with different stories.

Eat. I really want to go to bed.

If the curse went to places
with other stories,

then who knows
who else is in this town.


Gold. We've all had a long night.

You remember that favor you owe me,
Miss Swan?

- Yeah.
- I'm cashing it in.

It's not a good...

You do honor your agreements,
don't you?

I need to find someone,
so we're leaving today. Pack a bag.

- Leaving?
- Where?

Wait, find someone...

- Who?
- My son.

And it has to be today
because every minute I'm here

is a minute closer to me killing Hook.

So it's really best for all concerned
if I leave.

And you're going to come with me.

Oh, and we have a long history,

so know this, and know it to be true.

If any harm comes to Belle
while I'm gone,

I'm killing all of you.

I'll see you at noon.



I know, just wait, wait.

Just listen, just listen, okay?
Yes, I'm okay.

I was in an accident.


you're not going to believe what I saw.