Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 2, Episode 14 - Manhattan - full transcript

While Emma, Gold, and Henry chase after Baelfire, Regina, Cora, and Hook search the town for Rumpelstiltskin's sword in an attempt to destroy his power. Back in fairy tale land, a valiant Rumpelstiltskin is called to war but encounters dark forces along the way.

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I was in an accident.
You're not going to believe what I saw.

If I own that dagger,

I control the Dark One.

Don't break our deal!

- I have to!
- Papa!

You remember that favor you owe me,
Miss Swan? I'm cashing it in.

I need to find my son.

Milah! Milah!

I'm nearly finished.

Oh, you learn quickly.

I have a good teacher.

What is it?
What brings you home so early?

Milah, my weaving days are behind us.
I've been called to the front.

The Ogres War?

for training in the morning.

No, Rumple, I've heard stories.
The front, it's a brutal place.

Oh, Milah, I know, I know.
I can't say that I won't be frightened.

But this is the chance
I've been waiting for.

All my life.

You know, I've lived under the shadow
of my father's actions for too long now.

Just because your father was a coward,
it doesn't mean you are.

Oh, I know that. As do you.

But to the world?

Fighting in this war finally gives me the
chance to prove that to everyone else.

Go. Be brave.

Fight honorably.

(WHISPERS) Oh, God, I love you.

(WHISPERS) I love you, too.

And when you return, we can start
living the life we've always dreamed of.


- We can have a family.
- Family.

EMMA: What's wrong?
This the right place?

GOLD: Yes, it is.

Let me guess, he's not expecting you?

Well, who doesn't love a surprise?

CORA: What is it, sweetie?

It's Henry. Emma left town with
Gold and she took him with her.

And you didn't stop them?

I didn't know until after they'd gone.

I'm sure he's safe.

And as soon as Gold's done,
Henry will be back.

(WHISPERS) But not with me.

Back from where?
Where has Rumplestiltskin gone?

I don't know.

Well, if he's left town then
he's powerless. He can be killed.

The moment either of us leave,
we lose our magic. And our advantage.

And your memories?

None of us were victims of the curse.

It's not about memories.
It's about magic.

Well, I don't need magic.
I'll go after him alone.

Even if you could find him,

do you really think
you can just walk up to him

and stab him in the heart
with your sword?

Well, I prefer my hook,
but I can't find that now.

You're not going anywhere.

I deserve my vengeance.

You're right.

You're right, you do.

And with the Dark One gone,

we can search for the one magical item
that can actually kill him here.

His dagger.

No Baelfire.

Yeah, that probably wouldn't fly
as an alias.

Your magic globe didn't give you
an apartment number?

It doesn't work that way.

Do any of these names
mean anything to you?

Well, names are what I traffic in,
but sadly, no.

EMMA: Here's your boy.

Well, or it could just be vacant.

You might traffic in names and magic,

but I traffic in finding people
who don't wanna be found.

And those sort of folks don't like to
advertise their whereabouts.


UPS package for 407.

Maybe you should have said FedEx?


He's running.

That favor you owe me, this is it.
Get him to talk to me. I can't run.

Watch Henry. I'll be back.









I don't understand.
What are you doing here?

- What am I doing here?
- Yeah.

I'm not answering anything
until you tell me the truth.

Are you Gold's son?

What're you talking about?
Who's Gold?

You played me. You're from there.

You played me and he played me.
You both played me.

- You and Gold...
- Okay, Emma, slow down.

Slow down. What are you
talking about? Who's Gold?

Your father. Rumplestiltskin.

He's here?

Why else would I be in New York?

You brought him to me?
Why would you do that?

Hey! I am the only one
allowed to be angry here.

Did you know who I was?
Where I was from? The whole time?

Was this just some sort
of sick, twisted plan?

Did you even care about me at all?

- Emma, Emma...
- I wanna know. I want the truth. All of it.

Okay, fine! We gotta get off the street.
We can't do it here, out in the open.

I've spent a lifetime
running from that man.

I'm not gonna let him catch me.

There's a bar down the street,
we can talk there.

I am not drinking with you. Whatever
you're gonna tell me, tell me now.

No, bar's better.

Don't worry, you can
keep yelling at me when we get there.

Don't worry.
Emma's really good at catching people.

Well, my son has been running away
for a long time now.

And I have a feeling
he's equally adept at it.

Well, at least we found him, right?


Oh, and thanks. For the hotdog.
I forgot.

You are quite welcome.

And thank you.

For what?

Well, if it wasn't for you bringing Emma
to Storybrooke,

none of this would have come to pass.

You are a remarkable young man.

You know, I forgave her. Emma.

For giving me up.

She thought it was the best for me then.
That's why she did it.

I'm sure your son will get it, too.

Alas, the circumstances surrounding
our separation weren't quite so noble.

But you're here now.
And you want him back, right?

More than anything.

Then that's all that matters.

Well, what do you wanna know, Emma?
You want the truth? Ask away.

Did you know who I was when we met?

- If I had, I wouldn't have gone near you.
- (WHISPERS) Come on.

Come on... Come on what?
I was in hiding.

I came here to get away from

all that crap.

So, if you didn't know,
then you were just using me.

You just needed someone to take
the fall for all the watches that you stole.

I wasn't using you.

When we met, I didn't know,

but I found out.


When I went to sell the watches,
I ran into a friend of yours.


When you see what I have in here,
you're gonna listen.

You're gonna believe every word I say.

Yeah, right.

You left me and let me go to prison
because Pinocchio told you to?

- Emma...
- I loved you.

I was just trying to...
I was trying to help you.

By letting me go to jail?

By getting you home.

Are you telling me that us meeting
was a coincidence?

Because how the hell did that happen
if it wasn't in your plan

or your father's?

Think about it.

He wanted you to break the curse.

Us meeting, that could have stopped it.

Maybe it was fate.

You believe in that?

You know, there's not a ton
about my father

that I remember that doesn't suck.

But he used to tell me
that there are no coincidences.

Everything that happens,
happens by design.

And there's nothing we can do about it.

Forces greater than us
conspire to make it happen.

Fate, destiny, whatever
you wanna call it, the point is,

maybe we met for a reason.

Maybe something good
came from us being together.

(SOFTLY) No. Not that I can think of.

I just went to jail.

That's it.

It doesn't matter now. I'm over it.

And you. (SIGHS)

Why do you wear
the key chain I got you?


To remind myself
never to trust someone again.

Come on.

I made a deal with your father
I'd bring you to him.

You made a deal with him?

Yeah. And I'm upholding my end.

Emma, you don't have to,
you know that.

I know.

Okay, so this should be
real easy for you.

Tell him that you lost me.
Tell him you can't find me.

You do that,

you'll never have to see me again.




I'm needed at the front.
You guard this crate with your life.

(STUTTERS) What's under there?

A prisoner who can help us
turn the tide against the ogres.

Careful, it's a tricky beast.

Yes, sir.


You're a child.

Please. I haven't had a sip in days.

How do you know my name?

I'm a seer. I see all.

No, no, no, that's not possible,

you must have overhead
someone speak it.

Rumplestiltskin. The son of a coward.

Raised by spinsters.

Scared of ending up just like his father.

Did I overhear that?

I told you. I see all.

Even what has yet to pass.

You mean the future?
You can see the future?

Indeed, I can.

Including yours.

No, no, no, no. (STUTTERS)
I won't indulge this dark magic.

Even if what I see
concerns your wife, Milah?

Has something happened to her?

Give me water.

Here. Slake your thirst, witch.

Then speak of
what you know of my wife.

She is already with child.

I'm to be a father?

Your wife will bear you a son.

But your actions on the battlefield
tomorrow will leave him fatherless.

I'm gonna die?

No, no, no. You must tell me
how I can stop that happening.

You can't.

Then I'm done helping you.

For now.
Someday, you'll help me again.

I bet Milah isn't even pregnant.

You just said that
so I would give you water.

And now you're trying
to trick me into deserting.

You shall see.

Tomorrow, when you see
the army ride cows into battle,

you will know I speak the truth.


And who's gonna man the catapults?

I have had enough of your fiendish lies.

There's no escaping it.

You will have a son.

And your actions
will leave him fatherless.

Wait, Gold's son is Henry's father?

EMMA: I know. I know.

The millions of questions you have,
I have, too.

But the problem is,
it doesn't matter right now,

because I don't know what to do.

Please tell me you're not calling to
ask me to tell you to keep it from him?

Henry thinks his father is dead.
I told him that for a reason.

I wanna protect him.

No matter what this man did,

Henry has a right to know
who his father is.

The truth about your parents.

Emma, you of all people
should know how important that is.

I don't want Henry to get hurt.
I just want to protect him.

Are you sure this is
about protecting Henry,

and not yourself?

Why are you so nervous?

When I found my mom, I was excited.

Because I have the benefit
of a little more life experience.

I know that things don't always happen
the way we want them to.

Sure, but in my book,
it says that you could see the future.

Why can't you just look and see
what's gonna happen?

Well, that ability is complicated.

I didn't always have it.

And then, when I did,

well, it's maybe not the gift
one would expect.

Seeing the inevitable
can be a terrible price.

But you wouldn't have to worry
about stuff. You'd just know.

But that's the great trap.

The future is like a puzzle.

With missing pieces. Difficult to read.

And never, never what you think.



Did you find him?

I'm sorry. Your son got away.

Who are you?

So it is true.
You really don't remember anything.

Were we friends?

We spent some time together.

But I'm here because I believe
you can help me find something

that belongs to Rumplestiltskin.


Mr. Gold.

(STUTTERS) I don't know him.

Not anymore.

But you did.

Shouldn't we be pillaging his shop
or ransacking his home?

That would be the obvious choice, yes.

But Gold wouldn't risk crossing
the town line and losing his memory

without entrusting the dagger's
location to someone.


My guess is she hid it
in one of her beloved books.

Impressive, Regina.

Thank you, Mother.

I'll be impressed when I'm holding
the dagger in my hand.

No. It should be here.

Well, it's not, is it? May we go now?

Hold on.

What's this?

Yes, crude.

To the untrained eye,
a child's scribbles. But to a pirate?

It's a map.

Gold may not have hidden
the dagger here,

but I believe he's left us
the next best thing.

Its location.

Can you read it?

Well, lucky for you ladies, I'm quite
adept at finding buried treasure.

So, Rumplestiltskin
is Henry's grandfather?


But I'm his grandfather.

You can have more than one.

So, his step-grandmother is Regina.
The Evil Queen.

Actually his step-great-grandmother.

- And she's also his adoptive mother.

It's a good thing we don't have
Thanksgiving in our land,

- 'cause that dinner would suck.

Or... Maybe this will
mellow everyone out.

- Gold, wait. What are you doing?


I'm finding my son.

He's gone.

But he lives here. He'll be back.
And I'll be waiting.

Stop. You can't just break in.

Yeah, well, actually,
that's something I'm quite adept at.

He might not come back.

Look, finding people
is what you do, Ms. Swan.

I'm simply going to assist you.

There may be information in here.

Who he is.
What he does. Who he loves.

No, don't do this.
There are things called laws.

- I'll be lookout.
- No...

You could get arrested.

Then my son will have to testify
against me.

- And we will be reunited.




Lucky bastards. (SIGHS)

Well, I think they'd beg to differ.

They're not dead, but they can't fight.
Which means they get sent home.

That's the only way out of here alive.

When the ogres rip you limb from limb,
pray that they're quick.


Fortune favors us.

Fresh supplies have arrived
from the Duke.

Today, we will not be marching
into battle. We'll be riding.

Riding? Riding what?

What kind of question is that?
A horse, of course.

Now, grab yourself a cow. Get ready.

What did you say?

A cow. The saddles we just got in,
made from the finest leather.

We call them cows. Grab yours,

so at least the ride into doom
will be a soft one on your backside.

Are you all right?

Yes. Yes. You go on, I'll catch up.

(WHISPERS) Oh, no.

So it's all true.

I'm going to have a son.

And I'm going to die?

Answer me.

- Oh! (GRUNTS)



Gold, come on, please,
we really shouldn't be here.

I don't think he's listening.

You find something, dearie?

It just looks like a dream catcher.

Yeah, well, if it's nothing,
why are you still holding it?

You're lying to me.

Just get back to looking, okay?

No, no, no, you saw something. Tell me.

- You don't know what you're...
- Tell me!

- Henry, go wait in the bathroom.
- But I can help...

Henry, go!

There's nothing here.
The guy's a ghost.

What, you think me a fool?

You're holding back.
I want to know what and why.

- I'm not holding back.
- Did he tell you something?

- Gold...
- Did he tell you something?

Nothing. He didn't say anything.

- But you talked to him.
- I...

- Don't put words in my mouth!
- Tell me!

You tell me,
or I'm gonna make you tell me.

You don't have magic here.

Oh, I don't need magic.

You really want to do this?

- Do not push me.
- Don't push me.

We had a deal! A deal!
No one, no one breaks deals with me!


Leave her alone.

Milah. Milah.




What is his name?


A strong name.


Something he'll need, if he's to live
with the shame of being your son.

What? What...
What are you talking about?

Rumple, is it true?

Is what true?

- Did you injure yourself?

So that you wouldn't have to fight.
So that you would be sent home.

- Who told you that?
- Everyone.

Rumors travel quickly from the front.

Rumple, did you do this to yourself?

- Did you do it to...
- Yes!

A seer told me I was gonna die
in the battle.

You did this because
a seer told you to do it?

She was right about everything else.

I left the front to be with you.
You and Baelfire.

You left because you were afraid.


You became what everyone
thought you were, a coward.

- Shut up!
- Just like your father.

I am nothing like my father.

He tried to abandon me.

I will never, ever do that to my son.

That's why I did this. For him.

All for the boy.

To save him from the same fate
I suffered. Growing up without a father.

You've sentenced him
to a fate much worse.

Growing up as your son.

(STUTTERS) What else could I do?

You could have fought, Rumple.

You could have died.

You don't mean that.
You don't mean that.


Oh, it's all right, Bae.

It's all right.

Your papa is here.

And I promise,

I will never, ever leave you.


You came back for me.


I came to make sure you didn't hurt her.

I've seen what you do to people
who break deals.

Please, Bae, just let me talk.

I have no interest in talking to you.
You can go.

I'm not going anywhere.

Get out of my apartment!

- Neal...
- Emma, I got this.

You two know each other?

You two know each other! How?

You sent me chasing after him...

No, no, no, stop it! You're lying.

How do you two know each other?

Mom? What's going on?


Wait, who's this?

- My son.
- What?

Is that Baelfire?

I need you to stay in the other room for
a little while longer, okay? Come on.

- Wait, how old are you?
- Don't answer him.

- How old are you, kid?
- Eleven!

Now, why is everyone yelling?

He's eleven.


Is this my son?

No. My dad was a fireman. He died.

That's what you told me.

You said...

Is this my son?


Henry. Henry?

Baelfire. Please, please.
All I want is a chance to be heard.

Get out.

Look, you came back to protect Emma.

To show that she had lived up
to her end of her bargain with me.

And now she has. So you can go.

No. Our deal was for her
to get you to talk to me.

If you truly want her deal to be fulfilled,

you have but one choice.

You have to talk to me.

You got three minutes.

Hey. No, I'm okay, yeah.

No, they said I'm good to go.

But, you know, I think I'm gonna
stay here for a little while.

Well, take a look at this and see.

I give you the location of the dagger.

Well done, Hook.

We'll take it from here.

No! You promised me!


The Kris Dagger is much too powerful
to be wasted on you.

So, is this what it was all about?

Getting Rumple's dagger
so you can obtain his dark powers?

If we possess the dagger,
we control the Dark One.

And when he returns to Storybrooke,
we can command him

to kill Snow White,
Prince Charming and Emma.

Our enemies will be vanquished,

and you will be blameless in the eyes
of the only person who matters.


So, that's him.


Why didn't you tell me?

Because I never thought
I would see him again.

I never wanted to.

Why not?

He was a thief, Henry. A liar.

A bad guy.

And he broke my heart.

I could have taken it, you know?
The truth.

I know.

He was just a part of my life
I wanted to forget.

That's why I didn't tell you.

I was thinking of me. Not you.


I thought you were different.
But you're just like her.


She always lied to me, too.

I'm sorry.

I want to meet my dad.

Clock's ticking.

I know I've made mistakes.

But you must believe me.

(WHISPERS) I want to make up for it.

There's no greater pain than regret.

Try abandonment.

Please. Let me make it up to you.

How are you gonna do that?

I grew up alone.

I grew up without a father.
You can make up for that?

Yeah. Yes, I can.

Two minutes.

Come with me to Storybrooke.

(WHISPERS) There's magic there.

I can turn the clock back.

Make you 14 again.

We can start over.

Fourteen... I don't wanna be 14 again.

Are you insane?

I can't make up for the lost time,

but I can take away
the memories, the pain.

Take away who I am? No, thanks.

One minute.

Bae, please.

Give me a chance.

You once loved me.

You were once a good man.

I can be that man again.

I've changed.

Look, I came here to this city

without magic.

Yeah, yeah, and you're still trying to
use it to make up for your mistakes.

Still think that that can make it all better.
It won't. You can't.


You have no idea what I've lived with.

You're so worried about you,
you know what I've dealt with?

Every night, for more years
than you could know,

the last thing I see before sleep
is the image of you.

You and me over that pit.

Your hand wrapped around mine.

And then you open your grip.

And as I fall away,
all I can see is your face.

Choosing all this crap over me.

Letting me go.

Now, it's my turn.

Now, I'm letting you go.

I'm sorry.

I don't care.

I didn't get closure, so you don't either.
You gotta go.

Oh, Bae...

No. Time's up.

I've been expecting you.

Then you know exactly
why I came here.

What I foretold during the Ogres War
has finally come to pass.

Well, in a manner of speaking.

I hobbled myself on the battlefield,

was branded a coward,

my wife ran away and left me,

then my son was called to the front.


Then I became the Dark One,

then Bae left me.

So, yes, my actions on the battlefield
left my son fatherless.

But would have been nice to know
about all the pesky details.

Knowing would not
have made a difference.

You still would have been powerless
to escape your fate.


Just like you.

Now, you know
exactly why I came here.

(CHOKING) You want to find your son.

- Indeed.

(WHISPERING) You will find him.

How? And this time,
don't leave out a single detail.

It will not be an easy path.

It will take many years.

And require a curse.

A curse powerful enough
to rip everyone from this land.

Yes, yes, there's more. I know it.
Tell me.

You will not cast the curse.

Someone else will.

And you will not break
the curse. (GASPS)

Someone else will.

Tell me!

I don't know.
Even my powers have limits.


Not good enough, dearie.


(CHOKES) If you want to see the path
you must take, there is only one way.

Take this burden from me.


- Gladly.


He wants to meet you.

You weren't gonna tell me about him.

No, I wasn't.

Yeah, well, he's my kid, too.

So you don't get to make that decision
by yourself anymore.

Great. Go talk to him, then.



But don't break his heart.

Trust me, I'm not gonna do to him
what he did to me.

And what you did to me.


Okay. I get it, we're all messed up.

What do you say we try to avoid that
with him? All right?

All right.

So, you're my dad.


I'm Henry.

It's nice to meet you, Henry.

Sorry it took so long.

It's okay. You didn't know.

I can't see anything. It's too much!

It's nothing but a jumble.

The future is a puzzle

with many pieces to be sorted.

In time, you will learn to separate
what can be from what will be.


This is why you wanted
to give me your power.

To free yourself from this torment.

In time, you will work it all out.


As gratitude,
I offer you one piece of the puzzle.

You will be reunited with your son

and it will come
in a most unexpected way.


A boy. A young boy will lead you to him.

But beware, Rumplestiltskin,
for that boy is more than he appears.

He will lead you to what you seek.

But there will be a price.

The boy will be your undoing.

Then I'll just have to kill him.