Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 3, Episode 10 - The New Neverland - full transcript

As Hook's ship returns to Storybrooke, a well-hidden Pan puts a new plan into motion, while flashbacks show Snow and Charming go in search of a mythical being that could stop the Evil Queen cold in her tracks.

Previously on "Once Upon a Time"...

Pan's shadow.

It's the only way we'll ever
get back to Storybrooke.

(Emma) Let's get the hell
out of Neverland.

(Henry) The one who's in trouble...

is Henry.


Let's play.

(Seagulls cawing)

So if the name Rumple
gave you's correct,

he works here.

Is that him?

- Is that Eric?
- Yes.

Wow. He must really hate me.

Go on. Go talk to him.



(Whispers) Eric.


What's that?

He's back.

Once Upon a Time 3x10 - The New Neverland
Original air date December 8, 2013

(Cheers and applause)

(Leroy) All right!


They're back!


Oh! Snow!
(Cheering loudly)

All right!


(Leroy shouts indistinctly)

How's it feel to finally be home?

Better than I ever imagined.


I told you I'd see you again.

That's the last time
I don't listen to you.

- Yeah.
- Hey!


Welcome back.

Thank you.

I, uh...

found this below deck.
Thought you might need it.

Thank you, Bae. I do...

as a reminder of the man I was

and shall no longer be.

(Man) Huh? Who are they?


(Indistinct conversations)




Is it really you?

You have no idea how long we've
been waiting to see you.

You remember Baelfire?


So? Now what?

I think it's time
for the Darlings to go home.

All of us.

How do you feel?

Pretty good, actually.

I think the water must be working.

Aye, it 'tis.

Dreamshade overtook my brother
the moment we left Neverland.

Gold will find a cure.

You'll be okay.

I have to admit,
there was a minute there

I didn't believe we were all
gonna make it out of that place.

Well, we did.

And we owe a lot of it to her.

Regina helped save us all.

I shall destroy your happiness,

if it is the last thing I do.




(Crowd gasps)

(Doors bang open)

- Snow, listen to me.
- What can you say?

What can you possibly say
to make me feel better?

We just got married?

That should be enough.

Regina found a way to ruin it.

She always does.
We have to do something.

- Like what?
- I don't know!

Storm her castle?

Steal her magic?

There must be some way to fight back.

She can't hurt us. You know that.

I know that she's determined,
and so am I.

Snow, she wants to take away
our happiness.

We can't win that fight
on a battlefield.

No? So how do you suggest we win it?

By going on our honeymoon.

- What?
- That's the only way to show Regina

that nothing she does
can take away our happiness.

How can you even think
of leaving the kingdom now?

After the kind of threats she made?

Threats. That's all they were.

I mean, for all we know,
that was just bluster, that...

She finds a way! She always finds a way.

And then we will be ready.

But today? It's just a threat.


Let's not ruin this moment.

Let's not ruin our honeymoon.

We can go anywhere you wanna go.


As long as it takes your mind
off Regina for a few days?

The Summer Palace.

It's where my parents
spent their honeymoon.

I always dreamt of going
there with my husband.

Well... now you can.

I'll make preparations for our journey.


(Door closes)

Castle's secure.

Evil Queen's not
getting past a single dwarf.

Thank you, Grumpy.

You know, I couldn't help
but overhear you and the prince.

Thin masonry.


So you're really
gonna go on a honeymoon now?

He thinks it's the best way
to send a message to Regina.

Yeah, I heard what he said.

What do you think?

I think...

there's something at the Summer Palace

that will help us defeat her
once and for all.

(David) So what about that shadow?

Don't worry. It's trapped,
just as it was in the candle.

The only person that can free it
is safely in here.

What do you have in mind, Peter?

What if someone decides
to open that box,

let the real boy out?

That's not the problem.

Trust me.

What's the next step?

You need to be punished.

Hey, mom, dad?

What about Felix? He's still free.

(Lowered voice) - What are you doing?
(Lowered voice) - They need to trust me.

Henry's right.

Can't just let Felix walk away freely.

Oh, don't worry.

We got plenty of cell space
for this guy.

You're safe now, Henry.

Once I seal the box in here...

(Box thuds)

no one can break the spell but me.


And you're not gonna do that?

Believe me, I want Pan trapped

just as much as you.

Don't worry, Henry.

He's not getting out of there.

We won't let anything
happen to you again.

I promise.

She's right. You needn't worry.

As long as I'm alive,

that boy will never
see the light of day.


- Perfect.
- Thank you.

And you're welcome.


So... what now?

Well, that's a question
I haven't had to ask myself.

I didn't think I had a future.

But you do.

The boy wasn't your undoing,

and neither was Pan.

So now you can stop
worrying about prophecies

and start thinking about your future.

There's endless possibilities,

countless paths to take.

But there's only one of
those paths I'm interested in.

Which one's that?

The one where you and I are together.



(Indistinct conversations)

Well, don't be too excited.

Neal still had it in his room.

We thought you'd want it.

Especially since you just
lived a fairy tale of your own.



You okay?

Yeah. Why?

I don't think they serve
rum at Granny's.

Don't worry. I'm not here
to pursue the lady swan.

Yeah, you're just here

to throw back a few with the dwarfs.

I made a decision when it comes to Emma.

I'm gonna back off.

Back off?

For the sake of the boy.

Let his parents have a fair shot.

Without a devilishly handsome
pirate standing in the way.

You serious?


I am devilishly handsome.

Thanks, man.

Oh, don't thank me yet.

You see, I'm in this for the long haul.

You've already walked out on Emma once.

I'm not so sure she'll let you back in.

Are you?




Her name is Tinker Bell.

I know.

- I just didn't think that I would ever...
- You'd ever see me again?


Give Tink her wings back.

In case you forgot,
I don't take orders from you.

She helped us.

She's earned it.

She even got pixie dust to work again.


Let's see.

Well, briefly.

I mean, sort of glowed for a moment.

It's not something I can do

at the drop of a hat.

Well, then, there's your problem.


You don't believe in yourself anymore.

How can I believe in you
if you can't even do that?

I need a drink.

(Neal) How's he doin'?

As good as can be expected.

So, uh, Emma, can we...

make some time to talk?

Isn't that what we're doing right now?

Yeah, I... I thought maybe
just the two of us.

Are you trying to ask me on a date?

- You know, when you put it like that...
- Neal...

I don't know. I...

Hey, listen. Henry's back.

And he's safe.

We all are.

Okay, look, I'll make it...
I'll make it easier for you.

Tomorrow, I'm gonna be hungry
around lunchtime.

And so I'm gonna come here,
I'm gonna sit in that booth,

and you're welcome to join me.

And if not?

I'll quit buggin' you.

- Don't say it.
- Say what?

That I owe it to Neal
to go on a date with him.

You don't.

You owe it to yourself.

I can't think about myself right now,

not after what Henry just went through.

(Whispers) Oh.

Now who does she remind me of?

(Birds chirping)

Snow, this...

this is amazing.


It's been so long since I've been here.

Since anyone has.

Oh, I miss this place.

I'm so glad you
talked me into doing this.

Oh, oh, not so fast.

Between breaking the sleeping curse,

taking back the kingdom,

and seven dwarfs
breathing down our necks,

it's not like we've had
a lot of time on our own.

I know, it's just...

I have something special
planned for tonight.

Mm. What's wrong with right now?

Trust me, what I have in mind

is worth the wait.

All right.


I'll go stable the horses.


(Crossbow clatters)


(Clears throat)

So... what exactly am I waiting for?

How did you know?

You had that look on your face.

What look?

The look you have
when you're up to something.

I'm guessing this little
excursion has something to do

with Regina's threat?

When I was a little girl,

the palace servants used to tell stories

of a fearsome creature
that lived in a nearby cave.

What kind of creature?

The kind...

that if you were to look into her eyes,

she would turn you into stone.

They called her Medusa.

And what?

You thought we could turn
Regina to stone, how?

- By capturing this Medusa?
- No, no, no, no.

By cutting off her head.

And what? Sending it to her in a box?

I hadn't gotten that far yet.
But if I have the head,

I just need to make Regina
look at her for a moment

to turn her into stone.

And I can figure out
that part after I have the head.

Absolutely not.

I'm not letting my wife
venture into the woods

to chase a monster.

At least not alone.

You mean...


I'm coming with you.

You're obviously not gonna
relax until we find

a weapon to use against Regina

but, Snow, you have
to promise one thing...

if we find this Medusa
and figure out to use her

against Regina,

you have to at least try to enjoy

what's left of our honeymoon.

(Blade zings)

Good thing I brought this.


(Indistinct conversations)

(Inhales sharply)

Sorry, kid.

It's time for something
you didn't have in Neverland...


Oh, let's say good night to Regina.

Good night?

I... didn't realize
it was getting so late.

It's gonna be hard
to let you out of my sight.

Maybe you don't have to.

Maybe I could stay with you tonight.

Oh. Of course.

Yeah, just call me tomorrow

and let me know what time
you want me to pick you up.

Come on, Henry. Let's go home.

(Door bells jingle)

(Door closes)
That's okay.

Probably just wants to spend
his first night back

in his old room.

Yeah, I'm sure that's it.

(Knocks on door)
Lights out, young man.


your vault.

Did you bring that over with you?

Yes, Henry. You know that.

With all your magic?

Why are you asking all these questions?

Because I might need that stuff
to protect myself from Pan.

Oh, honey, he can't hurt you.

He's locked up in Gold's shop.

But what if he gets out?

What if he finds a way to come after me?

Magic isn't the answer.

My vault is sealed shut for a reason.

It's dangerous.

I'll protect you,

no matter what.

Now... it's time for you to go to bed.


Good night.

(Switch clicks)

(Door closes)

She's wrong.

Magic is the answer.


It's time.



You aren't mad, are you?


I fell in love with you
on a troll bridge,

after you robbed me

and hit me over the head with a rock.

I knew what I was getting myself into.

According to the legend,

Medusa's cave shouldn't be much farther.

If Medusa can turn
her victims into stone,

is there any way to lift the curse?

Turn them back into flesh and blood?

The only way to free Medusa's victims

is to kill Medusa.

And no one's figured out how to do that?

She's immortal.

- So cutting off her head...
- Well, it won't kill her.

It'll just make it easier
to turn Regina to stone.


are you sure you wanna condemn Regina

to a fate like that?

So you're on her side now?

No, I'm on your side. You know that.

Doesn't sound like that.

It's just, when we imprisoned Regina,

you stopped her execution.

You said killing her wasn't the answer.

So how is turning
her to stone any different?

Last time, she threatened us.

This time?

She threatened the entire kingdom.

We've protected the kingdom
from her before,

without a gorgon's head.

There's something else, isn't there?

Snow, why can't you put
Regina out of your mind

for a single moment?

I don't know!

Because I can't.


you coming?

What, and miss all the honeymoon fun?

Well, come on.

(Sighs deeply)

(Door bells jingle, door closes)

I never thought Granny's lasagna

could taste so good.

(Gold) Perhaps, you'd like
to wash it down with this.

- Is that...
- Yeah.

An elixir.

This will cure your dreamshade poisoning

once and for all.

You really found a cure? Already?

I am a man of my word.

And I owe you... nothing?

No "price of magic"? No...

On the house.

But we are family now,

so I'm sure should
I ever need a favor...

you'd be more than receptive.

Thank you.

What are you waiting for? Drink it!

How you feel?

(Breathing heavily)

- What are you thinking?
- Well, I'm thinking,

maybe we can finally...

(Lowered voice)
start on that baby?

(Door bells jingle)

Okay, I didn't mean right now.

Emma didn't listen to us.

I've got this.

(Door bells jingle)


Isn't Granny's that way?

Did Neal send you?

No, he has no idea I'm here.

But when I saw him
sitting at a table alone,

I wanted to make sure you were okay.

Are you?

Yeah, I'm fine.


It's not Neal. It's Henry.

He doesn't seem like himself.

He barely recognized
his storybook last night.

- He went through a lot in Neverland.
- I know!

And he asked to spend
the night at Regina's.

Wow. Yeah.

She did help us save him.

And she did raise him
until you came into his life.

I know she did.

Look, he probably wants to stay
with you tonight.

I wouldn't worry about it.

You know, we're all recovering.

I know.

I just can't shake the feeling

something bad is still gonna happen,

and that I need to do
everything I can to stop it.

Emma, you can't think like that.

Why not? Bad things do keep happening.

And so do good things.

But if you think like that you miss out.

There's more to life

than just looking for the next fight.

You know, you gotta look
for the moments.

- Moments.
- Yes.

Life is made up of moments...

good ones, bad ones,
but they're all worth living.

Well, I seem to be
a magnet for the bad ones.

Well, then all the more reason
to look for the good moments

in between the bad ones.

And you think having lunch
with Neal will be a good moment?

I don't know.

Does he eat with his mouth open?

I'm not sure I'm ready.

What's the harm in finding out?

Come on, I'll give you
a lift to Granny's.

Sure you don't have other reasons

for pushing me toward Neal?

- Like what?
- I don't know.

Keeping me away from Hook?

You think I'm interested in Hook?

Emma, I'm a married man.

(Both laugh)


You okay?
(Dog barking in distance)

I'm fine, luv.

The question is...

are you?

Why wouldn't I be?

Well, I know that Storybrooke
can be a disorienting place.

You're not used to it.

Perhaps, a drink to help settle you in?

We both know you want more than a drink.

You want me to help
take your mind off Emma.

Emma? Who's Emma?

I only see you.

I may have lost my wings
but I haven't lost my dignity.

That's never gonna happen.
(Woman screams)

(Woman screams)

What the hell was that?

We had the same question.

Wait, were you two...

- No!
- Perhaps.

(Woman screams)

(Shadow roaring)

(Continues screaming)


(Tinker Bell) Blue!

(Whispering) Come on, come on, come on.

Come on.

She's gone.

Why would the shadow kill her?

No idea, luv.

But I do know the shadow
only takes orders

from one person.



Come with me. Something's happened.

(Whispering) Keep your eyes down!

(Whispering) Well, how are we
supposed to find her?

(Medusa screeches)


I don't think that'll be a problem.

Stay here.

I'll draw her out.

When she passes by...

I'll do the rest.

But remember, whatever you do,

don't look into her eyes.


(Medusa hissing)


(Screeching, tail rattling)


(Blade shatters)



(Screeching continues)

That wasn't part of the legend.

Fantastic development.
(Hilt clatters)

How are we gonna cut off her head now?

Yeah, well, we're not, Snow.


Maybe you were right.

Maybe we should've stayed in the palace.

It's fine. We just...

need to find a way out of here.



(Helmet clatters)



Go! Go!


Don't look back!


(Hissing and rattling continue)



(Medusa screams)

(Medusa shrieks)


What the hell happened?

(David) The shadow. It killed her.

Pan's shadow?

I trapped it on the sail.

Yeah, well, it got free.

Hook, let's go back to the ship
and get the candle.

If it strikes again, we need
to be able to capture it.

Pan's behind this. I know it.

He's trapped in a box
under the floor of Gold's shop.

Who else would be doing this?

So Pan can still hurt me?

We don't know that.

Well, we have to assume
he's still a threat.

And that he's after Henry.

Then what am I doing here?

Henry's right. He's not safe
out in the open.

You'll protect me, right?

Well, yes, of course.

Go. We'll take care of the shadow.

Regina, wait.


(Lowered voice) Keep a close eye on him.

(Lowered voice) - I already said I would.
- I know.

He just doesn't seem quite himself.


You mean because he asked for me?

No, I didn't... I didn't mean that.

That's exactly what you meant.

You can't face the fact
that I'm his mother, too.

And maybe, just maybe,

he wants me when he's frightened.

You forget, I have ten years

of soothing his nightmares
under my belt.

He's fine.

It's not about you, Regina.

I just have a gut feeling.

Well, maybe you can use that gut feeling

to find the shadow,

instead of obsessing over
who's gonna comfort our son.

(Crow caws)

So where are you taking me?

One place in Storybrooke
the shadow can never get to...

the place where I keep my magic.

(Door unlocks)

(Stone scraping)

Promise you won't touch anything?

I promise.


I won't leave you!

And I won't let her
scare me away either.

(Regina) You're going
to have to do better than that.

(Whispers) No.


Enjoying your honeymoon?

Well, I don't remember inviting you.

What's the matter, Snow?

Cranky because your prince
is now a statue? (Chuckles)

I can barely tell the difference.

You're really enjoying this.


This is all your fault.

No, dear.

It's yours.

Oh, and I have to thank you,

because you saved me so much trouble.

(Chuckles) I didn't realize
I could just sit back,

and let you destroy
your own happiness. (Laughs)

She's right.

I did this.

I defeated myself.



(Fabric rips)

(Hisses and shrieks)

(Fabric rips)

Come and get me!

(Shrieks and hisses)


(Breathing heavily)
(Stone crumbling)


(Shield thuds)


Are you okay?

Now I know what Frederick felt like.

I thought I'd lost you forever.

How did you do it? How did you...

Defeat her? I didn't.

I let her defeat herself.

I'm sorry.

I was so focused on finding
a way to beat Regina,

that I almost lost the thing
I could never live without...


You damn well almost did.


How can I ever make it up to you?

Well, now that you mention it...

I've got a few ideas.

No, I'm afraid, we're closed.

Whatever crisis you're dealing with,

- I'm done for the day.
- Rumple.

Pandora's box... give it to me.

And why would I do that?

We need to open it.

And let Pan escape? What are you, crazy?

Somehow he's controlling
the shadow from inside the box.

Henry's life is in danger.

And you think letting Pan out
will change that?

Yes, because we can stop him,
finally and forever.

All due respect, Miss Swan,

we barely succeeded in
apprehending him the first time.

If I've learned one thing,
it's not to tempt fate.

I am not looking to apprehend him.

Wouldn't you rather be sure
that he's gone?

Well, what do you have in mind?

(Vehicles approach)

There's no magic beyond the town line.

If we release Pan outside Storybrooke,

he'll be powerless to fight back.

Unh-unh. I'm doing this.

I can cross the line
and retain my memories.

It's not about that.
There's no magic over there.

All due respect,

the real world is my expertise.

I'm gonna deal with Pan on my terms.

He is my father.

My hunch.

If I fail, you're more than
welcome to pick up the pieces.

Emma, be careful.


(Box whirs)


(Cocks gun)

(Breathing heavily)



What are you waiting for? Shoot him.

Don't! Please.

I'm Henry.

Pan, he... he switched our bodies.

You expect me to believe that?

Don't listen to him.
This is one of his tricks.

No, it's not!

He did it right before

Mr. Gold captured me in the box.

I swear.

Ah! Don't come any closer.

Shoot him!

Maybe he's telling the truth.

Maybe that's why I can't
shake this feeling

something's off about Henry.

Maybe that's what
he wants you to believe.

If he steps over this line,
we're all dead.

All right, if you are
really Henry, prove it.

Tell me something only Henry would know.

I... I got trapped in the mines.

I tried blowing up the well.

I like hot cocoa with cinnamon.

This proves nothing.

He's right, Emma.

Henry could've told Pan
all of this in Neverland.

Pan might know facts,

but life is made up of more than that.

There are moments. He can't
possibly know all of them.

The first time you and I connected.

You remember that?

Not met but connected.


- Where was it?
- In my castle,

right after you came to Storybrooke.

And what did you tell me?

That I knew why you gave me up.


Because you wanted
to give me my best chance.



It is Henry.

Promise you're not gonna incinerate us

when we step over the line?

I'm sorry I doubted you, Henry.

And I'm sorry I put you
in this box in the first place.

It's okay.

I would've done the same thing.

(Whispers) Come on.

If he's all the way out here,

where's Pan?

(Water dripping)

What is it?

I was just thinking how lucky I am,

to have you protecting me here.

Oh, Henry.

When all this is over,

I promise,

I'm finally going to be

the mother you always wanted me to be.

I love you.



I know.

That's why this was so easy.

I'm sorry we didn't
find a way to defeat Regina.

That's okay.

No. No, it's not.

I... I know how much you needed this,

even if you didn't know why.

I did.


When you asked me why
I wanted to turn her to stone,

I said I didn't know why.

But I did.

I was just afraid of admitting it.

Admitting what?

I wanna start a family.

So do I. Wh... why is that to be feared?

Because I couldn't imagine
bringing a child

into a world where
Regina's always a threat.

That's why I was so obsessed
with defeating her.

How could I bring something
good into a world,

where there was always
something bad out there?

Well, then we'll find
another way to stop her.

No, that's not the point.

I was wrong.

Losing you made me see that.

We can't wait anymore.

We have to start our family now.

I don't follow.

Regina? Regina will always be a problem.

If not her, there will be
someone or something else.

There will always be something else.

We can't let it define us.

We have to find the good moments

in between all of the bad ones.

What better way to make a good
moment than with a child?

(Whispers) Then a child we shall have.

(Line ringing) (Automated female voice)
You've reached

- the voice-mail box of...
- Regina's still not answering.

When we find Pan?
Remember, he's still in my body.

So if you have to throw
a fireball or something,

at least avoid the face.

I'll do my best.

(Animal cries in distance)

(Neal) Is it really you?


Did you find the shadow?

Not yet.

But we'll be ready for him when we do.

It's Pan we should be
concerned about now.

Why are we still up here?

It's locked up tight.



I told you.

Fair enough.

This is gonna take some time.


(Sighs deeply)

It's gonna be okay.

You know, everything's going to be okay.

No, it's not.

Even if Pan's down there,
I can't use my gun.

- He's in Henry's body.
- And we'll get him out. We'll save him.

- Will we?
- Yes.

And because of you.
You were right about Pan.

Just like your mother was

about Regina all those years ago.

We'll stop him.

And then... live my moments

even though, there's still
terrible things out there?

(David and Mary Margaret) Exactly.

You're great parents,
but... you're wrong.

I'm... the Savior.

I don't have the luxury
of having moments.

It's just not my life.

Every time I think I'm gonna sit back

and enjoy myself, I can't...

because it's never gonna stop.

I used to think the same way.

It's different. My magic has a price.

The price of being the Savior is...

I don't get a day off.

(Doors creak)

Shall we?


Pan's gone.

We're clear down here!


(Regina) Mm.

(Inhales sharply)

- What happened?
- It's Henry.

Somehow, Pan switched bodies with him.

And I fell for it.

We all did.

Oh, I wanted to believe
what he was saying so badly,

I missed all the signs.

I... I just... wanted to believe

that he still needed me
to be his mother.

I still do.


So what exactly did Pan
come down here to get?


Please tell me
you didn't keep it down here.

Where else would I keep it?

What is it? What did Pan take?

- A curse?
- No, Felix.

The curse.

The curse that tore everyone
from the Enchanted Forest,

and dropped them here.

You broke me out of jail

to tell me how everyone
got to this town?

I broke you out of jail

because this spell

is gonna give us
everything we've always wanted.

Why would Pan even want the curse?

I already cast it.

And I broke it.

Well, that doesn't mean
he can't cast it again.

And this time,

without your parents'
true love woven in,

even you would be powerless to break it.

I don't understand.
We're already in this land.

What exactly would casting the
curse in Storybrooke do now?

Everyone will forget who they are,

time will stand still,

and, Felix...

we will be in charge.

Of this whole place.


And when we're done with it,

it's going to be the new Neverland.