Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 3, Episode 11 - Going Home - full transcript

The residents of Storybrooke race to stop Pan from placing another curse on the town.

[Felix] You never cease
to amaze me, Peter.

Outwitting the Evil Queen
in less than a day?

[inhales sharply] Impressive.

She loves the boy.

That makes her weak.

This is it.

This is where we'll cast it.

The ingredients?

When it's done,
will they all be dead?

Worse. They'll be slaves
to this new land we're making,

with no idea
who they once were.

Death is final, Felix.

Their suffering...

will be eternal.

[Mary Margaret] Another curse?

It's happening again?

Gold, this curse, is it
gonna work like the last one?

The last one was created
to service the Queen's wishes.

This will be done
per Pan's desire.

I would count
on something hellish.

The curse was built
to be unstoppable.

There's nothing
that can be done.

Well, it is possible
to stop it.

- What?
- By using the scroll itself.

It can only be undone

by the person who used the scroll.
That's you Regina.

What she did is child's play
compared to what I have in mind.


[water bubbling]
I knew you'd win.

Peter Pan never fails.


[Regina] What do I have to do?

You must destroy the scroll.

Both your curse and his
shall be ended,

but know this...

- there will be a price. A steep one.
- Wh... What do you suggest?

Instead of going to him,
bring him to us with a spell...

One that will return Pan
and Henry to their own bodies.

[water continues bubbling]

Are we missing something?


What is it?

The heart of
the thing I love most.

You mean your son's heart?

No, no.
I... I never loved Rumple.

Well, then whose heart
do we need? Who do you love?

Love can mean
many things, Felix.

It doesn't just come
from romance or family.

It can also come from loyalty.


Only one person
has always believed in Pan.

That's me.

Don't be afraid. Be flattered.

No, no, no, no, no!

Aah! [Gasping]
[heartbeat thumping]



If I'm back in my own body,
that means I'll have the scroll.

- I... I can bring it to you guys.
- Exactly right, Henry.

Even you aren't powerful enough
to cast such a spell.

Well, given the
proper tool, I could be.

[Tinker Bell] The Black Fairy's wand...

One of the most powerful fairies
that ever existed.

Well-versed in dark magic.
The Blue Fairy exiled her.

But before she did,
she took her wand.

I assume our dearly departed
mother superior had it hidden

at her residence.

Then what are we waiting for?
Let's hit the convent.

Can I come? I should pay
my respects to Blue, after all.

[Gold] Then it's settled.

The rest of us
should get back to my shop

and prepare Henry for the spell.

[whooshing, wind howling]

Once Upon A Time: "Going Home"
Season 3 Episode 11

Original air date December 15, 2013

What if it fails?

A magic wardrobe?
It's a long shot.

We all know this, so...

What do we do
if this plan doesn't work?

Then the Queen's curse
will transport us

to a new land. We will lose our
memories and become a slave

to her darkest desires.

So we have to have faith
that your child

will find a way to save us.

If we don't know who we are,

and we can't tell her
that she's the Savior,

- how will she know what to do?
- One day, when the time is right,

our story will reveal itself to her, you have
to trust me. - [whispers] Our story.

"Our... "Our story."
What does that mean?

I don't know yet.

But I do know
that it will happen.

Then how can you be so sure?

Because I have the one thing

you need now
more than anything...


Good luck, Snow.

Have faith.


That's easy to say

when you have magic
wings and a wand.

What can we do
but choose to believe her?

This was supposed to be hers.

We had such plans.

Listen to Blue.
Have hope we can prevail.

This curse has destroyed
every dream

this family ever had.

Well, you don't know
what the future holds for us.

How do you know
that it holds anything good?

Because the unknown
isn't always bad.

Life is full of twists and turns
you never see coming.

This curse?

It's just a turn.

But all I ever wanted

was for us to raise
our child together.

That was our happy ending,
and now it's gone.

The future we imagined is gone

but that doesn't mean
we can't find another one...

an unexpected one.

I choose hope.

I can believe.

This mobile
hung above your crib.

Um, it was supposed
to hang over your crib.

I like the unicorns.

Giving you up
when the curse hit

was the hardest thing
I've ever had to do.

- I know.
- Every time I look at you,

I wonder what would've
happened if I hadn't had to.

I do the same thing with Henry.

- You were doing your best. You were giving him...
- His best chance.

Yeah. But still...

things would've been
very different

if I had kept him.

We would've had
a life together.

A normal one.

Back in Boston
or someplace else.


But I guess all that
was just not meant to be.

- You doing okay, kid?
- Yeah.

I'm just... ready to be me again.

Not much longer now, Henry.

Not much longer.

Once we have the wand,
all will be as it should.

Sorry to interrupt,
but we need your help.

With what?

Black Fairy's wand is here.
We need it.

We can never...

Yeah, it's a terrible,
terrible thing.

But what's coming is worse.
Where is it?

[loud thump]

[shadow shrieking]

What the hell was that?

Pan's shadow.

[loud thump]

[shrieks and roars]

What does it want?

- [Hook] The wand.
- [David] Run. Run! Run!

[wind whistling]

- Get the hell out of here!
- [Hook] Stay covered! Over there.



Mr. Smee, you might want
to pick up the pace.

It would do our journey
and your physique some good.

Sorry, Cap'n.

[shadow roars in distance]

It's just, this place
gives me the creeps.

[animal howling in distance]

Don't you think we should
head back to the ship?

Not until I've found a way
off this accursed island.

We've dawdled here
for too long.

Now that I know there's a dagger
can end the Dark One,

we must return to our land.

My purpose is renewed.

Why can't your purpose
be back at the ship

where it's safe?



[blade zings]

[woman] Aren't you a little old
to be a lost boy?

I'm not part of Pan's brigade.
And I can assure you,

I'm anything but a boy.

Who are you
and why are you here?

I'm the captain
of the "Jolly Roger",

and I'm here looking... [inhales sharply]

for some magic to help me
make my way

back home to my land.

You don't have any, do you?

[whispers] Fresh out.

Well, I don't buy that
for a second.

If I didn't know any better,
I'd say you were a fairy.

And if I didn't know
any better,

I'd say you were a pirate.


So tell me, fairy,
can you help me?

Help you?

Aren't you worried
about me slitting your throat?

Well, that's not
the fairy way.

You should be helping me
find my happy ending,

or something else
equally as precious.

I was a fairy,

a long time ago.

But then my wings
were taken away.

As for your happy ending?

You're on your own.

[blade zings]
Watch it!

It's not a weapon...

in the traditional sense.


What's so important back home?

[rum sloshes]

The Dark One murdered
the woman I love,

and I intend
to make him suffer for it.

And so killing him
is your happy ending?

You could end
your own existence?

I'd risk my life
for two things...

Love and revenge.

I lost the first.

And if I die for my vengeance,

then that's enough
satisfaction for me.

[shadow shrieks]

So all we have to do

is light the candle again, right?

- That's how you trapped it in Neverland?
- Yeah.

But this time I say,
we get rid of it for good.

I'll draw its ire.

Are you sure you want
to do this?

If it's the only way
to prevent this bloody curse

from obliterating us all,
then it's a risk I'm willing to take.

I thought you'd only risk
your life for love or revenge?


One other important thing...



[roars and growls]

Is that the best you've got?



- Can you trap it?
- No, it's too high. We've got to get closer.

And I can't fly up there.

- Tink...
- If you didn't notice, I don't have my wings.

But you have pixie dust.

That doesn't work.

No, no, no, Tink.
You made it work once.

You can do it again.








[men laugh]

[shadow screeching]

Look who's still a fairy.

Look who's still a pirate.
You were right.

Well, I lost a hand once.
This is nothing.

For the record,

I know why you risked
your life back there

and it wasn't for yourself
or revenge.

It was for Emma.

Well done, Green.


- But you were...
- Gone. I know.

But when you
killed the shadow,

mine was returned
and I was revived.

[whispers] Thank you.

[normal voice] You finally
believed in yourself, Green...

Tinker Bell. Welcome back.

I'm a fairy again?

Even after I disobeyed
all your rules?

[chuckles] I might've been overly strict.

You deserved your wings, Tinker Bell.

And you have earned them back
many times over.

[whispers] Thank you.

As for the Black Fairy's wand...



Go. Save us all.

She's back... the Blue Fairy.

She gave us the wand.

Do we need anything else?

[Gold] Only one more item.

[bottles clink]

What is that?

This is one of the only useful things

I managed to pilfer
from Greg and Tamara

before they left
for Neverland.

It renders anyone with magic
utterly powerless.

I haven't forgotten
about all of that, by the way.

Let me see your wrist, Henry.

I wanna make sure that when

my dear old dad awakes,
that he's weakened.

This will block his powers.

So what happens now?

I enact the spell,
you fall into a deep sleep,

and when you awake,
you're back in your own body.

And then you hang on
to that scroll,

and you come find us
as fast as you can.

When I gave my heart to Pan...

[scoffs] I thought
I was being a hero.

I'm sorry.

No, you're not the one
that needs to be sorry.

Pan does.

It's time.

Keep your eye on the wand.


[gasping and grunting]

What's happening?

Henry's spirit
is leaving Pan's body.

It worked!

Let's go find our son.

You're not coming?

No, no, I... I think not.

My father and I have
some, uh...

unfinished family business.

[school bell rings]

[children shouting playfully in distance]


You didn't turn in
your homework again.

Is there a problem?

Oh, Henry,
things really will change

if you just believe it.

- Life is unpredictable.
- Is your life unpredictable?

'Cause it seems to me
like everything's

pretty much the same
around here...

Except me.

My birth mom didn't love me.

Regina says she does,
but she doesn't.

I... I don't belong here.

You do belong here, Henry.

You are loved.

I wanna show you something.

This morning,

I was cleaning out
my bedroom closet,

like I've done every week
thousands of times.

And do you know what happened?

I found something...

Something I've never
noticed before.

It was just there...

like magic.

Well, of course not,
but it happened.

This book somehow arrived.
Was it given to me?

Did I forget about it?
I don't know.

But there it was.

And do you know what I saw
when I looked inside?


Looks like fairy tales to me.

And what exactly
do you think fairy tales are?

They are a reminder
that our lives will get better

if we just hold on to hope.

Your happy ending
may not be what you expect,

but that is what will
make it so special.


Can I borrow this?

You can have it.


Believing in even
the possibility

of a happy ending
is a powerful thing.

I think you could use it.

I'll see you in class.

[pages rustle]

- Miss Blanchard!
- Yes?

Thank you.

You're very welcome.


I've got his scent!

He's nearby.

- [Mary Margaret] The tower?
- Yeah.

[blinds clatter]

It's me!

It's me. It worked.

Mom, mom, I just saw you guys.

You guys just saw me.

But we didn't see you.

[Emma] Oh, he's got it.

It's up to you now.

[Emma] Regina!



Hello, papa.

Thought you'd have
killed me in my sleep, laddie.

I guess you've changed
your... [inhales deeply]

Oh, wait.

I see.


You've taken away my magic.

That's why it's so easy for you
to strut around and pose now, isn't it?

I wanted to talk to you.

I wanted you to see me

and think about
what you've done.

Of course.

To look at my son
here at the end,

and really see him

and think about
what might've been.

Is that what you want?

[huffs] Because I do.

I remember looking at you...
The littlest babe,

helpless and all mine.

Those big, big eyes
just full of tears,

pulling at me,

pulling away my name,
my money, my time.

Pulling away any hope
of making my life

into something better for myself.

This pink, naked,
squirming little larva,

that wanted to eat
my dreams alive

and never stop.

Wh... What are you now?

A... A couple hundred?

Can't I be free of you?

Oh, you will be...

In death.

Then one last lesson, son.

Never make a cage
you can't get out of.

[cuff rips]

I made this cuff, you know.

[scoffs] Doesn't work on me.

But on you...



Down, boy.


[glass shatters]

Let's see how you do
without magic.

[breathing heavily]

I've come too far for this,

for them.

For your son?
[whispers] No.

It's too late.

Soon, that fine green smoke
will fill their lungs,

then fog their brains.

And unlike
the rest of this town,

I'm not just going
to take their memories.

No... Because of
their special meaning to you,

I'm going to take their lives.

And you won't do
a thing to stop me.

Do you know why?

Because without magic,

you are right back
to where you started...

The village coward.

[breathing heavily]





Too many years to count, Bae,

but I've counted every one.

[blows air]

Oh, I... I'm sorry,

I... I didn't know
you were in here.

Go away.

I'll, uh, I'll just put these
flowers down.

Go away.


I'm, uh, I'm so sorry.

It was a remembrance,
wasn't it?

How old would he be?

Well, he's not dead.

He's just lost.


Today is his birthday.

I should be with him,


We had a chance
to be happy together,

but I was afraid.

Maybe it's not too late.

I hope not.

[inhales deeply] Now...

my ending shall not be
a happy one.



[grunts, breathes heavily]





[whispers] Emma.

What happened?
Are you okay?

Yes, I'm fine.
It was just...

What is it? What happened
when you touched it?

I saw what needed to be done.

Mom, a... are you
gonna be okay?

The important thing is,
you will be.


[Pan] No, he won't.


He has the...


That I do.

[sword clatters]

[breathing heavily]

[inhales sharply]

Look at you all.

A captive audience.

I could play with you like
a pack of dolls, couldn't I?

But I think I'll start
with these two.

Hmm, you both look
so adorable.

Hard to tell
which one to kill first.

No, it isn't.

You. You first.

[growls] Stay away from them.

Well, how about this?

The worm has teeth.

What, you're here
to protect your loved ones?

I'm not going to let you
touch either one of them.

Oh, and I'd like to see that.

Oh, you will.

Because I have a job
to finish,

and I have to do it,
whatever it takes.

No loopholes.

And what needs to be done
has a price...

A price I'm finally
willing to pay.

I used the curse
to find you, Bae,

to tell you I made a mistake,

to make sure you had
a chance at happiness.

And that happiness
is possible...

Just not with me.

I accept that.

Pretty, pretty words.

[whispers] I love you, Bae.

And I love you, Belle.
You made me stronger.

- Stronger?
- [huffs] Yes.

But still...

no magic.

Oh, but I don't need it.

You see, you may have
lost your shadow,

but there's one thing
you're forgetting.

And what's that?

So have I.

I sent it away
with something to hide.

[shadow shrieking]


Uhh! What are you doing?

You see, the only way
for you to die...

[continues grunting]
is if we both die. And now...


I'm... ready.


[gasping and wheezing]

[Pan screams and cries]
[wind whistling]



Hello, papa.

[whispering] Rumple, please.

You can stop this.

[labored breathing]

Remove the dagger.

We can start over.

We can have a happy ending. [chuckles]

Ah, but I'm a villain.

And villains don't get
happy endings.





[wind whistling]


[Belle sobbing]



[gasps] He's... He's gone.

[Mary Margaret] Regina?

Are you okay?

I'm fine.

I'm so sorry.

[voice breaks] My father did
what he had to do.

He saved us.

Regina, don't let him die
for nothing.

- Regina.
- What?

We're here for a reason, luv.

- Pan?
- He's dead.

[Hook] His curse
remains. Can you stop it?

Or should we all start
preparing our souls?

[chuckles] 'Cause mine's
gonna take some time.


[Leroy] It's here!

It's here!

The curse! It's here!

[panting] It's coming!

From all sides.
There's no escape.

It's not too late. We can
still stop it, right? [rumbling in distance]


Yes. Yes.

Wh... What's the price?

Gold said that there was
a price. What is our price?

It's not our price.

It's mine.

What are you talking about?

It's what I felt
when I... first held it.

I have to say good-bye
to the thing I love most.


I can never see him again.

I have no choice.

I have to undo what I started.

The curse that brought us
to Storybrooke.

That created Storybrooke.

It doesn't belong here.

And neither do any of us.

Breaking the curse
destroys the town.

It will wink out of existence

as though it were never here.

And everyone would go back
to where they're from,

prevented from ever returning.

You'll go back
to the Enchanted Forest.

All of us.

Except Henry.

He will stay here
because he was born here.


[rumbling in distance continues]

You will take him,

because you're the Savior.

You were created
to break the curse.

And once again,
you can escape it.

I... I don't want to.

We'll both go back
with everyone.

That's not an option.

I can't be with him.

If I don't pay the price,
none of this will work.

[thunderclap, rumbling continues]

Emma, you have to go.

I just found you.

And now it's time
for you to leave us again.

For your best chance, for his.

No. N... No, I... I...
[rain falling]


not... done.

I'm the Savior, right?

I'm supposed to bring back
all the happy endings.

That's what Henry always said.

Happy endings aren't always
what they think they will be.

Look around you.

You've touched the lives
of everyone here.

But we're a family.

Yes, and we always will be.
You gave us that.

You and Henry can be a family,
and you can get your wish.

You can be like everyone else.
You can be happy.

It's time for you
to believe in yourself, Emma.

It's time for you
to find hope.

I've known you for some time, and
all I've wanted was for you

to get the hell out of my life
so I can be with my son.

[voice breaks]
But, really, what I want...

is for Henry to be happy.

We have no choice.

You have to go.

[rumbling continues]

[whispers] Okay.

[doctor] Okay, now, big push. Big push.

- [Emma screaming]
- [Doctor] Push, push, push.

[electricity crackling]

- Great. Here we go.
- [Emma breaths heavily]

- [Henry crying]
- Good, that's beautiful.

I know.

It's a boy, Emma.

[Henry crying]


[whispering indistinctly]

[crying continues]

Emma, just so you know,
you can change you mind.

[voice breaks] No.

I can't be a mother.

[rumbling continues]


This isn't fair.

It's all my fault.

What do you mean?

If I had never gone
to get Emma,

if I just lived
under the curse with you,

none of this would've
ever happened.

I thought I was alone.

I thought you didn't love me.

But I was wrong.

[whispers] Henry.

[normal voice] I was wrong, too.

It wasn't your fault. It's mine.

I cast a curse
out of vengeance.

And I'm...

I'm a villain.

You heard Mr. Gold.

don't get happy endings.

[voice breaks] You're not a villain.

You're my mom.



I'm sorry.

Don't be.

You gotta get out boy
the hell out of here.

And you have to go back there.

Yeah, I do.


This isn't over.

I'll see both of you again.


That's quite the vessel
you captain there, Swan.


There's not a day will go by
I won't think of you.




There's something
I haven't told you.

[sighs] What now?

When the curse washes over us,
it will send us all back.

Nothing will be left behind...

including your memories.

It's just what the curse does.

Storybrooke will
no longer exist.

It won't ever have existed.

So these last years...

will be gone
from both your memories.

And we just go back
to being stories again.

What will happen to us?

I don't know.

That doesn't sound much
like a happy ending.

[chuckles] It's not.

But I can give you one.

You can preserve our memories?


I can...

do what I did to everyone
else in this town...

and give you new ones.

You cursed them,
and they were miserable.

They didn't have to be.

My gift to you...

is good memories,
a good life for you...


and Henry.

You'll have never
given him up. [gasps]

[voice breaks] You'll have
always been together.

You would do that?

When I stop Pan's curse,
and you cross that town line,

you will have the life
you always wanted.

But it won't be real.

Well, your past won't,
but your future will.

[inhales sharply] Now go.

There isn't much time left,

and the curse
will be here any minute.


[rumbling continues]





[loud rumbling]

Emma, just so you know,
you can change your mind.

[Henry crying]


Let me hold him.

Here you go.

[Henry fussing]


[chuckles] Oh!

[siren wails in distance, horns honking]

[alarm beeps]

[beeping stops]

[Lou Reed's "Charley's Girl" playing]

Mom, you forgot something.

Right. Cinnamon.

There you go.

♪ Turn you in


♪ You know that I thought
I looked out ♪

[knock on door]

Someone coming over?


[pounding on door]

♪ Watch out
for Charley's girl ♪

Henry, wait here.

♪ Watch out for Charley's...

[music stops]

[whispers] Swan.

At last.

Whoa! Do I know you?

Look, I need your help.
Something's happened,

something terrible.
Your family is in trouble.

My family's right there.
Who are you?

An old friend.

I know you can't remember me,

but... I can make you.


What the hell are you doing?

[strained voice] Long shot. I had to try.

I was hoping you felt as I did.

All you're gonna feel is the
handcuffs when I call the cops.

Look, I know this seems crazy,
but you have to listen to me.

You have to remem...

[Emma sighs deeply]

Who was that?

[breathing heavily] No idea.

Someone must've left
the door open downstairs.

Come on, let's eat.