Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 3, Episode 13 - Witch Hunt - full transcript

Emma works with Regina to find out who took everyone's memories from the past year, as flashbacks show the Evil Queen and Robin Hood attempt to break into her castle, which has been overtaken by the Wicked Witch.

[ gasps ]
what happened?

A protection spell.

Undo it.

Someone hijacked it.

Who's in there?

The queen may be evil,
but I'm wicked.

And wicked always wins.

[ exhales deeply ]
look at all her things.

Onyx, black pearl...


A family could live off
what this is worth.

[ clatters ]

She just left it all behind.
[ chuckles ]

[ squawks ]

Such pretty things...

All wasted on her.


Now, this could work.

[ whoosh ]

[ exhales deeply ]

Now, that's
how you wear a dress.

[ squawks ]

I know I look lovely.

Now go find the evil queen
and let her know that I'm here.

And no --
there's no need to be gentle.

[ squawks ]

[ squawks, shrieks ]

[ horse whinnies ]

Seems like old times,
doesn't it?

Except not running from regina,
but wiher.

She's changed. I have to believe
for the better.

I hope it sticks.

But regardless,
she doesn't look too good.

If she hadn't tried to hurt us
so many times,

I might be worried
about her.

I'll talk to her.

You ready to make camp
soon, regina?

You're thinking about henry,
aren't you?

I'm always thinking
about henry.

But I was
also thinking...

There are tunnels
that run under the castle.

They may run
beneath the spell.

Which means we can
sneak an army inside.

An army
would be detected.

So, how do the tunnels
help us?

it can get me inside.

And if I can get inside,
then I can lower the shield.

Then you can
send in your army.

[ shrieking ]


[ shrieking ]



[ shrieking, howling ]

Not so fast.

[ squawks ]

[ whoosh ]


Not so scary.

Now you have a new toy.

Thank you.

Emma: Okay,
henry's asleep upstairs.

If he wakes up, you two are
helping me with the case, okay?

So, what the hell
happened here?

I mean,
besides the obvious.

Mary margaret:
We don't know.

We watched you drive
over the town line with henry.

To take us all back
to the enchanted forest.

And then...

And the next thing we remember
is waking up in our beds

Like it was any other morning
in storybrooke.

it...Clearly wasn't.

Almost harvest time, but
you can't remember the planting.

That's bad luck, mate.

I was in new york.
I know that it did.

And we don't know
where the hell we were.

We don't even know
if we left storybrooke.

Aye, you did.

I was with you all.

In the enchanted forest?

Regina's spell
brought us back.

With a prince and princess
named phillip and aurora.

But I wasn't feeling
the community spirit,

So I ventured off
on my own.

You were making your way
to regina's castle.

And now you're cursed.
Why doesn't that surprise me?

Regina seems as clueless
as the rest of us.

I'm not sure
she was involved in this.

So she says.
I don't understand.

If you left the enchanted forest
before the curse,

How did you know to find emma
and come to storybrooke?

As I was sailing
the realms,

A seagull landed
on my ship's wheel with a note

Instructing me to retrieve emma
and bring her back here.

There was a small vial
of memory potion

Tied to its leg.

Who sent it?

You did.

Message via bird --
that does sound like you.

We lost another one.
We're down to five now.

Four, actually --
bashful's not answering.

What is going on?

Thank god you're back,

It's not just our memories
that are missing.

Ever since we woke up,
people have begun disappearing.

Whoever cursed us
is picking us off one by one.

Who exactly is missing?

Aside from those dwarfs,
we're not sure.

There's been a lot of confusion
over the past few days.

It's been hard
to keep track of everyone.

Neal -- is he here?

Well, we haven't
found him yet.

So he might have been
taken, too.

Smart money's on "yes."


He'll turn up, swan.
He always does.

Some folks are starting
to set up camp in the woods

At the edge of town.

Or he may not have gotten
swept up in the curse at all.

There's only one way
we're gonna figure all this out.

We need to get
your memories back.

How are we
going to do that?

By figuring out who took them
in the first place.

What the hell
was that thing?

The same kind of monster that
attacked us on our journey here.

If I didn't know better,
I'd say it looked an awful
lot like a monkey.

Yes, that's exactly
what it is.

Okay. You're acting
like that's normal.

Actually, it is.

There's only one land
that has creatures like that.

I've read about it.



That's a real place?

The bookworm's right.
It's quite real.

And if our simian friend
is any indication,

Then I think
we know exactly

Who's taking up residence
in our castle.

The wicked witch.

We talking
east or west?

Does it matter?
Neither one sounds good.

you drop a house on.

The other,
you toss a bucket of water at.

So, regina, what exactly
are we up against,

Besides green skin
and a pointy hat?

What did you do
to her?

This time, nothing.
Never met her.

This isn't
a personalvendetta?

Okay, then, oz aside, we stick
to the original plan --

Arm up, then attack --

Assuming you can
get the shield down.

You don't need
to worry about me.

Snow white:
I'm coming with you.

This is a one-woman job.

Well [scoffs]
it's the wicked witch.

She has flying monkeys --
who knows what else.

I don't care if
the lollipop guild
is protecting her.

I can lower that shield
on my own.

Then we'll be waiting for you
on the other side.

Here you go, hen--
young man.

A...Nice hot cocoa.


With cinnamon.
How did you know?

Uh, lucky guess.

You've got a...
Cinnamon kind of face.

[ door bells ring ]

Oh. Henry, this is
david and mary margaret.

Are you helping my mom
with the case?

Or are they the ones
who jumped bail?

[ laughs ]
oh, no, they are --

They're just...

Old friends.

Friends? From where?


Well, phoenix...
And then...Here.

But I thought
you were only in phoenix for...

Being in that place.

We were cell mates.


What were you in for?


The important thing is...
To find a way to keep moving on.

Did you know my dad?

Should we order? Let's order.
[ chuckles lightly ]

[ dish shatters ]

[ regina gasps ]

Oh...I'm sorry.

I didn't mean
to startle you.

Oh, um...

T-that's okay.


we need to talk.

Come on.

[ breathes shakily ]

He looked
right through me.

he doesn't remember you.

But you clearly do.

Why are you here?

Storybrooke, a new curse,
missing year --

No, what I mean is,
how did you know to come back?

I gave you and henry
a new life, new memories.

Hook found me, gave me a potion
that made me remember.

There wasn't enough
for henry.

Well, how convenient.

Look, I didn't
cast this curse,

If that's
what you're thinking.

The thought
did cross my mind.

Why would I do this?

Why would I erase
an entire year of my life?

Maybe this curse was
your way of getting me
to bring henry back here.

With no memory of me?

If I wanted my son back,

Do you think I'd put myself
through this kind of torture?

I cast curses to hurt
other people, not myself.

Maybe so.

But I need to start
crossing people off the list.


By walking around, using
your superpower on everyone?

You got a better idea?

I've never seen
a bow like that.

Its aim is truer than
any I've seen without magic.

Where did you get it?

And you procured it
with what?

You stole it?

The proprietor looked rich,
and we're poor here.

We got to eat.

[ turkey gobbles ]

Speaking of eating,
I see dinner.

Let's see how fast
the wild turkeys
are in this land.

[ gobbles ]

[ laughter ]

Only missed
by a feather's length.

Seems that bow
has improved your aim.

[ laughter continues ]

[ chuckling ] john!

Where are you going?

[ breathes heavily ]

[ gobbles ]



[ monkey shrieking ]


This --
this is where he was taken.

I wouldn't step over that line
if I were you.

You think little john
was carried away

Because he attempted
to cross that line?

Makes sense -- the dwarfs
were out checking the line

To see if anyone was coming
or going when they disappeared.

What exactly took
little john?

We didn't get
a good look --

It sounds a lot like the monster
that attacked me in new york.

You mean the monster
you were gonna to marry?

You were gonna
marry someone?

Did you just miss the part
where I said "monster"?

We need to find
little john.

It may lead us to everyone else
who's gone missing.

David, take him
and the rest of his m--

Merry men.

Right, them --
and run a search grid

And see if you can find
any sign of their missing guy.

Are you
not joining us, swan?

Not yet.
Regina was right.

I'm not gonna figure out
who's behind this curse

By talking to people
one by one.

What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna talk
to everybody.

[ townspeople talking
anxiously ]

Everyone, I know that
you're frightened and confused,

Is it true? Is there -- is
there some kind of monster
keeping us from leaving town?

Is that what happened
to my brothers?


We believe
that people are being abducted

As they approach
the town line.

So we're trapped here --

It's no different
than last time.

Last time,
we lost our memories.

This time,
we get dragged into the woods!

Do you know who cursed us --
why they want us here?

I'm working on it, but it's hard
to figure out who cast a curse

When no one
remembers the last year.

Leroy: Who?

Isn't it obvious?

Do you remember

Who cast the last curse?

[ townspeople agreeing ]
who knows how to use it?

Who's the only one who ever
did anything like this before?!

The evil queen!

[ townspeople murmuring ]

For once, I'm just as clueless
as the rest of you.

You expect us
to believe that?

It's the truth.

This curse has your fingerprints
all over it.

And you did take away
our memories once before.

Still have
your big house.

You think I care
about my house?

About my job?
About any of these things?

Regina, please. Just tell us
the truth. We'll understand.

for yourself.

I am telling the truth.

There's one thing I'd have
right now -- my son.

Yeah, you're not getting
anywhere near him

Until I get to the bottom
of what's going on here.

So now you're siding
with the rabble?

[ townspeople murmuring ]

I thought
we'd been through this.

I'm innocent.

Yes, that's what you said

But now I'm wondering
if I believe you.

Don't come any closer!

Regina --
do you remember
who you're dealing with?

[ murmuring continues ]

If you all want me
to be the evil queen,

Then fine.

That's exactly
who you'll get.

[ rumbling,
townspeople screaming ]

I knew she did it!

We can't let her
get away.

I won't.

[ townspeople murmuring ]

[ rumbling ]

[ exhales sharply ]

[ whoosh ]

[ thud ]


"no" what?

You're not.

Not coming along?

I do believe I am.

I can help.

I didn't ask for help.

Well, that doesn't mean
you won't need it.

That flying monkey back there
wasn't after my son.

It was coming after you.

What makes you
think that?

The woods
are my home.

I've seen many a hunter
stalk its prey,

And that beast
was coming for you.

Roland just happened to be
standing in between.

That's the second time
you've been attacked.

The wicked witch
wants you dead.

You think you can stop her
if she tries to hurt me?

Maybe. Maybe not.

You see, despite the fact
that neither of us likes it,

I owe you a debt.

Why is that?

Even though that winged beast
wasn't after roland,

He still
could have hurt my son.

You saved him.


Who knew
a thief had honor?

Who knew an evil queen
had a soft spot for children?

[ sighs ]

Don't get in my way.

I wouldn't dream of it.

Emma: An earthquake?
[ door slams ]

I had to make
a statement.

And you're fine.

So, do you think
they bought it?

Yeah, I think they did.


Now let's figure out
who realcursed this town.

How long
do you think we have?

whoever cast this curse

Realizes you're not
actually on the run from me.

No one's gonna suspect
we're working together.

Let's see it.

That enough?

Uh, to use? No.

But to replicate?
I think so.

Figure out who the hell
sent everyone back here.

And I can
make henry remember me.

[ sighs ]

Thank you.

For what?
We haven't done anything yet.

You saw how quick this town was
to blame me.

But you you believe
I didn't cast that curse.

I know
that wasn't easy for you.

Sure it was. I knew
you were telling the truth.

Even though
everything that has happened

Has put me
right next to henry?

Maybe this was
some super-complicated,
ingenious plan.

It wasn't.

My superpower
may not be perfect,

But with you, regina,
I always know when you're lying.

This time, you're not.
You didn't do it.

Even though you know
I can't live without him.

There you go --
telling the truth again.

Robin hood:
So, where are we headed?

There's a fire in the courtyard
that powers her spell.

As long as it burns,
the shield will stay up.

Then we simply need
to put it out.

I simply need
to put it out.

You need
to stay out of my way.

[ sighs ]

Step in between.


Nice little surprise.

For keeping
people like you out.

People like me?

[ chuckles lightly ]
ah, yes. True.

But we aren't all bad,
you know.

Not when you tell yourself
you're stealing from the rich

To give to the poor.

I may have done bad things
in my life,

But at least I own it.

I own my mistakes,

I hope you didn't let me
come with you

Just so you can walk me
into one of these traps.

already lost his mother.

I would hate for him
to lose his father, too.

Well, then, you should have
stayed with the others.


Roland's mother...

What happened to her?

[ sighs ]

After our boy
was born, I...

Inadvertently put her
in harm's way during a job.

It was my fault.

Like I said,
I own my mistakes.

That's not possible.

What's wrong?

That door --
it's open.

you left it unlocked.

I sealed it
with blood magic.

I'm the only one
who can open it.

Clearly not.

It appears the wicked witch
is a formidable foe.

What exactly
was this place?

Must have been important
for you to seal it by blood.

A crypt.

Isn't that obvious?

Yes. What I meant was,
who was it built for?

[ inhales deeply ]

My mother.

Like you, I've lost people
I care about --

More than
I'd like to admit.

Including a child?

What do you know
about that?

I saw the way
you grabbed roland back there.

Clearly, you have
the touch of a mother.

I do.

He's not with us on this trek.
What happened to him?

He's not dead,
if that's what you think.


Just lost to me

If the wicked witch is powerful
enough to break blood magic,

Perhaps we should
reconsider this plan.

I don't care
how powerful this witch is.

I have to go through
with this plan.

[ gasps ]

My god.

Did you know there's something
called "cradle cap"?

[ video game beeping ]

Babies get it
on their heads.

It's a crusty, yellow,
greasy, scaly skin rash.

[ exhales sharply ]

This book uses
all of those words.


Yes! De-rezzed him.

You know, there's a library
down the street.

We can pop in and get you
something, if you'd rather.

I know how much
you love reading.

How'd you know that?

Y-your mom said...
I think.

Uh, let me go get my coat.
I'll be right down.

Cradle cap...

You know,
it goes away.

It doesn't hurt
the baby.

It doesn't?

Babies are stronger
than you think.

You're snow white,
aren't you?

I'm mary margaret here,

This must be your first time
in storybrooke?

I missed the last curse,

Everything in this world
is still...

A bit new.

Don't worry.
You'll get used to it.

Who were you
back in our land?

Oh. [ chuckles lightly ]
no one you'd remember.

Not everyone was famous,
like you.

[ laughs ]

I don't know
if I'd say "famous."

And some of us were just...
Supporting players.

No, it's okay.

I loved who I was
and what I did.

I was a midwife.



My name's zelena.

Look, I've seen
a lot of new mothers.

Don't worry.
You'll learn quickly.

Maybe you could give me
some advice?

I have been turning the corner
of every page

On which
I have a question,

And now I can't close the book,
there are so many.

It would be an honor.

Careful. [ chuckles ]

Once I have the baby,
I may not let you leave my side.

[ chuckles ]

May I?


Helping snow white
with her baby.

[ chuckles ]

I can't think of anything
that would make me happier.


He was dragged.

He's there!

[ gasping ] oh...
[ groans ]

Is he alive?

John, I'm here.
We've got you.

No, me neither.
help me get him up.

We've got to get him
some help.

[ grunting ]

Make yourself useful.
Keep watch.

[ door closes ]

What is that?

that concerns you.

I won't ask you again.

What is that?

How dare you threaten me
in my own castle!

[ choking ]

[ straining ] even if
you choke the life out of me,

This arrow
will still leave my bow.

And trust me --
I never miss.

Now, what manner of dark potion
are you making?

[ exhales sharply ]

[ gasping ]

A sleeping curse.

[ breathing heavily ]

The kind
you used on snow white?

That spell came
from maleficent.

I finally learned
how to make one of my own.

This spell --

This is why you wanted
to come to the castle?

Ingredients like these
are hard to come by --

when you have snow white

Breathing down your neck
every second of the day.

That was your plan?

To use it on the witch?

The witch?

I don't care about her.

[ tinkling ]

Then who do you plan
to use it on?

Don't worry.

No one you'll miss.

No one anyone will miss.

This is about your son,
isn't it?

I can't
let you do this.

Then it's a good thing you don't
have a say in the matter.

[ whoosh ]

[ grunts ]

I know how you feel,

I doubt that.

When I lost my wife,

I felt that there was
no reason to go on.

But then I found one --
my son.

That's where
you and I are different.

I already lost henry.

I already lost
the only thing I care about.

That doesn't mean
you won't find a new reason.

We all get
a second chance, regina.

You just have to
open your eyes to see it.

It's too bad
mine will be closed.

So, that's it?
You just want to give up?

This isn't an end.

It's an eternal middle.

This curse
can be broken --

By the only true love
in my life.

And the only reason
I would even want to wake.

[ sniffles ]

My son.

Regina, listen to me.

This is a mistake.

Don't worry.

I'll keep my word.

I'll lower
the protection spell

So that snow and charming
can be victorious.

But then...

...Then I go to sleep.

[ grunts ]

[ scraping ]

Did it work?

There's only one way
to find out.

Do you remember?

Either that wall did something
to you in the past year,

Or I'm gonna say
it didn't work.

[ sighs ] I must have
missed an ingredient.

I already used up what was left
of the potion hook gave you.

There's nothing left
to replicate.

[ sighs ]

I can't live in this town
if henry doesn't remember me.

That's worse than any curse
I ever could have cast.

What if we can still find
the person who cursed the town?

Haven't you been
paying attention?

I can't make
any more potion.

You don't have to
make anything.

We can still catch
the person.

We've been running a con
by making this potion in secret.

What if we're running
the wrong con?

I'm -- I'm sorry.
I'm not well versed in cons.

Unlike you,
I never spent time in prison.

No, it's not something
I learned in prison.

You smoke out the perp
by making them think
you're onto them.

How does that help us?

If the person
who cast the curse

Thought we were
about to make a memory potion...

They'd want to stop us.

And then we set a trap for them
when they do.

We just need
to get the word out

That you're close
to making all this work.

I know just who to tell.

Big news, everybody!

[ slams door ]

Emma found regina.

She was holed up in her office,
working on a potion.

What kind of potion?

Was she gonna
hurt us?

A memory potion.

Regina says
she's gonna use it

To prove
that she didn't cast the curse.

Like I'd drink
anything she handed me.

Well, somebody will!

And if they remember,

We'll know
exactly who did this to us.

[ indistinct arguing ]

He's bradycardic!
B.P. Dropping fast!

What did this to him?
David: We don't know.

He's going into shock!
We need to sedate him.

15 milligrams
of propofol.


[ whipping ]





[ grunts ]

Bloody hell!


[ squawking ]

[ squawks ]

Okay. I didn't
see that coming.

[ shrieks ]

What the hell
was that thing?

Don't look at me.

I'm a doctor,
not a vet.

So, do we just...

Sit here and wait?

Till the person
who cast the curse

Makes a move
on your office.

Is this...Really
what you do for a living?

It's called a stakeout.

And you don't get...

You find ways to pass time --
eat, talk...

Mostly watch, which is
what we should be doing.

Does he have friends?

Does who have friends?

Does he have any...
Friends in new york?

Yeah. He has
a lot of friends.

No girlfriends yet --
at least, not that I know about.

So he's happy?

His life is good there?


I almost didn't come back
because of that.

Well, why did you?

He may not remember
all of this, but I do,

And I know
what he would say.

A hero would come back.

[ sighs ]

He would say that.

Are you sure
you don't want to meet him?

We can just tell him
you're an old friend,

Like mary margaret
and david.

It would be too hard.

I can't imagi--

We got 'em.

You sure whoever's in there
can't escape?

I sealed the room
with a blood lock.

It can keep you out
or it can keep you in.

I know what I'm doing.

[ whoosh ]

[ gun cocks ]

[ gasps ]

[ gasps ] there!

Don't move!
There's nowhere
for you to go.

[ whoosh ]

I thought you said
they couldn't do that.

No one can break through
blood magic,

No matter
how powerful they are.

Then who are we
dealing with?

It's down!

We move on the castle...


I'm sorry, henry.

Maybe one day,
you'll find me and wake me up.

But until then...

You weren't even going to
say "hello" first?

That's not exactly
the welcome I was expecting.

What does a witch have to do
to get your attention?

[ whoosh ]

[ gasps ]

What's the matter?

Has life got you down?

None of your business.

You really don't know
who I am, do you?

I know
exactly who you are --

The wicked witch.

Is that all?

I'm not that interested.

Please -- allow me
to introduce myself.

You can call me zelena.

That's my dress.

I had to take it in a little bit
at the hips,

But...Looks better on me,
don't you think?

I think you never
should have left oz.

You can have your castle back
if you want it that badly.

I was just
trying it on for size.

Besides, I've already seen
everything worth seeing --

Your closet,
your gardens...

Your crypt.

Yes, how did you
break the blood lock?

I didn't.

The door was open.

No one's that powerful.

Cora really never told you?

Told me what?

The truth about us,

[ chuckling ]
what are you talking about?

How do you know
my mother?

The same way you do.

I'm your sister.

Actually, half-sister,
but...Details, details.

That's not possible.



And you're rude.

Cora had me first,

Before she wormed her way
into the dregs of royalty.

Well, you know
I'm telling the truth.

How else could I have
broken the door to the crypt?

Our mother gave me up
and sent me away,

But you --
you, she kept.

You, she gave everything.

Everything she wanted.

If what you're saying
is true,

Then you were lucky
to escape her.

Enough with
the martyr complex, regina.

Try growing up
without a mother.

Try living in oz,

Knowing that no one thought
you were good enough --

And not the only man
that our paths both crossed.


You knew rumplestiltskin?

Well, did you think
you were his only student?

Let me guess --

You're mad because he chose me
to cast his curse?

Well, get over it.

It wasn't everything
it was cracked up to be.

Anything would have been better
than the life I had.

Despite my shortcomings,

I made something
of myself, dear.

And I didn't need cora...

Or rumplestiltskin.

Well, it's too bad
they're not around to see
how well you turned out.

They're both dead.

[ chuckles lightly ]

That's all right.

You're the only one
I need alive.


Because I'm going to take
everything away from you.

Too late.

I've already lost
everything that matters.

No, regina, you haven't lost
anything yet.

So you are
going to kill me.


For me to get what I want,
I need you to suffer.

You see,
what's in store for me

Is all my dreams
being realized.

But for you?


It's a fate
worse than death.

Go ahead.

Bring it, greenie.

Indeed I will.

[ whoosh ]

See you soon, sis.

[ cackles ]

You didn't
go through with it?

[ whoosh ]
[ grunts ]

You were right.

The sleeping curse
wasn't the answer.

As you said, I just needed
to find something to live for.

And you found it?

The one thing I haven't had
in a very long time.

Someone to destroy.

Maybe this isn't
a good idea.

It's gonna be fine.

Trust me.

[ door opens ]

[ video game beeping ]

[ clears throat ]

How was your day?

Henry: Good.

Storybrooke is
a weird place, but cool.

Did you know there's a library
inside a clock tower?

I do.
I've been there before.

Come here.
I want you to meet someone.

This is regina mills.

She's the mayor of this town,
and...She wanted to meet you.

Is something wrong?

No, no.
No, nothing's wrong.

Uh, your...

Mother just told me
a lot about you.

I hear you like school

And that
you're good at english.


Why'd she tell you
all this?

Because she couldn't be
prouder of you.

[ inhales sharply ]
uh, while you're in town,

I was thinking maybe I can
give you a tour sometime --

You know,
show you around.

Maybe we can even
stop for ice cream.

[ chuckles lightly ]

I'd like that.


It was nice meeting you.

How was that?
You okay?

It was a start.

We need to talk.



They're being
turned into flying monkeys?

Yes. He took on simian form
with the added bonus of wings.

Do you think that's
what happened to the
missing dwarfs, too?

It would explain why we haven't
found any trace of them.

And neal?

No sign of him, either.

Yeah, it's possible.

Wouldn't be the first
flying monkey I've dated.

The person
who escaped our trap

in a cloud of green smoke.

And now there are flying monkeys
in this town?

I think we know
exactly who cursed us.

The wicked witch
of the west?

She's real, too?

Says the daughter of snow white
and prince charming.

I don't get it.
It's not like we're in kansas.

Why would
the wicked witch of the west

Want to come
to storybrooke?

[ whoosh ]

[ door rattles ]


You never should have
brought me back.

[ chuckles ]

Eat up.

We've got work to do.

¶ you feed the madness,
and it feeds on you ¶

¶ you feed the madness,
and it feeds on you ¶

¶ you feed the madness,
and it feeds on you ¶

[ giggles maniacally ]