Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 3, Episode 22 - There's No Place Like Home - full transcript

In the conclusion of two-part episode that serves as the season three finale, Emma and Hook must find a way to return to Storybrooke, but in their quest to return, they have to find a way not to interfere or tamper with the events that lead up to the first curse, or else they risk altering the entire timeline, and could end up warping the future existence of everyone involved, including Emma, Hook, as well as Emma's family back in present-day Storybrooke.

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"Once Upon a Time"

[grunts] Hold on!
I can't.

[Hook grunts]

It appears we're back
in the Enchanted Forest.

Yeah, I got that.

We're trapped in the past.

We interrupted my
parents meeting.

I can work on getting your
portal to the future open again.

Do everything you can

to make sure Snow White
gets that ring.

The ring.

Going somewhere?

[siren wailing in distance]

[dog barking in distance]

When you said
you owned me a drink,

I thought you meant
in a place like a bar,

or a restaurant or someplace with,
you know, chairs.

Patience. I got somethin'
better in mind.

Here. Hold this.

[traffic noise in distance]

What the hell are you doing?


It's all about the tumblers.

[lock disengages]

[dog barking]

[padlock thuds on ground]
[gate creaks]

Come on. It's worth it.
I promise.


[whirring sound]

- What'd I tell ya?
- Yeah. All right. It's pretty cool.

Come on.

Hop on.


So, what's your story, Neal?

That's an interesting
choice of words.

My "story" is that

I left a screwed-up situation.

And it kinda screwed me up.

Crappy home life?
I get that.

Nah, but it wasn't always. It...

That's the problem. It was...

Pretty great once.

So, why don't you go back
and try to fix it?

I can't really go back.

'Cause of my father...

- Bad guy?
- Not at first.

But he changed.

That's when
things got really crazy.

But before that?

It was home.
It was nice.

[sighs] That's how you know
you've really got a home.

'Cause when you leave it...

there's this feeling
that you can't shake.

You just miss it.


[door closes]
[Emma sighs]

Are you all right?

Yeah, I think so. Thanks.



I wish I could say It was nice
to meet you... [chuckles]

Yeah, but under
The circumstances, I get it.

What's your name?

I dare not speak it here.

The Queen
doesn't know who I am,

and my silence is the only thing
keeping my family safe.

She's pretty ruthless, huh?

Here. You hungry?

I swiped it off a food tray
on my way down.


What? What is it?

I saw you in
the village with the Queen.

I wanted to help,
but... It's all right.

If you had tried to free me,

you would have just ended up
in here a day sooner.

What did she put
you in here for?

I knew where
Snow White was hiding,

but I refused to tell the Queen.

You gave up your freedom
to ensure Snow White's?


I believe her to be innocent.

How long are you in for?

Same as you.

Just one more night.

Really? One night.

W... Why?
Is Regina going soft?


One night, because tomorrow

everyone in
here is to be executed.

Once Upon A Time: "There's No Place Like Home"
Season 3 Episode 22

Original air date May 17, 2014

[birds chirping]



[Charming laughs]

I told you I'd find you.

No matter what you do,

I will always find you.

Is this the only way
you can catch a woman?

By entrapping her?

It's the only way
to catch thieving scum.


Aren't you
a real "Prince Charming."

- I have a name, you know.
- Don't care.

"Charming" suits you.

Now cut me down, Charming.

And why would I do that...

Snow White?

Relax. I'm not gonna
turn you in.

All I want is the ring you stole.

Not the jewelry type.

Indeed. I noticed.

I don't have your ring.

And why don't I believe you?

You should.

She's telling the truth, mate.

Prince Charles.

Lovely ball the other night.

The mutton was a tad overcooked,
but that happens.

Snow White
doesn't have your ring.

But I can tell you who does.

My princess.

And I need your
help to get it back.

She has my ring?

That's two women
who robbed me. [sighs]

Where is she?

Well, that's the problem.

The Queen's castle.

Actually, that's
not a problem at all.

I know it well.
It used to be mine.

I can get us in there
but not from up here.

So you let me down
and you get your princess,

you get your ring,

and I never have to see
your charming face again.


[Snow White grunts]
[horses neigh]

Apologies, lass.

[laughs ]

You are really enjoying this,
aren't you, Charming?

It is not my fault your face

is plastered on
every tree in the forest.

What's that around your neck?

I thought you weren't
the "jewelry type."

Don't worry about it.

Oh! No! Careful!
[Charming laughs]

- That's a weapon.
- Dust?

Fairy dust.
From a dark fairy.

It transforms
The most fearsome adversaries

into a form
that's easily squashed.

I'm saving it
for a special someone.

The Queen?

Those charges on
her posters are lies.

Didn't stop her
from trying to kill me.

That's why I'm trying to
get out of this kingdom.

That's why I tried to steal from you...

to secure passage on a pirate ship.

What did you do
to incur the Queen's wrath?

She blames me
for ruining her life.

Did you?


We're here.

[horses snort]


We're going to need help
to get past her guards.

Wait here.

We go at night.

I'll be back with help.

[crickets chirping]

You excited for your nuptials?

I'm marrying Midas' daughter.

What's not to be excited about?

I don't mean to pry, mate,

but you don't exactly
look like a man

- who's doing this by choice.
- Mm.

I always thought
I'd marry for love.

And here I am about to enter into

what amounts to a...
business transaction.

A merger of two kingdoms.

[inhales deeply] I don't know.

This whole ordeal
makes me wonder

if there's even such a thing
as true love.

I once felt as you did, mate,

and all it took was
meeting the right person

and everything changed.

Princess Leia?
The one we're rescuing?

Aye. I'd go to
the end of the world for her...

Or time.

And she for you, I take it?


I don't know.

What's the problem?

There are many complications.


Because my father is

making things
quite difficult for me.

Aye. There's that.

I'm not so sure
her parents approve of me.

Given the lengths you've gone to
to save her?

They'd be crazy not to.

I hope you remember that.

What the hell was that?

I think we're about to find out.


Who the hell are you?

Name's Red.

I'm a friend of Snow's.

She sent me to help
get you into the castle.


You'll see.

What's that?

It's my parents'.

I guess you could call it
their wedding ring.

And they entrusted you with it?

Sort of.

I need to get it back to them.

Being away from family
is a terrible, terrible thing.

Yeah. It is.

The longer I'm separated
from them,

the pain doesn't dull.

It worsens.

Maybe 'cause I know...
I'll never see them again.

If my mom was here,

she would tell me to have hope.

Maybe you should, too.

Who knows? Maybe you will
end up with them again.

I don't think so.

I'm fairly certain they
already think that I'm dead.

And soon that'll be true.

Maybe not.

Give me your spoon.

What are you doing?

It's all about the tumblers.

[tumblers clicking]

[lock disengages]

You did it.

What are you waiting for? Go.

Get out of here!




I'm glad the wolf's
on our side.

Yeah, she's a fearsome one.


Better hurry. When he wakes,
they'll be on to us.


Someone's coming.

- Swan?
- Hook!

What the hell are you doing? You're
depriving me of a dashing rescue.

Sorry. The only one
who saves me is me.

Speaking of which...

I'm not gonna be
around much longer

unless we find where this belongs.

I think that belongs to me.

You guys have
a way out of here?

Follow me.
Snow told me where to meet her.

Thank you, Leia.

Swan, you didn't...

She was supposed to be executed
in the morning.

I couldn't just
leave her there to die.

Actually, if she's to die,
she pretty much has to.

I hate to break up a reunion.

But we have to keep moving.
We have to find Snow White.

I didn't think you
were dumb enough

to sneak back in
to your own home.

But then again, I suppose
you were dumb enough to lose it.

Don't come any closer.

You think I'm scared of fairy dust?

This is dark fairy dust.

- How did you get that?
- Doesn't matter.

What matters is
I intend to use it on you.

Do you really think turning me
into a bug will stop me?

No, but stepping on you will.

You plan to kill me?

I don't think
you have that in you,

Snow White.


Dark magic is my strong suit.

Not yours.


It's about time
you suffer as I did.

It was a mistake, Regina.

I didn't know
telling your mother about Daniel

would mean she would stop
your marriage.

I was a child.

A child who didn't
learn the most basic lesson!

All actions have consequences.

You can kill me, Regina.

But this kingdom
will never be yours.

She dies tonight.

What is it?
Did you find Snow?

I'm afraid so.

We have to get down there
before it's too late.

I don't think we can.


[whoosh, fire crackling]

[wolf howls]

After my brother passed,

all I could do
was relive that final,

terrible moment.

Don't do that to yourself, love.

All we can do in times like these

is try to live in
the here and now.

Here and now.

I'm still here.

How is that possible?
We saw her die.

Which means
I would never be born.

You should've
faded from existence.


Well, then perhaps... she's still alive?

[Emma gasps]
[insect buzzing]

If Snow is out there,
we have to find her.


Cursed vermin.

We should head back
to the Queen's castle.

Take a look around.

Perhaps it's a trick by Regina.

No. Whatever happened,
Regina thinks Snow is dead.

Stay still, love.

[buzzing continues]


Don't harm that thing.

When we were
coming to rescue you,

Snow told me what her dust
would do to the Queen.

She said it would turn
her into a form

that could easily
be squashed... A bug.

You think Snow
turned herself into that?

Well, if she timed it right,

she could've escaped
that fireball.

Faked her death,
and flown away.

[buzzing continues]

Yeah, that's her.

Just need to find a way
to bring her back.

[buzzing continues]
She's saying something.

Wonderful. Anyone fluent in bug?

[Blue] She's calling for me.


That's right. And you are...?



No, that's not it.

But your secrets can be yours.

I sense it's better that way.

Can you bring Snow back?

[sighs] Dark magic
did this to her.

Light magic can undo it.

[insect buzzes]


[Emma gasps]
[Charming laughs]

You're alive! Oh!


It would appear so.
Thank you.

[Red] Snow!

[Snow] Oh! Red!

Oh, I'm so happy to see you.

Looks like
we're back on track, love.




I suppose I should, uh, thank you.

You saved me.

Well, it seemed like
the honorable thing to do.

I'm going to the stream
to get some water.

I can fill your canteen if you'd like.


They're warming up
to each other. This is good.

This'll work.
That may be, Swan.

But we have another problem.

Well, I had to save her.

Sure, you did the noble thing,
but she's supposed to be dead.

Her presence in
the Enchanted Forest

could have
unforeseen consequences.

She's just a sweet,
innocent woman.

What if she had a child
who grows into a mass murderer?

Or she gets tipsy some night
and rides her horse

into one of the dwarfs
and there's only six of them?

Who knows?

We're best not finding out.

She doesn't belong here.

I know exactly what we can do.

Take her with us.

The future?

You can't stay here.

You were supposed
to die hours ago.

I don't understand.

I just want to get back
to my family.

They need to believe you're dead.

Because that's
What they've always thought.

Trust us.

All due respect,

but I don't trust you.

Or believe you,
so unless you're kidnapping me,

I'm going to go find my family.

[groans] Oh!

Well, then,
I guess we're kidnapping you.


I always knew there was
a little pirate in you, Swan.

[Charming] What happened to her?

She's, uh, resting.

What's up?

Have either one
of you seen Snow?

She went to the stream,
but she hasn't...

The ring! She took it!


Do you know where
she might be headed?

She was seeking passage
on a pirate ship.

There's only one way to get
to the harbor from here...

the troll bridge.

[sighs] Oh, no.

Swan, wait. The bridge.

Isn't that where
you want them to be?

Isn't that where Snow saved
your father from the trolls?

Yes, but the only reason
she was able to do that

was because she had
a weapon... The dust.

Which she's
already used on herself.

Bloody hell.

Come on!
They're gonna need help.


[blade zings]

[grunting, groaning]

All right. All right.


Snow White.

Tell the Queen
she still lives.





Go! I'm right behind you!

[grunting continues]

Follow me.

They don't know
the forest like I do.

[Trolls growling]

Royal blood

is the sweetest of all.


[Snow] Stop!

Drop the sword,

or I'll turn you all into bugs.

Dark fairy dust.

So, you let him go,

or I will be peeling you all
off the bottom of my boots.


We don't want any trouble.


And while you're at it,

give me a reason
To forget this ever happened.


You saved me.

It was the honorable thing to do.

But how?

You used the dust on yourself.

Mm. Sand.

Trolls aren't exactly
known for their cleverness.


Come on.
We should go.

In case they come back.


So, you probably want this.

[Snow] Right. The gold.

It appears your parents
didn't need our help after all.

And, um, you can't
get married without this.



I know. Not your style, right?

Well, there's only
one way to find out.

Yeah. Not me at all.

I'm sure your fiancée will love it.

[Hook] It's okay, Swan.

Not everyone gets a chance to
watch their parents fall in love.

Well, wherever you're going, be careful.

If you need anything...

you'll find me?


I almost believe that.

They're heading
away from each other?

No, it's okay.

That's how it happened
the first time.

It took my parents a while
to accept their feelings.

Must run in the family.


[Emma] Look.

We did it.

Do you know what this is?

This is what happens to people...

or in this case, Tolls... who fail me.

Find Snow White.

I shall destroy her happiness...

if it is the last thing I do.

We did it.

Your parents are together?

They're right back on track.
We're ready to go.

- I see.
- And you brought some luggage.

Long story.

So, how's the portal coming?

Can you open it?

I cannot.

Then what are you working on?

Oh, this is for me.

A forgetting potion.

I know too much about my future.

The only way to protect it
is to forget it.

Well, what about this wand?
You said that could help us.

Oh, that.

Well, apparently

only those who used the portal
can reopen it.

So unless you can wield magic,

I'm afraid you're going nowhere.

Can you?

Thought not.

So you just expect us
to stay here?

What about protecting
your precious future?

That's exactly
what I'm going to do.

He means to kill us, Swan.
[cackles] No.

I mean to put you
someplace safe...

Someplace even I dare not go.

Where I store
the magic that is too dark

or unpredictable even for me.

Rumplestilt... [whoosh]


Oh. Well, at least he did us one favor.

I'm devilishly handsome again.

[Hook chuckles]
[Emma sighs]

Wait. Don't touch anything!

[Emma] If Rumple's
afraid of this stuff,

there's gotta be a reason.

I'm just trying to figure a way out.

I don't think there is one.

And what's the point?
You heard what he said.

We can't reopen the portal.

But you can.

All he said we need is magic.

You're the Savior, Swan.
You can do it.

Not anymore. I lost it.

When Zelena died,
all of her spells were undone.

Your powers
should've been restored.

Believe me, if I could make it work,
I would. You think I'm faking it?

I think not having magic
makes it a hell of a lot easier

for you to run back to New York

and pretend to be somebody else.

But listen to me, Swan. You're not.

It's time to stop running.

You think I don't know that?

Yes, I run away.
That's how I've always survived.

But believe me, I want this to work.

I want to go back.

I want to stop running.

What's changed your mind?

Watching my mother die.

Thinking she was dead...

You saw what happened.

I was so relieved
when she was okay.

And I hugged her.

And you know
what I saw in her eyes?


[voice breaking] She didn't know
who I was.

I had saved her
and lost her, too.

And that's what I've been
doing to her since I met her.

It's got to stop.

When Henry
brought me to Storybrooke,

he told me I was the Savior.

I didn't see what
he was really doing.

He was not bringing me back
to break a curse.

He was bringing me home.

Neal was right.

About what?

You don't have a home

until you just miss it.

And being with my parents
the last few days

but not really being with them?

I've never missed them more.


It's my home.



Look down.

I'd say you've got
your magic back.

Now, shall we go?



[grunts] Well done, Swan.

You opened it?!

- Wait!
- Let me go!

- My son.
- What happens when I find him?

I thought
you wanted to forget!

Before I do, I need to know...

- does he forgive me?
- Yes.

- Yes.
- But what?

What aren't you telling me?

Tell me or you will never leave!

He dies.

He forgives you.

He loved you.

He died to save all of us.

Don't let that be in vain.

No, I... I can change
what happened.

I... I can save my boy!

You think you can
change the future,

but you might make it worse.

[voice breaking] I loved him, too.

I wanted to save him.

He died a hero.

You can't take that
away from him.

You have to drink the potion.

You have to forget
everything I just told you.


[vial clatters]

What the hell
am I doing in here?


[cellphone ringing, vibrating]

Whoa! [grunts]





Hey, do me a favor. Fill her in.

Make sure she doesn't freak out.

Where are you going?

I have some people
I need to see.

[door bells jingle]

[indistinct conversation]


You weren't answering your cell.
We were worried.

I'm fine.

I'm home.

Do you mean
that you're not leaving?

No. I'm not going anywhere.

We're staying in Storybrooke?

Yeah, kid.
This is where we belong.

This is where our family is.


Dad, I missed you.

Wait. You're Princess Leia?

[all chuckles]
Nice alias.

I was in a pinch.

Well, there you go.
You're officially one of us.

A fairy-tale princess at last.

Yeah, and as my first
princess-y request...

I would like to know
the name of the baby.

Right, that.


Excuse me, if I could

have everyone's attention
just for a moment...

This coronation ceremony
is something

we've looked forward
to for a long time.

The arrival of our new son

has been the cause
of great joy for our family.

And we hope you can share in it
as we name him for a hero.

Someone who
saved every one of us.

Who we loved
and he loved back.

People of Storybrooke,

it is our great joy
to introduce you to our son...

Prince Neal.


It's so nice to meet you, Neal.


do you think
Rumplestiltskin is right?

I'm in the book now.

He said everything,
besides our little adventure,

would go back to normal.

Do you think that it is?

He's right.

Otherwise I'd remember
that damn bar wench I kissed.

How would that prove anything?

I know how you kiss.

I'd have gone after her.

But I didn't. My life went on
exactly the same as before.

Yeah, must've been the rum.

Everything's back to normal.

You're a bloody hero, Swan.

So are you. [chuckles]

I wanted to thank you, Killian.

For going back for me
in the first place in New York.

If you hadn't...

It was the right thing to do.

How did you do it?

How did you get to me?

Well, the curse was coming.

I ditched my crew
and took the Jolly Roger

as fast and as far as
I possibly could to outrun it.

You outran a curse?

I'm a hell of a captain.


And once I was
outside of the curse's purview,

I knew that the walls were down.

Transport between the worlds
was possible again.

All I needed was a magic bean.

Those are not easy to come by.

They are if you've got
something of value to trade.

And what was that?

Why, the Jolly Roger, of course.

You traded your ship for me?


It is my great honor

to officiate this most lovely union.

If you'd like to begin
your vows...


this thing we have, it's...

it's never been easy.


I've lost you so many times.

I've lost you to... to darkness,

to weakness, and...

and finally, to death.

But now I realize...

I realize that

I have not spent
my life losing you.

I've spent my life finding you.


when we met,

I wasn't just unloved and unloving.

I was an enemy of love.

Love had only brought me pain.

My walls were up.

But you broke them down.

You brought me home.

You brought light into my life

and chased away all the darkness.

And I vow to you
I will never forget the distance

between what I was

and what I am.

I owe more to you
than I can ever say.

How you can see
The man behind the monster,

I will never know.

But that monster is gone.

And the man beneath him
may be flawed...

But we all are.

And I love you for it.

Sometimes the best book

has the dustiest jacket.

And sometimes the best teacup

is chipped.

[door bells jingle]

Oh, let's sit here.

It's the Evil Queen.
[Emma] It's okay.

She's different now.

She's not the
same person anymore.

You'll see. I... I'll...

Just stay here.

Regina, there's
something you should know.

I brought someone
back from the past...

This woman, and she still
thinks of you as...


I'm gonna bring her over.

I already told her that it's okay,

but it's a little delicate.

And I feel like
If she met you, she'll see...

I understand.


I would like you to meet...
[Robin Hood] Marian?



I thought you were dead.

- I thought I'd never see you again.
- And I you.


[gasps] Roland?

Oh, my baby!



[voice breaking] You did this.

I just wanted
to save her life.

You're just like your mother...

Never thinking of consequences.

I didn't know.

Of course you didn't.

Well, you just better hope to hell

you didn't bring anything else back.

[wind howling]

[cap pops]

[liquid dropping]


[ice shatters]