Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 3, Episode 3 - Quite a Common Fairy - full transcript

As the search for Henry continues, Hook suggests tracking down Tinker Bell in the hope that she will lead them to Peter Pan's camp, while Neal devises a plan in order to get to Emma. Meanwhile, back in fairy tale land, Tinker Bell offers to help improve Regina's life.

Previously on
"Once Upon a Time"...

- Henry!
- Hi, Emma.

Where the hell is Henry?

(Pan) A map will lead you
straight to your son.

(Hook) Careful. He may look like a boy,

but he's a bloody demon.

The heart of the truest believer.

You are the lucky owner
of that very special heart.

- Robin Hood. - What are you doing
trespassing in my castle?


Oh, no. Emma's in Neverland.

(Hook) Watch out for their arrows.

- Aah!
- They're laced with poison.

Just who are you, Swan?

- Wouldn't you like to know.
- Perhaps I would.

(David) Hey. You need a break?

No, I'm good.

In this heat, you shouldn't
overtax yourself.

Oh, so you need a break.


No, I'm good.

"David Nolan" let himself go?

Does it look like he let himself go?

(Mary Margaret chuckles)
How much further?

We should be getting close
to Pan's lair.

Going in a straight-line course...
(Map rustling)

(Exhales deeply)

Son of a...

How is it now behind us?

- How can that be?
- You got us lost.

No, she didn't.

It's the camp. Pan's moving it.

He's playing tricks on us.

If Pan's camp keeps moving,
how are we gonna find Henry?

(Birds chirping and calling)


Wake up! Catch.


I don't like apples.

Who doesn't like apples?

It's a family thing.

Well, don't worry.

They're not for eating.

It's for a kind of game.

A really fun game.

I call it target practice.

Once Upon A Time: "Quite a Common Fairy"
Season 3 Episode 3

Original airdate October 13, 2013

You found the crystal ball.
What else are you looking for?

It showed me where Emma is.
Now I have to get to her.

Uh, not sure you're gonna find
a horse in there, mate.

I don't need a horse. I need a portal.

A way to create a portal.

Why don't you calm down
and tell me what the problem is?

Perhaps I can assist.

Henry is trapped in Neverland
with Peter Pan,

who is, hands down,

the nastiest person I've ever met.

I saw Emma in that ball, not Henry.

Listen, I was in Neverland.

Pan was looking for a boy...
a specific boy.

I... I know he had some picture
of him on a scroll.

He called him "the truest believer."

And you believe that to be Henry?

It has to be.

That's the only reason
Emma would be in Neverland.

Help me look.

Uh, lots of things makes portals... beans,

magic mirrors, uh, ruby slippers,

some kinds of ashes.

(Object clanks)

What the hell was that?

Stand down, little John. We're fine.

(Running footsteps)



Who's this?

Merry men come in all sizes.

This is my son Roland.

I know how to get to Neverland.

I know how to get to Henry.

So this whole trek has been for nothing.

I told you walking was idiotic.

If I can just use some magic,

we can materialize in the camp
and grab Henry.

We don't know where the camp is.
Have you even been listening?

Pan will have shields against magic.

I fear such an attempt
would end in your death,

and, more importantly, mine,

which is why we're walking.

Well, then what's your idea?

How are we going to find it?

By using someone he trusts.

Who? Because I guess he
certainly doesn't trust you.

A fairy who lived here when I was about.

She might still be on the island.

She'd be an inside source.

Knows all about the camp, can get us in.

She might even have
some pixie dust left.

Perhaps we could fly in.

You mean fairy dust.

No, pixie dust. It's stronger.

Like nuclear fairy dust.

Wait. A fairy...

Tinker Bell?

Oh, you know her?

Every kid in the world... knows her.

It's a bad idea.

Mark my words.

This Tinker Bell is not
going to save us.

(Goblet clatters)

(Liquid pouring)

I thought you were dead.
(Pitcher clatters)

Go away.

When you didn't show up
for your lessons today,

I assumed you'd went toes up.

And yet... here you are.

Roast swan.

That's amusing.

You'll get that later.

I'm not sure about these lessons

I don't want to have a future
that looks like...

Like what?

Like you.

Feeling a little persecuted,
are we, Your Majesty?

Well, why shouldn't I?

I'm the queen, but...

I'm practically a prisoner

with a husband whose heart is
still with his dead wife,

and his insipid daughter...

It's intolerable.

I have nothing to do and nowhere to go.

I need freedom.

I need options.

Uh, it can't be done.
You see this is how it is...

You think you are the diner
at the feast,

tasting the offerings.

A little love, a little dance.

What you don't realize is,

you are... the feast.

And the darkness has tasted you.

Oh, you're vile.

Leave my home.

The darkness likes
how you taste, dearie.

It doesn't mind the bitter.

And now that it's started the meal,

it's gonna finish it.

You can no more fly from your fate

than can that swan.

See you tomorrow.

Don't be late.

Ooh! And bring that simmering rage.

It's all you have.


(Pounds railing)







Put me down!

What are you doing?

Giving you a second chance.



Who are you?

I'm Tinker Bell.

(Horse whinnies)

"Snow White"? That's her name?

Even I think that's a bit precious,

and mine's Tinker Bell.

She's a monster.

Totally indulged and adored.

She sort of ricochets through life,

telling people's secrets.

(Lowered voice)
She had my fiancé killed.


The only way I can get through it is

that she and the king
are gone all the time.

You're glad your husband's gone?


It's not a marriage.

It's a farce.

(Lowered voice)
I may be the queen,

but alone in that palace,

I feel like the queen of nothing.

No wonder you jumped.

I didn't jump. I fell.

(Clears throat) You "fell."

I did.

But if I had...

Well, here's to good reasons.


You know, I've got an idea.

(Sets down cup)

I can help people find
what they need, Regina.

And what do I need?

You don't even know?

That's so sad. Regina, love.

You need love.

(Chuckles) You're gonna help me
find another soul mate?

It is possible to find love again.

I've never seen pixie dust fail.

It will find you your perfect match.

If you let it,

it will find your happy ending.

My happy ending looks like
Snow's head on a plate.

No. Aren't you at least curious?

What if I can do what I say?

Well, then I'd say that's real magic.

Well, I'm a fairy.

You might want to try believing in me.



There is another way.

- Is there?
- Magic.

Didn't we just go through this?

I'm not talking about my magic.
I'm talking about our magic.

I am not interested.

One thing I learned is
it always comes with a price.

Well, sometimes not using it
comes with a price, too.

I bet you and I combined

are strong enough to overpower Pan.

What if we're not?

I'm not gonna take a chance on that.

We're talking about Henry's life.

I'm aware of that.

Look, I know you don't like this plan.

Let's just see it through.

Let's at least see if we can
find... Tinker Bell.

And you think it's the best plan

because your boyfriend came up with it?

My boyfriend? Hook?

What's your problem?

She just lost Neal.

Sorry. I'm...

I'm just worried about Henry.

What's that?


It's a nasty poison.
(Blows air)

We have a story here about a man

who once shot an apple off
his son's head with an arrow.

Let's find out if it's possible.

If you're shooting at the apple,
what's the poison for?

Motivation not to miss.

Felix! Get over here!

(Voice cracks)
Is... is Felix good? Is his aim good?

Doesn't matter.

You're the one doing the shooting.

But I... I don't want to shoot.

(Lost boys chanting)
Shoot! Shoot!

Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!

- You won't hit him.
- Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!

- Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!
- Trust yourself. Go on.

- It's exhilarating.
- Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!


Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!


(Chanting stops)

(Arrow whooshes)

(Lost boys cheer and laugh)

Told you it was exhilarating.

Come on. I have something to show you.

So you gonna tell her?

Tell her what?

I saw what happened to you,
mate. Let me see.

The arrow barely nicked me.

(Inhales sharply)

I'm sorry, mate.

Do you know how long?


Weeks at most.

You won't see summer.

It's a really bad break.
You might want to tell her.


Well, you have to.

Maybe I don't.

Well, how's that?

Pixie dust.

You believe in this Tinker Bell's power?

In her pixie dust?

Indeed I do.

Then let's get her and that dust.

You really think
this will make me happy?

I know it will.

(Bell tolls)

I'm late. I have to go.

See you soon.



Good evening, Green.

Hey, Blue.

- You look amazing. Did you do
something to... - You're late.

You have already broken
every rule in the book...

curfew, dust discipline,

you "got big" for no reason.

Listen, I have news... amazing news.

I was helping someone.

A queen in the Enchanted Forest... Regina.

Do you know who she is?

Her mother was Cora,
the one who ripped out hearts.

- Her teacher is The Dark One.
- So?

So consider yourself lucky
you are still alive.


Green, this is not a woman you can help.

She is surrounded by darkness.

Sounds to me like she's exactly
someone who could use help.

Well, maybe if you'd let me have
some pixie dust...

Not a chance.

You'll fly away from this one, Green.

My name isn't Green. It's Tinker Bell.

And I can't believe

you want me to ignore
someone who needs help.

It's not very fairylike.

I will be the judge
of what is fairylike.

- But I...
- No discussion.

Until further notice,
you are to remain here

and continue your training
under my direct supervision.


Yes, Blue.

(Sighs deeply)


(Robin) Are you out of your mind?!

He's 4 years old.

The shadow won't touch him. I promise.

How do you know that?

Because I've dealt with it before.

It's what took me to Neverland as a kid.

All Roland has to do
is summon it. That's it.

I'll take it from there.

I'll be the one going
to Neverland, not him.

Oh, so at best, my toddler is bait.


At worst, something goes wrong,

and a demonic shadow
carries him through a portal

to the nastiest person you ever met.

Look, Robin, I have to get there.


I lost my wife a while back.

Before that, we almost
never even had Roland.

She was so sick.

Now she's gone.

He's all I have.

I can't lose him.

So you know how I feel.

I need my boy and Emma.
They're all I have.

So because I know what it is
to value family,

I should risk mine?


When she was sick... your wife...

How did she live
so she could have your boy?

You know how.

My father.

He saved her... and your son.





He stands at the window.
He calls out once.

If that doesn't take, that's it.
No second chance.

You gotta understand.
This is my second chance.

(Clears throat)



You're falling behind.

Hook thinks her place is
right up ahead. Come on.

Well, if she still lives there.

You go waste your time
searching, and I'll wait.

(Exhales deeply)

What did you do to her?


Why would you assume I did something?

You met her before, right?
In the Enchanted Forest?

What'd you do, kill her brother?
Steal her halo?

She's not an angel.


We have a complicated history.

I knew it.

You don't need to know the details,

but if she sees me, she won't help.

And if she is the way in,

well, then trust me,

my staying out of her sight

is probably best for operation Henry.

Operation Henry?


what I've been calling it
in my head because...

He'd call it that.


He'd have a better name.


it's the best I could do.


We'll get her and come get you.

No, don't bother.

It's better if we never see one another.

And if you don't find her, keep going.

Just get Henry.

Don't worry about Tinker Bell.

What the hell did you do to her?


What I always do.

(Tinkling, wings flapping)


Wanna fly?

You got it?

And then some.

Let's get started.

Helping you find
your happiness, saving you...

That's what's gonna save me.

This isn't your pixie dust, is it?

Well, when you think about it,

does anyone really own pixie dust?

The fairies are
quite proprietary about it.

They find out you stole it, they would...

Don't worry about me.

This is about you.

(Tinkling) Come on.

Now watch.


What's that?

That is your happy ending.

He's down there.

Inside here lies the beginning
of your happiness.

All the pain in your past
will be just that...

the past.

(Inhales sharply)
I just need a moment.

You're nervous. I get it.

But look. There he is.

The guy with the lion tattoo.

That's him?

Pixie dust doesn't lie.

Come on.

This is your chance
at love and happiness.

A fresh start, no baggage.

You can let go of all the anger
that weighs you down.

Go get him.


Okay, I can do this.

I can be happy.

I know you can.


(Indistinct conversations)

(Various animals making noises)

(Foliage rustles)


Let's get this over with, shall we?

A "complicated history"?

That's quite a diplomatic way
of describing it.

You look terrible.

You trying to provoke me?

Come and get me, Tinker Bell.

You think you're so smart.

But you're gonna fail.

(Blows air)



(Birds screeching)

No one's home.

Come on up.

(Breathing heavily)

Where would it be?

She wouldn't leave dust
just lying around, mate.

It's not here, I promise.


It's pretty bare.

Reminds me of someplace.

(Sighs deeply)

You'd think a tree house
would be more cheery.

Where I used to live, that's it.

Because it's just a place to sleep.

What would you know about that?

(Huffs) I didn't always have
a canopy bed and a palace.

I had a place like this, too, once.

You did?

I had a tree stump when I was
running from the Queen.

Believe it or not,
I understand this Tinker Bell.

The real question is,
why does she have a ladder?

Fairies have wings.

Hey, guys? I found something.

It's a handkerchief.

That's Regina's. How did it get here?

She's tracking us, watching Regina.

But if she's been watching her...

Then we're in the wrong place.




About time you woke up.

I've been looking forward to
this chat for quite some time.

Look, you don't know why I'm here.

Oh, I know exactly why you're here.

You're trying to find your son.


I take it by the restraints,
you're not helping.

Hell, no.

You're the last person I'd ever help,

after how you burned me.

Burned you?

You're the one who
interfered in my life.

And threw away my own in the process.

So what do you want from me?

To kill me?

You think it's that easy?

Whatever you knocked me out with,

I can tell it's not magic.

Maybe poppies.

But they're wearing off.

And since you had to resort to that,

it only means one thing...

you don't have magic.

But I do.



Yeah, I know.

But even your magic can't stop this.

Ever hear of dreamshade?



How the hell did you get like this?

I met you.


How'd it go?

Uh... it was...

(Wings flap)

What happened?

I don't understand. You're not
glowing with new love.

You should be glowing.

Because it didn't work.

The pixie dust... it was wrong.

I went in and met him, and he was awful.

He was just... awful.

Are you sure you went to the right man?

Yes, the one with the lion tattoo.

That wasn't the problem.

Then what was?


- Me?
- Yes.


You're a terrible fairy.

You didn't go in, did you?

How dare you.

It's okay.

You were afraid.

I'm not afraid of anything.

I can't believe I let you distract me.

No. Don't do it.

What you need is love.

I had love, and he's dead,

and I suffered.

What you sent me toward
wasn't gonna change that.


What about me?

I stole for you,

and for nothing.

I'm in big trouble.

As I said, you're a terrible fairy.

I thought we were friends.

I don't have friends.

Fly away, moth.

Don't let the doors catch
your wings on the way out.

Okay. You wanna kill me?

I can make it easier.

What are you...

(Gasps) Ahh.

(Heart thumping) You wanna kill me?

Oh, don't let the poison do it.

You should do it.

Go ahead. Crush it!

You think I won't take it?

No, I'm counting on it.

(Heart continues thumping)

Show me who you are...

Tinker Bell.

(Whispers) Gladly.



You stole that dust.

I know.

I thought I needed it to prove
to you that I was a good fairy.

You could've proven that
by being a good fairy,

by listening to me.

I was following my instincts.

Which are so far from being correct.


This can't be forgiven.

Wait. Wait. Wait.

Everyone deserves a second chance.

We always tell people that.

But, Tinker Bell,
this was your second chance.

(Voice breaks)

I promise. I'm so sorry.

You betrayed my trust.

I can regain it.

Give me a chance.

You can't,

for one simple, tragic reason...

I no longer believe in you.





(Heart continues thumping)


Do you know what you cost me?

(Heart beating)

Your wings.


Why what?

Why did I hand over my heart?

No! Why did you lie?!

Because I've been over it
a million times,

and that spell worked!

You never went in!

It's the only explanation.

Why couldn't you just
go through that door

and meet your soul mate?!

Was being happy such a terrible fate?

Yes. Yes, it was.

You're right. I never went in.

I was afraid.

I didn't...

You said I could let go of the anger

that was weighing me down.

And suddenly it felt like without it,

I would just... float away.

That anger was all I had.

What would I be without it?



And look what good it did you,

that "strength" you gained,

'cause I'm holding your heart
in my hand,

and I'm not hearing one reason
not to squeeze it into ash.

All right, you want a reason?
Here you go.

You think I was afraid?

You think I did the wrong thing?

Well, fairy, right now
you're making the same choice.

I picked revenge over hope,

and you're holding the result...

a small, hard...

dark heart.

If you make the same choice I did,

then what you're looking at
is your own future.

(Heart continues beating)

I'm not gonna tell you what to do.

The choice is yours.

Kill me or...

act like the fairy you are.

You said I was a terrible fairy.

Well, then prove me wrong.

Pick hope over anger.

Choose love and help me get my son back.

(Heart continues beating)

You love your son?

Very much.

With Henry, I finally
got something right.

Don't you wanna be able
to say the same thing?

It's too late for me.

Only if you kill me.

I won't kill you,

but I won't help you either.

Besides, it's probably too late.

He's been with him too long.

(Footsteps depart)

(Indistinct conversations, laughter)

Look at the fun they're having.

The thing of this place, Henry,

is that no one ever tells you "no."

You can do whatever you want.

They never hurt themselves?

All of the time.

At one point, I had four boys
with missing fingers.

Cost of the game. They didn't mind.

I don't belong here.

Actually, you do.

We've been waiting for you
a very long time, Henry...

long before you were even born.

I don't believe that.

You should.

This place runs on imagination,

on belief.

But your world stopped believing.

Magic is dying, and you, Henry,
need to save it.

- In my world, you mean.
(Scoffs) - In every world.

You need to bring it back.

That's your destiny,

to return the magic, to be the savior.

My mom Emma is the savior, not me.

Yeah, she broke some curse, yeah.

Oh, I know more than you think.

But what if breaking the curse

wasn't the thing
that made her the savior?

What if having you was?

Think about it.

You're descended from

the greatest of light and of dark.

What, you think it's a coincidence

that the spawn of The Dark One
met your mother?

You were created for a reason,

and I can help you find it.

So you think I'm supposed to save magic.

I don't think.

I believe.

Remember I, uh, said I had
something to show you.


I've had this for a very long time,

long before you were even thought of.

Take a look and you'll know
why I'm so sure

you're the hero
magic has been waiting for.

I don't believe you.

You remind me of your father.

I'll be right here next to the window.

Robin, behind the table.

Neal, you need to be there,
under the sill.

You'll come up right under the shadow.

It's a good plan.

I know.


Man, thanks again.

Thank me when
your family's back together.

(Exhales deeply)


I, you know,

uh, I'm gonna save them.
But back together? We'll see.

I thought you said you loved them.

I do.

We'll see if I can earn it back.

Why wouldn't you?

'Cause I screwed up the first time.

Hopefully, I get another chance.

When Emma told me
that she loved me, I...

I waited too long
before I felt the same.

I won't make that mistake again.

I'm sure she will forgive you.

I hope so.

I learned that lesson the hard way.

When you love someone,
you don't keep it in.

You say it.

(Doors open)

You ready?

I suppose.

Come here, little man.




daddy's gonna be right there. Okay.

Now it might be loud,

but nothing's gonna hurt you.

You understand?

You remember what you have to say?

Yeah. I say...

- No!
(Mulan) No! No! Not yet!

- No! Wait, wait, wait.
- Not yet.


(Blade zings)
(Whispers) Okay.


(Robin whispers) All right.

All right.

(Exhales deeply)

Okay, Roland. Say it.

I believe.

Maybe if he says it again.
Just once more.

No. I'm sorry, mate.

That's it.

(Wind gusting)

No! Aah!

- Hey!
- I got it!


Neal, go!

(Wind gusting)

(Door closes)

Is he all right?


Thank you, Mulan.

I owe you much.

He doesn't have a scratch on him.

I planned it that way.


what now for you?

What shall you do?

If you'd care to put
your considerable skills to use,

there's a place for you
among my merry men.

You'd be the first woman.
I hope that's no deterrent.

I've been in that position before.

Is that a "yes"?

I'm honored, but...

there's someone I need to talk to

before it's too late.

A loved one.

We shall see.

(Water pouring)


How long have you been there?
What are you doing?

Just... gathering my courage.

What's going on?

I'm so glad you're back.

Is Phillip here?

No. No. Shall I get him?

No. That's unnecessary.

It's you I wanted to talk to.

You see, I...

Why are you smiling at me?

I can tell you are bursting
with news, but so am I.

You are?

Phillip and I are expecting a baby.

That's excellent news.

It's like a dream come true.

Now please, please, tell me your news.


I'm joining Robin Hood's band.


You're leaving us?


I'm afraid so.


Where's Regina?
(Blade zings)

Who the hell are you?

A pissed off mother. Where is she?

(Regina) I'm fine. I'm fine.

You mind lowering those?

You may stick me,
but I'll take you down with me.

She's okay. She's not gonna hurt us.

Just stand down.

But is she going to help us?


(Blade zings)
look who the Queen dragged in.

Hello, Hook.

Lady Bell.

She's not gonna help us.

Why not?


after all we've been through together...

little assistance?

She doesn't have any magic.

No pixie dust?

Not even her wings.


I guess people just stopped
believing in me.

And if I wanted to help you,
he's too powerful.

But you know where Pan is.

Sure. But it won't do you a bit of good.

Let us be the judge of that.

Does he trust you?

Can you get us inside his compound?


Why should I help you?

Because I believe in you.

Just get us inside, and we'll
take care of things from there.

And what's in it for me,

other than a death sentence from Pan

when you're gone with your boy?

You can come with us.

That's right. A home.

That is what you want, isn't it?

Okay. Listen closely.

Pan trusts me. He'll let me in.

And maybe, just maybe,

I'll leave a way open for you.

But you've only got one shot,

so you better have a good plan.

Thank you. We will.

Come with us to our camp.
We'll figure it out.

(Inhales deeply)

Are you all right? You look upset.

Yeah. (Sighs)
I just wanna get Henry back.

We're on the way.

How'd you know that would work,
offering her a home?

(Inhales deeply)

It worked for me.

When I was a bandit living alone,

all I wanted was a home. And...

The thing is, I never found it
till you came along.

Even now, when I'm with you...

I mean, that's all I need.

You sure you're okay?


I love you.


Come on. Last thing we need
is to get lost in here.

(Insects chirping)



Welcome home...


Pan will be so happy to see you.


Did you ever go back and find him?

The man with the lion tattoo.



Do you know how selfish that is?

Well, it's a lot of things.

But how is it selfish?

Because you didn't just ruin your life.

You ruined his.

(Indistinct conversations)