Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 4, Episode 11 - Shattered Sight - full transcript

As the Spell of Shattered Sight hits Storybrooke, Emma and Elsa race against the clock to free themselves of the ribbons and take down the Snow Queen.

Previously on
Once Upon a Time...

Everyone take a ribbon.
As long as we hold

these ribbons, we will
be there for each other.

It was an accident. Please, Gerda.

You killed our sister.
You're a monster.

Who is that? Another friend?

I don't remember any of this.

Bloody hell. Is that...


This spell of yours...

It'll bring out the darkness
in everyone in this town.

It'll do more than that.

They will tear themselves
apart until everyone is dead.

- Shattered Sight -

Whoa, whoa.

You have traveled a great distance,

but I can help you.

Madame Faustina is here.


can you use your powers
of crystal gazing

to show me a girl not yet born?

This girl is special to you?

Very much so.

At the age of 28,

she will arrive in a
town called Storybrooke.

Madame Faustina knows all. Come.

The crystal ball awaits.

How will you express your gratitude?

Thank you.

Payment. How... how will you pay me?

Will this do?

Spirits of the ball,

hear me and obey.

I see... a child.

- Yes.
- A girl...

- who is... special.
- Yes.

She has many gifts. Tell me more.

The child's name is...



Her name will be Emma Swan!

The Apprentice's scroll promises this!

I don't know nothin' about a scroll.

Now get outta here or you're
gonna get a wicked beating.

Where I'm from,

charlatans such as yourself
are severely punished.

Last warning, fruitcake.
Hit the bricks.

Your trickery changes nothing.

I will find Emma.

She is coming, and I will find her.

And I will wait for her
as long as I must.

And then I will have what I deserve.


He's coming! He's coming!

And I ain't happy!

Prince Charming.

Finally I'm seeing you clearly.

And what do you see?

A fraud.

A shepherd who has no
business being royalty.

Well, I see a spoiled little princess

who ran away from her troubles,

who always runs away!

I can't believe I had
a child with you.

Who knows? Maybe you
didn't. Could be Whale's.

You know, if this is
what marriage is like,

I'm glad you keep postponing ours.

You don't mean that,
Kristoff. It's the spell.

No. I'm seeing clearly now, too.

I'm beginning to think that this
haircut wasn't my only bad idea.

I know this isn't really you.
I know it.

But it's still upsetting,
so I'm just...

I'm gonna go see my sister.

And you just stay here handcuffed

where you can't hurt anybody...
but me... with your words.

My parents... that's not who they are.

They're their worst selves.

It's like when Anna
put me in that urn.

She didn't mean what she
said either... I hope.

I didn't.

That doesn't make any
of this less horrible.

It's okay.

You're immune. We all are.

And we're together.

It's gonna be all right.
Remember, I'm the savior.

- Is that like, a real job here?
- Apparently, it is.

I promised all these people I'd
get them their happy endings.

And I will. I'm just

not sure how at this moment.

I think I might have an idea.

Do you know how the Snow Queen
got the idea for the curse?

It's from a legend
called the Trolden Glass.

- Never heard of it.
- Its origin isn't important.

What matters is how
they broke the curse.

What was done?

To break the spell...

They had to kill the king.

So in this case, that
would mean Ingrid.

I don't believe killing
is ever the answer.

Are you sure we can't reason with her?

She's beyond that.

We all want another way,

but if it comes down
to her or the town,

I'm gonna do what has to be done.

- But...
- We're out of options. Anna,

- how are you with kids?
- I love kids.

- Wait.
- Elsa, we should get going.

Wait. I'm the babysitter?

The Snow Queen is my aunt, too.

If this is what has to happen,
I wanna be by your side.

Anna, sorry, but someone has
to stay here with everyone else.

Emma's right. Stay with Kristoff.

But this was my plan.

I know it was.

You're the smartest person I know,

and you're my sister, which
means you need to stay safe.

Ingrid is a problem that
Emma and I have to solve.

Do you trust Emma?

I do.

She's my friend.

Then go.

Keep it down!


Sealed in my own vault?!

This is...

this is...

this is the savior's doing.

I should've incinerated her years ago.

This is what I get for being subtle!

What the hell am I wearing?

I've missed you.

Where's the missus?

She turned homicidal on you yet?

None of your business. What kept you?

Well, it's like swimming
with sharks out there.

The minute one of them tastes blood,

they'll tear each other apart.

Well, count your blessings
you're not one of them.

Why was I spared the cloud's curse?

Because your heart wasn't
in your chest, dearie.

It was here in my shop with me.

In protective custody, so to speak.

What is it you need, Crocodile?

Once I finish packing,

I'm gonna take Belle to the town line.

I need you to find Henry
and do the same thing.

So you still think you're leaving?

Ye of little faith.

Tomorrow night, when
the stars in the sky

align with the stars in the hat,

I shall finally cleave
myself from this dagger

and be on the other side of
that ice wall before dawn.

Are you saying there's
a bloody way out of here?

Dark One always finds a way.

Well, if the Dark One is so powerful,

why doesn't he magic
his grandson to his side?

Because that would require me knowing

where his mothers have locked
him away for safekeeping.

Now unless you really, really
have no need for that tongue,

I suggest you slither back outside

into the hostile current

and find Henry.

You'll be needing this.

You won't win.

Villains never do.

Don't be ridiculous, dearie.

When Belle and Henry wake up
tomorrow morning in New York City,

they won't remember a
thing about tonight.

I'll tell then the Snow
Queen destroyed Storybrooke,

whilst I saved everyone I could.

I won't be a villain.

I'll be a hero.



This must end, Ingrid.

Our magic is a part of us now.

We control it, and we
control it really well.

I'm so proud of you both.

You've finally embraced
who you truly are.

- Emma.
- Again.

The love that flows through
our ribbons is without equal.

Its strength protects the life-force

that we all now share.

She's made it impossible
for us to hurt her.

We gotta get these things off.

There's no need.


you won't want to hurt me.


you will love me.

For real.

Hey, look what the new
girl brought with her.

- _
- Give it to me!

Give it back, Kevin.

The camera is Emma's, not yours.

We respect property in this
household, don't we, Kevin?

Yes, ma'am.

Here you go, Emma.

It's okay, sweetie.

I know you're new here, but

you're gonna be just fine.

Okay, lights out in 15!

Don't forget to brush your teeth!

It's your choice, sweetie.

You can either give me
that camera tomorrow

or I can make your life a living hell.

I made us some cocoa.

Wanna join me?


Suit yourself.

You know, by my account,

there are 15 separate
subconscious signs or tells

that a new foster child displays
when they're going to run away

on his or her first night.

In the brief time we were together,

you showed seven.

Not that I blame you.

When I was younger, I
did the same thing.

You ran away?

I tried to.

People in my life, they,
they intervened.

Do you wanna know why?

- Does it matter?
- It did to me.

They stopped me because
they cared about me.

- Lucky you.
- No.

Lucky you.

Because now that you're
living under my roof,

I'm gonna care for you

the way they cared for me.

Yeah, well, don't waste your time.

I'm not interested.

Suit yourself.


I won't stop you.

You won't?

No. Go on.

More cocoa for me.

I understand how difficult it must be

to live under the same
roof as someone like Kevin,

who's deathly afraid of spiders.

Any spiders, really.

Small spiders.

Big spiders. Even the rubber
ones I keep in my desk.

In the drawer on the right.

Behind the box of staples.

Poor Kevin.

It's a shame you can't stay, Emma.


maybe I could hang
around for one more day.

Works for me.



You in here?

They're gone.

Then what do we do?

We do it ourselves.

Say something!

Dopey, say something!

Open your mouth! Speak, speak, speak!

Move it!

That's ridiculous.

At least I know how to
swaddle our child correctly.

I swaddle him perfectly.

He's a baby, not a breakfast burrito.

Stop it.

I mean, I have to say I expected
more from the two of you.

Use your heads.

Think back to what it was like
before the spell changed you.

Sure, you had issues with each
other, but they were minor.

Minor? Minor?

When I first met her,
she hit me in the face.

If that wasn't a sign,
I don't know what is.

Yes, you responded by hanging
me in a net from a tree.

You're a real prince charming.

Yes, he is Prince Charming,
and you're Snow White.

And those things sound terrible
but they also sound romantic.

Can't you see that?

'Cause if you can see that, then

maybe you can defeat this dark spell.

Someone slip me a poison apple
and put me out of my misery.

Me! Pick me! Shut it, Ice Man.

Ice Man? Who you calling
Ice Man, stable boy?

I'm calling you Ice Man.
And you're from Arendelle.

What are you doing selling ice?

- The whole place is frozen!
- Ice is a very important commodity.

You know what, Swiss Miss?

You do know me.

I pick flowers.

I talk to birds.

I do all kinds of warm, fuzzy things.

And you know what else?

I kill.

Yeah, that's right.

Snow White's a murderer.

I killed the Evil Queen's mommy.

And I said I was sorry...

And it didn't mean it.

That's horrible.

Still wanna hold hands,
sing "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah"?

I give up.

It's useless.

The magic protecting this
ribbon is just too powerful.

I guess the Snow Queen meant
what she said about her love.

I'm sorry.

I was too busy thinking of ways
to punch her to retain that.

She's said

the love flowing through
our ribbons was

without equal.

Maybe without equal,

but not without an opposite
that's equally strong.


If her amplified love put
these ribbons on our wrists,

then maybe what we need

is someone's equally amplified
hatred to get them off.

Emma you're a bit prickly, but

you're certainly not hateable.

Tell that to Regina.

I'm prickly?

If you let Regina out
while she's under

the influence of the
Snow Queen's curse,

- she'll kill you.
- She'll try. But right now, it's...

- A theory.
- The best chance we have.

If Storybrooke wants to survive,

Regina needs to hate me like
she's never hated me before.

Ooh! What do I do? Help!

Don't look at me! You're driving!

- I can't do it.
- Concentrate.

- Okay. Okay.
- Okay.

Trust your instincts

and let it rip.

Don't let go.



Let's see what you won.

I love it.

See, this is a great lesson, Emma.

If you push yourself and you
ignore the flickering lights

and the distractions of this world,

you can accomplish anything.

Ingrid, it's a plastic ring,

not a scholarship to Yale.

I know, but you're a
special girl, Emma.

And someday, you're
gonna surprise everybody

with your extraordinary gifts.

Okay, now you're going overboard.

I'm serious.

I'm glad I got to know you.

Ingrid, are... are you crying?

No, just...

a little emotional.

- I'm being sent away again.
- What?

That's why we spent
the day together.


- It's why you're crying.
- No. You couldn't be more wrong.

Then what is it?


I'm filling out the
paperwork to adopt you.

We're gonna be a family.

Are you serious?

I know that it's a big leap.

And you may not look
at me as a mother.

I know how hard that is. But...

I... I promise

I will be the best

big sister that you
could ever hope for.

I love you.

I love you, too.

Okay, stand back.

Containment spell. Okay.

Here goes.

You can do it.



I'm still getting the hang of
the controlling the magic thing.

But lucky for us,

the next part should be easy for me.

- What's that?
- Be prickly.

Whoa. Little late for Halloween.


How do you walk in that thing?

With the poise and
composure of a queen.

Perfect timing, Miss Swan.

I was just reading up on how to
turn you into a garden topiary.

What's she doing here?

I wanted to see your face
when you learned the truth.

The truth about what?

I lied to you, Regina,

about Marian. I knew all along.
I brought her here on purpose.

Tell me something I don't know.

What you don't know is why.

Not only did I wanna break your heart,

I wanted to see me and Hook together,

see the happiness you
could never have,

and ruin it again, just
like my mother did.

I've been waiting a
long time for this.

Let's go.



I know you're in there, mate.

I need you to come with me now.

There's no way I'm going
anywhere with a dirty pirate.


I bathe quite frequently,
thank you very much.

I never liked you, and
I like you even less

now that you and my mom are together.

Emma used that word?

- "Together"?
- Go!

Okay. Henry, I need to
bring you somewhere safe.

All right.

I'm coming in!


I'm just trying to do
what's best for you!

I've been looking for you, pirate.

Come to pay you back for
that shiner you gave me.

Now's not the time, mate.

It bloody well is the time!

Now let's see how hard you are

without your girlfriend
'round to protect ya.


It's nights like this

I wish I just had the power
to poof home like Harry Potter.

If I was like him,

I could be standing here
in the cold one minute,

and home soaking in
the tub in the next.

That would be something, wouldn't it?


Emma, do you remember

how much fun we had in
the arcade last week?

Of course. Best day
I've had in a long time.

How could I forget?

And do you remember how the
lights in the game flickered

- right before you won?
- Yeah. Weird.

What if it was more than just weird?

What if it meant that
you were on the cusp

of a great self-revelation?

I think it's time.

What are you doing?!

- Stop the car.
- What?!

Trust your instincts.

Do it! Stop the car!

Let go of me!


I'm sorry.

Are you crazy?!

- You almost killed me!
- I made a mistake.

When I was younger, I...
I had a traumatic experience

that unleashed a power that I...
I didn't even know that I had.

What are you talking about?

I thought the arcade was a sign

that you were coming into your own.

You think I have powers?
Like Harry Potter?

No, Emma. That's fiction.

What you have is more
real and more powerful

than you can possibly imagine.


I should've known the only
person willing to adopt me

would turn out to be a nut job.

- No. Emma...
- Don't touch me!

I thought...

Emma, wait.




Well, well, well.

Isn't this my lucky day?

I had come here to kill Emma,

but now I get to kill

the two idiots who started it all.

Hey, I wasn't the one that told
Cora about your secret boyfriend.

- Are you selling me out?
- Shut up!

You both deserve to die.

Not just for what you
did, but for your whining.

But your punishments
should fit your crimes.

Mary Margaret, you took
my first true love from me.

Now I'm going to return the favor

by taking your baby.

No! Regina!

Please, Your Majesty,
let's be reasonable.

You're under the Snow Queen's spell.

You don't actually hate
Mary Margaret and David.

It does sound like
she has her reasons.

- Kristoff!
- I don't know who you are,

but why don't you go back
to where you came from?

Where was I?

Gonna use your magic, Regina?

You afraid to get your hands dirty?

I don't need magic to kill you.

Magic is too good for you.

I want to watch you bleed.

Take this.

When the time comes...

It will lead you to your third sister.

Hello, Storybrooke.

You two have no idea how long
I've waited for this moment.

Your ribbons...

- what have you done?
- I'm not much for accessories.

Those ribbons joined us together.

Get it through your head, lady.

We're not your sisters and
we're never gonna love you.


I know that you actually
believe that. And...

it makes me sad.

But I know that sadness won't last

because soon, you'll see you're wrong.

Don't do it!

The hell are those?

They're memories

I took from the two of you.

And now it's time to give them back.

Why? So we can remember just
how badly you treated us?

The funny thing about time
is we romanticize the good

and forget the bad.

That's exactly what's
in these crystals.

These are the good memories

and nothing else.

Lovely moments the two
of you shared with me,

which I'll cherish forever
and now so will you.

I hate to break it to you,

but magic can't make someone love you.

You're right, Emma. Magic
can't create love. But

if someone loved you in the past,

it can make them love you again.

And I know you've forgotten, Emma,

but you did love me.

You both did.

That's why...

Right now,

you're not doing anything.

We all know the only way
to stop me is to kill me,

and you're both...


You don't have it in you.

Still open?

I need a couple of pints for
my son. He loves this place.



What the hell are you doing here?

E... ever since you came
to Storybrooke, I've been

waiting for you to come into my shop.

I wanted to give you your
space, let you come to me.

My space?

Are you out of your mind?
Are you following me?

There's so many things
that I wanted to tell you,

so many things that I wanted to say.

And look at you.
You're all grown up.

Don't touch me!

This makes no sense.

You don't look a day older.
That was over 10 years ago.

After you ran away, I came to
Storybrooke to wait for you.

And people don't age
here the way they do

in a world without magic.

The Apprentice was right.

He said that you would be
here on your 28th birthday,

- and here you are.
- The Apprentice? Magic?

You're even loonier
than when I ran away.

I'm not, Emma. You know
that this place is special.

You know that you're special.

Everything that Henry
is telling you is true.

No. I know you screwed
up my life. You're crazy.

Crazy then, crazy now!
You tried to kill me!

Get out of my way.

- I'm gonna call Sheriff Graham.
- No, you're not calling anyone.

What's that, your pet rock?

No, Emma. No, it isn't.

It's magic from my world.

You okay?

- What happened?
- You slipped. You almost fell.

Do... do you still
want that ice cream?

Yeah. Two pints of cherry vanilla.

How about some rocky road?

On the house. You
look like you could use it.

Have a taste.

Now that is rocky road.

It's delicious.

Wanna know my secret?

Lot of patience.

Lot of love.

Careful! The stroller's
not under warranty anymore!

- You said you bought it new!
- It was gently used!

Let me know when you're tired
of missing, Mary Margaret.

I only have to hit you once.

My, my.

Aren't you a good a sleeper?

You think this spell
has made me angry?

Do not wake my baby!

You said no magic.

And you said you could keep a secret!

I... was... 10!

Where did she send us?

She tried to send us back
to where we came from,

and this was the closest spot.

Where are you going?

I'm going back to Arendelle,
even if I have to swim there.

I don't think that's how portals work.

I mean, sure, I've only
ever been through one,

but they seem pretty one-way.

I'm tired of this!

My life used to be simple...

just me and Sven.

No sister-in-law who
sets off eternal winters.

No crazy aunt who wants
to kill everyone I know.

No fiancée who delays
my wedding for 30 years!

That wasn't my fault.

Okay, the first few weeks were,

but we were frozen for the rest of it!

You know what? I'm tired
of listening to you,

and I'm tired of listening to reason.

I'm going back, and
nothing you do will stop me!

Sorry, Kristoff, but
you'll thank me later.

I'll make it up to you, I promise.

Close your eyes.


Kristoff, do you have
any idea what this is?!

Right. I knocked you out.

Wake up! We have to take this to Elsa!

Mwah! I love you! You're amazing!

You're unconscious.

I'll be right back. Stay here.

I mean, I know you'll stay here,

but I'll be be right back anyway!

It's okay.


Be my sisters.

I can't do it, Emma. I can't hurt her.

- Yeah, well, I can.
- Wait!

- Stop!
- Anna!

No, she's too dangerous.

You should listen to my sister and go.

Your sister? She's mine.

And whatever you're gonna do? Well...


Elsa, I found this on the beach.

It's from our mother.

She must've thrown it into the ocean

before their ship sank.

It came over in the portal with us.

Just be careful.

No, I'm not gonna be careful.
She needs to hear this.

You all do.

"Elsa, Anna,"

I don't know if your father
and I will ever get back to you,

but I need you to know

"we were wrong to tell Elsa
to conceal her powers."

How fitting that you, who
are so much like your mother,

should share her last words.

"I feel terrible that
it happened before

and I can't let it happen again."


"My sister Ingrid, like
you, also had ice powers."

I never told you about her
or my other sister Helga,

but I should have.

They were beautiful and
kind and wonderful,

and I was fearful.

"And I let that fear guide me."

"I let Ingrid hide when"

I should have celebrated
her for the person she was.

"I loved her so much."

You're lying!

My sister hated me!
She called me a monster!

She put me in that urn,
like you did Elsa!

"In this crystal are the
memories of my sisters,

"which I stole from
the people of Arendelle.

"Please return them.

"My sisters deserve to be known.

"In a cave in the north valley,

"you'll find an urn
that contains Ingrid.

"Please do what I should have
done long ago and release her.

"When you see her, please tell her

"I love her and I'm sorry.

"I'd give anything to
take back what I did,

to hold her hands one more time."

- Ingrid!
- Let her go!

I understand, Aunt Ingrid.

I understand now why
you cast this curse.

But you can come back from it.

Understand me?

How could you?

You're nothing like me!

You understand nothing!

You're right.

I'm not like you. My
mother wasn't like you.

But if she was able to love
you for who you are, so can I.

You're a part of our
family no matter what.

And family never gives
up on each other.

You lie!


What have I done?

I need to reverse this.

You can't.

- The only way is if you...
- I know.

I have to destroy myself.

No, Ingrid. Wait!

There's no other way.

I am a monster,

not because of my powers,

but because of what I
let them turn me into.

I have to undo this.

No, Ingrid. You'll die.

I know.

It's okay.

Elsa, Anna,

you found each other.

And, Emma, you found your family,

even if it wasn't with me.


You deserve your memories.

You three are so special.

Never forget that.

There has to be another way.

You deserve your happy ending, too.

Long ago,

a prophecy told me

that you would lead me
to just that, Emma.

And this is it.

All I wanted

was to have my sister's love, and...

Now I have it.


I get to join them.

She sacrificed herself
for us, for all of us.



We must follow through
on our mother's last wish.

We must bring back the
memory of Ingrid and Helga

- to the people of Arendelle.
- We will.

Get off me!


Don't you sneeze on
me, you son of a gun!

Hey, what are you doing?!

What am I wearing?

- Sorry I tried to kill you.
- With a crossbow.

Yeah. You tried to
kill me with a crossbow.






And mom.

- And he's finally waking.
- Hey.

Look, I know that we were under
the Snow Queen's curse, but...

We were under a curse.

It's okay.

Henry got away.

So you failed.

At kidnapping a child.

Well, perhaps you could
say my heart wasn't in it.

The Snow Queen's plan also failed.

But mine won't.

Enjoy this snowfall, dearie.

It'll be your last.

Then grant me one dying wish.

I'm not in the business of
making deals with you anymore.

Leave Emma and the rest
of Storybrooke be.

There's no need to harm them.

When I step over that town
line with my magic intact,

Emma and Storybrooke have
nothing to fear from me...

As long as they don't get in my way.

But I can't make that same promise

for the rest of the world.