Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 4, Episode 14 - Unforgiven - full transcript

David and Mary Margaret suspect that Cruella and Ursula have come to Storybrooke looking for something more than just their happy endings, something that threatens to reveal a secret they thought was long forgotten. Emma begins her own investigation of Cruella and Ursula, but can't shake the feeling that her friends and family are hiding something from her. Regina and Henry turn to Marco and Pinocchio for help finding the author of the storybook in hopes that Pinocchio might remember something that will help them out. In the enchanted forest flashbacks, Snow and Charming cross paths with the queen's of darkness while the threat of the evil queen's curse hangs over all of them.

NARRATOR: Previously on
Once Upon A Time...

CRUELLA: We're back, darling.

Now? We begin our task.

Our team is one member short.

- Maleficent.
- But she's dead.

GOLD: Not entirely.

It's time to reunite the band.






Hey. Oh!


All right, buddy, I got you.



What a lovely child.

Stay the hell away from my son.

We're not the ones he should fear.

Something far worse than us
looms over his head.

The truth of what you did to me.


Please don't hurt my family.

When I'm finished,
you won't have a family left to hurt.






Hey. I'm right here.

Well, you haven't slept a wink,
have you?

Well, it's hard with Ursula and Cruella
just down the street.

Tell me about it.

(WHISPERS) I just had
the worst nightmare.

You were gone.

I went to check on Neal,
and found those two surrounding him.


Only, Maleficent was there, too.

(SIGHS) Of course she was.

David, she said she would make us
pay for what we did.

Well, it's a good thing
she's no longer around.

The other two are. And they know.

- This can't be a coincidence.
- It doesn't matter.

None of that matters.

All that does is that
we get them the hell out of this town

before anyone else learns
of what we did.

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Should I be worried you're this excited

for our honeymoon to be over?

(SIGHS) Look,
the summer palace was wonderful,

but it's time to face reality.

The Queen is still out there.

We have to figure out a way
to deal with her.

And we will. Whatever she throws at us,
we'll find a way to overcome it.

I thought I told the Dwarfs
not to put Sleepy on guard duty.

Snow, it's not just Sleepy.

A sleeping curse.



Show yourself!

No one's hiding.


I was afraid you wouldn't recognize me.

Have you met my associates?

Cruella and Ursula?

What do you want with us?

Relax, dear prince.

We're not here to fight.

We're here to make a deal.

Uh, darling, how much longer
for those drinks?

Hello, Mum.

- The usual, please.
- Ah.

You betcha.


You know, if that old bag still wolfed out,
I'd turn her into a coat for my collection.


URSULA: Regina.

We could use a heart rip over here.

Granny needs a little encouragement
in taking our order.

Yes, a very effective tactic.

Didn't you once rip out the heart
of every villager in the North Woods?

Or was it the South?

Uh, why don't you head to my office,
get started on the book?

HENRY: Sure.

Make sure to get
chocolate-frosted donuts,

- not chocolate donuts, okay?
- Mmm-hmm.

Let me be clear, ladies.

If you bring up my former sins
around my son again,

you'll find yourselves
across that town line

faster than you can say
"costume jewelry."

These are blood diamonds,
I'll have you know.

Come on,
let's take our business elsewhere.

DAVID: So, what's the plan here?

To deal with our latest crisis.

Those two might be tactless morons,

but they couldn't magic their way
out of a paper bag.

I wouldn't worry.

And they're here to seek redemption.

You don't actually believe that?

If I didn't think
it was a distinct possibility,

I wouldn't have let them in town
in the first place.

Yeah, but now that they're here,
we have to be certain.

Which means
keeping eyes on them 24/7.

Which sounds like a job
for the sheriff's department.

I have bigger things to worry about.



You know her?

Aye, love. I encountered
many a vile creature on my voyages.

Emma, (SIGHS)

I'm glad you're here.
We have to go.

What? Now? We just came
to meet you for lunch.

I've been dying
for a grilled cheese all day.

It'll have to wait.

You're aware
we have two new friends in town?

They're up to something.
If we hurry, we can pick up the trail.

Looks like duty calls.



Try anything, and both of you
will hop out of here as toads.

Well, hello to you, too, darling.

Nice place you got here.
Sure beats sweeping the castle.

Why are you here?
Have you come to kidnap me again?

Oh, did we do that?
Oh, they all blur together.

No, we've come to offer you
our congratulations.

In defeating the Dark One.
I mean, who would have thought it?

A simple chambermaid takes down
the most powerful sorcerer in the land.

You did quite a number on him, darling.

So, you've seen him?

He's a mess, darling. A bum.

Reduced to his old cowardly self.

URSULA: It makes sense, really,

why he was so terrified
of losing his magic.

Tell me, is there not a part of you
reveling in all of this?


I would never take comfort
in his suffering.

Now, do you intend to buy something,
or did you just come here to be cruel?

Well, as a matter of fact,

- I was hoping you'd have...

...a hood ornament for my vehicle.

Something with a little glitz.

I'll check the inventory.


Won't be long now, Maleficent, my dear.


Your slumber is nearly over.


Chocolate-frosted donuts.

How are we doing? You find anything?

Not yet.

But if the Author left clues in the book,

like Mother Superior said,
we'll find them.

How about you, Mom?
How are you doing?

I'm fine, Henry. (CHUCKLES)

You didn't seem fine
when we ran into Ursula and Cruella.

Well, I suppose

that's because they remind me
of a time in my life I'd rather forget.

A time when I was a true villain.

Makes me doubt
if my happy ending is even possible.

You can't think like that.

I know.

But sometimes I wonder
if I'll ever be as happy as I was

when it was just you, me,

Robin Hood and Roland.

That feeling was

the closest I'd ever been to happy.

I want to get back to that.

You will, Mom.

We're gonna find the Author,

and when he rewrites your ending,

everything will be
the way you want it to be.

Careful, Henry.

You're getting crumbs all over the book.


That's strange.

This paper, it's different than the rest.

That's because it's the Pinocchio story.

Why would that story be
any different from the others?

Because August added it to the book.

He wanted Emma to know
he was Pinocchio as a boy.

He wanted her to believe.

If August took the book apart,

he might know something about it
that we don't.

Too bad he isn't around to ask.

August might not be,

but Pinocchio is.


I get that you're not a fan
of Ursula and Cruella,

but am I missing something?

Did you know them
back in the enchanted forest?

Your mother and I
had some run-ins with them.

They weren't pretty.


And what?

I just feel like you're leaving stuff out.

Are you?

DAVID: Wait. Here they come.



Call Belle.

I want to know exactly
what happened in that shop.

I don't understand,
why did you come to us?

That threat
Regina made at your wedding,

about ruining your happiness?

It wasn't all bluster.

She has a way to make it happen.

How do you know?

Because Regina just stole
the darkest of curses from me.

It's the Dark Curse.

And it makes that poison apple thing
she did to you look like child's play.

URSULA: It will punish
all of the enchanted forest.

Including us.

So, what are you suggesting?

That we storm
the Evil Queen's castle together?

Oh, if only your wits matched your looks.

There is a magical tree
deep within the forest.

The Fairies call it the Tree of Wisdom.

It will answer any question asked of it.

Including a query about
how to defeat the Queen and her curse.

So, why don't you ask it yourselves?

The tree's knowledge is protected.

Its wisdom can only be unlocked
by two of the most valiant heroes.

Which is why you need us.


MALEFICENT: The map to its location.

We will escort you there.

For all of our safety.

This tree, if what they say is true...

(WHISPERS) We'll be able to defeat
the Evil Queen once and for all.

But can we trust them?

They're almost as bad as Regina.

If she really has a curse
as dark as they say,

the entire kingdom is in danger.

What choice do we have?

Belle said she checked the back.

She's pretty sure
there's a wooden box missing.

What was inside it?

She doesn't know.

Well, let's find out.




ls there a problem,
Sheriff Chisel Chin?

Step out of the vehicle, please.

EMMA: Anything?

Car is clean.

Weird. You think
Belle just misplaced that box?

Who knows. But we can't
arrest them for speculation.

Looks like you guys are off the hook.


It would be nice
if at least one of the Charmings

lived up to their family name.

Maybe we should go back
to the sheriff's station,

check out
any security footage of Gold's.

Make sure they didn't take anything.

Yeah, you go ahead.
I'm gonna check on your mother.

Do you mind dropping me
at the loft on the way back?


Are you sure everything's okay?

Emma, of course.
(CHUCKLES) Let's go.

You found that in Cruella's car?

David, that belonged to Maleficent,
you know how much that meant to her.

I do.

And I can only think of one reason
why those two witches

would want to steal a totem of hers.

A spell. A spell to resurrect her.

Is that even possible?

Well, it doesn't matter
what their dark magic can or can't do.

Now that we have this,
it's not even an option.

But once they discover it's missing,
won't they just find something else?

Then we take the one thing

that Cruella and Ursula
can't do without.

Maleficent's remains.

- Under the library?
- That's right.

We find them,
we dump them in the harbor,

then she's gone forever.

And once
Ursula and Cruella realize that,

maybe they'll leave town, too.

And hopefully
they'll take our secret with them.

MAN: It's forbidden.

Well, are they going
to let us cross, or not?

Unfortunately not.

(SCOFFS) You'd think traveling
with Snow White and Prince Charming

would open some doors.
Do they know who you are?

Yes. And they also know who you are.

So, now, we're just going to have to find
another route to the Tree of Wisdom.

If we walk south,
we can circumvent the ravine.

That will set us back two days.

Perhaps you should show those guards
how skilled you are with your blade.

Now, those men
are just trying to do their duty,

and frankly,
I would do exactly the same.

Where's Maleficent?








Come on.


I don't believe that detour
will be necessary.

You should have given us
another chance to talk to them.

Talk, talk, talk.

You weren't willing to do
what was needed, I was.

CRUELLA: Oh, well done, darling.

I'm sorry, is there a problem?

I didn't think so.

Grilled cheese. Just the way you like it.


Onion rings.

Mmm, good. I was just testing you.

KILLIAN: What's this?

ATM security footage.

We're trying to figure out
if Ursula and Cruella

- stole something from Gold's shop.
- Hmm.

Oh! By the way,

I never got the chance to ask you
how exactly you know Ursula.

I already told you, love.

She's just one
of the many sea monsters

who crossed my path
in my pirating days.

And what exactly does that mean?

Honestly, I don't recall.


Swan, that's all there is to know.

You're holding something back.

I don't know what else to say.

Neither do I.


Well, I should get back to it.

Enjoy your witch-hunt.

(SIGHS) Good. That'll do.

We can get to the cavern
through the mines.

EMMA: Hey.

Where you guys headed?

- Emma!
- What are you doing here?

I found something.
On those women. Look.

Looks like Belle was right.
I think that's the box that's missing.

It's enough to drag them
into the station at least.

Well, let's not jump the gun.

We don't even know what that is.

Wait, what?

Two hours ago, you guys
were so amped up about these divas,

you didn't even let me eat lunch.
And now, you're...

Going for a hike.

We got Ashley to babysit Neal.

So, now, the crisis doesn't matter.
What the hell is going on today?

Emma, your mother and I realized

that we needed
to take a step back from our crusade.

The truth is,
we've been going about this all wrong.

MARY: When we knew those women
back in the enchanted forest,

they were villains.

And ever since
they set foot in this town,

that is exactly how we've treated them.

You know,
we chose to see the worst in them.

But, Emma, if they're really gonna
have a shot at redeeming themselves,

we have to choose to see the best.

You guys are seriously
going for a hike?

I know it might be hard to believe that
we've backed off Ursula and Cruella,

but your mother and I
think it's the right thing to do.

Well, if you need me,
I will be at the station.

David, is this really
the right thing to do?

It's the only way to make sure
Emma doesn't find out the truth.

Is anything
coming back to you, Pinocchio?

Maybe if you look at the pages again.

Where the hell have you been?

I'm on witch watch.

I was on my way to the station
when I got your call.

- How's it going here?
- It's not.

He can't remember anything.

But since you and August
spent so much time together,

I thought seeing you
would jog his memory.

Yeah. I guess I could give it a shot.


Come here.

You remember me, right?

You're Emma. The sheriff.

But you know
that back when you were old-older,

we were friends.

You were a really smart grown up.

So smart, you knew how to take that
entire thing apart and add a story to it.

And then, you put it all back together.

Do you remember doing that?
Or anything else about the book?

I know everybody
wants me to remember,

but I just don't.

You went to Phuket.

You rode a motorcycle.
You wore leather and didn't shave!


No. He's not trying hard enough.

All you need to do
is concentrate and think!

Or is that head of yours
still made out of wood?

- MARCO: Whoa, stop.
- Mom!

I won't have you
speak that way to my boy.

Maybe what your boy needs
is some motivation.

Okay. Regina, that's enough.

Let's go down to the vending machine
and get a snack. Henry, come on.

Has it ever occurred to you that maybe
this, uh, quest of yours is ill-fated?

After ruining
everyone else's happy ending,

what makes you think
you deserve one of your own?

Well, I can ask you the same question,
toy maker.

Considering you lied
about the wardrobe,

so you can send
Pinocchio to this world.

I wouldn't have needed to
if it wasn't for your curse.

I had to save him.

You stay away from my boy.


MARY: Should we really do this?

DAVID: Yeah, stealing
the remnants of a dead sorceress

wasn't exactly high
on my bucket list, either.

MARY: No, the lying part.

Ursula and Cruella
haven't been in town for two days,

and we've already lied to Emma
more times than I can even count.

(WHISPERS) When does it stop?

It stops when we
get rid of Maleficent's ashes

and those witches are gone.

Snow! Charming! Beauty sleep's over.

There it is.

The Tree of Wisdom.

What now?

I'm guessing this is how
we get the answers we need.


How can we stop
the Evil Queen's curse?



Why didn't it answer our question?

Those witches had to have lied.

Do you think it's a trap?

It's not a trap, my dear,
and we didn't lie about anything.

Perhaps you two
aren't as valiant as we thought.

David, there it is.

- Maleficent's ashes.

We did it.

We stopped them.

URSULA: Not exactly.


Oh, I thought I made it clear.

I don't want you near my boy.

I didn't come here to talk to Pinocchio.
I came to speak to you.

If you want information about the book,
August never told me nothing.

Will you shut up, and just let me finish?
I'm trying to apologize.

Well, go on.
You're off to an interesting start.


if someone talked to Henry
the way I spoke to your boy,

I would have done a lot worse
than yell at them. (SCOFFS)

I know I was out of line.

It's just every time I seem to make
progress towards my happy ending,

I hit another dead end.

But I know I'll never find it
if I revert to my old ways, so...

I'm sorry.


After the Blue Fairy
turned August back into a boy,

I kept everything he brought to town,

just in case he remembered
the man he used to be.

Perhaps, uh, something in here

will help you find
what you're looking for.

If my boy can't help you with this,

perhaps yours can.

Good luck.

I trust they don't
suspect my hand in all this.

They had no reason to.

And Belle?

Did she have any suspicions
while you were in my shop?

You mean, did she ask about you?

She didn't even
mention your name, darling.

I'd say she's moved on.

You know what you must do.

SNOW WHITE: We were fools to think
we could work together.

Step aside and let us pass.


No one's leaving until we figure out why
the tree didn't answer your question.

Perhaps we got
the rules wrong, darling.

No, the plan should have worked.
Unless there was some interference.

Unless the tree sensed...

How did I not see it sooner?
The sparkle in your eyes.

The glow of your snow-white skin.

You're positively radiant, my dear.

You don't know?

You're carrying a child.


We are?

That's why the Tree of Wisdom
knocked you back.

We're gonna be parents.

What does all this
have to do with the tree?

Why would our child
prevent us from getting an answer?

You may be heroes

but that doesn't mean your child will be.

Careful, witch.

Your child is the product of true love.

Which means it could
grow to be a powerful hero,

capable of great good.

But with the potential for that good
also comes something else.


The potential for great darkness.

Your child might turn out
to be just like us.

You mean a...

A villain.

Darker than any
this realm has ever seen.

Come, ladies.

It seems we'll have to find another way
to evade Regina's Dark Curse.

Can I choke them first?

My tentacles are bored.

I have a feeling they have
plenty of suffering in their future.

Let's go.




What the hell did you do?

The dark magic
we're using to raise Maleficent

doesn't require some silly little trinket
from Gold's shop.

No, that was just a ruse
to get you down here.

We need something
with a little more kick.

URSULA: The blood from the people
who wronged her most.

- We're too late.





It's good to be back.

and Prince Charming.

Maleficent, whatever it is
you think we did,

you don't know the whole story.

I know enough.

Patience, Mal. We have a plan.

You wanna hurt someone?
Well, hurt me. Leave David alone.


Now, that would be far too easy.

You're going to tell everyone
what we did first.

I don't care about your secret.
You can keep it as long as you like.

I only care about one thing. Your pain.

And that it be as long and terrible

and unyielding as my own.

The pain you caused.

I forgot how much I missed her.

It's going to be entertaining.

MALEFICENT: I'm gonna revel
in every torturous moment.

And you, you're gonna
watch your world crumble.

See you soon, dears.

MARY: This is all our fault.

If we hadn't been
so determined to keep our secret...

If we'd just asked for help.

You're right.

We can't keep lying.

We have to tell Emma everything.

Well, Swan,
why did you summon me?

Because I know there's something
about your past with Ursula

you're not telling me.

And that's okay.

But what's not okay
is you lying to me about it.

Aye, love, you're right.

I haven't been entirely
forthright with you.

Truth is,
I remember my history with Ursula,

and it was ugly.

Did you break her heart?


Look, whatever you did,
you're not that person anymore.

It's not gonna
change anything between us.

That's quite a lot of faith
you're putting on me, Swan.

I know.

And there's a reason for it.

What's that?

My parents.

I had this moment today
where I doubted them.

They said they were going for a hike,

and I actually thought
they were lying to me.

Were they?

No. Of course not.
My parents would never lie to me.

But the fact that I
could think that they would,

it reminded me that I have this tendency

to expect the worst of people.

In my childhood, people were
always letting me down, and I...


I don't intend to let you down.

I know.

And I know whatever
happened with that sea witch,

you can tell me on your own time.

Because no matter what, I'm going
to do what my parents always do.

I'm going to choose
to see the best in you.

And I with you.


Uh, sorry.

We just didn't want to interrupt.

So you awkwardly
stood there and watched?

Next time, interrupt. (CHUCKLES)

I'm afraid we have some bad news.

Turns out Cruella and Ursula
were up to something.

They resurrected Maleficent.

The dragon that I slayed
under the clock tower?

Dragon? I thought she was
some sort of mummified beast.

Whatever she was,
she's back to her old self now.

And as long as she's in town,
no one is safe.

I don't get it.

Why are these witches
waging war against us?

Because they're villains.

And we're heroes.


Charming, wake up!

He won't, dear.
At least not until morning.

What are you doing?

Why are you here?
Where are your friends?

They don't know I'm paying you a visit.
There's a reason I came to you alone.


Because you and I
have something in common.

Something those two
would never understand.

You and I are about to be mothers.

(WHISPERS) You're pregnant.

Now, you get
why we must stop this curse.

For our children.

If we work together,
we will find a way to defeat Regina.




Not with you.

Why not?

Because of what you are.

If we succumb to darkness
just to defeat this curse,

our child will be doomed
to that darkness as well.

You would risk the kingdom
to ensure your child grows up a hero?

Charming and I will win.

But we won't compromise
who we are to do it.

I won't become like you.



What's with all the cloak-and-dagger?

Maleficent's back.


I should have known Fish Sticks
and Pound Puppy were here

for more than a second chance.

They want to destroy
our happy endings. All of them.

How do they hope to do that?

That's where you come in.

We need to find out
what they're planning.

We need to get someone close to them.

Someone they believe
to be a villain.

We want you to go undercover
with them and help us stop their plans.

And you think they're just going

to welcome me into their coven
with open arms?

Regina, you used to be one of them.

They think I'm a hero now.
They'll never believe I want in.

So, find a way to make them believe.

What makes you so sure
they're dead-set on destroying us?

Because of something
David and I did a long time ago.

Regina, you once asked me to...

Regina, you once asked me
to keep a secret.

And I couldn't.

But I'm gonna ask you
to keep one for me.

One Emma can never learn.

What is it?

Emma was born
with the potential for great darkness.

But she's a Savior. A hero.
Her magic's as light as it gets.

Because David and I
went to extraordinary lengths

to make sure it was.

If you ensured her goodness,
why can't you tell her?

The same reason
you don't want Henry

to hear about all the terrible things
you did in your past.

You wanna protect him.

So he doesn't lose faith
in the person you've become.

The person
he always believed you could be.

That's why Emma can never
find out what I'm about to tell you.

She's finally starting
to open up her heart.

And if she learns the truth,
if we let her down,

she'll lose faith in us.

And it could send her
tumbling down a dark path.

Because when you betray
the people you love,

when you make them
see the worst parts of you,

what you've done changes everything.

There's no going back.

You've shattered the bonds
you worked so hard to forge.

And the stronger
those bonds once were,

the more difficult they are
to put back together.


If they can be repaired at all.

I don't understand.

What exactly did you do to Maleficent?

Because of us,

Maleficent lost her child.

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