Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 4, Episode 2 - White Out - full transcript

Elsa accidentally places Emma's life in danger when she traps both of them inside an ice cave, as flashbacks show Anna help a younger Charming to fight a warlord named Bo Peep.

Previously on Once Upon A Time...

"What we've seen from Elsa
is terrifying."

LEROY: Evil snowman. Run.

It's about our parents.

I know where they were going.

Where is Anna?

She booked passage on a ship.
But she's doing it for you.

What do we even know
about this Misthaven?

KRSTOFF: You might know it better
by what the inhabitants call it.

The enchanted forest.

ELSA: I have to go after her.

KRISTOFF: It's too late.

ELSA: She didn't have to do this alone.

Don't worry, Anna.

I will find you.

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Until we're together,
no one leaves this town.

Anna, I will find out
what happened to you.


Can I help you?

I hope so. Are you David?

Yes. Yes, I am.

So, anyway, I got your name
from an old friend of yours.

From Arendelle.

Arendelle? You know Kristoff?

What makes you think it's Kristoff?

Well, he's the only person
from Arendelle I know.

Okay. He didn't tell me that.

Hard to be on a secret mission
when you don't have all the facts.

What's the mission?

I just told you, it's secret.

But he told me I could trust you.

Just not with the mission.

Okay. What's your name?


Your name is not Joan.

You're smart, too. That's good.

See, I have to give a false name,
for your safety.

You're wanted?

Look, I don't know if I can be more clear.
Secret mission, your safety.

(SIGHS) Let me start over.

I'm Joan. Can I sleep in your barn?

Sure, Joan.
Anything for Kristoff's fiancée.

The ring.




Well, I guess I'll find out your name
at the wedding.

The barn's out back,
you can stay the night...


You should hurry and get inside.
This is a bad time.

Who's that?

DAVID: That is someone
you don't wanna mess with.

They call her Bo Peep.


There you go, sweetheart.

I'll see you in three hours
for your midnight shrieking.

Yes, I will.


Sweet dreams.

What do you suppose
babies dream about?

- Bullfighting.
- Laser tag.

That's not true.

I think they're joking.


I'll recognize funny again when
he's three and I've had some sleep.

Three? I see the optimism returning.

Okay, chocolate, DVDs, ice cream...

Red wine. That's one heck
of a late-night snack, kid.

It's for my mom.

I don't drink and sheriff.

My other mom.

I googled "how to get over a break-up."

It didn't talk about your boyfriend's wife
time-traveling back from the past,

but close enough.

That's really sweet.



MARY: It's a message.

It's for Henry. It's from your mother.

She doesn't wanna see me.

You know, that is not exactly
what she said. I read the note.

She said for right now,
while she's dealing with things.

She doesn't wanna see me.

She's in a lot of pain over Robin Hood

and everything else that's happened
over the last...

Well, forever.

Things have been tough on her,
and you.

She's trying to fix them
so that you two can be together.

Because she cares about you.

So Why'd she tell me to stay away?

Because she thinks
she's making things better.

She's not.


What the hell?

Emma, I 'm getting calls from all over.

It's a town-wide blackout.

Yeah, copy that. I'm looking at it.

I'll swing by to get you.
We can check this out.

Hey, kid.
You wanna come along on this one?

We can call it Operation Nightshade.
Or, uh, Blackthorn. Or...

That's okay.

EMMA: He wouldn't even
let me hug him.

It killed me.

DAVID: Sounds familiar.

'Cause I do that. Great.
I've passed it along.

Not just you. Henry has two moms
who both put up walls.

Sounds like he's taking after
the both of you.

It's not like him to pass up
on Operation anything. I'm worried.

Kids have extreme reactions.

They get over it fast.
Just stay strong and roll with it.

There's always people in this world
who want you to give up.

Don't make their jobs any easier.

What the hell?

Well, there you go.

Whatever happened
to these power lines

happened after the snow monster.

Let's go find whoever did this.


Why... Just come on in, I guess.

Oh, look at the baby.


Is what I'd say if I could look at the baby.

But I can't. Why? 'Cause it's dark.

Know what else we can't look at?
The Internet. TV. My clock.

Happy's right.

Power's out.
So whatcha gonna do about it, sister?

Me? No, I think you mean Regina,
the mayor?

She doesn't want the job anymore.

This is your curse.
You are the mayor now.

I am?

We helped you take
your kingdom back, remember?

So you could rule.
Well, this is your kingdom now.

So rule it.


In case you were wondering,
it goes the whole way around.

Hook. I didn't know you were joining us.

Well, I get a distress call from
a fair maiden, and I'm on the spot.

I was not distressed.

And you're saying this wall
goes around, what, the whole town?

And that it does.

So once again,
we can't leave Storybrooke.

Doing more than keeping us inside,
by the looks of that.

Guess that's what caused
the loss of power?

Look at you,
becoming a 21st century man. Yeah.

It looks to me
like whoever was putting up the wall

wasn't trying to take out the lights.

They were just putting up the wall.

Yeah, keep us in? Why?

Kill us all one by one. It's what I'd do.



I should've brought the champagne.


To celebrate our second date.

And because we've got
the world's largest ice bucket.

Second date? Did I miss the first?

Aye. Snow monster's the first,
ice Wall's the second.

After all,
if I only count the quiet dinners,

we wouldn't even get one.

I think I see something by the wall.

You wait here with the ice bucket
while I check that out.

I think it's time
you and I have a little talk

about your intentions with my daughter.

That's a little old-fashioned
even by my standards,

and I still pay with doubloons.

Well, remember, I know your reputation.
Emma is not some conquest.

I wouldn't risk my life
for someone I see as loot.

Whatever we've become,
it's up to her as much as me.

Hey. Who are you?

My name is Elsa.

Okay, Elsa. It's okay.

I'm Emma.

Wanna tell me
what you're doing out here?

Do you have something to do
with this wall?

I'm looking for someone, my sister.
I can't find her.

This was hers.

I found it in the store filled with things.
Where is she?

I have no idea. But if you want me
to help you, you have to help me.

What's her name?


"Do you want a glass of tea, Bo Peep?"

"How about a cookie, Bo Peep?"

You're not here for tea.

Well, the boy's got that right.

Who's that?

My name is Joan.


You know me, Ruth.
You know what I want.

MY Payment.

Your extortion.

Call it what you like,

but you and your flock are safe,

as long as you pay me what's due.

It's been a slow month.

BO PEEP: How about this?

You just figure out
how to pay me what you owe me

by tomorrow at noon.

You've gotta give us more time.

I don't give anything.

But perhaps if you hand over
your steed, I'll allow another day.

No, no deal, then.

That horse never leaves my side.

Then tomorrow, when I come back,

if there's no payment,
you keep the horse,

and I take your farm.

And you can work off your debts
as my slaves.

Mother, we don't need this. Let's go.

We can leave this place and start over...


BO PEEP: You can't go anywhere.

You're branded now.

This stick is how I find my flock.

And you're now one of my sheep.

And if you don't like it,
pay me what you owe me,

or this farm and your lives

are mine.

You're not seriously going to actually
work the farm for that, that bully?

That bully is the most powerful warlord
in the region.

So you're okay being her slaves?

Till we work it off.
What choice do we have?

Well, you could fight.

She has an army.

I'm sorry,
but why fight a battle you can't win?

Those are exactly the battles
you should fight.

If you know you can win, it's not a fight.

If it's impossible,
you have to fight to achieve it.

Spoken like a naive young girl.

Right. I am a young girl,

and I'm missing my own wedding to
go to a strange land and track down...

...some secret mission things.

And you're a great big grown man

who doesn't even have to leave his
own home to tackle some random bully.

I'm a shepherd, Joan.

Sure, someone picks a fight with me
in a tavern, I can hold my own.

This is a warlord with a private army.

What good are my fists against that?

Maybe try a sword.


I don't know what Arendelle is like,
but here in the enchanted forest,

most farmers don't do
a lot of sword fighting.

Well, if it's help with a sword you need,
that I can do.

How? Kristoff show you?

Because using an ice pick

to shave cubes for cool beverages
is pretty different.

He didn't teach me,
I learned from my soldiers.

My family's...

Some soldiers I met at a place one time.

And I can teach you.

What do you have to lose?

You can always give up tomorrow.



- Stay back.
- Hey, hey.

No, no, no, stay back. It's okay.
She's just trying to find her...



The device. Call her.

- Emma. Are you in there?

I'm getting her out.

What if we lift?


Don't. We're not giving up.

We won't.
But this is not getting us anywhere.

Well, I'm open to suggestions.

Magic made this thing. I think
we're gonna need magic to unmake it.

And I'm not gonna stop fighting
until we do.


You're doing great.


DAVID: All right.

All right.



You're getting there. Let's go again.

No. We're done.

I'm sorry, but if I can't beat you,
how am I gonna beat her army?

Wow, you really like to give up.

I know you think you know more.
But I have my share of experience, too.

I know about battles that can't be won.

And right now, the best hope for me,

and more importantly my mother,
is survival.

Wow. I was wrong.
You really, really like to give up.

I like to survive.

That isn't living.

It's actually the definition of living.

Now who's naive?

I went through this with my sister.

Scary things happened,
and she did what you're doing, she hid.

But the way she hid
was by running away.

She thought that was the solution
to her problem. But it wasn't.

She needed a push,
like you, to see that

surviving isn't living.

And you gave her that push?

I almost died doing it. But yeah, I did.

And if you become Bo Peep's slave,
you'll be doing the same thing.

I'll lose everything if we fight.

You'll lose more if you don't.

Let me be the judge
of what loss I can take.

Stop being so stubborn.

You don't know anything about loss,
you're just afraid of it.

Oh, I don't, do I?

If you did, you wouldn't act this way.

Loss is exactly why I'm acting this way.

I think it's cowardice.

I mean...

Well, yeah, I mean that.

When I was six years old,

one morning I woke up
hearing my father and mother go at it.

They fought a lot,

usually over the same thing,
his drinking.

But this time, something was different.

And I heard my father not yelling,
but crying.

And through the tears, he said to
my mother, words I would never forget,

"I will beat this."

He said to her,
"I have to be better for the boy.

"I have to be different.

"I have to stop."

And he promised he would.

Every few months, we needed supplies.

It was a two-week journey.

Usually one
that was a two-week bender.


But he said he was leaving this time
and he wouldn't touch a drop,

and in two weeks
he would be back home.

Himself again.

Her husband, my father.

We'd be a family.

My mother kept this secret from me,
but I knew.

And every morning for two weeks,

I woke with a smile on my face,
knowing my father would be back.


on the 14th day,

I arose and I heard a knock at the door,
and I ran to open it,

ready to hug my father.

And I was greeted
by the local constable.

Yeah, my father fought his battle.

For 13 days, he won.

But on the 14th,
he spent his last night in a tavern.

And they found his body
in the wreckage of our cart

at the bottom of a ravine.

Some battles can't be won.
Some forces are too strong.

You had a lousy father.

I mean, he was weak.

I mean, you are not.
I mean, you're strong.

You don't know that.

I hope it.


I just need a night here
before I continue my journey.

But I'll stay tomorrow and help,
if that's what you want.

Just meet me in the morning
at the barn,

and we can continue training.

But if you don't,

then I'll just be on my way.



I gotta give it to you,
you put on quite a show.

You wanna tell me what this is about?

No. Just that I'm very powerful.

And you and your people,
you need to be more careful,

keep your distance.

I think I can guarantee that.

So if you wanna,
you know, hit undo on that,

then we'll get right on it.


Not right away.

Bring me what I want,
and then I'll consider freeing you.

Your sister, right?

I can't really look for her from in here.

Emma? Can you hear me?

What is that?

It's a...

Emma, are you okay? Say something.

Allows me to talk to my father,
who's on the other side of that wall.

But if you wanna melt that,
we can all talk.

Tell him to go get Anna.


Dad, can you hear me?

Emma. Say again.

I'm in here with this woman,
she is looking for her sister, Anna.

She thinks that Anna is in town

because she found a necklace of hers
in Gold's shop.

She wants us to try to find her before...

Before I freeze this town
and everyone in it.

GRANNY: Is she fixing it?

I've got a fridge full of iffy clams.
Just read the manual.

LEROY: The manual is in Japanese.

GRANNY: Well, just do something.

Maybe Marco should be helping
with the power. He's the handyman.

Geppetto? You think?

I'm not sure handcrafted Tuscan wood
carvings are really gonna save the day.

Dr. Whale.

He's a doctor, not an electrician.

We don't need help.

You think?

I'm grumpy now, imagine me in
the morning without a coffee maker.

Or a computer, or stop lights,

Stop saying letters. Look.

I am not magic.

I have had eight hours of sleep
in the last week,

I am breastfeeding, and I am exhausted.
I don't need this.

I may have cast a little curse,

but I did not ask to maintain
a metropolitan electrical grid.

And get this,
I'm starting to get why Regina was evil.

It wasn't her. It was you.

You have survived your entire lives
without light bulbs.

Buy a flashlight.

Aren't you cold? I'm freezing.

It's never bothered me.

The other day,
there was something here.

We called it a snow monster.
I assume that's something you made?

I'll do whatever it takes
to get my sister back.

I can tell you care about her a lot.

I'm sorry about her necklace.

- Where is it?
- It fell. Under the ice, here.

You can melt down to get it back.

Keep going, and we can take this
whole conversation somewhere warmer.

You can't control it, can you?

What you said to David on the walkie,
it wasn't a threat, it was a warning,

because you can't control
what you're doing.

What makes you think you know me?

Because I know me.

And I have powers, too,
and I am not great at controlling them.

And it looks to me
like you're the same way.

You? You have magic?


Anna helps. She helps me control it.

So if I can find her,
she can help me undo this.

We can get rid of all this,
the whole wall, when she's here.

EMMA: Well, I'm afraid she's not.

Maybe your magic
could help get us out of here.

I've been trying.

Even just trying to warm myself up,
I can't really feel my hands or my feet.



I don't have control over mine either.

Oh, God, I'm just tired.

- Oh, no.
- Let me just lay down for a minute.

Emma. Emma, talk to me.

Tell me more.
Were you born with magic or cursed?

Those are my two options?

I don't know,
I was raised in a place without magic.

And I didn't know
I had these powers until recently,

and I didn't have any parents around
to help me with them.

Parents don't always help.

I ended up queen of a large land,

I hear you with unprepared.

I'm, get this,

a "savior."

I'm still not sure
what the hell that means.

Sometimes it all feels like too much,
doesn't it?

And even trying to just shut it out,
that ends up hurting people, too.

And part of it is,

I'm the only one I've ever heard of
with powers like mine.

That has to be very lonely.

I'm very sorry I trapped us here.
I didn't mean it.

I know.

Emma? Emma.

GOLD: It appears
our honeymoon is over.

Yeah, there's an emergency.

Emma's trapped under ice by
a woman with some kind of ice magic.

And this involves me because?

You're the bloody Dark One.
Do something.

Well, I could melt the ice
and destroy it with a thought.

But that would
also destroy your girlfriend.

Is that what you want?

No one's destroying anyone.

Now, the woman who has Emma
trapped is in there with her

and she's looking for her sister.
Name of Anna.

She thinks she's in town

because of something of hers
she found in your shop.

A necklace.

Is that it?


I know this.

I know exactly who Anna is.


Joan. I'm sorry, but we can't win this.

You have to go.
Before Bo Peep returns.

I brought some provisions.

Get out of here. You can save yourself.

No, she can't.

Where's Joan?

I have her where she can't get out

and get herself in trouble.

And even if she does,
she's been branded.

I can find her.

Always and forever.

So now all that's left is
for you and your mummy to pay me.

Or hand over your farm.

- Emma. Don't sleep.
- I'm here.

Tell me more about your son.

You only wanna know more
because you know if I sleep, I'll die.

Emma. Emma, stay with me.


Sorry, lambkins. We're closed.

I need your help.

You and me, we ain't friends.
Not interested.

Get out.

You don't have your helpers here
with you anymore, Peep.

Right. I just have one.

Say hello.

Don't do it.

Now, my daughter's in trouble

and I need to find the person
that can help her.

Someone you branded.

I've branded a lot of people.

Her name is Anna.
She went by "Joan" back then.

Do I look like I keep a record book?
'Cause I don't.

Then you know what I need.


Hook, back room.

She won't keep it far from her.
You're looking for a shepherd's crook.

Hey, hey.
That's my personal property. Give it up.


Ah, so in this world, you're a hero?

In this world,
I don't have to answer to you.

Let's go find Anna. Hook?



It's that woman, Elsa.

She said Emma's passed out.
She's freezing to death.

BO PEEP: High noon.

Right on time.

I hope you got my money.


You're not actually
considering fighting?

You know you can't win.



Guess Mama's
gotta get her hands dirty now.

See? Told you, you can't win.


Maybe I can.

Where is Joan?

I don't owe you any answers.

Then I'll find her myself.

You're gonna help me
whether you'd like to or not.






- I thought you were them.

I got your necklace back.

You did it. You fought. And you won.

Well, don't be so surprised.
It was your idea.

Yeah, I just didn't think we had the time.

I mean, I hoped we did.
And I had faith in you.

Okay. You were right.

It was an impossible battle.

Which is why I had to fight it.

What changed your mind?

It didn't get more impossible.

When she took you.

You barely know me.

I was starting to, and what you said
about your sister, I...

I might be able to survive,

but I also have to be able
to live with myself.

And I can't do that
if I'm trapped in a life I don't want.

Now, I think it's time
we get you on your way.

Thank you.


Elsa? Elsa. How's Emma?

She's freezing, turning blue.

No. Emma.

It's not gonna help.

Elsa, listen to me.
I need you to find a way out.

I need Anna.

Well, we don't have her right now,

but we have a way to find her.
And we will.

But right now, you're gonna
have to do this on your own.

I can't control this.

I know how you feel, you're trapped.

It's a battle you can't win.

But it's exactly the kind of battle
you have to fight. Or you'll die.

No, I won't, I'll survive. But Emma...

Survival isn't enough. You have to live.

Where did you hear that?

You know where.

Anna? You knew her?

Yeah, I did.

She helped me once, a long time ago,
become who I am.

She saved my life. And yours.

And now, I need you to save Emma's.

I didn't know much about Anna,

but she wouldn't want you to live alone
in an ice cave.

Which is where you'll be
if you don't melt that ice.

Now do it.

It's working.

I can see her. Emma.


Let's get her home, warmed up.

Are you okay?

You did it. You saved her.

Yes, I did.

But I also endangered her.

You owe me nothing.

I owe your sister everything.

What I said was true. She helped me.
And now I'm gonna help you.

This isn't over. We're gonna find Anna.


Still can't read Japanese.
But I can do this.

- It should start.


I know, honey, I know you're hungry.
I'm sorry.

I will feed you in just a second.


It's hungry, too.



That's right, it's feeding time.




Baby high-five.

Who wants some milk
from Mama Mayor?

Emma. Are you okay?

She's so cold.


Oh, that's good.

I'll go make some hot cocoa.


I know. With cinnamon.

I'm sorry if I wasn't
much help earlier, kid.

I'm just glad you're okay.

I was already down to one mother
and I won't go lower than that.


Elsa. Are you okay?

Not only have I lost my sister,
I've lost her necklace, too.

Now, I have nothing of hers.

Then let's find her.

I hope I'll see both of you
at the wedding.

Consider this an early present.
In case you get hungry on your journey.

I love sandwiches.

You've changed him, you know.

David? Nah.

He was always this way.
He just didn't know it.

Thank you.

I'm glad I helped.

Can I ask you about the magic?

Like, with Bo Peep's staff?
Is that usual around here?

Well, there's always a bit of magic
around these parts.

My parents,
they had a problem with magic.

Really powerful stuff.

Would there be someone who could
help them with that kind of a thing?

I'm no expert,

but there is one man,
a very powerful wizard

who's well versed in all magics.

Perhaps he can help me.
What's his name?

I don't like to say such a name out loud.

He's a bit dangerous.

But I'll write it down for you.

Thank you.

What's this?

He's yours. To help you on your way.

I thought he was something
you could never give up.

Uh, he's a reminder.
One I don't need or want anymore.

He was my father's.

Look at you, all heroic now.

Nah. Still just a shepherd.

We'll see.

"Rumple..." "Rumplestiltskin."



I don't see anything.

- It should work.
- Is it broken?

Or does it mean
something happened to her?


Wait. What's that sound?

Is that a heartbeat?

It is.

We might not know where your sister is,
but we know the most important thing.

She's alive.

Who's alive? Oh.

Who are you?

Uh, this is Elsa.

We're gonna find her sister.

It's what this family does.
We find people.

We always do. Because we really,

really don't like to give up.

HENRY: I know you're in there.


You can give up on yourself,
but I'm not gonna give up on you.

And I'm not gonna go away
just because you told me to.

I belong here,
and I'm going to come back every day.

Because this is my house, too.


And I miss my room.



EMMA: You did this.

You might not totally control it,
but this is amazing.

And unique.

And you said you are the only one
who has this power.

That's probably a good thing
for everyone.

And you. I mean, this is kind of cool.

Pun intended.

Well, regardless,
there's no need for a barrier anymore.

Let me take it down.

Why can't I bring it down?

There's no reason
this thing should be staying frozen.

I'm the only one with this power.
I should be able to undo it.

So what's keeping this thing up?


Power outage
must be your worst nightmare.

You lose a lot of merchandise?

No. I didn't lose anything.

Just lucky, I guess.

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