Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 4, Episode 20 - Lily - full transcript

Emma realizes Maleficent's daughter is her former childhood friend Lily and leaves Storybrooke with Regina to find her, as well as to rescue Robin from Zelena.

NARRATOR: Previously on
Once Upon A Time...

I'm Emma, by the way.


While your precious Robin thinks
it's his wide-eyed wife, it's actually me.

One phone call from me,

and your beloved dies
at the hands of your sister.

Now forget all this and run along home.

So I'm headed to New York now.

And if you breathe
one word of this to Zelena,

I take this heart and squeeze.

MARY: Cruella can't kill anyone.

Emma doesn't know.
Which means Gold wants her to...


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What brings you here?

The Author,

he has violated the rules.
He has changed things.

The Savior,

he made me channel her potential
for darkness into Maleficent's child.

There must be a way to undo it.

I'm afraid not.
What's done is done, my Apprentice.

But what now of the girls, their fates?

Remain entwined as they always were
and always shall be.

Of course.

Our concern now is the Author.

I have taken care of that, master.

Our mistake has been rectified.

He is in the book,

where he can no longer alter our world,
only record what happens.

You must see to it
there is no more damage.

The Author must never be allowed
to toy with fate again.

I'll miss her.

Furs and all, I'll miss her.

She was good to me in her way,
made me who I am.

Well, someone had to die
at the Savior's hands.

Did they?

We won't have what we need

to rewrite the book,
to secure our happy endings,

until Miss Swan
has completed her journey.

The Savior has taken the first step
down a dark path,

and we have to make sure
she stays on it.

For both our sakes.

EMMA: I'm going after Gold.

He made this happen,
he needs to answer for it.

Careful, don't go off half-cocked.

Hook's right. He wants you angry.

Yeah, well, I am angry. That doesn't
mean he's gonna get what he's after.

Do I wish I could change
what I did to Cruella? Yes.

But that's regret, not darkness.

I think we've all done things we regret.

Right now we need to focus
on one thing,

how to keep Gold and the Author
from causing any more damage.


I might be able to help with that.

It now appears we have a common foe.

He resurrected you.

To help himself, not me.
Cruella's death only confirmed that.

Oh, now you want to turn on him
before he turns on you.

I knew Gold couldn't keep
the dragon on her leash for long.

What do you want?

Nothing from you.

But your daughter, I hear,
has a talent for finding people.

Yeah, I do. Who do you want found?

My daughter.

She's alive?


She survived the journey to this land,
the journey you sent her on.

You want to prevent Rumplestiltskin
from achieving whatever he wants,

what better way than
leaving this town and helping me?

I'm not running away from Gold.

It's not running from him,
it's hindering him.

What do you know about her?

Just what the Dark One showed me.

That she was banished to this world
30 years ago

to a place called Minnesota,

where she was adopted by a couple.

And they named her Lilith.


Emma? What is it?


MAX: Mom said I can have it!

ZACH: She didn't.

Flashlight, batteries, canteen...

- I want it.
- I want it, too.

- Matches...
- Both of you, stop it!

How's the checklist going, Em?

Good, I think.

Uh, what's GORP?

Good old raisins and peanuts.
It's trail mix.

Haven't you ever been camping before?

I've never even been
on a vacation before.

Not everyone was lucky enough

to grow up the way
that you and your brother have.

Emma, we're just happy

that you're gonna spend
your first family vacation with us.

So am I.

- Oh, I almost forgot. Sleeping bag.
- BILL: Oh.



Emma, wait.


What are you doing here?

I know I'm probably the last person
you wanna see right now,

but I didn't have anywhere else to go.

What's wrong? What happened?

It's bad, Emma.

I know I've lied to you before,
but I really need your help.

Why should I trust you now?

Because I am in big trouble.

You once said we'd be friends forever.
Did you mean it?

'Cause I did.

Emma? Who's this?

This is Lily, my friend.

You never told me that you had friends
in the neighborhood.

(CHUCKLES) My foster family
just moved here.

I thought I would surprise her.

Ah. Well, Lily, would you
like to join us for dinner?

REGINA: Ain't fate a bitch?

You know this girl. How?

She was my friend.

Oh, the one you told me about.

Who you said you pushed away?

How is this possible?

Of all the kids in the world,

the one I end up friends with
is the one my parents banished?

Emma, there are powers
beyond our understanding.

And your parents messed with them.

So the only friend I ever had
wasn't even my friend by choice.

I know. It hurts, doesn't it?

I've been there, too.


You think it was a coincidence that I just
so happened to adopt the Savior's son?

Our actions are our own,
but fate pushes us.

Maybe it's time to push back.


Well, I have to go to New York
to rescue Robin from my insane sister,

and you have to find this girl
to redeem your parents.

And show Gold he's wrong about you,

that he can't change you.

What do you say we help each other?

What, like a road trip?

Well, if that's what you wanna call it.

I'm okay, Regina,
I don't need a babysitter.

But maybe I need you.

You lived in New York.

I've barely been outside of Storybrooke.

How about it, Swan?

How about we make today
the day we both beat fate?

You're letting them leave town?

For our purposes, where the Savior
turns dark is of little consequence.

I'm confident her latest mission
will darken her heart

faster than we ever could.

Now if you'll excuse me,
there's something I need to take care of.

EMMA: Be good, kid.

I'll see you when I get back.

Be careful, Swan.

As someone who started
on the side of good and went dark,

take my advice, vengeance is tempting,
the darkness always is.

Resist it.

Why couldn't you?

I didn't have anything to live for.
You've your parents, Henry...


Aye, me.

And I you.
That's what's kept me on my path now.

Use whatever it takes to stay on yours.


Take care of Henry.

Of course.

EMMA: Did you get what you needed?

I'm not going into a land without magic
without bringing some of our own.

The Snow Queen's scroll.

In case we have any trouble getting
through the cloak put around this town.

Sounds good. Let's get out of here.


What is it? Something on Lily?

Yeah, one of my contacts
found an address.

But it's five years old.

Emma, what is it?

This is in Lowell, Massachusetts,

which is less than 30 miles
outside of Boston,

which is where I lived five years ago.

Lily and I grew up in Minnesota,

separated as kids, and end up
living less than an hour apart as adults?


Like I said, fate.

You're connected,
it's been pushing you together.

Might have been
pushing us together as kids,

but last time I saw her,
I'm the one who pushed her away.

What exactly happened
between you two?



BILL: We are thankful Lily could join us

to be our guest, and let these gifts
to us be blessed. Amen.

KATIE: Amen.
EMMA: Amen.

Sorry about the take-out,
but with all the packing and...

Hey, I love it. The whole vibe.

Homework, chore wheel, house rules.

Like Norman Rockwell
blew up in this place.


Emma seems really lucky
to have ended up with you guys.

Well, we are lucky
to have Emma in our family.

What's that?

Max! That's not polite.

It's okay. It's just a birthmark.

So, Lily, tell us,
how did you and Emma meet?

It was a group home?


Yeah, back in Falcon Heights.

We hit it right off. Best friends forever.

BILL: Well, it's a shame
you two were split up.

LILY: Yeah.

Emma was the first person who ever
really understood me, you know?

Like we were meant
to come into each other's lives.

Can, uh, we get seconds?

Max, can you pass me
the gravy, please?

(WHISPERING) What are you doing?

Making a good impression.

By lying to my foster parents
about how we met?

Would you rather I told them the truth?

That you were shoplifting Pop-Tarts
and I was giving you tips?

I was hungry, and...

I mean, that's not the point.

I'm finally in a good situation.
I don't wanna mess it up.

Yeah. No, it's nice here.

In Skyline, a local Tom Thumb

robbed by two armed assailants

is the subject
of an intense police investigation.

Both suspects had their faces
obscured by masks.

If you have any information,
please call the Mankato We Tip hotline.

I can explain.




Why did I go through the trouble
of creating Storybrooke

when I could've cursed everyone
to live here?




Oh, sorry to disturb you,
we're just looking for Lilith Page.

Is she around?

No, she ain't around. Not for years.

You know where she moved?

Lady, she ain't movin' nowhere.
She's dead.


Car wreck a couple years back.

Pretty sure she was drunk.

Not that anyone missed her.
She was a weird one.

You know, kept to herself.

Of course she had
one of those personalities

that you wanted to stay far away from.

A real loser.

- She was my friend.

Emma. Emma! Emma?

It's not worth it.




You okay?

I'm fine. I'm absolutely fine.

So, uh, you sure you don't mind?

David and Mary Margaret just need me
to watch the baby for a bit.




When you walk into a man's home,

you should ask if you've been invited.

If you've come here to hurt me,
you best get on with it.

But I warn you, I'm scrappy.

All right, Scrappy.

Believe it or not,
you may be of some use to me.

You're a thief,
and I need something stolen.

And what might that be?

Belle's heart.

Already in the process of doing that.
Sorry, mate.

As close as you think
you have grown to my wife,

you're clearly not close enough
to realize the truth.

Her heart is gone.

You mean,
it was ripped out of her chest?

Who the bloody hell would do that?


She has her watchdog, Maleficent,
caring for it in the Mayor's office.

Now I need you to go and get it back.

And give it to you? Not likely, mate.

No, you're mistaken.

I'm not asking.

Wanna talk about
what happened back there?


You nearly put that guy through a wall.

Look, I know what you're thinking,

but what happened back there
wasn't me turning dark.

It was mourning a friend.
Can you understand that?

Emma, you know you're not responsible
for what happened to her.

You sure?
You heard what that guy said.

Her life wasn't pretty, it was dark.

That darkness was meant for me.
Or could have been, or...





You okay?

This has happened before.
The wolf in the road, and an accident,

the first time
I tried to leave Storybrooke.

Stop overthinking.
It's not fate, it's just a flat.

You need a new tire.

Unless fate wants you to go to
the Coffee Mug diner for help.

I chalk it up to accidents will happen.

I'll get a tire, you get some coffee.


- Hey.
- Hey.

Two cups of coffee and a pack of Advil.

Make it two packs.

Tough day?

You don't know the half of it.

I will leave the pot here then.

I'll be right back with your Advil.

REGINA: Car's being towed in.

What's wrong? See another wolf?

It's... It's her.

It was my boyfriend's idea, okay?

I swear. One minute
I think we're making a snack run,

and the next he tosses a gun at me
and tells me to watch the door.

A gun? Are you out of your mind?
You didn't have to go along with him!

I know. I know, it...

I don't know how to explain it.
It doesn't matter what I do.

It's like every decision I make
seems right, but it's wrong!

You gotta leave! The police
are probably looking for you right now!

You're my only friend.
I don't have anywhere else to go.

You can't stay here.

Look, I've got
some allowance stashed away.

It'll be enough for a bus ticket.

No, I can't leave without my stuff.

It's at the house I was squatting in
with my boyfriend.

Forget the stuff. Forget him.
I'll give you some clothes.

No, you don't understand.
There is this necklace,

and it's the only thing I have
from my birth mother,

and I cannot leave it behind!

I can't.

You got to help me.

I would go, but my boyfriend,

he's the last person
I want to see right now.


Okay. I'll get your necklace.

But then, you're gone!


Hey, Starla.

Was something wrong?

Did I bring you decaf by mistake?

I'm so sorry,
I always get the pots mixed up.

Starla isn't your name, is it?


How do you know that?

This mark.

You showed it to me a long time ago

outside a crappy Cub Foods
in Hopkins, Minnesota.


I thought you were dead.
What the hell happened to you?

I got into trouble,
uh, with some bad people

couple years ago,
and I needed a fresh start,

but I've been careful.
How did you find me?



I know this is gonna sound crazy,
but remember when we were kids,

you used to say
that you and I were connected?

Like something
was drawing us together?

Yeah, that's something
teenage girls say,

and then you braid each other's hair
and become BFFs.

What if you were right?

What if

there's a reason your life has been
on a downswing ever since we met?

That all your problems
are not your fault, they're mine?

You're right, that sounds crazy.

It's complicated,
but I can explain it if you come with me.

I just need you to trust me.

Look, I don't know what kind of 12-step
program you're in, but I've moved on.

I'm fine.

You're living in the middle of nowhere
under an assumed name.

I can help you!

I don't need your help.

And my life is great,
thank you very much.

I have an awesome daughter
and a loving husband.

Last thing I need

is for you to come into my life
and just blow it apart again,

so if you'll excuse me,
that's my daughter's bus.

Uh, I'm sorry for everything.

(SIGHS) You don't need to apologize.
We were kids.

To be honest, I haven't
even thought about you in years.



Hey, sweetie.

Tire's being fixed.

So, it was her.

Well, Emma, looks like
you didn't ruin her life after all.

You know me from the diner, right?

Free burgers for a week

if you smile, take my hand,
and walk around the block with me.

You have to decide now.


Go. Now.
I don't wanna see either one of you.

Just hear us out, please.

We realized, we've been so concerned
about earning Emma's forgiveness

that we forgot the person we hurt most.

So you're here to apologize.

I'm afraid I'm not the one
whose forgiveness you really need.

Your daughter.

She was an innocent.
It's her you need to apologize to.

We Will.

We will do everything we can
to make it up to her.

Whatever it takes.

Do you think that'll be enough?

Well, you've been so worried

that the Dark One
might turn Emma into a monster,

you forgot that's exactly
what you did to my Lilith.

So if I won't forgive you,
why would she?

Emma, what are you doing?

I just swiped Starla's time card.
It has her real address.

But she said she didn't want our help.

And she was lying.

You saw her with her child.

A child. You know me.

I know when someone's lying,
and she was.

She always has.
Why would she be any different now?

Something's wrong.
We have to go find her.

I'm gonna help her this time.
I'm gonna get her back to her mom.






Emma, where have you been?

I just was in the garage,
looking for a lantern.

Where's Lily?

We were hoping you could tell us that.

She broke into my desk
and she stole our vacation money.

That's why she sent me for this.

To get me out of the house.
I had no idea, I swear.

I called your social worker,

and she told us that you and Lily
were never in the same group home.

She said that you know each other

because you were both caught
for stealing.

I can explain.

We also called the police once we
realized that the money was missing.

You know what they said?
Lily is a suspect in a robbery.

I know. And that's why I told her
she had to leave.

You knew?

You brought a criminal into our home?

You endangered our children?

"Our children"?

Emma, he didn't mean it like that.

No, I think he meant it exactly like that.

Emma! Wait! Wait!

No kid stuff.

No sign of a husband.

Okay. Well, if you want me to admit
you were right, well, you were right.

Can't blame her for running off.

I was about to tell her
she's Maleficent's daughter.

Yeah, that might have been
tough to swallow.

Yeah, well, you know
how long it took for me

to believe and that was in Storybrooke.

For her, it's not gonna be simple.

- Emma!
- What?

Might be simpler than you think.

Son of a...
She knew. She already knew!

And she was looking for you.

No, my parents.

She knew everything.
She wants revenge.





Emma, the Apprentice's scroll.
It was in my bag in the car!

She wanted a way to Storybrooke,
now she's got one.

REGINA: What are you doing?

That girl destroyed my life
with one family.

I'm not letting her do it again.



Looking for your wife's heart?

Why don't you come inside and get it?

I'm smarter than that, dearie.

Our work together is done.

Regina and Emma are tracking
my daughter as we speak.

Soon I'll have her back,
and the Savior will be just fine.


Now, did you ever think that your Lilith

might be the one who keeps
Miss Swan on her dark path?

That two people tied by fate and history

might just have a way
of entangling themselves?

You can try to scare me all you want.
I won't return your wife's heart.

(LAUGHS) No, no, dearie,
you misunderstood.

I already have it.


Regina's protection spell
might keep me out,

but it doesn't account
for the common thief.

EMMA: She's doing it again, Regina.

Every time I let Lily in,

she rips apart my life.
Now, she's going after my parents.

I have to stop her.

You will, but you can't go in
with a head of steam.

You'll end up doing something
you regret.

Really? Tell me, Your Majesty,
what are your plans for Zelena?

A nice chat over tea?

- That's different.
- How?

Zelena lays a hand on Robin Hood,
you'll destroy her, right?

Right. So I'll do the same thing to Lily.

Careful, Emma.
You're starting to sound like...

Like what? A villain?

This is the real world, Regina,

there are no heroes and villains,
just real people with real problems.

So if you're gonna try to stop me,

you can find your own way
back to New York.


(SCOFFS) Of course,
you knew where to find me.

You knew your little stunt
would get me kicked out.

Just do me a favor
and stay the hell away from me.

Is that how you say thank you?

For what? Ruining my chance
to be a part of that family?

For setting you free, chore wheel.

With this cash, we can go anywhere
and do whatever we want.

I wanted to stay there.
They cared about me, Lily.

The moment they found out
the truth about you, they turned on you.

They were frauds.

You're the fraud, Lily.

You play the orphan card,

but you have no idea
what it's really like.

You think it's fun
pretending to be a runaway,

but this is my life!

Emma, it's not like that.

Here. Here's your stupid necklace.

Now just go back to your lake house
and your credit cards and your family...

And leave me alone.

I can't go home. They kicked me out.


Emma, it's true.

I don't know how to explain it,

but ever since you left,
everything has gotten worse.

My life, no matter what I do,
is just wrong.

And that's my fault?
Maybe try making better choices.

I do.

I swear.

But every time I try,
it just blows up in my face.

It's like I'm cursed or something.

That's stupid.

It's true.

It's like my whole life is darkness and...

When you're around,
things are brighter.

Emma, please don't walk away again.
I'm begging you.

Please help me.

I'm done helping you, Lily.


I'm better off alone.



There she is!



Swan, watch it!


Hey! Hey!

You know. You know everything.
Did you know when we were kids?

- Of course not.
- But now?

Yeah. I learned it all.


Does it really matter?

It doesn't change anything.

You screwed me over
before we were even born.

I had no more say in what happened
than you did.

But your parents did.

And the minute I get to Story...

You lay a hand on them, I end you!

Emma, stop!

LILY: Yeah?

And how are you gonna do that
without your magic, Savior?



Your parents are monsters, Emma.

They banished me
and threw you in a wardrobe.

And now here you are,
ready to die for them

because you're so perfect.

The Savior.

Well, they deserve to be punished.

And there's only one way to stop me,
and you know it.




Of course it ends this way.

This just makes too much sense.

I'm just trying to stop you
from doing something you'll regret.

You can't.

Thanks to you,
I'm hardwired for bad decisions.

So, come on,
just put me out of my misery.

You know the truth.

We both know my life isn't worth saving.

And if you let me go,
I will destroy everything.

It's what I do.

So, come on, be the hero,

and end this right here,
before it even starts.


Come on, Emma.

Swan, put the gun down.

If you pull that trigger,

you will be the one
who ruins your life this time.

And Henry's, and your parents'
and everyone else's.

I have to protect them.

Then lower the gun.

Your parents need a hero,
not a murderer.

I'm already a murderer.

Cruella was an accident.

But if you cross this line,

the journey back isn't easy.
Trust me, I know.

This is what Gold wants you to do.

So don't!


You're better than this.

APPRENTICE: That's a lovely necklace.


APPRENTICE: Did you ever notice

how it complements
the birth mark on your wrist?

How did you know that?

I know about a lot of things, Lilith.

- Don't be alarmed, child.

I can see that you have many questions.

Fortunately, I have many answers.


About who you really are,

and why your life
has always felt so wrong.

And who am I?

A victim
of the unfortunate vagaries of fate,

for which, I'm afraid,
I am partially responsible.

In fact,

I shouldn't even be telling you this.

You're crazy.

You are not as responsible for
your own misery as you would believe.

The deck has been
stacked against you, Lilith,

and it's not your fault.

Everything you do will be harder,

and I owe it to you to let you know why.
I owe you the truth.

Okay, Yoda.

Enough riddles.

What's the truth?

Let's start with the necklace.

It isn't exactly a stone,

but it did belong to your mother.

Would you like to hear about her?


Why didn't you just kill me
when you had the chance?

I would've.

I like to think you wouldn't have.

Isn't that the whole point of Savior
and Anti-Savior?

Stop calling yourself that.

(SIGHS) Bad news from home.

I just lost my leverage over Gold.
We have to get to Robin Hood, now.


Still want me to?

Yeah, I'm not
pushing you away this time.


There you are.


Brought you dinner from Granny's.

Hey. Will, something wrong?


Belle, there's something
I need to show ya.


Is that...

Yeah. Yours.


It was Regina.

Why would she want my heart?

To use you as a pawn against me.

Okay. What are you doing here?

I wanted to be certain
that you got your, uh, heart back.

Wait, you two are working together?

We share one thing in common.

We both care for you.

Belle, I need to say something.

I'm not sure I wanna hear it...

Please... Please...
I'm not asking for forgiveness.

I spent every day of our marriage
deceiving you,

when I should have been trying
to make you happy.

And now it's too late.

My heart is nearly black,

and if I continue hurting you,

then there's no hope for me.


I'm gonna return this to you, Belle.

But he's the one who's gonna protect it,

because I've proven unworthy.


(WHISPERS) Goodbye, Belle.




Robin, open up!


Regina! What are you doing here?

I missed you.

And I you.

What's going on? Why are you here?

I can explain everything,
but first, where's Marian?

She's at the store. Why?

Good. Then there's time.

But we have to act fast.

What's this about?


We have to leave before she gets back.
She is not who she says she is.


She's my sister, Zelena.

The Wicked Witch? But she's dead!
We all saw that!

Somehow, she tricked us
and went back in time.

Robin, she went back

and she killed Marian.

She took her place to get back at me.

No. This is madness.

Robin, what's going on?

And what is she doing here?

It's over, Zelena. I told him everything.

What is she talking about?

And who's Zelena?

Regina, you're scaring Marian.

Good. Where's the magic?

You must've brought something
to make this glamour work.

Where is it, Zelena?

Show me or I will rip you apart
until I find it!

Regina, that's enough!

Look, I know
that this is hard for all of us,

but this is the new reality.
I'm with her! I'm with Marian.


not exactly.

Hello, dear husband.


What the hell was that?

That was magic.

Come on, Robin, we have to get
you and Roland out of here.

Robin, get Roland and let's go!

I think he still wants to stay.

Robin, what are you doing?
Get your son and let's go!

I can't.

Yes, you can.

Just come with me. Come on, let's go.

I'm sorry.

I can't leave her here.


Do you want to tell her,

or should I?

Tell me what?


She's pregnant.

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