Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 4, Episode 7 - The Snow Queen - full transcript

Emma captures the Snow Queen and interrogates her at the sheriff's station and Regina and Robin's relationship grows increasingly complex, as flashbacks detail information about the Snow Queen's life in Arendelle.



Ingrid! Hurry! It drifted over here!

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It's ruined.

No, it's not.

The ribbon is still beautiful.

It would look lovely in my hair.

No, Gerda.
It would look lovely in my hair.

- It was my idea.
- I saw the kite first.

I should have it.

I'm the oldest, after all.


So, one day I shall be queen.
And this is befitting a queen.

I see you've found my kite.

I'm so sorry, we didn't know.

But we didn't break it.
We found it this way.

It's all right. It wasn't worth much.

And besides, I've got my eyes
on a much bigger prize.

Such pretty royal princesses
will fetch an equally pretty royal penny.


- What are you doing?
- Don't even try it, little one.

Let my sisters go!




MAN: You're a monster.


- Ingrid.
- What's going on?

I don't know.
Stay back. I don't want to hurt you.

You saved us.

He called me a monster.

He was trying to take us.

He's the monster.

But look what I did to him.

Whatever you did, you had no choice.

But I had no control over it.

What am I supposed to do
if it happens again?

And how am I supposed
to be a queen?

What will happen
when people find out?

They won't find out.
It will be our secret.

No one has to know.

We'll help you figure out
how to control it.

Whatever it is.

You'll help me?

We're your sisters.
Of course we'll help you.

And we will never
look at you as a monster.

That's right, Gerda.

Everyone take a ribbon.
This is our sisterly pact.

As long as we hold these ribbons,
we will be there for each other.

We will never be alone.




Hello, Regina.

I told you it was best to stay away.

The only way Marian is going to live
is if you give her a kiss of true love.

I know.

Then why are you here?


I don't know.

My mind was in the forest,
but my heart took me here.


You have to save her.

Because it's the right thing to do?

Because she's your wife.

And seeing you here?

And hearing about
your conflicted heart?

It's torture.

For that I'm sorry.

But I can’t just
fall back in love with Marian.

Not when you're in my life.

Which is why I can't be in your life.

You're right.
But that doesn't change the fact that

I don't know what to do.


You need to forget about me,

and start thinking about her.


EMMA: Belle found something in here.
A spell.

It may be able to work
against the Snow Queen.

You don't mean kill her?

No, no one's killing anyone.
It'll just neutralize her powers. Maybe.

ELSA: Can you read this?

Elvish? No, I didn't even
see Lord of the Rings.

Never mind. Belle translated it.

It tells us how to enact the spell.

"With both hands, hold the candle
and then use your magic to light it.

"And then when you blow on it..."

Then barn!
She's right back to selling ice cream.

My guess is business will be down.

Maybe without her powers,
we can talk to her.

We can find Anna.
We can get some real answers.

Does your sister have magic?

No. I think that's why
the Snow Queen's so interested in you.


Does anyone in your family
have magic?


It's hard when they
look at you differently, isn't it?

They don't.

You're lucky.

Okay, should we try this?

I'm sorry. Should we try again?

Later. I have to meet Mary Margaret.
I'm supposed to babysit tonight.

Life goes on.

We'll find her.

It's okay. Go. I'll be here.

Goodbye, Alex

Goodbye, Neal

Goodbye, Phillip, it's time for us to go

ALL: Yay!

That wasn't so bad
for a first week, huh?

Okay, moms, next time,
we're gonna sing more songs.

So I've burned you all a CD.

- What's a CD?
- Oh.

She's new. Well, a CD player's
sort of like a music box.

There's one underneath
your TV here at Granny's.

I dare not touch that devil box.
I won't make that mistake twice.

Emma, you missed the Goodbye Song.

I got the gist of it from the title.
Is baby bro ready?

Yes. Oh, just a few things.
Uh, diaper bag, stroller, milk.

He sure has a lot of stuff.

Well, I wanted to give him everything.


Oh, Ashley, look at you,
the baby whisperer.

What can I say, I just took to it.

Now, if you need help
getting him to sleep,

just tell him he's gonna
turn into a pumpkin by midnight.

So, this is what you do here?

You give sleeping tips
and sing songs and...

Oh, it's more than just that.
It's like having a support group.

I mean, being a first-time mother
is not easy.

First-time mother?

Emma, of course
I'm not a first-time mother.

Well, you kind of are.
You've never raised a baby before.

You've just put one
through a magical wardrobe.


It's okay, I get it. It's all new for you.

This is exciting.
Mommy and Me classes

and songs and first steps.
It all must be really exciting.


The bottle.

Oh. Uh...

It's just, you know, magic.

I've been practicing to try
to capture the Snow Queen.

And I guess I must just still be
a little revved up.





Emma, there's something
going on at the clock tower.

There was a trail going upstairs.
A frozen trail.

The Snow Queen. ls she still up there?

Well, the trail goes up,
doesn't come down.

All right, I'll be right there.

The Snow Queen is in the clock tower.

I guess I'll have to take
a rain check on babysitting.


EMMA: Hey!


Emma! Now!


You did it.

Yeah, I guess I did.

You got me.

INGRID: Oh, Gerda, Helga,
you both look so beautiful.

Get up, Ingrid. Come on, join us.

It's better this way.

Father would be so pleased.

He only turns 70 once.
We should be united.

I'll wish him a happy birthday,

but we all know it's better
if I disappear before anyone sees me.

How many years can you do this?
How many years can you hide?

As many years as I am afflicted.

You're not afflicted.

- Don't you want to dance, have fun?

She's right. It's not good for
the future queen to be so elusive.

You mustn't always think the worst.

I'm thinking the best, for you.

Don't you have a suitor coming?

- And isn't he a duke, no less?

And aren't you going to
introduce him to Father?

I want you to meet him, too, Ingrid.


But for now, you're my sister,

and I don't want to risk
ruining a special moment for you.

Go. Both of you.
Have fun. I'll be all right.




Father, I would like you to meet
my new friend, the Duke.

An honor, Your Majesty.

Duke? What brings you to Arendelle?

I'm on a diplomatic mission.
Part of a semi-permanent envoy.

I shall be staying for quite some time.

Welcome to my kingdom.
Do you find it to your liking?

She's beautiful. Um, uh...

It's beautiful.

(CLEARS THROAT) Yes, I like it here.
It's lovely.

As is your daughter. I'm humbled she
would even consider a dance with me.

I mean, would she?

I would consider it.

It always starts with a dance.


- All right, Queenie, time to talk.
- Ooh.

You should get that looked at, Emma.

Oh, now you want to play nice?

With you two?

Don't you understand,
that's all I've ever wanted.

We don't care what you want.
Where is Anna?

She's alive. We know it.
We heard her heartbeat.

You heard her heartbeat?

From Bo Peep's crook.

Sounds like someone's grasping
at straws about their long-lost sister.

What happened to her?

I'm not sure you should care.

I told you, she's the one
who put you in that urn.

I have no idea why you'd
want to find someone like that.

Because she is my sister
and she would never do what you say.

Or she's your sister
and she couldn't handle what you,

what we are,
and she did exactly as I said.

- EMMA: Elsa! Please.

Take it easy.
She's getting under your skin.

Don't let your emotions
cloud your judgment.

If we want answers,
we have to be calm.

She knows what happened to Anna.

And we're gonna figure it all out.

You go help David and Hook try to
figure out how to take apart her mirror.

- I got this.
- Emma...

I got it.

Okay. Now it's just me.

Good. You're the one
I wanted to talk to anyway.

Yeah, yeah. I know.
You want me to turn to the dark side

and be your sister, buddy,
something-or-other. Not interested.

I'm so proud of you, Emma.

No, that's not gonna work.
I know that we have a past.

Which we're gonna get into.
But you're not gonna push my buttons.

I'm being completely sincere.

Use your superpower,
you'll see I'm telling the truth.

How do you know about that?

You told me. When you were a child.

What a lovely child you were.
I'm so grateful I got to know you then.

Don't talk to me like we're friends.

We're not friends, Emma, we're family.

I know that's what you want,
but whatever past we had,

the past you stole from me, I know
enough to tell you about the future.

And what you want?
It ain't gonna happen, sister.

Oh, but it Will.

You see, at the end of the day,

you'll understand that everything
that I've been saying is true.

And then you'll do the last thing in
the world you think possible right now.

Yeah, what's that?

You're going to let me go.


Now, then.

What would you like to talk about?


HENRY: Hey, Mom.
Could you help me with this thing?

Well, look at you all dressed up.

What's the occasion?

I'm getting married.

Work. With Grandpa. At the shop.

He said if I was gonna
learn the family business,

I'd have to represent
the family business.

Which would be fine
if it didn't also mean wearing a tie.

Well, I think you look very handsome.


So, what happened?

What do you mean?

You were tearing through the book
with your scary face on.

Did something happen
with Robin Hood?

No. I'm just...

I'm moving on.

Whatever he and I had, it's over.

I just need to let it go.

I'm sorry, Mom.

But the next time
a happy ending knocks on my door,

I'm going to be ready.

I'm not gonna
let this book stop me again.

From now on,

Operation Mongoose is my main focus.

We will find the author.

Good. And I have a few ideas about

where to look for clues
next in the shop.

Now get to work.

So, the spell of shattered sight.

Pretty impressive stuff.

What does it matter?
You've stopped me.

That's right. I did.
We know who you are.

We know what you're planning.

And we know that
for some sick, twisted reason,

you want Elsa and me
to replace your long-lost sisters.

Well, then. You have all your answers.
May I retire to my cell now?

No. I want to know why.

Why have you been
tracking me my whole life?

I was trying to protect you, Emma.

Is that what you were doing
in the foster home? Protecting me?

So why did you erase my memories?
Because they were just too good?

Every family has their ups and downs.

You see, no. You and I?
We are not family.

I have one of those, and it spans
three generations and 400 years.

Family isn't about blood.

It is a bond
far stronger than mere genetics.

Elsa and I are your real family.

Because we are the only ones like you,
we belong together.

The family that you think you have,
they may love you,

but they also fear you.

No, they don't.

You've never seen them
wince at your power?

You've never seen a twinge of panic
just behind their eyes? Not even once?

I find that hard to believe.

They love me for who I am,
including my powers.

I thought that once, too, Emma.

HELGA: Ingrid, you have to taste this.
The royal baker really outdid himself.

What are you doing?

I was hoping to be gone
before you returned.


You were perfectly fine
when we left you. What happened?

I went to the party.

You did?

We didn't see you there.

I saw you.

I watched you dancing and laughing.

You looked so vibrant and free.

I'm not meant for such things, Helga.
I've accepted that.

When I'm gone,

you'll both be able to have
the normal lives that you deserve.

Your compassion and strength

will make you
a wonderful leader, Helga.

(VOICE BREAKING) You are the queen
that Arendelle deserves.

Ingrid. Stop this right now.

I can't control my power.
It's too strong.

I don't wanna hurt anyone.

HELGA: Remember what
we promised, Ingrid.

We will never abandon each other.

I think I know someone who can help.

What did you say, Gerda?

I've heard whispers of a man,
a sorcerer,

who might be powerful enough
to control Ingrid’s powers.

Where does this sorcerer live?

He lives in a land called Misthaven.

And his name

is Rumplestiltskin.

This is what
we've been worried about?

Shouldn't it be shaking
or doing something evil?


It feels like just
a harmless looking glass to me.

I've found nothing to
counteract the spell yet.

Hey! Stop!

Do not look in that thing.
It'll make you see the worst in yourself.

It must be broken.
I've been staring at it all day

and I think I'm even more devilishly
handsome and charming than usual.


This isn't the same mirror.

Why would the Snow Queen
risk coming all the way out here

to plant a fake mirror?

Because she wanted to get caught.



Emma! Emma!


I can explain.

No need.

Another for me.

And one for Mr. Will Scarlet.

I really do want to
make amends, you know.

For what I did to you and
the Merry Men at Sherwood Forest.

You nearly got us all killed.

Nearly. Surely that's worth something?

Because of a woman.

And where is she now?

I'm sorry.

I chose my path.

Sometimes even when you win,
you lose.

I ever tell you about how I met Marian?

Only about three dozen times.

I stole her father's horse.

Three dozen and one.

I was just a two-bit thief in those days.

I didn't even need it. I already had
two horses back at the camp.

That night, you woke to
an arrow pointed at your head.

Her family, she said,
were poor farmers.

The little that they had was
held together by that prized steed.

I didn't say a word
as she rode off that night.

But the next day,
I returned to her cottage...

With two of your own horses
as a gift to her family.

And from that day forward,
you never stole for yourself again.

From that day forward, you only stole
from the rich, and gave to the poor.

She made me the man
that I am today, Will.

I need to remember that.

It wasn't easy for her, you know.

Living like an outlaw.

I asked her once how she gave up
everything to be with you.

Do you know what she told me?


She said, "There's good in him, Will.

"And when you see the good in
someone, you don't give up on them.

"Especially if they don't
see it themselves.

"And if you're ever lucky enough to find
true love, you fight for it. Every day."

You still believe that?

After everything you did for love?
Was it worth it?

Mate, if you find someone you love
enough to ruin your entire life for,

it's always worth it.

Okay, I've swept the floor. Twice.

Don't you think it's time I learned
something a bit more magical?

Well, Henry, today is your lucky day.

Because I'm going to give you a potion

that possesses the power to transform
something old into something new.

What kind of potion is that?

Furniture polish.

You can start in the back.

Don't touch anything you shouldn't.


Well, this kind of procession
never bodes well.

The Snow Queen iced over
the locks of the sheriff's station.

Emma's trapped inside with her.

We need your help, Rumple.
You must be able to get us in there.

ELSA: Please. Please.

How could I turn down
the pleas of my beloved wife?

After you.


All right, Crocodile. What's your game?

The last two villains that
came into town tried to kill you.

But you seem rather
unconcerned by this one.

Makes a man wonder
if you two have a history.

You can wonder all you like, dearie.

My history,

my business.

Ice powers, you say?

And snow.

My, my! How intriguing.
Such a rare gift.

Why would you ever want to give it up?

Perhaps I could interest you
in lessons instead?

No. I want to stop them.

We heard that you were the greatest
collector of magic in all the land.

You must have
something that can help.

Well, of course I do, dearie.

The thing I don't understand is

why you need me

when you already have
all the help you could possibly ask for.

What do you mean?

True love comes in many forms.

But the sisterly bond? Oh!

Worth its weight in magic.

My powers are too strong.
I need something to control them.

Well, if you insist.

Just remember. Love is free.

But all magic comes with a price.

These gloves can help
conceal your powers.

And stop them?

Well, only if you believe it.

Faith can be powerful.

But for those who lack it?

Well, sometimes
another solution is required.

Think of this as your failsafe.

If things get too chilly,
simply pop the top, and in you go.

All your powers will be contained

and all of the realms
shall be safe from you.

Problem solved.

I don't know how you do things
in Arendelle, dearie,

but here,
a deal requires an exchange of goods.

What I want is, uh...

These lovely ribbons. All three.

INGRID: Our ribbons?

But they're just silly little things
we've worn since we were children.

Sometimes, with enough love,

ordinary objects can come to possess
their own special kind of magic.

Ingrid, no.

We can't give them up. It's not right.

It's just a symbol.
It's not strong enough.

I need something that will guarantee
that I'll never hurt anyone again.

Like he said, a failsafe.

We are your failsafe, Ingrid.

Do we have a deal?

I'm sorry. It's not enough.

RUMPLESTILTSKIN: Deal! Deal, deal!

It's understandable you feel upset.

Now you think you know how I feel?

I know you better than
you know yourself, Emma.

Yeah, because you took,
what, a year from my life?

When you lived with me, you talked
about your parents all the time.

You were so angry with them
for giving you up.

They had a good reason for that,
I know that now.

It doesn't change the fact that
you felt unwanted for 28 years.

They didn't have a choice.

There is always a choice, Emma.
They could have kept you.

They could have figured out
something else. They could have tried.

They did what they could
to save an entire kingdom.

You were their only child.

And they used you to break a curse.
They're still using your powers.

That's not true.

Isn't it? How many times
have you saved them?

How often have you felt more like
a savior than their daughter?

And all it takes is one tiny mistake.

One accident.

And you and your powers
go from being

their salvation to their worst nightmare.

You don't know them. Or me.

I don't have to know you, Emma.

I've been you.
Different. Misunderstood. Alone.

And now?

They've chosen to have a new child.

And don't you think that
they thank their lucky stars every day

that he was born normal?

They love me.

You can't love somebody
you don't understand.

And do you know what happens when
people don't understand something?

They learn to fear it.
And then they look at it like a monster.

Shut up!

What did you do to me?


All I did is show you who you really are.

Well, make it stop.

I can't. It's you, Emma.

And it's beautiful.


What have I done?

DAVID: Emma! Are you all right?

- We were so worried.
- Wait!

Seems you didn't
need my help after all.

Swan, what did that monster do
to the sheriff's station?

The monster who did this was not
the Snow Queen. It was me.


Just keep your distance.

I don't know if I can control myself.
I don't want to hurt anyone.

- Swan!
- You should heed her words.

- Emma, we can help.
- Just stay away.

- Let me go!


Watch out!


- David!




Emma, wait. No, please, come back!

- Swan!
- Mom!

MARY: It's okay!





Ah, the golden crocus.

A mysterious flower that blooms
only for those who are willing to wait.

I don't believe we've had the pleasure.


You must be here for Helga.
I'll go and fetch her for you.

Yeah, I'd heard rumors
of this mysterious third sister,

- but I had to see her for myself.
- Oh.

The stories did not lie.

You are more beautiful and intriguing
than I could have ever imagined.

Did I say that out loud?


Of course I did.

Oh, you are enchanting.

Oh, no. Don't do this!

Helga will never know.

She loves you.

(SIGHS) But it's you that I want,
you mysterious flower.

The queen-to-be.

No. No, no, no, no. No. Get back!


What dark sorcery is this?

Stay away from me!

Please don't tell anyone.


This has to be our secret.

HELGA: Ingrid?

Ingrid, what's going on here?

Your sister started kissing me.

She told me she loved me.

And when I rebuffed her,
she tried to kill me with her magic!

No. Helga, no!

Thank you, Duke.

That is not the...

Thank you for showing me
what a liar and a scoundrel you are,

and for saving me the trouble

of considering taking your
worthless hand in marriage.

How dare you.

We shall see to it that your
diplomatic mission here is over.

And we shall send you
straight back to Weaselton.

It's pronounced "Weselton."

And I am its Duke,
and I do not take orders from you.

Believe me, when Arendelle
learns the truth about her,

they shall side with me.

Ingrid is my sister,
and I love her for who she is.

And so shall everyone else.


Is this why you hide her away
from balls and royal dinners?

Why no one has ever
laid eyes on this freak?

You are out of line, Weaselton.

Mock me all you want,

but the people deserve to know
what their future queen is.

Before I'm through,
all of Arendelle will know your secret.

And when they find out
how dangerous your sister really is,

you won't have to hide her any longer,

because they'll lock her up
and throw away the key.


Because that is the only fate
befitting a monster.



No! No! Helga!

Helga, no. Helga.


Please. I'm so sorry.

Helga. No!

I've... No! No! No!


What have I done?


Why am I getting a sense of déjà vu?

Regina. I have lived by
a code my entire life.

Steal from the rich and give to the poor.

Be truthful, righteous, and good.

I have tried to live by that code
every day of my life.

Then why are you here?

Because today
is not one of those days.

- Did you find her?
- DAVID: No.

We looked everywhere.
Which means only one thing.

She doesn't want to be found.

ELSA: I've been through this.

And I saw the same looks on
my loved ones' faces as Emma just did.

I saw fear.

David, we failed today.

When our daughter needed us most,
she looked in our eyes,

and all she saw was fear.

(SIGHS) This Snow Queen has some
mirror that turns us against each other?

Well, she doesn't need it.

Look at us.

We're doing it to ourselves.




Ingrid, what happened? Where's...

(SOBBING) I didn't mean to.

What did you do?

What did you do?

I was trying to stop the Duke!

It was an accident!
You have to believe me!

- You stay away from me. Stay...
- No.

Please. Please, don't be afraid.

We said that we would always be there
for each other. We made a promise.

I love you, Gerda.

Please, you have to help me.

Take my hand.

Please, take my hand.

You're all I have left.

Ingrid, you killed our sister.


You're a monster.

No, Gerda, no...

No! No!


PABBIE: Your face shows great tragedy,
my child.

I lost both my sisters today.

Oh, I am so sorry.

How did such a thing happen?

It's too painful to talk about.

But my pain has to be set aside.

We need to see that
Arendelle survives this.

Which is where I need your help.

I need a memory potion strong enough

to make all the realm forget that
Ingrid and Helga ever existed.

My father, the Duke of Weselton,

everyone within our borders
must forget.

Can you do this?


But, my dear, I must warn you,
the truth has a way of coming out.

One way or the other.

It mustn't.

The future of the kingdom
depends on it.

I will do this for you.


But this is strong magic
that you speak of.

And magic always comes with a price.

I'm fairly certain I've already paid it.

We shall see.


As someone who's created
many monsters in his time,

I am impressed by the number
you did on Ms. Swan.

I'm ready to make that deal.


You finally understand
what you didn't so many years ago.

I want my ribbons back.

Then you'll also understand that a deal
requires an exchange of goods.

And I'm no longer convinced
you have anything I want.

You still need one more thing
to cleave yourself from that dagger.

And how do you know about that?

I had that hat, longer than you.

I learned many things.

Among them,
the missing piece of your puzzle.

Give me my ribbon,
I'll tell you what it is.

You see, I've figured out your plan.

Storybrooke is a small town.

Too small for someone as powerful
as the Dark One

to be content.

Well, they did close down
that ice cream parlor I was so fond of.

You want to cleave yourself
from the dagger

so you can venture outside
Storybrooke without losing your power,

or your precious Belle.

You want, in short,
what all villains want.

And what's that?



And I want to give it to you.

What makes you so generous?

What you want is out there,

and everything that I want is in here.

Do what you want
with the rest of the world.

Storybrooke will be mine.

Do you want your answer?

You know I do.

Then we have a deal.

You first.

Tell me what I require.


Not only can I do that,

but I shall do it with great pleasure.

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