Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 4, Episode 9 - Smash the Mirror: Part 2 - full transcript

As everyone races to stop Emma from giving up her powers, Robin finds a clue that could point Regina to the elusive author of the storybook.

Previously on
Once Upon A Time...

It's a magical storybook
which we're all written into.

This book, could change
Regina's future for the better.

She locked me in here.

We're going to sneak you
out of here,

and then steal back the urn
and then trap her inside it.

I can help you.


My magic is hurting people, Gold.
People I love.

I need you
to help me control it.

You meet me here at sundown.

I'll have everything prepared.

Remember the urn?

It had the power
to limit your magic.

The dust won't last long.

When I escape,
there will be a terrible price to pay.

Once Upon A Time: "Smash the Mirror (2/2)"
Season 4 Episode 9

Original Airdate Nov. 16, 2014

He looks peaceful.

Though you should probably
look into hiring some new guards

when this is all over.


Now, are you sure you're
gonna be okay down here?

Yes, it's not as bad as it looks,

except for the dankness and
the darkness and the mice...

Who are cute, when they're
not scurrying over your toes.

But I have shoes.

I promise, I'll be fine.

And I promise I won't be long.

As soon as I return to the palace,

I'll tell Ingrid you're to be banished

and that she's to see to
your punishment personally.

Then when she comes down here,
I'll surprise her with the urn.

Not like a party... "surprise!"

Something more dour to match
the occasion, like, "surprise."

What if something goes wrong?

I should come down here,
too, just in case.

No, you need to be as
far away as possible.

We don't want you getting
trapped in the urn by mistake.

Please don't worry.

I promise... everything
is going to be fine.


How was that?

I'd have done it different.

Well, I'm afraid you
won't get the chance.

You see, I was hoping

that Elsa would believe
the lies I told her,

but I knew I had to be
ready in case she didn't.

It doesn't matter.

You'll never turn us
against each other.

"Never." That's a strong word.


Stay back.

Wherever you're headed,
turn around and go home.

You are in great danger.

Gonna listen to you about
danger? Get out of my way.

My sweet girl, I am not the
one that you should fear.

Rumplestiltskin is.

Whatever he's promised
you, it's a lie.

How do you know he
promised me anything?

So I was right.

You mustn't trust him, Emma.

He doesn't do anything
unless it benefits him.

He doesn't care about you.

He would kill you to
get what he desires.

You know what I think?

The fact that you don't
want me to go means something.

It means I'm going.

I won't let you.

You're not gonna hurt me. You need me.

Don't do this.

What the...?

You're not here.

If I could be, I would.

I'm trying to protect
you, and that is the truth.

I don't care what you
say. That's the truth.

How's Henry?

Reading comic books.
Refusing to sleep.

So, I think okay.

Or at least his version
of a brave face.

Thank you, by the way, for earlier.

He has enough problems

without bringing my
mess of a life into it.

By "mess," do you mean Robin Hood?

Did you guys, uh...

Oh, come on, Regina. You
don't need to be ashamed.

Well, I know I don't
have to be, but... I am.

Is everything okay?

What are you doing here?

Well, shouldn't someone
be out looking for Emma?

Didn't Mary Margaret tell you?
She called.

She figured out a way
to get rid of her magic.

Get rid of it? And
you're okay with that?

We support our daughter.

We're not talking about an
old pair of Jimmy Choos here.

Tell me you're joking.

It may seem drastic,
but it's the only way

Emma can be sure never
to hurt anyone again.

This could be the worst
idea you've ever had,

and you hired the wicked
witch as your nanny.

Well, we actually think
it'll be good for her.

We... she could be normal.

Let me ask you something.

Do you know what I regret most?

Countless innocent
lives you destroyed?

That I didn't support Henry
when he realized he was special.

You of all people should remember.

'Cause you started it all

when you gave him that storybook.

It opened up a whole world for him.

But I was so scared of losing him...

That I tried convincing
him he was crazy...

and that being normal
would make things better.

Thankfully, he had the
good sense not to listen to me.

Regina's right.

David, we've been
rationalizing, and you know it.

We cannot let her take away
what's special about her.

I know.

Well, then let's go get her.

Regina, your locator potion...

it's gone.

Where's Elsa?

I'm sorry.

Elsa won't save you.

You don't know her. You don't know me.

But I do. We're a lot alike.

We had families,

but we both grew up in this
palace, isolated and alone.

I liked to go to the library
and bury myself in a good book.

My favorite was an ancient Norse
legend... The Trolden Glass.

Perhaps you read it.

Of course I did. I read
everything in there.

Tell me what you remember.

Giving a book report would be
a lot easier if you'd let me go.

The other option is I kill you.

It's about a Norse king

who had a beautiful
daughter he loved dearly.

- Go on.
- He wanted his daughter

to be able to see the
beauty he saw in her,

so he had a mirror
made for her birthday.

But the day before it, she died,

so instead of reflecting her beauty,

it reflected the ugliness
of his pain and sorrow.

Very good. What happened then?

- It's been awhile, okay?
- I don't remember every detail.

Well, I do.

He was so devastated,

he decided his kingdom
should share his pain.

So he spent years
harnessing dark magic,

used it on the mirror,

and cast a spell over
his entire kingdom.

It made his subjects

see only the worst in
the ones they loved.

And they turned on each
other, destroying themselves.

What does that story
have to do with anything?

You were in my room. I'm
sure you saw the mirror.

This is just a small piece of it.

I spent years gazing into that mirror,

but all I saw reflected
back at me was pain,

just like the Nordic king.

You're going to cast that spell.

The spell of shattered sight.

It would take an entire lifetime
to cultivate enough power

to cast a spell over
an entire kingdom.

Luckily I only need
to cast it over you.

You're sure these are from her bug?

Oh, yeah, she definitely
spun out here, and then...

She got out of the
car and got back in.

Anyone else out here?

No. It's just her footprints. Come on.

These are so fresh, we
can carry on on foot.

She can't have gone far.

So, before we were interrupted,

you were telling me about Robin Hood.

Oh, there's not much to
tell. It's not gonna work out.

It's the story of my life.

Whatever's working
against my happiness

is more powerful than I am.

Why does it have to work against you?

Look at me and David.

We have faced impossible
odds numerous times...

often because of you...

And yet we've always worked out.

You know why? Because we have hope.

You get a quarter from
the hope commission

every time you say that word.

Admit it.

I'm serious.

Well, it's easy for you
to say... you're a hero.

Whenever you need help,

it just magically shows
up, like Henry's book.

Yeah, I think that when you do good,

the universe takes care of
you. That's why it showed up.

Well, it doesn't really matter why.

Your wishes are rewarded.
Mine are crushed.

Well, I refuse to believe

that happiness is impossible
for you to achieve.

You've come too far.

And, yes, you may be
sleeping with a married man,

but guess what... so have I.

Well, I've done far worse than that.

Which doesn't mean that
you can't earn forgiveness,

a chance at grace.

I have to believe that.

If you do good hoping to be redeemed,

is that... really good?

Maybe evil is born...

And that's just who I am.

Regina... you saw me grow up.

You know how selfish and
shallow I could be as a child.

You know what I've done since.

You have literally seen my heart.

You know it's not untouched.

You are not all evil,
and I'm not all good.

Things are not that simple.

Well, whoever's guiding all
this seems to think it is.

You're the hero, and I'm the villain.

Free will be damned.

It's all in the book.

And we both know how it plays out.

Mm, maybe, but maybe not.

Your stories went poorly
because you made bad choices.

But now you're making good ones.

It may not happen as
quickly as you want, but...

If you stay the course,
your happiness will come.

You honestly believe that?

It doesn't matter what I believe.

What matters is that you do.

She's really something, all right.

If Evil Queens are your
type, which I get.

You're still together, then.

That is not relevant.

Hey, no judgments here, mate.

I was the one who told
you to follow your heart.

I just want her to be happy,

even if she thinks that's impossib...




"1988 Mercedes-Benz
560SL repair manual."

All due respect, I'm
beginning to think

your magic-library
theory might be a tad off.

Any book we want is hardly
gonna be stacked beside...

"The cat in the hat."

Why would a cat want a hat?

I've seen stranger.


This wasn't here before.

What wasn't here?

I'm not sure.


What is it?

I need to reach Regina.

Hello. Who is this?
Regina, it's Robin.

I've just found something
that you have to see right now.

Right now? I'm... I'm sorry,
but I'm in the middle...

Go. We've got this.

He found something.

Maybe hope worked.

Well, if it did, I owe you a quarter.

I'll be right there.

Hello? Gold? You here?



Gold, you in there?!

There's no need to shout.

I'm right here.

You'll forgive me if
I keep my distance.

It would appear your powers

are growing increasingly
out of control.

Yeah, it was a rough night.

So, what do I need to do?

I've already cast the
spell inside that room.

All you have to do is...

Step through the door.

Is something wrong?


I ran into the Snow Queen.

Did you?

Well, sort of.

It was a projection or a hologram,

or I don't know what it was.

She said I shouldn't do this,
that you were trying to hurt me.

All right, so now we know

who doesn't want you to
do this... the villain.

Sounds like an argument for
it, but maybe that's just me.

That's what I said.

But you still have doubts.

Do you blame me?


Is it safe? Will I be okay?

No magic is without risk,

even magic used to take away magic.

Look, this is very much your choice.

And, of course, it was also your idea.

But it's gonna stop me
from hurting people.

That much I can promise, yes.

What would you do?

I wouldn't go in there for anything.

What? Why?

Because, Emma, I'm not like you.

I'm a man who makes wrong
decisions, selfish decisions.

But you spent all that
time looking for Neal.

You sacrificed yourself
to save the town.

You married Belle.

And each time, I meticulously
undid all the good.

Neal is still gone, the
town is still in danger,

and Belle, for better or
worse, she knows who I am,

and that's the man who
always chooses power.

She believes you can change.

And I love her for that.

But I fear she's quite likely wrong.

But you, Emma?

You don't need to change.

Because you do the right thing.



Thank you.

Of course.

We have no choice.


Watch your step, captain.

The terrain's a little
rough around here.

Get out of my way, Crocodile.

I'll die fighting

before I let you use
that bloody hat on Emma.

Death can wait.

How about before you depart,

I'll treat you to a front-row seat

and we can watch her
use that hat on herself?


Oh, and, uh... In case
you were counting on

Emma getting your message...



I'm not one for loose ends.

Don't worry.

You'll get over her...

Just like you got over Milah.

How many centuries did that take?

Oh, it matters not.

This might even add
a little fuel to your fire.

Don't tell me you haven't
missed the taste of vengeance.

She's mother to your grandson, Gold!

Don't do this.

I wish I didn't have to.

But I need miss Swan.

Surely you understand that.



Oh, thank goodness you're safe.

At first, I couldn't find Ingrid.

And ever since, I've
been worried sick.

I suppose I should be grateful.

Did everything go all right?

You seem upset.

What's all this?

Oh, I wanted to surprise
you with something special.

It's all chocolate.

I'm afraid the ice
cream's long melted now,

but I can make you more if you'd like.

That's just like you...

Thinking some food and fancy jewelry

can make up for everything
you did to me.

Everything I did to you?

Anna, what are you talking about?

It all came back to me

when we were in the
east wing of the palace,

how you ignored me
for all those years,

left me to wander this
place like a ghost.

Is this a joke? Because of my ruse?

Because if you're
trying to get back at me,

Anna, it isn't funny.

Do you want to know the worst part?

You let me believe
it was all my fault,

that I had done something wrong.

How can you say these things?

We promised we'd never be like this.

What's happened?

I've come to my senses.

Anna, no!

Oh, this isn't you.

- It can't be.
- I'm afraid it is.

Ingrid, you're not...
in an urn. No.

Fortunately, I have a
chance to show you

that I am the only one who
will ever understand you.

Anna never will.

This is because of you.

You used your magic to
cast a spell on her.

Yes, but a spell that
reveals her true feelings,

even if she wasn't able
to admit them before...

Her deepest, darkest emotions
now brought into the light.

You wouldn't even talk to me.

"Go away, Anna. Go away, Anna."

You were supposed to be my sister!

I am your sister.

Anna, please, put the down the urn.

She won't listen to you, Elsa,

just like your mother
wouldn't listen to me.

The only way to stop her
is accept who you truly are.

Use your powers on her.

No. I won't give up on my sister.

Do it, Elsa! Freeze her! No, I won't.

I won't hurt my sister.

Do it!

Do what you will,

but know that no matter
what, Anna, I love you.

Wait. What?



What did you make me do?

You foolish girl.

This is all your fault!

Stay away from her!

Oh. Here comes the noble hero.

I know that look in your
eyes... in both of your eyes.

Just let her go.

Eventually, everyone
sees me as a monster.

Maybe it's time to embrace that...

And be one.


You will accept who
you are one day, too.

And we will find our third sister,

no matter how long it takes.

Emma, stop!

Elsa, what the hell
are you doing here?

You have to leave now.

I'm sorry. I won't let you do this.

My powers are out of
control. There's no other way.

- Please, go, now.
- No.

You didn't give up on me

even when you nearly froze
to death in that ice cave,

so I'm not giving up on you now.

I know how scary it is,
hurting someone you love.

I've lived in fear of
that my entire life.

But giving up your magic
is not the answer.

There is another way.

Yeah, you told me all about
how Anna's love saved you,

and that's great, but guess what.

My version of that with
Henry didn't work.

This is all I have left.

I was wrong.

It wasn't just Anna's
love that saved me.

What are you talking about?

When I landed in this strange town,

I was certain that
without Anna, I was doomed.

But I got control over my
powers again without her.


I didn't really know until today,

until the same thing happened to you,

and then it finally hit me.

It's not only Anna's love
or Henry's that can save us.

They accept us for who we
are, and that's important.

But it's not enough. It's on us, too.

You have to love yourself,
Emma, the good and the bad.

The only way to ever truly
be in control of your powers

is to embrace them.

Because this...

This is who you are.

What are you doing?

It's time to stop being afraid.

But this could kill you.

I'll take that risk if you will.


Well, I'm guessing she
didn't go through with it.

So sorry.

Oh, but I do love the
look of loss on your face.

I may not have the savior, pirate.

But I assure you, today
won't be a complete loss.

I need to fill that
hat with power, yes,

but that was only
part of the equation.

Because I need something
else, a secret ingredient,

one I didn't know about...

Until an associate clued me in.

A heart.

Well, if you need my
help procuring it,

know the only help I give
you is with your demise.

Oh, you're gonna help me, all right.


You see, this spell

is gonna finally separate
me from the dagger

so it no longer holds power over me.

But to cast it...

I need the heart of someone special,

someone who knew me
before the dagger...

Before I was the Dark One.

Unfortunately, everyone
who fits that description

is already dead, but one still lives.



As luck would have it, dearie,
you're my oldest friend.

Get on with it, then.

Just do it.

Oh, no. I promised you
we'd have some fun first.

You're gonna do everything I say

because you're my puppet now.

You're gonna find another way

to fill that hat with
the power it needs.

And then? Then I'll kill you.

I see someone's been practicing
their rock-troll memory magic.

Quite impressive, dearie.

You know, I-I prefer
her better this way.

More cooperative. Less mouthy.


But this?

This was much lovelier
when it was around her neck.

You know... when she was breathing.

What do you want, Rumplestiltskin?

Just an old trinket your frozen
niece stole from me... a hat.

I haven't seen it.

Ooh, lying is so un-queenly, Ingrid.

Where is she? Give her back...

Careful, dearie.

You're not the only one

who knows how to hide
something of value.

We wouldn't want it
lost forever, now would we?

Though I'm curious why you took
memories from that poor girl.

I mean, you would have thought

being trapped inside a bread
bin was punishment enough.

She learned more than
she was meant to.

I wanted us to have a fresh start.

Don't we all, dearie? Don't we all?

You know, uh... I'm
gonna make you a deal...

an urn for a hat, as simple as that.

And just to make it easy for you,

when you "find" the
object of my desire,

just say my name three times,
and I shall come to you.

See you soon!

Swan! Are you all right?

She didn't do it. She
didn't take away her magic.

Wow, I've never seen people so happy

about me not doing something.

We'll find another way to defeat
the Snow Queen... together.


Mm. Easy, tiger, we've got company.

I didn't know you were
such a fan of my magic.

Why would you say that, Swan?

I'm a fan of every part of you.

Are you all right?

Of course, love. Why?

If you look at me any harder,

you're gonna drill a hole in my head.

I'm just relieved.

You should go outside.

I have a feeling there
are a lot of worried people

who will be glad to see you.

I got here as fast as I could.

What's so important you
couldn't say over the phone?

I'll show you in a second.

But first, you remember this?

Uh, the book you
apparently stole from me?

Yes, I remember it quite well.

You knew I was a thief
when you met me.

All right, so, tonight,
I came here looking,

trying to find a clue
towards that author...

towards your happy ending.

In the public library?

Robin, my happy ending is not
a Stephen King book-on-tape.

Hang on. But then the
strangest thing happened.

I found something.

Is this... Us?


Inside the pub.

I don't understand.
This isn't what happened.

Is this from the book?

23... Page 23.

Is it missing from the book?

No. No, it's already there,
and it's you leaving me.

This goes in the same place.

This is the meeting that we never had.

What does it mean?

It means that your fate could
have gone many different ways.

It means you're not doomed to suffer.

There's a bright future
for you around every turn,

even if you miss one.

Well, where did you find it?

Is there another book? What shelf?

No, it was in my satchel.


Not at first. It wasn't
there when I left.

It... appeared.

Like magic.

It's a sign.

And you can take it
however you want, but to me,

it's showing you possibility... hope.

That's not something that would
ever happen to a villain, is it?

What is it?

I owe someone a quarter.



- Rumplest...
- Stop!

I have traveled far to find you.

Why are you conjuring the Dark One

when you have a deal
with the sorcerer?

Do you doubt he can
find the sister you seek?

No. But I lost the one
that I already had.

You told me you were a patient woman.

Happy endings can take
a long time, but they do happen.

Does that mean you found a match?

The sorcerer did locate a
third magical sister, yes,

and she... will be a perfect match.

What do you mean, "will be"?

Therein lies the catch.
She is not born yet.

How does the sorcerer know something

that hasn't happened yet?

He knows many things.

For example, he knows
that if you deliver that hat...

To the Dark One, you will
never find your happy ending.

But if I give it to you...

I will?

You will find this third sister

and be reunited with
the one you've just lost.

This door will lead
you to a new land...

Where your happy ending awaits.

Just hand over the box,
and I will open it for you.

You said that the sorcerer
doesn't make deals...

Especially with people like me.

Why is he doing this now?

The hat is important to him.

And sometimes, people surprise you.

Now take this.

When the time comes...

It will lead you to your third sister.

Hey, yo! Hold up!

Emma! Did you do it?

- Oh.
- I didn't, thanks to Elsa.

I'm so, so glad. Just...
Please don't change.

I don't want to.

We love you, no matter what.

I know.

Hey, kid. How are you?

Just glad you're okay.

So, your magic... are
you in control of it again?



Mom, when did you get that?

I don't know.

Emma, what's happening?

It won't come off.

Mine won't, either.

- Aah.
- I feel it, too.

It's like it's funneling all
my magic away, like it's...

Harnessing it somehow.

Any idea what this is?


But I have a pretty good
idea where it came from.

You look disappointed.

Miss Swan did not
behave as I had hoped.

Did you have a hand in it?

Of course not.

My hands were trapped
here the entire time.

Although, as you said,

the urn dust didn't last long at all.

I'd keep my distance if I were you.

You really don't understand
what's happening, do you?

I wasn't the one who saved Emma.

Elsa was.

They really are quite wonderful
together... like sisters.

Your strange fixation really
holds no interest for me.

Oh, but it should.

And it will.

You see, these ribbons
were of no use to me

until this moment.

They can bond
Three magical sisters together,

but only if all of us
are a perfect match.

And what makes for this perfect match?

When all three have
embraced their powers,

which we now have, thanks to you.

Now I wield the magic
of my three sisters.

Now my mirror is complete.

And with this power,

I can finally cast a spell
over all of Storybrooke.

I could probably even defeat you

and decorate this place
with your bones.

Shall I try?

Dearie, I warn you... do
not overestimate your power.

And I warn you... don't
underestimate it.