Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 5, Episode 10 - Broken Heart - full transcript

Hook's centuries old lust for revenge against Rumpelstiltskin is reignited. Destiny collides as the forces of light and dark are on a charged confrontation.

Previously on "Once Upon a Time"...

It was Excalibur. It was just a small cut.

A wound from it cannot be healed.

I can use the Promethean Flame

to release you from Excalibur,

and then I can tether
Hook's life to it instead.

[Straining] I'm not as strong as you are.

I've succumbed to darkness.

But our future.


I found this outside.

I suppose it's not the Dark One...

more like the Dark Ones.

Are you ready to learn what
else happened in Camelot?


But first we have to
take care of her.

Get on with it, Captain.

That squid ink's going to wear off soon.

Emma: Killian, please.

What are you doing?

You took my memories, Swan.

You tried to stop me
from knowing the truth.

And now I'm going to return the favor.


By the look on your face,

it would appear someone needs restraining.


No more magic for you.

Now, I assume, given my helpfulness,

you'll allow me to go about
my business undeterred.

As long as you don't get in my way,

I won't get in yours.

Ah. I like this new you.

Tell me, how does it feel to be a Dark One?

It feels like I've been reborn.



You're no less a coward.

- I want you to suffer.
- Just do it.

I promised you we'd have some fun first.

Emma, please!


Bloody Crocodile.

Not exactly, but I
understand the confusion.


That's not gonna work.

I'm not out here. I'm in there.

I am your guide... the voice in your head.

Save your speech. I know who you are.

All the Dark Ones in my head.

But it doesn't matter
I won't listen to you.

What if I told you that together,

I could get you the one thing

you've wanted for hundreds of years?

Your revenge.


That's right.

I saw what you saw,
dearie. I saw your pain.

And I can ease it.

Stick with me and you will finally do

what you never could before.

And what's that?

Why, kill me, of course.


I'll check the basement.

Regina: I'll get the upstairs.

Emma! Emma!

Emma. Hey.

What happened?

You turned Hook into a Dark One?

It was the only way to save him.

And you didn't think of the
consequences to everyone else?

I couldn't just let him die.

You can understand that.

Well, yes, but...

[Sighs] Now we have a bigger problem.

I know.

I didn't think any of this would happen.

I was trying to get rid
of the darkness for good.

You can't tell me, after
all Zelena's done to you,

your life wouldn't be
easier if she were gone.

I was doing you a favor.

Mary Margaret: Come on.

This is premeditated murder, Emma.

There had to be another way.
You should have come to us.

And risk losing someone else?

I thought the best way
to control the darkness

was to isolate myself.

But when I did that,
there was no one around

to give me hope or tell
me when I was being stupid!

Fine. You're being stupid. So stop it.

Right now, we have to clean up this mess.

No. We don't.

Give us back our memories.

Your dreamcatchers...

Regina can access them, can't she?

We can piece together
Hook's plan and stop him.

I'm afraid not.

Dreamcatchers you said were in the shed...

They're gone.

What the hell is Captain Dark One up to?

Belle: Emma turned you into a Dark One?

And now you've come for your revenge.

Hook: The thought had crossed my mind.

For this lovely piece of hardware,

I think I'll take your hand.

For Milah, your heart.

For filling Emma with the darkness...

hmm, I think your head
will do quite nicely.

So what are you waiting
for? Get on with it.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No.

I've been waiting
centuries for this moment.

And I really want to...

[Breathes deeply]

savor it.

Get your affairs in order, dearie,

for we duel at noon on my ship.

Where it all began.

Gold: How poetic.

But we both know this
weapon cannot kill you.

Ah, true. That sword can't kill me.

But this one... can.


You have it.


Well, now that it's whole,
it can no longer control me.

But it can... oh, oh, oh!... kill me.

All you have to do is take it from me.

So, what say you, Crocodile?

Shall we finish what we started?


Once a pirate, always a pirate.

As a man, Hook spent
centuries trying to kill me.

It makes sense that revenge
would be on his mind.

Why wipe my memory if he was

going to announce his plan anyway?

There must be more to it.

Yeah, well, even if there is,

we only have until noon to stop him.

And to save you.

What about Merlin's message?

He said this "Nimue" is the
key to stopping the Dark One.

Nimue was Merlin's true love.

And she was also the first Dark One.

I know.

How do we find out more about her?

Start your search with
the Dark One chronicles.

There are many texts that can help us.

As much as I appreciate
devotion to scholarship,

there is an easier way.

I am still a Dark One.

I can protect you, Gold.

You just have to take off the cuff.


You don't trust me.

Well, if the situations were
reversed, would you trust me?

So it's true. You're here.

Emma: Henry.

I need you to tell them it's
okay to take off this cuff.

It's the only way to figure it all out.



You lied to us... about
Hook, about everything.

Why should we trust you now?

Henry, I'm your mother.

Are you?

Because the mom I knew
wouldn't keep things from me.

I thought you were the one
person who would understand.

I thought you were the
one person I could trust.

So you can forgive Regina and Gold

for everything they've done, but not me?

They've changed.

They showed me they changed.

So did I.

When we first met, yeah.

But the minute things got tough,
you didn't come to anybody.

You decided that you would
figure it out on your own.

We were a team.

Operation Cobra. I remember.

But now you just want your dark magic back

so you can do it alone.

And I've seen what you do with dark magic.

Regina: He needs time, Emma.

Belle: We should really get to the library.

We've got a lot to do.

Regina: I have a stop to make first.

I'll meet you there.

Let me guess... I'm not invited.


We love you.

You don't trust me.

We don't trust the darkness.

Stay here and let us save you.

It's for the best.

Merlin: There's nothing we can do.

It's too late.

The vault has already forged
Hook as its new Dark One.

He went this way.

This way!

And then the tracks disappear.

We should split up, search the woods.

He's a Dark One.

He can transport himself anywhere.

So can Emma.

We've got to start looking somewhere.

Merlin: There's no time.

Of all the paths I
foresaw for your daughter,

I'm afraid that this was the darkest.

We should return to Granny's.

Even without my magic,

I still have enough ingredients
to make preparations.

I don't care how bad things got...

- Emma wouldn't hurt us.
- Maybe.

But this new Dark One,

we need as many allies as we can get.

Lancelot, your mother's
the Lady of the Lake.

Could she help us?

- Perhaps.
- Perhaps?


Merlin: Lancelot, you should go.

She does have great power.

The lake is but a
two-day journey from here.

It's worth a try.

And if I don't make it in time?

Well, then you get to spend

your last moments with your mother.

We were so close, Mary Margaret.

Emma was seconds away

from destroying the
darkness and ending this.

And Hook would have been dead.

She chose love, David.

And we would have done the same thing.

We'd share one heart

because we took the same
kind of risk that Emma took.

We save each other. That
is what our family does.

So have some faith in her.

I do.

I just hope her faith in Hook is justified.

What the devil am I wearing?

Why must Dark Ones dress like monks?

Yes, much better. I went leather as well.

Get out of here.

Try to ignore me. Bet you can't.

Talk all you want, spirit.
I know you're lying.

There's no way that I can get my revenge

when Gold's in Storybrooke and
I'm trapped here in Camelot.

Well, that's where
we come in, dearie.

Might I suggest a dark curse?

And crush the heart of the
one I love most to enact it?

No, no, no. I won't kill Emma.

Yeah, but there's always a loophole.

Killian! It worked!

- You're alive!
- Aye. It did.

After spending centuries
quelling my bloodlust,

you threw me right back into that darkness!

Job well-done, Emma!

Binding you to Excalibur
was the only way to save you.

Right, Excalibur.

And where is my shiny new tether?

I don't know. It disappeared
right after you did.


Isn't that convenient?

How long has he been with you?

You can still see him?

Sadly, yes. I mean, she's still a Dark One.

No matter how ineffectual she may be.

Don't listen to him.

He's not real. But I am.

I'm right here. Look at me.

That future you told me
not to be afraid of...

We can have it.

The house in Storybrooke.

I'm not afraid anymore.

I want it.

With you.

It's ours.

You just have to want it, too.

Aye, love, I do.

More than anything.




The demon's gone.

We can do this.

We can get the darkness
out of both of us for good.


By doing what I just did with you.

By going to those we love.


What's wrong? Aren't you coming?

I'm afraid my preparations for this battle

can't be found in a book.

Well, but this was your idea.

For you and the others,

there might be some
way to protect yourself.

For me...

I've spent an entire life
running away from battles.

Time to stop.

You don't have anything to prove anymore.

You saved me from Merida.

You're a hero now.

But that doesn't erase a
lifetime of cowardice...

nothing can.


I know that I've hurt
you in unforgivable ways.

But I also know that not wanting me to die

isn't the same as wanting to be with me.

So if I survive this, I
want to do better by you.

I want to love you in a
way I never could before.

With honesty and courage.

Let me be the man you deserve.

The man I swore on my
son's grave that I would be.

I... I don't know what to say.

Don't say anything.

If I win...

if I win, I go to the
well where we were married.

And if you meet me there,
I'll know how you feel.


The mayor told me explicitly
not to let you through.

Well, then, you're just doing your job.


Poorly, but you're doing it.

Kudos to you.

Not so fast, sis.

Sister, dear.

Thank you so much for
looking after my bundle of joy

while I was off being kidnapped.

But I've come to take her back now.

- Bye.
- Good luck with that.

Where's my daughter?!

[Chuckling] Did you really think,

after everything you've done,

we wouldn't protect that child from you?

She is my child!

She's also Robin's.

And you will never take her away from him.

You just can't stand,

that after a lifetime of
you getting everything,

it's finally my turn!

The only reason you have that baby

is because you killed Marian

and you deceived Robin

in the most vile way imaginable.

[Scoffs] Is that a compliment?

This insanity has to stop.


But I don't think it can.

Actually, I think maybe it can.

You know, when Regina
asked me to guard you,

the last thing I wanted to do
was be in the same room as you.

Now that we're here, this isn't so bad.

Emma: Put it down, Merida.

We both know you're not going to shoot me.

Oh, won't I? After
everything you've done to me.

Fine. I'd say an arrow to the
knee would do you right good.

Maybe me too.

Hook: Don't worry, love.


A broken knee is nothing on a broken heart.

Isn't that right, Swan?

What is this?

I expected to find you and the heroes

huddled over a mountain of books,

trying to figure out my terrible plan.

That's not why you're here.

You're here because you
still have feelings for me.

Oh, Swan.

Of course I still have feelings for you...


Hatred. Disappointment.

You don't mean that.

When you tethered me to Excalibur,

you opened my eyes.

And I now see you for
what you really are...

an anchor.

Ha! And I see clearly now

that you were nothing more

than a pretty blonde distraction.

But guess what, Swan? I am a free man now.

And you will never hold me back

from getting what I want again.

Hook... Killian...

Whatever deal you made to
get your revenge on Gold,

it's not worth it.

The darkness is using you.

It doesn't care what you want.

It only cares what it wants.

Well, you're only a pawn

if you don't know you're being used.

As long as I get what I want,

I don't give a damn about the rest.

And you of all people
should understand that.

Everything I did, I did for you.

Well, you see, that's your problem, Swan.

You're so afraid of losing
the people that you love

that you push them away.

And that's why you'll always be an orphan.

You don't need some villain swooping in

to destroy your happiness.

You do that quite well all on your own.

Why are you doing this?


I want to hurt you...

like you hurt me.

[Crickets chirping]


[Laughs] All right, enough distractions.

I am going to go scout our path.

I'll go replenish our water supply.

[Eerie whispering]

Oh, what the devil is that noise?

Rumplestiltskin: That's the sound
of the dagger singing to the sword.

And if you can hear it,

that means Excalibur is quite close.

No, it's impossible.
Emma said it disappeared.

Wake up, dearie!

Your lover's lying.

She has the sword.

Why would she lie to me?

So she can control you.

Not that she needs Excalibur.

She's quite good at
doing that all on her own.

What the bloody hell is
that supposed to mean?

You! Get out of here!

Oh, we were just talking about you.

Why don't you ask her yourself?

Ask me what?

Hook, what the hell's going on?

Emma, do you know where Excalibur is?

[Eerie whispering continues]


Rumple is manipulating
you. That's what he does.

[Panting] Are you lying to me?

I can hear it calling to the dagger, Emma.

Do you have Excalibur?


Did you use it on me?


No, of course not. I was never...

Then why not tell me the truth?

Are you afraid I was gonna ask you for it?

You never planned on
giving it to me, did you?

I did it to protect you.

You told me yourself

you were not strong enough
to resist the darkness.

Which is why I begged you not to turn me

into the bloody Dark
One in the first place!

But you went and did it anyway.

[Voice breaking] You were dying.

You know the worst part, Swan?

When your own mother

wanted to use the dagger to stop you

from crushing Merida's heart,

I'm the one that convinced her

that you needed to make
that decision yourself.

There's never been a moment
where I didn't believe in you,

where I didn't trust you.

But you clearly don't
believe in me anymore,

so how am I supposed to fight this?

- Killian...
- Don't.

[Sword clangs]

[Door opens, bell jingles]

Hello, Dark One.

Sorry the, uh, shop's in a bit of a mess

since you sent Merida here to kill Belle.

Forgive me if I don't offer you tea.

What can I do for you today?

Because I assume this
isn't just a social visit.

I need help.

To stop Hook,

I need to get everyone's
memories back, including my own.

And how do you plan on doing that?

Zelena and Hook used
squid ink to immobilize me.

There's still some left.

And you want me to use
this on him during our duel.

All I ask is that you last long enough

to occupy him while I steal
back the dreamcatchers.

Ah, yes.

But for that...

I don't need this.

This... is where that magic belongs.

What are you doing? You
can't beat Hook without it.

Well, my feud with the captain
predates you by centuries.

And if I am gonna beat him,
I'm gonna do it with honor.

And I will.

You're on a suicide mission.

[Scoffing] Oh, we'll see.

But my stakes... are me.

Yours are far greater.

Do you really think
you can win on your own?

I know I can.


Here's the thing about
confidence, Miss Swan...

It's great at starting a fight,

not so great at finishing one.

Good luck.

[Bell jingles, door closes]

Before we go in,

let me remind you that you
may have your powers back,

but I've also got mine.

What are we doing here?

Because if it's more lectures

about hope, decency, and redemption,

I can save you the trouble
I've heard it all.

[Baby coos]

- Zelena.
- Zelena: Did you miss me?

Told you. Once you go
green, you'll never go queen.

- Regina...
- [exhales sharply]

We talked about this.

Oh, couples therapy?

I should imagine you two need that now.

Let me remind you of something.

As wicked as you may think you are,

you're not even in my league.

I've spent so many years doing terrible...

Terrible things beyond your imagination.

But you know how I turned it around?


It took having a child...
that unconditional love...

it made me my best self.


And I'm hoping that kind of
love will do the same for you.

Make no mistake, Zelena,

we are never gonna
be a family, the three of us.


But Regina and I have agreed

you are her mother.

So against our best instincts,

we still have hope for you. So...

You can visit with our child

as long as one of us are present.

[Baby crying]

There, there, my little green bean.

There, there.


I'm your mommy.


[Baby coos]



Mom. You escaped?

And for good reason.

I know how to figure this all out.

I need your help. I need you to trust me.

I told you...

I know, I know, and I heard you.

I really heard you.

I am not asking you to remove my cuff.

Then how are you gonna do it without magic?

I'm gonna do it with help. With you.

Hook stole the dreamcatchers.

He took my memories, too,

which means I must know something.

If we can get it back, I can help everyone.

And, kid...

no one was ever better at figuring out

how to break a spell than you.

Operation Cobra, remember?

A locator spell.

There's one at Grandpa's shop.

All I need is the stuff you
used to make the dreamcatchers.

It will take us to the others.

So you will help me?

I just need one more thing.

What's that?

A name.

Operation Cobra, part II?

That'll do.

Emma: Killian?



[Crickets chirping]


Dark One, I summon thee.


I'm sorry. I didn't know
how else to get you here.

You could have given me a choice.

We need to talk about this.

Do you have any idea how it feels

to not be in control of yourself?

The last time a Dark One controlled me,

I had to watch as
Rumplestiltskin almost killed you.

I had to kneel, powerless,

while he almost crushed my heart!

I know exactly how it feels!

All my life, everyone I loved abandoned me!

- I didn't abandon you.
- I know.

But I was about to lose
you to the darkness.

When I'm scared, that's
when my walls go up.

That's when I stop trusting
the people around me.

You know this.

It doesn't make it fair, Swan.

Killian, wait!

Ugh! I didn't mean to do that.

Aye, but you did... and that's my point!

That's not why I called you here!

I called you here because
I do believe in you!

I do trust you to control your own fate!

It's yours if you want it.


We are going to get the
darkness out of both of us.

We are going to do it together.


I promise you,

I will never try to control you again.

I love you.


It's just I'm usually the one
that has to say that first.

Yeah, well...

I love you, too.


I wasn't sure you'd show.

And miss my chance to take your other hand?

No, this won't do.

This has to be a fair fight.

I can't have your surviving family members

blame this loss on your limp.


It's been centuries since
I stood here a mortal.

Oh, you mean when I took Milah?

I remember thinking that day,

what type of sad little man

is too afraid to fight for his own wife?

Yeah, well, I'm not afraid anymore.

I know I have to fight
for the people I love.

Don't you mean die
for the people you love?

We shall see.

[Metal clashing]

There you are!

We've looked everywhere for you.

Snow White: Emma. What happened to you?

Are you okay?

For now.

It looks worse than it is.

- Are you sure?
- Hook: Aye.

We're ready to get the sickness
out of us. Where's Merlin?

He's inside.

Well, let's get on with it, then.

I'll go get him. Wait here.

If you're receiving this message,

then things are worse than I feared.

There is only one person

who can help you defeat the Dark One now.

Her name is Nimue.

If you want to destroy the
darkness, then you must...

[Bell jingles]


The Dark One's found me already.

[Lock clicks]

Heard you preparing for
the worst-case scenario.

I'm sorry, mate. It's already here.


Careful, dearie.

That's the oldest heart in all the realms.

Let's cut it open and count the rings.

You're too late.

I've already left a message for the others.

Well, they can't do anything to stop me.

- Not while I have this.
- Excalibur.

What do you want?

My revenge. And for that,

I need to get back to Storybrooke.

Do you want to cast a curse?

It's not possible.

Not without crushing the heart
of the thing you love most.

Which is why I
am not going to crush it.

But someone else will...

someone who might actually
have feelings for you, dearie.

And that's not me.

But it is me.

- Nimue.
- Remember?

I am all Dark Ones.

It's romantic, isn't it?

After all that's happened between us,

you're still the thing I love most.

And I do love you.

I always have.

But you're not really here.

Hook: Aye, mate.

But she is.

She lives in all Dark Ones.

So when I crush your heart, so will she.

[Groaning, grunting]

Oh! [Chuckles]

We can do this all day.

But until you have Excalibur,

it won't make a lick of difference.

They say the first cut is the deepest.

Well, they lied.

This is it. You put them here.

Makes no sense.

Why would Hook keep the dreamcatchers

where we could so easily get to them?

Because we can't get to them.

He knew I wouldn't have magic.

He's toying with me, tormenting me.

Good thing the locator spell

wasn't the only thing
I took from Gold's shop.

Call me an optimist,

but I was hoping I'd have to use it.

Henry, are you sure?

You didn't have to include
me in this operation,

but you did.

You didn't try and do it alone.

If you're willing to take
that first step back, so am I.

I will make it up to you.

You want to start by saving the day?

[Bell jingles]

You were playing me the whole time.

Once you lied about
Excalibur, all bets were off.

I knew it was just a matter of time

before you tried controlling me.

And now no one will ever control me again.

Go back from whence you came.

Back to stone.

I don't understand.

Why are you helping him get his revenge?

Nimue: Don't be naive, Emma.

Dark Ones never do anything

without getting something in return.

- What do you want?
- You're a Dark One.

You know what we want. You want it too.


You can't.

Yes, we can.

And we will.


Your revenge is not your happy ending.

I am.

You told me that.

If you destroy this heart,

you will destroy your
happy ending along with it.

No, Killian Jones told you that.

Your lovesick puppy dog.

But that man died

the moment you turned him into a Dark One.


Well, I have to hand it to you, Crocodile.

You lasted a lot longer than I expected.

If you'd fought me with
such vigor back in the day,

I might have given you your wife back.

Soiled, but returned.

What are you waiting
for, pirate? Finish him.

Well, get on with it, Crocodile.

There's nothing I'd like
better than to run you through.

But I think... I think
I'd rather let you live,

knowing for the rest of
your life that I bested you.


[Sword clangs]

[Birds chirping]

Belle: You... you did it!

You won.

And you came.

Oh, Belle, I'm so glad you're here.

I'm ready to do this right,
put the past behind us.


[Exhales sharply]

This isn't easy for me.

I love you.

And some part of me will always love you.

But you've broken my heart too many times.

There's just too much broken trust.

But I've changed.

My heart is pure now.

Yeah, you... you have, and it is.

You're... you're the man

that I always hoped you would be.

Then why are you doing this now?

Now we have a chance to make this work.

I don't know that I want to make it work.

But I do know that if I'm
gonna try and figure that out,

I need to do that on my own.

I can't...

I have spent too many years
trying to mend your heart.

Now I-I need to protect mine.

Belle, please.


Oh, don't take it too bad.

I mean, he died for a good cause.

I'm sorry.

Rest in peace.

It's over, Emma.

I told you I would never abandon you.

I'm not going to start now.

I'm sorry, love.

Once a curse has been
enacted, you can't stop it.

Yes. I might not be able to stop it...

but I can make you forget why you cast it.


And that you were ever the
Dark One in the first place.


Clever, dearie.

When you wake up, you'll
be the man you were.

The man I love.

The man who loves me.

Ah, you'll have to do more than that

if you want him to forget
he was ever a Dark One.

I know.

I need to erase the memories

of everyone who knew...

that I turned Hook...

into a Dark One.

Rumplestiltskin: Right.

Because no one could possibly understand.

Why trust your family to help

when you can do it all yourself?

This was my fault.

I'm the one who's going to fix this.

By using dark magic to add
a memory wipe to the curse.

But you won't like where it leads.

Or worse...

you will.

[Thunder rumbling]

[Thunder crashes]

[Horse whinnying]

How did this get back here?


What is that?

Dark magic.

Extremely dark magic.

Merida: And we're meant to believe

you're gonna give back our
memories, just like that?

Henry: We can trust her.

Can we?



Emma, what's wrong?

I remember.

I know what he's doing. I know
what they are doing.

Congratulations. You
didn't completely fail.

You returned from your duel

with exactly the right
ingredients for our plan.

The blood of a man who'd
been to hell and back.

Rumplestiltskin has
done what few can claim.

He died, and then he returned.

This pond holds a portal
to the underworld itself.

This is where the fury tried
to drag Robin Hood to hell.

I thought the portal only appeared

when the moon reaches its zenith.

Yes, for a fury.

But it's always existed, dearie.

You just have to know how to open it.

Bloody hell.

That's exactly where that came from.


We're here.

All of us, as promised, in the flesh.

And now it's time to get to work,

to do what Dark Ones do best...

snuff out the light.

Welcome to Storybrooke, love.