Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 5, Episode 12 - Souls of the Departed - full transcript

The mission to rescue Hook from the Underworld turns out to be more difficult than expected as the heroes encounter souls with unfinished business.

Previously on
"Once Upon a Time"

What must I do
to enact this curse?

You need to sacrifice the heart
of the thing you love most.

I'm sorry.


[Emma] This isn't fair
to Killian.

Gold tricked him.
I'm getting him back.

You're going to Hell?

The Underworld.

Hook, I will find you.

I will always find you.

[birds chirping]

- Hey, Emma.
- [Emma gasps]



It's really great
to see you.

Where are we?
Am I dreaming?


If this were a dream, there'd
be, like, talking doughnuts

or something weird
like that.

[vehicle door opens]

Think of this as a long-distance
call from an old friend.

It's really you.

How's our son?

Great. He...

misses his dad.

He's growing up.

- I bet.
- [Emma laughs]

Is this the Underworld?

I was on my way
to the Underworld.

Yeah, I know
that's where you're headed.

That's kind of why
I'm here.

Don't go, Emma.

Once you get there, it is not
an easy place to get out of.

I know you're trying
to save Hook.

But trust me
on this.

This won't end
the way you think it will.

I would have
come after you, too.

I didn't know
I could do this.

You couldn't have.

I'm not there.
I'm not in limbo.

Does that mean...

that Hook is there?

I can get him?

Yeah, he's there.

Then help me.

I can split my heart
and give it to him.

It could work.

The Underworld's for people
with unfinished business,

and that isn't me.

That's why
I'm not there.

Where are you?


where I'm happy.

I only came here
because I care about you, Emma.

Stop what you're doing
before it's too late.

I can't.

I figured.

But I had to try.

[breathes sharply] Neal.

I love you, Emma.

I always have,
and I always will.



- [Emma breaths heavily]
- [Mary Margaret] Emma?!

- Are you okay?
- Yeah, you passed out.

Yeah. I'm fine.

Because we're here.


Once Upon a Time S05E12
"Souls of the Departed"

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio

[wind howling]


[howling continues]

[eerie voices in the wind]

I don't think
we're in Maine anymore.

[scary frightful music]

How is this possible?

How does the Underworld
look like Storybrooke?

Your questions
are pointless.

All that matters is, all these
people in this Underworld

are dead and trapped because
they have unfinished business.

[engine revs]

- Cruella.
- That's right.

And she's here
because of you.

And I imagine there are many
here because of all of us.

Let's not lollygag.

Split up.
We'll cover more ground.


The sooner we get out of here,
the better.

[paint can ball clattering]

- Greetings, my subjects.
- [woman] Your Majesty.

[breathes deeply] Happy birthday,
my Queen.



[crow cowing]



Not bad.

But I prefer apple.

[breathing shakily]

Luckily for you,
I'm not here for the pie.

The present I want,
none of you have.

But you will get it
for me...

Snow White's heart
on a plate.

I know
she's been here.

And if someone
doesn't start talking...

[man] Wait.

I think
I can help you.


I can tell you
where Snow White is.

Then tell me.

I want something
in return.

How's this for
a deal?

Tell me, and I'll kill you
quickly instead of slowly.



Tell me
where that wretched girl is.

[Snow White] Behind you.

[swords shimmer]

I'm right here, Regina, and I
won't let you hurt anyone else.

I wouldn't do that
if I were you.

[David] We've got you

So, what do you say?

Shall we end
this ridiculous conflict?


You're lucky
it's my birthday

and I'm feeling

[indistinct conversations]

Is this really the way
you want to spend today?

Perhaps it's time
for a change.

Perhaps it's time
to give up...

on revenge
and move on.

I will never give up.

Not until
Snow White's heart

is in one
of these boxes. [sighs]

I know you loved Daniel,

but if anyone is to blame,
it's your mother.

She ripped out
his heart

so you would become
the merciless queen

that she always wanted.

Don't let her win.

Don't let her
control you.

Mother does not
control me.

I banished her to Wonderland,

Until you give up
this quest for vengeance,

Cora will always
have a hold on you.


Your Majesty.

She's here.

Thank you for bringing me
this information.

Now tell me...
how's my daughter?


[door bells jingle]

[inhales, exhales deeply]

[breathes deeply]

Is that...
I know you.

Aren't you Snow White?


Can you imagine?

Uh, well,
what can I get you?

Do you like gingerbread
or children?


But the... the gingerbread's
actually not bad.

I'm looking for a friend.

He would have gotten here

Uh, dark hair,
a hook for a hand.

[gasps] Captain Hook.

- You know him?
- No, no.

But your description's
pretty complete.

[door bells jingle]
[Mary Margaret sighs]


You changed. What happened?
Is everything okay?

Everything's fine.

Good, because I'm not.

This place
is creeping me out.

[gentle moaning]




I see
why my brother likes you.



So, Snow White's
in town.

I'm guessing that means
my brother is, too.

All right.

When you see ol' Dave, tell him
there's a new sheriff in town.


[door bells jingle]

[door closes]

Was that...
my brother?

[door opens, door bells jingle]

Mom. Dad.

You find anything?

[door closes]

there's no sign of him
at the park or the town hall.

This is hopeless.

We don't even know
if Hook's here.

What if he has
no unfinished business?

He died a Dark One,
Miss Swan.

Trust me, he's here.

Look, I'm finished
being a team player.

If you want things done,
let me do them my way.

I may have something down here
that can help us.

[door shuts]


No luck yet, Mom?

Not yet.

What's that?

I was
just checking the rooms.

Room eight.

That was your dad's.

You're looking for him?

I wanted to let him know
I was okay.

He knows, kid.
He knows.

How can you be sure?

I just am.

[voice breaking] He's in
a better place, I promise.

[Robin Hood] It's uncanny.

It's so similar,
yet so... off.

Well, when I conjured

it was
with the Dark Curse.

Whoever created
that curse,

looks like this is where
they got their inspiration.

Or vice versa.

What is it?
What's wrong?


You've been following us.


Someone wants
to see you.

I hate
her pasty complexion...

her insufferable

and her puny army
of sweaty little child-beasts.

I believe
they're dwarfs.

I don't care what they are.
They're disgusting.

And I asked to be alone,

So if you've come here
to talk about Mother again,

I'm not interested.

I just want
this birthday to be over.

[footsteps departing]

Mirror on the wall,

we must do something
about my daughter.

How can I be
of service?

I need you to summon...


I'm sorry. No.

I don't have a death wish.

If you care for my daughter
at all, you will do what I ask.

As you wish.


Hello, Henry.

Cora, are aware
of what day it is?

Of course. I'm well aware
it's our daughter's birthday.

Let me guess...
She's wasting it

tormenting herself
over Snow White.

You have to talk to her.

She listens to you.

Tell her
to let go of this feud.

She doesn't need
to let it go.

She needs to finish it.

If Regina
won't be happy

until she crushes
Snow White's heart,

then we must help her
do just that.

This was a terrible idea.


Where do you think
you're going?

To talk to Snow White.

Goodbye, Cora.

I don't need your help.


But Regina does.

[sloshing sound]


[Regina] Mother.

You're here.


I had hoped
you were okay.

I know, darling.

[muffled sighing]

I know.


But I do have
unfinished business.

And that would be you.

You don't have
to worry about me.

I'll always worry
about you.

I want you to
be happy.

Then help me find Hook
and get out of here.

It's too dangerous.

You need
to leave... now.

I promised my friends
I would help.

Your friends.

Your family.

what's holding you back.

Sweetheart, you must do
what's best for you.

I am.

No, you're not.

And if you won't,
I'll see to it that you do.

It wasn't easy,

but I've arranged for a boat
to take you home.

It departs in one hour.

Take Henry, take your thief,
and go before it's too late.


I can't.

You must.

I know it's hard to...
to put aside all suspicion

after how I raised you,
but, Regina...

do you remember
the last thing I said to you

before I died?

That I would have been

You would have been.

It just took me too long
to realize it.

Don't make
the same mistake.


What would happened
if I stayed?

Sometimes a mother has to do
what's best for her child,

even if
it's reprehensible.

Are you
threatening me?

Oh, no.

No, of course not.
I never.

But there's something
I have to show you.


[fire crackling]



where are we?

What are you doing?

[man screams]

Showing you your fate if you
don't return to Storybrooke.




You killed him.

"Killed" is, um,
a relative term down here.

This Underworld...

most can only leave it
in two ways...

to a better place
or a worse one.

But you, my sweet daughter,
have another option.

However, not for long.

Go home,
or there will be a cost.

Someone will suffer.


Your father.

[breathes sharply]


[door opens]
[door bells jingle]

The Underworld?

I'll only be gone
for a day.

Just long enough
to retrieve Hook.

I... I don't understand.
Why you?

Because, Belle,
I'm the only who's been there.

Plus, my blood
can summon the ferry.


Just come back
to me.

I always do.


[boy] Looking for

Peter Pan.

I certainly wasn't looking
for you.

Oh, come on, son.
Don't be like that.

Aren't you glad to see
your dear old father?

Just because you, uh,
sired me,

that doesn't make you
my father.

Step aside.

Keep looking
for as long as you like.

But down here,
this is my shop.

And you won't find anything
unless I want you to.

Be careful
with your threats.

Or what?
You'll kill me again?

Maybe it's time to put
the past behind us.

This is what you're
looking for, right?

Go on.

Take it.

How generous.

How many strings
are attached?

No strings.

Rumple, I meant
what I said before I died.

I... I do want to
start over.

Never gonna happen.

I sent you here
for a reason.

I miss the world above...
The tastes, the smells.


You can't go back.

Not unless I trade places
with a living soul.

And those people
you came down with...

they are not
your friends.

they are living...

for now.

Maybe one of them
doesn't make the trip back,

but your dear
old dad does.

Not interested.

Not yet.


this one's on the house
for today.

A gesture of goodwill...

from a father
to his son.

[Mary Margaret] She'll really
do that?

She'll throw your father,
her husband, into the fire?

Of course she will.

She thinks she's giving me
my best chance.

I can't let my father suffer
because of me.

- Regina, it's all right.
- No, it's not.

He's here
because I killed him.

The only way I've been able
to deal with that

is by imaging he went
to a better place, but...

he didn't.


Maybe I should get on
that boat.

Yes, you should.

[David] Absolutely not.

We're not leaving
until we find Hook together.

It's dangerous here.

Which is why we're
not leaving you alone.

Perhaps I can cut through
this little family squabble.

What the hell is that?

This is the way
to find your deceased pirate.

The Ale of Seonaidh
from the land of DunBroch.

That's a mouthful.

It lets you communicate
with the dead.

Pour this
over Hook's grave,

and we can stop guessing
where he is and simply ask him.

You're saying Hook has a grave
here in the Underworld?

Everyone down here
has a grave.

You'll find the cemetery
right where you remember it.

Well, if this works, we could find
Hook before the boat leaves.

We could all get
out of here together.

A fine idea.
I suggest you all get moving.

[Emma] No way.

You're coming with us.

You can do this part
on your own.

There's a boat
that's leaving soon.

You want to find Hook?

But I have no interest
in exploring this world further.

You can meet me there.

But that's
entirely up to you.


There's no time
to argue.

If there's even a chance
that will work,

we have to risk it.


I got your message.

Are you alone?

Alone and unarmed,
as promised.

Well, I'm alone, but
I don't go anywhere unarmed.


I'm here because I care
about my daughter.

And if the war continues,
it will destroy the kingdom,

but more importantly,
her soul.

[man] Snow White.



[heart beating]

[breathes sharply]

You see?

The only way
to truly achieve peace

is through war.


How are you here?

Why, because of you,
Henry dear.

You played with magic
you didn't understand.

And I never let
a good mistake go to waste.

Please, I beg you.

Don't do this.


forget this ever

and go enjoy
your last few hours.

Come along, Henry.

Regina needs
her birthday present.


[Emma] All right.

Let's do this.

You okay?

I just hope he is.


Killian, we're here
to help you.

We just can't find you.
Where are you?


the spell's not steady.
He can't hear you.

Just tell us
where you are.

Something's happening.

It's not holding.

Talk to us.

Talk to me.

[eerie ghostly sound]


He doesn't know we came
for him. We...

He doesn't know we're here.
He doesn't know that I care.

Yes, he does.
And, Emma, we will find him.

Will we?

Did you not just
see that?

He's in pain.
He's suffering.

And look at this place.
[wind howling]

We have half an hour.
[wind howling]

[breathes deeply] You have
half an hour.

Cora has a boat

You have to take it,
or we might all be stuck here.

If she can arrange a way out,
so can we...

after we find Hook.

We are not giving up
on you.


They're staying,
but you should go.

- No. I... I...
- Take Robin and Henry...

if you don't,

whatever your father
is going to face...

It probably looks
a lot like what...

Hook is facing.

So, it's settled.

Get them out
of here.

Get yourself out
of here.

[lute playing]

[bells jingling]

Make a wish!
Make a wish!

[bells jingling]


What did you wish?

That you were amusing,

it didn't come true.


[bells jingle]
[body thuds]

[music stops]

Let's wind this up.

I've had enough revelry.

[Cora] Oh,
don't go yet.


How did you get
out of Wonderland?

Where's Daddy?

Did you do something?

Oh, I lost track of him
hours ago

when I had him


Happy birthday, darling.

I don't want anything
from you.

Oh, you'll want this.

I did what no one else
could do, Regina.

I've brought you
your revenge.

[heart beating]

Snow White's
beating heart.

- Really?
- Crush it,

and she dies
at last.

You don't believe me.

Let me show you.

Bring the
Magic Mirror.

[laughs evilly]

Show us Snow White.


To my stepmother!

[laughter continues]

May she spend the rest of
her birthdays searching for me.

To the Queen!
[mugs clatter]

[all at once] To the Queen!
[mugs clatter]



[breathing heavily]




[breathing heavily]


[heart beating]


[Cora] Someone switched
the hearts.

[breathes deeply]


[door shuts, sound echoes]

You gave Snow White
her heart back.

I had to
for your own good.

How could you say

She'd be dead right now,
and all this would be over.

Don't you want me
to be happy?

Of course,
but not like this.

If you crush her heart, you
could be dark forever, Regina.

You'll be just like her...
Your mother.

That's what she wants.

Please, Regina.

Please, you have to listen
to me. You can be happy.

Killing Snow White

is the only way
I will ever be happy.

I'm sorry
you think that.

You betrayed me,

And you know
what that means.

Do what you will,

It matters not,
because Snow White lives.

And now so does
your chance at redemption.

Whatever happens to me
was worth it.

This box is as empty
as your pursuit.

I pray it stays
that way.

It won't.

Until Snow White

I will never be
what you want...

let along
what I want.

And this box was made
to hold something precious.

And that's exactly
what's it's going to do.

[breathes sharply]

Don't worry, Daddy.

You're safe in here.

I just can't let you
stop me.

But I would never do anything
to hurt you.

[thin voice] Regina, please.



[latch clicks]


[Henry] Regina.

[breathes shakily]


I'm so sorry.

[crying] I'm so sorry.

- [Regina sobs]
- It's okay, dear. It's okay.

It's okay.
It's okay.

Is it?

Am I really forgiven?

Of course.

I love you
no matter what.

what fathers do.

I'm not sure they do.

I think
you're very special.

I don't understand
how you can be so good.

Oh, I'm not perfect.

I have many regrets.

I don't even know which one
is keeping me in this place.

Well, it doesn't matter.

Your suffering
will not get any worse.

I'm going to see to it.

No, Regina.

That's I came
to tell you.

Your mother is using me
to get you to leave.

But I want you
to stay.

You've got a job
to do...

helping Snow White,
your friends.

They need you.
They need your strength.

You finally put
vengeance aside to be a hero.

I'm not gonna stand
in the way of that.

But Mother's going to
send you someplace worse.

I... I... I can't cause you
pain again.

Mother made
her decision.

We both know
we can't change her mind.

But she's given you
a way out.

Both of us.

When you tore
my heart out,

it was driven
by the worst motives.

But if you stay,
you spread hope.

That's the best thing
anyone can do.

Let your old man
see you doing the right thing.

Then I truly will not
have died in vain.

[Cora] Where's your father
run off to?

I still owe him
a thank you

for spoiling
your birthday surprise.

I've already dealt
with him.

Say hello to Daddy.

[Cora gasps]


You've impressed me,

You know...

Daddy may have been wrong
to ruin my revenge,

but he was right
about you.

When are you going to get it
in that thick head

that I do everything
for you?

Especially the things
you can't do...

like Snow's heart.

How long have you
been trying to get it?

Because it only took me
a day.

And it only took you an hour
to lose it.

When I get
my revenge,

it will be my victory.

You won't be around
to steal it away.

You don't have the power
to push me back to Wonderland.

I don't need it.

There's someone who'd be happy
to lend a hand.

Hello again, Cora.

Ready for your trip?

[hands whooshing]

[hands whooshing]

Don't do this!

It's done.

I've already cast a spell

to seal this portal
once you're through.

Not even I
can reopen it.

And you'll be
out of my life forever.

Without me, you'll fail.

And even worse,
you'll be alone.

Better alone
than with you.

You think
you're better alone?

Let's see
how you really feel.



[squelching sound]

[squelching sound]



[Magic Mirror] Well...

you always have me.


Let him go, Mother.

You should be
on that boat.

I can't turn my back
on those I love.

I know that seems
like the right choice,

but life
doesn't work that way.

I implore you,
leave this place.

No, Regina.
Stay here.

Help your friends.
She's trying to bait you.

I didn't come back
just to help my friends.

I came back
to help everyone.

That's not possible.

You have to trust me.

Let him go.

Oh, please listen to reason.
Listen to me.

Either way, my time
in the Underworld is done.

Yours can be, too.

Just do what I say.

Henry, stand back.

Please don't force my hand.
I don't want to do this.

Then don't.

I'm sorry.


One day,
you'll understand.


[crying] I'm so sorry.

[flames whoosh]


Stay there.

I'm okay.

What's happening?

I don't know.


something down here.

[birds chirping]

It's so...

It's beautiful.

It's where I belong.

I know what my unfinished
business was now.

It was you.


For so long,
I let your mother

get in the way
of who you really are.

It was the biggest regret
of my life.

But now...

you're free of her.

And I've never been
more proud.

- [Regina sobs]
- [Henry] Hi.

Is that...

- This is your grandson...
- [Henry exhales]


[laughs, sniffles]

Thank you, Grandpa...

for believing in her
like I do.

Thank you, Henry...

for being there
when I couldn't.

You take good care
of her.

It's time for me to go.

Daddy, no.

I love you, Regina.

Never forget...

who you really are.


[birds chirping]



Tell me
your father's okay.

He's better than okay.

He's in
a better place now.

That means everyone here...

Can be saved.

Every soul in this town
has unfinished business.

And chances are, for a lot
of them, we're that business.

You've all deluded

if you think these people
are worth your time.

They're not
the dearly departed.

They are
dead, wretched souls,

and I want no
part of it.

What you want
doesn't matter.

I wasn't bluffing...
I'm happy to tell Belle

about your return
to Dark One-ness.

Our agreement
was to find your pirate

and get
the hell out of here.

If you want
to distract yourself

with this other
asinine pursuit,

be my guest.

I'm out.


who's ready for
"Operation Firebird"?

[laughs] Is that
what we're calling it?

You referring
to the mythological bird

or the muscle car?


[clock ticks]


[metallic door clangs]

[shutter squeaks]

[mechanical whirring]


[classical string music plays in distance]

[footsteps sound echoes]

[music continues]

[footsteps approaching]

Mm. [chuckles]

Did you hear that,

The music?


But I've never been
very fond of the violin.


I wouldn't expect
a miller's daughter

to appreciate
a virtuoso like Paganini,

but, no,
I didn't mean the music.

I was talking
about the clock.

Did you hear
that little tick up there?

It was the sound
of your incompetence.

Why do you want
my daughter gone?

What threat
could she pose to you?

Tick, tick, tick.

You see,
each clock tick

means a soul
has left my domain.

Do I look like
I like to lose anything?

I did what you asked.

I didn't want to.

I jeopardized my relationship
with her.

Yes, because you thought

you could get her
to do what I wanted,

which you couldn't.

If it makes you feel
any better... [chuckles]

she's going to regret
her decision.

Don't threaten her.

Or me.


I want what
I was promised.

Really, Cora.

I'm surprised you care
so much about Regina...

especially after what you did
to your other daughter.

How do you know
about Zelena?

I know about everything.

why you gave her up.

All so you could claw your way
out of a miserable peasant life.

Which... [chuckles] suggests
the perfect punishment.

[glass chimes]

[Cora gasps]

Look at that.

A miller's daughter
once again.

Hurry now, Cora.

You have flour to deliver.

That's what they do at mills,
isn't it?

I never paid
much attention.

It seems like
such dull work.


No, you...
promised you'd save us.


And you promised
not to fail.

Something to think about
for eternity.


[Cora sobs]

[dramatic music]

[Cora sighs]

[breathes deeply]


Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio