Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 5, Episode 14 - Devil's Due - full transcript

Hook's captivity takes a dark turn when Hades threatens to condemn him to the River of Lost Souls after Hook refuses to choose which three of his friends will have to remain in the Underworld.

Previously on
"Once Upon a Time"...

Killian, we're here to
help you. We just can't
find you. Where are you?

Meg: In an
underground prison.
[ Gasps ]

The Underworld.
I'll only be gone
for a day.

Come back to me.
I always do.

And those people
you came down with...

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

but your dear old dad does.

Not interested.

Not yet.

For every soul
your friends free,

one of them
is going to have to stay.

You get to decide who.


[ Sighs ]

Oh, come on.


All you need to do
is choose three of your friends

to stay here.

Carve their name.

W-what's the problem?

Is it the chisel?

So unwieldy
for the one-handed.

Or writer's block?


I'm not doing it.

I must say...
I'm not angry.


I'm disappointed.

And on
second thought...

I'm angry.

I guess
it's off to solitary.

[ Screaming ]

listen carefully.

This is
the River of Lost Souls.

Touch it
and it will make you lost.

Reducing you to a mindless,
tormented husk.

So please, keep all arms
and hand inside the boat.



[ Door opens, bell jingles ]


[ Door closes ]

Malcolm: "My son -- This shop is
yours to do with as you wish.

And my offer still stands.

Use what's in the case
when you want to accept it,

and we can be a family again.

Your father."


[ Bubbling ]


Show me...

show me who I seek.


Oh, no!

Oh, Belle.

Oh, Belle.

Found more arrows.

[ Sighs ]

You do not want to see
what that hell dog did upstairs.

So, we think
we're ready?

What are you doing?

We're gonna get Hook.
What's it look like?

We know Hades will have him
in some sort of isolation.

Meg told us
there's an entrance nearby.

So all 45 of you
are gonna slip down

into the deepest level
of detention in the Underworld.

Hades knows
you're here.

He'll have put up barriers
to keep the living out

of all the places
he doesn't want us going.

You walk into his domain,
you'll all be puffs of dust.

So we get a new plan.

Five of you occupy yourselves
as you will.

Perhaps cleaning?

You and I
will go in

with the assistance
of a helpful dead person.

I can extend their aura,
if you will,

so that two living souls
can get through Hades' barrier.

Wait a minute.

you hid in your shop.

Today, you're gonna
lead the charge to find
a man that you hate?

Yeah, because I-I realized
that if I don't step in,

we are never
gonna get home,

and I want very much
to get home to my wife.


So how do we get
a helpful dead person

to loan their aura
so we can confront

the god of the Underworld

You leave that
to me.

I've got someone
in mind.

Someone I've known
a long time.



You don't have to be
doing this yourself.

I said
I would help.

You said that.

And somehow,
it still didn't get done.

Well, I was chasing dragonflies
with the boy.

Did he protect you
from the big ones?

[ Birds chirping ]

[ Snake rattling ]

I know my leg
slows me down around here,

but I-I can do better.

I can change.

You're never
going to change, Rumple.

I can.

I can be
whatever you want me to be.

[ Snake rattling ]


[ Hisses ]

Just go play
with the boy.

That's one thing you can do,
at least.

[ Bae screaming ]



what's wrong, son?

What's wrong?

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Hissing ]


Morning, Dearie.

Don't worry,
I'm not dead.

Just visiting.

How'd you find me?

You are standing in the middle
of Main Street, so, you know...

I must say,
I do love the irony of your job.

You watching children,

keeping them safe,
keeping them close.

What do you want?

I have an opportunity
for you.

A romantic adventure
to save the man you once loved.


I'm talking about
Killian Jones.


is here?

He's receiving some, uh,
special attention from Hades.

I need
to retrieve him.

I'm supposed to
watch the kids.

they're dead anyway.

It's quite simple,

Can you stand helping me
if it lets you save him?


[ Chain clanking ]


Now, I want you to think about
why you're here.

You tried
to escape.

You freed
another prisoner.

You refuse
to do what I ask,

and do you know
the most important reason?

[ Strained ]
I couldn't begin to guess.


You and your colleagues brought
contraband, hope, into my world,

and that is
strictly forbidden.

And despite some...
creative beatings,

I still see hope
in your eyes.

Now, I would like that to be
gone before you reach the water.

You have interfered

with my carefully
cultivated existence, so...

I am
going to hurt you.

[ Groaning ]

Then I'm going to collect
your friends and hurt them.

So there's going to be
no one left to save you.

Feel free...
to go mad.



Yes, her.

Let me
introduce you.

Miss Swan?

There's someone
I'd like you to meet.

This is Milah,
my ex-wife.

And Hook's ex,

She's also Baelfire's mother,
of course.

Emma knew him
as Neal.

They had
a torrid affair,

which resulted in
a scandalous teenage pregnancy.

In prison.

Yeah, well --

So, you've been with
my former lover...

and my son?

Is that right?


I'm sure we're gonna
laugh ourselves sick

about all this
one day.

I suggest you follow me before
this gets even more awkward.


where's your boss?

No, not some deity --
your boss here

The blind witch?

Never mind.


[ Sighs ]

Hello, Darling.

You can help.
I can?

I mean,
of course I can.

Tell me
about the graveyard.

I need
to find someone.

Oh, it's just
a chat you want.

if you're looking for someone,

simply use your magic.



Having trouble,
are we?

Magic's a little tricky
down here, isn't it, darling?

Let's sit down
and be civilized.

The way in
is here?

So, what, the gates of hell
are in my house?

As was
the stone of Excalibur.

The pirate
has a knack

for targeting real estate
with hidden value.


[ Door closes ]


[ Sighs ]
Basement door?

Basement door.

[ Doorknob rattling ]


[ Whoosh ]


It's a barrier,
all right.

So what is
she gonna do?

Joining hands
will be fine.


It worked.


One step closer
to Hell.


Ex-excuse us.

Fendrake the Healer?

S-Sorry to bother you,

I-It's our son.

Oh, my...

We -- we --
we left him at home,

thinking it might be
too dangerous to move him.

We need
the antidote to this.

Atlantean rat snake.

It's a 24-hour poison.

Your boy
will die tomorrow.

No! No.

Unless you're willing
to use magic.

We -- we'll pay anything!

What magic?


There is a potion
to cure your child.

It's very rare.

How much?

100 gold pieces.


100 gold!

We won't see that
in our lives.

but we'll get our cure anyway.


You'll go back
and take it.

Take it?!

He'd kill me
for sure.

Oh, now, there's a puzzle
you'll have to figure out.

He can't kill you
if you get him first.

The spell's gone.

We'll be able to pass through
on our own now.

Thank you,

You can run back
to protecting the dead children.

Hang on.


thank you so much.


there's something
you should know.

Your son, Neal,

when I was on my way down here
on the River,

I had
sort of a vision of him.

I think
he talked to me.


What did he say?

He said
that he moved on.

And that
he was happy.

[ Chuckles ]

he had to resolve...

he did it.

Thank you.

Thank you so much.

I hear water
this way.

That would be
the River of Lost Souls.

We can take it to
where Hades will have Killian.

I'm sorry, uh,
"we" can take it?

If you think
you can get the pirate back,

I doubt he's gonna swap
the blonde for the dead woman.

You might be dark,

but sometimes you're still
an idiot, Rumple.


I have
my reasons.

Let me
come with you.



I see you're admiring
my fur.

Doe skin,
of all things.

I'm not saying
it's Bambi's iconic dead mother.

And I'm not saying
it's not.

Just tell me about
the graveyard.

If I find
a headstone,

does that mean that person's
here in..."Underbrooke"?

Underbrooke. [ Laughs ]

you are clever.

No, it just means they're
passing through, that's all.

Who are you
looking for?

never mind who.

I just...

I want to know
where they are.

[ Chuckles ]

I have
a map here.

Now that
I've been made mayor.

Oh, thanks to
your recently departed mother.

It's got a list
of cemetery plots,

and you have to know
how to interpret the headstones.

You see, there's three --
what would you call them?


If the headstone
is upright,

it means the person
is still here in town.

If it's tipped over,

it means their soul has gone on
to a better place, okay?

Happy person,
tippy stone.
And the third setting?

If it's cracked...

that's bad.


They got
pulled under to...

wherever is worse
than this place?


But no one who's anyone
goes there anymore.

[ Chuckles ]


I hope this boat you found
doesn't spring a leak.

This boat is the best thing
we could have hoped to find.

After we pick up
the pirate,

it will take us
all the way home.

This is it.

He's down there.
I feel it.

I'm not leaving
the boat.


It's too valuable.

You're capable of getting the
pirate on your own, I'm sure.

And don't even think about
using magic.

Hades would notice anything
this close to his home base.

If he's not moving,
I'm not, either.

If he tries to steal this thing,
I'll give a shout.


For God's sake, Rumple,

it's a dagger,
not a dragon.

Don't be
scared of it.

I'm scared
because our son is dying.

He should be with us,
not some village nursemaid.

I didn't spend
our last gold coin on a knife

to slice the roast
at his wake.

Bae only has
a couple of hours left.

Let's spend that time
doing something to help him,

something --
something brave.

For once.


Now go.

All right.

All right.

[ Sighs ]

[ Man laughing ]

[ Man laughs ]


did I make you do that?

Oh, that's a nice dress
and a pretty girl.

Stop it.
I don't need that.
No, I got it.
I got it.

I'm fine.
Leave the lady alone.


Or what?



[ Chuckles ]

Thank you,

Captain Killian Jones.


At your service,

That doesn't look to be
the uniform of any navy I've...



You're --

they call us pirates.

We sail where we will
and answer to no crown.

I've not seen the ocean
much beyond our small port.

Is it wonderful
to travel so much?


Do you know...

...there are cities where
the air smells of spices...

and women are carried
on jeweled chairs?

Would you like
to see that?


I would love that,

...I have
responsibilities here.

An ailing child.


Ah, a husband.


it would appear
a better man than I has won.

But I am in port
quite often...

should that
ever change.

It --
it won't.

But thank you.




[ Breathing heavily ]



Hang on!
I'm coming for you!


[ Breathing heavily ]


I got you!

[ Groaning ]




I told you
to let me go.

You shouldn't be here.

Nobody should.

I never listen.

You're impossible.

And you love me for it.
[ Chuckles ]


you're married now.

That's real.

Look, about your, uh,
unfinished business...

if it is
love for the pirate,

then it's definitely
off the table.

My unfinished business
was never Killian.

Then why --

It's Baelfire.

Our son.

I should have been there
for him.


punished him
because I'd...

grown to hate
his father.


I was selfish.

I thought
if I could...

change that,
do something generous...

maybe I could finish
what I need to.

So you want
to move on.


So I can...

see him,
and I can...

say to him,
"Son, I'm...

I'm sorry for...

He'll forgive you.


I betrayed him,
as well.


As a grown man,
he re-entered my life,

and he forgave me.

He'll do the same
for you.

That's a nice thought.

It's just...

I really
want to see him again.

You will.

And when you do...

...tell him hello
from his papa.


[ Crickets chirping ]

[ Door creaks ]


[ Bottles clanking ]

[ Inhales deeply ]
Who's here?



I can kill you
with a single spell.

I-I don't need a spell.

I've got a knife!


Then do it.

I can't.


I just can't.

Of course not.


Thank you.

How much does your son
mean to you?



Then you can leave here
with the cure.

But I-I-I-I don't have
any gold.

I've just got
a knife.

There will be a terrible price
to pay, but not in gold.

If you're interested...

we can make a deal.

I don't know much
about deals, but...

if I can save my son's life,
I will trade anything.

They should be back
by now.

[ Wailing ]

They all look
so lost.


they do.

Get your hand off
that squiggly little thing.

I'm not here
to fight.

Yeah, well,
perhaps I am.

Oh, even when I'm here
to talk about a deal.

A deal?

Let's chat.


Thank you for coming.

Of course.

I couldn't let you
do this alone.


I found him.

It's okay,
you can look.


It's tipped.

He's not...


He's moved on.

He's happy.


[ Sighs ]


...I'm so glad
you're somewhere better.

But I'm also sorry
I missed the chance to see you.


You were my first love, Daniel,

and you will always
live in my heart.

I just needed to know
you were okay.

You knew we were there
the whole time.

[ Laughs ]

You betcha.

You know,
I'm a fan of yours.

I mean, there are Dark Ones,
and then there is you.

You're quite the worthy rival
to my hot throne.

So is this
how you treat rivals?

Did I say "rival"?

I meant "supplier."

You've sent so many
lovely dead people my way.

I mean, Regina does okay,
but you've been at it longer,

and she's gotten, you know,
ugh lately.

[ Chuckles ]

So what I really need is you
back up there doing your thing,

and your friends --

I want them down here,
not doing their thing,

because frankly,
they piss me off.

So I need you
to sink that boat you found

it's their way out of here.

Well, I was gonna use
that boat, too.

No problem.

I'll just wave
my manicured hand,

and boom, you'll be in bed
with Mrs. Dark One by 10:00.

You in?

Well, you can destroy that boat
yourself, I have no doubt.

I could do it myself, yes,
but I want you to do it.

So, are you a man
I can do business with,

or do I simply
have to kill all of you?

But my ex-wife
saw you just now.

She'll tell everyone.

I'm sure
that's a puzzle you can solve.

Now, just how eager are you
to get home?


[ Crickets chirping ]

[ Door opens ]
Rumplestiltskin: Milah!

I got it!

You got it?!

drink it up.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]
You did it.

I just thought about
what mattered.

the healer...

Do we have to go back
and hide his body?

How did you
leave him?

alive and well.

Milah, this worked out
better than we thought.

I didn't even
have to steal it.

Tell me more.
I had him.

He was half asleep,
I had the knife at his throat,

a-and then it came to me
in a flash.

I thought,
i-if I kill to save my son,

then my son grows up
with a murderer,

a monster
as a father.

I-I couldn't do that.

What are you talking about,

He gave me the cure
because we made a deal.

He wanted something else
instead of gold.

What did
you give him?

I signed a paper promising him
my second-born child.

you sold our child?

No, no, no.

Th-That's it.

I mean,
I didn't.

W-We don't have
a second-born child.

We just have to make sure
we never do.

Because you sold them!

You sold
our future.


Our family.


Baelfire: Papa?


Oh, Bae!

you're all right.

[ Laughing ]
You're all right.

You're all right.

You go back
to sleep.

gonna be fine.

Oh, Milah.

Bae can be
all the future we need.


...thank you
very much...

for deciding the rest of
my narrow, little life for me.


I'm going to
the tavern, Rumple.


[ Gasps ]

What the hell?!

Hades was just here.

What's going on,


Congratulations, Dearie.

I've finally become the man
you always wanted me to be.


The one
who takes what he needs.



[ Screams ]


[ Wailing ]

[ Inhales deeply ]



I tried to stop him.

He blew my magic
right back at me.


I couldn't stop it.

She's gone.


Milah was here?


She helped us
get to you.

Hades has much
to answer for.

Indeed he does.

[ Horse whinnies ]

What was that?

A horse?


[ Sighs ]


What's wrong
with it?

It's hurt.

It can't stand.

[ Whinnying ]

[ Whoosh ]

[ Whinnying ]


your magic.

You did it.

I did.

[ Whinnies ]


what are you doing?

Just checking.

I'm back.


Good job,

look at you.

I'll be all right.

How did
you do it?

Gold got us in.
He got us help.

He poofed us
back here.

He even had a boat
to get us all back home.

But it's gone.

What happened?

Hades attacked.

We lost the boat

we lost a friend.

I hear you took away
my sacrifice.

Everything I did
to save my friends

all went to give you back
your power.

I should kill you.


you helped get me out of there,

so I should say --

Thank you.
No need.

Stay of execution.

We're even --
for now.

I just wanted
to get home.

And yes,
you're welcome, Captain.

Well, we're sorry
you lost her.

She made me
who I am.

Regina: Okay,
we don't have a way out,

but we didn't
have one before anyway.

My magic's
working now.

So let's do
this heart split.

That way, when we find an exit,
we can get through it.

Heart split?
It's a good plan.

It'll work.

Trust me.

[ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ]

Do it.




What was that?


What the hell?

What is this?

Why didn't it work?


Hades told me
to pick three names

and chisel them
onto the headstones.

He said whoever I picked
would remain in the Underworld.

I refused.

Well, it looks like
he did the picking himself.


What does this mean?

It means
we're stuck here,

and now we can't use your heart
to save Hook.



I got the pirate out
in a day.

But you lots managed to find
a whole new way to fail.

I'll be
in the shop.

[ Wind whistling ]

[ Crickets chirping ]

[ Knock on door ]

Rumplestiltskin: Peekaboo!


Some places never change,
even after all these years.

Wouldn't hurt
to dust the chickens.

I know who you are,
Dark One.

I imagine you do.

You weren't
like this before.

That's right.

I was a mortal man then,
and a moral one.

A man
in a desperate situation.

And you took advantage,
and I admire that a great deal.

Full points.

But I don't like
carrying debt.

Unfortunately, Dark One,
the contract is binding.

Even if I wanted to change it,
I couldn't.

You owe me.

[ Giggles ]
I owe you!

That's right,

I can't owe a debt
to a dead man.

[ Groans ]

[ Coughs ]

I don't like debts.


But I do love
a loophole.

[ Heart shatters ]

[ Gasps ]


there you are.

I destroyed
the boat.

Now send me home.


Thank you very much
for that.

It means so much to me
that you took care of it.

It shows passion.

Was it terrible
to do?

I think
you liked it.

Stop fishing.

I won't tell you that
I liked it, because I didn't.

Not in any way
that matters.

And I'll never do
anything like that again.

you really mean that.

I-I'm blown away.

Well, I suppose you're ready
to go home now.

I am.

Glad to hear it.

[ Sighs ]


...things have changed.

No, no.

A gentleman
always keeps his deals.

You have to keep --

Hey, I didn't say
I wasn't keeping my deal.

Sure, I'll send you home,
just not today.

you ask?

Because you tried
to hide something from me.



Let's take a look
at your Belle.

So pretty.

I mean, I've been
watching her for hours,

and she
is simply darling.

You put this
crystal ball together so well.

Using the eyeball --

And then, butterfingers,
you dropped it.

after all that work.

And I
couldn't figure out

why an image of your wife
would affect you so strongly.

So I did a little digging
and a little thinking,

and I realized

you weren't trying to conjure
an image of her, were you?

You were trying to figure out
where your son went.

You asked the crystal ball to
show you your child, didn't you?


No, no.

This is
an image of your child --

your next child.

Belle doesn't know it yet,
but...she's pregnant.

[ Laughs ]
And guess what.


Remember him?

You two
had a contract.

You tried to void it
by killing him

during a certain
potentially baby-making liaison

with your protégé,
the Evil Queen's mother, Cora.

You rascal!
[ Chuckles ]

Which seemed smart
at the time,

but it turns out death doesn't
actually nullify a contract.

Not down here.

Because here he is.



...here's the contract.


Which he just
signed over to me.

So, just to be
super extra clear,

at any time,

I can
cash in the debt...

and take your baby.

All magic
comes with a price...

and now, Dark One,
the price is...

you work for me.


And there's something
I need you to do...

that only you can do.