Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 5, Episode 17 - Her Handsome Hero - full transcript

Belle turns to Rumplestiltskin with hope of finding a way to protect their child from Hades. However, they disagree over whether to use dark magic, as Belle forbids Rumplestiltskin from using his powers for evil.

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Hades told me to pick three names

and chisel them onto the headstones.

He said whoever I picked
would remain in the Underworld.

Get me Zelena's baby.

I'll rip up the contract,

and you can tell Belle she's pregnant

without also having to tell her

she owes her baby to me.

My prize is her.

The young lady is engaged to me.

I am Sir Gaston.
You, beast, have taken my love.


Father, are you in here?

I'm right here, Belle.

We're supposed to go riding today.

Why aren't you dressed for it?

Plans have changed.

We have a visitor in the castle today.

The eldest son of Lord Legume.

Father, no.

I do not want to meet
any more suitors,

especially not that cretin.

So you know him?

Well, I know of him.

He's supposedly
the vainest man in all the land.

Fancies himself quite the hunter,

both of animals and women.

At least give him a chance.

Don't judge someone
until you know their whole story.

Well, I know enough.

Belle, wait.

There's more at stake.

On our Northern Borders,

there have been skirmishes
with the ogres.

Good men have died.

That's horrible.

But Lord Legume has a powerful army.

If you were to marry his son...

What, marry him? Are you mad?

What does Mother
have to say about this?

She agrees with me.

I'm not arranging a wedding, Belle.

I simply want you to meet him.

Am I too early?

You're right on time. Come in.

Meet my daughter.

Belle, this is Gaston.

It's lovely to meet you, Belle.

Gaston, I...
I've heard so much about you.

I'm sorry.

This is terribly awkward, isn't it?

Do you hate these setups
as much as I do?

Well, since you're asking, yes.

I've heard you're a charming
and intelligent young woman.

And you certainly
live up to your name.


You've heard of me,

and you're not interested in this,
which is fine.

I understand.

If it is your wish,
I shall turn around and head home.

No hard feelings.


one walk couldn't hurt anyone.


I won't be separated from this child.

I need your help.

So, you accept who I am.

I have accepted that

no one will fight for a child
like its father.

You've proven that much.

But no dark magic.

You must have known
what you were letting yourself in for.

When we were in Camelot,

Merlin said that perhaps one day

someone would be able to wield

the power
of the Dark One dagger for good.

Show me
that you can be that man.

Show me, and...
and we can save our child,

and we can turn the darkness
into light.

Well, that's the thing
with dark and light.

Depends on your point of view.

In the end, you do what you can
to protect those you love.

All right, well,
I'd never resort to darkness

because that's not what a hero does.

In the heat of the moment,
you do whatever it takes.

You want a future with me?

You have to do this my way.

Once Upon a Time S05E17
"Her Handsome Hero"

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio

Hades thinks he can beat us.

It's time to prove him wrong.

When I burn these names
from the graves,

there'll be nothing keeping us here.

We can all go back home.

Wait. Something's wrong.

What is it?

Any captain worth his salt
knows when a storm's brewing.

And trust me,
we need to find shelter now.

Go! Go!

Well, that was quick. Everyone okay?

Yeah, but something's out there.

Something was in that storm.


Bad dream?

- Yeah.
- It was nothing.

Sorry I fell asleep.

I'm glad you did.

It's not the best way to keep watch.

I've got it under control.

Do you realize
this is the first time you've slept

since you rescued me?

I will sleep for weeks

as soon as we defeat Hades, I promise.

That's the signal.

They're ready.


Oh! Is everything okay?

Yeah. It's just good to see you.

When you're done hugging it out, Emma,

I can use a little help here.

So this is
what you've been working on all night.

This is our new plan
to defeat Hades and go home...

A bunch of squiggly lines?

Hades put one hell
of a protection spell

on his elevator,
and these "squiggly lines"

are the only way to crack it open.

Then hopefully that elevator
will take us straight to him.

Maybe with surprise on our side,
we can get a shot at him.

That's a lot of "maybe"s
and "hopefully"s.

It's all we have right now.

Okay. Let's do this.

So much for surprising him.

Oh, we'll think of something else.

We always do.

What if...?

What if I could burn our names
off the gravestones

that Hades made for us,
the ones holding us here?

I looked for a spell like that.
It doesn't exist.

Actually, it does.

It kind of came to me in a dream.

In a dream?

I know it sounds crazy,
but I can remember every detail.

It would be a long shot, but...

Well, as for "maybe"s
and "hopefully"s,

I've learned never to question yours.

I'm coming with you.

Snow and I will take Henry
back to the apartment, keep him safe.

No, actually, I'm gonna go with Emma.

No, no, that's not a good idea.

I promised to take down Hades

and get back to our son, remember?

If this is how we do it, I'm in.

I wouldn't argue with your mother.

Trust me.

Get going, and I'll...
I'll meet you at the cemetery.

First, I should talk to my sister.

she has some history with Hades.

You think she'll talk to you?

I don't know.

But if he does have a weakness,

she might be the only person
who knows what it is.

Now, this is just depressing.

Look where Gaston
the great hunter ended up,

and all because of a woman.

Not that I'm one to judge, believe me.

I've had my own share
of girl trouble lately.

Lord Hades. Why are you here?

There are some visitors in town

I think you might be interested in.

The beauty you were once engaged to and

the beast who stole her
and then murdered you.


So the Dark One is finally dead.

Not quite yet, but how would you like

to finally get your shot at revenge?

Why are you coming to me?
What's in it for you?

Things have changed
in my little domain lately.

You know what I've been finding
growing all over town?

That's impossible.

It should be
because nothing grows here.

Things only decay.

Well, I don't understand.
What's changed?


Thanks to these new arrivals,

hope has taken root.

And when souls have hope,
they move on.

And I cannot have that.

Of course not, Lord Hades.

These interlopers must be punished,

starting with the man who murdered you

and dared to go back
on a deal with me.

But how am I supposed
to defeat the Dark One?

Check out the arrows.

I think you'll find them
up to the task.

This is your chance
to be a great hunter once again.

And this time your prey

will be the greatest beast
of them all.


I have to say
I'm impressed how far you've hiked.

I suppose your perseverance
is matched only by your beauty.


Does that line work
on all your first dates?

Have we moved
from a "meeting" to a date?

You know what I meant.

I bet you think I'm the same

Gaston as all the stories
you've heard about.

I must say I have heard
some unflattering tales.

Well, then I profoundly apologize.

I have this friend Lefou,

who loves to spread tall tales
to embarrass me.

So you're...
you're not this great hunter of

women that I've heard so much about?

I hunt only wild game, I assure you.

My love life
has been tragically empty.

Actually, I've spent my whole life

looking for a woman of real substance.


What is it?

Wild creature.

Very large.

Very close.

Stay here.





Well, I'm afraid
this won't be much of a hunt.

Whatever that was,
it fell into this old hunting pit.


What is it?

War is closer than we thought.

It's an ogre.

Wha... No.

There's never been an ogre
anywhere near the castle before.

Look at him.
He... He's barely full grown.

He's just a child.

Maybe he wandered too far from home.

Or maybe
they're using their young as scouts

and an entire army's following behind.

We have to haul him up

and take him back to your father.

What? No, we can't.

We bring this creature
back to the castle,

the soldiers will torture him.

We have to find another way.

This isn't our decision.

The whole kingdom could be at risk.

I know.

And I realize
you've only known me an hour, but...

if you trust me,
I promise I can find out

what this ogre's after
without hurting him.

Lead the way.

- Useless.
- Well, keep looking.

These books are full of light magic.

There must be something in here
that can help.

If we wanted to boil a pot of tea,

So every time
you try something nefarious,

it's a smashing success,
but when I ask you

to channel that power for good,
you fail.

I don't care what Merlin said.

To be able to turn darkness to light
is a fool's errand.

To use darkness for light,
that may be possible.

I won't allow it.

Then we'll fail.

Wait, what? This was a mistake.

I shouldn't have come here.


Belle, please, come back.

I don't want to hear
many more justifi...


What are you doing here?

He killed me.
I'm gonna return the favor.

It's gonna take much more
than a pointy stick to kill me.

We'll see about that.

Interesting choice of weapon.

So it was Hades who sent you?

He and I want the same thing...
to make sure you stay down here.

Stop! Stop!

Gaston, we all have history together,

but there must be
some other way to resolve it.

I have been trapped down here
for years,

suffering and miserable
because of him.

So, no.

I can't let the beast go free.

So, you killed Gaston, my fiancée,

and never thought to tell me?

It was an arranged marriage.
I was doing you a favor.

This... This was a mistake.

Once again, I've let my optimism
cloud my judgment.

His threat is real, you know.

I may be immortal,
but Hades forged these arrows

in the River of Souls,
a river which flows

right into this very sea, in fact.

Now, immortal or not, one scratch,

and I'm trapped
in these waters forever.

And I won't be able to help our child.

Hades is clever.

He sent Gaston because he knows
you won't let me hurt him.

Let's prove him wrong.

Let me use
just a little bit of dark magic...

just enough to take care of Gaston.

No. That's no not how
we're gonna defeat him.

We're gonna do the opposite.
We're going to help him.

We're gonna see to it
that he finally moves on

from this infernal place.

Belle, please, he's not worth it.

It's not just about him.

Hook said
that when his brother moved on, that

it affected Hades somehow.

It weakened him.

So by helping people move on,

maybe that's how we defeat Hades.

The spell worked in my dream.

Now I just need to make it happen.

Emma, wait.

Any captain worth his salt
knows when a storm's brewing.

And trust me, we need to find shelter.

Why did you just say that?

Oh, it's fine, love.

It's just a storm.
I've survived worse.

I should not have brought you here.

My dream... it wasn't just a dream.

This is exactly how it happened.

Can we talk about that a bit later?

We need to take shelter now.

Well, look at that.
The world's fastest storm.

Maybe this is turning into
a good dream.

It wasn't the storm
I was worried about.

In the dream,
the cyclone brought a monster.

What kind of monster?

That kind.

- I'll take a look.
- No!

Mom, you just have to trust me.
I can't let you do this.

Okay. Okay, Emma.

It was your dream.

You tell us. What do we do now?

We run.

You want some company?

How's my daughter?


Hidden in the woods with Robin Hood.

Hades will never find where they are.

He'll find her eventually.

When he wants something,
he never gives up.

And you know this how?

I don't want to talk about it.

Zelena, for once in our lives,

maybe we can just try

acting like sisters.

What happened between you and Hades?

He fell in love with me.


I know. It was totally ridiculous.

The idea that anyone could love me...

Do you love him?

I can imagine
how hard this is for you,

but you know Hades.

He's the one
who's keeping us all down here.

So I need to know
what his weakness is.

So this little visit
wasn't just sisterly concern.

It was about Hades.

No, it was both.

Well, I'm sorry
I don't have more to offer,

but as far as I know,

I'm his only weakness.

Okay, I know it seems a little creepy,

but we should be safe down here.

Are you sure about that?

What the hell is that thing,
and why is it chasing us?

I don't know, but if it comes close,

I can get a shot at it.

No, you cannot go back out there.

Emma, what are you so afraid of?

We've faced monsters before.

My dream... It's happening.

And there's something
I didn't tell you.

You died.

Belle, you don't need to do this

to find his unfinished business.

I know what it is... Killing me.

What... No, no, I don't accept that.

You can't judge someone
without knowing their full story.

Here. Gaston's locker.

Um, can you...
can you magic this open for me?

Well, I certainly can.
Are you sure you want me to?

Of course I'm sure.
Why wouldn't I be?

Well, using my power
to steal another man's property...

doesn't that qualify as dark magic?

This isn't murder.
We're opening a locker.

Oh, so you get to be the judge

of when the ends justify the means.

I see.

As I said,
it's all about points of view.

Thank you.


I'm his unfinished business.

I'll... I'll wait for him.

You should go.

Trust me,
I... I can get through to him.

Here, I found it.

"An Alphabetized Inventory
of Magical Antiquities."

Sounds a bit dense.

No, this is a wonderful book.

It's a record
of every magical item in the kingdom.

And you think one of them will tell us
what this ogre is after?

I'm sure of it.

That's why my Mother
keeps these records...

for emergencies like this.

Your mother must be quite a woman

to have raised a daughter
with this much...

fire in her.

Well, she was the one
who taught me to love books.


with this one.

"Her Handsome Hero." Interesting.

I wouldn't have picked you
for a fan of cheap romance.

No! No!

This is not like that.

This book is about
compassion and forgiveness...

The things that truly make a hero.


You can have it if you like.

If this is indeed your favorite book,

I shall read every word... twice.

Because I have a feeling...

I've finally found
a woman of substance.


Wait. Look.

Th... This is what we need.

Mirror of Souls.

It says
if someone has evil in their soul,

it will be revealed
in the mirror's gaze.

Their eyes will glow
with demonic fire.

So if we see no fire...

Then the ogre means us no harm.

This mirror's but an hour's ride away.

I... I can go now.


You can get the mirror,
and I'll watch over the ogre.

But promise me,
in case this creature's not innocent,

you'll bring back your father
and his knights.

I promise.

And I'll see you soon.


Is that you?

Getting colder.

What do you want from me?

You mean other than that baby
in your belly?


I'm not gonna hurt either one of you.

Actually... I'd like to help.

How would you like to make a deal?

I married a man who makes deals.

I know what that means.

Not interested.

What about
what your father used to say...

"Don't judge someone
until you know their whole story"?

How did you know that?

I know lots of things.

Perk of the job.

Like you're trying
to help Gaston move on.

And so what if I am?

Oh, let's just say
I like this little conflict

between Gaston and Rumple
and want it to go on.

And what could you
possibly offer me?

Nothing... much.

Just the thing
you want most in the world.

Your baby.

Got your attention now, don't I?

I'm listening.

Smart girl because this is
the easiest deal in the world.

All you have to do is
let Rumplestiltskin face Gaston.

If one of them throws the other
into the River of Souls,

I'll take the mark
off your baby.


I swore I'd help Gaston move on,
and I keep my word.

Now, that is such a nice sentiment,
but take it from me.

Love makes you do crazy things.

I bet, with your child on the line,

you are capable of...


Let me know if you change your mind.

I think that monster's gone away.

Sorry, love.

Well, I'm glad your reflexes

are better than your sense of style.

this has turned into quite a day.

Why are you all in my vault?

Short version...
thing with fangs trying to kill us.

And you're hiding instead of fighting?

I saw the same monster in my dream.

And in the end, it...

It killed me, so...

I thought it was a message

or some sort of vision of the future.

Well, you dreamt it.
It's not like it'll happen.

Maybe this dream
isn't just about the monster.

It's about you
working out some issues.

I don't have any issues.

Much as it pains me,
I have to agree with Regina, Emma.

What's going on?

Maybe I...
feel like I failed everyone.


You saved me.

But we're still trapped
in the Underworld.

What the hell was I thinking
bringing everyone down here?

Bringing Henry down here?

This was a terrible plan.

I should have done this alone.

Now I'm always frightened.

I'm frightened that someone will die,

and it'll be my fault.

And I'll never forgive myself.

Emma, you didn't force
any of us down here.

We all wanted to come with you.

We knew it would be hard.

These things always are,
but some things are worth it.

Love is worth it.

Now, if you want to get home,
let's do what works.

Let's face this monster together.

I guess every beast has its weakness.

So you would really kill him
if you had the chance.

Yeah, I wasn't sure
if you had it in you.

This is pointless, Belle.

Where is Rumplestiltskin?

Look, Gaston, please stop this.

I can't!

Seeing him dead is the only thing
I care about anymore.

Are you sure about that?

You broke into my locker?

Gaston, I want to help you move on.

If you still have this book,
it must mean something to you.

Of course it does.

Is it because I gave it to you?

Am I your unfinished business?

You think I have this book
because I like it?

I've tried to throw this out
a... a hundred times, a...

a thousand.

It always reappears.

It's part of my punishment down here.

I don't understand.

This book reminds me why I died.

Because you made me weak!

What? Me?

I should have gone
after Rumplestiltskin with an army,

but I tried to follow your example.

I tried to do what is right,
but that book is wrong.

Being a hero is not about compassion

and having forgiveness.

It's about strength!

Doing whatever it takes
to defeat your enemies.

But Rumple isn't even your real enemy.
Hades is.

Why do you defend Rumplestiltskin?

He kidnapped you.

He made you a servant.

- You should want him dead, too.
- Yeah, well, I don't.

Why not?

He's my husband.

Good, old Belle.

You always did have
a soft spot for a monster.

Gaston's keeping watch on the ogre,

and this mirror will help us

learn the truth of his intentions.

See, father? The eyes don't lie.

I pray that you're right, Belle.



Are you all right?

It feels like
I still have all my limbs.

What happened?

The ogre had escaped when I arrived.

He was waiting in ambush.

Then you're quite lucky to be alive.

I am so sorry.

This is... This is all my fault.

It's all right, Belle.

Seeing your concern makes it worth it.

Well, you two have had
an interesting first day.

Head back to the castle.
I'll gather my soldiers.

We'll hunt this ogre down
before he can do any more harm.

No, this ogre tried to kill me.

I should return the favor.

If you would allow, I'd like to lead
the hunting party myself.

You're a brave young man.

If you feel up to it,
the hunt is yours.

Then I'm coming, too.

There's still a chance
to use this mirror.

For what?

We know this ogre's a monster.

Well, perhaps
he was just defending himself.

Forgive her, Gaston.

She gets this idealism
from her mother.


We must know the truth
before we hurt him.

Go home, Belle.

It's what's best.

Belle, it'll be fine.

I promise.

What kind of a deal?

Look... Look, it doesn't matter
'cause I said no.

Take it from a man
who trades in deals.

It matters very much.

What was the deal, Belle?

Look, I tell you,
you got to promise me something.

You have to promise me
you won't hurt Gaston

no matter what you learn.

Belle, you can trust me.

All right.

He said that if I let
you and Gaston face each other

and one of you ends up
in the River of Souls,

he'll then tear up the contract
on our baby.

And you turned him down.

Of course I did.

I failed once with Gaston,
but I can fix this.

Belle, what Merlin said about a man

that can control dark for good...

I really want to be that man for you.



not today.



What is it? What's wrong?

The ogre tracks stopped.

Draw your weapons.


Don't let it escape!

The thing about an ogre is
you got to hit 'em right in the eye.


What are you doing?
Get away from that thing.

I won't let you kill him
without knowing the truth.

It tried to kill me.
And that's all I need to know.


He's... He's hurt.

What happened to him?



You did this, didn't you?

You tortured this ogre
while I was gone.

That's why he attacked you.

I don't need an enchanted mirror
to recognize a monster.

I'm trying to protect this kingdom.

Step aside.

This creature isn't the monster.
You are.

And if you want to shot him,
you'll have to shoot me first.

You've made
a fateful decision tonight.

I just hope, for all our sake...

it was the right one.

Revenge is such a tricky business.

I find it rarely ends well,

unless, of course, you're me.

And now you get to spend eternity

trapped in these waters.

You may destroy me,

but you'll always be a beast.

Well, I'm all right with that.

You see, this is the fun part.

Rumple! Stop!

- Belle.
- Please.

For all that we've shared,

let me tell you one thing
before you go through with this.

All right, Belle, what is it?

I just want to tell you

I... I have always known
who you really are.

And that's why I love you.

But I also know who I really am,
and I can't let you hurt him.

In fact, I command you not to.

Belle, you're making a big mistake.

Are you all right?

I will be.

What?! No!



It's happened, Belle.

What has?

The Eastern Regions
have been breached.

Ogres are coming.

It's war.

And you blame me.

Blame is not important now.

What I did was the right thing.

It was foolish and petulant!

No, no, I did what I had to
to live with myself.

And now we're at war.

Has it occurred to you
that our mistreatment

of their young could have caused
this conflict,

not my act of mercy?

The reasons why no longer matter.

What does is that we must do
what it takes

to save the kingdom.

I'm sorry, Father.

I'm... sorry that it's come to this.

I'm sorry, too.

Our army is no match for theirs.

What will we do?

Gaston's kingdom...

Their army could give us
a fighting chance.

You think... they would assist?

With the right bit
of diplomacy, perhaps.

You want me...

He still wants your hand, Belle.

It could end the war.

You'd be our hero.


Has your father told you
the good news?

Our kingdoms will unite,
and we will defeat this threat.

And you will one day
be sovereign over a land

far greater than has ever existed.

We will rule side-by-side...

if you will be my Queen.

I will.

What have I done?

I guess you were right.

Darkness will always win.

I'm so sorry, Belle.

I never wanted this to happen to you,

but you saved me.

You saved our child.

A... Actually, not so much.

Sorry to break up
this beautiful domestic scene,

but your baby is still mine.

No, we had a deal.

Gaston went in the sea.

I said I would break the contract

if Gaston or Rumplestiltskin
threw the other in the river.

But since Belle did the deed...

what a... a fun surprise that was...

no deal.

No. I will get my baby free of you,

you monster!


Well, you're the one
who just doomed your ex-boyfriend

to eternal torment.

Don't listen to him, Belle.
He wanted this to happen.

Why? Why did you push me to this?

I have my reasons.

Now, this...

is a beautiful flower...

Imbued with my favorite scent...

Um, I didn't order anything.

It's close!

Keep your eyes peeled.


Nice shot.

Wait, everybody stay back!

That thing could still be alive!

Emma, stop! Don't kill it!

I think your dream was a vision.

But it wasn't about saving me.

It was about finding her.



Sync and corrected
by Gianluca Belfiglio