Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 5, Episode 19 - Sisters - full transcript

Now that Hades and Zelena have been reunited, Hades tells Zelena about his plan to leave the underworld forever and Cora reveals information from the past that will change the lives of Regina and Zelena forever.

Previously on
"Once Upon a Time"

- [Zelena laughs]
- [Hades] My older brother is a god.

He stopped my heart.

Once we kiss...
my heart will start again.

Hades can take our baby
whenever he wants to

just like Emma did
to Zelena.

The sleeping curse,
it'll halt everything.

- No!
- [Belle gasping]

If one of us gets to go home
and see our son,

it should be you.

[Hades] I'm surprised you care
so much about Regina...

especially after what you did
to your other daughter.

You're scared
I'm going to disappoint you.

I think that's a chance
I'm just going to have to take.

[engine roaring]


♪ I don't want to set the world
on fire ♪

♪ I just want to start a flame
in your heart ♪

This is not what I was expecting.
[pouring liquid]

What other surprises have
you got hidden up those sleeves?

Well, for one, you haven't asked
me why I brought you up here.


With men,
it's usually pretty obvious.

Oh, you've got me.

But there's more on my mind,

What, then?


It's easier
if I show you.

See all that?


The hellish Storybrooke,
the one you made for me.

The gesture
was appreciated.

But not enough, I know.

Just giving you
a decayed version

of what
your sister had...

You deserve more.

You deserve
the real thing.

And once my heart
is beating again

and I can leave this place
for good,

that's where
I want to take you.

You want to come with me
to Storybrooke?

If you'd have me.

But what about
all your plans?

I don't care
about that anymore.

Not if I can have you.

All I care about is a future
where we might be a family.

Don't think my sister
and the rest of her

terribly self-righteous gaggle
of do-gooder friends

would want to share
their home

with Lord Death
and the Wicked Witch.

What if they weren't there
to stop us?

What do you mean?

The Underworld will still exist
even after I leave,

which means all of the heroes
will be trapped here,

and I mean all of them.

After the Charmings pulled
their little switcheroo,

I made sure everyone's name
got put on a tombstone.

You want to keep them down here
for eternity?

There is no other way.

I know things between you
and your sister

are... complicated,

but it's her or us.


what do you say,

Will you make chaos
with me?

Once Upon a Time S05E19

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio


[footsteps approach]

[Regina] Someone's
home late.


Now is not the time,

Really? I think
I'll be the judge of that.

What do you want?

What... [chuckles]
Can't a sister show she cares?

I thought I'd find you
still sulking

over your favorite pair
of shoes.

Where were you?


Well, I was...

[mug clatters on table]
You know where I was, don't you?

That's why you're here.

You've been spying on me.

[soft tinkling]

Next time,
tell your boyfriend

to pick you up in something
with a little less chrome.

He's not my boyfriend.

And maybe show a little respect
for privacy.

Oh, no.

We're not teenagers
sharing a bedroom, sis.

You lost the right to privacy

well, pretty much everything
you've done to me.

Not to mention
what Hades wants to do to me

and everyone
I care about.

And I suppose I don't get
any points for not saying yes?

you also didn't say no.

But you're not going to get
the chance to do anything

because you're not
going to see him again.

So first you pretend to be
a caring sister,

and now you're gonna try
and be my mother.

[scoffs] Don't bother.

I already have someone
who failed at that job.

She abandoned me in the woods.

I know you don't believe me,

but I am trying to do
what's best for you.

And how do you know
that isn't being with Hades?

Because he's a villain!

Yeah, but he doesn't
always have to be.

Like with you and Robin.

Oh, you two
helped each other.

He used to be
a bloody thief!

Yes, who stole from the rich
to give to the poor.

You want to redeem
the God of Death.

I can help him.

And what if you're wrong,

What happens
to all of us then?

Stop pretending
that you care about me

or that you ever wanted
a sister... [sniffles]

because we both know
you don't.


[Cora] What are you doing
in here?

what are you doing?

Isabella and I
were just playing dress-up.

Want to play with us?

I'm sorry, my darling.
I can't.

I have too much work
to attend to.

But you never have time
to play.

[drawer lock clicks]


Do you remember what I told you
about when I was a child?

You mean what it was like
to be the miller's daughter?

Yes. I had to work in the mill
all day

wearing nothing but rags,

but it taught me
something important.

The only person
I could depend on was me.

And once I learned that lesson,
everything changed.

I'm happy you don't have to
wear rags anymore.

Maybe you can play with me

You have your doll until then.
I'll see you at supper.

[footsteps departing]



You can be my sister.

[loud bursting]

[books thud]

[Cora] Regina!

Oh, no. No, no. [sighs]

What happened?

My wand.

But how? Don't you keep it
protected by magic?

Blood magic.

I locked it away
to keep her safe from it,

but I forgot the key.

- Can't you heal her?
- My magic won't work,

not when it's the cause
of her pain.

Her only chance would be

someone close to her
who hasn't harmed her.

She has no other family,
not with magic, anyway.

You're going to be all right,

I promise.

[Emma] Zelena is in love?

And not thinking

which for her
is a big problem.

[Hook] We have to stop her.

And if you can't because
she's your blood, then allow me to.

What? Kill her?

Well, it's a step
in the right direction.

Well, taking action
against Zelena in any form

will get messy.

Okay, so we find a way
to keep them apart

without killing anyone.

I'm waiting
for the better option.

So, what's the plan?

Well, there's only one person
we can trust

to destroy the love blooming
between Hades and my sister.

Our mother.

It's me, Belle.

It's time
for me to fix this.

I know how you would want me
to do it,

how you would want me
to use light magic,

but I can't.

I'm sorry, Belle.

I really don't want
to let you down,

but there's only one way
to save our child.

I have to do things
my way now.

[smoke hissing]

[mechanical clanging]

[cart clattering]


No time for rest now.
There's more flour to mill.

There's always more.

Now get back to work.

Where'd you get that?

I have my suspicions.
Shall we see if I'm correct?


- Hello, love.
- [Cora breaths heavily]

So I was right.

You are
my fairy godmother.

Well, no one's ever
called me that before,

but I suppose I am.

Let's get out of here.

Your daughter needs you.

[birds chirping]



[wood clatters]


[wood clacking]

What the hell
do you think you're doing?

Father, I'm sorry.


I warned you about giving in
to your wickedness.

You want someone to see you?
What would happen then?

It won't happen again.
I promise.

That's right.

I'm gonna teach you

the lesson
you've always deserved.

Your mother's not here
to protect you anymore.

I'm sorry, father.
I don't know what happened.

I don't understand.

You don't need to worry,

You didn't do anything.

I did.

You have magic?


Are you a good witch

[chuckles] Don't worry, sweetheart.
I'm a good witch.

Your father's wrong

to make you feel badly
for being who you are.

What you have is a gift.

Would you like the chance
to show him

that your magic
isn't wicked?


By helping someone
very dear to me.

Oh, good.

Come, then.

Come along.

[siren wails]
[tires screech]

[engine stops]

Well, well, there he is.
The shepherd.

Looks like
you lost your flock.


It's Prince James to you.

All right.

Prince James it is.

I'm just...

glad to finally see you
so we can talk.

Cruella told me why you're
so angry with me because...

Mother gave me up
and kept you?

That's what she said?


Ah, she was never really good
at reading people.

Better with dogs.

If that's not the problem,
what is?

Well, it's simple.

You stole my glory.

You were never
half the man I was,

and yet
you got everything...

Everything that was mine.

now you're gonna pay.

It's not my fault
you got yourself killed.


we'll see what happens now,

You want to prove
you're so much better than me?

Fight fair.

[chuckles] Why bother?

What could you
ever do to me?

I'm already dead.



[electricity crackles]

Well, you've had
your fun playing prince.

Now let's see what happens
when I play shepherd.

[door opens]


Everything okay?

I was just thinking about mom.

I hope
she's okay without us.

I'm sure she is.

- Remember this?
- [James chuckles]

Birthday, right?

Anniversary, I think.

Oh, right. Of course.
I'm not thinking straight.

[breaths deeply, sighs]

Being away from her is...
It's hard.

I know.
I know.

You ready?

Regina said
the rendezvous point with Robin

is a half day's walk
into the woods.

You sure you have
all the supplies from her list?

Bottled water, new blanket,
and a lot of baby wipes.

Father of the year.

Just do me a favor.

When we get back, don't tell
Snow I forgot our anniversary.

Well, between all of the curses
and the time jumps,

who could blame you?

Come on.

I'm so sorry
I didn't come for you sooner.

- If I had known...
- Sweetheart,

I can take care of myself.

I just wish
you weren't still here.

Well, I told you
I couldn't leave,

not without
helping my friends.

But even if I wanted
to leave now, I can't.

Why not?
What's Hades done?

He put my name
on a tombstone,

trapping me here
so he can go to Storybrooke

without me or anyone else
following him up there.


I know
the Lord of the Underworld

can't leave this realm
for good.

No, he... he can,

if he restarts his heart
with true love's kiss.

Who could possibly love
that man?



She's here?

It seems she and Hades
have a past.

That's how
he knew about her.

We need
to change her mind.

I already tried.

She thinks she can change him,
make him a better man.

You were right
to come to me.

She's in more danger
than you realize.

Hades has spent
far too long down here

to be changed
by something as simple as love.

How do we stop Hades
from hurting Zelena?

We only have one option.

What's that?

We have to make her forget
Hades ever existed.

Just hold on, dear.
Your mother will be back soon.

She already is,

and I have
exactly what we need.

Who is she?

The cure.

What sort of dark magic is this?
Who is she?

Henry, please.
I found a way to save her.

Is this her?
Is this your daughter?

Yes, Zelena.

Now, what I need you to do
is very complicated,

so you're going to have to
follow my every instruction.

It's not nearly as easy
as stacking firewood.

How do you...
know how to do that?

I wanted to use my magic
to help someone for so long.

It just... came to me.

Oh, my darling girl!

Who's that?

The girl whose magic
saved you from yourself.

I'm Zelena.
What's your name?


[water sloshing]

This spring flows
from the river Lethe.

The river
of forgetfulness.

One drop of its waters,

and it will be as if Zelena
never even met Hades.

Yes, mother,
I know how it works.

I have dabbled with
forgetting potions before.

As have I.

[cork pops]

In fact, there was a spring
from this very river

near our estate
in the Enchanted Forest.

Who did you use it on?

That's not important.

What is important

is that you find a way
to get Zelena to drink this.

Good luck there.

After I crashed her date,

I don't think she'll let me
within a mile of her farmhouse.

She will.

What do you have
in mind?

After all these years,

I think it's time she finally
gets to meet her mother.

- How much further?
- No further.

This is where Regina said
Robin would meet us.

So what do we do now?

Rob from the rich
and hope he shows up?

Uh, no.
Robin will just find us.

In the middle
of the woods?

[Robin] Hello.

Not everyone needs magic
to be stealthy.

Where's Regina?

[Emma] Uh, condensed version?
Zelena and Hades

are on the verge of being
the world's worst power couple.

Regina's taking care of it.

I should go.
She's gonna need my help.

No, no. It's okay.
Make sure your daughter is safe.

Regina can handle
her sister.


They can be a real pain,
can't they?

Dad, what the hell?

Cruella gave me
some advice...

never face the Savior
without one of those.

Where's my dad?

Oh, he's locked up
in the sheriff's station.

[horn honks]
I've been trailing him for some time.

[bird screeches]

when Snow blew this joint, well...

that was my chance.

Why is everything in the woods
with you people?

- [James chuckles]
- [Cruella groans]

Hello, darling.

Fabulous job.

Mummy's very proud
of you.

And I will show you how much
later on.

I need to do something.


That's for killing me,

What do you want?

What I want
is out of this dreadful place.

And if the Author
won't do it for us,

I have to think
of another way.

And there is only one man
who can do that for us.

Why would Hades help you?

Oh, he wouldn't,
unless I had the right leverage,

say, like the child
of the woman he loves.

Though God knows why.
They're terrible things.

Now. Hand her over.

Not gonna happen, mate.

They can't hurt me.

But one pull
of this trigger, well...

you're not just a visitor
in the Underworld.

[fire crackling]

[knock on door]

[soft gasps]

Hello, Zelena.


I wasn't sure
you'd know who I was.

I don't know
what you're doing here,

but I don't need anything
from you!

We both know you've been waiting
for this moment

your entire life.

Let's not pretend

No one gets in my way
and lives to tell of it.

You'll be sorry for this,

Not as sorry as you'll be
when your face is on fire.

Fireball! [laughs]


Shh. Not so loud.

I'm not even supposed to be
out of bed yet.

We don't have to stop playing,
do we?

I'm sure your mother's
going to take me home soon.

Of course not.

[lock clicks]
We can play princesses.


What's that?

It's the box my mother
used to keep her wand in.

It's beautiful.

[soft whoosh]

How did you do that?

What do you mean?

I just touched it,
and it opened.

But that box was sealed
with blood magic.

There's no way you should have
been able to open it...


Unless what?

Do you think...

Could we be... related?

Why wouldn't your mother
have told us?

I don't know.
We have to ask her.

[Zelena] So...

you just happened
to be in the neighborhood,

taking a little stroll in hell
and decided to stop by?

[Cora] No.

I've, um,
been in a kind of prison,

Hades' version of one,

And when I heard you were here,
I knew I had to come.

Regina sent you,
didn't she?

To try
and talk me out of it.

You think Regina would ever
forget what I did to her father?


And as for stopping you,
I'm the last person to do that,

not when it was my doing

that put you in this position
in the first place.

And what's that
supposed to mean?

I'm sure your feelings for Hades
are real.


But isn't it obvious?

You're still trying
to fill the hole in your heart

I created
when I abandoned you.

I'm not interested
in talking about this

I'm over it.

I have been for years.

No, you aren't.

What I did left a wound

that's been festering
for... decades.

You want to know
if I regret my decision,

if after all these years,

I'm sorry I gave you away.

Well, are you?

Of course I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

Then why?

I thought...

it would be
the best for you.



For me.

And I was wrong.

Don't you understand why

I can't leave
the Underworld yet?

I thought it was Regina,
but now I know.

It's both of you.

my unfinished business.



I'm sorry.
It's just all a bit much.

[Cora] It's all right,

Here, why don't I get you
some water?

This should help.

You know, it's funny.

I've imagined this day
a thousand times...

Finding you,
hearing that you're sorry,

that you really did
love me.

I mean it almost feels
like a dream.

For me, too.

There's just one thing
that's different.

See, in my dreams,
your apology was genuine.

I never thought
you'd try to poison me.

[steam hisses]

You can come out now,

Did you really think
I'd believe all that drivel?

It wasn't drivel.
I know you're upset, sweetheart.

I am way more than that, sweetheart!
[chair thuds, clatters]

Please, Zelena,
let us explain.

Explain what?

That you're trying
to ruin my life again?

What, you couldn't do it
by yourself,

so you had to come running
to mummy?

I wasn't trying
to ruin anything.

Of course not.

You were just doing
what's best for me.

You two are cut
from the same dark cloth.

You've never cared
about what happened to me.

Either of you!


We've been looking
for you.

So I see.

Zelena and I
were just playing, and...

I opened it by accident.

I wasn't trying to.
I promise.

We were just wondering.
Doesn't that mean...?


You and Zelena are sisters.


Why didn't you tell us?

I wasn't sure
you'd understand.

If she's my sister,
shouldn't we be a family?

Would that make you happy,

More than anything!

I can't tell you
how disappointed that makes me.


Didn't you hear
anything I said earlier,

or did the magic just knock it
right out of your head?

You can only depend
on yourself,

and sometimes that means

you have to make
the hard decisions.

But she saved my life.

Do you know what'll happen
if people find out about her?

Everything I've been trying
to do for you...

a good marriage,
a chance to be queen...

it'll all be over.

But I don't care
about any of that.

Well, I do.

One day I hope
you'll be strong enough

to make decisions like this
on your own.

Until you are,

I'll just have to
make them for you.

- Mother, please, don't do this!
- I promise I'll be good!

Take her away.

- No!
- No!

- Regina!
- Don't take her!

- No!
- Stop!

- No!
- Regina!

[items clatter]

No! No! No!
No! No! No!

[Regina] Don't worry,

No matter what she does,
we're sisters!

And nothing
can change that!

I will find you!
I promise!

Actually, you won't.

Because you won't remember
any of this ever happened.

And she won't remember you,

I can't believe
that I thought

that things could be different
between us.

All you ever care about
is yourself.

No matter what I do,

you and I will never be
on the same side!

You know what?
You're right.

You want to fireball this place?
Then let's do it.


If the two of you
should hate anyone, it's me.

This isn't about you,

But it should be.

There was a time when you both
cared about each other.

What are you talking about?

There's a chapter
in our family history

you've both forgotten.

It was a long time ago.

And it's time...

that you remembered.

I'm Zelena.
What's your name?


- No!
- No!


You see?

You were sisters once,

who loved
and needed each other.

I thought that love...

any kind of love...

was weakness.

I was a fool.

Look at you, Regina.

You stayed here

to help your father
and your friends.

You're stronger
than I ever was.


And that's the strength you got
from the people you love,

not from me.

Thank you, mother.


My Zelena...

I meant
what I said earlier.

I am so sorry.

Sorry I never gave you
the family you deserved

or the love.

I should have been there
for you,

instead of wasting my life
destroying people.

Maybe now you won't have to
make the same mistakes I did.

What if it's too late
for me?

If being here's
taught me anything,

it's that
it's never too late,

especially for family.

You never stop
being connected,

right up to the end.

And sometimes...

even after.


[baby coos]

You know, killing us

is not gonna help you
get out of here, Cruella.

[Cruella] Oh, you're right.

But sending you
to eternal torment...

that's just a juicy bonus.

I really I wish
I could say

this was gonna be
quick and painless, but...


How's that for quick?

I'll take that, love.

It's not like you can use it,


Looks like
we're just in time.

Whoo! [laughs]

Oh, that was quite an escape,

Quite frankly, I didn't think
you had it in you.

The cell at the station was the last
place you should've left me.

You don't think I know
how to break out of my own jail?

So what? Now you can swoop in
and play hero?

That's up to you, James.

Neither one of us wanted to
go through what we did.

I was angry about it, too.

But it doesn't mean
it has to end this way.

We're family.


I can help you move on.

And I can help you
find some peace.


Yes, you can.

Because killing you
is my unfinished business.



I've got this.


[fighting grunts]

Jimmy! Jimmy!

James, wait.

[loud grunting]

[eerie ghostly sound]


- Is the baby okay?
- Yeah. Yes, she's fine.

You okay?


You did what you had to.
You know that, right?

No, there had...
there had to be another way.

There wasn't.

Dad, sometimes people
just cannot ever move on.

I know. It's...

Despite everything,
he was my brother.

How did this work
with your father?

He just crossed
the bridge.

And it took him
to where he belonged...

Into the light.

Will that work for her?

Whatever my fate is...

I deserve it.

you don't have to...

I can face it.

Knowing I brought the two of you
together, that's...

that's all the peace I need.


Just promise me
you'll hold on to each other.

In the real Storybrooke,
when I died...

we never got the chance
to say goodbye.

[both crying]


And we never even
got to say hello.

[both crying]

Oh, I love you both.


[fire crackling]


[fire roaring]



I've waited my whole life
to have a mother,

and now
she's gone. [sobs]

Oh, it's okay.

It's okay.


I think...

I think you have another love
to find.

What are you saying?


Go to him.

You trust me?

Maybe you can change him,

Thank you, Regina.




[ice clatters]

[juke box clicks]

♪ The Ink Spots' ♪
♪ "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" plays ♪

♪ I don't want to
set the world on fire ♪

♪ I just want to start a flame
in your heart ♪

♪ In my heart
I have but one desire ♪

It would appear
love is blooming.

And here was me

thinking nothing bloomed
in the Underworld.

What do you want?

Came to see a woman
about a curse...

A pesky sleeping curse,
which you gave to my wife.

If Belle preferred
eternal slumber

to one more moment with you,
that's hardly my fault.

I'd say
her judgment's improving.

See, the thing is

I don't think would've come
to that decision on her own.


I think
you saw an opportunity,

and you took advantage,
much like I'm doing now.

[scoffs] You can't hurt me.

We made a deal, remember?

Oh, I do.

Funny thing is, I have
another deal on the table,

one I hadn't
considered taking

until you did
what you did to Belle.


Who's this?

Well, he's what
I like to call a loophole.

Zelena, meet my father...
Peter Pan.

I hear you're wicked.

Well, I'm much worse.

[song words echoing]

[sound fading]

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio