Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 5, Episode 23 - An Untold Story - full transcript

Regina and Emma set out to find Henry before Gold does. Meanwhile Snow, David, Hook, and Zelena are imprisoned.

You almost got free.

Sorry it didn't work out.

That's the thing about you, Hyde.

You're not half as clever as you think.

Did you get into your own rum?

You believe that's going
to work when my magic can't?

Well, I suppose I could just do nothing,

but then again, that's your job!

If you really want to get out of here,

I can arrange a trip right
back to the Underworld!

Stop it!

Now, we need to be patient.

The Groundsman promised

to fix the wand and bring it back to us.

Unfortunately, I was only
able to keep half my promise.

What do you mean?

Where's the wand?

I repaired it, but then
the Warden took it from me.

I didn't come empty-handed, though.

Seems the Orderly,

he enjoyed a little bit
too much whiskey today.

We need to get the wand
back from that warden.

Do you know where he is?

Eh, no, uh, but first things first,

before we find him, we must
have a way to defeat him.

He's quite powerful.

Now, I might have a
way, but it is dangerous.

Hasn't stopped us before.

I just went to hell and back.

I'm not afraid of your Warden.

Then follow me.

Bloody hell.

Where are we?

It's like all the realms all at once.

You're closer than you think.

This land is a refuge

filled with outcasts from all over.

Each forced to flee their problems.

Each finding safe haven here.

Forced to flee from what?

Well, the reasons are as
varied as the populace,

and everyone has their own tale.

That's why this place
has come to be known

as "The Land of Untold Stories."

It's a tad ironic of a name, no,

given that this land is
seemingly filled with stories.

Perhaps, but there's only one story

we need to worry about right now.

That's our own.

Right, and that story better end

with us getting back to our world.


Henry, will you stop?

Your moms told us to
wait back in the library.

They could be in trouble.

And since when do you
care what they say?

You already ran away with me.

You lied about the Dark Grail.


I know you're scared.

And if you really think
this is the best thing to do,

I'll help you.

Thank you.

But I hope you have a good plan,

because we don't have magic

and we have no idea
where you grandfather is.

Actually, I think I do.

♪ ... holding her in his
arms late, late at night ♪

♪ You know I wish that
I had Jessie's girl ♪

♪ I wish that I had Jessie's girl ♪

Well, don't just stand there.

Here is your dinner, sir.

The spaghetti Bolognese.

Uh... I'm so sorry.

The kitchen must have made a mistake.

I'll get it fixed right away.

No need.

The meal is irrelevant.

This is sterling silver?


You can leave.

Actually, there is one more thing.

Things might get messy here.


Gold might have magic on his side.

But he sure isn't subtle.

If I know Henry, he's
already disobeyed us.

We should call and tell him to stay put.

Which would work if I
hadn't torched his phone.

What the hell?

What's wrong?

It's Granny. Something's
happened in Storybrooke.

My parents, Hook, and your sister

were pulled through some kind of portal.


To where?

Granny is an expert
on lasagna, not magic.

All she says is that they vanished

with the Sorcerer's
wand and never came back.

Gina. Hey.

They might all be in danger.

We have to bring them home.

Well, the only way to do that

is to get our magic back from Gold.

What are you doing? We need a plan.

I have one. I still have a fist.

Gold still has a nose.

If you don't like it,
I'll do this alone.

I get it. I want to help my family, too,

but we have to be smart about this.

Didn't you see the sign?

We need to talk.


The Savior doesn't even know I'm here.

So, what makes you think

I have any interest in talking to you?

Because the storm clouds outside tell me

you haven't been able to wake Belle yet.

And apparently, it's not
from a lack of trying.

Seems to me like you can use
the help of your best student.

Yes, but we both know
that's not you, dearie.

My best student was a queen.

You have her buried under layers

of tasteful cotton and good intentions.

Such a pity.

What if I told you I was
ready to let her back out?

What if I told you I am sick
of losing everyone I care about?

Well, I'd say, "What's changed?"


She's in trouble.

All because the heroes convinced
her to use the Sorcerer's Wand,

and now they're trapped
in another realm.

What makes you think I
would ever help Zelena?

Because you need me.

You need the Evil Queen.

I don't want to lose
one more person I love.

Not after what happened to Robin Hood.

Well, perhaps you're right.

Perhaps we can help one another.

May I?

Now, let's talk about
finding your sister.

Yes, this is where I lived

when I was still a
doctor at the hospital.

So, not many maids with
untold stories, then.

What's that?

A serum I created,

designed to separate the
good from the evil in someone.

It's what we're going to
use to defeat the Warden.

Well, how? I didn't
exactly see any good in him.

Uh, it... it's there.

And the good has been fighting
to get out for a long time,

but it never could.

Till now.

The flower... it's from
the vine you were trimming

back in the garden.

Yes. The final ingredient.

If only he knew I was growing
it right under his nose.

Actually, he did. Back off!

I don't understand.

You... you were passed out drunk.

I let you get away so you
could finish your serum.

Now let's show the Warden

what you've done.

Get away!

What did you do to him?

You have to run!

David, I think I know what
story our good doctor is from.

Dr. Jekyll, which means he's...

Mr. Hyde.

The Warden... Mr. Who? Who's Mr. Hyde?

You know what I say?

Shoot first, ask questions later!

Jekyll was right.

- Run!
- Run.


To helping one another once again.

Speaking of, where is Belle?

She was taken... or rather Pandora's Box

was taken with her in it.


I didn't know how till you arrived.

It was the Sorcerer's Wand.

Zelena must be trapped because
someone's taken it from her,

which means they're
both in the same realm.

And you... well, you're gonna
help me find it, Your Majesty.

Help yourself to a drink, Ms. Swan.

I think I'll pass.

You knew.

Of course I knew.

You've changed, Regina.

The loss of one man isn't gonna
push you back over the edge.

Not anymore.

For better or worse,
this is now who you are.

Guilt-ridden and weak.

I only let you in because I needed this.

Something connected to
Zelena so you can find them.


And now that I have it,

I have no need for either of you.



Henry, get out of here.

There's nothing you can do.

Yes, there is.



What have you done?

I destroyed magic.

Now, Poole, you might want
to go into the other room.

So nice to finally meet you, Doctor.


I've heard so much about you.

You're even more
disappointing in person.

So weak.

So pathetic.

I was actually impressed
that you had the courage

to try to finish that
serum of yours in secret.

I had no choice.

Being with you was destroying me.

But do you see the irony?

Being separate is...

what's going to destroy you.

I don't think so, mate!

I've been waiting to do that.


I told you to run.

No. You risked everything to save us.

We had to do the same.

To be clear, I was fine running.

Now I'm going to kill you all.

Leave it. It's of no use to us now.

And we don't want to be
here when he wakes up.

Have you any idea what you've just done?

Stopped you from hurting
my moms and anybody else.

You stopped me from rescuing Belle,

not to mention your family,

and they're trapped in
the same realm with her!

What's he talking about?

David, Snow, Hook, and Zelena
are in another realm right now.

And thanks to you,

we have no way of helping them get back.

I did what I had to.

This isn't on me.

It's on you.


I'll make sure he doesn't go far.


Henry rid it of its magic.

What happened to it?

Storybrooke survived for
28 years without magic.

I'm sure it can manage a few more.

You said it would be destroyed.

Yes, when I had to motivate
you to find your wayward son.

What should we do? Call the police?

See how he does without
his powers in a real prison?

That's an excellent idea.

Not if you want my help
finding the one person

who may still have magic.

What are you talking about?

You said this was a land without magic!

It is. And it isn't.

Enough with the riddles. Who has magic?

Well, for that answer, it looks like

we're just gonna have to
learn to work together now.

All right, I'll go with Gold

and make sure he keeps
his hands off this crystal.

You find Henry.

Hey. Can we have a second?

Of course.

How'd you know where to find me?

Because when we lived in New York,

this is where we came
when you were upset.

And I'd give you a penny

and tell you to wish your problems away.


What do you say?

Want to give it a try?

I'm sorry, Mom, but that's not

gonna make me feel better now.

Why not?

When we lived here,
there wasn't any magic.

We didn't even know it existed.

And, Mom, we were happy.

We were.

And I wouldn't trade
that time for anything.

But you're forgetting something.

It was just the two of us. And now...


And that's why I thought
if I destroyed magic

in Storybrooke that
we could all be happy

like you and I were.

But because of what I did,

we'll never even see
half of our family again.

That may not be true.

Your mom is with Gold
to try to find a way.

Should we see if they had any luck?

Why didn't you believe me

when I told you I wanted to help you?

Wondering if you've lost your edge?

Or hoping you finally
managed to bury the Evil Queen

deep enough inside
that I wouldn't buy it?

Don't try to psychoanalyze me.

Look. Let me give you a
friendly piece of advice.

Partitioning the darkness inside

will not help you become
the woman you want to be.

It worked so far.

Has it?

You know, I once thought I
could contain the darkness

to one tiny corner of my soul.

First for Baelfire, then for Belle.

And I always failed.
Do you want to know why?

Because I like the darkness.

It's as much who I am as the light.

Why can't you seem to
grasp it's not either/or?

Because I'm not like you.

I don't like the darkness.

You can tell yourself what you like.

But deep down, the Evil
Queen is who you are.

And the more you keep her locked inside,

the more you're gonna suffer.

What the hell is this place?


What brings you to my humble shop?

Well, we're in the market for something

a little more powerful than
what you have on display.

If you mean narcotics, I'm
just a simple herbalist.

I don't think so.

Regina, meet The Dragon.

Good to see you're breathing again.

I hear one of my father's
minions paid you a visit.

Peter Pan was powerful,
but I'm resilient.

I assume you're here
because you want something,


But I'm afraid I'm not in the business

of helping hearts filled
with such darkness.

Gold, this is a waste of time.

But you...

you I will help.

I see a noble battle deep
inside your soul, Regina,

between light and dark.

And for that, I will
do my best to aid you.

It is imperative you win...

for all of us.

There. Look.

Where the hell is that?

Wherever it is, they're in trouble.

We need to get through
so we can help them.

I'm afraid opening a portal to
that realm is beyond my power.

You can't give up.

My family, they're in trouble.

I've done all I can.

But you...

you haven't.


All of you.

Just because the boy
destroyed Storybrooke's magic

doesn't mean there
isn't any in this world.

Oh, really? Because I
think there's a reason

they call this place
The Land Without Magic.

Yes, because that's how it appears.

There's magic everywhere
if you're willing to see it.

That sounds an awful lot like something

a friend told me a long time ago.



I know who you are, Savior.

If you want to find magic, remember...

what he taught you.

"You have to believe."

So, how do you suggest we do that?

After all, saying you
believe doesn't make it so.

I know how.

How is that going to help us?

Because there's magic in it.

Every time someone makes a wish.

I don't think throwing
a coin in a fountain

is what The Dragon was talking about.

All due respect, Grandpa,

but I think that was exactly
what he was talking about.

Mom, when we were living in New York,

do you remember the last
time you took me here?

Yeah. I don't know. You
were upset about something.

Maybe something at school?

It was because of you.

I could tell you were lonely,

so I wished our family
would be complete,

and do you know what
happened a few days later?

Hook came to New York,

and he brought us back to Storybrooke

and we were reunited with our family.

There was magic.

It was right here.

We just didn't know it.

Don't you see?

We just need to wish they were back.

I wish we were reunited with our family.

Come on.

It can't just be me.

Everybody make a wish.

This will work. I promise.

Okay, kid.

Emma. Did you see that?

Sometimes that boy surprises me.

We just need more.

We can blend in here, but so can Hyde.

He could be anywhere.

Is there a reason your evil alter ego

doesn't look anything like you?

And is 10 times as strong?

Everyone sees their
worst self differently...

Some as a mirror image,
others as a literal monster.

However the mind conjures it.

Well, perhaps next time, try
an aggressive bunny rabbit.

All right, we got to find a way out.

Over here.

Hurry. This way.


Come on!

People of New York City!

My name is Henry Mills,

and I need your help!

My family's in danger, but
we can save them with magic!

I know how crazy it sounds.

But magic is real.

It's all around us.

You just have to be willing to see it.

You have to be willing to believe.

And I know how hard that is.

I once let my own belief waver.

But I was wrong.

We need magic.

It can make the world a better place.

I know it seems impossible.

But think about it... at
some point in your life,

every one of you was once a
believer, and at some point,

you left that part of you behind.

But you can go back to it.

If you believe.

So, what do you say?

Will you make a wish for us?

Will you help us return
magic to this world?

We just have to make a wish!

Come on! Let's go!

Here, come on.

He's actually restoring magic.


I told you.


Not pennies, David.


I don't care who's making them.

Let's get out of here!



I knew you'd find us, Swan.

It wasn't me this
time. It was all Henry.


They think it was all an act.

It's okay, Henry.

This is the only way
they can understand.

But for a moment, they believed.

For a moment, you...

you did the impossible.

You made the world believe.

Still battling against
your better half, I see.

And failing.

So, you made it through that portal.

I'm never one to miss an opportunity.

Of course not.

And now that you're finally
here, Rumplestiltskin,

you're going to help me win that battle.

Because if you ever
wish to see your wife

or your child-to-be again,

you'll do as I ask.

The only deal I'm gonna make with you

is the one where you
return that box to me,

and then, I suppose, you get to live.

I can help you...

wake Belle.

What did you just say?

I know that she's
under a sleeping curse.

I can provide you with the
information to wake her.

You're lying,

thinking it'll save your skin.

Am I, now?

I've been the warden here to
many from all distant lands.

I've learned much.

There is one place

that had the answer you seek.


I think it's time that
we talk about a deal.

I'll never be able to thank you enough

for coming back to save me.

Now that I'm separated
from that monster,

I can make a fresh start of
my life in your Storybrooke.

Still missing a crocodile.

Gold wasn't in the park?

In all the commotion, he
must have slipped through

the portal to find Belle.

Where's Regina? Wasn't she
out there looking with you?

No. She said she wanted to be
alone, but she wouldn't say why.

Emma, this couldn't still
be about the squabble

you two had in Storybrooke, could it?

No, we solved that.

I know what this is.

It's something bigger.


I thought you might like
something to keep you warm.

You know I don't do
hot cocoa with cinnamon.

I know.

Emma told me what's going on with you.

You don't have to go through this alone.

Well, I'm afraid that I do.

If I want to keep the Evil Queen at bay,

I have to open myself up to
a life of pain and suffering.

And if I don't keep her at bay...

Well, that's just not an option.

There has to be something we can do.

There isn't. Trust me.

I even made a second
wish at the fountain.

I wished the Evil Queen away

so I can be free of everything she did.

I did.

We forgive you, you know.

The problem is, as
long as she's inside me,

that doesn't matter.

Her baggage, her karma...
call it what you want...

will always be there.

Just another useless wish.

You want a fresh start.

I don't know for sure, Regina,

but maybe that wish can
come true, after all.


Jekyll said he didn't know how
to thank us, but he found a way.

He grabbed this before we fled the lab.

It's the serum that
split him from Mr. Hyde.

He said there's enough
left for another dose.

And you think this will work on me?

I believe that this could
be the end of the Evil Queen,

as long as you're sure
that's what you want.

I want her gone.

Then let's get rid of her.

Let's be the family we
were always meant to be.

All of us.

Go downstairs.

Jekyll said there will be
a moment of disorientation

when the Evil Queen
won't have her magic.

That's your chance. You cannot hesitate.


Now, please, leave me.

I'm staying.

I'm staying, too.

I was there when the
Evil Queen was born.

I kind of helped bring
her into the world.

I want to see you end her.

Get ready to stand back, because...

I have a feeling we're about to meet

a very angry queen,

and she didn't like you on a good day.


I'm ready.

Look at what you've become.

Regina, now's your chance. Destroy her.

You destroy me?

You don't have what it takes.


You're weak.

No matter what you do, you
can't destroy our darkness.

Deep down inside, you know the truth.

You need me.


I don't.

I'm sorry.

Home sweet home.

And in one piece.

I have to go, Henry.

My dad... I need to talk to him.

Good luck.

I'm sorry if I got you in trouble

for missing everyone's
trip back to Camelot.

It's okay.

There's something...
something I haven't told you.

My father didn't go back,
because he isn't from Camelot.

It's just a place he wound up in.

I... I don't understand.

He's originally from here, this land.

From a place called Connecticut.


He never felt at home
in Camelot, you know?

He... he always said he was
glad that I was born there

because, "being a Connecticut Yankee

in King Arthur's court
is no great shakes."

I don't know what great shakes are,

but I do know that I like it here.


So, I'm guessing Operation
Mixtape was a success?

Mom. Come on.

We still need to un-tether
the magic from this thing.

It's even lovelier than you described.

Well, follow me. We'll show you around.

First stop Granny's.


What is it, love? You don't still
feel guilty about my return, do you?

No. Just after everything
we've been through...

darkness, Hades, being
separated by realms...

I just wanted to say something,

you know, when we're not in
the middle of a big battle

or one of us is facing death,

when things are just normal.

And what's that, Swan?

I love you.

Well, you did it, Mom. You
destroyed the Evil Queen.

How do you feel?


Now let's make sure no one
can ever steal this again.

Thank you for that.

I'd hate to be trapped in
this town without magic.

That would be truly barbaric.

Mr. Hyde.

How did you get here?


He made a deal with you, didn't he?

Yes, that he did.

I provided him with some information

in exchange for Storybrooke.

Excuse me?

Storybrooke is mine now.

And I brought some friends.

You know, I've been looking
for a place like this

for quite some time...

A land where all the world's
lost and forgotten stories

could play themselves out.

And now that I have brought them here,

that is exactly what
they're going to do.

Let me tell you something, "Mr. Hyde."

I know how your story ends.

You lose.

I wouldn't bet on it, Regina.

Despite what you may think,

darkness is not as easy to snuff out

as you might believe.

Evil Queen.

Regina never should
have let me out to play.

What are you doing here?

I came to set the record straight.

You were right about one thing, Dragon.

There was a battle raging inside Regina.

And she may have won the fight,

but this...

is a war.

And it's just begun.


The Queen is back.