Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 6, Episode 16 - Mother's Little Helper - full transcript

Emma must team up with Gideon if she has any chance of saving Hook, but are his intentions all good. Meanwhile Hook makes a deal with Blackbeard to get home to Emma. Whilst flashbacks reveal Gideon's time in captivity with the Black Fairy...

Previously on
"once upon a time"...
What do you want?
Sorry to commandeer
your vessel, captain,
but I'm afraid
for what I have planned,
you can't be
in storybrooke.
Emma, are you there?
Gideon --
he sent me away.
I would never leave you.
What the hell
do I have to do?
Kill the black fairy.
Did she harm you?
She toughened me up.
What did she do to you?
Depends what you mean.
[ Wind howling ]
[ Pickaxes clanking ]
I've brought someone new.
Another child
for the mines?
Not this one.
This child is different.
I will care for him
as though he were my own.
Care for him
as if he were mine.
Shh. Yes.
Oh, how sweet.
[ Thud ]
A remnant of the past.
[ Chuckles ]
You won't be needing this
you sent hook away
on the submarine?
You took him
away from me?
And you'll get him back --
as soon as we destroy
the black fairy together.
Now you want my help?
You have a funny way
of asking for a favor.
I suspect,
without a little nudging,
I already know
the answer, then.
Answer's always the same.
Then I suggest
you reconsider,
because given the protection
spell I placed over him,
it's impossible
for him to return.
I'll find a way.
[ Whoosh ]
I have your tear,
remember, savior?
I'm the only one
that can bring him back.
[ Whoosh ]
You tried to kill me with
that sword, and you failed,
and now you think
you can bully me?
I will never help you.
If you don't bring
hook back on your own,
i will make you do it.
Do you really think
you frighten me?
Do you think
anything frightens me?
You have no idea
what I've been through.
I was raised
by the black fairy.
Do you know the depths
of depravity in her soul?
If I don't stop her,
no one will.
Hundreds of people are depending
on me to save them --
that I swore to protect.
So you -- you think --
you think you're so righteous?
You think
I'm the bad guy?
You are so far wrong,
So, yes, you bested me.
But now we have a common cause,
whether you know it or not,
so I would think
long and hard
how badly you want to see
your captain again.
I will not give up
my mission...
Or my word.
"Others before him
had cowered in fear
becoming trapped
in its web.
The hero Gideon knew this,
but he was undaunted.
He fought valiantly
until he slayed the great spider
from the echoless forest
and led the villagers
to safety."
[ Door clanks, creaks ]
Put it away, please!
Put it away, Gideon!
If she sees it, she'll know
that you stole it from her.
Who knows
what she'll do.
It's okay, Roderick.
I won't let her hurt you.
As long as I'm around, you'll be
safe from the black fairy.
[ Door opens ]
Good night,
my little darlings.
Mother has come
to wish you sweet dreams.
Gideon, I was going to tell you
a bedtime story tonight --
a very special one.
But I see
you already have one.
Did you really think
i wouldn't know what you stole?
Give it back.
It's mine.
No, child.
Everything here
belongs to me.
I've read
the inscription.
My real mother
gave it to me --
so I'd remember
to be a hero.
[ Thud ]
I'm your real mother.
You're not my mother.
And you never will be!
[ Breathing shakily ]
You want to be a hero,
do you?
Just like your real mum?
Well, here's the truth,
Just because she was a hero
doesn't make you one.
[ Giggles ]
And now I'm going to show you
exactly what you are.
[ Laughs ]
[ Cell door opens ]
No! Help!
[ Grunts ]
Help! Help!
Gideon, help!
So, you want
to be a hero?
[ Giggles ]
Show me.
Help me!
Help me, please!
[ Groans ]
No! Gideon!
[ Screams ]
Help me!
[ Screams ]
Just as I thought --
[ Chuckles ]
You have much to learn...
From me.
Gideon! Help!
Please! Heeeeelp!
[ Bell jingles ]
Get out here -- now.
[ Door closes, bell jingles ]
I've got questions,
and you better have answers.
if you want answers,
I suggest you start
by asking nicely.
I'm done with nice.
Your son has a death wish,
which, if he messes with me
one more time,
I'm happy to fulfill.
And I'm happy to help.
We've been looking for
some mother/daughter bonding.
What did he do now?
He banished hook
to another realm.
He's using him
as a bargaining chip
to force me to help him
to kill the black fairy.
He did?
Yes, he did.
Now, I know nothing
about this fairy,
but I'm guessing you do.
Yeah, she's my mother.
She stole Gideon
from the blue fairy,
took him away to another realm
where time moves differently,
tortured him
for 28 years.
Why would she do that?
To hurt me.
Her own son?
That tells you
all you need to know about her.
please don't hurt Gideon.
He was not born evil.
No, she made him this way.
If you help him, though,
he will be on the side of good.
I-I'm certain.
Belle, I can only go with
what I see and what I know.
Then know this --
belief in good and hope
isn't the only reason
to spare my son
and help destroy
the black fairy.
Right now we have an opportunity
to not only destroy her
and save him,
but to save all of us.
She hasn't threatened
anyone else.
That's because
she's in another realm --
only able to break free
long enough
to steal other children
before it pulls her back in.
But if she should break free
for good...
I think I can handle it.
I handled you.
I broke your curse --
the one you gave to Regina
that started
this whole mess.
Well, that's just the thing,
miss swan --
the curse,
that dark curse.
It and all of the darkness
you've ever faced,
was borne
out of one twisted soul --
the black fairy.
And unless
we try and stop her,
she is gonna bring
far worse.
How's it going, mom?
It's going -- slowly.
Casting a sleeping curse
is one thing, but breaking it?
[ Scoffs ]
Apparently, snow and charming
have met their match -- me.
If there's anyone who can undo
your work, it's you.
I've cleaned up almost all
my evil half's messes --
town line protection spell --
I freed that dragon
from the mirror world -- check.
Got doctor dolittle
out of that cage.
Don't ask.
I undid everything --
except for the big one.
I wish I could help.
Maybe you can.
There's a few ingredients
in Emma's shed
I haven't tried yet.
Can you run over
and grab them for me?
Of course.
What do you need?
Tongue of newt...
Not the eye -- tongue.
You wanted to see me,
So prompt.
What do you want
from me?
Do you know
what day it is?
It's your birthday,
My birthday?
Well, don't act
so flummoxed.
Everyone has one.
I just --
i didn't know.
I thought this year,
your 28th...
[ Giggles ]
...we should celebrate.
After all, you've grown
into such a strong, loyal son.
And your magic abilities
are already so strong.
What a sorcerer
you shall be.
I am so proud.
Thank you, mother.
The dust you requested.
Lock it away in my vault,
would you?
What is it?
The key to my vault.
It's missing.
Who would do such a thing?
Down to the mines,
my son.
Find out who is responsible
for this act of treason.
And when you do,
do as I've taught you --
make them pay.
For your dear mum.
[ Whirring ]
When I first came to this town,
that clock didn't even move.
Now look at it,
ticking away,
marking every magical second
since my arrival.
Are you here
for nostalgia,
or do you want something
from me?
I saw your parents.
Made me realize
something --
something I saw
the last time that we chatted.
The look of someone
who needs hope.
Henry had it all those years ago
when he found me
and told me
I'm the savior.
Now you have it.
Are you saying you will help me
to defeat the black fairy?
First things first.
[ Exhales sharply ]
You came here to kill me,
which -- call me crazy,
but that doesn't
exactly inspire trust.
So I need a sign
of good faith.
Mm. And why?
It's not like I could defeat you
anyway, even with this sword.
Then hand it over.
And the spell to get hook back.
That's what I want.
[ Sighs ]
All right.
We have a deal.
[ Exhales sharply ]
Okay, then.
Since I'm sure
we have work to do,
let's get my pirate back.
[ Door opens ]
[ Indistinct talking ]
Didn't mean to interrupt.
Actually, yes, I did.
Look what the tide
brought in.
Captain hook.
Evening, blackbeard.
By the sand
on your britches,
I'd say someone's been
passed out on the beach again.
It's part of
a long journey home.
A journey
that's now interrupting my game.
Judging by your dwindling chips,
I'd say I've done you a favor.
If you want a favor in return,
I'd be happy to oblige.
Well, as luck would have it,
i do need a favor --
a magic bean,
to be exact.
You got one for me before,
and I'm willing to bet
that you have another one.
And in return,
that sorry lot of cheap jewelry
you probably stole
from some wench?
[ Laughs ]
I assure you, those are
some of the finest jewels
agrabah has to offer.
[ Laughing ]
Sailing the high seas
in a desert?
Oh, you really have sunk
to a new low.
If the jewels aren't enough,
i do have...
One more thing
i could offer.
Oh, and what's that?
Well, I hear tell
that you haven't had a vessel
for some time --
not since you lost
the jolly Roger in arendelle.
I've been meaning
to talk to you about that.
Well, it's a good thing
I'm here, then, isn't it?
Because what's a pirate
without a ship?
Are you trying
to antagonize me?
Yes, I am.
[ Cup clanks ]
Oh, good.
Then you do wish to duel.
I wish to do
a bit more civilized.
How about
a hand of cards...
For the jolly Roger?
You're willing to risk your ship
on a game?
Well, it's only a risk
if I lose.
[ Groans ]
[ Glass shatters ]
Have a seat.
The sorcerer's mansion?
what are we doing here?
It's at the nexus
of the most powerful
magic in storybrooke.
I think you know
what's inside there --
or rather, what we can create
inside there.
A portal?
But those take
extreme magic.
They don't just
come out of thin air.
It's not like
hailing a cab.
you have me, then.
Wow. Impressive.
So, what next?
Hook just walks in?
Next, you must arrange
the ingredients.
[ Whoosh ]
Now the tear.
This is about you --
your love, Emma.
[ Rumbling ]
I didn't start it.
She figured out
what we're doing.
What the hell is that?!
That...Is a message.
[ Screeching ]
Gideon: Attention.
Gather 'round.
My mother has been
quite generous to each of you.
And now one of you
has betrayed her
and stolen something
from her --
a key.
Return it now, and you'll face
only my wrath, and not hers.
No one?
Then I have no choice.
With just a bit of magic,
i can turn you vermin into --
[ Gasps ] I didn't take it!
It wasn't me! Please!
Innocent or not,
you're about to be something
far more important --
an example.
Wait, wait, wait!
It was me.
It was me.
Well, then, little bug,
it's time you learned
your lesson, then.
You don't remember me,
do you?
"And the hero Gideon
fought valiantly
until he slayed the great spider
from the echoless forest."
I thought you were dead.
Turns out I'm not.
This must ease
some of that guilt for you,
learning I didn't die
by the black fairy's hands
all those years ago.
You -- you know
i had no choice.
Sounds like you've been telling
yourself that for some time.
But you do
have a choice now.
Mother won't be happy
if I let the culprit go free.
No, no, I know
my old friend is still in there
deep down inside,
and I know he wants
to make it up to me.
And how could i
possibly do that?
Be the hero
you were meant to be.
Help me defeat
the black fairy.
[ Gasps ]
[ Hushed ] After we kill
this thing, then what?
Then we turn our sights
to my mother.
I thought she was trapped
in another realm.
That's where you come in.
You're the savior.
Your magic is the only thing
strong enough
to not only
slice into her realm,
but to allow me
to at last defeat her.
So, you tried to kill me
because you didn't believe
that I would help you
get to another realm
to get back to her?
Seemed like a...Good plan
at the time.
In retrospect,
perhaps not.
I thought I could channel
your powers via the sword
to open a portal
between worlds.
I'm sorry, Emma.
After everything
I've done to you,
you should just walk away.
[ Splat ]
Still don't know
when to quit?
What's so important
that you'd be willing
to trade your beloved ship
for a magic bean --
I've been separated
from the woman I love,
and now she's in danger.
Same woman as last time?
Well, perhaps
you should have kept the ship
and gotten rid
of the woman.
I don't remember
asking your opinion.
Well, be that as it may,
in the future,
you might want to listen to me,
because now...
You won't have either.
[ Laughs ]
Time to pay up,
old friend!
Let's go, then.
Aye. Let's.
[ Laughs ]
Where is it?!
Oh! Right. Ooh.
Did I forget to mention
there's just one problem?
The jolly Roger
isn't actually in this realm.
It's -- it's with that woman
i spoke of.
So if you want
to claim your winnings,
you're gonna have to give me
that bean and let me use it.
You lied to me!
And you had six aces
in your deck!
I'm not as drunk
as your other opponents.
Well played.
Don't worry.
I'll be back in a flash.
Oh, no, pirate.
[ Sighs ]
We're getting it together!
What is this?
You tell me.
You wrote it --
right before you passed out.
I have no idea.
it's my author powers?
But i-i didn't use
the pen,
and I didn't write
in the book.
why did this happen?
I-i --
i don't really know.
But, lucky for us,
i know someone who might.
I don't think
he's ever had visitors.
[ Scoffs ] Shocking.
Do you really think
he'll be able to help us?
I mean, he's not exactly
our biggest fan.
it's worth a shot.
Henry, if your problem
is being the author,
why not ask
the last one?
Hello, Isaac.
We need to talk.
Torrent downloaded from RARBG
Shh, shh.
I've heard of
this sort of thing happening,
but it never happened
to me.
Not that I'm complaining.
Well, actually, yes,
i am complaining.
You've had me locked up
for how long now,
and what did I really do to you
that was so bad?
Tried to kill us all.
So, if you want
to earn your way back,
maybe you can start
by telling us what this means.
Why did Henry write it?
You're asking a lot
of questions, your majesty,
but it's just so hard to think
in this dreary cell.
A writer needs motivation
and inspiration
in his surroundings.
What do you want?
I want out of here --
for good.
I'm gonna go back
to New York.
I'm gonna need a car --
something sporty.
Ooh! Maybe a Porsche.
You've got to be
kidding me.
Lamborghini will do.
How about I drive
the sports car of your choice
over your miserable
little head
until it squishes
like a pumpkin?
Freedom, sports car,
big apple.
And, since you're making this
so difficult,
"Hamilton" tickets.
Henry, grab your things.
I was foolish to think
this washed-up hack
would help us.
His author powers
are taking over.
He thinks he controls them,
but he doesn't.
They are more powerful
than you know.
Well, what's going to happen
to him?
Those trances --
they'll become more frequent,
more intense.
He might even end up
in a cell right next to me.
what can I do to help?
You can start
by giving me what I want.
What now?
We got to get behind
this thing
so we can smash it
back to hell.
Where are you taking me?
Do you know how dangerous it is
to even hint
at what you want to do
to mother?
If my transgression
protects the ones I care about,
then it's all worth it.
Protects them from what?
Haven't you ever wondered
why the black fairy
is collecting all this dust?
Years ago,
the black fairy used her dust
to create
a most terrible spell.
It was called
the dark curse.
The dark curse?
She was obsessed
with perfecting it
and never stopped collecting
the dust.
And now...
I-i don't want to find out
what else she's capable of.
What happened...
[ Exhales shakily ]
It's better left unsaid.
I'm sorry.
I regret it every day.
I was weak.
I could barely survive
the mines.
And what you endured...
It would've...
I'm sorry I was weak.
We were children.
But now we must stop her
before it's too late.
What do you suggest
we do?
There's someone in another realm
who can help us --
a brave hero
called the savior.
We just need
to reach her, Gideon.
I've heard rumors
of a crystal ball --
a magical orb
that would allow us
to communicate
across the realms.
If you'll help me.
[ Breathing heavily ]
Over here.
[ Breathing heavily ]
[ Groans ]
It's a dead end.
[ Gasps ]
[ Breathing heavily ]
What the hell
are you doing?!
I already told you.
Once you're dead, I'll be able
to channel your powers
and use this sword
to open a portal to a realm.
I was helping you.
It's the only way.
The spider --
you brought it here.
You knew you couldn't kill me
on your own.
Alas, you were far stronger
than I anticipated.
[ Chittering ]
And while I created it,
controlling it
is a different matter.
Which is why I must bid you
farewell now, savior.
What about hook?!
I'm afraid,
no matter what he tries,
returning to this realm
is impossible for him.
I told you to walk away.
[ Grunts ]
[ Chittering ]
[ Grunts ]
What the devil...?
So, where the hell
is the jolly Roger?
The sooner we get this over
with, the sooner I can kill you.
That's just it --
this isn't my realm.
Then where are we?
I'm not sure.
Something must have gone wrong.
"Gone wrong"?
"Gone wrong"?!
Don't you know
how to use a magic bean?
You think of the place you want
to go, and it takes you.
It's quite simple!
I did!
When we stepped through,
i thought about
getting home to Emma,
but this
definitely isn't home.
Whatever dark magic banished me
must have affected the portal,
preventing me
from returning.
So now I'm the victim
of your banishment?
So, where are we?!
[ Whooping in distance ]
Do you hear that?
[ Drumbeats ]
[ Whooping intensifies ]
What is that sound?
I think I know
what it is.
Bloody hell.
Who are they?
Those are lost boys.
Where are we?
Kill them!
[ Whooping ]
[ grunts ]
[ Screeching ]
Where's a 40-foot can of raid
when you need it?
[ Grunts ]
Okay, Charlotte,
let's do this.
[ Gasps ]
[ Wheezing ]
[ Wheezing ]
[ Gasping ]
It's time, mother.
[ Spider chittering ]
[ Spider chittering ]
[ Chittering ]
[ Screeches ]
Ms. swan?
[ Gasps ]
Are you all right?
I think so.
[ Breathing heavily ]
Ms. swan...
Where's Gideon?
[ Breathing heavily ]
Did the beast kill him?
That beast was his pet.
He brought it here
to kill me.
I'm sorry,
but your son cannot be saved.
He's evil.
This is where she keeps all of
her most powerful possessions.
If the orb exists,
it'll be in here.
[ Exhales sharply ]
Thank you, my friend.
I knew you'd come through
for us.
Now, let's see
if we can reach this savior.
Such powerful toys are not meant
for such disobedient boys.
How did you know
we were here?
I led you here --
just as I led your friend
to my key.
This whole thing --
it was a test,
wasn't it?
From the moment
you arrived,
you were supposed to be
different, Gideon.
You were a gift --
my loyal son.
You stole me
from my parents.
They abandoned you!
I'm the one who took you in,
gave you a home,
taught you, fed you,
shared with you
everything that I had!
And this is
how you repay me?
I am so disappointed
in you, Gideon.
You can't intimidate me
I should have stood up to you
years ago.
Oh, Gideon.
How many times
do I have to tell you?
You are not a hero.
Yes, I am.
And I know you've been hoarding
the black fairy dust.
And I know you're planning to do
something terrible with it.
Well, I'm not
gonna let you.
These people have suffered
long enough.
Have they?
[ Chuckles ]
No, no, no, no, no!
As far as I can see,
this one's just begun to suffer.
[ Gasps ]
How dare you use that
on me!
I gave you this magic!
You wouldn't hurt me.
Oh, Gideon.
Haven't you learned?
There are so many ways
to hurt a person.
[ Squeaks ]
Or a bug.
Please -- please --
please don't --
You could've saved him eons ago,
but you didn't.
This is on you, Gideon.
And my boot.
You're a monster.
You may have stopped me,
but you can't stop the savior.
I will find her.
And when I do,
she will destroy you
with her light magic.
You don't need
to find her.
I know
exactly where she is.
That's right.
I know
all about this savior.
And I have plans for her.
Just as I have plans
for you.
[ Thump, squish ]
[ Heartbeat ]
Now you are mine
in every way.
You will do exactly
what I say -- always.
Now, you will find
the savior.
And when you do,
you will kill her.
And then,
when the savior dies,
the sword will do
what it must --
free me from this prison.
[ drumbeats, whooping ]
I've heard tell of this place,
but I thought pan was dead!
Hook: He is. This land must have
transformed without him.
If he's dead, then who
in bloody hell is chasing us?
When last I left,
we rescued his minions --
his lost boys --
but not all wanted to leave.
Some stayed.
The worst of them.
And they have no love
for me or anyone.
Keep up, old man!
The shore is just through here!
[ Chuckles ]
[ Groans ]
Oh, what the...?
This "old man" still has
some spring in his step!
Enjoy your stay,
What are you doing?
No way I help you --
after all your double crosses.
I double-crossed you?!
You just knocked me out!
We're pirates!
What did you expect?!
And if you do manage
to survive,
don't forget --
you owe me that ship!
Captain hook
always survives.
[ Laughs ]
I'm counting on it!
[ Whooping ]
[ Whooping intensifies ]
Are you okay?
Emma: Yeah.
I'll never look at spider-man
again the same way,
but I'm fine.
Rumple, where's our boy?
Gideon led Emma to the creature
and left her to die.
I thought
you were helping him.
I was, but dark one junior
had different plans.
He played me.
He came to you
for help, though.
Belle, I know you want
to believe the best in him,
but it's like you said --
evil is not born, it is made,
and that is exactly what
the black fairy did to him.
Careful with your accusations,
Ms. swan.
May I remind you --
i saved your life tonight.
Because your son
tried to kill me -- again.
He needs help.
You're a hero, Ms. swan.
Gideon is my son.
You can't keep
cleaning up his messes, gold.
He needs to take responsibility
for his actions.
Are you threatening
my child?
I don't have a choice.
He's tried to kill me twice.
I'm not gonna give him
a third chance.
All right, savior.
If you cross my son,
I will do what I must
to stop you.
We didn't start this fight.
Let's go home.
[ Sighs ]
He's ripping us apart.
Gideon has been here
a matter of days,
and look at all the destruction
he's caused.
Don't listen to them.
They only see the world
in black and white.
[ Scoffs ]
They're right.
We've lost him.
We could still bring him
back to us, belle.
Look, the black fairy
isn't here with him now.
We are.
Whatever damage that woman
did to him in the past,
it's over.
I promise.
I'm not sure
if you can hear me, mother...
But I thought
you should know...
The savior survived.
Your plan failed.
Black fairy: Did it?
How are you here?
The portal closed.
You may not have
killed her,
but our dear spider
came close enough.
As her life ebbed away,
the portal opened just enough
to allowed dear old mum
to slip through.
Oh, Gideon.
Don't tell me
you underestimated me.
The spider was
an ingenious stroke on my part,
but you played yours
to the hilt.
I was under your thrall.
I had no choice.
But part of you wanted
to help me, though, didn't it?
Part of you always does.
Of course, mother.
there is much to do.
What the hell is that?
I asked
for a sports car.
I wouldn't drive that
to a ping-pong tournament.
Well, then you won't be
driving it to New York, either.
Back to your cell.
Okay. Wait.
Fine. I'll take it.
Doesn't matter.
As long as she gets me the hell
out of this town, and fast.
I'm guessing the "Hamilton"
tickets are a "no"?
Yeah. No one's magic's
that powerful.
All right, then.
And if you want
to take care of your son,
I'd follow along
right behind me.
You want to know what's going on
with Shakespeare here?
I'd take a look
at the book.
It's the final chapter.
Ah, so it is.
The end of the story.
What happens
at the end of the book?
The savior fights
the final battle.
And trust me --
no one wants to be around
to see that.
[ Engine starts ]
[ Tires squeal ]
do you trust me?
[ Giggles ]
Where are we going?
Enter a whole new world
where the untold stories
of some of your favorite
characters --
Aladdin and Jasmine,
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
the count of monte cristo,
and more --
will be unleashed.
What's coming,
and how do I stop it?
Robbie: They say
when the rider burns you,
he burns your soul.
[ Tires squeal ]
[ Engine revving ]
You don't get to decide
who deserves to die.
Robbie: I'm not the one
who decides.
[ Screams ]
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