Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 6, Episode 18 - Where Bluebirds Fly - full transcript

Zelena and Regina's relationship is tested by the Black Fairy while Charming and Snow disagree over Emma's wedding plans. In flashbacks, Zelena befriends a young woodcutter who has been cursed and turns to her for help finding a new heart. Zelena is forced to choose between keeping her powers and her friendship with him. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Zelena decides to take on the Black Fairy and put a stop to her once and for all, against Regina's wishes, and the Charmings disagree on Hook and Emma's wedding plans..

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"Once Upon a Time"...

What you have is a gift.

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

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

You can't stop me.

I'm not here to stop you.

I'm here to do it for you.

Now you are mine.

Hello, Rumple.

How did you get here?

If you don't do what I'm
asking, the Savior will die.

This is the only hope the
Savior has of defeating her.

What happens at the end of the book?

The Savior fights the Final Battle.

No one wants to be around to see that.

Excuse me, but your tree
is blocking the path.

You should move it
before somebody gets hurt.

I'm afraid it's already too late.

The poor thing.

It must not have survived the fall.

How did you do that?


Are you a witch?

She's a freak!

Haven't you ever heard about the monster

who lives in the shack...
the freak with magic?

That nest didn't fall
out of the tree, did it?


It made good target practice, though.

And so will you.

Why don't you practice on my ax?

Are you all right?

Yes. Thank you.

Well, that was a first.

Not a lot of people want to
befriend the girl with magic.

Maybe they're right.

Maybe I am a monster.

You used your magic for good,

and that doesn't make you a monster.

It makes you special.

You really think so?

I'm Stanum.


Hang on a minute, darling.

Mommy's coming.

I'm going as fast as I can.


Not too hot and not
too cold... just right.

Is somebody ready
for their breakfast?


Keeping a watchful eye on an infant

can be so hard all by yourself.

But worry not.

I have plenty of experience,
and I am happy to help.

Give me back my daughter.

Oh, can't I hold her a little longer?

I never grow tired of
that new-baby smell.

Lay a hand on her again,
and you'll lose it.

Oh, no need to be so hostile,
especially around the child.

I came here because I
heard you were wicked,

and I thought we could help each other.

Why would I help you?

Oh, isn't it obvious?

Look around.

You're out here, living alone
in the middle of nowhere.

You look like you could use a friend,

especially with the
Final Battle approaching.

I could be that friend.

One wouldn't want to be
alone for what's coming.

Is that a threat?

Because I'm not afraid of you.

Oh, but you should be.

You most certainly should be.

I'll be in the Dwarf tunnels
if you change your mind.

Until then.

♪♪ Dramatic music playing...

Season 06 Episode 18
"Where Bluebirds Fly"

Something smells delicious.

It's just from a box.

I'm not talking about the pancakes.


I'm just... happy.

It still surprises me sometimes.

Aye, luv. Me, too.

To hell with the pancakes.

Oh, great. You're up.

Mom. Uh...

Your mother has a key. Good to know.

I know I'm a little early,
but I woke up this morning,

and it just hit me.

Am I interrupting something?

- Yes.
- No.

We were, uh... We were
just making some pancakes.



Uh, maybe I should come back
after you've had... pancakes.

- Um...
- Don't worry.

I've lost my appetite.

I have to go and have a
quick and bracing shower.

Mom, as much as I love
our unexpected visits,

is there something pressing today?

Wedding planning.

Um, I have been putting
together a few ideas.

You did all this since
Hook and I got engaged?

I might have started a bit before that.

Like, how long ago?

Um, well, it was definitely
after the first curse.

Look, I know I'm excited,
but can you blame me?

I have missed a lot

of the milestones
in your life, Emma.

I want to make the
absolute most of this one.

Me, too, Mom.

Regina, what's up?

We'll be right there.

I was about to wring
her scrawny little neck,

and then she just poofed away.

Makes sense she's headed
to the Dwarf tunnels.

It's an easy place to hide.

And there are miles of
them below Storybrooke.

Pinning her down in there won't be easy.

Well, the good news is,
whatever her plan was

for the Final Battle, she needs help.

Which means we have time to
figure out how to stop her.

Well, perhaps that's where
this piece of wand comes in.

Tiger Lily said it had been used

to banish the Black Fairy once.

If we can find the other half,
perhaps we can do it again.

So, where do we look?

I'm not waiting around
for some piece of wand.

The only reason I didn't
blast that noir-colored nit

out of existence is because of Robin.

So, if one of you'd be
kind enough to watch her

for a minute, I'll do what I intended

and go and take care of this.

Well, hold on. You can't just

go down there alone
and confront her.

Why not?

What, you think I can't defeat her?

I'm more powerful than you.

Oh, really?

Is that why I had to
rip out my own heart

to save you from the Evil Queen?

Look, I would have been
fine without your help.

Believe what you want.
You're not going down there.

Okay, sibling rivalry
aside, Regina's right.

We need to get the wand back
before we go up against her,

and when we do, we're
going to do this together.

Thank you.

Okay, fine. Have it your way,

but you're doing it without me.

David: She gonna be okay?

Yeah. She just needs to cool off.

In the meantime, why don't I

take that piece of
wand back to my vault,

see if I can cast a locator spell on it.

What about us? I mean, we can't just

sit around here doing nothing.

Well, we won't be. We have plenty
to do to keep us busy.

We do?

Well, you've obviously
never planned a wedding.

You really want to
pick out centerpieces

on the eve of the Final Battle?

I do.

David and I went
through with our wedding

after you threatened us.

It gave people hope.

Why should Emma and
Hook's be any different?

So, who's ready to put their hearts

into some wedding planning?

The Black Fairy has Gideon's heart?

I knew it.

I knew our son couldn't do those things.

I knew he wasn't evil.

You know, this means
he can be saved.

The Blue Fairy is even
older than me, Belle.

She knew my mother
before she became evil.

Which means that Blue could
have the answer to stopping her.

And I played right
into my mother's hands

and took her magic.

Now I can't wake her,

which means, if she does know anything,

right now, she's useless.

Yeah, but... you couldn't have known

that your mother was pulling
all the strings, Rumple.

You did what you had
to, to protect Gideon.

Now, we just have to find a
way to get Blue out of her coma.

Yeah, well, the first step
is returning her magic.

Her heart remains frozen till then.

Well, any idea how?

No, and I'm afraid that I've
exhausted all my books here.

I'm gonna go to the Sorcerer's Mansion,

- see what I can find.
- Okay.

Good luck.



Zelena: No. It's me.

I had to wait until he left.


Well, what do we have here?

- Is she...
- N-No.

Uh, her heart's stopped
because her magic's gone.

Rumple's taking care of it.

Is he now?

Well, I never liked her anyway.

Your secret's safe with me.

Okay. Good to know.

Uh... why are you here?

I need a favor.

I was wondering if you
could watch Robin for me.

Yeah, yeah, of... of course.

I'd be happy to.

I, uh... I think we've got
a bassinet we could use.

Come on.

There you go.

Don't worry, darling.

Mommy won't be gone long.

She just has to go and pluck
that big, bad Fairy's wings.

♪♪ Ominous music playing...





Didn't you hear me?

Sorry. I was writing.

That's your Author's pen.

Henry, I know there's
been a lot going on lately,

but please tell me you
haven't tried to change things.

You know how dangerous that can be.

Of course not. I know better than that.


Also, I already tried a few days ago,

and it didn't work.



I couldn't change things
even if I wanted to.

She has to fight in the Final Battle.

There's no escaping it.

Okay. So, what are you doing?

Trying to translate this.

That's the page you
made in Regina's vault.

Isaac said the Author's powers
are trying to tell me something.

I thought maybe they came out like that

because I was using a regular pen.

But this one's not working any better.

What's the point of having these powers

when I can't use them to help anyone?

We're going to help her, Henry,

but we can't drive ourselves
crazy while we're doing it.

You know, sometimes the best
thing you can do is step away.

Step away?

Yeah. You know, live life,
which is why I came back here.

I forgot my wallet, and
I'm probably gonna need it.

We're looking at wedding venues today.

Wedding venues?

Living our life?

This reeks of Grandma...

Not giving up hope and all that stuff.

She's usually right about these things.

Now, come on. Leave this here.

You can come back for it all later.

♪♪ Ominous music playing...



Hi. What, uh...
What can I help you with?

Well, I was putting together
a locator spell

when I realize I was out
of eye of n...

Is that Robin?

Yeah. Zelena asked me
to watch her for a bit.

Isn't she adorable?

Uh, is something wrong?

Not right now.

But there's about to be.

♪♪ Dramatic music playing...


The salt, please.

Your wickedness,

there's a man here to see you.

He says he needs help.

Don't people remember I exiled
that charlatan wizard ages ago?

Maybe it's time I did
something to remind them.

Well, send him in.

Hello, zelena.

It's good to see you again.

Do I know you?

Perhaps you'd know me better if
I were holding a bird's nest.


It's been a long time.

And I see I'm not
the only one who's changed.

What are you doing here?

I was hoping you'd help
an old friend.

I chopped down a tree

belonging to
the wicked witch of the north,

and she punished me
by giving me a terrible curse.


She turned your clothes
to tin?

That's just it.

It's not just my clothes.

It's me.
And it's spreading.

And unless I find
a new heart soon,

there won't be any of me left.

You'll be a walking tin can.

Well, what am I supposed to do
about any of this?

There's an enchanted object...
The crimson heart.

It's said to be hidden
in the woods,

and there's a horrible monster
that guards it.

I need your help to get it.

Mm. So,
you get a heart.

What do I get out of
this little arrangement?

Whatever happened to you using
your magic for good?

Well, it's as you said.

I've changed.

And using magic to be wicked
is a lot more fun.

That may be, but
I don't think being wicked

is the reason
you're not helping me.

You act powerful,

but I think
you're really afraid.

How dare you
talk to me like that.

Do you know who I am,
what I can do?

Yes. I just don't have much
to lose anymore.

Hope you enjoy
having dinner by yourself.


I'm not afraid of some monster
in the woods.

I'm the most powerful witch
in all of oz.

Now let's get that heart,
and I'll prove it.


Regina, what are
you doing down here?

Isn't it obvious?
I came to get you out of here

before you get yourself killed.

I'm not going anywhere.

Just get out of my way.

It's for your own good.

Oh, so... so now
you care about my own good?

You're not gonna blame me
for something?

What the hell is
that supposed to mean?

It means that in all
your sobbing over Robin's death

and your broken heart,
all you did was blame me.

I sacrificed Hades for you,

the man I loved,
to save your life.

And in return, I get blamed.

And now you're here
to lecture me?

No, thanks.

I'm not welcome at
the hero's table? Fine.

I'll just take care
of this by myself.

- Zelena...
- Sis, please.

I've got work to do.

- No.
- Get off me!

You shouldn't have done that.

- So, what do you think?
- It's nice.

I still think we could consider
getting married on the sea.

Wouldn't it be romantic
to exchange our vows

on the jolly Roger?

Not if half your guests are
getting sick over the side.

I guess the lad has a point.

I think granny's
will be perfect.

We can have
the ceremony outside.

After dinner, we push
the tables aside for dancing.

There's music on the jukebox.

What do you think, David?

I don't know.

What do you mean,
you don't know?

We have shared so many
happy memories here together.

Don't you want to have one more?

Let's be honest.

Not all of them have been happy,

and not all of them
have been together, either.

What are you talking about?

For starters, how about
your first date with whale?

- Ouch.
- Dad!

We were cursed.

Are you really bringing
that up right now?

That can't possibly
be the reason

you don't want
to have Emma's wedding here.

Okay, well, how about this?

This place is a scrap heap.

You want another one?
It's not big enough.

Emma's a Princess, and
her wedding is a royal affair.

You want to find
someplace bigger, fine.

Let's go find one.

Happy to.

What's going on?

I don't know, luv.

I don't know at all.

This is exactly why I told you
not to come down here.

Are you implying
that this is my fault?

Oh, I'm not implying anything.
I'm saying it.

If you had just listened to me,

we wouldn't be trapped
a half a mile under storybrooke.

And if you hadn't
crashed my party,

I'd be wiping the mine floor
with the black fairy by now.

Oh, I wouldn't be
so sure about that.

She's the most powerful evil
we've ever faced.

Which is why I was launching
a sneak attack.

Yeah, without the one weapon
we know can defeat her.

You may need a fairy wand.

Emma may need a fairy wand.

I don't.

Is that what this is about...

You proving you're better
than all of us?


It's about stopping the woman
who threatened my baby.

Yeah. On your own.

Why does it matter
so much, zelena?

Why do you have to be better
than everyone else?

Because I am.

Now, I'm going
to find the black fairy

and destroy her
before she finds us.

So, unless you want
the rest of these mines

to come crashing down on top
of us, don't try to stop me.


We must be near
the monster's den.

Well, then let's get on with it.

There's a village
full of munchkins

I still need
to terrorize tonight.

You know, it's just
the two of us, zelena.

You don't have
to pretend anymore.

Pretend what?

That you'd rather be doing
something else.

All right, stanum, tell me...
Why am I out here helping you?

Because you have
nothing better to do.

And you'd rather be out
in the woods with an old friend

than sitting alone in
that emerald castle of yours.

That couldn't be further
from the truth.

I've got lots of important work
to do back at my chambers.

Such as?

Creating one of the most
powerful spells ever to exist,

one that will allow me
to travel back in time.

Ah. And where exactly
do you plan on going

with this
time-travel spell?

Back to the beginning,
to when my mother gave me up,

to show her I'm more powerful
than my sister,

that I'm the one
she should have kept.

Seems like you're going to
an awful lot of trouble

to be with someone who didn't
want you to begin with.


The last person
to speak so freely to me

is now peeling bananas
with their feet.


Well, you wouldn't be so upset

unless what I was saying
was true.

Do you have a better idea of how
I can get what I want?

As a matter of fact, I do.



I'm the only one who
hurts people in these woods.


I told you...
You're not stopping me.



Fairy crystals...

And it's just
the beginning of a vein.

Well, at least now we know why

the black fairy's
holed up down here.

What would she want
with all that light magic?

That's the thing.

I'm not interested
in light magic.

So, you're the big, bad
evil queen who cast my curse.

No wonder it was such
a pathetic failure.

Is that so?


So, does this mean you're here
to take me up on my offer then?

Afraid not.

See, I'm stronger
than my sister,

and I came down here to do
one thing... kill you.

Not today.

You keep him busy.

She messed with the wrong witch.

♪♪ Suspenseful music playing...

You can't run forever.

I don't have to.

You should have
taken me up on my offer

when you had the chance.


Don't you know?

Wicked always wins.

And now I'm going to end you
once and for all.

Oh, the saddest part is

you really believe
that you can do that.

Now, you want to see real magic?



You played your part well,
my son.

- That's impossible.
- What's the matter?

Not as strong as
you thought, dear?

Let her go.

You were right about one thing.

You are stronger
than your sister.

Which is why I needed
to channel your magic

to weaponize these crystals.

But with a dose of dark magic...
Your dark magic...

They can be, oh, so much more.

My magic?

What about yours?

Oh, darling, don't you see?

Your magic is useful
because it's unstable.

You're so desperate for love,
so desperate to prove yourself.

Your heart is in disarray.

Well, don't look so surprised.

Anyone can see it.

I, on the other hand,
am quite pleased with myself.

You set me up.


I just knew you'd make
the wrong decision.

What are you going to do
with all of this?

What I came here for...
Start the final battle.

But worry not.

You won't be around to regret
your mistake much longer.

No one will.


These are my woods,

so I think it's time you learned

who's really king
of this forest.




And here I thought lions
were supposed to be brave.


You saved me.

You're lucky I did.


What's happening to you?

I don't have much time.

This way.

Are you okay?

Yes. What happened?

- Are we...
- Yeah.

Outside the fairy mines.

The black fairy must have
magicked us up here.

Because now that
she has dark fairy dust,

there's nothing
we can do to stop her.

Well, that's not true.

We can go back down there and
get the crystals for ourselves.

You really think
it'll be that easy,

after what we just went through?

I think you've done
enough for today.

You really think
this is all my fault?


If you didn't have to prove

you were stronger
than everyone else,

she wouldn't be sitting
on a magical nuke right now.

So, let me fix it.

And make things worse?

If being the best is
so important to you, zelena,

why don't you go someplace
where you can be on top?

What are you saying?

Go back to oz.

At least there you can't make
things any worse for us.

You don't mean that.

Oh, I'm afraid I do.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have
to find the charming family

so we can figure out how
to clean up your mess.



- Well, it's definitely...
- Bigger?

Well, I think
this space has great potential.

We could string lights from the
ceiling, put some trees around.

It could be transformed into
something really magical.

I think it could be.

Anyone else feel a draft?

It's probably just
a window open somewhere.

And look at the walls... the
whole place needs a paint job.

Okay, dad, I know
that technically

we're all royalty or whatever,
but unless you want to do

a destination wedding at your
castle in the enchanted forest

or, like, Excalibur in Vegas,
I don't think

we're gonna find
what you're looking for.

That's not a bad idea.

- Vegas?
- No. The enchanted forest,

our castle.

How many beans would it take
to get everyone back there?

David, may I speak with you
outside for a second?


So, elopement?

I'll bring the rum.

What is really going on?

You can't really believe
this place is good enough.

This isn't some town meeting
about parking regulations.

It's our daughter's wedding.

And if we wanted to get married
in our bathroom,

it would be perfect and exactly
what it's supposed to be.

None of that matters,
and you know it.

So, what is this really about?

I just... I don't know why
we have to rush into this.


Oh, David,
if this is about hook,

that ship has sailed,
and there's a pirate on it.

- Deal with it.
- No, this has nothing to do with hook.

This is about why
we insist on doing this

with everything else
going on right now.

Well, because, David, we agreed

that we don't give in to fear,
and our people need hope.

Well, what about what we need,
snow, what our family needs?

What are you talking about?!

The day I married you was
the best day of my life...

Until the evil queen
burst through those doors

and threatened
everyone we loved.

Then it became one of the worst.

I don't want that for Emma.

When I walk her down the aisle,

the only thing she should be
thinking about

is the wonderful years ahead,
not Gideon or the black fairy,

not any of it.

With everything she's been
through, the least we can do

is give her a real wedding day.

What if we're not around
to give her that?

What if she's not?

She will be.

That's where the hope comes in.


Dad's right.


Maybe postponing the wedding
is the best thing,

until we know that
the black fairy can't interrupt.

What if we can't stop her?

Well, then it would be
a really short marriage anyway.

We love each other.

We want to do this
when it's right...

not out of fear and not
because we think we might die,

but because we all know
it's the right time.

Hey. I'm back.


How, uh...

How did your business go?

Not as productive as I'd hoped,
but it doesn't matter anymore.

How was she?

She's a sweetheart.

I'm, uh... I'm happy
to watch her anytime.

I don't think that'll be
necessary, but thank you.

What do you say, Robin, hmm?

I think it's time
we went where we belong.



The crimson heart.

So, what now?

There's only one way
to find out.



What's wrong?

That thing...
It was draining my magic.

What? Why?

Because there's no magic
in that heart.

It's just a worthless
piece of glass.

For it to work, it needs
someone else's magic...

My magic.

You knew about this.

Zelena, I swear I had no idea.

You're lying.

Who put you up to this?

Was it Dorothy?

I never should have let
that gingham-clad

goody-two-shoes go back
to her wretched little farm.

I don't know
anyone named Dorothy,

and I promise you, I-I would
never trick you like that.

You want to know how to find
what it is you're searching for?

This is it.

What are you talking about?

It's what I was trying to tell
you before the lion attack.

You don't need
a time-travel spell

so you won't be alone.

You just need some friends.

Let me guess...
Like you?

Do you actually think
I would give up my magic

to save you?

So you could have a friend
that would accept you

when no one else did?



Weren't you the one who told me
magic made me special?

Magic isn't
what made you special.

Your willingness
to use it for good is.

If you leave me here to rust,

you might walk away from here
with your power,

but you'll be alone
a very long time.

That's a risk
I'll just have to take.

Sorry, stanum.
You're wrong.

Magic is what made me special.

And I won't give it up.


- Zelena.
- Enjoy life as a statue.

Maybe Dorothy will come back
and save you.

She did what?

You've got to be kidding me.

Unfortunately, I'm not.

How is that,
even when your sister

isn't the villain
that we're fighting,

she's still the villain
that we're fighting?

Believe me.
I had it out with her.

She will no longer be a problem.

Do we even know what
the black fairy

needs the crystals for?

To start the final battle,

so she says.

And has she done it?
Has it started?

I don't know, Henry.
But we'll figure it out.

Have you gotten anywhere
with that wand?

Unfortunately, I got
a little sidetracked.

But now that my family issues
are under control,

I'm back on it.

Maybe not as under control
as you'd like.

What are you doing here?

I thought we agreed
you were better off in oz.

No. You agreed.

And I was going to go.

But then, I changed my mind.


Because, despite
what you may think,

there's nothing for me in oz.

Anyone who ever
cared for me there

now hates me.

Look, I know you and I
aren't exactly

the sisters that our mother
wanted us to be, but...

You're all I've got, Regina.

Going down to those mines
was foolish and arrogant.

And I'm sorry, but...
I-I think I can help now.

What do you mean?

The black fairy used my magic to
turn those fairy crystals dark,

so... my magic is
still tethered to it.

Well, how does that help us?

Because it also means
that we can destroy it...

With this.

What's that?

Something I picked up
from oz via tornado.

And what will it do?

Destroy my magic.


What's wrong?

If something should happen,

promise me
you'll look after Robin.

Of course.

But nothing is going to happen.

Just promise.

I promise.

Me, too.

She's one of us.

We'll protect her
with our lives.



How do you feel?


But you've never
looked stronger.

Zelena, I'm so sorry
for everything.

I'm so proud of you.

If this crystal is
back to normal,

does that mean
all of them are, too?


The black fairy's
back to square one.

We should call mother superior.

She can get the dwarfs
to start mining this stuff.

It could come in handy.

Well, good luck with that.

She was the first person
I called

to locate that wand fragment.

I left a dozen messages,
but I haven't heard back.


Gold's got her
in the back of his shop.

Belle: I-I'm not not proud
of what I did,

but I did what I thought
was best for myself.

We both did.

What are you doing here?

We're here to help you.

- You're welcome.
- Help me with what?

Your little fairy problem which
you don't seem able to solve.

The blue fairy.

We might be able to wake her.

Unless you found a way.

Not yet, but I will.

But we might not need
to wait, rumple,

if you just let them try.

Look, I realized today

just how much we missed out on
with Gideon.

And that's time that
we will never get back.

But now that he's come here,
I-I refuse to let her

steal any more of
our time with him.

Get on with it.

You did it.

Her heart's beating again.

Then it's only a matter of time
before we wake her up.

First, they destroy
your dark magic.

Now, they're one step closer
to waking her.

I won't let them!

That piece of wand
she has hidden

must be powerful.

Are you really so afraid of it?

Of course not.

That wand was never the reason

I wanted that
insipid fairy asleep.

Then what was it?

She knows my darkest secret,

one my son can never discover...

The real reason I gave him up.

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