Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 6, Episode 19 - The Black Fairy - full transcript

The Black Fairy's past is revealed as we learn the real reason she gave Rumple up. Meanwhile, Gold goes after Gideon's heart.

Previously on
"once upon a time"...

The black fairy
has Gideon's heart?

And what will it do?

Destroy my magic.

Maybe postponing the wedding
is the best thing,

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

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.

That wand was never the reason

I wanted that
insipid fairy asleep.

Then what was it?

She knows my darkest secret.

Hello, rumple.

When you join me,

we can finally be the family

we were always meant to be.


I'm here, Fiona.

I'm here.

It's a boy...
A healthy baby boy.

You're beautiful.

No, you're perfect.

Now, we just need to give
him the perfect name.

Who are you?

We're fairies, dear.

This is tiger Lily,
your son's fairy godmother.

I've read
about fairy godmothers,

and they always come alone.

Is there something wrong?

Quite the opposite.

A prophecy told us that on
this darkest winter's night,

a boy would be born
with great light magic.

A child known...

as the savior.

Well, that smells disgusting.

What is that?

A dragon egg that never hatched.

And the dragon breath
trapped inside

is potent medicine indeed.

And that's how you wake up blue?

With a dead baby dragon?

That's dark
even for the dark one.

Do you have a better idea,
miss swan?

That's the problem with saviors,
isn't it?

Never quite as helpful
as advertised.

Well, I guess neither are you.

Did that make you feel better?


Look, this is about defeating
your mother, isn't it?

Rumple, stop it.

You're letting her
get under your skin.

She has Gideon's heart.

I've already lost one son,
belle. I can't lose another.

And you won't... not as long
as his mother's drawing breath.

He's so lucky to have you.

But sometimes, I feel that...

This is our family's fate...

For parents and children
always to be torn apart.

Hey, guys,
you might want to get in here.

Blue? It's snow.




Tiger Lily gave me
half this wand.

We need the other half.
Have you seen it?

Where is it? Hook.

Give her a minute.

The wand is... it's
at the center of storybrooke.

That's enough of that.

We don't need you sharing
all your secrets.

Mom? What are you doing?

I'm not your mother, Emma.

I'm his.

Now back away, all of you.

Fairies have
such delicate necks.

You should listen to her,

She always makes good
on her promises.

And what about the promise
of a mother to a son?

Careful of your emotions,

They run strongly
in our family...

As blue is about to find out.

I'm sorry I had to do this,


I'm afraid your magic
is no longer any use to you.

It's time to get
your heart back.

Bloody hell.

It's hard to get used to,
isn't it?

The no-magic thing.

Do you want me to... no.

I-I can't use you as a crutch.

It was my choice
to give up my magic,

so... I have to learn
this rubbish.

Well, you know, I went 28 years
without during the curse.

And it seemed impossible
at first.

I mean, turning lights on
by hand.

It's barbaric... And exhausting.

But it gets easier, I promise.

I hope so.

'Cause right now,
I feel quite useless.

No, zelena, you're not useless.

Your sacrifice saved all of us.

But who am I gonna save now?

I've just been soundly defeated
by sniglar.


I didn't name it, Ikea did.

And if those swedes can best me,
when the final battle comes...

How am I going
to protect my daughter?

I have a thought.

Gideon, please.

Tell me where the black fairy
is keeping your heart.

You've resisted her before.

And she punished me for it.

She ordered me to feel this...

pain if I resist again.

Belle, stop.

I'm sorry. Are you okay?

That was my parents.

They're looking for
the other half of blue's wand.

Any luck in here?

Not yet, but we've just begun.

Well, can we hurry it up?

Once my folks find that wand, I'm
gonna go after the black fairy.

Belle, I may have a way
to speak to our son,

but I need something from you
first... your trust.

Do you trust me, belle?

I trust you'll do
what's right for him,

what's right for our family.

Then I need you to watch over
us while we're gone.

"Gone"? What the hell is that?

The sands of morpheus.

Father... What are you doing?

I'm going to the only place
I can speak to you, Gideon...

Your dream realm.

And... Miss swan,

you get to come with us, too.

So, you're kidnapping me now.

I'm doing what I have to do
to save my son.

In this place, even the
black fairy cannot control him.

The dream realm?

Thought there'd be,
like, flying pigs

or talking doughnuts
or something.

Well, if you're not impressed,

I can leave you here
while I find Gideon.

Where is he?
Isn't this his dream?

It's not that simple.

Dreams a-are a maze.
Then why am I here?

You are here to stop you
from doing anything back there.

If you kill her or banish her
before I find my son's heart,

he will be lost to me forever.

You could have
just told me that.

Well, saviors have the luxury
of always doing the right thing.

I do not.

Where is he out here?

What is this place?

I was born here...

Not that it was ever much
of a home,

after my mother left.

This isn't Gideon's dream,
is it?

It's yours.

It would seem so.

If you don't mind, I've, I've
spent enough time here already.

It may well be my dream, but...

My son is still in here

and I intend to find him.

Fiona, careful. It's just me.

And since when
do you have a sword?

Since I found out the truth
about my son, the savior.

Now I can't sleep, I can't eat.

I'm sorry.

I never should have given you
the book of prophecy.

But you did, because
a mother deserves the truth.

So now I know a great evil
is coming for my son,

and in their final battle,
he will be killed.

Did you bring those other books?


At this point,
you've read more fairy lore

than most fairies.

And I'll continue reading
until I find this great evil.

I know that it will be born
in the same winter as my son,

with a scar like
a Crescent moon.

It's a fairy's job
to protect him.

Your job is to raise him.

What I can do,
no mere human can.

It's terrifying how much
this little thing changes you,

makes you soft and sharp
all at once.

Would you like to hold him?

I'd love to.

What are you doing?

As you said, it is a fairy's job
to protect him.

But you're not a fairy.

A small and temporary problem.

Le sgiathan cumhachd draoidheil.

That's not possible.

What is that? An escape plan.

If things go wrong,

you need to get the hell out
of town and make it to New York.

Well, that's a nice idea
with one teensy hiccup...

The only thing I know
how to drive is a broom.

Then we're going to fix that.

It's time for you to learn
the other kind of stick.

Bloody hell!

Whoa! Take it easy.

Brake is on the left.
Gas is on the right.

I know. They're just
really close together!


It's pointless!

I'll have to find another way
to protect Robin.

Well, it's not just about Robin.

It's about...

Well, it's about Henry.


When the final battle comes,

he'll want to fight
to the very end.

But the thing about battles is,
not everyone makes it through.


If we lose or...

if there are casualties,

he can't be anywhere near it.

I need you to take him
to New York

where he will be safe
and where...

He can start a new life...

With you.

Regina, I-i don't know
what to say.

You'd really trust me
to raise Henry?

No, I trust him

to raise you.

Okay, then, let's do this.


Okay, Regina, time to put on
your mayor pants.

Excuse me?

Blue said that the wand is
at the center of storybrooke,

so we're here
at the clock tower,

the geographic center
of storybrooke.

But there's nothing here,
except, you know, the clock.

Well, slow down and tell me
what you want from me.

You cast the curse,
you made the town,

you must know what blue meant.

Of course.

The fairies breathe love
and hope, right?

So when a fairy talks about
the center of storybrooke...

She means the heart
of storybrooke... granny's.


Let's go.

Sorry, sis.

You'll have to sit this one out.

You know, I've been keeping
this down here

just for you.

I'm so happy we get
a chance to play.

You can't scare me, Fiona.

Scare you?

After all the pain
you put me through?

I'm going to do a lot more
than just scare you.

Because I do need to know
where that wand is hidden.

You can do what you want
to me, I won't talk.

Who said anything about talking?

There are other ways
to get information

out of that little head
of yours,

and they are so much more...


She's adorable.

And she certainly
doesn't look evil.

That's what you said about
the last hundred babies.

And I was right.

Not one of them
had this Crescent scar

you keep looking for.

When do we stop?

When I've checked every child
born this winter.

Because one of them is destined
to kill my son.

It's not her.

I don't understand.

That child had to be the one.

Do you know what day
it is today?

It's the last day of winter,
and that was the last child.

I'm sorry...

But I will not fail you.

We haven't tried everything...
Not yet.

What are you talking about?

I found two ancient spells.

It won't be easy,
but I think, with your help,

I could combine them
into something very powerful.

You want to create a new spell?

That's forbidden.

I can't, not even
to help your son.

This is about more
than just my son.

When this great evil arrives,
how many more will be hurt?

Stop being afraid and help me.

Everything I need is
in the sacred fairy vault,

and you can get me in.

Do this with me,

so no mother will ever be ripped
from her child.

Want to tell me about your mom?

Why were we just in her house?

It's a figment
of my subconscious.

It doesn't matter.
I think it does.

I was an orphan, too.
I know how this goes...

One moment you hate them,
the next you miss them.

I've been on
that roller coaster.

I just need to know that
when I go to defeat her,

that you're really on my side.

Are you serious?

Do you really think
that was a fond memory,

being back in that house?

That woman never cared for me,
never loved me,

never did one thing
a mother should.

She never even gave me a name.

And when you defeat her,

I won't shed a single tear.

So, please, don't assume
we share the same story.

I just want to find my son.

I think you already have.

Thank you for fighting for me.

I would do anything for you,

Now... Tell me
where your heart is.

I... I can't.

I'm sorry.

I don't know where it is.
She has it well-hidden.

Then we're lost. No.

There is something here of use.

The one thing she's afraid of...

You learning her darkest secret.

And what is that?

The reason she gave you up.

You've searched everywhere
for a way to defeat her,

but I think all your answers
are right here,

inside you.

You just have to be willing
to face them.

Finally! Would you please do
something about her?

I told you, it's important.

So is my lunch rush.

All right, people,
let's tear this place apart.

Let's find that wand.


Jukebox? Jukebox.

That's it.

The other half, please.

Well, hang on just a second.

How do we know that
you are actually you?

Because it's me.

Wait. No. Hook's right.

We should have a safe word
or something.

How do we know you're not
the black fairy?

Because I am.

Sorry I doubted you, love.

That wand won't do you
any good...

Not without the savior around.

Now, give it here. Unh-unh.

My town, my rules.

And you're not getting this
without a fight.

I was hoping you'd say that.

You know, I've done
so many dark things in my life,

but I've never had a chance
to kill a queen.

And I've never killed a fairy.

I know you think
you own this town,

but I invented it... all of it.


You didn't even have the guts
to cast your own curse.


Stay back. I got this.

I should have buried you
in that dwarf mine.

Yes, but you didn't.

And now, thanks to my sister,
your plan is over.

That witch made
a fatal mistake...

One you're going to have
to pay for right now.

Miss me?

You know, this whole
driving thing's quite easy

when you're actually trying
to hit something.

So, what now?

I'm just supposed to stare
at this blanket

and hope my memories appear?

Your mother doesn't want you
to know why she gave you up,

so that's exactly
what we need to find out.

But this isn't working.

Gold, I get it.

It's okay to be scared.

Miss swan, you are treading

where few who have dared tread

We're past threats.

I know what
you're going through.

This is bigger than anything
you've ever faced.

No curse, no monster

is ever going to be
as terrifying

as finding out why
you were abandoned.

You think I'm afraid
of the truth?


I think it means being
vulnerable, and you and I

are people who are really bad
at being vulnerable.

If you won't do it or you,
then do it for your son.

This is his story, too.

You've come this far, father.
Just let the rest in.




Where are we?

The sacred vault of the fairies.

I heard tales of it as a child.

It looks like
your little trick worked,

miss swan.

That's my mother.

And that's me.

So, your mother wasn't always
the black fairy.

Tiger Lily, do you know
where the wolfsbane is?

It's the last ingredient.

Do you have any idea
how dangerous that is?

What kind of spell
is this, anyway?


No, this isn't a spell at all.

This is a curse.

Call it what you want.

It will protect my child.

I found what I need.

It'll all be over soon.

I'm sorry.
I can't let you cast this.

You're his fairy godmother.

Why won't you let me save him?

Because the cost is too high.

You're trying
to create something

that never should be...

A terrible curse, a dark curse.

It will save my son.

It will send the child destined
to destroy him far away,

to a land without magic.

Not just that child...
It will banish every child.

It's the only way to be sure.

Please, I have to save him.

Aren't fairies supposed
to protect children?

I am, and so is your son.

He's destined to die
so that other children may live.

That is the fate of the savior.


Savior or not,
I will not let my son die.

And if I have to kill his own
fairy godmother to protect him,

then that's exactly
what I'll do.

"And you will know
the great evil

by the Crescent it bears."

Evil was not born this winter.

It was made.

That's not possible.

Fiona... It's you.

You are the great evil.

You and your son are destined
to destroy each other.

Now that nap time's over,
it's time for battle.

You found the other half.

Indeed I did.

Now let's go de-wing that bat.

I don't think I'm the savior

that's supposed to fight
the black fairy.

Gold... This is on you.

Wait. Gold is a savior?

Rumple, is this true?

Yes, it's true.

All these years...

All these years I've known

there was a good man
behind the beast.

Now you know it, too.

I don't know what I know...

but I know I must do this.

Let me help you. I can...

I've put you in enough danger.

I think it's best that
I face my mother alone.

I see you've mended
that dreadful thing.

This wand was meant
to destroy you... as was I.

You found out.

In some ways, I always knew.

Just needed to remember.

I was meant to be the savior,

You were just afraid
that I would kill you,

and that's why you left me.

That's what you think?

All that effort,

and you didn't even find
what you were looking for.

No, no, no.

Your mind games
won't work anymore.

Don't you want the real answer
to your question?

I have my answer.

You have an answer.

You of all people know...
There's always more.

What more, mother?

Why did you leave me?

Why don't I...

Show you what happened?

Please don't do this, Fiona.

We can find another way,

We already tried that
and failed.


No one will be crushing
any hearts today.

So, you both want
the same thing...

To see my son die at my hand?

I think I know how
I can break your destiny.

These shears can sever
your fate.

Sacrifice your powers

and you will no longer be
the great evil.

You won't be responsible
for your son's death.


I need my power.

If I sever his destiny,

we can be together,

and I will still be
strong enough to protect him.

Fiona, no.

Don't do this.

Your son is destined
to be a great hero.

Do not take that from him.
You do not need the power.

Don't tell me what I need.


I promise you, son,

I will spend every moment
of every day

trying to find my way
back to you!

Why didn't you tell me?

Why did you want me
to believe you hated me?

I was banished to that empty,
wretched place, rumple.

It was easier
to let you hate me,

at least until we found a way
for us to be together.

You didn't have to be banished.

You chose your power over mine.

I was trying to protect you.

As someone who has made
the very same decision,

I know a lie when I hear it.

You sentenced me
to a life of cowardice.

I altered your fate so that
we could be a family together.

Everything I did was for you,
to protect you.

It's a vile,
dangerous world, son.

Because of villains like you...

And me.

Then you know that,
if my choice was wrong...

I did it out of love.

I'm sorry I caused you pain.

And what about Gideon?

What about all the pain
you caused him?

That pain made him strong.

It seems...

Our family's history spins
on a dark, endless wheel.

I became the dark one to save
baelfire from the ogres war,

and I tried to sever Gideon
from his fate...

So that he wouldn't hate me.

So, you understand
what I've done.

I love you.

And now we can finally be
a family...

if you'll forgive me.

Can you?


Where is Fiona?

She isn't coming back, is she?

I'm afraid not.

It was an accident.

She was trying
to protect your son.

Of course she was.

There's none more caring
in all of the realms...

Only one of the infinite reasons
why she was the love of my life.

And now he will be
the love of your life.


How can I raise him alone?

By trying.

Your son needs his father now.

And he also needs a name,
so why don't you start there?

Once, this child was perfect.

He was supposed to bring
great light to our lives.

But now my wife is dead,
thanks to him.

I know a name perfect.


Is that...

Hers, yes.

The black fairy
has been banished for good.

You really did it.

And the blue fairy?

Safe... back with her kind.

All is as it was.

Thank you, gold.

Looks like the wedding can
happen tomorrow, thanks to you.

You did good, savior.

Thank you, father.

Welcome home, son.

I've missed you so much.

Both of you.

And I'm so sorry I allowed her
to take control of me.

Can you forgive me?

Of course we can.

You were under her control.

I can only imagine how difficult
that was, but look...

You needn't worry
about her ever again.

I know how hard
that must have been,

facing your mother
like that, rumple.

Well, it's over now.

The black fairy will never again
be a problem for us.

I'm proud of you, you know?

You did what you said you would.

You fought for this family.

You saved your son.

I'll make a promise to you,

and to you, Gideon...

It may not always seem apparent
at the time,

but everything I do is for you,

to keep you safe.

Henry, just the lad I was after.

That sounds ominous. Not at all.

Now, you and I have had quite
a few missions together...

Wookie prisoner gag,
our time on the nautilus.

That was more of a mishap
than a mission.

Well, some were more successful
than others, admittedly,

but... You and I have been
through quite a lot together,

haven't we?

Which is why I'm asking
for your assistance now...

And this might be the
most important mission yet...

Operation best man.


Wow. I'm...

I'm honored.
Well, it is an honor,

but with it
comes great responsibility.

For the next 24 hours,
you and you alone

will be the keeper of
this most valuable treasure...

The wedding rings.

And guard them with your life.

If you lose them, your mother
will most certainly kill you.

His mother will do what now?

Henry and I were
just discussing business...

Between men.

You can count on me.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Tomorrow? You live here.

Aye, but I'm not staying
here tonight.

It's bad luck to see
the bride before the wedding.

You can't be serious.

A seafaring man does not
take superstitions lightly.

The last thing you and I need is
another stitch of bad luck.

After tomorrow, there'll be
no getting rid of me.

Promise? Aye.

So... Did they trust you?

Of course they did.

The heart...
They believed it was mine?

No one ever doubts me.

You may have been born
the savior, but admit it...

You simply adore being
the dark one.

I suppose I do have an affinity
for the darker things in life.

Call it a family trait.

Then I assume you have belle and
Gideon safely tucked away?

Both peacefully asleep and safe,

with no idea of what's to come.


Because what's to come,
my beautiful boy...

is, at long last,
a happy ending for our family.

The final battle.

You may no longer be the savior,
but one still stands.

And tomorrow is
a very special day

for Emma swan.

Tomorrow is the day she dies.