Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 6, Episode 4 - Strange Case - full transcript

The Evil Queen seeks to get her hands on Dr. Jekyll's serum. Snow has her first day back as a school teacher. Hook tries to save Belle from Mr. Gold.

Previously on
"Once Upon a Time"...

So, your little science
experiment can really tell us

why the Evil Queen
is still alive

and how to destroy her?

I just want things
to be normal someday.

I liked teaching.

That's a tall order to fill...

from inside this cell.

In that case...

let's take a walk.

I'll go back...

but, I'm not
making a home with you.


Look who cleans up nice.

I like it.

Highlights your eyes.

We're closed.

For me, I think
you'll make an exception.

Why the change?

That would be my business.

Changing your appearance
can't help you.

You can change the outside,

but what's inside
is still there.

Get out, both of you.

In due time.

I'm looking for something
I believe that you have here,

an old cameo necklace.

I know the one.

Give it to me.

And what will you be giving me
in return?


I will...

Why won't he die?

Because you can't kill him,

just like Regina
couldn't kill me.

And now he knows it,

so unless you want to spend the
rest of your days choking him...

About that necklace.

There it is.

It has great meaning to me.

And now it belongs to me.

Not anymore.

I'm taking it,
and you're letting me

because that's how
our deal works.

You won't stop me.

These stories...

they're going to
play themselves out,

whether you like it or not.

And I sense you may not.

What's he talking about?

If it's Belle,
you promised not to touch her.


I won't hurt the bookworm.

We have a deal.

But we don't.

Here you go.

More pancakes.

Usually, I'm lucky
to get a lukewarm cup of coffee

on your way to work.

Can't a father
cook for his daughter?

Sure, but I'm the Savior,

not a Romanian power lifter.

Enjoy the breakfast.

This is about Hook.



Fine. It's about Hook.

With him moving in,
things are gonna be different.

We're not
gonna see you as much.

Killian being here
is not gonna change anything.

You can come cook me breakfast
whenever you want.

These leftovers, however,

will probably last
the next month or so.

This is good.

Things are getting
back to normal.

You ready for your first day
back at school, Grandma?

You know it.

This can't be good.

We need to talk.

Whatever this is,
we'll take care of it.

You and Henry get to school.

Remember... back to normal.

What's wrong?

Shouldn't you be in the lab,
working on the potion?

Technically, it's a serum.

And I'm afraid there's been
a complication.

It's Hyde. He's escaped.

I was at the lab
until early morning.

When I returned to my room
at Granny's,

I found this.

It belonged to a woman
I cared deeply for.

Hyde knew.

He's trying
to taunt me with it.

We need to get you back
to the lab.

Now we don't just need the serum
to defeat the Evil Queen.

We need it to finish Hyde.

Thank you
for arranging this, Mary.

I-I can't tell you
how much it means to me.

There's no need to be nervous.

Father is going to love
your work.

Mary, there you are.

Hello, darling.


Dr. Jekyll.

Now, what's so important
I had to be pulled away

from Scotch and cards
at the academy?

Allow me to show you.
Right over here.

This serum, once perfected,
will be capable

of separating
a man's personality in two

and dividing the higher,
more noble aspects of his nature

from the primitive beast
of which every man is born.


Imagine if man were
in control of the beast within,

rather than slave to it.

How can you be certain your serum
wouldn't make things worse?

It can't get any worse
for Henry's patients.

They have no hope at all.

Dr. Lydgate, if I had
the Scientific Academy

behind my work...

So that's what this is about.

You want me to grant you
membership to the Academy.


I'm afraid I can't offer it.

Your work is dangerous.

Good evening, Dr. Jekyll.

Come, Mary.

I'm sorry, Henry.

Looks like someone's lost
control of their inner beast.

Who are you? How did you get in here?

Doesn't matter, dearie.

But what does is that
unlike that blowhard Lydgate,

I am here to help you.

I-I don't even know you.

Why would you help me?

Well, let's just say I have
a vested interest in your work.

Now, do you want to get into
that club or not?


Have you ever
stopped to consider

what you think of as weakness
is really...


Perhaps using that serum
to get in touch

with your deepest desires
is exactly what you need.

Even if you were right,

the serum isn't finished.

I-I can't get the active
particles to suspend in...

All science needs
is a little magic.

Congratulations, dearie.

You're a genius.

Now, if we can just get that
pwetty young friend of yours

to finally notice you.

You mean Mary?

Ooh, she's right
within your grasp.

The question is,

how far are you willing to go
to get what you want?

That's everything.
What, one chest?

Well, I guess
there won't be many fights

over closet space with Emma?

Well, the seafaring life doesn't
call much for possessions.

Speaking of,
I have something to give you

'cause I'm leaving.

What is it?

It's a bit of mermaid magic.

It's how they stay in touch
beneath the sea.

If you're in trouble,
call into that,

and I will hear you using this.

They're connected.

How clever.

Thank you, Killian.

And I thought the captain
always went down with his ship.


No. Hey, hey.

It's okay.

Why are you here?

To protect you...
to protect you both.

The only one
we need protection from is you.

Well, I'm afraid
that's not the case.

Hyde has escaped.

And since he wants to use you
as leverage against me,

I have to make sure
he can't do that again.

Why would Hyde
care anything about me?

What did you do to him?

Of course.
Why would you tell me?

You know what? I don't care.

I've got friends
who can protect me.

You... You can just go.
You heard the lass.

If you want me to go, fine.

But first...

What the devil did you do?

Cast a protection spell
on this barnacle-encrusted heap,

one which will prevent Hyde from
coming aboard to hurt you...

and also make it impossible
for you to leave.

No, no.

H-H-How dare you?!

You can't just lock me
in a case

like one of...
one of your objects!

Apparently, I can.

One day,
you'll thank me for it.

It's good to have you back,

It's like I never left.

Morning, Henry.

That's different.

I hope you have a good day.

You, too.

I am s...
I'm so sorry.

No, it's fine.

I just, um... I think I'm lost.

Do you know where room 20 is?

I do. That's my classroom.

I'm your new teacher's aid.

My name is Shirin.

the Land of Untold Stories,

like the students.

It's very nice
to meet you, Shirin. I'm Snow.

As in Snow White, the princess?

What's a princess like you
doing working here as a teacher?

It's complicated.

I don't know how much you know

about the curse
that created Storybrooke?

Very little, I'm afraid.

Well, the short version is,

I didn't always know
I was a princess.

I mean, I did,
and then I didn't.

And, well, then I did again.

But when I didn't,
I was a teacher.

And even though
the curse is long gone,

I realized...
I really loved teaching.

That's very admirable.

But I supposed
I shouldn't be surprised.

You're Snow White.

Your reputation precedes you.

Yes, it does.

Let's get started.

Have you ever
built a birdhouse?

I'm at the lab.

I'll let you know
as soon as we get to Hyde.

Bye. Guys, that was hook.

Gold trapped Belle on the Jolly Roger
with some kind of protection spell.

He thinks
Hyde's coming after her.

The Dark One's wife?

I thought she was under
a sleeping curse.

It's always out of one prison,
into another with her.

I don't get it.

Why would Hyde go after her?

We need to speed this up.
Are you close with the serum?

I'm afraid
I've hit a bit of an impasse.

All right. What about Gold?

You think he'd be willing
to help us?

You told us he helped you
finish the original serum,

and he wants Hyde gone
just as much as we do.

Regina, you think
you could talk to him?

Yeah, I can talk to him.

Dad and I will track down
the Evil Queen and Hyde.

Call us when the serum's ready.

Leroy, you and Doc
keep an eye on things here.

don't worry, brother.

We've been keeping an eye on
things since the day we hatched.


I-I was hoping someone
would make a run to Granny's

for a mutton sandwich.

And, extra pickles.

Dwarfs aren't errand boys.

It helps me think.

It better,

or you're gonna see
my dark side.

Are you ready for your debut?

I don't feel like the same man.

I-I don't look like him,

Because you're not
the same man.

In fact, you're not a man
at all, really.

You're parts of a man...

the parts, scars and all,

that Jekyll wanted to hide
from the world.

As a matter of fact, may...

maybe that's what you should
call yourself... "Mr. Hyde."

Dr. Lydgate.

I'm sorry, but have we met?

No. I'm here on behalf
of a mutual friend...

Dr. Jekyll.

I'm Mr. Hyde.


I don't believe Henry's
ever mentioned you.

Hasn't he?

He's certainly mentioned you,
and for good reason.

You must be Mary.

Why, yes.

Mary, why don't you go

and get our,
uninvited guest a drink?

Of course, Father.

If this is about Dr. Jekyll's
membership in the Academy,

I've already told him no.

If he thinks
sending some... ruffian

will change my mind...

That's exactly
what he thinks, Doctor.

You see, he told me the story

of you
and your new lab assistant.

That's her over there,
isn't it?

She's pretty.

She's young enough
to be your daughter.

Now, that's a story I imagine
you'd like to keep hidden,

but I'm sure Mrs. Lydgate

would be very interested
in hearing it...

or Mary, for that matter.

Look, here comes Mary now.


Now, unless you need a back rub
or a foot massage,

can I get to doing
what dwarfs do best?

Which is...?

We're the kingdom's guards,
its protectors,

the might wall
between chaos and calm.


because chaos is here.

It's the Queen!

You miss me?

All right, sister.

Let's dance!

No, no, no.

H-How did you find me?

You led us right to you...

with this.

You see, my new friend
cast a beckoning spell on it.

So now, my lesser half,
shall we see what I,

the monster you made...

can really do?

Okay, so, for our first lesson,

I thought we would
jump right in.

Newton's Third Law of Motion
states that for every action,

there is an opposite
but equal reaction.

Who wants to come up here
and solve for "X"?

Come on.

There must be one of you
brave enough to give this a try.


I like it.
Highlights your eyes.

Well, thank you very much.

Decided to do
a spot of shopping

now you've lopped off
your dark side?

I take it you've seen
my other half.

And luckily for you,

I wasn't interested
in what she was offering.

Resisting the darkness?

This is a new you.

Is there something you want?

Jekyll has a head start on you
with a new serum,

one that can destroy Hyde
for good this time.

He just needs your help.

Rise and shine!

Well, well,
someone had quite the night.

I did? What happened?

Check your pockets.

An Academy pin?

I did it!

But how?

Well, it seems your other half
can be quite persuasive.

It really worked!
Do you know what this means?

Everything's going to be
different now...

my... my ideas, my work.

Just one thing missing.

You mean Mary.

You know, that party
was filled with suitors.

You wouldn't want any of them
scooping her up

before you had the chance,
now, would you?

She doesn't even know
how I feel.

Why don't you tell her?

Well, I wouldn't know how.

Just swig
some more of that serum

and let Mr. Hyde
do the talking for you.

Mr. Hyde?

My other half has a name?


He couldn't very well
walk around

calling himself Dr. Jekyll,
now, could he?

Wh-Wh-Why do you care
if I end up with Mary?

You still haven't explained
what it is you want.

Well, isn't it obvious?

I'm interested in that serum.

Why? Because I need it!


one success proves nothing.


Well, then we'd know
you really had something.

So, what do you say,
Dr. Jekyll?

Ready to let Mr. Hyde
back out to play?

What the hell
happened here?

They came for the serum,
smashed everything.

Can't say I'm surprised
that your, stronger half

got the better of you
once again.

Pretty much how it goes
with you two.

You didn't care about me
or my work, did you?

Or even what you unleashed?

I didn't unleash anything.

You did.

That man out there?

He's not some monster
from the deep.

It's you...

except stronger and smarter.


He isn't, not this time,

'cause I had a feeling
Hyde would find us,

so I hid...

a little extra, just in case.


Let's do this.

Hand it over.

It'll only take a moment.

I don't think I'll be...

"handing over" our only weapon.

You can work your magic
from right there.

Very well.

What are you doing?

The Evil Queen may not care
about innocent bloodshed,

but we both know that you do.

You did make a deal with her.

She promised to leave Belle
and my unborn child alone,

which means the only person
the serum is gonna be used on...

is Hyde.

Now, if you wouldn't mind.

You'll thank me for this,

One day, you'll finally realize

you can no more
rid yourself of your darkness

than I can.


They don't remember
anything I taught them.

This doesn't make sense.

I'm doing everything
exactly the way I used to.

Perhaps that's the problem.

From what you told me,

you're no longer
the same person anymore.

How do I explain?

Many years ago,
the kingdom I come from

came under attack
by a powerful menace.

The only one in any position who
could save us was the princess,

but she never fully embraced
who she was,

what a hero she could be.

And as a result,
our kingdom was lost.

That's terrible.

I'm so sorry.
What kingdom was it?

It's in the past,
and it's no longer important,

except for
what can be learned from it.

If you want these children
to reach their potential,

you need to lead by example.

That means
asserting your strength

and embracing
who you really are...

Snow White.

You sure I can't get you

We could always crack open
a barrel of rum,

if you thought it'd help.

I'm pregnant, remember?


And no, I'm... I'm fine.

I-Is anyone down there?

You are.

Thank goodness you're here.

And the question is why you're here. Shouldn't
you be in the lab completing your serum?

Th-That's just it. I did.

And then Hyde found me
and destroyed the lab.

But what happened to the serum?
The Dark One took it.

Apparently, he has some
arrangement with the Evil Queen.

Emma's looking
for the Evil Queen.

Go. Go. Emma needs you.
We'll be all right.

We've got Rumple's spell
to protect us.

Thank you, Belle.

So you're Belle,

the, Dark One's wife.

I'm... I'm sorry
for any harm he's caused you.

I appreciate the sentiment.

Sentiment won't
bring back Mary.


Is she someone you loved?

With all my heart...

until Hyde destroyed that love.


Mr. Hyde?


I-I didn't mean to startle you.

Hyde, what are you doing here?

Might I talk with you
for a bit?

You may.

I must confess,

you... left me quite curious
the other night.

I wonder why Henry's
never mentioned you.

Have you known each other long?

It feels like a lifetime.

But I didn't come here
to go on about myself.

I'm here on Jekyll's behalf.

The doctor has
great feelings for you.

I care very much for Henry.

But I don't think
I could ever...

be with him in that way.

Why not?

Look at his work.

Things like...

passion and desire

are little more than...
contaminants to be eliminated.

I need someone who wants
to bathe in their passion

and give in to desire.

I have a feeling
you understand me,

don't you, Mr. Hyde?

What makes you think that?

When you walked into the parlor
the other night,

I saw the way
the others looked at you.

They were afraid, but I wasn't.

I saw a man unencumbered by...

fear or by social obligation.

How... How do you do that?

How are you so free of it all?

I don't know.

Perhaps I was simply...

made that way.

You know what my secret
for the pancakes is?


Now you can make them for Hook.

Dad, are you sure
you're okay with me and Hook?

Even as much as I hated that
pirate when I first met him,

if you're happy, so am I.


Someone's here.

Indeed! You found me.

Did you really think I would
let you defeat me with that again?


Are you okay? Dad?

So, tell me...

Was this how you imagined
your story playing out?

Actually, yes.

It is.

Quite a twist,
don't you think?

Jekyll always tries
to get the better of me,

but he never can.

Do you know why?

It's because he's all mind,
no heart,

which makes him a very dull
and predictable boy, indeed.

You switched vials.

Well, I couldn't very well
let you have it, now, could I?

What is it you want?

I think you know
the answer to that.

I want to show you
the end of our story,

and I want to watch you suffer.


take us to Belle.

Now, you're probably wondering
what we're doing outside.

These... are your assignments
from earlier.

Follow me.

Newton's Third Law...
every action...

has a reaction.


is the action.

And this...

Is the equal
and opposite reaction.

Now, who wants
to give it a try?

Here we are.

Whatever you're planning, stop.

You might control that dagger
now, but you won't always.

And I promise you,
if you harm Belle...

You don't need to worry.

I won't harm Belle.

You see,
there's one final twist.

I am not the monster
you need to worry about.



How did you get in here?

Where's Hyde?
Wh-What's going on?

I sent him last night
to talk to you.

You brought him here?

That is none of your business.

And I asked you a question.

Where is Hyde?
Have you hurt him?

Have I hurt him?!

I am him!

The serum.

You took it.

This wasn't supposed to happen.

You were supposed to love me,
not him.

I will never love you.

You're weak,
and you're completely mad!

Nary. Mary!

Get off.

Mary, no. Let me go!

Mary, I did it for you!

No, no.

You. You. Please let me go.

Why couldn't you see that?!

My word,
it's the doctor's daughter!

Someone must've pushed her!

Up there!

Mary! Mary, is everything okay?

We're coming in.

Whatever happened...

whatever Hyde did to Mary,
I'm, sorry.

If only she'd been strong enough
to resist Hyde,

she would be mine.


I mean, we'd... we'd...
we'd... we'd... be together.


Let me...
let me get some sugar for you.


You weren't getting the sugar.

Killian, help!


Rumple, lift the spell!

I can't.

What's going on?
Who's on the boat with her?

The real villain, of course.

No. Get away from me!

I didn't come all this way
to stop now.

After all, when I heard you were
trapped aboard this ship,

I couldn't believe
my good luck.

Finally, the chance I needed
to make the Dark One pay.

But please, she's got
nothing to do with this.

Neither did Mary.

Please, please,
please don't do this.

That's quite enough of that.

This story isn't over yet.

Dark One...

I command you...


it appears there was
one final twist.

There you are.

Looks like
you got what you wanted.

Now we know the serum works.

It wasn't the serum.

Hyde destroyed it.

Then how the hell is he dead?

I think we have just discovered

the only foolproof way
to destroy one's doppleganger...

By killing the original.


You're saying...

the way to take out
the Evil Queen...

Is to kill you.

You okay?

I have to die.


To stop the Evil Queen,
I have to die.

That's how it works.

That's not the only bad news
I got today.

We all thought
Jekyll was the good one.

But even though he separated
himself from the darkness...

the capacity for evil remained.

And it remains in you.

It can grow back at any time.

You're stronger than Jekyll.


But if I'm not...

Back in Camelot,
when you were the Dark One,

you said you trusted me
to do what it took

to keep your family safe.

I need you to promise me
you'll do the same thing

if it comes to that.

I won't let it come to that.


You cut your hair.

You noticed.

I would have earlier,

but you were too busy
trapping me.

Well, I'm sorry.

I-I just wanted to...

to make a fresh start.

I don't want to hear it.

You know,
you've destroyed two lives

where there used to
only be one.

You just keep finding new ways

to increase the suffering
around you, don't you?

That was never my intention.

Well, then what was
your intention?

Why did you go to Jekyll
in the first place?

What could possibly be worth

all of this death
and destruction?

Going somewhere?

Just when things
have gotten interesting.

News of what you've done
to that poor girl

has spread like wildfire
throughout the city.

We really let the animal out
of the cage with you, didn't we?

I didn't kill Mary!

You're gonna have to
do better than that.

You have to
believe me. It was Jekyll.

Such passionate defense!

I could never, not to Mary.

You loved her.

Very much.

How can you be so weak?!

Now all
of this is failure...

complete and utter failure.

My experiment has been a waste.

I should end your miserable life
right now!


Your fate is worse than death.

You shall have to share a life
with the weakness inside you.

What is all this about?

Why did you do this?

My reasons are just that...


Why did you do this?


It was all about you.

I sought him out

when you became the maid in
my castle all those years ago...

because I had begun
to have feelings for you...

and I thought
they would make me weak.

A-And you thought what,

that Jekyll's serum
would rid you of those feelings?

I'd hoped.

But the experiment
was a failure.

In anger,
I took his precious necklace

and sent him
to the Land of Untold Stories,

but it didn't solve anything.

And I'm glad that it didn't...

because I would never want
to lose the love I feel for you.

You locked me on that ship
like a prisoner.

Did you even think about
what would have happened

if Jekyll had succeeded,

what would have happened
to our son?

I was only trying
to protect you.

I don't need
your protection, okay?

Not at the cost
I keep paying with you.

God, you didn't... you didn't
cut your hair for me.

You cut it for you
because you are sick and tired

of looking
at the man in the mirror.

But you forget...

I always see you
for who you are.


No, um...

you may not think
that you need me, Belle,

but you will.

You forget whose child it is
you're carrying.

He will have a mark on his head
by virtue of who he is,

and if you want
what's best for him...

you will come back to me.

Threats won't make me
love you again, Rumple.


But necessity will.

Good night.

I have something for you.

What's that for?

It's a tradition in this world
that, for personal reasons,

I just can't get behind.

But they're delicious. Enjoy.

Thank you.

See you tomorrow. Hey.

That princess
from your kingdom...

did she ever fix things there?

I left for
the Land of Untold Stories,

but... I don't think so.

Maybe someday.


Good night, Snow.

You can come out now.

Where have you been?

I had to wait until dark

to make sure it was safe.

Then they still don't know
who you really are?

They have no idea.

And what of your mission?

Have you found any evidence
he's here?


But I know he is.

I've foreseen it.

I did not come this far
and sacrifice so much

only to give up
on finding Aladdin.

I know,

and I won't leave your side
until we do.

I promise you,
we will find him, Jasmine.

Do you trust me?

Where are we going?

Enter a whole new world
where the untold stories

of some of your favorite

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?

They say
when the Rider burns you,

he burns your soul.


You don't get to decide
who deserves to die.

I'm not the one
who decides.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...

Ghost Rider."

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