Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 6, Episode 9 - Changelings - full transcript

In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Rumple collects Jack and Jill's son as bait to lure a powerful being to him. Back in Storybrooke, Gold tells the Evil Queen that she must kill Zelena, and the EQ makes a decision that will change her relationship with her sister forever. When Belle discovers Gold's plans for their son, she convinces Hook and Emma to help her steal squid ink that can immobilize him, and, as a result, Belle is left to make a sacrifice that will affect the lives of everyone in Storybrooke. Meanwhile, Jasmine finds a genie-less lamp that she hopes to use to save Agrabah, and Aladdin finds a way to be her hero.

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I had a vision.
I die.

What's going on?

Oh, I think you know...


I'm here to warn you...

do not let him destroy us,
like he did his last family.

You will never even
set eyes on this child.

Let me remind you, dearie,

that Rumplestiltskin
takes children,

not the other way 'round.

Once Upon a Time S06E09

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio

[door bangs]



There's nowhere to hide from me,

Whatever you're doing,

the Mother Superior won't
let you get away with it.


That wingless glowworm
won't stop me.

None of you will.

[Evil Queen] What is it
between you and fairies?

You never have told me
why you despise them so much.

What are you doing here?

[chuckles] Oh, isn't it obvious?

I came
to join in the fun.

Oh, I thought you'd be happier
to see me.

And I will be,

once you've taken care of
that problem we discussed.

Oh, you mean Zelena.


You don't really expect me

to kill my own flesh and blood
for you?

Well, that depends on
how serious you are

about these new beginnings
you say you want,

because I think one of them
involves me.

Why should I believe

you've at long last
gotten over Belle?

Because I've finally
come to my senses.

Belle won't accept me
for who I really am.

I know you never really
wanted to rule alone.

you no longer have to.

There's just one tiny speck
of green in your way.

That being said,
if you don't mind,

I have my own problems
to attend to.

Which is what, exactly?

I'm gonna send a message
via fairy.

♪ ♪



It was the Dark One
with the Evil Queen.

They're together.

[Emma] I used magic like that
when I was the Dark One

to speed up
Zelena's pregnancy.

This is about me!

Rumple's going to do
the same thing

so that he can use
the shears of destiny

to cut our son's ties
to his fate.

And then,
when that happens,

he can take him from me,

he can corrupt him,
or even worse.

[Hook] If that truly
is his plan,

- then why would he announce it to us?
- [Belle scoffs]

Because he wants me
to know what he's doing.

He's trying to scare me
so that I'll go back to him,

which I won't do,
I can't do.

There has to be a way
to stop him.

[birds chirping]

[door opens]

[Belle] Rumplestiltskin,
you're back.

I, uh... I did the wash,

and I polished the silver
like you asked.

Now you can take care of this.

[baby cries]

A baby? [exhales sharply]

But where...
where did it come from?

Where are its parents?

They no longer matter.

The child's mine now.

[crying continues]

Y... Yours?

What you...
you stole him?

Scandalous, isn't it?


It's okay. Shh.

Oh, shh.

What kind of beast
steals a child from its parents?

I mean... [sighs]

What happened to you
that made you like this?

You'd do best to stop asking
so many questions.

Ahh, there it is.

I have work to do.

I'm not to be disturbed.

Well, at least tell me his name
so I can soothe him.

Or did you not even bother
to find out?

Why would I?

A name's a special thing.

You don't waste it

on something you've no intention
of becoming...

a... attached to.

What do you mean?

What do you plan on
doing with this child?

I shall be back
at sundown.

Don't think about
trying to hide it.

I'll find out.

- [Belle inhales deeply]
- Ah!

♪ ♪

Goldman's "Treatise on
the Metaphysics of Magic."

"The White Sorcerer's Way."

What's this?

Hildrew's "Manual on
Defeating the Dark One."

I've never seen you before.

"Follow the strand."

The strand of what?

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[echoing voice] I'm in the
Dream World again.

[son] Our Dream World.

Hello, mother.

My son.

[chuckles] It's really you again.

[exhales deeply]

I've come to warn you.

The glowing thread you followed
is the strand of my fate.

It's what my father plans
to cut with these shears

as soon as I'm born.

I... I'm trying to stop him,
but I don't know how.

You know the answer to saving me
is already inside you.

It's right here
in front of you.

You just have to be
willing to see it.

And do so quickly,

or any hope of protecting me
will be cut short.

Just like my fate.

[scissors snips]

♪ ♪

Look at these grades.

I think they're
finally getting it.

Is something wrong?

I feel silly
saying anything

- with all you're going through.
- No. It's okay.

We're friends.


He might have found something
to help locate Agrabah.

A genie lamp.

I don't know how much
you know about it...

I know a little bit.
My father found one once.

Then you know how unpredictable
genies can be,

how all their wishes
come with a price.

And you're worried about
what the price could be

if you wish
to find Agrabah.

What am I to do?

Don't you remember
the story you told me

the first day we met?

About the Princess
who didn't embrace

being the hero
she was meant to be?

- You mean the story about me?
- Yes, I do.

It is never too late
to be a hero, Jasmine.

This might be your chance.

So, in my dream,

my son said that
the answer to stopping Rumple

was right in front of me.

Didn't say where.

And this is the book
you were reading?

Yeah. [sighs deeply]

Yeah, I don't think a spell
for the removal of hair

is going to help us.

It's not the spell
that's gonna do it, Swan.

It's the book itself.

Or, rather,
the ink it's written in.

I'd be a poor excuse
for a pirate

if I didn't recognize squid ink
when I saw it.

Squid ink.

- It can stun Rumple.
- Aye.

And while he's held,

we can take the shears
from him.

Okay, I can use my magic
to extract the squid ink.

The question is...
how do we dose him?

I can do it.

He's doing all of this

because he thinks
it'll force me back to him,

and if that's what he wants,

then that's what I'm gonna
make him think I'm doing.

Sorry, Belle, but no.

It just gives Gold
an opportunity

to use his magic
to speed up your pregnancy.

[Hook] She's right, love.

Your dream
got us this far.

You just have to
leave the rest to us.

♪ ♪

"...but Gideon
was unafraid.

He drew his sword

and turned to face
the evil Sorcerer,

ready to save
the people he loved."

[baby coos]

You really like this,
don't you?

So did I, when I was little.
[cooing continues]

This is the first book
that my mother ever read to me.

I used to tell her
that when I grew up,

I was going to be
a strong, brave hero,

just like Gideon
in the book.

Maybe you could grow up
to be like him someday.

Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Of course,
you'll only get the chance to

if we can figure out
what Rumplestiltskin is planning

before the sun goes down
and he takes you away,

which, now that
I've calmed you down,

maybe we can do that.

♪ ♪

Knock, knock.

Look who it is!

Your Evil Auntie!

Would you like
to hold her?

I think she misses you.

Oh, no. That's okay.

In fact, I was hoping
to catch you during nap time.

Why's that?

Why are you here?

Gold sent me.

So, what now?


Oh, I suggest
you put the baby down.

Mommy loves you.

♪ ♪


So, this is it.

How about
we take this outside?

Enough games.

Let's end this.
[flame whooshes]

[door pounds]
[body thuds]


Looks like evil
does beat wicked.

Goodbye, sis.




[heart beating]

My heart.

[Regina] Not your heart.



You can't control me
with that?

Oh, I don't have to.

All I have to do
is crush it.

You wouldn't.

Not for her.


Let's find out.

[heart creaking]
[Evil Queen gasps]


[beating continues]

So, now that you know
I'm serious,

you're going to tell me
why you'd do this.

[Zelena] It was Rumplestiltskin.

He said
it was either me or him.

Did he now?

Oh, you're just jealous!

You think he cares for you?

Don't you get it?

He lied to you

because he knew
your revenge wasn't enough.

You still have
a hole in your heart,

just like I did
when I first came here.

You don't know
what you're talking about.

And you're so desperate
to fill it,

you actually believed him.

- You're wrong!
- Am I?

Go ask him and find out.

After all,
we're done with you here.


[doorbell jingles]

Oh, look who it is.

The Savior's lap dog.

Come to pick out a new collar,
have we?

I've come to try and stop you

from ruining another one
of your son's lives,

- just like you did with Bae.
- [Gold scoffs]

Is that a fact?

What made you think it was a good
idea to provoke the Dark One?


It's called
a distraction.

- Killian...
- I'm all right.

Let's get searching.

I'll remember this,

He's not carrying
the dagger or the shears.


You look up here.
I'll search in the back.




[items clattering]

[exhales sharply]


Are you okay?
What happened?

I saw another vision.

Well, I thought
those had stopped.

Me, too.

Against Hyde.

Whoa, whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa.

- Are you okay?
- [Emma panting]


I don't know.

♪ ♪

[slow footsteps approaching]

♪ ♪

No. No, no.

[stammers] How did you...

You really think
dried squid ink can hold me?

I'm far too powerful
for that now.

Look, I know you
want me back, Rumple.

It's never gonna happen.

I know.

But I cannot lose
another son, Belle.

I won't.

Not if I can stop it.



♪ ♪

- [baby coos]
- All right.

♪ ♪

This is fairy language.

It's an incantation

for someone called...

"The Black Fairy."

But what would Rumplestiltskin
want from her,

and what does that have to do
with why he took you?

[baby cries]

- That's for me to know...
- [Belle gasps]

...and you
never to find out.


You knew
I was going to do this.

Not only did I know.

I was planning on it.

You really think

I left the tower door open
by accident?

I don't speak fairy.

But why do I need to
when I have you?

No. I will not let you
hurt this baby.

- [baby crying]
- [Belle gasps]

The child is no longer
your concern.

I think you should stay here
for a while.

Don't want you getting any ideas
about trying to stop me.

♪ ♪



[mechanical clicking]


Why are you doing this?

After all this time,
you must know.

I will never be the man
you think I can be.

It... It doesn't
have to be like that.

I'm afraid it does.

When we met,

I told you I was
a difficult man to love.

But more than that,
I think...

I think I'm a man
no one can love.

But this son,

with him,
I can start over.

Maybe he can love me.

Not like this.

Don't give up, Rumple.

I... I never wanted you
to be perfect.

I just wanted you
to try.

I have.

And look what's happened.


I've only ever
pushed you away.

Now, uh...

I... I'm afraid
all I really have...

is this.


And it may get you
your son.

You know there's a price.

You won't just
push me away again.

You'll lose me forever.

Is that a price
that you're willing to pay?

♪ ♪

All right, hold still.


[exhales sharply] Thank you.

After a scrap like that,

I don't think I could magic
a glass of warm milk,

let alone heal myself.

I'm lucky you happened by.

Yeah, about that...

No. Listen, let me...

let me go first.

I should have been the one

to reach out and find you,
to apologize.

- It's...
- I didn't come here to apologize.

Truth is, I thought
I'd find some magic here

to help reverse
an aging spell Gold used.

You mean you came here
to steal from me?

Well, what I supposed to think
you'd share?

After everything you did
to me and my friends?

Well, if that's
what you assumed,

why even bother saving me,

Because that's what heroes do,

They save people.

- [Zelena laughs]
- Even the people who have hurt them

in... unimaginable ways.

So this is about
Robin hood.

You still blame me
for his death.

Yes, that's exactly right.

What about forgiveness?

What about redemption?

I mean,
you've been forgiven!

You've grown.

You've changed!

You're not me.

I can never forgive you.

I can pity you.

I can hate you.

I can spare your life.

But I can never
forgive you.

You ready?

[breathes deeply]

I am.

♪ ♪

[mental clanks]

I don't understand.

Where's the genie?

He's been freed.

But without a genie,

I can't use a wish
to get back to Agrabah.

I think you will.

What are you doing?

You'll be a prisoner
of the lamp.

It's not
such a bad life.

Sure, some genies
are insufferable,

but I knew
a pretty great one once.

And he's been free
for a while now, so...

maybe I can be like him.

[sighs deeply]

Hey, hey.

Either way...

let's say we find out.

[Evil Queen] You didn't use it.

So Regina was right then.

You were just using me
to get rid of Zelena.

If you've come here
looking for retribution,

you've come
to the wrong place.

Oh, let me guess why

you didn't use the magic
on Belle.

She gave you some speech about
"The Man in the Beast,"

or whatever
she claims to see in you.

Even if you were the person
she wants you to be today,

how long
will that really last?

Soon enough, she'll realize,

as she always does,

that's not
who you really are.

But this time,

she'll have a child
to protect.

And she'll do
what she should have

way back when.

She'll go
and take the boy with her.

[pounds on table]

[laughing] And you'll be alone,

just as it was
the first time.

With Baelfire.

You want to know
what failure looks like?

Take a look in the mirror.

Do not dare
question me again.

Now go.

We're done.

♪ ♪



[pounding on door]


Is someone out there?

Please, I...
I need help!





You're a... a fairy.

[panting] I'm Blue.

And by the looks of things,

you're another soul
held captive by the Dark One.

Yeah, and... and I need you
to get me out of here.

Rumplestiltskin has a child
who's in great danger.

I know.
That's why I'm here.

I came
as soon as I sensed

the fairy incantations
being read.

We have to stop him

before he can use it
to summon the Black Fairy.

Why? I thought that
all fairies were good.

she used to be good once.

- What happened?
- [Blue sighs]

No one knows exactly.

Just that her heart blackened

and she stopped
defending the children

that she was meant
to protect.

She started stealing them

Which means that that child
is in grave danger.

Rumple is trying to use it
to lure her.

But why?

What could possibly be
so important

that he'd want from her?

I wish I knew.

But, right now,
we just need to get you free

so that
you can save that child.

What? Me?

But I...
I don't have magic.

Well, that's precisely
why it has to be you.

My magic can't save him.

[door thuds]

There's not much time.

Wish me luck.

I'm going to need it.

♪ ♪

I... I know
I should be relieved...

Well, no one's gonna blame you
for still worrying.

Gold did the right thing

That doesn't mean
he'll do the same tomorrow.

Emma's right.

And we have to make sure that
he can't use that magic on you,

and we will.

Here you go.
One cup of chamomile.

It soothes the soul.

- Thanks, Granny.
- Aye, love.

Drink up.
Helps calm the nerves.

Excuse us, love.

So, are you gonna tell me
what happened back at Gold's,

or do I have to guess?

I saw my death again.

It was the same details,
the same figure.

Everything was the same.

Except this time,
there was something new.

The sword... The sword
that's used to kill me, I...

It had a red Jewel
on the bottom of the handle,

almost glowing.

What brought
the vision on?

I don't know.

Maybe just being in the shop?

Maybe there was something
in there.

[glass shatters]
[Belle groans]


What is it?
Are you okay?

The tea.


Aah! No!

No. No. This can't...

This can't be happening!

Please, no!



[baby cries]

Let the night sky tremble,

as the dark star shall fall.

Awake, Black Fairy,

and heed my call. [words echoing]

[tinkling, whooshing]

[loud whoosh]

[crying continues]

[Rumple] I'm afraid I can't let you
get ahold of that baby.

Not yet, anyway.

Who dares summon me?

Squid ink.

Nasty stuff.


So you know who I am.

Oh, who hasn't heard of
the Dark One?

And if you've heard of me,

you know that squid ink
won't hold me long.

Oh, I know.

That's why...

I have this.

And how exactly
do you plan on using that?

that all depends on

how you answer
one simple question.

You steal babies.

Steal them
from their mothers' arms.

So, why, of all the babies,
in all of the realms,

why did you abandon
the one child

who was actually yours?



It can't be.

Oh, I'm afraid
it can be...


That's right.

is your son.

Of course,
you would know that...

Had you bothered
to even give me a name.

And now you are gonna
answer my question.

Why did you abandon me?


Funny that the Dark One
should ask such a thing.

Sometimes you have to choose
power over love.

[crying continues]

- [Rumple grunts]
- Time's up.


No more answers
for you today.

Guess you'll just have
to keep on wondering.




I understand now.

I mean, you didn't deserve
what she did.

But sacrificing the life
of an innocent child

is not the answer.

No matter how much pain
you're in.

No one knows anything
about my pain.

I should have known the Savior
would bring my wife here.

Wherever there's injustice
in the world,

there's always a fairy.

Fairy magic.

[heart beating]

♪ ♪

[boy] Can you push me
on the swing, mommy?

[exhales deeply]

I was...

I was afraid I wouldn't
be able to find you.

You'll always find me
when you need to.


[Belle] So, look.

We don't have
much time now, okay?

Your father's coming,
and he will use those shears.

So, please, if you know
how to stop him,

you have to let me know.

You know what you must do.


No. No. I can't.

I won't.

There has to be another way.

There isn't.

As you said,
we're out of time.

I love you.

[voice breaking] I love you more
than anything in the world.

I know.

And I won't ever forget it.

- [Belle sniffles]
- Oh, and mother...

don't forget the book.

What book?


♪ ♪

[beating continues]

♪ ♪

[beating sound fades out]

[footsteps approaching]

[chuckles, laughs]

Oh, congratulations.


Thank you, Blue.

They said
you wanted to see me.


I need your help.

Of course. Anything.


Will you be
his Fairy Godmother?

And will you take him
somewhere safe,

somewhere far away
from all this?

what are you doing?

Rumple will never stop.

This is our son's
only chance.

Please take him,

just until
this is all over.

But you don't know when or if
that will come to pass.

I believe it will.

I have to believe
it will.


[voice breaking] Take him.

Of course.


Thank you, Blue.

There's, uh...
There's one more thing.


Read it to him

so that he knows that
I'm always there for him.

My Gideon...

strong and brave...

A hero for all time.

Don't you ever forget
that I love you.



♪ ♪


You abandoned our son?

After everything?

[scoffs] I didn't abandon him!

I gave him his best chance
at a good life.

And after what you did,

that is clearly a life
without you in it.


Rumple, no!

It's over.

Okay? It's over!

There's nothing left
for you to say.

What's his name?


What's our son's name?


So you can use it
to find him?

You can do
what you will with me,

but I will never
tell you.

I would never hurt you,


But I will find our son.

[thunder rumbles]

♪ ♪

[rain pattering]

♪ ♪

[Evil Queen] Someone lose
another son?


Not now.

Or what? Hmm?

[laughing] Oh.

I bet Belle
really hates you now, huh?



I'm going to enjoy this.

I went to a lot of trouble
for this

to see what happens
when you poison your love.

I did no such thing.

You did.

[laughing] Oh, no.

You did.

By making me an enemy.

Okay, yes,

I did the actual
dosing of the tea

after I stole your magic.

But you forced my hand.

Oh, worry not.

It'll be easy to fix, no?

Just tell her.

Oh, wait.

She won't believe you,
will she?


I may not have
crossed a line today.

But you most certainly did.

And I'm gonna make sure
you pay for it.

Oh, please.

If you haven't found a way

to kill the woman
who murdered your own son

without enlisting my help,

I'm not all that concerned.

One thing I thought you knew about me
by now, Your Majesty...

I play a very long game.

And you?

You're nothing more
than one of my pawns.

Good luck
finding your son.


I hear fairies
make wonderful mothers.

♪ ♪

[objects clatter, rumble]

[glass shatters]

Good news.
Regina called.

She reversed the spell.

That sister is gonna live

a long and hopefully
far less eventful life.

And what about Belle?

As good as can be expected
after all she's been through.

What she just did...

that's why
I keep fighting.

As the Savior.

It's a title I've thought about
running from numerous times,

but I never have,

and what she did today
reminded me

why I don't run,
why I fight.

Because I want to protect
my family and my friends

and the people
that I love.

The vision...
it's still getting to you.


It's time for me
to get to it.

There's the fight
that I love.

Let's go find out
what really happened to me.

[door closes]

[crickets chirping]

[Emma] Whoa.

Oh, well,
someone had a temper tantrum.

[Hook] Do you really think
you'll find something in here

to explain your vision?

I think I just did.

[Emma] This is it.

This is the sword
from my vision.

It's here.

[blades clang and ring]

Emma, are you okay?



I think it's safe to say
this is what did it.

This is the sword
that killed you.

Will kill me.

- And why would it be in here?
- I don't know.

But now that we have it,

maybe we can finally find
who's responsible.

The figure
under the hood.


♪ ♪

And then we can
stop them.

♪ ♪

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