Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 7, Episode 12 - A Taste of the Heights - full transcript

On Tiana's coronation day, an confrontation with Facilier compels her to take a trip through the Bayou; Sabine reconnects with an old friend, putting her culinary dreams at risk; Rogers and Weaver investigate a Blind Witch.

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Previously on "Once Upon a Time"...

This Ruby is going to set me free.

See you soon, Princess.

You will not be casting this curse.

I know.

You're going to cast it.


Henry! What did you do to him?

What witches do best... poisoned him.

What's going on?

To resurrect a life...

another must be taken in its place.

No, stop. Stop.


Every story comes to an end...

But who gets to decide when that is?

Or whose story it really is, anyway?

I came to Hyperion Heights
to unravel a mystery.

What drove a powerful
real-estate developer

to try to buy up an entire neighborhood?

What deals did she have to make?

And what other secrets was she keeping?

These questions continue
to haunt this neighborhood

even after her untimely
and tragic death.

I've tried to answer
these questions myself.

But every stone I uncover
just leads to another stone.

And then there's the most
important question of all...

What could possibly happen next?

I invite you to join me to find out.

Welcome to H-Town.


I gotta say, I'm impressed, Sabine.

- Oh! Oh!
- Sabine!

J? I'm sorry.

I was just listening to Henry's podcast.

He just dropped the first episode

with the interview you did.

Oh, "H-Town." How was it?

I gotta admit, he's cooking
up a pretty good mystery.

And just so you know,

you two are some of
the main ingredients.

Cool. Isn't that cool, Mom?

Yeah, baby, it is.


And speaking of cool,
tonight's the night...

Taste of the Heights is happening.

A food fair in an abandoned skate park?

Oh, that's so cool!

Yeah, it's definitely different.

I mean, I can't argue
with the hipsters, though.

They love their niche marketing.

And also beards, for some reason.

Well, you're gonna blow them away.

Look, are you sure you
don't need our help?

Lucy, Aunt Sabine is a bit of a...

- Perfectionist.
- Control freak.

Whoa, hey! Whoa.

It's true.

Look, okay, it's not that
I do not trust you two.

- Hmm.
- I just... I know how I like things.

And anyway, you... you two,

you have all this time
to make up for, right?

You should be spending it together.

Maybe curled up on a couch,
playing some board games?

Couldn't you both use a
nice, quiet day at home?

What do you say, Lucy, huh?

Family day, just the two of us?

Why not make it three?


Henry... come on, he
never left my bedside.

And don't you think it's time

maybe we invited him
over so we can thank him?

I mean, Lucy's right,
J. The man did step up.

What more are you waiting for?

Let me think about it.

That means yes.

And, hey, you are
gonna be great tonight.

By tomorrow, you are gonna be crowned

the Food Truck Queen of the Heights.

Ooh, "Queen"? I like the sound of that.

Stunning, Your Majesty.

All you're missing now is your crown.

Yes, well, I recommend you
put it on and step outside.

There's quite a crowd

waiting for a glimpse
of their new queen.


How do you feel?


Oh, don't be.

After heading the resistance
to defeat Tremaine,

you've proven you're a leader.

I have to agree with
your friends, Tiana.

If only your father were here,

he'd be so proud.

Indeed, he would be.

Of course, he's not the only one.

Enchant?, Princess.

Dr. Facilier, what are you doing here?

Did you really think
I'd miss your coronation?

After everything we've been through?

Oh, speaking of...

How lovely to see you again, Regina.

I wish I could say the same.

I'd heard rumors you'd
gone soft, Regina.

What a shame they appear true.

Get out now.

Or I'll prove just how wrong you are.

Oh, perhaps I am.

But there's no need for threats.

After all, I came to deliver a gift.

A glimpse into our
soon-to-be queen's future.

Before that crown sits upon your head,

you'll have to face a test.

Oh, a terrible beast
will threaten the peace

of your entire kingdom.

I know your tricks. You're lying.

You're just trying to get under my skin.

Go to the ferry docks

on the southern edge of the bayou,

and see if I'm lying.

You may not trust me
now, but you will then.

Don't worry, Tiana.

It's like you said... He's
just trying to goad you.

I have to go to the docks to make sure.

This is my responsibility.

What about the coronation?

Your mother's right.

I know Facilier.

He likes to play games.
Don't indulge him.

And if this is not a game?

The coronation will have to wait.

My people could be in danger.

From one queen to another,
you know I have to go.

This is all my fault.

If I hadn't rescued Eloise,

Victoria Belfrey might still be alive.

No, these events were set in motion

by forces beyond your control.

And that being said,

I don't believe they're beyond repair.

But how do we fix this?

Well, I think I may have a way.

Have a look.

Lucy's doctor.

She was found in the hospital
the same night as Victoria.

Medical examiner said death
was due to natural causes.

You think otherwise?

Well, a lock of her hair was missing.

Well, it says here she died
at the same time as Victoria.

If that's true,

another cult member must be responsible.

But the evil extends far beyond Eloise.

And if we can find the source,

might just take us right back to her.






I was kinda disappointed
I didn't make the cut.

I promise, I will get to your story

in an upcoming episode, Remy.

Well, you, uh, definitely
mentioned Jacinda.

A bunch.


Must've been that mix tape she made you.

Mix tape?

Yeah, she came in here with it,

uh, the night that you
left for San Francisco.

Really? Now the lights?

I'd better go check the breaker box.

This building's falling apart.

What the hell?

I doubt the devil has
anything to do with it.

My guess is that your friend's right...

An electrical short's to blame.

Wait... How...

When did you come in?

Well, even a storm can sneak
up on a man if he's not careful.

The name's Samdi.

I'm looking for the proprietor
of this establishment.

Roni? Uh, she's not here.

I could give her a message.


I'm an investor.

Well, Victoria Belfrey pushed
me out of the Heights years ago.


But now that she's... she's passed on,

I've decided to return.

See if I can help improve things.

Ah, please. Ask Roni to call me.

Yeah, I will.


Perhaps I can help
by getting that fixed.

Have a good day.

You, too.

It would appear Facilier was right.

Something did attack here.

We have to find this thing and stop it.

I mean, just look at the
bite it took out of this.

Not exactly a mouth you'd
want to kiss, now, is it?

Who are you?

My shiny coat and my sharp
spear don't give it away?

I'm the hero who's going to
kill this beast of a gator.

Then you're even stupider than you look,

because whatever attacked this dock

is too big to be any gator.

You don't have to believe me.

In fact, it's probably best

if you and your friends run along...

If anyone is running along, it is you.

Fiery. Whew, I like that.

You remind me of someone.

Oh, myself.

You'd do best to cut the quips.

This is the future queen of
the kingdom you're talking to.

Allow me to introduce myself.

Prince Naveen of
Maladonia, at your service.

Wait, you're really a prince?

I've been tracking this fearsome beast

across the entire realm.

My enchanted spear

is the only weapon
strong enough to kill it.

Now he is bragging about
his enchanted spear.

Well, what's the harm in bringing him?

We can always use him as bait.

And I'll enjoy saving his life

and showing him what
a real hero is like.

A feast fit for a king.

Or a queen.


Hey, Sabine.

What are you doin' here?

I didn't know you were
back in the Heights.

Came for the fair.

I heard you were slinging your beignets.

Had to come see for myself.

Do you mind?

Oh! Delicious.

Not that I'm surprised, though.

Next to me, you were the most
talented in cooking school.

Still cocky I see, but thank you.

Last I remember, you left early

to work at your parents'
fabulous restaurant.

I'm so jealous.

Yeah, but now that's in the past.

There was only so much
I could learn from them.

You have built quite the
kingdom for yourself here.

You always were kind
of a one-woman show.

What does that mean?

Oh, come on.

You'd never even trust
your own sous-chef enough

to stir a soup.

You know you're... a
tiny bit controlling.

Well, I am not.


What? What are you doin'?

Just a tiny experiment.

You obviously wouldn't mind

if I dunked this sweet little guy

into this savory, sumptuous bath of...

Okay, okay, okay. Look, that's enough.

If you are going to ruin your lunch,

then you can pay for it first.

I would, but I'm not here as a customer.

I've got my own truck.

Oh, wow.

Uh, that's... that's great.

What, um... What kind
of food you cookin' up?

I'm actually doing Cajun, too.

That's my truck over
there by the entrance.

Flamin' Cajun.

I guess great minds think alike.


Hey. You guys need help?

I think we got this handled.

Thanks, Henry.

Does he sleep here?

He's in this pub more
often than you are.

Have you not got a home? Is that it?

Yeah, yeah. I got a place.

And, actually, I should be heading out.

Got somewhere to be, and
I don't want to be late.

Oh, where are you
going? Sounds important.

Yeah, yeah.

It's, uh... it's nothing big.

Just a lead on a writing assignment.

Tell you about it if it works out.

I don't want to jinx it.

Okay, well, good luck, then.

Thank you.

Um, yeah, and before I go,

there was a guy in earlier.

Um, little strange.

Said he was an investor

and he could help you fix the lights.

What's wrong with the lights?

Nothing, actually, until he walked in.

They seem fine now.

Anyway, just thought I'd tell you.

Oh, God. It's Chad.

He keeps leaving messages.

What am I supposed to tell him?

Don't pick up.

Yeah, right.

Oh, no, that's...
that's not what I meant.

I... I meant that, um...

we have bigger problems
than your fianc? right now.


"Baron Samdi." Who's that?

Sounds like a colonial dictator.

No, try Dr. Facilier.

The voodoo witch doctor
with that ridiculous hat?

You know him?

Our paths have crossed.

What are the chances he'd show up

just days after we discover
there's a coven forming?

You think he's awake, too?

I mean, it's not like
the curse is broken.

Otherwise, Henry would...

I know what it would mean for Henry.

And we won't let that happen.

But who knows what
Victoria did before she died

or who she woke.

He could be up.

And if he is...

we got to find out.

And I think I know how.

Hey, Lucy.

Khakis, really?

Well, yeah, its kind of all I got.

So, I wasn't sure what I should bring,

and then I remembered this.

- The Game of Life?
- Yep.

Used to play it when I was a kid.

Basically, you live your
entire life in an hour.

You'll never look at
things the same way again.

And neither will you after tonight.

What does that mean?

Right before I got sick,

my step-grandma showed me something...

The second storybook, like
the one you write about.

Now I know the truth.

She told me... everything
I believe is real.

Oh, Lucy, she's always
been manipulative.

No, I'm telling you.

It's real. I saw the book.

You were in it.

And where is it now?

I don't know, but it doesn't matter,

because tonight is the night

you're finally gonna give my mom

true love's kiss.

And when that happens,
the curse will break

and we'll all remember our stories.

Wow, seems like a lot to put on a kiss.

Just wait, and you'll see.

'Scuse me, ma'am.

Are you, uh, Hilda, the
proprietor of this bakery?


This is delicate work.

I will be right with you.

I'm Detective Rogers,
this is Detective Weaver.

We're investigating the
murder of Dr. Andrea Sage.

She purchased something here
the morning of her death.

Was wondering if you
remember seeing her?

I remember.

But I didn't see her.

I... I apologize. I didn't...

Dreadful what happened.

Absolutely dreadful.

Bit off-season for
gingerbread, isn't it?

Never. It's my number-one seller.

Of course Dr. Sage had her
usual tea cake that morning.

Wanted to let me know in person

that my test results came back clean.

She was a dear like that.

I-I can't imagine anyone
wanting to hurt her.

And yet someone did.

Sorry, that's off limits.

Health inspector would have my letter

if anyone got into the sugar.

I wish I could be more
help, but with my condition,

you may have better luck
talking to the butcher next door.

Of course. Thanks for your help.

Cookie for the road?

They're fresh out of the oven.

Oh, no, thank you.

Though, they look delicious.

Have a good day.

Did you see that?

Oh, she may be blind, but I'm not.

She's obviously hiding something.

Whatever it is, we'll find it.

Tastes like a soggy hat.

I'm gonna kill him dead.

Kill who dead?


Uh, that... that was just an expression.

- Um, do you want a beignet?
- Mm-hmm.

Don't tempt me. I'm on a diet.

I need to make sure
that all your licenses

and permits are in order with the truck.

You know, for the cooking
and "killing him dead" stuff.

Do you have them?

Uh, yeah. I'll just...

So, any sign of that crocodile, mate?

Old boy's an alligator.

What's the difference?

Both'll devour you if given the chance.

So we best not give it to them.

And since it is pretty clear here

our prince has no
idea where he is going,

I think it's time that
I took over the hunt.

Well, thankfully for all of us...

that won't be necessary.

By the looks of these marks here,

someone was dragged in that direction.

Ahh! The game is still afoot.

This is not a game.

My people's lives are at risk.

Oh, lighten up, Your Majesty.

It's just something hunters say.

These two are gonna be at
this all night, aren't they?

Unless an alligator eats them.

I'm beginning to root for that.

This prince is really getting
under your skin, isn't he?

Tiana! Ella!

It was an alligator.

It took the whole ferry down.

Did you see where it went?

Back in the water.

It was headed towards Firefly Island.

There's a village there.

We have to stop it.

I'm coming with you.

Lives are at stake. You need a hero.

And yet I have you.

We do not have time to
argue about this right now.

Hook, Ella, get this man to a healer.

Prince Naveen, you say you're a hero.

Time to show me you're not just talk.

I don't want to do this,

but I'm gonna have to
shut this operation down.

You're missing your food safety permit.

At least one person working in
this truck needs to be certified.

You're the only one here.

Okay, Officer... Officer, please.

Wait, please. Okay, I-I
mailed in my paperwork.

They just haven't
sent it back to me yet.

And I need to be at this fair tonight

or... or Rollin' Bayou
is out of the game,

and then I am out of
the game, and I-I...

Sorry. I don't make the rules.

How'd you even know it was missing?

Got an anonymous tip.

I had to follow it up.

An anonymous tip?

It's a food truck.

Who even does that?


And he says I'm controlling.

He hasn't seen anything yet.

Oh, come to see what
all the fuss is about?

I've barely had a moment
to breathe, it's so busy.

Well, you wouldn't be

if you hadn't called the
cops about my safety permit

so they'd shut me down.


That wasn't me.

I don't have a long
list of enemies, Drew.

Who else cares enough
about my truck to do this?

Just give me a second.

Hey, S-Sabine.

I think I might know.

Oh, so it was you.

No, but...

I have this silent partner... Mr. Samdi.

It was his idea for
the truck and the money.

He said he could guarantee my success.

This is so like you.

I work my ass off for something,

and it... it just falls in your lap.

And y-you never think twice about that?

Would you have?

I don't know, Drew. I
didn't have that option.

I used my last dollar
to start this business.

And if I fail, no one bails me out.

You have no idea what that is like.

I'll make it up to you.

Well, unless you have a magical
safety permit somewhere, you can't.

So, what exactly is our plan here?

Well, we sit.


When we see the alligator,

we'll kill it before it kills us.

You can't ever be serious, can you?

And you can't stop
controlling everything.

Like you tried to control
the hunt back there.

Which was stupid, by the way.

What was that about?

Oh, come on, Your Majesty.

We're in the middle of a bog.

No one else can hear us but the frogs.

Who am I supposed to trust?

I'm the queen now.

People are looking to me,

and I have to help them

because that is what a good queen does.

Not that you would understand.

You are hunting an alligator for glory.

Actually, I'm not.

I'm hunting this gator because it...

because it killed my brother.

It did?

I'm sorry.

My brother and I always did
our royal duties together.

And that's the way we planned to rule.

Now it's all on me.

And ruling alone is the
last thing I ever wanted.

It's hard, and it's lonely.

And eventually, you have to find
people you trust to help you.

Well, perhaps we could start
by making a royal alliance

in the hunt for this alligator.

I'll drink to that.


What is that?

Ah, that was my brother's.

He was the real hunter.

It looks just like Dr. Facilier's.

Who's Dr. Facilier?

I think you know exactly who he is.

I don't.

Are you working for
him? Did he set this up?

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Look, look.

I have no idea who you're talking about.

You're lying. You're lying!

- What does he want?
- Tiana, Tiana, Tiana!

Please, Tiana!



Naveen! Oh, no!

Oh, no!

I'm looking for Roni.

We spoke on the phone.

Well, you found her. The one and only.

How can I help you?

Actually, I was hoping I could help you.

I'm an investor.

With a little extra
capital, you could expand.

Maybe even franchise.

Dream however big you'd like.

Well, I am a dreamer,

but I just don't think
my sister would go for it.

Your sister?

Kelly. We own this place together.

Perhaps I could chat with Kelly,

if she's around.

Always seem to be.

But I'm afraid I'm not interested.

Are you sure?

We could discuss it over a drink.

Mm, don't need to.

I've heard more than enough.

Well, I'm sorry to hear that.

If you ever change your mind,

you have my number.

That was brutal. No!

Been playing since I was two.

Kind of a prodigy.

She is.

Yeah, I can see that.

Thanks for the hot cocoa, Mom.

Think I'll turn in now.

It's 6:30, and we just got started.

Yeah, we haven't even played Life yet.

Next game night.


Well, good to see that she's
back to her old self again.

Oh, she sure is.


And how are you doing?

I mean, I know it's
been a hell of a week

with, you know, Victoria and everything.

You okay? Uh...

Yeah, I think so.

It's not how I thought
our story would end,

but I guess you don't always
get the ending you want, right?

So, you listened to "H-Town."

I did. And I liked it.

And I'm glad you stuck around,

even when "H-Town" didn't
give you much of a reason to.

You know, word on the street
is you made me a mix tape.

I did.

And then I got cold feet.

Yeah, it's okay.

I mean, I froze up at
least like three times

before I actually
asked you out, roughly.

But the important thing is,

now that I know this tape exists,

I think I'm gonna need
to see what's on it.

I mean, you know, this
could change everything.

Well, then...

I better get it.

Coming back.


Do it!

Just throw it, Tiana!

Throw it, Tiana!

Just throw it, Tiana!

Throw it!

Naveen! Grab my hand.

Are you okay?

Sorry, we're closed for the day.

Probably every day.

No, you're not.

Not if I have anything to say about it.

Really don't want to see you right now.

I know, but I have something for you.

Just take it.

Then you'll never have
to see my face again.

Your safety permit?

And now it's yours.


Because you were right.

I've had a whole lot of
things handed to me in my life,

and maybe I don't always
do what I should with them.

No, you don't.

Look, I never told you this, but...

I didn't drop out of cooking school.

I flunked out.

And I convinced myself that
it was because I didn't care.

But the truth is, I
wasn't very good at it.

Oh, that's not true.

Come on, you stole a
basket of my beignets.

Did you like them?

W... Yeah.

I mean, they were very...

uh, sugary.

Exactly. But yours are amazing.

So, please, don't shoot
yourself in the foot here.

Trust me, and let me help you.

Oh, God. I'm so sorry.

Naveen. Naveen?

Okay, hey, look at me. Look at me.

I'm gonna go get some help, okay?

Okay, you're gonna be fine.

Oh, it's a bit late
for that, I'm afraid.

It was quite the beast.


What'd you get out of this?

Allow me to show you.

This was something of mine

that alligator swallowed
a long time ago.

Until it was dead, I
couldn't retrieve it.

This is all about some jewelry?

What about Naveen's life?

You have magic. You have to save him.


Oh, that's difficult.

He's already between worlds.

And to bring him fully back to this one

requires magic that comes
with my steepest price.

No, no. I'm not paying any price.

Because right now, you owe me.

I got you your bauble.

Now you are going to save him.

That is my price.

Fair enough.

What happened?

He did it. You're okay.

Not so fast.

W-W-What'd you do?

I saved him, like you asked.

The thing is, I agreed to
waive your price, not his.

After all, it was his life that I saved.

Until he pays his
debt, that life is mine.

Then what exactly is
that payment going to be?

All you need to know

is that he's somewhere
difficult to reach.

If you think I'm going to
let you get away with this,

you are wrong.

I am about to be queen.

I will have all the
resources in this kingdom

in my reach to find him.

And perhaps, one day, you will.

Until then...

All right, folks, Rollin'
Bayou is rollin' by you again.

And we still have the
best beignets in town.

Or any town.

Don't be so modest.

To hell with my diet.

How 'bout a bag of beignets
and a bowl of gumbo?

Yeah, mm-hmm. Sure.

And, you know, I hear that people
like to dunk 'em inside the gumbo.

- I hear that, too.
- Uh-huh.

Uh, if... if the spirit moves you.

Ugh, do you smell that?

That's gas.

She's still alive.

Well, there's nothing and no one here

except baking equipment.

A lock of her hair is missing.

The cult.

Whoever killed our doctor
tried to kill our baker, too.

And whatever they're up to,

I suspect they're far from finished.

So, what do we do now?

I don't know.

But I think we can both agree

Samdi had no idea we
pulled a switch on him.

So, Facilier's asleep.

Well, that makes one of us.

Nice to see you again, Regina.

I see you didn't return empty-handed.

The Dark One in denim. How quaint.

Oh, so now you're awake?

I came to you for help.

I had an alliance with Belfrey

which precluded my
being honest with you.

And now that she's dead and
the coven's come to town,

what, you just circle
back around to us for help?

That's not the only reason I came here.

I had thoughts that the
coven killed Dr. Sage,

but today there was another attack

on a member of the coven.

That's caused me to re-evaluate.

Turns out, the doctor
had a scar we missed.

Looks like a tattoo removal.

Apparently, in my cursed persona,

I made some poor decisions.

I mean, who loves Def
Leppard lyrics that much?

Had to be done.

I recognize this.

Looks like...

Eight spokes on a wheel.

The doctor wasn't killed by the coven.

She was in the coven.

Someone's killing witches.

Well, pour some sugar on me.

I think another drink's required...

For all of us.

Oh, ooh. Okay.

We got some Beyonc?...
not a big surprise. Nice.

Not a big surprise.


Lauryn Hill. That's
always a good choice.

- Mm.
- Oh, wow.

Mikky Ekko, "Pull Me Down." Look at you!

Now, that is an impressively deep cut.

Don't act so surprised.

You're not the only one
with taste, Henry Mills.

Why do you... why do you do that...

Call me Henry Mills?

Oh, you don't like it?

No, no. I do.

It's so, uh...


It's so you.

"And Drizella stood victorious.

For if true love's kiss
should ever break the curse,

Henry Mills would surely die."

True love's kiss.



I'm... I'm sorry.

Baby, what are you still doing up?

I had a nightmare that
something horrible happened.

It's okay.

It was just a silly dream.

But I-I can't sleep now.
Can we finish the game?


Uh... sure.

Here we go. Yeah, Lucy gonna...

You gonna beat me again, huh?

That is the most beignets
I've made in a day...

Or ever, really.

I say we make a pretty good team.

Yeah. We're a hit.

And, uh, I'm gonna celebrate
by throwing out this trash.


You're the Taste of the Heights.

It's good to see you
can take orders well.

And not just from me.

I don't like doing this.

Doesn't matter what you like.

The important thing is that
you've gained her trust.

Well, why do you care about her?

She's going to help me get something

that I've been after
for quite a long while.

In the meantime, the two of you
can keep making magic together.


Did I hear you talking to someone?

I guess it's just me,
um, congratulating myself.


Well, you forgot a bag.

I'm sorry, Tiana, but I know
you'll find a way to help him.

We just can't give up hope.

I won't.

Did you ever find out why

Facilier sent you after
that monster to begin with?

If you can believe it,
it was all for a necklace.

A necklace?

I know, but I have more important
things to worry about now.

Like my kingdom.


Are you ready to don your crown

and meet your subjects as their queen?


But on one condition...

You all come out to meet them with me.

Because I can't protect them all alone.

And I am putting my trust
in all of you to help me.

Shall we?

Aren't you coming with?

I'll be there in a moment.


You can come out now.

I know you're there.

You always did know me.

You're not welcome here.


Your friends are gone now.

You can stop pretending
you're not happy to see me.

Especially when I come bearing gifts.

Remember this?

How could I forget?

But why bother returning it?

After all, I'm a much different person

than the last time you
saw me wearing that.

All people change.

Do they?

Then what do you get out of this?

I just...

I miss my queen.

Well, isn't this a pleasant surprise.


Oh, drop the act.

You think you can
just waltz into my town

and pretend you're cursed?


You knew.

I know all your tricks.


You didn't come here to invest
in my bar or anything else.


what are you really here for?

Would you like to come in?

Definitely not.


Do as you wish, Regina.

You always have.

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