Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 7, Episode 5 - Greenbacks - full transcript

Tiana seeks help from Dr. Facilier; Sabine and Jacinda take on a risky business venture; Roni makes a shocking discovery.

Another visit so soon?

I thought perhaps you and I

might make amends over tea.

I take it destroying the girl's belief

is proving to be more
challenging than expected.


Lucy has... quite the resilient spirit.

It's a pity.

Because if she doesn't
forfeit her belief,

you'll never see your Anastasia again.

I know.

So tell me, what do I do?

Do you know what your
mistake has always been?

You see belief as something solid...


Something easily removed
with one, singular blow.

But belief is a weed.

It grows wild and deep.

If you want to destroy it for good,

you have to uproot it.

So I sever her belief by the root.

Oh, how rude of me.

Did you want a cup?

You must be parched.

Not that swill!

I want my tea.

My special brew.

You will get your tea...

after you give me what I want.

Now, which root do I begin with?

Where's Grandma?

- Ballet starts in 10 minutes.
- Hush.

I'm trying to find an
annoyed babysitter emoji.

Aunt Sabine!

What are you doing here?

Excellent question.

You know, this is a private property,

so unless you've risen up
in the world from fry cook,

you don't belong here.

I just came to give Lucy this.

Your famous beignets!

They're not nearly as fun to make

without my favorite taste tester.

Mother, I've been trying
to get a hold of you

for the last hour.

Where have you been?

Funny, here I thought you worked for me.

Run along to the herbalist
and pick up a few things.

The herbalist?

Are you doing a cleanse without me?

Now, Ivy,

try less whimpering and more scampering.

Sabine, what a coincidence.

I was just talking about you.

You were? Why?

I was going over your rental agreement.

And I've decided to
increase your rent 8%

starting this month.

You know we can't afford that.

Given the booming neighborhood,

I could ask for double.

Consider it a family discount.

You can't do this,
Grandma. It isn't fair.

It's okay, Luce.

I can fight my own battles.

I always have.

We both know this isn't
business, Victoria.

You want to push us out?

Well, we will just push right back.

Ladies, gentlemen, honored guests,

my daughter, Tiana, and I

would like to welcome you to our home.

Please look around.

We will begin the auction shortly.

Look at them,

picking through our stuff like vultures.

It's humiliating.

Oh, it is, isn't it?


I didn't know we invited
the nouveau riche.

Emphasis on "riche."

I have to admit,

I was intrigued

when I heard of your little
fête de faillite.

But it seems that
everything of real value

is already gone.

Ooh, wait. What's this?

That shouldn't be out here.

It's not for sale.

So it is worth something.

Only to me.

It was my father's.

He earned it during the war,

a reward for his heroism.

I don't know how it got out here.

Too bad that Daddy's no longer alive

to save you and your mother from ruin.

It's so sad.

That's it, Mother.

I can't watch our lives
be torn apart like this.

We have no choice, Tiana.

If we don't earn enough money today,

we may have to sell the castle.

But this is our home.

We'll be tossed out
onto the street? I...

The King has raised taxes
on everyone in the land.

He lines his pockets
while his people starve.

I thought my life would be different,

filled with balls and... and romance.

Oh, Tiana, this is not
what I wanted for you.

If only you could find a prince.

With all the chaos in the land,

it's made heroes so scarce.

Maybe I can.

I think I have an idea
of where to start looking.

Don't worry, Mother.

I will find a good man,

brave and heroic like father was,

a prince who will save us.

Well, I'm no cop,

but for a case about a missing girl,

that doesn't seem like a
whole a lot of evidence.

Which makes Eloise
Gardener's disappearance

all the more difficult to solve.

The case went cold about
10 years ago this month.

It's become a kind of
side project of mine.

Why is it so important to you?

We all got things that gnaw at us.

The keg room has a strong lock.

Plus, my baseball bat
and friendly demeanor

will keep away any prying
eyes you're worried about.


I better head back to the station.

What is that?

Oh, this was hers.

It contains sketches,

some angsty teenage poetry.

I like to thumb through it

when things get quiet at the precinct.

You know, I'm all about commitment,

but, uh, I think maybe

you should pick up a hobby or two.

I'll take that into consideration.

Thanks again.

All right, I'll go ahead
and put this back there now.

In a minute.

First, tell me why you were in here

with Ivy the other night.

I had a drink with her.

- What's the big deal?
- The big deal?

Well, she is Victoria
Belfrey's daughter.

Well, I don't know.

I-I think that Ivy may surprise you.

You know, she got a taste
of standing up to her mother.

She might be willing to help us.

Henry, I've seen this story before.

Believe me...

It doesn't end with you happy.

What are you doing here?

I thought you were off today.

Jacinda, I have great news.

- Victoria raised our rent.
- Great?

I think you mispronounced
"terrible" again.

Yes, the rent hike sucks,

but what if I told
you that there is a way

that we could not only pay our rent,

but we could make enough money

to escape Victoria Belfrey for good?

So, your life-saving idea
is 50 pounds of flour?

Mixed with 100 eggs
and 20 cups of sugar.

I am talking about my beignets, "J."

I mean, you know they're amazing,

Lucy knows they're amazing,

and once everyone else finds
out how amazing they are,

we will be rich in no time.

But we are not rich now.

How did you pay for all of this?

I may have dipped into the rent jar.


How much is a "dip"?

A pinch or a dash?

All of it.

You are not going anywhere!

I'm not going to some salt mine!

Where'd you find him?

Pleasure Island Cabaret.

He was drunk and mouthy.

Alcohol turns some
people into jackasses.

Wait, You want to run

your guerilla pastry
operation out of here?


No way. Louie...

Louie is at a regional
managers convention

trying to get lucky
with Cluck's on Sixth.

He will never know.

I can't invest in any
more of your crazy schemes.

What crazy schemes?

Okay, that's fair,

but this... this is not one of them.

You're a dreamer, and I love you for it,

but I need a job, Belfrey off my case,

and a real plan to get Lucy back.

- This is too risky.
- Listen to me.

Lucy is exactly the reason

why you need to take this risk.

It's time that we change the game

and take a big swing for once.

We owe it to ourselves.

We owe it to Lucy.

I love that girl like she is family,

and when you love someone,

you fight like hell for them.

Come on. Let's make her proud.


I'm with you.

- Yeah?
- All right.


And with a little bit of sugar and spice

and everything nice,

we are going to show
that bitch who is boss.

Excuse me.

Do you know where I can find
the traveling soothsayer?

Princess Tiana?

Uh, no.

You've come to help us at last!

No, I'm... I'm sorry.

I'm not who you think I am.

A loaf of bread...

- Princess Tiana.
- Please save us.

I'm so sorry. I...

- Please...
- I'm sorry. I...

I can't... I can't help you.

I'm so sorry.

I believe the Princess
is here to see me,

not you lot.

Now scurry off,

unless you'd rather slither or hop.

Princess, enchanté.

A tip of the hat from Dr. Facilier.

You've had quite a day, my dear.

But no need to fret.

There's a prince in your cards

soon to be in your arms

and... poof!

All your troubles will evaporate.

But how did you know I
was looking for a prince?

It's my job, isn't it?

And in this business, it's
all about who you know.

I don't like to drop names,

but I do have a few friends...

on the other side.


When I ask them a question, they answer.

Do you see it?

There's a story in the patterns,

the story of a princess

who grew up knowing
only wealth and ease.

She had her father to thank for that,

but then he passed
over to the other side,

and the story turns darker.

The King began to take more
and more from the people.

The wealth dried up
like a raisin in the sun,

and the people suffered
without a strong ruler.

And that's why you've come to me,

is it not?

To find that strong ruler,

that prince who can save
you and your kingdom.

But I... I have nothing to pay you.

A smile returning to that face will do.

Consider it a discount
for a desperate soul.

The path before you is
quite clear, Princess.

You will find the prince you
seek on this very night...

if you follow the red crow.

I had to go to three
different herbalists

and a sanctimonious hipster.

Now I'm tragically
behind on my e-mails,

and my hair smells like I
just got back from Burning Man.

I'm not remotely
interested in your travails.

Mother, where are you going with those?

Where I'm going is
none of your business.

And enough complaining.

Don't think for a second

that I wouldn't trade in my own daughter

for an actual assistant.

It's time you shut up

and earn your job title.

Henry, it's Ivy.

Call me back if you still
want dirt on my mother.

I have a pretty good
idea where to start.

So, I think I got a lead

on where we can dig up
some dirt on Belfrey.

It came from Ivy.

She said that Victoria has
been spending a lot of time

in some secret room

on the top floor of her building.

I can't tell what's worse...

the fact that you believe her

or that... you're falling for her.

Especially when there's a much better

single-mother option
staring you in the face.

- So, this is about Jacinda.
- No. This is about you.

Henry, you're genuine.

Ivy... isn't.

I appreciate the Mama
Bear routine, okay?

But the reality is, you aren't mine.

Yeah, well, if your
mother were standing here,

she'd tell you three things...

get back to writing,

take Jacinda on a date,

and tip me well for
giving you the advice

you so desperately need to hear.

Where you going?

Uh, to the bathroom...

unless you feel compelled to
hold my hand in there, too.




Where is everyone coming from?

Uh, I billed our venture

as a one-time-only
pop-up on the GetGrub app.

Mom always said nothin'
attracts a crowd like a crowd.


You're really doing it.

I saw your pop-up ad

on my ballet instructor's phone.

What I won't be seeing is you

if your grandma realizes
that you are here.

Don't worry.

I told Grandma ballet's going late

so I could come be a part of your dream.

In fact, I have a small addition to it.

When we would make beignets,

Sabine would tell me

when she was my age, she was so poor

she couldn't afford stars to wish on,

so she wished on fireflies.

I love it.

I love it.

You know, I want you to
stamp all of those bags

as our new official logo.

- Sabine, this could really work.
- Mm-hmm.

And we could set up a stand
at the Sunday farmers' market.

Oh, meh. Farmers' markets
are for Old MacDonald.

No. I'm thinking jazz,

luring people in

to a popcorn-light-lit food truck.

We park it at festivals and movie nights...
- Okay.

And then serve étouffée and boudin.

- Buckets of these guys.
- Yes.

Oh, it finally feels like

we are headed in the right direction.


That charlatan.

There's no such thing as a red crow.


Well, I guess the auction
fell short, Princess.

But since you're here,

I think I'll take those earrings

at a severe discount.

Why not bow and show some respect?

Well, she's barely a princess.

But she's still a lady, is she not?

If no manners are shown,

perhaps I'll hold my own auction.

Your legs should get a few coins,

seeing as they'll soon be half off.

Prince Marias at your service.

But please call me Robert.

Well, I'm quite grateful
for you stepping in,

but I'm afraid I'm not
deserving of all this

from a nobleman.

It's me who hopes to be deserving.

To fend off a tipsy rogue is simple,

but to learn what has
led our paths to cross,

well, that requires a perilous path

few are brave enough to take on

in a tavern such as this.




Ralph, I have a job for you.

You know that place selling beignets?

Wreck it.

You recognize that?


Ain't it the Seattle Mariners logo?

You hit like a girl.

That notebook is evidence
from a missing-persons case,

a girl that disappeared 10 years ago...

Eloise Gardener.

Sound familiar?

I was serving a sentence
down in Stafford Creek then.

Is that so?

Yeah. It's where I got the tattoo.

Cellmate told me it wards off evil.

You're a terrible liar.

Bad things happen inside.

You take whatever
protection you can get.

Check my record.

H-Hang on.

I help you, and you're
leavin' me in the box?

Mr. Coachman from the club
didn't want to press charges.

Said it's more hassle than it's worth.

You'll be out in 10.

Hey, slugger?

That's one powerful rune.

If your lost girl was drawin' that,

I'd hate to meet whatever
evil she was facing down.

Oh, hey, thank you so
much for pushing me.

I needed a nudge.

Yeah, well, that's what best friends do.

And I think today we proved
our business is on fire.

Please let that not be literal.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

Come on, Sabine.


It's a beauty beyond words, Princess.

Thank you for sharing.

My father spent a lifetime
building this kingdom.

Was this his?


It's a Firefly Ruby.

They awarded it to him after the war.

He must have been quite the hero.

He didn't start that way.

He enlisted as a cook.

But when the King's
horsemen took the camp,

he was the only one left.

He threw down his ladle
and picked up a sword.

And it became the
turning point in the war.

It's how he caught my mother's eye.

Her love made him a Prince.

After the war was won,

he rebuilt her lands
into a great kingdom.

Now we might lose it all.

Not if I can help it.

Tonight was magical.

I'd like to see you again tomorrow.

That would be nice.

Stop right there.



I'm sorry. I had no other choice.

It was Dr. Facilier. He made me.

I didn't want to.


Why would I believe a prince would steal

for a drifter magician?

Because I'm not a prince.

I'm just a commoner.

He took my true love captive.

He separated us in the cruelest of ways.

I'm a man, and... my love is a frog.

Facilier promised he would let her free.

He said that true love's
kiss would break the curse

and we could be together again

if only I brought him that Firefly Ruby.

No, there must be some other way,

someone else who could help you.

You've seen what it's like out there.

Who else is there to turn to?


I don't ever want to
see your face again.


Dresses and hairbrushes?

I've been so self-centered.

I saw the world the same
way when I was your age.

But, Mom, those people,
the beggars in Tent Alley

and... and the man who
tried to take this from us.

It was desperation.

I've tried hard to protect you

from the realities of what
the Kingdom has become.

There was no way you could have known.

So, what, we just look the other way?

All your life,

you've been told great stories
of your father's successes.

- I failed to find someone like him...
- No.

I failed you when I sent you looking.

After the way you took action tonight,

I realize we already
have everything we need,

everything our people need.

Your father's legacy
isn't this little prize.

It's in you.

All you have to do...

is embrace it.

Aunt Sabine!

Mm! I was worried.

It's okay. I'm gonna be fine.

I'm just... I'm so
happy you weren't there.

I need to talk to you.

I know what you're gonna say,

and I already have it figured out.

- This was just a setback...
- A setback?

Against my judgment,

I let you convince me
to take this huge risk.

And look what happened.

Mom, please don't fight.

I just want what's
best for you and Lucy.

What is best is not giving people hope

that life will get
better when it never does.

You don't live in the
real world, Sabine,

but I do.

There isn't any room for
your crazy dreams anymore.

She did this to try and help you, Mom,

to try and help us.

Yeah, well, if this is
help, I don't need it.


If that's how you feel,
then you should take this.

There's enough money in
there for two months' rent.

Should be enough time for
you to find a new job...

and a new roommate.

Wait, please.

You can put away the war paint.

Henry's not coming.

I decided to save him the trouble

and stop this little game of yours

before it starts.

And what game is that exactly?

Well, I don't know, Ivy.

But if I had to guess,

you're either trying
to piss your mother off,

or you just want to take

one more thing away from
your sister, Jacinda.


And from what Henry told
me, there is nothing to take.

Why are you so interested, anyway?

You barely know him.

I know him enough to
know he's a good kid.

And I won't let you mess up his life.

You might not believe this,

but I have risked a
lot offering my help.

If my mother finds out about this,

I'll be cleaning her toilets.

Like, for real.

And I wouldn't risk that
just to stick it to Jacinda.

Well, if you're so eager
to destroy your mother,

prove it.

Fine. I will.

Follow me.


She made me truck all over town

for those disgusting herbs.

They smelled like old feet.

This wasn't just a tea party for one.

Who was she with?

I have no idea.

Whenever mother comes up here,

she's always alone.

This is a strange place for tea,

not exactly damning.

If it makes you feel any better,

I've wasted my time, too.

Maybe not such a waste after all.

- Where are you going to go?
- To my mom's.

I'll crash on her couch.

My mom didn't mean all
that stuff she said.

- She was just upset.
- It's not just that.

I can't make it here anymore.

I'm trying, and I'm failing.

That's not true.

That's just what my
grandmother wants you to think.

- But you can't give up on your dream.
- You know what?

A lots of people have to
give up on their dreams,

and sometimes bad guys win.

At some point,

we have to accept that and grow up.

Grow up?

This isn't growing up.

It's running away.

I'm sorry.

It's just...

you're supposed to be with us,

like you always are.

I need you, too.

And you will always have me, okay, Luce?

I promise.

But there are some things in life

that even I can't fight.

Had a feeling I'd see you again.

I know you want it, so take it.

Get whatever pathetic
amount of gold you can.

And in exchange, you want me to...?

Hand over the woman you kidnapped.


You mean her?

That's quite a sacrifice
for a lowly frog.

Do we have a deal or not?

Such a powerful little thing, isn't it?

First, it transformed your father

from a cook into a prince.

And now you... A sheltered princess

into someone who would sacrifice

for a man you don't even know.

Quite the transformation.

Nothing's "transformed" me.

That's who I always was.

I just didn't realize it.

There's no magic in there.

Oh, but there is.

You see, I've been in a kind of prison,

trapped with one foot in this world

and one in a... a less pleasant place.

And this ruby is going to set me free.

So I'm going to keep this ruby

and... my little frog.

I've grown quite fond
of her sad, little cries.

But as a gift for your
part in my liberation...

I'll let you go... just this once.

I'm not leaving without her.

I'm glad to hear it.


It feels so good to be back.

I've already got the
best of this bargain.

See you soon, Princess.

Sabine, wait.

Lucy called and talked
some sense into me.

I'm sorry for all that
stupid stuff I said.

Jacinda, don't.

No, it's true.

Every time this miserable
world gets me down,

you pick me up.

You help me find a way to fight.

I guess I didn't realize

that you needed me to do that for you

every once in awhile.

So... I'm gonna start...

with that.

What the hell is that?

Come on.

It's your food truck.

Or our food truck...

if you'll still have me.

You bought a food truck?


Detective Rogers helped out.

And the impound lot has
some really good deals.

So you used the money that I gave you,

- the rent money?
- Yeah.

I took a big swing, just
like you taught me...

because you're right, Sabine.

Because that is what best friends do.

They nudge each other.

Prince Marias.


It's just me.

- Have you come to arrest me?
- No.

I have this.

You got her!

I'm sorry about before.

I finally figured out

I don't need a hero if I can be a hero.

You sound like your father.

Well, then it sounds like
I'm on the right path.

The rumor is that the
King will be holding a ball

to find his son a bride,

which means his fortress of a castle

will be open.

I'm hoping to use that opportunity

to turn the tide.

Sounds like you've cooked up a plan.

I was hoping that you and your ladylove

could join me...

That is, of course,

once you deliver true love's kiss.

Um... about my ladylove,

I kind of misled you before.

About what?

Oh, and thank you.

We'll never forget you.


You're welcome.

Hey there.


- Those for me?
- Mm-hmm.

The last of the beignets

for you and your buddies.

Jacinda told me

- that you helped get us the food truck.
- No problem.

It was part of this
month's impound auction.

It was, uh, confiscated in a drug sting.

You should clean it pretty thoroughly...

Bleach, really high heat.

We will. Thank you.

I'm glad you came.

The inspectors just finished.

Whatever happened at Cluck's...

- it was deliberate.
- What?

The cameras were destroyed,

so there's no luck there, I'm afraid.

But I think we both have a
good idea who caused this.

She didn't do it by herself, anyway.

Might get a nasty smudge
on her tiny blazer.

Sounds like we're both
talking about the same person.


Hey. Yeah, it's me.

We got a problem.

Someone's looking for the girl.

Mother, it seems like you had a bad day.

I wanted to know if there was
anything I could do for you.

Ivy, that's kind of you.

I always rather liked the idea

of raising a daughter,

guiding her.

And eventually there'd come a day

where the roles would reverse,

and she'd be there for me to lean on.


not all daughters are created equal.

It's embarrassing

watching you flailing around, Ivy,

not understanding

all the things you're capable of,

all the ways you're going to fall short.

Think about it.

And fix your makeup.


You wanted to see me?

Yes, I have something to show you,

but first, um...

listen, I answered a text
on your phone from Ivy

and met her at Belfrey Tower.

- Wait, wait, wait, wait. What? You...
- I know.

It was wrong.

I just wanted to know
if we could trust her.

Well, so, can we?


But that's not important,

because while we were in there...

I found this.

I have no idea where that is.

And I have never owned
clothes like those

in my life.

Plus, I have no idea who that kid is.

I do.

That's me.



Damn it!

Seriously? Lurk much?

You're the one that asked me to hide.

From her, from Roni.

You scared the hell out of me.

We really need to find you a stylist.

Did it work?

- Do they trust you?
- Yes. Of course.

They might even trust me
as much as Mother does...

fool that she is.

Your mother thinks
she sees and knows all.

You did a good job at convincing her

she's in charge.

What can I say?

I'm a clever girl.

And a good one, too.

She may not see that, but I do.

Well, when she comes back up here,

tell her that you broke this

and demand that she make
you more of your brew

and just play the
charade out until the end.

My sweet Ivy, you
know I'll do just that.


And don't call me "Ivy."

It's Drizella.