Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 7, Episode 6 - Wake Up Call - full transcript

Regina is surprised to find Drizella in need of her help; Roni seeks Weaver's help in finding answers; Tilly offers Rogers advice concerning Eloise Gardener.

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"Once Upon A Time"...

- Kill him.
- Why? I don't understand.

I don't need you to understand.

I need you to obey.

Look. Whatever
she wants you to do to me,

you don't have to do it.
You seem a lot nicer.

I'm not.

I've seen your cold case.

The one
with the missing girl.

That's one powerful rune.

If your lost girl
was drawin' that,

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

You wanted to see me?

I found this.

I have no idea
who that kid is.

I do.

That's me.

Season 07 Episode 06
Title: "Wake Up Call"

This is supposed
to be a scene from my book

with us photoshopped in
as the characters.

This me
as the kid who believes in Fairy Tales,

and you as my mom.

The Evil Queen.

The Evil Queen?

So Victoria's screwing with us.

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Hey, hey, slow down there,
Babe Ruth.


We don't know
that Victoria made the photo.

Can we at least look into it
before it's clobberin' time?


I am so glad you're still here.

Hey, uh, what's up?

It's, um... it's been a big night.

Sabine and I, uh, we sort
of bought a food truck.

Well, that's great.

It needs a lot of work,
and I sold my tools.

Do you have any?

Well, lucky for you,
this place is falling apart, so...

I've got all the tools
you'll need.

You are a lifesaver.

Well, hey.

Um, If you need some help,
I'm pretty good around engines,

you know, for a writer.

No, I'm fine.

What was that?

Hey, if I were the Evil Queen,

I could look into my
magic mirror and tell you.

But this is all the magic I got.

Okay, Zen and the art of
fixing a busted motorcycle.

First lesson... Know thy tools.

Starting with the humble torque wrench.

I like this... torque wrench.

Thanks for letting me help. Really.

The magical carriage is real.

Bet it's worth its weight in gold.

And let me guess... You fine fellows

are here
to kill us and take it?

Hey, he's smarter than he looks.


Good thing you're not.

Get away from my son.

It's okay, Mom. I got this.

Well, I guess you do
know how to use a wrench.

Henry, you okay?

Oh, yeah. I'm fine.
Nothing we can't handle.

Thanks to this.

You still have it.

You know, I bought this for you
when you were 10.

And now here you are

with a sword and motorcycle and a girl.

still figuring the girl part out.

The Resistance always come first, right?

As soon as we fix up the bike,

we're off on another recon mission.

Oh, that sounds dangerous.

Hey, you should come with us.

We could use you.

I can't.

- I-I'm busy.
- With what?

Don't tell me you're going
on naval patrol with Hook.

Not if I can help it.

But you don't need your
mother around you all the time.

Not anymore.

And obviously, you can
take care of yourself.


Be safe.

Are you feeling all right, Mother?

Yes, Ivy.
I'm lying here in the dark

because I feel fantastic.

It's a migraine.

Did you put the wrong
sugar in my coffee?

I told you
aspartame is a trigger.

I know, Mother, which
is why I always put

real sugar in your coffee.

You know, something else
might have triggered it.

Like these flowers.

I'm sure they're full of pollen.

Why don't you let me get rid
of the revolting things for you?


Anything to make your
grating voice stop.

You got them!

Give them here.
I can't wait any longer.


So, do they have the magic
we need?

Only the tiniest seed.

But it's still quite fragile.

It needs fertile ground.

I suppose I'm to get that, too?

I have spent too much time
in this world fetching things.

You must be patient a
little longer, my dear.

Remember what I taught you.

Remember how we survive.

I know.

I close my eyes.

I imagine my mother's destruction.

Mother isn't the only one
to be wary of.


I'm not sure it was wise
to give her the photo.

Oh, don't worry.

By the end of the day,
Regina won't be a problem.

Okay, so I figured out the mystery.

Look, Ivy's timeline from Halloween.

She posted a bunch of pictures
of us getting drinks together.

Oh, this looks bad.



Yeah, this looks bad.

Well, that's why
I'm not on social media.

Yeah, but Jacinda is.

And now I'm worried
that whatever we had,

I... screwed it all up.

I want to see the picture!

How do you know about
the picture, Lucy?

Ivy told me all about it.

She did? She...

Oh, boy.

This photo.

I know she's on your side now,

and I know what you found
in Grandma's weird attic,

so come on!

Show me!

Wait a minute.

I remember reading this scene.

Um, so,
Henry is Henry, obviously,

and Roni, you're...

You're Regina! I mean,
of course you are!

Oh, my gosh. You're his mom.

Regina Mills adopted Henry Mills
in the real world in Boston!

And it was the best thing that
ever happened to her, to you!

Lucy, no.

Give it up.

The picture's obviously fake.

No, it's not!

you had something magical.

You had a book
that had real stories in it,

and you never gave up.

And I won't give up, either.

You are
going to break this curse

because you truly are Regina.

And all I have to do
is make you remember.

And I know exactly how to do it.

This is where
the real suffering begins.

Desk work isn't that bad.

I feel fine.
I'm going back to work.

Well, Captain wants you to
stick it out for at least a week.

I take it you want
to walk out of here.

That's right. I'm going to walk

straight back to the precinct,
have a word with the captain.

In the meantime, keep
your eyes on your phone.

I might have some
errands for you to run.

I was hoping you might help
me while Weaver's resting up.

It's an important case.
It's a missing girl.

So, what do you and Weaver
do when he needs help?


He buys me lunch.

All right.

I was a little skeptical

with the stray dogs
hanging out in the alley,

but Bella Notte has
damn good pizza.

Now, what's up with you?

What do you mean?

You've been quiet ever since
Lucy dropped the Regina bomb.

Are you worried about her?

No, it's not that.

It just, you know...

It just brought up a
difficult memory is all.

I actually... I...

I did try to adopt once.

A beautiful baby boy.

Then at the last minute,
the adoption agency decided

I wasn't a good fit.

Just left a mark, you know?

for what it's worth,

you seem like mom to a
lot of people around here.

Which is why
we have to help Lucy.

If we pretend we believe her,

then she'll stop being defensive

and finally believe the
truth when she sees it.

Trust me.

The sooner the fantasy fades,
the sooner she can heal.

Operation Heartbreak it is.


That's a thing from my book.

Just like something else
she said,

which gives me a good idea
of exactly where she is.

- You want to go there now?
- I'll go solo.

Your afternoon is
already full.

Is it?

Oh, did I forget to mention

the pizza place
was close to that?

Go ask her out.

Sometimes I guess you just got
to accept when Mom knows best.

Now, be charming,
and don't slouch.

I'm kidding!

Go talk to her.
I'll go deal with Lucy.

Watch out!

You have to be careful
around strange magic.

You all right?


I should have
let that thing eat you.

You tried to kill my son.

On my mother's orders.

She doesn't take "no"
for an answer.

Well, is that why you're here?


I am through with doing
things for that woman.

I am here to find magic
to help me get free of her.

what are you talking about?

I thought you were marrying
some prince.

Do you honestly think
that was my choice?

Oh, I see.

The funny thing is,
I was born with magic.

Only Mother never let me cultivate it.

She knew I would only
use it to escape from her.

So, if I can't learn
to use my own magic,

I will steal someone else's.

Drizella, I know what it's like

to live with such a controlling mother.

Perhaps I can help.


But you're not going to steal it.

You're going to use the
gift you were born with.

I got what you asked for.

Fresh from that charmless
little community garden.

Thank you.

Your mother has denied me
of this for far too long.

Then prove to me that this
was worth ruining my nails for.

That's perfect.


This is a most dangerous
path to take a person down.

Then I guess we'll see

if Regina is as powerful
as she thinks she is.


♪♪ British new wave music
plays on stereo...



What's that?

♪ Two dozen other dirty lovers ♪

Uh, The English Beat.
"Save it for Later."

I know what it is.
Why are you playing it?

♪ Cry, cry, but I
don't need my mother ♪

Oh, I always just liked the '80s.

You know, John Hughes
movies, New Wave music...

A little... little New
Order, a little Adam Ant.

You know, I always used to make
these amazing mix tapes, and I was...

You are making less sense
than normal, Henry Mills.

Yeah, right. Uh...

♪ Sooner or later ♪

Last time I was single,
mix tapes always worked

when I wanted to ask a girl out, so...

You're asking me on a date now?

You sure it's me you want to ask out?

Yes! Yes!

Because the thing with
Ivy, that was a mistake.

I mean, it wasn't,
like, a mistake mistake,

- because nothing happened, but...
- Sorry.

I get it. I get it.

- You don't have to explain.
- But I do!

I do because I find
myself wanting to explain

all kinds of things to you,

like... like, I don't know,

like why pancakes are
appropriate for dessert,

why the English Beat is
so culturally relevant,

why I can't... stop
thinking about you.


You sure have seen a lot
of John Hughes movies.

What if I explained to you

that I have a daughter
and a new small business

and... very little time?

Well, then I'd say,
I'm a Swyft driver

and a failed writer
with nothing but time.

whenever you have some, I'd, uh...

I'd love to take you on a date.


What about now?

Now? Like... Like, here? Like...

Well, you said you're
good with cars, right?

And yeah, mix tapes always work.

♪ Run away, run away,
run away, run away ♪


Yeah, thanks. Um...

I'm just gonna...

All right. Let's see
what we got going on.

Okay. I'm going to test you now.

Oh, yeah. There's the problem.

I see it already.

♪ Run away ♪

Thought Victoria said
you couldn't come here.

She doesn't know I'm here.

And I had to come.

Henry guessed you'd be here.

Of course he did.

Because when Henry
needed magic the most,

the storybook showed up for
him in Snow White's closet.

And when some people touch it,

they remember everything
about who they were.

Wow. So, if I grabbed it,

I'd remember being a queen?

You're never going to believe it.

Look, I would love to
believe I was a queen.

You know, someone with
this big, amazing life

who adopted a son she loved.

And I know enough to know

I don't know everything, Lucy.

So why don't we prove
this thing together?


What do you say?


You can do this, Drizella.

I can't.

I'm sorry I'm wasting your time.

I'm sure you have better things to do.

You're not wasting my time.

You just need... the right motivation.

Regina! No!

I-I didn't think I could do it.

I didn't... I didn't
know it was possible.

If you believe in yourself, it is.

You know,

you are a lot like
I was when I was your age.

Except I didn't have the right guide,

so all my power came
from anger and hate.

I sought revenge,

and I did terrible things to get it.

I cast a dark curse.

Did it give you what you wanted?

For a while.

Turns out I wanted
the wrong things.

The only thing that truly
made me happy was my son, Henry.

I wish I had a mother like you.

Don't we all?


It's a get-well gift.

How can I help you, Roni?

Can you find out

if a certain woman
applied to adopt a baby in Boston?

I'm not sure about the year.

Her name's Regina Mills.

That bought you this conversation.

Now, what would make
me want to take this on?

I'll owe you one.

Then we have a deal.

How about a rematch while we chat?

Games keep me focused.

So, come on. I'll begin.

Look, shouldn't we at
least reset the board?

Why would we do that?

Things are always more fun
when you start in the middle.


So, tell me about Eloise Gardener.

until she disappeared 10 years ago,

she was a normal kid.

Liked art, hated school.

She as a bit of an amateur poet.

Well, that's everything,
except that she was fearless...

until she disappeared when
something spooked her...

something that was in this journal,

something... some kind
of protection rune.

Uh, it's... it's... it's complicated.

Look, all that matters

is why she disappeared
and where she is, so...

What am I missing?
You know?

Look at the board, Detective.

You need to take a
good look at your side.

What pieces do you already have

that you're not paying attention to?

Answer that,

and you might find yourself
on a very different path...

one that leads to Eloise Gardener.


Oh, I didn't
expect to see you so soon.

That for me?

It is.


So, uh, where's your
new pint-sized partner?


She's home.

So, turns out,
there was a Regina Mills...

Adopted a baby boy in Boston.

What? That's impossible.

If you didn't think this was gonna work,

why did you ask for help?

Weaver, I asked for a favor,
not an interrogation.


Thank you.

Yeah, what are old friends for?


Favors that will one day be returned.

You owe me one.


All those years...

a blink of an eye for us,

and you, you lived a
lifetime with Belle.

It's difficult to comprehend.

You know, we had a good life.

And it made me a new man.

That's why I'm here in this realm.

Finally ready to pass on
the power of the Dark One

the right way.

it seems you did change.

Well, change is inevitable.

Slow and painful at
times, but inevitable.

Tell me about it.

My son no longer needs me.

But do you think this girl might.

Oh, well, Drizella
has so much raw talent.

She just needs a strong guide,

someone to put her on the right path

and teach her how to
stand up to her mother.

I've heard dark tales
about this Lady Tremaine.

She has no idea Drizella's here.

Come on, Regina.

You lived with a mother
just like her.

Do you really think you
would have gotten away

with all of this without Cora knowing?





Take a piece of advice
from your former teacher

and ask yourself this...

Why would Tremaine want
her daughter to learn magic?


That's my sister. Anastasia.

Mother's favorite.


What is she doing to her?


For what?

For waking her up.

She almost had my son's
heart ripped out before

because the only way to wake Anastasia

is by taking her heart

and replacing it with one full of...


My heart.

I'm so sorry.

I always knew that she loved her more.

I guess I just
didn't realize

how much
until now.

Oh, God.

I'll never get away from her,
will I?

No matter what I do,
she always finds a way to hurt me.

Oh, God! I'll never be free!

Hey, hey. I can help.

I promise I...
I can protect your heart.

There's only one way
to protect me.

Please, please...

help me kill her.

Drizella, no.

I cannot let you go down that dark path.

I thought you cared about me.

That's why I'm saying no.

You know what?

That's exactly what my
mother used to tell me.

And if you're not going to help me,

I know a prince who will.

What pieces do I already have?





It's like a painting.

A mother mourns the loss
of her only loved child.

What are you doing here, Drizella?

I told Prince Gregor everything,

like how you want to rip my heart out.

I won't let you harm my bride.

That's enough.


You don't want to do this, Drizella.

No, you don't want to do this.

You refuse to understand that
we have a different story.

The pain like mine can't be washed away.

You know, I've been trying my
whole life to win your approval.

But now I realize I'm
never going to get it

because I'm not her.

You're most certainly not.

Drizella, come with me.


If you kill your
mother, you'll regret it.

You know what?

You're right.

But I didn't bring Gregor
here to kill my mother.

I brought him here to
kill something else.

What are you talking about?

I can't let my mother
have what she wants.




What have you done?

What both of you were
most afraid of...

I turned my heart black.

And now
it's of no use to you, Mother.

You failed.

What do you want from
me? Congratulations?


I want you to suffer.

Regina taught me things
you never would,

and I don't just mean
magic tricks.

She taught me how to seek revenge.

A little thing called the Dark Curse.

Drizella, that was a warning.

A curse is never
worth the cost.

It is to me.


Death is too merciful for you,

I'm going to take you
to another realm

where I can plant a seed
of pain in your life.

It'll start small,
and it will grow

until everything you see,
you breathe, you feel is pain.


Listen to me.

I wanted to help you.

But if you go through with this,

I will do
whatever it takes to stop you.

Heroes can always break curses.

Well, then,
I guess I'd better find

a way to make mine unbreakable.

Thank you for
your final lesson.

Oh, my!

There's no one here.

Guess I must have missed
your little Avengers assembly.

Shame, since I may have found more dirt.

I'm gonna pour us something
from the top shelf...

and then I'll talk.

This better be good.


So... what did you find?

Actually, this is all
about what you found.

What are you talking about?

See, I needed you to go on
your little adventure today

with Lucy.

I needed you to start asking yourself,

"What if the photo is real?

What if all of Henry's
fairy tales were true?"

Because once you start asking
yourself those questions

your little
brain is all warmed up,

and I can push it
right over the edge.


Did you put something
in my drink?


I love you, too.


Welcome back...



Oh, did you miss me?

Oh, sorry!

Land Without Magic.

just enough to wake you up.


I... wouldn't answer that
if I were you.

Henry can't know about this.

Then why the hell did you wake me up?


Your mind might be a
little foggy from your nap.

Just give it a minute.


There it is.

It's all coming back.

Now, you told me

that a hero always breaks the curse,

so I made mine hero-proof.

Do you remember what I did
right before the curse was cast

and why you can't ever
allow it to be broken?

You do remember.

If the curse is broken,

something very bad happens
to the people you love.

You should be proud.

You know you're a great teacher

when the student surpasses
the master.


And what do you want, huh?

You want a gold star?

Or did you just wake me to gloat?

As much fun as that is, no.

I woke you up
because I need your help.

I am on the verge of
showing my mother

what true suffering is.

I can't have anyone
breaking the curse now.

You mean...

Henry and Jaci... Cinderella.

We both know you will
do whatever it takes

to stop True Love's Kiss
from happening.

That shouldn't be too hard
for the Evil Queen, right?

After all,

breaking hearts is kind
of what you're best at.


After everything I've been through,

I still haven't learned
my lesson.

How could I let a girl
with that much pain

anywhere near magic?

How could I be so stupid?

You were just trying to
see the best in someone.

That's never stupid.

It's a nice sentiment,
but... this wasn't about her.

It's about me.

And you, actually.


I came to this land to help

I thought you needed it.

But you're not the kid
who left Storybrooke anymore.

You can fight
your own battles now.

And when you can't,
you have Ella.

You are so wrong.

I do need you.

You're the first person
who loved me,

the only person for many,
many years.

So, yeah, yeah.

I can... take care of bullies
or brigands or whatever.

But I will always need you.

And I... I need you.

Living in Storybrooke
without you is...

I couldn't stand it.


Whatever else
I'm supposed to do with my life...

I'm your mother first.

'Cause without that,
I just don't know how to be.




you will be happy to know

that things with Jacinda...

went pretty well.

Guess we'll just have to see
where that goes, won't we?

Keep me in the loop.
I'm... pretty good with advice.

And how are you with
precocious little girls?

Is Lucy...
off this fantasy of hers yet?

You know, uh,
I was thinking.

Maybe it would help
if she knew a little more about you.

You know, like,
who your mother is.

I haven't...
I haven't told her this

because I didn't want
to add fuel to the fire,

I was...

I was born in prison
just like my character.

Except I was never adopted.
I grew up in the system.

Like Emma did.

In your book.

You read my book?

I picked up a copy.

It was really good.

Nah. It's... it's okay.

I mean,
ou don't have to say that.

It used to bother me
that no one liked it,

but... I started to realize
it doesn't matter.

I think I wrote it just for myself.

Growing up an orphan,
all I ever dreamt of

was having a mom.

And I wanted it so badly

that I found a way
to give myself two.


Henry, I...

What? What?

I'm just
so glad

we're getting to know
each other.

Me, too.