Once Upon a Time (2011–2018): Season 7, Episode 8 - Pretty in Blue - full transcript

Henry and Ella follow Alice into Wonderland, where Henry discovers a surprising connection between Ella and this strange world; Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in order to regain ...

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ROGERS: I've been looking for you

for... for a long, long time, Eloise.

You have no idea

what you just let crawl
out into this world.

WOMAN: Custody was given
to Ms. Belfrey for a reason.

Until we can review the case,

Lucy needs to come with us.

Into the system?

HENRY: Maybe we can help.


You look surprised to see me.

Didn't you want me to find you?

You said you don't believe in signs.


Keep up, Mills.

I thought you were taught by a pirate.

Yeah... one who doesn't
cheat half as much as you do.




You think the King's
soldiers won't fight dirty?

Got you.

I guess I got a little too ambitious.

Hey, no risk, no reward.

Oh. Uh...

- Henry, I'm sorry.
- No, no. I'm... I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

It's just complicated.

Complicated how?


There's someone here.


Henry Mills.

I thought I warned you to go home.

Yeah, well, I tend not to trust people

who drug me and tie me up.

Ella, this is Alice from Wonderland.

And other places.

You've been to Wonderland?

Yep. Been there, done that.

I need to find someone.

I think you might know where he is.

This tower that you went to,

you said it was in ruins?

The place was completely destroyed.

ALICE: Papa?


Alice, is it really you?

Yes, yes, it's me.


But is it really you?

You're... you're so young. [LAUGHS]

It was magic. I just...

Alice, what... what happened?

How did you, uh...

How did you escape the tower without me.

Well, it's a long story, Papa, but...

Well, I'm here now.

No, no, no. Don't.

You know my heart is poisoned.

- You can't come near me.
- No, it's okay.

I... I found a cure.

I've been shielded.

A cure?

Yes, Papa.

- I've missed you so much.



Papa, no!

- REGINA: Hook?




This isn't supposed to happen!

We're cured!


Wait, Alice, no! Wait!

Go after her. I'll take care of Hook.


We lost her.

No, we didn't.

Ella, we have no idea where that leads.

Sure, we do...


No risk, no reward, right?


LUCY: Please don't go.

This place is awful. I hate it.

Grandma's in jail.

Why can't I be with you?

It's complicated, Luce,

but I'm... I'm figuring it out, okay?

I know.

I know.



It'll be okay, Jay.

How am I supposed to get Lucy back?

Well, you could do it the American way

and hire a lawyer.

[SCOFFS] Right.

Like I can afford a lawyer.

Well, I did a little light
social-media stalking,

and, uh, you know who
graduated from law school?

No. Unh-unh.

Absolutely not.

It's too risky.

He'll probably make
everything worse anyway.

It was kind of his M.O., remember?

You just told Lucy you
would do everything,

so do everything.

Isn't Lucy worth the risk?

I mean, I knew everything
about my mother, but...

how could I have not known

that she kidnapped poor Eloise Gardener?


Perfect. That was great, Ivy.

- Really?
- Yeah.

Yeah, thank you so much
for doing this interview.

I mean, I know it can't be easy

to talk about what happened.

You know, it's weird.

I just...

I feel safe with you.

I mean, I know I can
trust you with my story.


Well, I'm, uh... I'm flattered.

It's not just because we're friends.

You're a fantastic writer.

I'm a huge H-Town fan.

Have you ever considered

making your blog into a podcast?

May... Maybe Belfrey Industries

could be your sponsor now.

How altruistic of you, Ivy.

Hey, Henry,

I hate to ask this of
my most loyal customer,

but the keg-room door is jammed again.

Would you mind?

Not a problem.

And it'll only cost you two beers.

You stay away from Henry.

Oh, what a threat...

Very Evil Queen.

Tell me, is that how
you convinced Jacinda

to blow off Henry the other night?

It must have been really hard for you

to look into his sad, puppy dog eyes

and know that it was all your doing.

Oh, careful, Drizella.

I may not have magic here,

but I have a handy baseball bat

that would get the job done

just as well as a fireball.

Swing away.

But you don't want the curse broken

any more than I do.

And now that my dear Eloise is free,

you're outnumbered.

Oh, so you and Gothel
are working together now.

- Why?
- Oh, that's cute.

You think I'm going to
villain monologue for you?



Oh, and tell Henry I'll call him later,

so that we can, you know,
finish the interview.


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

Congratulations, Detective.

You closed your case.

But you have no idea

what you just blew wide open.

How's it feel to be a hero, pal?

I was just doing my job.

Well, tell that to her.



Is everything all right?

Yeah, I just wanted to bring you this

as a thank you.

I baked it myself.

That's very kind of you.

Um, how are you?

You adjusting okay?

Honestly, I'm having trouble sleeping.

Well, that's understandable.

You've been plunged
into a strange new world.

Have you gone to see that therapist yet?

I tried.

Here's my number.

If it will make you feel any better,

you can call me any time.

You really are my white
knight, aren't you?


Thank you, Detective.

- ELOISE: Bye.
- Bye.


- New Order?
- Yeah.

"Bizarre Love Triangle" is, like,

- my third favorite New Order song.
- Yeah, totally.

- Their best is "Temptation."
- "Temptation."

Yes! Most people say "Blue Monday."

- Well, most people would be wrong.
- Ain't it the truth.

- Hey, I'm Henry.
- Nick.


Henry, you two have met?

That's... that's great.

You're that Henry?

Jay told me you wrote
Lucy's favorite book.

Oh, so you know Jacinda... and Lucy.

Nick's a lawyer.

He's the guy that I hired
to help get Lucy back.

Not just the lawyer...

I'm also Lucy's dad.

You're, uh, Lucy's dad?

Nick, what are you doing here?

I said that I was gonna drop off

all the custody
paperwork after my shift.

Yeah, I thought I'd get a jump on it,

and that way I'd be all caught up

and we'd go over it tonight.

You have the papers here?

Uh, yeah, it's... right...

right here.

All right. Well, thank you.

Henry, it was great to meet you.

Yeah. Yeah, good to meet you.

And I will see you tonight, Jay.

So, that's, uh...
That's Lucy's dad, huh?


I had no idea he was so... cool...

and successful.

Trust me, it came as
a surprise to me, too.

Until this morning,

I hadn't seen him for 10 years.



Come on.

She went this way, toward the cottage.



Great. A white rabbit trap.

You all right?



I'm glad you think this is funny.

Oh, no.

It just reminds me of a story

of how my grandpa met my grandma.

He trapped her in a net.

That's weird and aggressive.

Yeah, well, she hit
him with a rock first.


Your grandma sounds
like my kind of woman.

Can you reach your sword?

Yeah, let me see if I can...

Yeah, no, I don't think I can get it.

I think you're gonna have to get it.

[GRUNTS] I can't reach it.





Come on.


Don't worry, we'll find her.

We'll get them back together.

Family always finds each other.

My grandparents had this motto...

"I will always find you."

- A motto?
- Mm-hmm.

How often did they get separated?

You'd be surprised.

But it always worked out.

You ever think you're
a bit naive, Henry?

I know that where you come from,

true love always wins,

but mine is a world of broken promises

where people never find each other.

Is that why you said it's
complicated back there?


Now let's go find Alice.

- You brought it!
- Hey.

Yeah, sorry, it's a signed copy.

Now, let's figure out

who this Nick character really is.

Lucy, Nick is a real guy with a real job

and really good taste in music,

and he's your dad.

You should be happy you
can have him in your life.

He's not my dad.

You are.

And you're already in my life.

HENRY: Okay.

I know that you want
me to be your dad, okay,

but sometimes things are

a little more complicated than that.


That's it!

What we have here

is a classic Kathryn Nolan situation.

Prince Charming only thought
he was married to Kathryn

because the curse

wanted to keep him and Snow White apart.

Lucy, even if your
curse theory is right,

this book ends with
Henry meeting Cinderella.

How do you know they even
get together after that?

What if I'm the Kathryn?

And I'm totally cool with that.

No one wants to be the Kathryn.

Look, we both know you like my mom,

so why won't you fight for her?

So what should I do, slay a dragon?

Because Nick's already doing that

by getting you out of here.


I think I know another
dragon you can slay.


This is it... The Infinite Maze.

You know this place.

You didn't come back
just for Alice, did you?

Ella, why are you here?

I came back for answers.

Answers about what?

You want to know why I
don't believe in love, Henry?

Because it always leads to pain.

Is this about your stepmother?

No. It's about my mother.

The day she married my father...

Well, he was my stepfather,

but he's the only father I ever knew.

On their wedding day,

she gave him a set of matching lockets.

They were enchanted to glow

so they would always find each other,

just as their hearts would.

I know this kind of magic.

That's a powerful promise.

Yeah, one that she broke.

When I was a girl,

my mother abandoned us.

My father searched for an entire year,

and followed her all the
way here to Wonderland.

She went into the Infinite Maze.

Yeah, he was trying to
figure out how to get through

when his locket stopped working.

She had stopped loving him.

He came back home a broken man.

He was never the same again.

Ella, what are you doing?

I need to find out what happened,

why she left us.

But there's only enough
potion in there for one of us.

I know.

Your grandparents were lucky.

Not all of us always find each other.

I'm sorry.

No! Ella, wait!

HENRY: Ella!




I mean, I was coming to
show you our new uniforms,

but clearly wherever you are going

is more silk than silk screen.

Nick and I were supposed
to meet in his office,

but his friend dropped
a last-minute invite,

uh, to his new restaurant...

Uh, Walrus and Co.

Are you kidding?

I called for a res

and was put on a two-year wait list.

Nick is really pulling
out all the stops.

And by the looks of this number,

so are you.

Nick got his life together.

I need to at least present myself

as a responsible adult

- who can take care of my child.
- That's ridiculous.

Jay, what is really going on?

It's complicated.

Oh, my God. Are you...

Do you still have feelings for Nick?

Jay, if I would have known

you were gonna slide
back into old habits,

I never would have suggested this.

I don't have feelings for Nick.

She says, lying to herself
and her best friend.

Stop it.

I'm gonna be late.

Now, how 'bout being that best friend

- and zipping me up?
- Mm.

RONI: Oh, hey, Rogers.

- I'm looking for Weaver. Is he around?
- Weaver?

He's probably out being

a shady, treacherous bastard somewhere.

Oh, that's right.

I heard how it all
went down with Eloise.

Where is she now?

She's, uh, at a transitional home.

Um, I've promised to keep
a watchful eye on her.

Oh? Well, that's...

that's kind of you.

From the sounds of it,

she's not the only one who needs help.

Henry told me about how
Weaver used that girl, Tilly.

Seems to me like she
wanted to be a pawn.

You know, people only
let themselves be used

when they don't have any other option,

so maybe you can give her one.

Okay. I'll reach out to her.

You're a good cop, Rogers.

Hey, what's this?

It's a thank you from Eloise.


What the hell was that for?

Too much sugar will kill ya.



Huh. It's pathetic.

Kind of like your magic.

What do you expect in this realm?

We should be outside.

[SCOFFS] Where?

Somewhere in the city?

We'd both get thrown in the loony bin.

You just want to see your
Detective Rogers again.

Well, you're one-night stand can wait.

Anastasia can't.

It's time to wake her up,

so get gardening.

My dear Ivy,

we've still got one small
problem to work through.

- Yeah, we're done making deals.
- No, we're not.

Tell me why.

Why do you want to wake her?

Maybe I just miss my sister.

You don't strike me
as a sentimental type.

Eh, fair enough.

There is magic in that
little lifeless body...

Magic that belongs to me.

Ah. Avarice.

That I understand.

I need the girl.

Find out where your
mother hid the coffin.

That won't be a problem.

Mother only has so many
properties under her name.

I'll find Anastasia in no time.

And then we will wake her up,

and I will finally
take back what's mine.


Not a fan of bivalves?

I love oysters.

It's just...

It's just my stomach has been in knots

ever since they took away Lucy.

We'll get her back, Jay.

Okay, I will do everything I can

to make sure that happens quickly.


To be honest, I...

I was surprised you agreed to help

- after I broke up with you.
- Yeah.

That was rough.

But in the end, probably the best thing

that could have happened to me.

It forced me to take a
long, hard look at my life.

I mean, you remember how I was.

I was living in my parents' basement,

making you suffer my crappy band

- by justifying it as the next Nirvana.

Hey, you rocked that flannel.

I promised myself if
I ever had another kid,

I would be a man they could be proud of.

So I put away that flannel,

and I applied to law school.

Well, I'm not so sure
Lucy's so proud of me,

now that I managed to lose her again.

Hey, don't be ridiculous.

I can see how hard you're fighting now.

You love Lucy.

That's what's gonna
bring you back together.

I'm just here to push papers.

Thank you, Nick.

That actually means a lot.

Speaking of paperwork,

there was one document
missing from your files.

It's the court order signed by a judge

granting custody to Belfrey.

It wasn't in there?


Things have been so chaotic.

It's okay.

You'll find it.

All right, we will get Lucy back,

I promise.


ELLA: Wonderland.

I hate this place.


Hmm. At least that's specific.

My papa... is he okay?


I didn't mean to hurt him.

I didn't think that that...

No, he's... He's in good hands.

- He's gonna be fine.
- You don't know that.

You can't.

I better stay here.

Oh! Would you like a cup of tea?

Where did you get this?

Give that back. That's not yours.

It's my mother's.

Oh, you're that Ella.

You're Cecelia's Ella?

- You know my mother?
- Oh, yes.

Do you know where I could find her?

I have some questions,

starting with why she never came back.


That. [LAUGHS]


What do you know?

It w... It was just another tea party,

and then the Jabberwock attacked us.

Your mother fought valiantly,

and in the end, I slayed it.

But I was the only one that survived.

My mother is dead?

I'm so sorry.

You don't have to be sorry.

That woman left her
family for a tea party.

She doesn't deserve any tears.

You think that's why she
came into the Infinite Maze?

Why else would she?


Look familiar?

Yeah, my father had a...
had a mark like that.

What is it?

It's part of the Curse
of the Poisoned Heart.

It appears when you're touched

by the one you can't be with.

But if... if my father
had the same mark...

my mother's heart was poisoned, too.

She never stopped loving us.

She left to protect us.

Trust me,

if your touch could
kill the one you love,

you'd want to be lost, too.

But I you knew that getting
near Hook would kill him,

then why would you risk it?

I met a pretty sorceress.

She said she could cure us,

but it clearly didn't take.

This sorceress, what was her name?

She had a funny name.

Dru? Dra? Driz?

What was it?



She just had to go
through the little door.


Oh, I must say,

your mother's on to something
with this freezing spell.


What are you doing in Wonderland?

Oh, I'm the reason we're all here...

Tricked Alice into guiding us

down one of her little bunny holes.

Why would you do that?

Because Wonderland has
so many different poisons

to choose from.

My favorite?

The one that can poison hearts...

Specifically yours.

SABINE: Is there a person
attached to those legs under there?

Hmm. Writer boy.

What the hell are you doing here

on a Friday night.

Operation Food Truck.

Am I supposed to know what that means?

It means that as soon as
I get the engine running,

I'm gonna install the fryers,

and then I'm gonna go in the back,

- and I'm gonna get the...
- Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait.

Does this newfound industriousness

have anything to do

with a former drummer-turned-lawyer

who waltzed back into
Jacinda life recently?


I just thought that
you two might appreciate

an actual working vehicle.




Huh. You actually fixed it.

Well, your confidence in
me is astounding, Sabine.

NICK: Wow!

Jay, this is the food truck
you were telling me about.

This is fantastic.

Henry, did you do all this?

Yeah, it's, uh, good as new.


It's all yours.

Isn't it pretty?

It's so soft...

so innocent.

Who could guess it
could cause so much pain?

Why do you want to poison my heart?

So you and my step-wench

can never share True Love's Kiss.

I hate to ruin your fungus,

but it doesn't look
like it's going that way,

so you can put the knife down.

I'm not taking any chances.

I'm working on a Dark Curse,

and I learned a bit from
your mother's mistakes.

Those pesky little
kisses can break curses.

Makes you wonder what could happen

once my sister-maid
is out of the picture.

ELLA: How 'bout we never find out?

Alice, do it.

ALICE: Have a nice trip home.



I didn't think you'd find me again.

Neither did I.

But when I realized you were in danger,

this started to glow.

Ella, what does that mean?

It means I'm willing
to take a risk, Henry.


Henry, wait.

I can explain.

I know what it looked like,

but I don't have feelings for Nick.

Well, you keep saying that, but come on.

Why else would you be
trying to impress him?


there is something no one knows

about how I lost Lucy
in the first place.

Not Nick, not Sabine...
definitely not Lucy.

I didn't lose custody of Lucy.

The case never made it to court,

because I gave her up voluntarily.

Victoria convinced me

that I would lose Lucy completely

if I tried to fight her.

I should have risked it.

But I was scared.

We all make mistakes.

It doesn't mean you
can't fight back now.

I just... I don't know what to do.

I can't bear Lucy finding out the truth.

You have to trust
that she'll understand.

She loves you.

But I signed away my parental rights.

It's bad, Henry.

That's why you have to tell Nick.

He's the lawyer. He'll
know what to do next.


You're telling me to
trust the... the other man?

He seems like a good guy.

I actually really liked him
before I knew who he was.

And right now,

he's the real dad that Lucy needs.

Henry, I know that things
are weird between us.

- But I...
- Jacinda, it's all right.

Maybe right now's not
the right time for us.


You were looking for me?

That's right. Take a seat.

What does the name
Rumplestiltskin mean to you?


Well, didn't he sleep for 100 years?

That was Rip Van Winkle,

and we're not doing this.

I'm awake, and so are you.

You're always awake.

And I'm sure you think

you have a good reason
for pretending you're not,

but it's time to drop it.

Drizella and Gothel
are working together,

and we both know how bad
that's going to be for everyone,

including Henry, your grandson.

My grandson?

[SCOFFS] I'm not even married.

Stop it!

This isn't a joke.

I need a partner, Gold.

And we both know

as much as I'd like to go
to Storybrooke for help,

that can't be done.

We can't get there,

and they can't know we're here.

It's us against them,

and we're here together...

just like it used to be.

The only thing we've teamed up for

is a few happy hours.

If you're keeping your cover
because of the Guardian,

it's the wrong move.

Belle wouldn't want this.

Who's Belle?

Never mind...


I'll just have to find
help somewhere else.



Henry... Henry, lad, did you find Alice?

We did.

She wants you to know

that she was just trying to protect you.

Drizella tricked her into
thinking that she was cured.

Why would she do that?

So she could poison my heart.

I'm glad to see she failed.

Um, Hook,

Alice wanted us to give you this.

HOOK: It's the White Knight.

I gave her this to remember me by.

She said she doesn't need a reminder.

You two will be together again.

She knows you'll find the real cure.

It was worth it.

I'd go through that pain
a thousand times over

just to see her again.

You're back.

I'm glad.

There's a man here.

He claims to know Henry.

With the resistance,

we can never be too
careful with newcomers.

He says he knows me?

MAN: Of course I know ya.


Why you slimy, double-crossing,
no-good swindler.

You got a lot of guts coming here,

after what you pulled.


You know, one of these days

you're gonna have to
take me back to your land

and show me this "Star Wars" thing.

That's the "Empire Strikes Back,"

but close enough.

What are you doing here, Jack.

I thought you were in Agrabah.

What are you doing here?

I thought you were
going back to Storybrooke

after we escaped those giants.

Yeah, I took a bit of a detour.

Ella, this is Jack,

the first friend I met in this realm.

And, Jack, this is Ella.

Hey, don't worry.

She'll be out in a sec.


What if she doesn't want to come home

with a mother who gave her up?

Jay, you did the right thing.

Your honesty swayed the judge.


LUCY: Mom?



I am sorry. I am so sorry.

No, Mom. It's... It's okay.

It's okay.

All that matters now
is that we're together.


Hey, I promise

that I will always
fight for you, all right?

We will always find each
other no matter what.


There's someone I want you to meet.

This is Nick.

He's your father, baby.

It's very nice to meet you, Lucy.

I'm glad you and your
mom are back together.

Thank you.

RONI: Are you drunk?

Why do people even fall in love anyway?

It's supremely masochistic,

it's a colossal waste of time,

and it's stupid.

You don't believe that.

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

[SIGHS] Did something
happen with Jacinda?


More like nothing happened with Jacinda.



Maybe Lucy's right.

Maybe we really are all cursed.

Oh, hey! Hey.


You know, you and Jacinda

aren't the only ones who are stuck.

Victoria Belfrey may be locked up,

but [SIGHS] we have bigger problems now.

And we need help.

Problems? Help?

- What are you talking about?
- Just trust me.

I'm out of options here
in Hyperion Heights,

so I'm going to San Francisco.

Okay, what the hell is in San Francisco?

Someone Victoria Belfrey

pushed out of Hyperion
Heights a long time ago...

Someone who can help us...


Someone who hates me

with every fiber of their being.

- Less great.
- But as I said,

we're out of options.

And you, Henry Mills...

could definitely use
a change of scenario.


So, what do you say, hmm?

Up for a road trip?

Well, I'm gonna be honest with you.

I'm... pretty drunk right now,

and I'm pretty sure

I don't know what the
hell you're talking about,

but I do love the idea

of leaving the Heights for a while.

And I do have the perfect playlist.

So, yeah... let's do it.

Let's hit the road.


There you are.

I've been looking for you.

Have you?

I thought you wouldn't
want anything to do with me,

after what I did for Weaver.

I get it.

He's like a father figure to you.

You trusted him over a stranger.

It's understandable.

Yeah, well, I thought he was good man.

I felt like he gave a damn about me.

Now without that,

what ties me to the world?

Well, I don't know if I
have a tether to the world,

but I do have this.


I thought we could
start a weekly game...

A way to fill the time,

now that I've found Eloise Gardener.

You know, I thought
finding her would be it.

And, look, I'm relieved that she's free,

it's just I don't feel...

I don't know what to do
next that will matter.

That's the feeling...

Not mattering to anyone.

That's the coming-untied-
from-the-world feeling.

It's not a good feeling.


But now maybe we'll drift off the planet

in the same direction.

ELLA: Remy?

What happened to the catering company?

Ugh. Business is slow.

I'm temping here while Roni's out.

Oh, where did she go?

Uh, California, I think.


Is Henry here?

Nah, he went with her.

- He did?
- Yeah, yeah.

She said he needed to
get away for a while.

What's that?

Oh, uh, nothing.

It's something I made for Henry.


You found Anastasia.

She was enjoying the
magnificent lake views

My mother's vacation home.

So predictable.


Now we wake your sister.



Where the hell is she?