Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014): Season 1, Episode 9 - Nothing to Fear - full transcript

Cyrus and Alice reluctantly work with the Red Queen to find Will but must also be prepared to defend themselves from Jafar. Will has troubles of his own when Lizard finds the bottle.

Previously in Wonderland...

I've never met a human
quite like you, Alice.

I've never met a genie quite like you.


Cyrus. He's alive.

Once long ago, I got you
back your heart.

Now... you need to help me
get back mine.

What we want can't be accomplished

until the girl's made all her wishes.

I love you, Anastasia.

I love you, Will Scarlet.

People of Wonderland,
I give you... your Queen.


Today's the day
we get out of here.

Stay strong, Alice. I'm coming for you.

All I have to do is follow the sun West,

and I'll find you.

I'm Elizabeth.

But most people call me Lizard.

Will and I... we just ran together.

Sounds like you two were close friends.



You see that storm coming?

That is Jafar, and he's coming for us.

Why would he be after you?
You're his partner.

Was his partner.

Tell me why you made an alliance
with a madman.

I wanted you.

I want you back.

Look out!

What happened? Is he...

I can save her!

I wish... to end Alice's suffering.

My binds... they're gone.

Alice, I'm free.

Will, you're a genius.

Where is he?

He's gone.

Where's the bottle?

Ah, bloody hell.

Bloody hell!


Lizard? Whoa!


I thought you were dead!

I thought you were stone.

What were you doing in there?

Long story, involves magic.

Even if I understood it...
which I don't...

I definitely don't have time
to explain it.

You're leaving?

Last I saw, Alice and Cyrus
were in real trouble.

I have to make sure they're safe.

- But you just got here.
- I know. We'll catch up later.

- I've just got to...
- Will, wait!

What just happened?

Bloody hell.

I think these are for you.

- What are they?
- Wishes.

Mistress mine, my will is thine.

Tell me your wishes three.


I'm pretty sure I'm a genie, Lizard.

And I'm your master.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x09
- Nothing to Fear -
Original air date March 6, 2014



I can hardly tell what's real
and what's a dream.

You were in a deep sleep.

But I promise, you're very much awake.

See? Totally real.

We're together.

We did it.

You did it, Alice.

Ugh. You two are even
more insufferable together.

Do you know that?

What are you doing here?

Alice, wait!

Don't threaten me, darling.


Now, we can work together,
or we can perish together.

Why on earth would we work with her?

She doesn't remember.

Or maybe she just doesn't care.

What are you two talking about?

Wait... why are you two
even talking at all?

The Knave. We have to save him.

The... why do we need to save him?

Same old Alice,
only thinking about herself.

One more word, and I'll let her
give you what you deserve.

The wish you gave to the Knave...

he used it to end your suffering.

And as a result,
he not only saved your life,

he granted me my freedom.

Unfortunately, as you know,
magic always comes at a price.

And a bottle always
has to have a genie inside.

Oh, no.

So Will, he's...

I'm afraid so.

That's why we can't leave Wonderland.

Not yet.

We have to save him.

"We" don't have to do anything.

You're not seriously considering...


If there's one thing I know
from being a genie,

it's what people wish for
in their heart of hearts.

And I am telling you,

the Queen wants
the same thing as you do...

to be with the one she loves.

To be with Will.

Besides, if you want to find him
before Jafar does,

you need all the help you can get.

And having a little bit
of magic on our side

might prove to be useful.

Very well, then.

We find the bottle, we save the Knave.

And then get the hell out of Wonderland.

The Red Queen's reign is over!

I'm the master of Wonderland now.

Enjoying the view, father?

Now you can watch me sit on the throne

you didn't believe I deserved.

A throne is made when the man
who sits upon it is worthy.

Where you sit, Jafar, is nothing
more than a large chair.

And you, father?

Do you believe you were worthy?

More so than you.

You tried to murder your own son.

If only I had succeeded...

the world would be a far better place.

Remove him!


Or should I say, Your Majesty?

You're back.

You'd better have some good news.

My men spent all night
searching, but no luck.

They'll head out again
after they get some rest.


The third wish has been made.

The genie is back in his bottle.

Get more men.
Raise an army if you have to!

I need that bottle now,
before someone else finds it.

I've tried, but word's gotten out

working for you tends to...

shorten one's life expectancy.

So does failing me.

And you have failed spectacularly.


There might be one way
to get what you want.

Tell me.

There's an ancient creature,

imprisoned for a hundred years.

Most are afraid to even speak its name

for fear it might return.

Go on.

It's more powerful than any army.

And once you tell it what you want,

nothing, no one can stop it.

But I beg you not to...

I need a name.

It is called...

the Jabberwocky.

So, if the bottle
rolled down this hill...

It most likely ended up here.

In the river.

Must we walk directly in the mud?

What's the matter, Queen?

Or is it only your hands
you don't mind getting dirty?

Cyrus, you should really teach
your girlfriend some manners...

before someone else does.

Chances are
the bottle carried downstream.

We keep to the path
of the river, we'll find Will.

Alice, are you all right?

- Yes. I'm fine.
- Are you sure?

- Of course I am.
- Yeah.

I can't even begin to imagine

what you went through to get back here.

How did you get back here?

Rabbit and the Knave
came and got me out.

Out? From where?

From England.

Um, they told me you were alive

and they brought me back to find you.

But what about you?

How long were you in Jafar's prison?

I can only imagine how horrible it was.

We just have some catching up to do.

We just need to talk. That's all.

We won't always be in such close
quarters with the Red Queen.

We'll find time to be together.

I know.

It's just...
she's so... devious.


- What?
- Where is she?

I don't know. She was right behind us.

I can't believe I fell for it again.

- Alice, we don't know...
- Yes, we do.

- A tiger doesn't change its stripes.
- All right.

So, what's her plan... off
to find the Knave on her own?


The more important question is why?

Why risk your life
going back for Alice and Cyrus?

I mean, you promised you'd
help them get back together,

and now they're together.

For all you know,

they already hightailed it
out of Wonderland.

You've got a point there.

I'm just saying
you've been through a lot,

fulfilled all your obligations.

Don't you think you deserve
a little "Knave time"?

Well... I could use a chance
to catch me breath.

How about this?

You grant me my first wish,

and then you can run off,
do whatever you want.

Fair enough.


Let's see.

- I wish...
- Wait! Be careful!

There's rules to this genie business...

very, very important rules.

Like what?

Like rules I'm trying
bloody hard to remember.

Uh, right.

I'm not allowed...

I can't...

Something about...

Here we go.

I can't make anyone fall in love.

Oh. Well, um...


How about this instead?

You tell me something you want,
and I'll wish it for you.

You serious?

Sure. For old times' sake.

That's the nicest thing
anyone's ever done for me.

Well, I don't want it to be too big.

There's consequences in that.

But something small,

something safe, something like...

a beer.

An ice-cold beer.

Even better... beers
for everyone in the village!

One diamond pin!

One ring... looks like rubies!

This'll feed us for months.

The question is...
what do we do with her?

Where am I?

Who are you people?

You people?

Did you hear that? "You people."

D... don't you know who I am?!

Why do you think we hijacked you?

Of course we know who you are,

or, rather, who you used to be

before Jafar threw you
out of your fancy silver palace.

He didn't throw me out of the palace.

I abandoned it!

Just like you abandoned us!

You took our harvests,

let terrifying creatures
take over our fields.

You're the reason we're hungry.

You're the reason we're suffering.

And now you... darling...

...will be the one to suffer.


You were so useful to me.

Sorry to see you didn't come out...


Oh, thank you, Sire.

That is much more comfortable.

Now tell me where
I can find the Jabberwocky.

The Jabberwo... wo... why? What... what...

I ask the questions, Tweedle.

Show me where to find it.

I would be more than happy to... help.

But with me not having a body,

I'm afraid it's just
not possible, is it?

Anything is possible, Tweedle.


Would you like to be able to walk again?

Of course.

Then help me.

And I'll help you.

It took 500 men and Wonderland's
most powerful magic

to imprison the Jabberwocky.

I must beg you, Sire,

as your humble servant, do not do this.

Yet it's precisely your fear,

your willingness to do anything
to avoid facing it,

that I find so intriguing
about this creature.

You see... there's something
in Wonderland that I want...

a genie.

And, quite honestly, I've
grown tired of hunting for him.

But perhaps
with this creature at my side,

with the threat of releasing it,

I won't have to hunt any longer.

Because all of Wonderland
will be falling over itself

to bring him to me.

And then Alice and her genie friend

won't just be up against me.

They'll be up against everyone.

You are scandalous, you are, Isabella!

I told you!

Hell of a brew, that was.

Exactly what we wished for, huh?

Can't remember the last time
people were pleased to see me.

"Don't steal the tarts, Knave!"

"Off with your head, Knave!"

These people love me.

Couldn't have done it
without you, Lizard.

Now what are we gonna wish for next?

Well, I thought you said
we had to be careful.

We are being careful!
Do you see any consequences?

I don't see any consequences.

I mean, I'm sure I'll have
a hangover in the morning,

but I don't think that has
anything to do with the wish.

Now we've got to come up
with something that you want.

I'm working on it.


I have no idea what Cyrus
was complaining about.

Being a genie is bloody fantastic.

We shouldn't be looking
for the Red Queen.

We should be looking for the Knave.

He's the one in danger.

The sooner we find him, the
sooner we can leave Wonderland

and start our life together.

But what if something's happened to her?

The only thing that's happened

is she's gone off
to get the bottle on her own.

Over there... broken branches.

And look... a piece of her dress.

Signs of a struggle.

Well, there's no trail.

Well, that doesn't mean there isn't one.

Find me some moss
from the North side of a tree.

What are you up to?

Just a little bit of magic.

A stone as white as moonlight.


An owl's is better,
but this'll have to do.

Moss from the North side of a tree.

Locus mirabilis.

What's it doing?

Looking for its owner.

It should lead us right to her.

I thought you weren't magical anymore.

I'm not. It's a simple location spell.

Anyone could learn it.

- Who taught you?
- My mother.

She taught all of us.

I wish I could have met your family.

I do, too.

But I'm afraid they've been lost
to me for a very long time.

Anyway, enough of what we've lost.

Let's see what we can find.

I'm told this is the location
that holds the Jabberwocky.

Turn back.

No good comes from entering
this godforsaken place.

I am the ruler of Wonderland now.

Step aside... if you want to live.

You must turn back.

Are you really willing to die
to protect this beast?

I'm not here to save it.
I'm here to save you.

I appreciate your concern...

but as you can see,
I can take care of myself.

You're a fool.

The only thing waiting
in that prison... is death.

Death and I have already met.

Send him my regards.

I'm not the monster that you think I am!

Once upon a time, I was...
I was one of you.

I know what it's like
to be poor and desperate

and angry at the lot you have in life!

I know.

Then why didn't you listen
to our pleas for help?

Every winter, we begged for protection

from the creatures who invaded
our village searching for food.

Well, tonight...

we will finally have
something decent to feed them.


We can't just leave her there.

We don't even know
what they're planning.


- Though I grant it's not looking good.
- Alice...

If we were the ones tied to stakes,

do you think she'd lift
a finger to help us?

Well, you're right. She wouldn't.

But we're not her.

Think about
what you're doing.

Feed me to these creatures tonight,

tomorrow you will be no
better off than you are today.

But you hold me to ransom,
and the reward that I'll fetch

will fill your bellies for years to come.

I'm worth more alive than I am dead.

All right. Who?

Who would pay to save your life?

I'm the Queen! Surely somebody would!

Give us a name.


n... no one.

We'll pay.

True, the Red Queen
has done terrible things.

She ruled you by fear.

Now the tables have turned,
and you want the same.


You are good, honest people.

But if you kill her tonight,
in cold blood,

well, then you're no better than she is.

How much are you gonna pay for her?

- Do you have any...
- No.

It was really more of a metaphor...

Move along, strangers,
and leave us to our business.

We're not leaving without the Queen.

Then you'll suffer the same fate.

Well, nice try, darlings.

I suppose I should take this
opportunity to say "thank you."

For what?

It appears you two are the only
two people in Wonderland

that care whether I live or die.

We need to get rid of these torches.

The creatures...
that's what they're drawn to.

They're drawn to the light.

I'm trying to reach.

Try harder!

I can't believe it.

We've barely been together a day,

and this is how it's going to end.

What are those things?

And that would be the mome raths.

The flames are almost out,

but they're still coming!

Alice, it's your necklace!

I've never seen it glow like that.

That's really lovely,
but get rid of the damn thing!

Throw it!

Well done!


Alice, leave it! We have to go now!

Are you enjoying yourself?

It might be the best night of my life.

Which begs the question...

what are you doing in here
all by yourself?

Oh, I get it.

I think I understand
what's going on here.

You fancy someone.

I knew it! All right. Out with it.

Name the lucky bloke out there
who caught your eye.

I'll never tell.

Who helped Alice
get together with Cyrus?

I did. And now they're off
living their happily ever after.

So, clearly I know a thing or two

about helping women in love
get what they want.

You told me yourself

you can't make anyone
fall in love with me.

Yeah, but I can help
in other ways, genie ways.

Make him notice you.

I mean really notice you.

Well, you tell me, then.

What makes you notice a girl?


Let me think... confidence.

Confidence is a terribly sexy
quality in a woman.

All right. What else?

Passion. Spontaneity.

Willing to take chances,
explore new places, and style.

She should really know
how to wear a dress.

And a naughty streak don't hurt.

But it all comes down to this...

when I see her, it feels
like fireworks are going off.



Because without that, there's nothing.

All right, then. I want that.

I want all of that.
That's my second wish.

All right, then!

I think I can give that a go.

All right, then. Let's go out there

and show these lads
the girl they've been missing.

I'd rather stay in here.

Oh, come on! What are you so afraid of?

I'm afraid that the man I like

doesn't feel about me
the way I feel about him.

Have you seen yourself?

He'd be a complete and
utter idiot, and blind to boot.

If you don't want to go out there,

I'll bring him back here for you.

No. Wait.

Tell me who he is, then.

It's you, Will.

It's always been you.

You made the right choice.

If you hadn't have
sacrificed that necklace,

we'd all be dead right now.

It shouldn't matter.

- It's just an object, nothing more.
- Exactly.

This just... it isn't how
I saw our first day together.

I went through hell to find you,

and there were days I thought
I'd never see you again.

And... and now that
we're finally together...


I'm afraid.

What are you afraid of, Alice?

I'm afraid that the battles
will never end.

I'm afraid there will always be
one more mission,

one more thing preventing us
from being alone together,

from truly having our happy ending.

W... what's that?


- But it doesn't make sense.
- Why not?

That's one of the poorest
villages in the kingdom.

They can barely afford food.

They certainly can't afford this.

Maybe they could...
if someone wished for it.

And if someone made a wish...

Then we just found our genie.

Fiat lux.

Why are you here?

I understand you have great power.

There's something in Wonderland
I need to find.

Listen to all your silly words.

You're jabbering.

I've brought more than words today.

I have the power to set you free.

Jabber, jabber, jabber.
You're already so afraid.

And I haven't even opened the door yet.

What door?

The one... inside your head.

Everyone has a door like this,

where you keep all
your most terrifying thoughts,

your greatest fears.

I've been around dark magic
most of my life.

You'll have no luck
getting inside my head.

I'm not worried
about getting inside your head.

Don't you see? I'm already in there.

- Hmm.
- That sounds quite festive.

And if I know Will, he'll be
in the very center of it.


Maybe he's just inside his bottle,

and his master won't be very cooperative

when he hears we want to
take his genie away from him.

We're better off splitting up.

- We'll cover more ground that way.
- Are you sure?

What's to stop one of us
from finding the bottle

and just running off?

I guess we'll all simply
have to trust each other.

Alice, wait.

Well, we need to find the Knave,

- and I don't want to come in second.
- Of course.

We have to find him,
and we will. But first...

I know how hard it was for you
to part with the necklace.

But that was a symbol of our past.

Our life together now
is about our future.

I know.

It's just all those days and nights

I spent searching for you,

that necklace was the only thing

that ever made me feel
truly connected to you.

Well, then...

...maybe you need something else.

You know, we were rudely
interrupted at the Boiling Sea.

I never had a chance
to give you... this.

I believe I was
about to ask you a question.

I said yes so quickly, I didn't
let you make your speech.

It was gonna be about me
risking my life for you

and making sure that nothing
would ever keep us apart.

But we've done that now.

What do I say to a woman
who's traveled worlds

and risked her life to find me?

For now, and for all the years to come,

whether we're battling mome raths

or fighting evil sorcerers...

or just watching the clouds
make their way across the sky,

I will love you.

And every moment will be
a thrilling adventure for me

because I'll be spending it with you.


will you marry me?


And yes, again and again, forever.

Now you don't have to be afraid anymore.

I guess I was right.

The bloke you fancy
is a complete and utter idiot.

Lizard, I'm sorry.

No. It's all right. I'm fine, really.

Look, you know I like you. I always have.

You're a terrific mate,

and we've always
had the best times together.

- It's just...
- You don't love me.

It's not just that. I don't love anyone.

I can't love anyone, not anymore.

It doesn't have to be love.

I just... I just wish

you could at least
feel something for me, anything.

What's happening?

You've made your third wish!

Take it back!


No! No!

No! No! No! No!

Please, no! Liz! Liz!


I just wanted you
to feel something for me.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Liz! No!

I'm sorry.

Oh, dear.

- Anything?
- Nothing.

No sign of the Knave or the bottle.

Well, perhaps
the Red Queen's found them.

You really trust
she'd bring it back if she did?

I do now.

Where did you find it?

Your friend the Lizard. She had it.

What did you do to her?

- Nothing!
- Liar.

She was dead when I found her.

If you don't believe me,

we can ask the genie, if you like.

Good idea. Hand over the bottle.

As you wish.


Oh, thank God it's you.

Actually, Will, it's me.

Mistress mine, my will is thine.

Tell me your wishes three.

Yeah, I'm your master.

Bloody hell.

You did that on purpose.


You're going to pay for that.

Oh, come on, Alice. A girl
needs an insurance policy.

You were right.

We should have let
the mome raths have her.


Either way, we need to find the Rabbit,

get out of Wonderland
before Jafar gets us.

I'd prefer to take my chances

with the homicidal maniac
with the snake stick.

- Thank you, though.
- No, you won't.

Not any longer.

When he gets you, he's
gonna have all three genies.

What do you mean, all three genies?

Exactly what I said.

He's already got the other two
locked in their bottles.

When he gets the third one,

his power is gonna be unstoppable.

Cyrus, what's wrong?

The other two bottles,
what did they look like?

One... one's short, wide,

and it's got large jewels on the side.

The other one's like an oil lamp.

Why? W... what does it matter?!

Cyrus, please tell me what's wrong!

Those other genies...
they're my brothers.

The three of us,

we were cursed into the bottles
at the same time.

I spent a hundred years
searching for them.

Eventually, I assumed they were lost.

But if Jafar truly has them...

Then we'll stay.

And we'll save them.

Alice, are you sure?

Happily ever after can't just be for us.

It has to be for everyone,
for all of Wonderland.

I guess this is where
we part company, then.

Why's that?

'Cause I don't think this one's
sticking around for any of that.

And with her being my master and all...

Will, since when have I been one
to give up a fight?

Since as long as I've known you.

You've always looked
for the easy way out, Anna,

the shortest way to get what you wanted,

no matter who else it hurt.

And now you've got them
three wishes in your pocket.

You've got the mother of all shortcuts.

Seems to suit you perfectly, don't it?

We're staying.

We are?

Yes, we are.

I have been a terrible queen.

These people, they deserve
better than what I gave them.

So we are staying...

...and we are fighting.

Besides, there's four of us.

Jafar's on his own.

He doesn't stand a chance.

I have decided to join you.

In exchange for my...

I will help you find
that which you seek.


But how can I free you
if I cannot see you?

Look... up.

Thank you.

I am known as the Jabberwocky.

I am Jafar.

Well, Jafar, before we begin...

I'd like to dispose of this blade.

This thing?

Must be quite powerful

to keep you pinned up for all this time.


I think I'll hold on to this,
if you don't mind.

What are you afraid of, Jafar?

I'm not afraid of anything.

Not even...

...the feeling of water...
filling your lungs?

Your father's hands...

...holding you down.

The feeling that there's nothing
you can do to save yourself.

That you... are... powerless.

And you don't know what burns more...

...your father's betrayal...

...or the lack of oxygen in your lungs.

Maybe you're right, Jafar.

Maybe you should hold on to that blade.

Never know when you might need it.