2×01 – Broken

–[New York]–

(In New York City, a man in business attire walks through the streets. He travels by foot, then by subway, until arriving at his apartment. Inside, he sees that it’s raining and that he left his window open. As the man attempts to close the window, he drops his cell phone down the fire escape. Frustrated, and the window remaining open, he leans his head against the window sill. Suddenly, a pigeon lands the sill and then quickly flies away. When he looks up, he sees that it has left a postcard from Storybrooke. On the back, the word ‘broken’ is written.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(Prince Phillip and Mulan ride towards an abandoned castle on horseback. When they arrive, they discover Aurora lying on a dais, seemingly under a spell. Phillip cuts through the vines, while Mulan hangs back.)

Prince Phillip: If this works, we don’t tell her everything. Not right away.

(Mulan nods. Prince Phillip kisses Aurora, which causes the spell she was under to be broken. A pulse of magic spreads throughout the land. She wakes up and gasps.)

Aurora: Phillip…

Prince Phillip: Yes, Aurora.

Aurora: I told you not to come after me.

(They kiss yet again. Phillip then helps her up.)

Aurora: How long have I been asleep? What happened?

Prince Phillip: It doesn’t matter. The worst of it is over. Now that we’re together, we’ll restore this castle and our kingdom. As we dreamt. We’ll be here always.

Aurora: Where is everyone? Why does it need to be rebuilt?

Prince Phillip: It’s a long story. And you, my love, need rest.

Aurora: I’ve had my fill of rest.

Prince Phillip: Come with me. Our people have gathered in a new safe haven. We must join them.

Aurora: A safe haven… From Maleficent?

Prince Phillip: No. Worry not – she can no longer harm us.

Aurora: First, she goes after my mother, then me. Forgive me if I’m still a bit wary.

Prince Phillip: Don’t be. There are new dangers now. But nothing we can’t handle.

–[Storybrooke]–

(In Storybrooke, the purple smoke is still swirling around the town. Mary Margaret and David are on the main street.)

MMB: What’s happening?

David: Let’s find out.

(The purple smoke dissipates. The two of them come across Granny and Ruby’s reunion.)

Granny: Oh!

(Granny engulfs Ruby in a hug. Ruby then spots Mary Margaret.)

Ruby: Snow?

(Mary Margaret and Ruby embrace. Meanwhile, the ‘seven dwarves’ find the group.)

Leroy: Your Highness.

(Mary Margaret and the seven of them share a group hug.)

Leroy: The curse… It’s broken?

David: Well, it appears so.

Ruby: So, what do we do now?

MMB: Now? Now I find my daughter.

(Emma, who has been standing behind them, speaks up.)

Emma: So, it’s true.

(Mary Margaret cups Emma’s face before hugging her. Emma does not return the gesture.)

MMB: You found us.

(David joins in on the hug. Henry had also arrived with Emma.)

Henry: Grandpa?

David: Yeah, kid. I suppose so.

(More hugging…)

Henry: She did it. She saved you.

MMB: She saved all of us.

Emma: I… Well…

Leroy: Uh, then why are we still here?

David: That, my friend, is an excellent question.

Mr. Clark: Well, what was that smoke?

Group: Who did this? What was that smoke?

Walter: A-And why?

Group: And what was that smoke?

(Mother Superior joins the crowd.)

Mother Superior: Magic. It’s here. I can feel it.

Henry: Magic? In Storybrooke? You’re the Blue Fairy. Do something magical.

Mother Superior: It’s not quite that simple, Henry. No wand, no fairy dust… Matters are complicated, now.

Leroy: Let’s go to the person responsible for bringing it – the Queen.

Emma: No, wait. It wasn’t Regina.

———–

(Mr. Gold and Belle are by the well in the woods.)

Mr. Gold: My darling Belle… You have to tell me what happened to you.

Belle: I was abducted.

Mr. Gold: Regina.

(Belle nods.)

Belle: She locked me away until her curse, and I’ve been in the asylum ever since.

Mr. Gold: For twenty-eight years?

(She nods.)

Mr. Gold: All these years, you’ve been here. Alive.

Belle: Is… Is that… Is that why you did this? Why you wanted magic? For revenge?

Mr. Gold: No, no. But it might come in handy.

Belle: No. No.

Mr. Gold: I cannot let this stand, Belle. I will not let this stand!

Belle: Look, promise me. Promise me you won’t give in to your hate. Promise me you won’t kill her. Promise me, and we can be together.

Mr. Gold: Sweetheart… I promise.

(They kiss.)

———–

(The crowd on the main street are walking towards Mr. Gold’s Pawn Shop.)

MMB: Is there anything that you want to ask us? You must have questions.

Emma: The only questions I have are for Mr. Gold. Why did he double-cross me, and what did he do to this town?

MMB: Uh… Shouldn’t we talk about ‘it’ first?

Emma: What?

MMB: Us, your life, everything?

Emma: Can we do everything maybe later? Like, with a glass of wine. Or…several…bottles.

David: I know it’s a lot to take in – for all of us.

MMB: And we don’t want to push, but we’ve waited for this moment for so long-

Emma: Yeah, so have I. I’ve thought about this moment my entire life. I’ve imagined who you might be. But, of all the scenarios that I concocted, my parents being… I-I just need a little time. That’s… That’s all.

(A din is developing in the background. A man shouts.)

Man: Come on!

(The group looks behind them, and sees an angry mob running down one of the cross streets.)

David: Snow.

(Archie quickly runs up to the group.)

Archie: There you are. Come with me. I need your help. Dr. Whale’s whipped everyone into a frenzy. They’re going to Regina’s house. They’re going to kill her!

Leroy: Great, let’s watch.

Archie: No. No, we cannot stoop to her level. No matter who she is or what she’s done, killing her is wrong.

Henry: He’s right. Please. She’s still my mom.

Emma: We have to stop them.

David: If the Blue Fairy is right and magic is here, Regina could have her powers back. They’ll be marching into a slaughter.

(The group runs toward the direction of the mob.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(Phillip and Aurora are talking, while Mulan surveys the area. She pauses, then crouches down to feel the ground. She feels a vibration and draws her sword. From below, a wraith bursts through, throwing Mulan backwards. Phillip draws his sword and swings it wildly at the wraith.)

Aurora: Phillip!

(He eventually hits the chain of the medallion around the wraith’s neck, causing it to fall to the ground. The wraith flies away. The three of them gather, and Phillip bends over to pick up the dropped medallion.)

Aurora: What was that thing?

Prince Phillip: Something bad.

(Phillip looks down at the medallion in his hand.)

–[Storybrooke]–

(Mr. Gold and Belle arrive at the pawn shop.)

Mr. Gold: You, uh… You wait here, Belle. I’m going to find you something to wear. You’ve spent enough time in these rags.

Belle: Thank you.

(Mr. Gold goes into the back room, while Belle waits out front. After putting on a pair of gloves, Mr. Gold pulls a chest off of one of his shelves and opens it. Inside, there is the wraith’s medallion.)

———–

(The angry mob have reached Regina’s house. Dr. Whale bangs on the door.)

Dr. Whale: Open up! Open up, or we’re coming in!

(Regina casually answers the door.)

Regina: Can I help you?

Dr. Whale: That smirk isn’t going to last forever, Regina. you took everything from us, and now-

Regina: What? Now you’re going to kill me?

Dr. Whale: Eventually. But first, you need to suffer.

Regina: Listening to you has been enough suffering for all of us.

(Regina pushes Dr. Whale off the step.)

Regina: That’s right. You wanted to see your Queen? Well, my dears. Here… She… Is.

(Regina extends her arms in an attempt to do magic, but nothing happens. The crowd flinches, but realizes that she can’t perform magic.)

Crowd: She’s powerless!

Regina: What?

Crowd: Get her!

(Dr. Whale grabs Regina and slams her against the doorway pillar.)

Dr. Whale: Now… Where were we?

(Emma comes rushing through the crowd, with the rest of the group behind her.)

Emma: Let her go. Let her go! Let her go!

(She pushes Dr. Whale away from Regina.)

Dr. Whale: Why should I listen to you?

Emma: Because I am still Sheriff.

David: And because she saved you. All of you!

MMB: And because no matter what Regina did, it does not justify this.

Emma: We are not murderers here.

Dr. Whale: Well, we’re not from this world.

Emma: Yeah, well, you’re in it now.

(David pushes Dr. Whale.)

David: Okay, Whale. We’re done.

(Dr. Whale pushes back.)

Dr. Whale: Back off. You’re not my prince.

David: Who are you, Whale?

Dr. Whale: That’s my business.

David: Well my business, is making sure this town doesn’t go to hell. So, whether or not I’m your prince, isn’t the issue. We have a lot to figure out, and this isn’t the way to do it.

MMB: And Regina’s death won’t provide any answers. She needs to be locked up. For her safety and, more importantly, for ours.

———–

(Emma, David, Mary Margaret, Regina, and Henry are at the station. They lock Regina in one of the cells.)

Regina: So, I’m a prisoner now.

David: The curse is broken. Why didn’t we go back?

Regina: Because there’s nothing to go back to. That land is gone.

MMB: We should get to Gold.

(The four of them leave. Once she’s alone, Regina attempts to magically unlock her cell door, but is unsuccessful. Mr. Gold enters.)

Mr. Gold: Magic is different here, dearie.

Regina: I noticed. I assume this is all your doing.

Mr. Gold: Most things are.

Regina: Get to it, Rumpel. What do you want? You’re here to finish the job?

Mr. Gold: No, no, no. You’re safe from me.

Regina: I feel so relieved.

Mr. Gold: I made a promise to someone that I won’t kill you.

Regina: Who could elicit that from you?

Mr. Gold: Belle.

Regina: She’s alive.

Mr. Gold: You are a dreadful liar.

Regina: I could’ve killed her, but I didn’t.

Mr. Gold: Yeah, you did much worse than that. You kept her alive, so you could kill her when it suited you. A fate worse than death. Which, incidentally, is exactly what I’ve got in store for you.

(Mr. Gold grabs Regina’s arm and pulls it through the bars. He takes the medallion and pushes it into the palm of her hand.)

Regina: Is that…

Mr. Gold: Yes, dearie. The one thing no one can escape – destiny. And, I promise, yours is particularly unpleasant.

(He removes the medallion. Regina inspects her hand, but it appears unmarked.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(The three of them are still at the castle.)

Mulan: Cretin. In your land, you would call it a wraith.

Aurora: I’m sorry. Who is this?

Mulan: A friend.

(Mulan removes her helmet.)

Aurora: You’re…a girl.

Mulan: Woman. My name is Mulan.

Prince Phillip: In your absence, she’s helped me like no other. We fought many battles together.

Aurora: With a woman.

Mulan: And now, we have another to wage. The cretin – the wraith – is one of the most dangerous creatures in all the known lands. A soul sucker. According to legend, it marks its victims and removes their souls – damning them for all eternity.

(Screams are heard in the background.)

Mulan: Those are the sounds of the souls that stopped trying to escape. But fortune favoured us, as we all avoided the mark. We need to begin our journey.

Prince Phillip: It’s okay. We’ll be safe with our people.

(Phillip hugs Aurora. It is then that he notices the mark on the palm of his hand.)

Aurora: Phillip, what is it?

(He quickly hides his hand.)

Prince Phillip: Nothing. Everything’s fine.

–[Storybrooke]–

(Mr. Gold has brought his Dark One dagger and the medallion into the woods. He drops the medallion onto the ground, then raises the dagger.)

Mr. Gold: The Dark One summons thee.

(He stabs the ground with the dagger.)

———–

(Meanwhile, Regina abruptly awakes in her cell. She stares at the palm of her hand, which now has a clearly visible mark.)

———–

(Mr. Gold watches as the wraith emerges from the medallion and flies off.)

———–

(David and Mary Margaret watch as Emma loads Henry into the car with Ruby.)

Emma: Keep him safe, Ruby.

David: Don’t push it, Snow.

MMB: I’m not…

Emma: You guys ready?

MMB: We need to talk.

Emma: I… Well, I don’t… I just… I don’t want to talk.

MMB: Well, I do, kay. Gold can wait. I can’t. I mean, you’re my daughter, and… I want to talk to you. I know that we have talked. But, we didn’t know that we were talking. And we talked about things we probably shouldn’t even have talked about – one night stands and the like.

David: One night stands?

MMB: Whale.

David: Whale?!

MMB: We were cursed. That is neither here, no there. The point is, we did not know that we were mother and daughter and, now, we do. And, so… Please, let’s talk.

Emma: Okay. What do you want to talk about?

MMB: We’re together – finally. And I can’t help but think you’re not happy about it.

Emma: Oh, I am. But, see… Here’s the thing – no matter what the circumstances, for twenty-eight years I only knew one thing. That my parents sent me away.

MMB: We did that to give you your best chance.

Emma: You did it for everyone, because that’s who you are. Leaders, heroes, princes, and princesses, and that’s great. A-And amazing. And wonderful. But it doesn’t change the fact that, for my entire life, I’ve been alone.

MMB: But, if we hadn’t sent you away, you would’ve been cursed, too.

Emma: But we would’ve been together. Which curse is worse? Come on. Let’s just… Let’s go find Gold.

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(The trio are riding through the woods on horseback.)

Mulan: We should camp here tonight. The wraith only appears when light is absent. That’s why it ran when it first appeared. Light is its adversary.

Aurora: And you want to stop. Now?

Mulan: It’s looking for a mark – something alive. Our best bet is to be still until night passes.

Prince Phillip: She’s right. We have to rest here.

(Phillip has set up a makeshift shelter for Aurora.)

Prince Phillip: Here. You should sleep.

Aurora: No. I-I can’t.

Prince Phillip: Just relax. It’ll come.

Aurora: No, I mean I won’t sleep. Not after what I just went through.

(Phillip’s demeanor changes.)

Aurora: What’s wrong?

Prince Phillip: I just missed you so much.

Aurora: And now, you don’t have to.

Prince Phillip: I’m going to find wood to build this fire. I’ll be back in five minutes.

(They frenziedly kiss.)

Aurora: That’s a ‘see you in five minutes’ kiss?

Prince Phillip: I’m making up for lost time. I love you.

Aurora: I love you, too.

–[Storybrooke]–

(Mr. Gold is making tea, when Emma, Mary Margaret, and David enter his shop.)

Mr. Gold: What can I do for you?

Emma: What you can do, is tell us what you did.

Mr. Gold: I’m sorry. You’re going to have to be more specific.

David: You know damn well what we’re talking about.

MMB: You double-crossed Emma, you, uh, took your…potion, from her.

David: And did who knows what to this town.

Emma: And, worst of all, you risked Henry’s life.

Mr. Gold: Well, that is quite a litany of grievances now, isn’t it?

Emma: Maybe I don’t need answers. Maybe, I just need to punch you in the face.

Mr. Gold: Really, dearie? Allow me to answer your questions with some of my own, alright? Did your dear boy Henry survive?

Emma: Yeah.

Mr. Gold: Is the curse broken? And let’s see. Uh, Miss Swan. How long have you been searching for your parents? Looks like you’re reunited. Seems like, rather a punch in the face, I deserve a thank you.

Emma: Twist my words all you want. What was the purple haze that you brought?

Mr. Gold: You know… Magic.

MMB: Why?

Mr. Gold: Not telling.

(A loud explosion rocks the building.)

Emma: What the hell was that?

(They rush over to the window to find that all of the transformers are blowing up outside.)

Mr. Gold: That… Is my gift to you. That… Is going to take care of Regina.

MMB: Emma, come on.

David: We need to go take care of this.

Emma: We’re not done.

Mr. Gold: Oh, I know. You still owe me a favour.

(The three of them leave. Belle enters.)

Mr. Gold: Hey.

Belle: You lied to me.

Mr. Gold: No, I-I kept my word. I, will not kill her.

Belle: No. You toy with words like you do people. You’re still a man who makes wrong choices. I thought you’d changed.

Mr. Gold: What? In the hour you’ve known me?

(Belle heads toward the door.)

Mr. Gold: Belle, I… I’m sorry. Belle, I’m sorry. I am.

(She leaves.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(At their campsite, Mulan is trying to start a fire with flint while Aurora watches. They hear the souls screaming.)

Aurora: Where’s Phillip?

Mulan: I thought he was in your tent?

Aurora: He said he was making a fire.

Mulan: I’m making the fire.

Aurora: I can see that.

Mulan: He left. The voices are gone.

Aurora: W-Why would he leave?

Mulan: Because he was marked.

(Mulan gets up to leave.)

Aurora: What are you doing?

Mulan: Going after him. He’s sacrificing himself for you.

Aurora: No, for both of us. We have to get him.

Mulan: I’m going alone. You’ll only slow me down.

Aurora: No, I won’t slow you down. Mulan! Mulan!

(Mulan doesn’t stop to wait for Aurora. Aurora chases after her.)

Aurora: Mulan, wait! Mulan! Mulan!

–[Storybrooke]–

(The wraith cuts the power off at the station, where Regina is still in her cell.)

Regina: Hello? Who’s there?

(The wraith enters and pulls the door off of the cell. Emma, David, and Mary Margaret arrive as the wraith begins sucking out Regina’s soul.)

David: Hey!

(David smashes the wraith with a chair. The wraith then begins throwing furniture around the station.)

MMB: Over here!

(Mary Margaret uses a lighter and an aerosol can to create a flamethrower, which drives the wraith out the window.)

Emma: What the hell was that thing?

Regina: A wraith. A soul sucker.

MMB: Did I-

Regina: Kill it? No, it’s regenerating. It’ll be back. It doesn’t stop until it devours its prey – me.

Emma: So, how do we kill it?

Regina: There’s no way. Can’t kill something that’s already dead.

Emma: Then, we have a problem.

David: No, we don’t. Regina does.

Regina: What?

MMB: David?

Emma: You want to let her die?

David: Why not? Then it goes away and then, we’re safe.

Regina: That’s quite the example you’re setting for your daughter, there.

David: No, you don’t get to judge us.

Regina: Let me ask you something. Where do you think that thing came from? Gold.

Emma: I made a promise to Henry. She’s not dying.

MMB: If it can’t be killed, what do you suggest?

Regina: Send it somewhere it can’t hurt anyone.

———–

(Emma and Regina are in Regina’s office. Regina pulls out the hat box containing Jefferson’s hat.)

Regina: Did Henry really ask you to protect me?

Emma: Yes.

(Regina pulls out the hat.)

Emma: The hat. You had it all along.

Regina: What do you mean?

Emma: That’s Jefferson’s hat.

Regina: Who’s Jefferson?

(Mary Margaret and David enter with brooms for improvised torches.)

David: Torches – for when it comes back. I know it’s old fashioned, but so am I.

MMB: So. How does it work?

(The three of them bring the hat and torches to another room.)

Regina: It will open a portal to our land. All we have to do is send the wraith in there.

David: Oh, yeah. Just that.

MMB: I don’t understand. I thought our land was gone?

Regina: It is. But, sending it to a place that no longer exists… Well, that’s banishing it to oblivion.

(The lights begin to flicker as they hear the wraith approaching. They light their torches.)

Emma: Regina.

(Regina attempts to open a portal with the hat, but it only slightly spins.)

Regina: I’m trying.

(The doors to the room burst open.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(Mulan is trying to track Phillip in the forest, when she hears a noise behind her. She draws her sword, but discovers that it’s only Aurora on horseback.)

Aurora: I found one of the horses. I’m coming with you.

Mulan: You need to stay here. It’s dangerous.

Aurora: I wasn’t asking for your permission.

Mulan: That thing out there is dangerous. And Phillip? He left to protect you. So, even if I don’t believe in his methods, I’m going to honour his wishes. I’m going to keep you safe.

Aurora: I never asked him to.

Mulan: He never had to. Everything he does, he does for you. And now, he’s going to die for you. Love is sacrifice. Something you clearly don’t understand.

Aurora: I’m not going to let him face that alone.

Mulan: He won’t. But, with all due respect, Your Highness? Phillip’s best chance is me.

Aurora: You love him.

Mulan: What?

Aurora: Phillip. You love him, too.

Mulan: I owe him much. We fought many battles together side by side, nothing more.

Aurora: Deny it all you want. I know love when I see it.

Mulan: You’re wrong.

(They hear the wraith in the distance.)

Aurora: Phillip…

–[Storybrooke]–

(The wraith enters.)

Emma: Regina.

Regina: I know.

(David uses his broom torch to keep the wraith at bay. Mary Margaret grabs a bottle of alcohol off of a nearby table and pours it along the railing in front of them.)

MMB: David!

(David gets behind the barrier and lights the railing on fire.)

David: Hurry!

Regina: It’s not working!

(Regina still cannot get the hat to open a portal.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(In the forest, Phillip, armed with a torch, tries to provoke the wraith.)

Prince Phillip: Come on, you bastard!

(Mulan and Aurora arrive.)

Prince Phillip: No! Stay back!

Aurora: Phillip, what are you doing?

Prince Phillip: I know what I’m doing.

Aurora: No, please. We can help you fight!

Prince Phillip: Go! It will find me.

(The wraith howls.)

Prince Phillip: I’ve been marked. It’s too late for me. Go! There’s no other way.

Mulan: Yes, there is. Give me the talisman, and I can mark myself. You can live.

Prince Phillip: This is my choice. To save you. To save both of you.

Aurora: No, Phillip, I don’t want to live without you.

Prince Phillip: Neither do I.

(The wraith arrives.)

Prince Phillip: You two need to keep each other safe.

Aurora: Phillip, no!

Prince Phillip: I love you.

(The wraith attacks Phillip and begins to suck out his soul.)

Aurora: No! Stop! Phillip!

(Phillip finally collapses and the wraith disappears.)

Aurora: Phillip! Phillip!

–[Storybrooke]–

(Everyone continues to hold off the wraith, while Regina still can’t get the hat to work.)

Regina: It’s not working!

Emma: What is the problem.

Regina: Magic… It’s different here.

David: Now would be the time!

(Emma touches Regina’s shoulder, which seems to trigger Regina’s magic. The hat begins to spin and the purple vortex appears.)

David: It’s coming!

(The wraith gets past David’s defense and charges towards Regina and the hat.)

Emma: Regina!

(Emma pushes Regina out of the way, causing the wraith to fall through the portal. However, on the way down, it grabs Emma’s ankle and drags her through the portal, as well.)

MMB: No!

David: No!

MMB: I’m not losing her again.

David: Neither am I!

(Mary Margaret jumps into the portal to follow Emma. David jumps towards vortex, but the portal closes before he can get through it. He ends up landing on the floor as Regina looks on.)

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(Mulan and Aurora have placed Phillip’s body on the dais at the castle.)

Aurora: This palace was to be our home. You have to spend eternity here.

Mulan: How did you end up here in your cursed state.

Aurora: You’re not the only one who knows about sacrifice.

(Mulan takes out the medallion and hands it to Aurora.)

Mulan: You should have it.

Aurora: Thank you.

–[Storybrooke]–

(David frantically swipes at the floor, when he notices the crushed hat underneath him. He gets up a stalks towards Regina.)

David: Where are they?!

Regina: I have no idea.

David: Are they dead?

Regina: The curse – it destroyed all the lands.

David: Are they dead?!

Regina: I don’t know.

David: I should’ve killed you myself.

Regina: Well, then. What’s stopping you?

(Regina magically throws David up against the opposite wall. Vines magically protrude from the wall, holding David in place while attempting to strangle him.)

Regina: You think you’re some heroic prince? Please. You’re nothing but the son of a shepherd. I should’ve killed you when I could. And now… Now I can.

(Henry and Ruby enter.)

Henry: Mom?

(Regina turns her attention towards Henry.)

Regina: Henry, what are you doing here?

Henry: What are you doing?

Regina: It’s okay. You’re safe now.

(The vines disappear and David falls to the ground. Ruby goes over to help him.)

Henry: W-Where’s my mom and where’s-

Regina: They’re gone. They fell through a portal. They’re… Henry, I’m sorry.

Henry: No, you’re not. You really are the Evil Queen. I don’t want to see you again.

Regina: No, don’t say that. I love you.

Henry: Then, prove it. Get Emma and Mary Margaret back. And until then, leave me – leave everyone – alone.

Regina: But where will you go?

David: With me.

(The three of them exit, leaving Regina alone.)

———–

(Mr. Gold is spinning straw at the wheel in his pawn shop. Belle enters.)

Belle: Hi.

Mr. Gold: Hey.

Belle: I, uh, went for a long walk.

Mr. Gold: I thought you didn’t want to see me?

Belle: I didn’t. But I… I was worried.

Mr. Gold: Well, the beast is gone and Regina…lives.

Belle: So, uh… You didn’t get what you wanted.

Mr. Gold: Well, that remains to be seen.

(She notices the chipped cup and picks it up.)

Belle: You, uh… You still have it. My chipped cup.

Mr. Gold: There are many, many things in this shop. But this? This is the only thing I truly cherish. And now, you must leave.

Belle: W-What?

Mr. Gold: You must leave because, despite what you hope, I’m still a monster.

Belle: Don’t you see? That’s exactly the reason I have to stay.

———–

(David and Henry arrive at Mary Margaret’s apartment. David sees Henry staring at a picture of Emma and Mary Margaret.)

David: Henry?

Henry: Yeah?

David: Don’t worry. Emma and Mary Margaret – they’re alive.

Henry: How do you know?

David: I have faith.

Henry: But…

David: Henry. Come here. I will find them. I will always find them.

–[Fairy Tale Land – Present]–

(Aurora is resting her head on Phillip’s chest, when Mulan comes to fetch her.)

Mulan: We should leave this place. It’s not safe here.

Aurora: But the wraith is gone.

Mulan: There’s more. You need to know everything. Much has changed in our land since you’ve been asleep.

Aurora: It was less than a year.

Mulan: In a manner of speaking. You see, as you slept, and Phillip and I searched for you, something worse happened.

Aurora: What?

Mulan: Are you familiar with Regina, the Queen?

Aurora: Yes.

Mulan: She cast a curse on this land. A terrible, terrible curse. It ripped everyone away to another world.

Aurora: But, we’re still here.

Mulan: This corner of the land was untouched. No one knows why. But something saved us. And, for twenty-eight years, we were frozen. And then… Time started again. The terrible curse’s power was weakened. Phillip and I were able to resume our search. We found you. But the land is ravished with dangers more fearsome than you can imagine. For those of us who remain, we found a safe haven. We must go there now.

(They hear a noise coming from the hole where the wraith initially appeared. They go to investigate.)

Aurora: Something’s in there.

Mulan: Stay back.

Aurora: What did it bring?

(Mulan peers into the hole.)

Aurora: What is it? What do you see?

(Mulan pulls back some of the rubble.)

Aurora: Mulan what is that?

Mulan: That… That, is what brought the wraith here. That’s what killed our prince.

(The camera pans to show Emma and Mary Margaret lying amongst the rubble near the hole.)

–[End]–

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One thought on “2×01 – Broken

  1. LZ Clotho says:

    I really liked the Storybrooke side of this episode. I’m surprised that the silent exchange between Regina and Emma in City Hall at the climax after the portal opens didn’t merit a description, as it was one of the most powerful ‘dialogues’ of the episode, I think. I was intrigued by the developments in the Enchanted Forest, but the Mulan, Phillip, Aurora part of the story was surprisingly dialogue weak. Reading just the text only brought that home more strongly.

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