Tonight on ABC their fantastical series Once Upon A Time returns for a brand new episode, On tonight’s episode called “Quiet Minds.” Neal shows up in Storybrooke longing to reunite with Henry and Rumplestiltskin. Meanwhile, back in fairy-tale land, Neal wants to use magic to resurrect his father, and he turns to Belle and Lumiere for assistance.
On last week’s episode while Emma, David, Regina and Hook continued their search for the Wicked Witch, she, in turn, was planning a dark surprise for David, and Zelena’s prisoner was powerless under her watch as she plotted her next course of action against the townspeople. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was in the previous year, Prince Charming stumbles upon Rapunzel, who was trapped inside a tower, and had to help her confront her fears in order for her to be free. Did you watch last week’s magical episode? If you missed it don’t worry, we got you covered with a recap, right here.
On tonight’s episode Neal finds himself back in Storybrooke and yearns for a way to reconnect with his son Henry, whose memories of his father are gone, while also trying to find his own father, Rumplestiltskin, whom he has just learned is alive but missing, and Regina discovers a possible connection with Robin Hood. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was over the past year, agonizing over the death of his father, Neal – with the help of Belle and enchanted candelabra Lumiere – attempts to find a magical solution to bring back Rumplestiltskin from the dead.
Guest starring are Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood and Henri Lubatti as Lumiere.
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Emma ruins up to Granny’s and bangs on the door. The core group is meeting and try to figure out if Gold is still alive. Hook says that Neil had talked about getting his Dad back when they were in the Enchanted Forest. He says Neil thought it was possible. Emma says they don’t even know if Neil is alive. Regina says they have bigger problems – such as why the Wicket Witch had him. Mary says they need to talk to Gold. Regina says she’s going to search the farmhouse for clues and Emma tells her to be careful.
Zelena has the dagger and summons the Dark One. She’s upset that it doesn’t seem to to be working. She tells her monkeys to find the Dark One. Gold runs through the woods at top speed. Belle asks Emma how it’s possible that Rumple is alive. They ask Belle for a clue in the shop and to keep an eye out for him because he would likely come to her. Hook says he’ll stay and help since he’s good at research and can protect her if the witch comes. Belle reminds them he’s tried to kill her before but he says this is his chance to make up for it.
Mary wants to help hunt and reminds them she’s the best tracker but David says Zelena told her to rest. She agrees.
A year ago int eh Enchanted Forest, Belle tells Neil that if there is a way to beat the witch, Rumple will be able to do it. She says there has to be a clue to bring him back in the castle. She tells Neil that she loves all of his Dad – even the dark parts. Neil agrees there was a good part of him and Belle says that part got out. Neil has a necklace that was Emma’s and would represent their lives together – he isn’t sure why it survived the trip and she tells him it was born of true love. She brings him to the library to do some research.
She lights the candelabra and tells him they need to work one shelf at a time. The candelabra starts talking – it’s Lumiere! He agrees to help them.
Belle and Hook work in the shop and she hears a noise and runs to check. Someone is banging at the door and she thinks it’s Rumple but it’s Neil. He crumples to the floor unconscious. Henry does school work when Emma comes in with food for him. He mocks the bagel and she reminds him they’re not in NYC anymore. She asks if he wants to go fishing with Leroy while she works. He tells her she knows something is up with this town with all the old friends she’s never mentioned.
Emma makes excuses but he’s not having it. He tells her to come clean or he wants to go back to New York. She gets a call and says she has to go. Emma admits something is up but asks him to trust her for now. Henry agrees and she heads out.
Emma rushes into the hospital as Neil is coming to. It seems like he has also lost the last year. They tell him they think Gold is back and he gets upset. They see a triangle symbol burned into his hand and he has no clue what it is. He asks for a moment with Emma and the others leave. He tells her he’s glad she’s there and can remember him. He asks when he can see Henry and she hesitates then tells him that Henry has no memories of his old life or Neil. She says that all he knows is that his Dad let her go to jail and never came back. Neil wants to get his memories back and Emma says that Henry was really happy and she thinks maybe it’s better that he doesn’t get his memories back.
In the Enchanted Forest at Beast’s castle, Belle asks how she never saw Lumiere before. He tells her that he slumbers as long as candles aren’t lit. He says that Rumple trapped him in the candelabra. Belle tells him that Rumple is dead and Neil asks if he can help him restore the Dark One. Belle tells him Rumple has changed and will restore him to his human form. She begs him and he directs her to a cabinet on the bookcase.
She pulls out a thick book. It has something hidden in it. It’s a key to the vault of the Dark One. Lumiere says it’s where the first Dark One was made and where they have to go to get him back. Belle asks Lumiere to guide them and he says if she can keep the promise he will. They agree to leave in the morning and Neil blows out the candles. But then the candles come back on – at Zelena’s hand. She tells Lumiere it was nicely done and that he fooled them. She tells Lumiere that Belle and Neil are both morons. He begs her to release him and she tells him to watch his tone.
Zelena comes to see Mary and wants her to relax. She thinks it’s fine. She pours her orange juice and tells her that babies eat less closer to delivery and she may be closer to having the baby than she suspects. Zelena tells her she heard about the wicked witch and Mary says she wishes she could help more. Zelena tells her she’s working hard making new life and tells her to drink up and she does. The baby begins moving and Zelena touches her belly and says it works every time. She tells her she won’t let her have the baby without her.
Robin meets up with Regina at the farmhouse. He shoots an arrow and she catches it out of the air. He apologizes and says he thought she was the wicked witch and she says she thought he was a flying monkey. He calls her your majesty and begs to keep his head. She says she heard of him and calls him a thief and he reminds her she was known as the evil queen. Regina says the wicked witch seems to belong gone and he says he will partner her in the search and she tells him to stay out of her way. He agrees and she asks if they met before and he says he wouldn’t forget meeting her – unless it was during that year they forgot.
Neil stares at the scar. Hook comes in and brings him some green jello. Neil asks why he got stuck babysitting him and he says Emma didn’t want him running loose. He thanks Hook for getting Emma the message to come back. Neil asks Hook how it feels to play the hero and he says unfamiliar then asks Neil how it feels to play villain. Neil is surprised to hear that and he thinks he’s done some dark magic to bring his father back. Neil says he’s got to get out there and make things right for his Dad and son.
Hook surprises Neil by stepping forward and hugging him tightly. Neil asks what that’s for and Hook says when he looks at him, he often sees the boy that he spent so much time with rather than the man he’s now become. Hook reminds him he looked after him as a child and Neil says he hasn’t forgotten. Hook tells him he’ll give him 10 minutes head start before he tells the others he’s gone.
Back in the EF, Belle and Neil head to the vault. Belle tells him she can only think about Rumple’s sacrifice and him dying to save them all. Neil asks if she was surprised he did it and she says no but he was somewhat surprised. Belle tells him that Rumple had a lot of regrets about how he handled Neil as a child. Neil says now that he has Henry he gets that. They comes to a colder place in the forest and a giant patch of snow. He jams the torch into the snow.
David asks Emma about Neil and she tells him she isn’t so sure she wants Henry to get his memories back. David asks if she’s planning on going back to NYC after the curse is broken. She admits it’s tempting. They hear someone screaming and they run up and see Gold. He’s holding his head and crying out in pain. He says there are too many voices in his head. A flying monkey swoops down and David attacks it with his sword and then tells Emma to protect Gold who has run off. She pulls out her gun and runs after Gold while David battles the monkey.
Regina and Robin check the farmhouse and she says there’s nothing of use in the bottles they found. She tells him to be patient. Robin tells her he’s heard about evil queen stories and he says she sees more bold and audacious than evil. She tells him the name served her well because fear is an effective tool. He comes closer and asks her if a bottle he found is magical. She tells him it’s a love and strength potion of sorts – she tells him it’s whiskey. He grabs glasses and pours them a drink. He tells her that they’ve lost a year, survived a curse and more and deserve it. She sees a tattoo on his wrist and recalls it’s the same one that was on the man who Tink said was her happily ever after. She freaks out and leaves the farmhouse.
Neil finds Emma in the woods and she tells him his Dad is roaming the woods alive but crazy. Emma says he seemed like he wanted to tell her about the witch but couldn’t. She agrees to let him hunt with her.
Back in the EF, Lumiere tells Belle and Neil how to find the entry to the vault. They clear away snow and find where to put the key in – they ask Lumiere if he’s sure and he gets angry. He says he was there 200 years and Belle says he was lying because the library was only there 30 years – because Rumple built it for her. Lumiere admits it was the wicked witch who created him and wants them to bring back the Dark One so she can control him with the dagger.
Belle wants to leave – she doesn’t want Gold to be under her control and says they can find another way to bring him back. Neil says to hell with the cost and Belle tells him not to make the same mistake his father made, but he won’t hear it. He puts the key in and grabs it to push it in. His hand is burned deeply with the symbol of the key. The vault door lowers and then fills with black liquid. Something rises up out of it. Belle calls out “Rumple!”
[9:00:11 PM] Rachel Rowan: Emma tells Neil that Henry has friends at school and she had a boyfriend. He asks if it was serious and she says he proposed then turned into a flying monkey. Neil laughs and she says she almost married a monster from Oz and he tells her he has almost married an evil minion of his grandfather’s Peter Pan. He tells her wants her happy even if it’s not with him. She tells him they were happy once.
Belle calls and tells her that the symbol on Neil’s hand is to a key that opens the vault of the Dark One. She thinks Neil resurrected him but if Neil did that he should be dead right now. He collapses to the ground and Emma asks what he did. His face changes and we see Gold.
Back in the EF, Neil collapses and Belle watches him go down. She sees Rumple standing there. He rushes to his son and holds him. But then Zelena shows up and says Bae never learned from his dad’s mistakes. Gold is furious and says she tricked his son. He says he never told him the price and she says it should have been obvious – a life for a life. Gold says je won’t let him go. Has the Dark One’s knife and she tells him he can’t hang on to both. He chooses Neil and Zelena gets the knife. Zelena tells him he has his son but lost himself.
Zelena orders Rumple to kill Belle but then Lumiere blows flames around Zelena and tells Belle to run. She grabs up Lumiere and runs away leaving Gold and Neil with Zelena.
Emma tells Neil that she thins his Dad is inside him. Neil tells her to use her magic and seperate him and his Dad but she’s worried he’ll die. He begs her to do it to save her and Henry and she takes his hands. Suddenly Gold is there but Neil is lying on the floor. She holds him in her arms and Neil tells her to tell him who’s the witch. Gold says it’s Zelena and he tells her she wants what she doesn’t have. She asks if Gold can save him and he says it’s too late.
She tells him she wants Henry to see him and he tells her to tell him that he was a good father and gives her the necklace he had saved. Emma cries and he tells her he’ll watch over them. He tells her to promise they’ll both be happy and she holds him as they cry. Gold says he can fix it but Neil says he can’t.
He thanks his father for showing what it means to make a true sacrifice. He says it’s about saving the ones you love and says it’s his turn now. He tells his father he loves him and Gold tells him he loves him too and then he’s gone. Gold and Emma are both devastated. Gold kisses his son’s hand and closes his eyes. Emma sits in stunned silence.
Emma and David bust in looking for Zelena. Mary says she’s in the bathroom. David pulls his sword and Emma her gun and they kick the door in. Zelena made an escape and Emma says they have to call Regina to put a protection spell on the apartment. They tells her that Zelena is the wicked witch. She tells her Gold told her and that Neil is gone. Mary holds her and says she’s sorry.
Zelena finds Gold in the woods with Neil’s body and tells him it’s ill-timed. Gold says Neil sacrificed himself so he could tell the savior who she is. He tells her it’s just a matter of time before they come for her. He lunges for her but she has the Dark One’s knife to hold him back. She tells him controlling him is very entertaining and he tells her she’ll never be able to get closer to any of them now. Zelena says that no longer matters since she has him and his beautiful brain. She tells him to be a good boy and get back in his cage. He goes back to the farmhouse, back down the stairs and locks himself in the cage. He calls his son’s name.
Regina watches Robin play with his son and is grief stricken again over the loss of Henry. Mary and David come into the shop and Belle hugs Mary as they cry. Emma goes to find Henry and she’s in tears. She asks how fishing was and he says it’s awesome and they should fish more when they go back home. He sees she’s upset and she sits him down and tells him that she hasn’t been honest with him about the case and the town.
She tells him the person that needed help was his father. She says some bad people wanted to hurt his father and she says she was too late to save him and he’s gone. She tells him he was a good man and would have been a great father. She tells him he was a hero and Henry say she wishes he would have known him and she says he did but he says that doesn’t make sense. Henry asks what happened to the person that did it and she says they got away but she’s going to find them.