In Fairytale Land we pick up on the story of Snow and Charming where he had been taken away by the king right after reuniting with Snow. The king is intent on killing him, but Regina shows up and persuades him to hand James over to her. She can use him to destroy Snow White.
Snow storms the castle with help from the dwarves, Granny and Red, and the fairies. Snow is fierce and takes out a lot of guards. Once she reaches the dungeon, she finds a mirror with James in it. He tells her that Regina took him and Snow vows to rescue him.
Snow meets up with Regina where Regina grew up. Regina reveals that it was Snows fault that her mother killed her one true love. She says the only way for James to be freed is for her to eat the poison apple, willingly. And as the story goes, Snow eats the apple and falls into a deep, deep sleep. All of the others arrive and believe her to be dead, sacrificing herself to save James.
Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Henry talks Emma out of kidnapping him and leaving town. But she’s on a bit of a roller coaster. She doesn’t want to stay because she doesn’t want people counting on her. She just wants to run. Mary Margaret calls her out on it.
Regina tries to make a deal with Mr. Gold to get rid of Emma, because apparently killing her would break the curse. Hmmm…interesting. But Mr. Gold isn’t having it. So she enlists the help of Jefferson, aka The Mad Hatter. She wants him to go back to Fairytale Land with his hat, but that requires magic. Luckily she has a little stowed away. However, it isn’t enough…just enough to reach in and grab something. Naturally she grabs the poison apple.
Emma talks to Regina about how she needs to just leave and how Henry will be safe staying with Regina. It seems like a truce. But as Emma is leaving, Regina gives her a turnover…an apple turnover.
Once back at the apartment Henry shows up and continues on with trying to convince Emma after finding out that August had failed. When he discovers Regina gave Emma an apple turnover, he snatches it and bites into it…falling to the ground.
Wow. So Henry’s been hit by the poison apple?! True loves kiss broke the slumber the first time…but I don’t know that Henry has a true love just yet!
What did you think? Feeling the episode or not so much? Pumped for the season finale next week? I sure am! Let’s see some fireworks!