Just then the leader of the pack camp emerges from his hut. It’s Lancelot! They run up and hug each other so whatever happened in the past must have had a happy ending. He had no idea it was her that was one of his prisoners; if he had known he would have never left her in the pit.
Meanwhile, Aurora is looking on and is hella pissed to see Lancelot hugging the woman she holds responsible for her beloved Phillip’s death. Mulan tells her to chill out but girlfriend has a knife hidden away and she is prepared to use it. Dun dun dun!!!!
The two ladies sit down to join Lancelot for a late lunch of chimera. That’s part lion, part serpent, part goat…
Next you’ll be telling me the only veggie you have is lima beans!
Look on the bright side Emma; at least you won’t be gaining a ton of weight while you’re here in FairyLand!
Snow’s confused since Regina told them that FairyLand didn’t even exist anymore. She asks how they escaped the curse. Lancelot has no idea. The curse struck and when the smoke cleared some of them were left here in this region; they don’t know how or why.
Well, they can’t stay; they have to get back to Charming and Henry. Lancelot cautions them that it is unwise to stray away from the camp; the enchanted forest is not as she might remember it. And there are rumors that the ogres have returned. Lancelot urges her to stay; there are no more portals left.
Well…….there might be one….
She doesn’t want to talk about though. Not with Cora so close by.
Lancelot agrees to let her go, but only if she promises to take one of his best warriors with her: Mulan. It’s a deal! Snow thanks Lancelot saying he always looks out for her.
It doesn’t look like that was always the case though. Back in the past, Lancelot has delivered her to the King. Snow doesn’t care what he does to her; she’ll never tell him where Charming is! He knows. That’s not why she is here. He asks Lancelot to bring Snow some water and tells her that he’d like to share a little story with her.
The King tells Snow that he too once loved. He had a son that he loved who died before his time. He tried to replace him with her Charming, offered him the world, but was rejected all for true love. Something he knows nothing about, quips Snow. Au contraire. He was once in love. Truly, madly, deeply.
He loved her and she loved him and they were happy. But then she became cursed. She drank a vile potion that made it impossible for them to conceive a child of their own. Family is everything, the King tells Snow. Losing all hope of having one; there is no greater misery.