Oh wait. It’s all a daydream. Regina tells her dad that she’s worried about how she’s feeling lately. She’s so worried about turning out like her mother. Dad tells her that all Mommie Dearest wants to do is give her everything she never got for herself. Regina doesn’t want it!! She just wants to be free. Like the bluebirds flying by me, like the waves out on the blue sea…. (bonus points for anyone who can figure out where that’s from!)
Regina wonders how her mother got to be the way she is. Her dad sheds some light on the matter, telling Regina that Cora was involved with a man, well not quite a man, someone that taught her magic and gave her the book of spells. What was the man’s name? Daddy doesn’t know, Cora won’t even say it!
But the book is his, right? Right?!?!?
Looks like someone’s on a mission.
In Storybrooke, Regina has popped by Rumpy’s pawn shop to see if he has ye olde booke of magick. Rumpy chuckles, saying that it looks like she needs Mommie’s help, huh? Maybe she should relax and just let the magic flow through her. She doesn’t have time for that! Well he doesn’t either. So she should just leave. PLEASE.
How about a pretty please with sugar on top?
Regina is thrilled that his pleases are not packing the punch that they used to. That aside, the fact remains that jump starting her magic is not in his best interest, Rumpy tells her. Well, neither is the townspeople finding out that FairyLand still exists. Should she enlighten them?
Rumpy decided to play nice and conjures up her book; he warns her to be careful, they’re straight up spells and a bit rough on the system. She doesn’t care if they turn her green (HEE!) she’s getting her son back. Before she skedaddles he tells her that he once told Regina she didn’t look like her. Now….now he can see it. Ooooooooooooooo……..buuuurn!!
In FairyLand, Regina has stolen Cora’s book and is now playing a little game of mispronunciation….Rumpelschtiltschkin…..Rumpy is sitting nearby and corrects her. Regina may not know who he is, but he certainly knows who she is. He tells her he held her when she was but a baby. (Further lending credence to Cora as the Miller’s daughter?) He’s just so happy that they’re back where they belong…..together. Dun dun dun!
Back at Snow’s place Charming and Henry discuss the fact that Gramps has got no plan. He’s still focused on Emma and Snow, and while I get it I think he needs to put it aside for a minute and work on calming down the people that are looking to him for answers. I dunno, it seems a bit selfish to me that he’s completely consumed with the search for his wife and daughter, common folk be damned.
A little too much David Nolan residue, I think