Welcome to the official Once Upon a Time recap for Season 5, Episode 4 “The Broken Kingdom” (original airdate October 18, 2015). In Camelot, many years ago, a young Arthur reveals to a young Guinevere that a great sorcerer known as Merlin prophesized that someday he would be king of Camelot. Many years later, Arthur pulled a sword from a stone to fulfill the prophecy. The blade was incomplete. King Arthur knows his quest for the missing dagger has only just begun. See where it leads with the Magical Moments recap below.
Laying Down the Gauntlet: In Camelot, many years ago, as Arthur obsesses about finding the dagger, Guinevere becomes closer to Lancelot. The two of them begin their own quest for the dagger using Merlin’s gauntlet. They head into the Dark One’s vault leading to an underground passageway where darkness attacks Lancelot. Guinevere saves him. This event leads to something unexpected.
All Part of the Plan: David reveals that Lancelot is back. As for the dagger, it is gone. Mary Margaret has taken it to Lancelot so they can hide it. They head out to the vault of the Dark One. Lancelot offers to place the dagger in the altar. Arthur arrives to stop them. Mary Margaret turns over the dagger to save Lancelot’s life. She’s down, but not defeated as you can see here.
Come Join Us for a Spell: At Granny’s, Lancelot is happy to see Guinevere appear, but confused when she pledges her love to Arthur. She’s still under the spell of the enchanted Sands of Avalon. Lancelot is taken into custody. He’s thrown in a cell where Merida is locked up nearby. Back at Granny’s, Arthur and Guinevere turn their attention to David and Mary Margaret. See what happens.
Head Games: The vision of Rumplestiltskin taunts Emma into taking control of the dagger. She can’t get him out of his head. Hook and Henry take her away to rest. While there, Emma reveals a secret she’s been keeping. Hook wants to help. He feels a horse ride would do Emma good. Is he right?
Secret Weapon: In present day Storybrooke, Mr. Gold wants Emma to set him free. He can’t be the hero she wants. Emma disagrees. She has a secret weapon to make this happen. Guess what, or who, it is.
Watch Season 5, Episode 5 "Dreamcatcher" SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 8|7c to see how the plans of Arthur, Guinevere and the Dark Swan unfold.
Previous Magical Moments Recaps:
The Heroes Lose Their Memories Again|They arrive back with no memory of what happened.|Sneezy and Sleepy enter Granny's Diner to find the heroes back from Fairy Tale Land six weeks later. David (Josh Dallas) and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) come to realize they have no recollection of what happened. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) appears fully transformed into the Dark One and informs them they will be punished. From the Once Upon a Time season 5 premiere episode, "The Dark Swan."