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Once Upon a Time Recap: King Arthur may be a Villain and Rumplestiltskin Wakes Up!

By Jim Donnelly | Oct 12th, 2015

Welcome to the official Once Upon a Time recap for Season 5, Episode 3 “Siege Perilous” (original airdate October 11, 2015). In Storybrooke, Emma swipes Happy’s ax. The vision of Rumplestiltskin assures her that the tool won’t cut through the magic that keeps Excalibur inside the stone. Only a hero can do so. In Camelot, a legendary knight who was believed to be dead returns with an ominous warning. For all the details, check out all the Magical Moments below.

Can’t Hook Him: Hook and Emma's relationship continues to face challenges. They meet on his ship. Hook wants to know what’s behind the locked door in her house. Emma isn’t saying. She does reveal that she wants them to move forward in a real relationship. Hook isn’t buying it. He knows she needs something.

A Well-Rounded Individual: In Camelot, the heroes realize that to communicate with Merlin, they need to find a toadstool called the Crimson Crown. It’s located in the Forest of Eternal Night. David is off to find it. King Arthur joins him. But first, he shows David the “Siege Perilous” seat at the Round Table. It’s reserved for the knight with the purest heart.

Knight Moves: As applause fills the room for David’s Round Table honor, the noise disturbs the baby, so Mary Margaret steps outside. She’s not alone. An old friend steps out of the shadows. It's Lancelot. He's alive!

Is King Arthur a Villain?: Arthur seeks to protect his kingdom from the Dark One, who happens to be David’s daughter. His plan is to build a new Camelot in Storybrooke. Arthur asks his squire to drink poison so others can’t use magic to make him talk. Will his loyal subject do as he is asked for Camelot?

The Dark One’s Plan: Belle notices that rose is coming back to life. Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin wakes up. However, his body is gone. He’s now with Emma, who found an item that touched him while he was still a man—Hook’s sword. Gold is shocked to hear the plan for him.

A Wicked Exchange: Regina lets Zelena know that she can’t go back to Oz with Robin’s child. She promises to keep the baby safe, but makes no such guarantee for her wicked sis.

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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."

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