Once Upon a Time Recap Season 5, Episode 2 "The Price": Regina Is the New Savior

By Jim Donnelly | Oct 5th, 2015

Welcome to the Magical Moments Once Upon a Time recap for Season 5, Episode 2 “The Price.” (original airdate October 4, 2015). In an effort to protect Emma, Regina steps up in a surprising way. King Arthur and Queen Guinevere throw a royal ball to welcome the heroes to Camelot, but the celebration takes a deadly turn. Back in Storybrooke, Hook deploys a tried-and-true technique in hopes of bringing Emma back to the light while the heroes discover that some unexpected baggage has followed them home from Camelot. 

Will the Real Savior Please Stand Up?: Six weeks ago in Camelot, King Arthur introduces Queen Guinevere to the heroes along with the announcement that there will be a Royal Ball to celebrate their arrival. First things first though. The heroes need to find Merlin. Arthur knows exactly where he’s at. The legendary sorcerer is stuck inside a big tree. Only the savior can free him. Regina has doubts that she can fulfill the role especially after Robin Hood is attacked.

Time to Cut In: Regina is given a beautiful necklace by Percival, who wants a dance at the ball. That may not happen. Regina doesn’t know how to dance. David offers a few lessons. What neither of them knows is the necklace Regina wears is a way for Percival to spy on her. He knows her secret. This leads to a violent struggle.

Unsuccessful Hookup: Emma brings Hook to a quaint home she claims to be her place. The two of them share a passionate kiss. Hook is angered when he sees that true love’s kiss didn’t work. Emma is still the Dark One. Belle later comforts Hook, who assures her that he’s not about to give up.

Back in Camelot…: Emma uses dark magic to save Robin Hood. Rumplestiltskin taunts her about this. Elsewhere, Guinevere lets Arthur know that the strangers who have come to their land frighten her. Nevertheless, they are their best chance at making Excalibur whole again.

Excalibur Marks the Spot: Rumplestiltskin lets Emma know that the pull of family has always held the Dark Ones back. He wants Emma to snuff out that light forever. If she wants to pull Excalibur from its stone, she’s going to have to pay the price.

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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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