Welcome to the Magical Moments Report for the “The Jolly Roger” episode of Once Upon a Time. Here you’ll find highlights and insights for the recent events affecting Storybrooke, Fairy Tale Land and more. WARNING: There are spoilers here if you haven’t yet seen the episode. Enjoy!
Uh Oh, It’s Magic: Emma and David struggle to put together a crib. They take a break once Regina arrives with news that she’s concocted a new protection spell for the baby. Emma lets her know that she’s ready to learn magic. After she uses it to defeat the Wicked Witch, she hopes to go back to her old life. Hook assures her that’s not really possible. Nevertheless, the magic lesson is on!
A Jolly Good Duel: Hook is clubbed on the back of the head by a woman who introduces herself as Ariel. She vows that he will pay for what he’s done. She claims he kidnapped her Prince Eric. Ariel says the ship that took him was the Jolly Roger. Hook realizes that his ship has been stolen by the most cutthroat pirate ever to hoist a sail: Black Beard. Hook challenges the dreaded pirate to a duel. The winner gets the Jolly Roger.
Drive Me Crazy: In an effort to show Henry that he and Mary Margaret are just as much fun as Hook, David tries to teach him how to drive. The lesson does not go well.
From These Lips: Hook admits to Ariel that they had met before. He’s ashamed that he sacrificed finding her true love to get back his ship. There’s only one way Ariel can trust him now. He must swear in the name of his true love. Hook does as she asks. The repercussions of his actions put him in an impossible situation.