Welcome to the Magical Moments Report for the “Quiet Minds” 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!
Forgotten Father: In present day Storybrooke, Henry realizes that something is up with his mom. He wants to know the truth or he wants to go back to New York. Their conversation ends abruptly when Emma gets word that Neal is back. He has a strange marking on his hand. He has no idea how it got there. Neal is also very upset to hear the latest about Henry.
Arrow to the Heart?: While investigating the farmhouse, Regina finds she’s not alone. No, it’s not the Wicked Witch who catches her eye. It’s an unfamiliar fellow who has a very familiar feel about him.
Protecting Your Children: Belle learns that the symbol on Neal’s hand is from an ancient talisman on a key that opens the vault of the Dark One, who can only be restored in exchange for another life. If Neal used the key, he should be dead. Past and present events coincide. Neal collapses before Emma in the woods as well as before Belle by the vault. A fully restored Rumplestiltskin rushes to his son’s side as the Wicked Witch appears.
An Unhappy Ending: Neal asks Emma to use her magic to separate him from his father. She reluctantly does so. Mr. Gold is back. He says that Zelena is the Wicked Witch. He knows that there’s no way to save his son. Neal gives Emma the special locket he held onto through all this. He wants her to tell Henry he was a good father. Mr. Gold desperately wants to save his boy. However, this is beyond even his power.
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