Welcome to the Magical Moments for the "Darkness on the Edge of Town" 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!
Devilishly Cool Ride: In present day New York, Mr. Gold spends his days eating reheated noodles in Ursula’s tiny apartment. The two of them head to Long Island where Cruella is living the good life. Or at least she was before all of her assets were seized. She still has her devilishly cool car. Mr. Gold convinces her to give him and Ursula a lift to a quaint little town somewhere in Maine.
Betrayed: Many years ago in the Forbidden Fortress of Fairy Tale Land, Ursula, Cruella De Vil and Maleficent are gathered together by Rumplestiltskin. He has a plan for villains like them to finally get their happy ending. Rumple wants them to work together in retrieving a dark curse from a place called Bald Mountain, where he later betrays the queens. The question is… Will Cruella and Ursula also betray Malificent?
The Write Stuff: As they near the Storybrooke town line, Cruella and Ursula demand to know the truth of why they are there. Mr. Gold assures them that the townspeople will eventually invite to come in. Inside Storybrooke, Regina frees the blue fairies from their confines, but also releases something evil. Mother Superior lets everyone know that the author they are seeking is not the same person as the sorcerer.
Defeat the Beast: In present day Storybrooke, Emma and Regina join forces to battle the Chernobog. They stun it enough to send it away for the time being. Elsewhere, Ursula calls Regina. She asks her to let her and Cruella inside Storybrooke. In return, they’ll tell her how to defeat the Chernobog.
Getting the Band Back Together: Cruella and Ursula return to the town line to bring the Dark One back into Storybrooke. Mr. Gold reveals that he’s the one who sent Belle the incantation to release the Blue Fairies, not to mention the Chernobog. He’s the one who has been putting things into motion. Mr. Gold lets them know that their team is one member short.
Leave the Past in the Past: The Chernobog is a beast that goes after the one with the greatest potential for the darkest heart. Cruella and Ursula mistakenly assumed it was after Regina. Mr. Gold assures them that the former Evil Queen is not the one they have to worry about. The person the Chernobog was truly after was Emma. Mary Margaret and David meet with Cruella and Ursula on a dark and rainy night. They have a message to deliver.
Check out previous Magical Moments from Season 4 of Once Upon a Time below: