When Henry awakens from his latest attempt with terrible burns on his arm, David and Regina refuse to send him back to finish the job. Mr. Gold insists it’s necessary and David agrees, so he says he’ll go instead. Regina and Mr. Gold brew up a sleeping curse and David must undergo it the old fashioned way—with the needle of a spinning wheel. His hope is to give Mary Margaret the information she needs so she can come back and wake him up with True Love’s Kiss, but it’s a big risk. When he’s under the curse, he first arrives in a dark, empty room. Using a charm from Rumplestiltskin, he’s able to find his way into the red, fiery room Henry had been in, and finds Mary Margaret waiting for him. He gallantly fights his way through the flames to her, but in the netherworld, they can’t touch. He tells his beloved wife about the squid ink, but then Mary Margaret realizes what’s happened. David will be trapped there until she finds a way home to awaken him. And if she fails to defeat Cora and get home at all, he’ll be trapped there forever!