Trapped in Rumplestiltskin’s cell, Emma has begun to lose hope. She realizes now that Rumplestiltskin made The Curse and knew she would break it and knew she would wind up in this cell. She’s beginning to believe that her part in the story, her role as “The Savior,” is over. But Mary Margaret figures out Rumplestiltskin’s puzzle. She blows the words off of the scroll, creating a cloud of squid ink, that dissolves the enchanted bars. They tie Aurora down for their own safety and rush off to Lake Nostos. There they battle Cora and Hook. Mulan is able to recapture Aurora’s heart, thanks to a surprisingly gallant move by Hook. Emma takes the Captain out of the fight, but Snow finds herself cornered by Cora. The Queen of Hearts lunges forward to jam her hand into Snow’s chest when Emma jumps in the way. Cora is ready to rip out Emma’s heart instead when she realizes she can’t. Instead, Cora is blasted back when Emma somehow summons a magical pulse! Not knowing how that happened, Emma and Mary Margaret jump into the portal.