With magic returned to Storybrooke, Rumplestiltskin—now known as Mr. Gold—sought a way to leave town to search for his son, Baelfire. He discovered a magic potion that could enchant an item and allow him to leave town without losing his memories. Then Cora made herself known, trading a magic globe for Gold’s promise not to interfere with her plans. Mr. Gold accepted and used the globe to locate his son in New York City. He enlisted the help of Emma—who owed him a favor—and Henry in the search.