Welcome to the Magical Moments Report for the “A Curious Thing” 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!
Not All Witches are Wicked: In Fairy Tale past, Belle tries to get through to a somewhat-manic Rumplestiltskin. They want to know how to defeat the Wicked Witch. The answer is the Good Witch of the South. Her name is Glinda. She’s been banished to the Dark Forest where a door is seen in the middle of the woods. It seemingly leads to nowhere until Snow White and Prince Charming step inside. Regina can’t go with them. Her heart just isn’t pure enough. Bummer.
Thanks for the Memories: Henry is tired of being kept in the dark as his mom and the others head off on another secret mission. Hook convinces him to come to the docks where he says Mr. Smee is preparing a ship to set sail to NYC. All travel plans are put on hold when flying monkeys attack from the sky. Hook is able to hold them off until help arrives. Once the threat is neutralized, Emma hands Henry the storybook. She needs him to believe in magic. Henry trusts his mom. He takes the book in his hand.
Heartbreak: Snow and Charming know that only a purveyor of light magic can defeat Zelena. Emma has the power to do so. There’s only one way have her to cross realms into this world. Snow believes they must enact the dark curse. Charming knows that Snow must crush his heart for the curse to work. It’s the only way.
Heart Saved: Emma wonders how her parents can both be there with her if David’s heart was crushed. We jump back to Fairy Tale Land past for the answer. Snow realizes that she and Charming have always been of one heart. She orders Regina to split her own heart in half. She believes it will be strong enough for both of them.
Sending a Message: Hook lets Emma know that his lips are cursed. He’s stunned to learn that David and Mary Margaret weren’t the ones who sent him the message with the memory potion last year. That came courtesy of Neal, who was able to pull himself out of Rumple’s body long enough to do one more selfless act.
Read the full episode recap for "A Curious Thing."