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Emma, Neal, and Henry bring Gold back to Storybrooke to find a cure for Hook's poison, and Regina and Cora prepare to kill the pawnbroker and take his power. Meanwhile, in the fairy tale world, a miller's daughter named Cora unwisely boasts to a king that she can spin straw into gold. When he challenges her to do so, Rumplestiltskin comes to her aid... for a price.
A young Cora approaches her sleeping father outside of their miller's hut. She angrily awakens him and insist that they need food. Cora then delivers the flour to the local castle and Princess Eva trips her. King Xavier and Prince Henry come over and make sure that Eva is unharmed. When they refuse to pay Cora for the flour, she objects, pointing out that Eva tripped her. Xavier explains that Eva is a visitor and orders Cora to kneel and apologize, threatening to withdraw his business if she doesn't. Cora has no choice but to apologize and the king and his entourage go on their way...Read the full recap
Emma: You don't look comfortable.
Gold: The poison racing towards my heart will have that effect.
Emma: I can't cast a spell. I can spell "spell."
Rumpelstiltskin: Magic is about emotion. Summon up that moment that made you so angry you would've killed if you could.
Cora: You do that?
Rumpelstiltskin: I do.
Cora: What's your moment?
Rumpelstiltskin: Once... a man made me kiss his boots in front of my son. Now in my mind, I go back and I rip out his throat and I crunch his veins with my teeth. And that, dearie, is how magic is made.
Rumpelstiltskin: I like the phrase.
Rumplestiltskin: Love the dress.
Cora: Well, brides have to be snow white.
Rumplestiltskin: When you see the future, irony is everywhere.
Gold: I know that you're... confused about who you are. So I'm gonna tell you. You are a hero who helped your people. You're a beautiful woman who loved an ugly man. Really, really loved me. You find goodness in others. And when it's not there, you create it. You make me want to go back... back to the best version of me. And that never happened before. So when you look in the mirror and you don't know who you are, that's who you are. Thank you... Belle.