In the conclusion of two-part episode that serves as the season three finale, Emma and Hook must find a way to return to Storybrooke, but in their quest to return, they have to find a way not to interfere or tamper with the events that lead up to the first curse, or else they risk altering the entire timeline, and could end up warping the future existence of everyone involved, including Emma, Hook, as well as Emma's family back in present-day Storybrooke.
Dao Dinh Gia Bao
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The object/animal/person in this episode is a swan. See more
In the flashback to Portland, 2001, Neil and Emma carry coffee in the iconic Anthora coffee cups which have been widely used in New York City since the 1960s. These cups are seen as props on TV shows and movies set New York City, but not for those set in the Pacific Northwest. See more
[Emma claims to have lost all her magic powers
I think not having magic makes it a hell of a lot easier for you to run back to New York and pretend to be somebody else. Well, listen to me, Swan. You're not. It's time to stop running.
You think I don't know that? Yes, I run away. That's how I've always survived. But, believe me, I want this to work. I wanna go back. I wanna stop running.
...What's changed your mind?
Watching my mother die. Thinking she was dead. You saw what happened. I was so ...