Once Upon a Time Recap: Arrested Developments
IN THE FAIRYTALE LAND THAT IS…. | Hook explains to Emma and Snow that there are no more magic beans to open a portal, that they were all destroyed in a war that felled all but one giant, who now lives atop the beanstalk. The enchanted compass that is among the giant’s treasure, whoever, can get them back to Storybrooke — if coupled with the wardrobe ashes. Whats more, the captain pledges his allegiance to whomever gets him to Storybrooke first. He and Emma climb the stalk, sharing stories of love and loss along the way, then finding many a grim skeleton outside the giant’s residence. Hoo summons the bg guy, and Emma promptly KOs him with sleeping powder. They root around for treasure some, with Hook tempted to plunder, but the roused giant interrupts their plan. After Hook is pinned under rubble, Emma scrambles for the sword that belonged to ill-fated Jack (of “___ and the Beanstalk” lore), and uses it to trap the giant in a cage, He soon enough frees himself, but spares Emma since she spared him. Emma frees and then cuffs Hook to the wall, explaining, “I can’t take the chance I’m wrong about you.” Emma returns to her mother just as Snow is tackling Mulan, who was acting on orders to topple the stalk after 10 hours. “We go back together — that is the only way!” mother tells daughter.