Downtown. Emma, Henry, Snow, Charming, Granny, Red and the Dwarfs walk right down the middle of the street. Snow wants to get Emma to open up, but Emma's real superpower is how quickly she walls off her emotions. The only thing she wants to do right now is ask Gold why he double-crossed her and what he'd done to this town. When Snow again tries to talk about them and their lives, Emma suggest they do that later. "With a glass of wine...several...bottles." That she's the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming is a little overwhelming. She needs some time.
Emma's reprieve comes in the form of Archie/Jiminy, who reports that Dr. Whale is leading an angry mob to Regina's house -- to kill her. Grumpy would like to pop some corn and watch. Jiminy reminds them killing is wrong. I'm not so sure that's true. I don't want to Godwin all over you fine folks, but Queenie is their Hitler, is she not? Henry, a redemptionist at heart, backs up Jiminy's appeal to the group's collective conscience, with one aimed straight at their hearts. "He's right. Please. She's still my mom." Some viewers think that while Henry probably would plead for Regina's life, he wouldn't refer to her as his mother, but I like that he did. This is a little boy who was brought up by Regina. Even if he hates her, he would still love her, too. As she said in the pilot, she soothed every fever and blah blah blah mommycakes. Charming points out that if magic has come to town, that angry mob to could be marching to its own slaughter. As the gang runs down the street to intervene. We pan to the library tower. The clock reads 8:25, which means I fretted all summer, for nothing. Thank goodness.
Enchanted Forest. Mulan senses a disturbance in the force or whatever and heads toward some nearby steps. Noticing some cracks, she kneels to examine them. Just then a cheap Halloween decoration bursts up through the floor, knocks Mulan over and flies toward Aurora and Phillip. It pauses long enough to give us a good laugh. My mother calls, "Don't you and Scott have a Halloween decoration that looks just like that?" Pretty much. It might be broken. Note to self: Dig out decorations over the weekend. [Note: I was thinking a Dementor from Harry Potter! -- Rachel.] Aurora and Phillip aren't from our world, so they are understandably not used to such extreme tackiness and cower and terror. Phillip rushes toward it with his sword and tries to slay the Chintz Monster, but only manages to knock off its bling -- a yuan medallion. The Chintz Monster flies off. Phillip picks up the bling -- his first mistake.