Granny's Diner: Ruby's sticking her arse out as she waits tables, when Emma walks in and finds Henry poring over the latest edition of the Storybrooke Mirror. Sidney has written a slam piece on Emma's juvie past -- based on records that were supposed to have been sealed. Henry has just learned he was born in jail. In the forum, people have posted what they could read of the newspaper article on Emma. Here it is:
"The Race for the position of local sheriff has just gone into overdrive. The Storybrooke Daily Mirror has recently come into possession of controversial documents that purport to shed an entirely new light onto the character of Storybrooke's prospective law enforcement official, Emma Swan."
"Records show that when she was merely a girl of seventeen, Emma Swan found herself, ironically, on the wrong side of the law. She was visiting friends of her foster parents in the town of Worcester, MA. It would prove to be a trip she would come to regret. Something that would earn her a juvenile criminal record. On the evening of June 14, 1999, Swan...""
People are wondering why Emma ended up giving birth in Arizona, if she found herself on the wrong side of the law in Massachusetts. I'd have to go back and see if Henry was born in Arizona or if that's just where Gold obtained him, and I don't have the time, so... tag! You're it.
Emma hopes that Henry isn't scarred for life. Henry: "I'm not. Well, not by this." Heh. Emma suggests they throw out the article and get their news from something reliable, "...like the Internet." Ahahaha. Henry: "This is what I've been trying to tell you. Good can't beat evil, because good doesn't do this kind of thing. My mom plays dirty, that's why you can't beat her, ever." When Emma tries to calm Henry by explaining she has a new ally in Mr. Gold, Henry says, "Mr. Gold? He's even worse than she is. You already owe him one favor. You don't want to owe him any more. Don't do this." Emma looks at her little boy and scowls. We cut to...
Mayor's Office: Emma stomps in and yells at Regina about abusing her power to access juvie records. She doesn't care for herself, but it's hurting Henry. Regina can't love Henry so she can't really care, and tells Emma that Henry is fine. Emma points out it's probably painful for him to have his adoptive mother smearing his biological mother. Regina says, "All I did was expose him to the truth, and as for the legality, I did nothing wrong, but you and Sidney can get into that at the debate." Apparently there will be a debate right before the election.