A masked executioner approaches. He decapitates Jefferson in one fell swoop. The guard standing behind grabs Jefferson's head, as his body slumps to the floor. Jefferson's head is still alive. The King tells him if he wants his body back, he'd better answer the question. Jefferson says they used his hat to get to Wonderland, but Regina took it. The King tells Jefferson if all he needs to go back to his homeland is a magic hat, then he should just make another. Jefferson says a hat without magic is just a hat and won't work. The King tells him that's his task -- get it to work.
Storybrooke, Jefferson's Mansion. Emma has made a hat but she cannot get it to work. She tells him it's impossible. He bangs his head on his hatbox and mutters about how it must work, so he's not cursed to live here forever. Emma points out he lives in a beautiful mansion and she really can't see what's so cursed about his life. Jefferson says like everyone else in Storybrooke, what he most loves has been ripped from him. He tells her about Grace, whose Storybrooke name is Paige and shows her Grace through the telescope. His curse is to remember -- to live with the knowledge of these two conflicting realities. Emma suggests Jefferson reach out to Grace, but he doesn't want to destroy her reality. It's hard enough to live in a world where you don't belong. Knowing it can drive you mad. Emma finally understands that he wants the hat work so he can take Grace home to their world, where she'll remember who he is.