Emma: Every time I've gone up against Regina, she's seen it coming and I've lost.
Mary: What makes this time any different?
Emma (smiling): Because she doesn't know I suspect anything.
Mary wonders why Regina would do this to her. Emma says she doesn't know, but she's going to find out. She promises she won't stop until she exposes her. Mary wonders how that's possible, since Storybrooke is Regina's town. Emma says she's working on it and reminds Mary she has faith in her.
Emma: I need you to have faith in me. Can you do that?
Mary: Of course.
When Emma leaves, Mary looks at the key in her hand. Meanwhile, Emma goes to see Mr. Gold. He's playing with the Genie's lantern when she arrives. She tells him Regina set up Mary, but she has no court-worthy evidence of the frame job. She wants his help because she has always lost when going up against Regina, except for when he helped her. She doesn't approve of his methods, but she approves of his results and Mary is much more important than a job. When Gold asks if she's willing to go as far as it takes, Emma says she'll go even further. He says while Regina is powerful, something tells him Emma is more powerful than she knows.
Over in the Enchanted Forest, Rumpy takes one of Charming's hairs from his cloak. He puts it in a bottle with the hair he got from Snow when he gave her the potion. They bond together -- forming what looks like DNA (nice touch, Show). Rumpy has bottled true love. He can now do anything.
Back in Storybrooke, we close on a shot of Mary's jail cell. It's empty, and the door is wide open.
So, do you think Mary busted out on her own, or do you think someone else grabbed or convinced her to leave? How did that key get in there? Did Regina plant it, hoping Mary would do something stupid? The last person we saw with the keys were Henry, but it seems unlikely he planted it. Well, actually, no, Emma held them last. Hmmm. Gold could have some keys Regina knows nothing about. It's a mystery, I tell you what!
I will see you after Sunday's Mad-Hatter episode, "Hat Trick." In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where you will always find us.