Whale wonders if Gold doesn't have a point. He can let the Outsider die if that's what they decide. Emma whispers that they need to take the conversation somewhere private. We cut to Whale letting them in a supply closet as he declares that it's not really murder if they let him succumb to his injuries. Emma disagrees. Snow insists they save him. Charming backs her up, but Grumpy thinks Whale makes an excellent point. Is it worth it to save him if it kills the whole town? When Charming says they can worry about the town later, Snow must be thinking of their argument (last week) about settling there, because she doesn't want to abandon it. Charming isn't speaking that far ahead. He clarifies that they should save the Outsider first, worry about that later. When he tells Whale to prep for surgery, Whale nods and walks out.
Once the doctor is gone, Snow asks, "Did anyone else notice he's drunk off his ass?" Everyone just looks at each other until their silence is broken by the Star Wars theme, which is the Outsider's ringtone. Emma decides to rile everyone up again, so she can talk them down, later. "Someone's looking for Greg. How long 'til they come here?" Commercial. Thank goodness. This is a dialogue heavy episode. I need to clear my head and figure out how to be briefer. Not to go all George Bernard Shaw on you, but I'm sorry this recap is so long. I haven't had time to make it shorter.
Frankenstonia. As Viktor is packing up his lab, Rumpy pops in. While his deceased are better kept where they are, he wants to know how Viktor does what he does. He wants to know more and he's willing to pay. He empties a small sack onto the floor. Its contents expand into a huge pile of gold. The deal is Viktor must teach Rumpy to wield the power he wields. Viktor is down with that. Just then Igor enters the lab, when Viktor turns to introduce him to Rumpy, he finds the imp has disappeared. The gold is still there, in living color, on their black and white floor. I write "flaw" there. That's taking my Boston accent to an extreme. Viktor tells Igor to bring the equipment back to the lab. They're staying, and they're going to need a body. We flash forward to...
Storybrooke. Gold's Shop. When Gold hears a noise, he peeks through the blinds, but there's nothing there. Turning back around, he notices a chest that wasn't there, before. Cora appears and startles him. He says, "I'd hoped you were dead, but hey, disappointment's just a part of life. I'm sure we can agree on that." Cora says, "Oh, the crocodile snaps at the little bird." Damn it, Jane. It's your fault this is taking me so long. You know I love to quote you. Well, I'm tired and hungry (and my husband is still napping), so I'm not going to do it, whenever I can help it.