Previously on Once Upon A Time, Team Princess arrives in Neverland to find all the Neverlanders' hearts have been ripped from their chests. Rumpy explains the consequences of surviving the Sleeping Curse. Aurora tells Team Princess she met Henry in her dreams. Hook and Emma travel up the beanstalk in search of a magical compass. To give Team Princess a head start, Emma chains up Hook.
Currently on Once Upon A Time... L'enchantement. Night. When Hook reaches the bottom of the beanstalk, he finds Cora waiting for him. Why does she have a parasol at night? Isn't the "sol" in parasol for a reason? These are the things that keep me up at night.
When Cora demands the compass from Hook, she is furious to learn that he doesn't have it. She exposits that he stole the enchanted cuffs which allowed him (and Emma) to climb the beanstalk, which answers my previous question in a way I hadn't expected, so well done, Show. Cora hisses about betrayal, so Hook assures her he was only ever going to bring the compass to her.
Cora says something about having "crossed through too many worlds" to risk dealing with him again, which to me seems to further shore up fan speculation that she may be the Queen of Hearts (or the Red Queen, darn you pop culture for conflating the two). She wonders who bested Hook and laughs when he confesses that it was Emma. She's displeased that he chose Emma, but now must suffer the consequences.
Hook tells her if she's going to kill him, she should just have at it. Please don't kill him, Cora. He's pretty. Ooh, she listens and decides she'll leave him in L'enchantement with his thirst for vengeance unquenched, while she completes the journey to Storybrooke on her own.
Hook turns up his not inconsiderable charm and insists there's no need to be rash. Perhaps not, but if you two keep flirting like that, I'm pretty sure one of you will end up with a rash. I mean, have we seen any Enchanted doctors, other than Doc? I'm thinking the medical arts are not so highly developed in their universe.
Cora is amused by Hook's swagger, but laughs off his proposal that they continue working together and tells him it's her turn to "do this, the right way." Taking a page out of Charming's book, Hook lunges at the Mother of All Evil, but she disappears in a puff of midnight blue smoke, as evil is wont to do. Hook face-plants on the ground and I laugh and laugh.