Oh, cute. It's a little holiday spot. In all their royal finery, Charming dances with Snow and says, "Let it Snow. Let it Snow. Let it Snow." She smiles up at him and says, "Charming." And as cavity inducing as that is, it's still a million times more watchable than that stupid Brad Pitt/Chanel No. 5 commercial. Am I right?
Storybrooke. Henry tries to encourage Charming to wake and asks Regina if he should be under so long. She tells Henry she's sure it's fine and that they're just catching up, but when the boy turns his back, she gives Rumpy a knowing yet concerned look. We flash sideways to...
The Land of One Pathetic Poppy. Snow wakes in a panic, frantically searching for more sleeping powder. As Emma tries to talk her mother down, Snow explains the situation with Charming. Finally, it is Emma's faith that calms Snow enough so that she tells Emma the key to stopping Rumpy is in his jail cell. As the ladies start off, Emma realizes her compass is gone, as is Mulan.
Running through the forest, compass in hand, we see Mulan, the treacherous.
Neverland. Cora is surprised to see Hook in Aurora's prison. They sneer at each other Cora magics him up against a wall, muttering about his death wish. Grabbing his hook, she rubs it against his hairy chest, and thank goodness our rogue isn't waxed as smooth as a baby's bottom because that would just be wrong. Cora says she has to kill him now, but Hook suggests she thank him instead, and tells her he's brought her a gift. It's in his satchel. When Cora opens the bag, she gasps and looks up at Hook. "Is that?" Hook: "Indeed it is, and with it, you'll get everything you want."
Emma and Snow finally catch up with Mulan. Armed with her trusty bow and arrow, Snow makes it clear she'll use it if need be. Emma reminds Mulan that all they want is the compass. Mulan makes like she's going to comply, but then draws her sword. Fisticuffs ensue. Snow gets on top of Mulan and, holding an arrow to her neck, explains that they've found what they've needed to best Cora. Mulan says something disparaging about, "Another journey," so she must have watched Lost, too, which is a pretty good idea when you're stuck in time for 28 years. Just as Snow is about to use the arrow on Mulan, Aurora finds them and orders them to free Mulan.
When she's asked if she was followed, Aurora says she doesn't think so. While Cora probably knows she's gone by now, she escaped undetected. Emma asks how she did escape. Aurora: "It was Hook, het let me go. [...] Because of you. He said he wanted to prove to you that you should have trusted him. That if you had trusted him, you could have..." We cut to...