Storybrooke Streets. As Emma marches off to get Regina, Snow and Charming remind Emma that Regina has her powers back. She's less than snatchable. Emma reminds them she has her own powers, but Charming points out that she barely knows how to use them. There's a family squabble. Finally, Snow remembers that Leroy told her the dwarfs are processing a new batch of fairy dust. They'll get some to disable Regina, before they confront her. When Charming is afraid Regina will see them coming, Emma says, "Leave that to me." Okay, but how, exactly? How?
Enchanted Past. Snow White orders the guard to leave. When the guard says he has direct orders from Charming not to take leave of his post, Snow says, "And now you have direct orders from me." After he leaves, Snow checks that she still has a dagger up her sleeve before turning to Regina, who is already peppering the princess with taunts about there being trouble in paradise. Snow says, "I'm not here to talk about my fiancé," so is the timeline all mucked up in my head, or does Snow doubt the legitimacy of a marriage solemnized by a fallen Knight of the Round Table?
At any rate, Snow reminds Regina that she remembers when she had good in her. Regina says that woman lost much and is now gone. Snow thinks she's still inside. Regina insists she isn't. Snow says all Regina needs is someone to help her let her out. Opening the cell, she says she's setting free the woman who saved her life. She encourages Regina to leave the evil behind in the cell. Regina smiles as she approaches Snow, but once they're in the hallway, she throttles Snow and shoves her against the wall. When Snow draws her dagger, Regina laughs at it. "Did you really think this would protect you?' Since I can't use magic, I can think of no better way to kill you with the blade you had meant for me. Goodbye, Snow White." And at that, she plunges the knife into Snow's gut as she coos, "Yes." When Snow says, "No," Regina pulls out to find the blade clean, and even the dress unharmed. Looking down at it, she says, "That's impossible." Snow says, "No, that's magic." Charming appears from the shadows and adds that this time, it was thanks not to fairies but to Rumpy. He took one of Regina's hairs and fashioned a protection spell. "Now there's nothing you can do in this land, to hurt Snow or me. You're powerless against us."