Gold's Pawn Shop, Night: Gold locks up his shop for the night and leaves. Ashley breaks a window, and lets herself in. Someday, I want to go over all the scenes that take place in this shop, because I just spotted the unicorn mobile that hung over Emma's waiting crib in the Enchanted Forest. I bet this place is chock full of needful things. As soon as Ashley finds the safe hidden behind a painting, Gold surprises her and asks what she's doing. She sprays him with pepper spray and says, "Changing my life." Gold falls, hits his head on a table and is knocked out. Ashley frisks him and finds something in his pants. In the recaplet, I thought it was some sort of container that held the contract, but now I see it is keys. She walks back to the safe as we cut to commercial.
Mayoral Mansion, Day: Regina, looking hotter than ever, puts on lipstick as she tells Henry that she doesn't enjoy her Saturday City Council meetings. While she's gone, the rules are "Yes on homework, no on TV, and stay inside." He is not to leave and he is not to see Emma, who Regina says is, "just a woman passing through." She says she'll be back at 5 o'clock, sharp. As soon as she's gone, Henry takes his backpack and hits the road.
Mary Margaret's Hovel: Emma has had her very few things sent to Mary Margaret's and is unpacking, when there's a knock at the door. But before we get that, look at the blanket behind Emma, to our left. It's her baby blanket! It's just Mr. Gold at the door (I was hoping for David/James Charming). Gold wants to hire Emma to work a case. He's looking for someone -- Ashley Boyd. "She's taken something quite valuable of mine." Gold says he doesn't want to go to the cops for several reasons. Ashley is young, pregnant, confused and scared. He doesn't want to ruin her life. Emma asks what Ashley took. Gold: "One of the advantages of you not being the police is discretion. Let's just say it's a precious object and leave it at that." Emma agrees to take the case, stressing "I will help her."
Henry shows up just as Gold is leaving. Once he's gone, Henry asks Emma, "Do you know who that is?" Emma says she does. Henry: "Good, because I'm still trying to figure it out." Emma says, "Oh, I meant in reality." [Note: Don't try to tell us what "reality" is! -- RS.] Henry's surprised that Emma has so few things. I wait for him to mention the blanket, but he doesn't. Emma asks why he's there. Henry tells her Regina is gone 'til 5:00, so he was hoping they could hang. Emma says she's got work to do. We cut to...