Enchanted Forest, Geppetto's Shop. Geppetto tells Pinocchio how to fix the very same clock we just saw Marco with back in Storybrooke. When the work is done, the cuckoo bird pops out but poor Jiminy Cricket is tied to it. Geppetto releases him and scolds Pinocchio. Jiminy insists the boy meant no harm. Just then the Blue Fairy flies into the shop. Pinocchio apologizes. "I'm sorry! I meant to be good." She's not there for him. She has some bad news. Pinocchio and Jiminy head upstairs to give Blue and Geppetto some privacy. She tells Geppetto about the curse and that Snow White is pregnant with the Savior. She tells him all about the tree and making the wardrobe and blah blee bloo. Geppetto is mostly concerned with saving Pinocchio. Blue tells him to build the wardrobe and save them all.
Storybrooke, Gold's Shop. Emma wants his help in pursuing custody of Henry. She can't believe Gold refuses, since he knows what she did. He points out they can't prove it. The proceedings would be futile. Why put Henry through all that? Emma can't leave her boy with that sociopath. She tries not to take no for an answer, but Gold won't budge. He will nudge though and says, "I'm sorry. I'm afraid I'm simply not the man to help you beat Mayor Mills." Emma: "No, you're not." We cut to...
August's Room. August lets Emma in. She says, "You told me to beat Regina, I have to see the big picture. Show it to me." Commercial.
Downtown Storybrooke. Regina feigns car trouble. David rescues her and her groceries. He insists upon driving her home. At the Mayoral Manse, Regina thanks him for being her knight in shining armor and invites him to dinner (Lost fans like her house number, 108). She's making lasagna. David begs off, but carries the groceries in. Regina heads to the dining room table and picks up a note labeled, "Mom." It's empty, but she puts on her boo-boo face and tells David that apparently Henry is having supper with Archie after their session. She pouts that Henry spends less and less time with her, then thanks him for his help and lies something about not wanting to burden him. David decides to stay for dinner. Let's hope the meat in the lasagna doesn't turn out to be made of minced amnesiac Prince. It's a little gamey.
Enchanted Forest. Blue brings Geppetto, Pinocchio and Jiminy to the magical tree and blahs about the Queen's determination to destroy Snow and Charming's happiness. They must stop at nothing to undo her curse. Contrary to what we learned in the pilot, the tree (the last of its kind) contains enough magic to protect two people from the curse, not just one. Before it strikes, Snow and Charming will enter the wardrobe and travel to a distant magic-free land, where Snow will give birth. When the child turns 28, she will begin the battle to defeat Queenie. Since Pinocchio wasn't always a real boy, Geppetto is concerned that the curse will turn him back to wood. He will build the wardrobe, but only if Pinocchio can take the second spot in it. Jiminy tries to act as Geppetto's conscience, but Geppetto has no problem reminding Jiminy what he did to Geppetto's parents. Geppetto tells the Blue that she should tell Snow and the Prince that there's only enough magic for one. If she doesn't do it his way and allow him to save Pinocchio, he will not make the wardrobe. Are there no other woodworkers in your whole world, Blue?