Storybrooke: Emma visits Mr. Gold at his shop. He tries to charm her, but she's not having any and gets right to the point. She's looking for information on the compass. Gold goes on and on about it, and then reveals the compass was purchased at his shop. My word processing program informs me that "purchased" is too complex and I should simplify, but I have faith in you, Gentle Readers. I think even Hansel the dim can suss out purchased.
Emma asks if Gold remembers who bought it. He says that while he is good with names, he can't remember. He says he keeps extensive records though, and pulls an index card from a card catalogue. He holds it before Emma as though it were bait. Emma: "What's your price?" Mr. Gold smiles. "Forgiveness." Emma eyes him. "How about tolerance?" Gold says that's a start and consults the index card. He tells her the compass was purchased by a Mr. Michael Tillman. "Just a name, but I generally find that's all one needs. Good luck with your investigation." When Emma leaves the shop, the camera pans down to the index card. It's completely blank!
Garage: Tillman, a mechanic, is at work in his garage when Emma finds him and hands him information about and pictures of Ava and Nick. He says their mother Dorrie was just a one night stand. They met while camping. He says it's impossible. He can't have twins. Emma insists he does and informs him they're going to be shipped off to group homes in Boston, unless he takes responsibility for these kids who have been living alone since their mother died. He says he can barely manage his garage. He can't take on two kids. He asks Emma why she's so sure they're his. Emma: "Besides the timing?" She holds out the compass. "Have you ever seen this." Emma tells him she knows this is a lot, and shares her journey with Henry.