Charming presents Jefferson with the remains of his hat and asks if he can help Charming travel through, get back Emma and Snow or at least get the hat to work. Jefferson may now be free, but he's still mad. His giggles give him away. "If you only knew." Charming noticed the tea set and the rabbit, so he figures Jefferson has a daughter he loves and appeals to him on those grounds. He's missing his own daughter and wife. "They're out there somewhere -- in the Enchanted Forest or a void. I don't even know, but I'm going to get them back." Jefferson: "They're in the Enchanted Forest, that's for sure. I just can't get there." Charming: "It still exists?" Jefferson: "It exists. I don't know if that matters, since we can't go there. [...] I'm a portal jumper. You destroyed my portal, so you're out of luck." Charming grabs Jefferson by his scarf and threatens to lock him in a cell. Jefferson: "Then all we'll do is both sit...stuck. Two lives in our heads. Cursed worse than ever." When Charming releases his hold on Jefferson, the latter sinks back into his seat but continues to talk. "Two lives forever at odds. Double the pain. Double the suffering." As Charming mulls over this dire prediction, Jefferson upends the cafe table between them and takes off.
Charming gives chase but is stopped by Red. "David, stop." Charming tells her to get out of his way. Red: "Regina has Henry!" Charming: "But he has the way." Red: "But she has Henry. She's threatening everyone." After Red fills him in on Regina's empowered appearance at the Town Hall, she informs him that everyone is panicking because Regina has her magic back. "They want to leave town. They're going to lose everything." Charming insists that he has to chase after Jefferson first, since he's the only hope of getting Emma and Snow back. God (or good fairies) help you, Charming, if Emma and Snow return to find you've let Regina take back Henry. Red is on my side. "Back to what? This town is about to come apart. You've got to do something." She sounds particularly Canadian there, eh?
Sidebar: Okay, the above exchange, which didn't come to mind when I was writing the recaplet (linked atop page one of this recap) alleviates some of my concern about the Storybrookers' sudden exit from town, but I still don't fully understand their motivation. Well, I guess I understand it, but I don't like it. I especially don't like it where Geppetto is concerned. He's ready to forget he even has a son -- this soon? Meh. I'm sure I'll have more to say about this when it's time to discuss Charming's big speech, so for now, I'll stop.