As the show starts, a baby falls out of the wormhole into Oz and into the midst of a mother who wants a child. (Where have I seen this before? Superman!) The child's magic scares the husband, but the mom decides to raise her and we're off to Oz.
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At Neal's funeral, everyone is grieving. Yes, they did recover his body, folks. As they shovel dirt in the grave, Emma gets encouragement from Hook. Captain Swan lives. Meanwhile, Zelena talks about Neal's death as Rumple mourns.
At the wake, Emma wants revenge, but Hook tells her no. Wow, she just zinged him with our eyeliner joke. Hook offers to help Henry understand his father and Emma agrees.
Tink sees Robin's tattoo and mentions it to Regina. As Tink reminds Regina to be open to love, Robin comes up and Regina makes the introductions. Zelena walks in on this scene carrying what looks to be a green wand. She wants to discuss family with Regina and reveals that they are sisters. Zelena sets a showdown for sundown in the town square. Regina tells her that they're not in the wild west, but Zelena calls it the wicked west.
After Zelena leaves, Regina rushes out to find the truth with Emma and Snow close behind. Regina has kept a letter from Rumple to Cora. The letter talks about Cora's daughter. Regina thought it was about her but now knows it is about Zelena. We know that Cora never was nice to Regina, who tells Emma and Snow she must handle Zelena.
Charming has a plan, but the others are worried. Emma finally buys a clue and knows they must get Rumple's dagger. Going to the cottage, Belle goes down to free Rumple, but she can't. I do believe they share a kiss before Zelena appears and orders Rumple to use magic on Belle. He tells Belle to run and she does. I knew Rumple couldn't harm her. He waits until Belle gets up the stairs to let it fly.
In the woods, Robin finds Regina rereading the letter. He steals it out of her pocket and she lets him read it. Regina must have feelings for him because she admits to Robin she doesn't think she's powerful enough to defeat Zelena.
At the showdown, Zelena is dressed as a witch. When Regina doesn't get there fast enough, she orders Rumple to zap Emma, who goes down but not out. Regina shows up just as Zelena calls her a coward. Let's just say their fight takes out the clock tower. When Zelena thinks she's won, she admits she doesn't plan to kill Regina. She wants her heart to cast a spell. Oh, she can't get it. Regina's not Cora's daughter for nothing. Zelena leaves on her broom.
In the woods, Robin helps Regina retrieve her heart. She gives him the job of protecting it and he reminds her that she owes him a drink. I think true love is surfacing for the two of them.
Hook takes Henry to a ship in the harbor to keep him safe during the showdown. He talks about Neal and Henry realizes that people are keeping things from him. Returning him to Emma, Hook tells her that Henry needs Regina and they can't return to New York.
In Rumple's cell, Zelena throws a temper tantrum. He tells her that if she gets the curse, it won't change anything because he would always choose Regina. Zelena isn't casting a curse but creating a second chance.
Next week, Hook's pirate life comes into play and Zelena wants something from him.
Once Upon a Time
airs Sundays at 8pm on ABC. (Image courtesy of ABC)