Read on for our recap of season 3 episode 15 of Once Upon A Time: “Quiet Minds“.
If you recall last week, we found out that Rumple (Robert Carlyle) is not only alive, but he’s on the loose having just escaped from Zelena’s cage. The gang wonders how the heck this is possible. And what exactly is wrong with him? When Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and David (Josh Dallas) come across Rumple in the woods, he seems a bit..off. He’s hearing voices in his head. Too many voices, actually. And it seems to be causing him a bunch of stress.
Elsewhere in Storybrooke, Regina (Lana Parilla) gets a little help from Robin Hood. The two don’t remember their connection from the past year and their flirting is actually adorable. As they’re about to share a drink, Regina recognizes the tattoo on Robin’s arm from back when Tinkerbell showed her who her soul mate would be. Regina is so stunned that she runs away.
Belle (Emilie de Ravin) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) are doing research in Mr. Gold’s shop when Neal (Michael Raymond-James) comes crashing through the door. Yay! I love Neal. In a flashback, we learn that Neal and Belle worked together to try and bring Rumple back. With a little help from a certain candelabra named Lumiere, they venture into the forest to unlock a mysterious vault. Unfortunately, they don’t realize they’re falling into a trap set by the Wicked Witch. She wants them to do this so she can control the Dark One with his dagger.
In Storybrooke, Neal wants desperately to leave from the hospital to help Emma search for his father. Before he does so, Hook gives him a much needed and long overdue huggle. Yay again! It’s all very troubling that Henry doesn’t remember his father and Emma isn’t sure if she wants him to remember anything at all. In fact, Henry wants to go home to Manhattan where the bagels are delicious. Let him go.
It’s not long before things go wrong. Magic always comes at a price and Neal’s decision to bring back his father is no exception. Rumple and Neal are somehow inside each other and Emma needs to use her magic to separate them. (I know.) In order for Rumple to be brought back, one life must be exchanged for the other.
Neal has to sacrifice himself.
“A true sacrifice is about saving the ones you love. It’s my turn now.”
ARGH. Neal is the much hyped about death. That is now two of my favorite characters that have been killed off in the recent few episodes of Once Upon A Time. Why must they do this to me?