'Once Upon a Time' recap: An Apple A Day
Storybrooke: Henry talks Emma out of running away with him. Mary Margaret is furious that Emma would leave without even saying goodbye and gives her a good earful about her actions. Later Archie tells Emma that all this fighting with Regina is no good for Henry. One of August's arms has turned to wood now, too. He shows Henry, tells him he failed to make Emma believe and says he just wants to spend what little time he has left with his father.
Regina wants Emma gone. Gold reminds her that if she kills Emma, the curse will be broken. Regina wants to strike a new bargain with Gold, but he refuses. Next, she lures Mad Hatter Jefferson to her office. She manipulates him into using his hat (which she brought with her from the Enchanted Forest), with a sketchy, not nearly specific enough promise to give him a fresh start with Grace. The problem is, the hat doesn't have any magic in this new reality. Regina takes Jefferson to her secret lair under her father's crypt. She hopes the hat will absorb what ever magic residue lingers in the air. It doesn't. Regina has one object left that retains any working magic -- it's the saddle ring Daniel gave her, shortly before her mother ripped out his heart.