“Once Upon A Time” airs on Sunday, October 18 with their next episode titled “The Broken Kingdom.” The storybook characters on this hit ABC show may have a lot on their plates, especially now that Emma is the new Dark One, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time to utter a funny remark or memorable statement. Prior to “The Broken Kingdom,” enjoy a sampling of some of the best quotes and exchanges from the last episode titled “Siege Perilous.”
Grumpy: You’re not getting any dust, sister.
Emma/Dark One: Actually, I’m shopping for something else today. Something with edge.
Happy: My axe.
Emma/Dark One: Oh, Happy, there’s something I learned as the Dark One. If your name is on something, hold on to it.
Mary Margaret: If I’m getting this right, the tree could actually be him transfigured, right? (The “him” being referred to is Merlin.)
Belle: We could find out with a sample.
Regina: Yeah, and when we snap off a twig, and it turns into a finger; who’s crying then? Come on, someone. Witchbane.
Emma/Dark One (prior to going completely dark): You guys sure you don’t want me to just wiggle my nose and get him out of that tree?
(Back-to-back cleverness from Regina and Emma, the latter having a “Bewitched” moment.)
David: A mushroom.
Regina: Toadstool, actually. Deadly poison. Extremely useful in communicating across barriers, even through spells. Says here, it’s called the Crimson Crown.
King Arthur: Yes, I know this name. It’s rumored to grow in Brocéliande, the Forest of Eternal Night. Its existence is the stuff of legend, though. Almost certainly fiction.
David: Yeah, people say the same thing about us.
Dark Emma’s vision of Rumplestiltskin: Nothing cuts through magic, except maybe a kiss. Have you thought about kissing it out?
(Emma’s vision of Rumplestiltskin taunted her as she unsuccessfully tried to free the sword from the stone with Happy’s ax.)
Zelena: Ah! Oh, there you are, my lovely voice. It’s so light and feminine.
(Zelena’s response to Regina after Regina turned off Zelena’s mute switch.)
Regina: You forgot who I am. The Evil Queen. I can be a far greater nightmare than you can possibly imagine. But now my gift to you is a promise. I will make sure your baby is fine, and loved and safe. Just as I promise… the same will certainly not hold for you.
(Regina may be fighting on the side of good now, but that doesn’t mean Zelena shouldn’t feel threatened by our favorite Evil Queen.)
Hook: What’s that, then?
Robin Hood: It’s a picture from up inside Zelena.
Hook: Whoa, mate.
Robin Hood: No, no. It’s of the baby. They… they call it a sonogram.
(Who can admit to not sharing Hook’s interpretation of Robin’s statement?)
Hook: I liked you the way you were. I liked your walls. I liked being the one to break them down.
(Hook sharing his feelings to Emma/Dark One, after she tried to convince him that this version of her is the better one.)
Emma/Dark One: That’s right. You are not dark. You are also not light. You are nothing. Your heart is a blank slate. And that, little man, makes you useful. Because now I can make you into the last thing you ever thought you would be. A hero, and not just any hero. The purest who’s ever lived, and then… and then I have a job for you.
(Emma/Dark One has plans in mind for Mr. Gold.)
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.