Storybrooke: Robin Hood and Little John walkin’ through the forest – cept it’s Robin and Marian and kid (Roland), and kid guilts his folks into buying him ice cream by reminding them that Regina used to spoil him rotten. They enter Any Given Sundae, where Mystery Ice Queen (Hereon to be known as the Dairy Queen) gives father and son cones of rocky road POSSIBLY BECAUSE RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD, LIKE ROADS FULL OF ROCKS ARE HARD TO WALK DOWN, and then offers Marian a scoop of vanilla on the house. She dips it in sprinkles and malign magic, and poor Marian is doomed to be disappointed by it, because of the magic and also because sprinkles are honestly not that exciting when you’re over the age of four.
Dairy Queen’s ice cream parlor is awesome, by the way; it’s hung with at least six and possibly more chandeliers and the flavours are advertised on huge green speech bubbles hanging on the walls. The ‘blood’ in ‘blood orange sherbert’ is bold, by the way. Credits!
Gold’s shop. Belle, making her single appearance this episode, looks on in disapproving disappointment as Emma and Hook question R.Stil about how Elsa wound up in his magical urn, the one from his ‘secret vault of terrors.’ Well said, Emma. Rumplestiltskin’s all ‘make Belle use my magic dagger to prove that I’m telling the truth!’ Belle pulls a face. Emma reminds us all that she has the ability to know when people are lying. The dagger, we know, is still the fake one – but R passes Emma’s lying thing test, so he legitimately doesn’t know anything. Probably.