Wow! That was a lot to take in this week. So let’s get to it.
Our flashback finds Snow and Charming trying to determine whether their child will be good or bad. They go to a unicorn for help because holding its horn will give them a vision. And Charming sees a sweet and good child. However, Snow sees their child ripping out Snow’s heart. When Snow says, “But I’m your mother,” the teen replies, “I don’t care.”
While they are walking home trying to figure out what their competing visions mean, they meet a peddler who warns them about Mal’s nesting down the road (literally since she’s laid an egg) and sends them to someone who can provide answers – the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. When they reach his cottage, they learn that the baby could be good or bad, and there is no way to guarantee it.
Well, there is one way, a spell that will send the potential for evil in their unborn child into another vessel – another unborn child. And so Snow and Charming decide to steal Mal’s egg and use that as the vessel. They get past Mal’s two guards (Cruella and Ursula) and manage to steal the egg from the dragon Mal. However, she turns into her human form and pleads for them to return the egg. They say they will – as soon as the spell is enacted.