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The following is a transcript of Episode 5: Cry Wolf of Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us.

Crooked Man's Lair

Crooked Man: You've come a long way. You must be tired.

Crooked Man's Lair
Night

Bigby smokes a cigarette. Jersey takes out a gun.

Crooked Man: And if my envoys are correct...you haven't had a lot of rest recently... Please, Sheriff... Relax for a moment, will you? Do you want a drink? Something to eat? Vivian makes a very nice, very...it's elegant, really, her carpaccio. It's lobster...sirloin... Well, gramercy me, take a seat at the very least...

Bigby: Got a scotch?

Crooked Man: Only Tennessee whiskey, unfortunately.

Bigby: Don't misunderstand the situation here. We? Are not friends. And you're in no position to offer me anything.

Crooked Man: On the contrary, Sheriff...and I don't wish to contradict you here...but your initiative and mien have been friendly for a long while now. Ever since I came aboard these shores, you know... Fabletown's been very accommodating of my humble ventures. Never said a bad word. And that relationship's worked till these ends.

Bigby: Yeah? Well you can forget all that, that's over with.

Bigby: Just what are you talking about?

Crooked Man: I've just been left in relative peace, I think puts it best. Allowed to live my own way.

Bigby: That was Crane who let you do whatever you wanted. I'm. Not. Crane.

Crooked Man: No, you're not.

Crooked Man: So why impair what's thus far been such an agreeable union?

(If Bigby didn't say "No, you're coming with me" in Episode 4)

Bigby: I'm here for one reason. And it's not to eat your fuckin' food.

Crooked Man: Really?

Bigby: Yeah.

(If Bigby said "No, you're coming with me" in Episode 4)

Bigby: I told you, Crooked Man. It's over.

Crooked Man: Really?

Bigby: Yeah.

Crooked Man: No?

Bigby stubs out his cigarette. Jersey stands up and aims his gun at him.

Crooked Man: What do you think you're doing?

Jersey: He's gonna--

Crooked Man: Mr. Wolf is our guest. And I have every intention of cooperating. So don't waste the silver. Sit down, Jersey.

Jersey puts the gun away and sits back down. Georgie starts smoking.

Crooked Man: Well, Sheriff... For the sake of transparency, why don't you tell us why you're here... It would help settle everyone's nerves, I think.

Bigby: You know why I'm here. You killed those women.

Crooked Man: What women?

Bigby: Faith and Lily. The girls who worked at the Pudding N' Pie.

Crooked Man: Did I now? I assume by your confidence in accusing me, you must have some proof of this, yes? Some allotment of evidence? A witness, perhaps. Mm?

Bigby: Your servant over there told me you did it.

Jersey: That's a fuckin' lie! I didn't say anything like that!

Crooked Man: It's fine.

Jersey: All I said was that this was your town and nothin' wouldn't happen without your approval! Alright? That's it!

Crooked Man: If only that were true...

Bigby: I know you did it.

Crooked Man: I'm sorry, Sheriff. I wish you had me dead to rights, I really do, for your own sake. But no... I didn't kill anyone.

Bigby: I don't need evidence. I don't carry a badge, there's no appeals... And you're guilty until I say otherwise. That's how this works.

Crooked Man: I'm sorry, Sheriff. I wish you had me dead to rights, I really do, for your own sake. But no... I didn't kill anyone.

Crooked Man: I'm sorry, Sheriff. I wish you had me dead to rights, I really do, for your own sake. But no... I didn't kill anyone.

Crooked Man: Those women... I don't relish telling you that the killings were perpetrated by an employee of mine.

Bigby: You're destroying this town. You've been doing it for ages.

Crooked Man: "Destroying this town"? What on Earth do you mean?

Bigby: What the hell do you think I mean? Slavery, kidnapping, extortion, murder. What would you call the wholesale corruption of Fabletown?

Crooked Man: I would call it the baseless accusation of a desperate Sheriff. How are you certain this isn't some...conspiracy against me? I'm a well-connected man... Well-moneyed. People do like to take their shots at me.

Bigby: Who would try to pull that on you.

Crooked Man: Oh, I don't know. Fables with a grudge, people who want a stake in my shops and services... But I can understand the confusion. And I am truly sorry about...the trouble all of this has caused you. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely meant to make it up to you.

Bigby: Don't try to play me. It won't work.

Crooked Man: I'm not trying to control you. I have no need for treachery, Bigby. I do everything right out in the open. But I can understand the confusion. And I am truly sorry about...the trouble all of this has caused you. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely meant to make it up to you.

Bigby: You're right that there's a conspiracy, but you're the one behind it.

Crooked Man: There's no need for treachery, Bigby. I do everything right out in the open. But I can understand the confusion. And I am truly sorry about...the trouble all of this has caused you. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely meant to make it up to you.

Crooked Man: But I can understand the confusion. And I am truly sorry about...the trouble all of this has caused you. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely meant to make it up to you.

Crooked Man: The recent murders that have gotten such attention as of late... I don't relish telling you that they were perpetrated by an employee of mine.

Bigby: You forget what happened at the Pudding N' Pie? You and your goons tried to kill me.

Crooked Man: I'm truly sorry for that whole debacle. It was not my intention to put you or Miss White in any sort of danger. My wish was merely to take Crane, Sheriff, and as soon as the assignment grew out of control, I put a stop to it. I know that it doesn't change what happened to you. And I can only offer my sincerest apologies.

Bigby: I don't really give a shit if you're "sorry", Crooked Man.

Crooked Man: No, I understand, of course. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely mean to make it up to you.

Bigby: Crane wasn't yours to take.

Crooked Man: I apologize if I overstepped my bounds. Won't happen again. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely mean to make it up to you.

Bigby: You didn't stop it out of the kindness of your heart, you stopped it because Snow White offered up Crane.

Crooked Man: That may have appeared to you to be the case, but I assure you, it wasn't. And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely mean to make it up to you.

Crooked Man: And I hope you believe me when I say, Sheriff, that I sincerely mean to make it up to you.

Crooked Man: The recent murders that have gotten such attention as of late... I don't relish telling you that they were perpetrated by an employee of mine.

Crooked Man: Going to make me guess, are you? Very well. The recent murders that have gotten such attention as of late... I don't relish telling you that they were perpetrated by an employee of mine.

Crooked Man: It's a very unfortunate bit of business, but... I promise you that the matter will be dealt with. Internally. I just want to settle the issue for you. And to assure you that it's over with. You really don't need to worry yourself further.

Bigby: An "unfortunate bit of business"? You're gonna tell me right now who killed them.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: Sheriff, I have complete respect for you and your job. I hope you know that. But I simply can't divulge that information.

Bigby: I already know who did it.

Crooked Man: Forgive me, Sheriff, for doubting your acumen, but...who do you think committed these crimes? It's been a long couple of days for you. Perhaps you've become somewhat unscrewed.

Bigby: It was Georgie, alright?

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: Well done, Sheriff, I'm sorry I doubted you. However, like I said...I'll be handling the matter, if you don't mind.

Bigby: It was Mary.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: No Sheriff. I'm afraid your mistaken. And I have complete respect for you and your job, I really do, but I'm sorry, I simply can't divulge the transgressor.

Bigby: The Tweedles did it.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Dee: What the fuck makes you think I did it?

Crooked Man: No Sheriff. I'm afraid your mistaken. And I have complete respect for you and your job, I really do, but I'm sorry, I simply can't divulge the transgressor.

Bigby: Don't give me this "employee" bullshit. I know it was you.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: What must I say to convince you that I'm innocent, dear? It wasn't me. And I have complete respect for you and your job, I really do, but I'm sorry, I simply can't divulge the transgressor.

Crooked Man: Sheriff, I have complete respect for you and your job. I hope you know that. But I simply can't divulge that information.

Crooked Man: And there's really nothing more to say on the matter.

The Crooked Man noticed that.

Crooked Man: You really shouldn't worry yourself. As I said, I've got this under control.

Bigby: No. I'm gonna deal with it. Right. Now.

Jersey: Yeah, right...

Dee: What do you think this is? Some kind of negotiation? The man said he'd take care of it. So why don't you take the hint and get out.

Crooked Man: Tweedle Dee, please.

Bigby: I'm already pissed off...you don't want to make it worse...

Dee: Oh, I think I do. I'd love a good reason to put a bullet between your eyes.

Dee: You think I'm scared of you? Haha! You're nothin' more than a--

Bigby: I'm the law here, not you. Now tell me who did it!

Dee: Or what? You're gonna kill me too? Well, go ahead! You think I give a shit anymore! After what you did!

Dee: You think I'm scared of you? Haha! You're nothin' more than a--

Bigby punches Dee in the face.

Bigby: You know who did it. Now tell me!

Dee: No fuckin' way I'm tellin' you anything! After what you did!

Dee: Fuck you, Bigby. You think I'm scared of you? Haha! You're nothin' more than a--

Jersey: He's not gonna leave, so just give him up, alright!

Dee: No! After what that bastard did to my brother! He deserves to fucking--

Dee: No! If he thinks he's gonna come in here, act all tough, and we're just gonna--

Crooked Man: That's enough! I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but...in the interest of preserving our alliance... If you have to know...it was Georgie. However, like I said...I'll be handling the matter, if you don't mind.

Bigby: Georgie.

Jersey: (stands up) You got what you wanted, so just--

Crooked Man: Sit. Down. Now.

Jersey sits down.

Georgie: Yeah, I killed 'em. So what? You should've just kept your nose where it fuckin' belonged.

Vivian: Georgie...

Bigby: You piece of shit. I should have fuckin' known.

Bigby: Why'd you do it? Why kill them?

Georgie: Does it matter?

Bigby punches Georgie in the face.

Georgie: Get your hands off me!

Bigby says nothing.

Crooked Man: Look, the fact is... George here misinterpreted one of my instructions...

Georgie: Misinterpreted?!

Crooked Man: And I want to make things right. So...let's work something out.

Georgie: What's there to work out? I'm protected, aren't I?

Crooked Man: Your protection has limits...and I think you've far exceeded yours. That you could murder someone in cold blood like that...

Georgie: You fuckin' asked me to do this! You told me to kill them!

Crooked Man: And then attempt to blame me for it! You will be silent...while we discuss what to do with you.

Georgie: This is right bollocks, this! You're just gonna let him do this?

Crooked Man: So what do you say, Sheriff? Can we discuss terms? You can have Georgie... Consider it a gift...ensuring out continued cooperation.

Vivian: What the hell?

Georgie: Take this fucker! Take all of 'em! I didn't fuckin' start this!

Jersey: Don't make any trouble, Georgie.

Georgie: Are you seriously throwin' me under the fuckin' carriage? After everything I've done for you?

Bigby: Alright. Let's talk.

Georgie: You can't just hand me over!

Bigby: I think I'll be taking both of you.

Georgie: You're not taking me, you fuckin' ponce!

Bigby: No deals. It's over, so get up.

Crooked Man: I'd advise against that approach, Bigby.

Georgie: You can't just hand me over!

Georgie: You can't just hand me over!

Georgie: What the fuck is this shit! You said you'd cover for us!

Crooked Man: For minor infractions, not murder.

Jersey: Just go with him, Georgie! You're gonna sink us all!

Vivian: What's wrong with you people! You're really gonna sell him out just like that?

Georgie: You think I give a fuck if I'm the one who--who the shit do you think you fuckers are?

Jersey: Just surrender!

Dee: Get the fuck out of here!

Crooked Man: I do apologize, Sheriff...but I think it's best if you leave now.

Georgie: There's no way I'm going with him! Are you kidding me!

Crooked Man: Things are about to get unpleasant, and I would rather you weren't here to watch.

Georgie: You can go join that whore at the bottom of the lake for all I give a shit! But he's not takin' me anywhere! I'll roll over on the lot of you before I let that shit happen.

Jersey: What are you saying?

Dee: Yeah. What the fuck? You're gonna make sure we all go down the shitter with you?

Jersey: I told you!

Bigby kicks over the coffee table, and Georgie moves away from him.

Georgie: Get the fuck away from me! He's the one you fuckin' want!

Bigby kicks over the coffee table.

Bigby: I'm running out of patience, Crooked Man. I don't have time to fuck around here!

(If Bigby said he'd take them both.)

Bigby: I already told you. I'm taking both of you in. So let's go!

(If Bigby said anything else.)

Bigby: I'm not going anywhere!

Bigby says nothing.

Crooked Man: This could have gone so well... But you just had to complicate things. To speak the truth, I've never been a very good mediator... Why negotiate when you can just decide.

Bigby looks in the nearby mirror and sees Mary's reflection. She walks closer until she emerges from the glass and into the room.

Mary: Did I miss anything good? Well, look at you...all fixed up?

Georgie hits Bigby with a table, and Mary kicks him in the face, knocking him to the floor. He stands back up, now in werewolf form. Jersey removes his glamour. He, Dee, and determinantly Dum approach Bigby.

Bigby punches Dee in the face.

Bigby punches Jersey in the face.

Jersey jumps toward Bigby, who grabs Jersey by the throat, then throws him against the wall.

Georgie: Over here!

Dum: Take this!

Georgie/Dum tosses the gun to Dee, who aims at Bigby. He smacks the gun out of his hand just as he fires; the bullet hits the stained glass window and shatters it to reveal a portal. Bigby kicks Dum in the knee, knocking him down. Jersey stands up. Georgie draws a knife.

Georgie: You're done, wolf!

Mary: Come on. We're pretty much done here.

Mary and the Crooked Man jump through the portal. Bigby prepares to attack the others approaching him, but Dee jumps up and grabs him.

Georgie: I'd like to say it was nice knowin' you... But I'll be glad to see your insides turned out.

Dee: Gut him! Now!

Bigby turns to the side as Georgie swings the knife, and he ends up stabbing Dee. He releases Bigby and falls to the floor. If Dum is alive, he runs over to him. Georgie tries to stab Bigby, but he grabs his wrist and takes the knife from him, stabbing him in the stomach.

Vivian: Oh, god!

Jersey tries to hit Bigby with a floor light, which he can get hit by if he does nothing. He grabs the weapon and wrestles for it with Jersey.

Vivian: Come on! This way!

Vivian and Georgie walk through the portal. Bigby swings the floor light, throwing Jersey across the room. He can hit him with the light or toss it on the ground. Bigby charges into the portal.

Street

Vivian helps Georgie into a car.

Vivian: Come on, Georgie!

Georgie: Shit.

Vivian: I know, I know.

Bigby emerges from the portal in a brick wall, in his werewolf form. Vivian gets in the car and tries to drive away. Bigby grabs the back bumper, keeping the car from moving.

Vivian: Shit.

Bigby takes his wolfman form. The bumper of the car breaks off, and they drive away, with Bigby chasing after them. He runs between the gap in two trucks before they crash into each other. He dodges a few cars. He can continue to run on the street and dodge vehicles or jump along the top of several buses. He then bursts into a building and climbs up to the roof. He jumps across several rooftops, then onto the highway. He leaps off the edge.

Bigby lands on the car.

Vivian: Shit.

Georgie: Fuck! What was that?

The other car veers away. Bigby can smash the windshield or side window, or punch the car roof. Vivian then swerves the car back and forth.

Georgie: Shake him off!

Vivian: I can't!

Vivian abruptly stops the car, throwing Bigby off the roof. He gets up and sees their car at the end of an alley.

Georgie: Gun it!

Vivian: Are you sure?

Georgie: Do it!

Vivian drives forward.

Vivian: He's not moving.

Georgie: Keep going!

Bigby jumps to the side and climbs up the wall onto the roof. He sees Georgie and Bigby outside the Pudding & Pie.

Georgie: Ah, fuck!

Vivian: Come on...

Georgie: Fucking...

The two of them go inside the building. Bigby returns to human form and gets dressed with the outfit on a nearby clothesline.

The car hits Bigby and slams him into a wall. Bigby regains consciousness some time later, now back in human form.

The Bronx
1 hour later

Bigby lands on the car. Mary abruptly stops the car, throwing Bigby off the roof, then runs over him. Bigby regains consciousness some time later, now back in human form.

Bigby arrives outside the Pudding & Pie.

The car is covered in blood.

Bigby: Holy shit...

Bigby enters the front door.

The Pudding & Pie

Bigby sees Georgie and Vivian sitting on the couch.

Bigby sees Georgie and Vivian on the floor.

Vivian: Can you stand up? It's okay. Take your time. Slowly.

Georgie: It's no fuckin' use. No way I'm walkin' out of here.

Georgie: This is it for me. You know that? Nothin’ left. No way I’m walking out of here.

Vivian: Come on! We can't stay here.

Georgie: Hang on. I need a minute.

Vivian: Okay...

Vivian and Georgie's Comments

Vivian: How did this happen, Georgie? How did it get this...

Georgie: Don't worry...

Georgie: Well, it won't be your fault... It'll all land on me in the end.

Vivian: Here.

Vivian: It's gonna be okay. We'll get you fixed up. Maybe Swineheart--

Georgie: Swineheart don't give a shit about us.

Bigby enters the main room.

Georgie: Shit. Hello, Bigby. I hoped you'd come to your senses...

Georgie and Vivian stand up.

Georgie: Crooked Man's the one you want. But of course, you're too much of an idiot to see that. Or maybe you just like me too much to let me go. That it, Sheriff? Had to say your goodbyes first.

Georgie leans against the railing.

Bigby: I'm taking you in, Georgie. Let's go.

Georgie: You gonna carry me?

Bigby: I'm gonna rip you to fucking pieces.

Georgie: Go on then.

Bigby grabs Georgie's neck, then releases him.

Bigby says nothing.

Vivian steps in front of Georgie.

Vivian: Please, Sheriff. Haven't you done enough? Look at him! He's dying.

Georgie: Vivian! You don't know what you're doin'.

Vivian: I'm trying to help you here!

Georgie: Just leave it alone!

Bigby: Get out of the way. Now!

Vivian: No.

Bigby: You can't seriously want to protect this guy. You know what he did.

Vivian: I'm not going anywhere.

(If Bigby said You're coming with me.)

Bigby: I'll arrest you too if I have to.

Vivian: Go ahead.

(If Bigby said I'm gonna rip you apart!)

Bigby: I'll kill you too if I have to.

Vivian: Go ahead.

(If Bigby grabbed Georgie's neck.)

Bigby: If you don't get out of the way right now, I'll have to--

Vivian: Go ahead.

Vivian: He could kill you. You're okay with that?

Georgie: There's no changin' his mind now. Sheriff's always right, isn't he?

Vivian: But he's wrong! Bigby, stop for a second. Please.

Vivian: It isn't his fault!

Bigby: He's a murderer! Faith and Lily? He's the reason they're dead!

Vivian: Look, I know he made a few mistakes. We all have.

Georgie: What?

Bigby: He made sure they couldn't talk with those damn ribbons, and then he killed them! You're wearing one yourself! Doesn't that bother you even a little? Knowing that man murdered--

Vivian: Of course it does! Those girls, they're like--

Georgie: So it's all my fuckin' fault then? You fucking--ah!

Vivian: I didn't mean--

Georgie: You're gonna throw me to the fucking wolf too! You know I didn't have a goddamn choice! What the fuck? Guh. I did what I had to! You can't fuckin' blame me for that!

Vivian: Look, I'm just--

Georgie: Sometimes you just have to do what you're told. Then it comes back to bite you in the ass because some good-for-nothin' crooked bastard decides you're not worth shit anymore!

Bigby: Why'd you do it then? Huh? If it's not your fault then what the fuck happened?

Bigby: Don't give me that bullshit! You're responsible!

Georgie: Like hell I am!

Bigby: You didn't have to do anything.

Georgie: Like hell I didn't!

Vivian: Georgie...

Georgie: Look, Faith and the others tried to pull a runner on us, and as you can imagine the Crooked Man wasn't too thrilled. But of course the big boss didn't want to get his fuckin' hands dirty...so he told me to take care of it! You think I don't know what that means? Either I do what he says or I'm the one getting "dealt with"! So I fuckin' killed 'em! And I'd do it again! 'Cause it's not my fault! The Crooked Man gave the order! He told me to kill them! And then he fuckin' sold me out! The both of you can go rot in hell.

Vivian: Georgie...

Georgie: You think I'm the one to fuckin' blame?

Vivian: That's not what I meant. I was just trying to--

Georgie: I know what you were tryin' to do!

Bigby: That's not my problem.

Georgie: Oh, I get it. When a pretty little girl shows up at your door wantin' help, you've got all the time in the world. But when I've got somethin' to say it's "not your problem". Well, fuck you!

Bigby: You're still the one who pulled the trigger! Nobody held your hand and made you go through with it.

Georgie: Fine! Believe what you want. I can tell you've made up your mind. Doesn't matter if it's fuckin' true or not!

Bigby punches Georgie in the face.

Georgie: You think that'll help? You still haven't learned, have you? Still the same old fuckin' moron!

Georgie: You're tryin to lay this all on me! You and everyone else!

Vivian: You're not thinking. Georgie, you know that's not what I meant!

Georgie: Then what was that? He calls me a murderer and you're gonna fuckin' take his side?!

Georgie: Go ahead and arrest me then!

Georgie: Go ahead and kill me then!

Georgie: But it won't bring back Lily or Faith! It won't free your friend Nerissa! And I'm just the sap takin' the fall for the whole thing! It must be so easy being you! Just come in here and blame me for all this shit! Job's done, right? Georgie's the bad guy! It's all his fucking fault! But what was I supposed to do? You don't know what it's like, Bigby. How could you know? And the end of the day, you're just like him. Come in here talkin' about options...like it was that simple!

Bigby: Stop complaining and take responsibility for what you did! You murdered Faith and Lily! You put those fuckin' ribbons around their necks! You had the power to let 'em go, but you chose not to!

Georgie: You don't know what the fuck you're talking about! If I freed them--

Bigby: You could've done anything else. You could've let them go! You could've freed Faith and Lily from those fucking ribbons instead of murdering them!

Georgie: You don't know what the fuck you're talking about! If I freed them--

Bigby punches Georgie in the stomach, then grabs his neck.

Bigby: You murdered Faith and Lily! You put those fuckin' ribbons around their necks! You had the power to let 'em go, but you chose not to!

Georgie: You don't know what the fuck you're talking about! If I freed them--

Georgie: I would've lost everything! All of it! So maybe I did have a choice... but it wasn't fuckin' worth it!

Georgie: What would you have me do? Kill her?

Vivian: Georgie, don't.

Georgie: It was them or Vivian! So you tell me! If freeing Lily meant she had to die--do you still think I had a fucking choice?

Vivian: What are you doing?

Georgie: I told you! You don't know the fuck about anything!

Bigby: What are you talking about?

Bigby: Hey! Leave her out of this, Georgie.

Bigby: Wait. How is she involved in all this?

Vivian: Stop it.

Georgie: This is the original! "The Girl with the Ribbon". I'm sure you've heard the stories. Couldn't take it off, couldn't talk about it. She used her little purple ribbon to make more of 'em. To keep our girls quiet. To ensure "absolute discretion".

Vivian: You promised you wouldn't...

Georgie: All that magic is connected to this little thing. You remove hers...and the spell's broken. They're all free! But you know what happens to her? The same thing that happened to Faith. So don't you come in here and tell me I fucked up!

Vivian: What the hell, Georgie? We were supposed to look out for each other! I trusted you!

Georgie: You can't fuckin' blame me. You're not innocent here either!

Vivian: I know that! But did it have to be like this?

Bigby: Wait, those were your ribbons? You're in on this? I thought you cared about them!

Vivian: I do. Of course I do.

Bigby: Wait, so you've been helping this asshole? I thought you cared about them!

Vivian: I do. Of course I do.

Bigby: How could you do this? I thought you cared about them!

Vivian: I do. Of course I do.

Vivian: You sold me out!

Georgie: Welcome to the club, then.

Vivian: You have to understand...nobody was supposed to die. When we built this place... it was just a stupid idea...a gimmick. "Discretion is our guarantee"... That's how it started anyway. This was supposed to be our place. We were gonna be in charge for once, and nobody would try to control us, or use us... That was the point. Then the Crooked Man showed up and everything just turned to shit.

Georgie: So do you get it now? Why I couldn't just--if you still think it's so fucking simple then you do it! Go right ahead! Kill her then!

Vivian: What are you doing?

Georgie: Break the spell! Save the fuckin' day!

Vivian: Stop it!

Georgie: I told you...sometimes all your options are shit. What the fuck are you supposed to do then?


Bigby: I'm not playing this game, Georgie. I won't kill her.

Vivian will remember that.

Vivian: Don't talk about me like I'm not even here. Please.

Bigby: We'll find another way, she--she doesn't have to die. Maybe the witches can--

Vivian will remember that.

Vivian: Don't talk about me like I'm not even here. Please.

Bigby reaches toward the ribbon, but Vivian steps back.

Vivian: Why should you get to decide? Either of you!

Vivian will remember that.

Vivian: Don't talk about me like I'm not even here. Please.

Vivian: You think this is hard for you? My life is such a fucking burden on your conscience! Don't I get a say? It's my life! Like it was either of yours to give up in the first place!

Georgie: I wasn't really--

Vivian: Just shut up!

Bigby: You don't get a choice if you're involved in this.

Vivian: I know what I've done.

Bigby: You're right. It's your life...

Vivian: I know what I've done.

(If Bigby said they'd find another way/he wouldn't kill her.)

Bigby: Vivian, I'm not gonna kill you.

Vivian: I know that.

Georgie: Wait...

(If Bigby tried to pull the ribbon.)

Bigby: Vivian, this is the way it has to be.

Vivian: I know that.

Georgie: Wait...

Vivian: But you're not going to be the one to do it.

Vivian: What makes you think you can just-- I know what I've done.

Vivian reaches toward her ribbon.

Vivian: I'm sick of everyone thinking they can just--do what they want with my life. I thought it would be different here. But it's all the fucking same.

Georgie: Vivian. I didn't mean--

Vivian: Do you think I wanted to be this person? What I've done to Faith and Lily...to all of them...

Georgie: Vivian...wait... I--

Vivian: Every day I have to look Gwen and Hans in the eye and pretend I don't care. I have to forget what I've done to them. What I took away from them. (starts crying) I look at Nerissa and I hate myself.

Georgie: Vivian...

Vivian: I can't pretend anymore.

Bigby: What are you doing?

Georgie: Vivian! Don't!

Georgie steps toward Vivian and reaches out, but has to stop to grab his wound. Vivian takes off her ribbon, severing her head.

Vivian: Goodbye, Georgie.

Georgie: Vivian! No!

Vivian's body and head fall to the floor.

Georgie: Fuck! No, no, no, no, no!

Georgie kneels next to her corpse.

Georgie: Why'd you have to do that, Vivian? Vivian! Shit.

Bigby: Are you happy now? Is this what you wanted?

Bigby: Just--Jesus...

(If Bigby didn't try to take off Vivian's ribbon.)

Bigby: Damn it!

(If Bigby tried to take off Vivian's ribbon.)

Bigby: It's for the best. Now Nerissa and the others can be free.

Georgie: The fuck is wrong with you?

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: Vivian... I didn't fuckin' mean it. I was just--ah!

Georgie leans against the wall. He picks up the ribbon and puts it in Vivian's hand, then puts his hand on top of hers.

Georgie: Fuck, no. No, no, no. What am I gonna do now, eh, Vivian? What the fuck do you expect me to do? Ah!

Georgie's Comments

Georgie: Everything just got so fucked. What were we supposed to do? It’s all over now anyway.

Bigby enters the main room.

Georgie: You're too late, Bigby. She's dead.

Bigby: You fucking killed her?!

Georgie: That’s what you’d like to believe, right?

Bigby: What the fuck happend, Georgie?

Georgie: What's it look like?

Bigby: What did you do?

Bigby kicks Georgie.

Georgie: That make you feel better?

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: I'm really not in the mood, Bigby. So why don't you just fuck off?

Bigby grabs Georgie by the neck to make him stand up.

Bigby: Start talking, Georgie.

Georgie: Oh, you think that'll help? I told you, I don't wanna fuckin' talk. Especially not with a piece of shit like you. So just leave me the fuck alone.

Bigby: You're gonna fuckin' tell me why you did this!

Georgie: I didn't do shit to her! She killed herself!

Bigby: If you don’t talk, you’re gonna end up like her!

Georgie: I didn’t do shit to her! She killed herself!

Georgie slides down the wall, sitting back on the ground.

Bigby punches Georgie in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

Bigby: Tell me what you did!

Georgie: You think that'll help? You still haven't learned, have you? Still the same old fuckin' moron!

Georgie: Look, she fuckin-- She killed herself.

Georgie: She did it. Just pulled her ribbon off. Right there. Didn't fuckin' matter what I said. She always did what she wanted. She just... Right in front of me. How could she do this to me?

Bigby: Why the hell would she do that?

Georgie: She said she'd...had enough. She couldn't live with what she'd done.

Bigby: You expect me to believe that?

Georgie: She said she'd...had enough. She couldn't live with what she'd done.

Bigby: Don’t lie to me, Georgie.

Georgie: She said she'd...had enough. She couldn't live with what she'd done.

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: She's the original, Bigby. "The Girl with the Ribbon". Couldn't take it off, couldn't talk about it. We used hers to make the rest. It started as part of the gimmick, right... "Discretion is our guarantee"... You know she came up with that? It was her idea. Who ever thought it would end this way? Fuck.

Bigby: It was her idea? What do you mean? Why would she want to be involved in this?

Georgie: It all starts the same way for all of us. We come here to escape, but all we find is even more shit. What were we supposed to do? We needed a way to make a living. Figured this was as good as any.

Bibgy: It’s not her fault if you used her to keep those girls under your thumb!

Georgie: (laughs) You’ve got it all wrong... Like anyone could ever tell Vivian what to do. This was our place, Bigby. She was in it from the beginning.

Bigby: You're a fucking liar!

Georgie: Believe what you want then.

Georgie: She always had good ideas, that one.

Georgie: But then everything went to shit...this was just the final fucking straw. She felt responsible for Faith and Lily...what her ribbons did to them. Said she'd rather die on her own terms. For somethin' good...or at least somethin' close to it. So she ended it. Didn't matter if that left me to deal with this fuckin' mess! We promised we'd look out for each other. So, what the fuck is this? Just leavin' me here... Ah!

Bigby: I don't feel sorry for you, Georgie.

Georgie: Of course you don't.

Bigby: You couldn’t stop her? There had to be a way.

Georgie: No.

Bigby: You're a dead man, Georgie.

Georgie: I know... Sheriff.

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: Look... I know you think it's my fault. That I killed 'em for some twisted pleasure of mine. But I--I did what I had to! You don't always get a choice! Sometimes you just have to do what you're told. Then it comes back to bite you in the ass because some good-for-nothin' (coughs) crooked bastard decides you're not worth shit anymore!

Bigby: Why'd you do it then? Huh? If it's not your fault then what the fuck happened?

Georgie winces in pain.

Bigby: Don't give me that bullshit! You're responsible!

Georgie: Like hell I am!

Bigby: You didn't have to do anything.

Georgie: Like hell I didn't!

Georgie: This is just bullshit!

Georgie: Some of the girls decided to pull a runner on us. And Crooked Man didn't want to get his fuckin' hands dirty...so he told me to "take care of it"! You think I don't know what that means? Either I do what he says or I'm the one getting "dealt with"! I had to do it! Crooked Man gave the order! He told me to kill those girls! And then he fuckin' sold me out! None of this would've happened if it wasn't for that bastard! It's his fuckin' fault! All of it!

Bigby: That's not my problem.

Georgie: Oh, I get it. When a pretty little girl shows up at your door wantin' help, you've got all the time in the world. But when I've got somethin' to say it's "not your problem". Well, fuck you!

Bigby: You're still the one who pulled the trigger! Nobody held your hand and made you go through with it.

Georgie: Fine! Believe what you want. I can tell you've made up your mind. Doesn't matter if it's fuckin' true or not!

Bigby: I can’t let you off the hook. I’m taking you in.

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: Ah...! Fuck!

Bigby: Get up. Get UP!

Georgie: Don't think so, Bigby. I'm gonna die here. I think we both know that. Just make sure you give the Crooked Man the same treatment when you find him. Really fuck him up for me, alright? For both of us. You know the bastard deserves it. Make a promise to a dying man. Give 'im hell.

Bigby: He's gonna have it worse. Don't worry.

Georgie will remember that.

Georgie: Good.

Bigby: Don't worry about the Crooked Man.

Bigby: Why do you care? Shouldn't you be more worried about yourself here?

Georgie: Just wanted a nice image to part on.

Georgie: Playin' it close to the chest. I get it.

Georgie: Old foundry by the river. Alright? Sheppard Metalworks. He'll be there...the fucking asshole. You wanna finish me off now? Or do you plan to kick me around a little first? Rip my limbs off one by one? That's what you wanna do, right? Well, whatever it is, just get it over with. I'm not stickin' around for much longer.

Bigby: That's not who I am.

Georgie: Prove it, then.

Bigby: You deserve worse that this, Georgie.

Georgie will take that to the grave.

Georgie: I suppose you're right.

Bigby stomps on Georgie's wound.

Georgie: Ah! Shit! Stop! Fuck! Just stop! Least you're consistent.

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: No more games, alright? We both know how this ends. (coughs) Just make it quick. I know what I did. Let's not draw this out.

Bigby takes his werewolf form.

Bigby: Alright, Georgie.

You chose to end Georgie's suffering.

Bigby disembowels Georgie with his claws. He screams, then slumps over, dead. Bigby walks away.

You chose to let Georgie suffer.

Bigby starts to walk away.

Georgie: What? You're just gonna leave me here?

Bigby: I'll send someone for your body...both of you.

(If Bigby killed someone.)

Bigby: I can't do it, Georgie. I can't take another life...

Georgie: You selfish bastard.

(If Bigby didn't kill anyone.)

Bigby: I won't be a killer, Georgie.

Georgie: You selfish bastard.

Bigby: You'll have plenty of time to think about what you've done.

Bigby says nothing.

Georgie: Fuck you! Piece of shit.

Bigby walks through the hallway. He turns off the lights and exits the building.

Sheppard Metalworks

Bigby exits a taxi and steps out in front of the foundry.

Sheppard Metalworks
Late Night

Bigby: Still warm... He's here, alright.

Bigby tries to open the door, but it's locked.

Bigby: Of course.

Bigby applies more force to the handle, breaking the lock and opening the door. He enters the building.

Bigby: So this is where they've been sending these...

As Bigby walks down the hallway, a light flickers on. He enters the door at the end of the hall.

Mary: Bigby Wolf! The Big Bad Wolf. You used to be something. They used to fear you. They'd hide anywhere their small shivering bodies would fit.

The board shows various pictures of Bigby, Snow, Faith, Nerissa, Holly, and Lily.

It's the torture wheel the Crooked Man uses as his symbol.

Bigby enters the back room and looks at the workbench, which contains cases of silver bullets.

Bigby: Silver?

Mary: The Big Bad Wolf.

Bigby looks around the room. Mary appears behind him and punches him in the face as he turns back around.

Bigby: Ah!

Mary: It's about time you showed up.

Bigby: I had to take care of some things first.

Mary: Little errand boy. That's nice.

The Crooked Man enters the room.

Crooked Man: Ah, Bigby. I see you've made it here in one piece. I do apologize, but I have some business to attend to. I leave you in the capable hands of my associate. Come find me when you're finished, dear.

Mary: Don't worry. This won't take long.

Bigby: Get out of my way. Now! Don't make this worse.

Mary: Aww, he doesn't wanna play!

Crooked Man: I'm sure you'll persuade him.

The Crooked Man walks away.

Bigby: Cut this shit out!

Mary: Didn't your mother ever teach you manners? Or was she too busy fucking whatever breeze drifted through town?

Bigby swings at Mary, but she ducks and kicks him in the stomach.

Mary: Oh, come on. Is that the best you can do?

Bigby: Hey! I'm talking to you!

Mary: Didn't your mother ever teach you manners? Or was she too busy fucking whatever breeze drifted through town?

Bigby swings at Mary, but she ducks and kicks him in the stomach.

Mary: Oh, come on. Is that the best you can do?

Bigby swings at Mary, but she ducks and kicks him in the stomach.

Mary: Wow, what a man. Stealing punches while my back is turned. Didn't your mother ever teach you to fight proper?

Mary: Does that usually work for you? You're planning to kill me with your eyeballs? I assume your mother taught you how to fight proper. Or was she too busy fucking whatever breeze drifted through town?

Bigby swings at Mary, but she ducks and kicks him in the stomach.

Mary: Oh, come on. Is that the best you can do?

Mary knocks Bigby to the ground and raises her fist. He can block her attacks or get hit in the face. He then grabs her wrist. He either punches her in the face and knocks her away, or she headbutts him if he does nothing. When Bigby sits up, Mary has disappeared. He takes his werewolf form and starts to walk through the foundry. He sees Mary run past two different locations.

Bigby climbs up onto the steam pipes. He starts to walk along them.

Bigby walks along the balcony, moving between the machines.

Mary dashes past Bigby, slashing at him and drawing blood. She does so several times, whether Bigby blocks her or not.

Bigby: Where are you? Come out and face me!

Mary walks out in front of Bigby in her true form. He tries to punch her, but she dodges and slices him with her claws. Bigby charges toward her, or does nothing and gets kicked in the face. Mary jumps up and kicks him, then rips out a nearby pipe and swings it at him, which Bigby can dodge. Mary jumps on his back and starts to strangle him. He slams her against the machinery, then drops to the floor below. Bigby stands up, now in wolfman form. Mary is nowhere to be seen. Bigby looks around and sees her moving toward him, then turns and sees another Mary nearby. Several clones of her start to approach him. The Marys attack Bigby, slicing and stabbing him with their claws, and he knocks them away. One Mary knocks him over, and he punches her away. Several Marys grab him and hold him down, and the rest slash at him with their claws. Bigby stands up, now in his true wolf form. He crushes one Mary with his teeth and by throws another against the wall, and they shatter into glass shards. One clone jumps on his back and slices at him, and he falls backward onto the floor, crushing several clones, then stands back up. One Mary impales him with a metal rod, and he shatters her. Another clone stabs his legs, then jumps up to avoid his snapping jaws. He climbs up after her, trying to bite her but failing. She puts a rod between his teeth, preventing him from closing his mouth, but he crushes the metal and spits it out, then shatters her. He jumps back onto the floor and uses his paws to knock away several clones who rush at him. He gathers his breath, then uses his huff and puff ability to throw most of the clones against the wall, shattering them. The final Mary runs and jumps across the rafters. She pulls a shard of glass out of her head and jumps down to attack him. He jumps up and catches her in his jaws, crushing her the moment before she stabs him. Bigby growls, then returns to human form. He sees the Crooked Man in a room above the ground floor, so he gets dressed and enters the room.

Crooked Man: Hello, Bigby. You look tired.

Bigby: Give me one good reason not to rip you apart right now.

The Crooked Man aims a gun at him.

Crooked Man: This gun holds six rounds of specially designed silver bullets. Now, I may not be the best shot...but I can guarantee that at least one bolt will meet its mark and you'll find yourself rolling on the floor in agony. Unable to heal yourself. Without Swineheart to save you, you'll die. Is that reason enough for you?

Bigby rushes toward the Crooked Man, but he fires a warning shot, and Bigby stops.

Crooked Man: I won't miss next time.

Crooked Man: Before you do anything with me, I thought I should point out a few things. Snow White wants you to bring me back to the Woodlands, doesn't she? And that's what I want. You plan to do what she says, don't you?

Bigby: You sure about that?

Crooked Man: Yes... I'm quite sure.

Bigby: Snow's not here. You're dealing with me now.

Crooked Man: That may be true, but I'd advise against defying your new boss. At least for the time being.

Bigby: That's right. But what happens to you once you get there is a different story.

Crooked Man: I'm not quite finished.

Bigby says nothing.

Crooked Man: You will bring me back alive. Look, all I ask for is a chance to speak for myself in front of the community. And I'm sure Miss White would agree that I should be given a fair trial. Can we at least agree on that? I will have a trial. Are we clear?

Bigby: The whole town will be calling for your execution. Why would you want me to bring you back there?

Crooked Man: Why don't you let me worry about that?

Bigby: How about I bring your corpse back to the Woodlands instead?

Crooked Man: You're not going to kill me.

Bigby: You'd bet your life on that?

Bigby: You need to tell me right now. We're not going anywhere until I get some answers from you.

Crooked Man: If you want your answers, you're going to have to cooperate with me.

Bigby says nothing.

Crooked Man: Look... There's no reason for us to be at each other's throats here.

Bigby: That's funny...coming from the guy pointing a gun at my head.

Crooked Man: This is just a precaution. I'm sure you understand. I'm no murderer, Mr. Wolf. I didn't kill those women. And I think you know that. All I'm asking for is a chance...to explain my side of the story.

Bigby: Bull. Shit. I already talked to Georgie. I know you ordered their deaths.

Crooked Man: Mr. Porgie is mistaken. I assure you.

Bigby: If you're not a killer, then what are you?

Bigby: Maybe you didn't carry it out...but I don't think Georgie was lying when he said you ordered their deaths.

Crooked Man: Georgie would've said anything to save himself. We both know that.

Bigby says nothing.

Crooked Man: I'm a businessman. Not a killer.

Bigby: There's still a lot you have to answer for.

Crooked Man: And I will...as long as you agree to my terms. Because I'm not saying another word until I am brought before the community. I don't mean to belabor the point, but just so we're clear... If you change your mind and decide to do something stupid... You won't get your answers...but you will have a difficult time explaining yourself to Miss White and the rest of this miserable town. You're often reckless. And I worry you're not thinking of the--let me ask you an honest question... What do you really care about here? Where this case is concerned, I mean. Do you really want the truth...? Or do you just want to look like the hero? Because those are two very different things.

Bigby: I'm doing this for Faith. Because she and Lily dead, and someone is gonna answer for that.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: Then why are you here? You know who murdered them.

Bigby: This is about justice. I'm the sheriff... I have to do what's right. Two people were murdered.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: And you know who did it.

Bigby: This is about protecting Fabletown. When some asshole murders two of our people, it's my job to bring him down.

The Crooked Man will remember that.

Crooked Man: Then why are you here? You know who murdered them.

Crooked Man: You're smart. I'll admit that. So what I just don't understand... Is why you're here. I mean, you want to catch your killer, right?

Crooked Man: Georgie. He's dead, isn't he? My point being: the killer has been dealt with. You've won.

Bigby: You really think I'm that stupid?

Crooked Man: I understand you have an obligation to bring me in, but you can brighten up a little. It's over. So...shall we get going? I'd rather not dawdle. You know, I'm actually looking forward to seeing Miss White again. My previous interactions with her have gone rather well.

Bigby: Alright, let's go. Hand over the gun.

You agreed to the Crooked Man's terms.

Crooked Man: I think I'd rather hold onto it, if you don't mind. What do you say?

Bigby takes the gun and tosses it away.

Crooked Man: Fine. (drops gun)

Crooked Man: I'm sure Miss White will be pleased... Such a reliable pup. I understand why she'd want to keep you around.

Bigby punches him in the face.

You intimidated the Crooked Man.

Bigby says nothing.

Bigby: You're under arrest. You will be given a trial in front of your peers.

Bigby handcuffs the Crooked Man.

Bigby: And your punishment will follow.

You chose to spare the Crooked Man.

Bigby leads the Crooked Man away.

Bigby: I don't think so. We're not doing this your way.

You rejected the Crooked Man's deal.

Crooked Man: How unfortunate... I was hoping we could make this work.

Bigby knocks the gun out of his hands and slams him against the window.

Crooked Man: What are you going to do now? Rip me apart like some kind of animal? Killing me here would achieve nothing. And what would Miss White think? You show up with nothing but a corpse... No answers, no proof... You'll never know the truth. And she'll barely stand to look at you. Is it worth it?

Bigby starts strangling the Crooked Man.

Bigby: This is it for you.

Crooked Man: You--you're making--a--a big mistake.

Bigby: You've said enough.

You chose to kill the Crooked Man.

Bigby strangles the Crooked Man to death, then drops him on the floor. He picks up the body and walks away.

Bigby releases him.

You let the Crooked Man live.

Crooked Man: You really haven't changed, have you?

Bigby: Just get up. You're under arrest. You will be given a trial in front of your peers.

Bigby handcuffs the Crooked Man.

Bigby: And your punishment will follow.

Bigby leads the Crooked Man away.

Bigby releases him.

You chose to spare the Crooked Man.

Bigby: You're under arrest. You will be given a trial in front of your peers.

Bigby handcuffs the Crooked Man.

Bigby: And your punishment will follow.

Bigby leads the Crooked Man away.

Witching Well Chamber

Witching Well Chamber
The Woodland Building
Early Morning

Holly: Where the hell is Bigby?

Gren: Aw, come on!

Beast: Where is he?

Gren: Are you fucking kidding me?

Beast: Are we sure he's coming?

Snow: Yes, any minute, and then we'll get started. I really appreciate you taking the time, I know it's short notice, but given the circumstances...

Bigby enters the room, carrying the Crooked Man's body.

Snow: What have you done?

Greenleaf: Oh, god.

Beauty: Bigby...

Beast: Shit!

Johann: He killed him.

Gren: Holy shit.

Bluebeard: I didn't think you had it in you, Bigby.

Snow: Stop it!

Bigby sets the corpse down on the pedestal.

Greenleaf: You ripped him apart!

Snow: I told you to bring him back alive!

Gren: You really fucked him up.

Beauty: What did you do? He's all--

Beast: You did this to him?

Snow: Why?

Bigby: Okay, everyone. Just calm down.

Bigby: It's over! Crooked Man is dead.

Gren: No shit.

Bigby: You can all go home. There won't be a trial tonight.

Gren: No shit.

Beauty: Look at his neck!

Snow: You killed him!

Beauty: I thought I wanted him gone, but this...

Johann: It's terrible.

Gren: No, it isn't.

Lawrence: No, it's not.

Snow: What. The. Hell. Happened? Tell me. Tell me why you did this.

Holly: I think it's pretty clear.

Beauty: He nearly ripped his head off!

Snow: Please...explain yourself.

Bigby: I was just defending myself. It was him or me.

Gren: That's not what it looks like, buddy. You tore that fucker apart. I get it...but--

Beast: You call that self defense?

Bigby: I had to do this. He was a danger to all of us. I couldn't risk bringing him back here unless I removed the threat.

Snow: And you felt comfortable making that call on your own?

Beast: Look at him!

Bigby: It just... Everything was happening so fast, I didn't have time to think about it. I just did it.

Snow: That's your excuse?

Beast: Look at him!

Beast: Look at him!

Beauty: Oh, god.

Greenleaf: Would it have been that hard to restrain him? Did you really have to murder the man?

Gren: Hang on, it's not "murder".

Greenleaf: Then what would you call it?

Bluebeard: Justice, maybe?

Snow: This is not justice! You know it's not.

Gren: Why not?

Snow: This is Bigby Wolf doing whatever the hell he wants.

Bluebeard: Which, in this case--

Snow: You can't do things like this anymore!

Bigby: I say it is justice. And that's the end of it.

Beast: Are you serious?

Snow: That is not the end of it.

Bigby: Maybe it's not justice--

Snow: You think?

Beast: Then what is it?

Bigby: It's too late for that discussion now. He's dead. So let's move on.

Beast: So that's it?

Snow: We can't just move on!

Greenleaf: That's all you have to say?

Bigby says nothing.

Lawrence: Well, I think he did the right thing! If this guy killed Faith...

Holly: And my sister.

Gren: What are you getting on his case about? He did the right thing here! If this fucker killed Lily...

Beauty: And Faith.

Snow: How can we be sure of that? Without a trial...what evidence do we have? We never had anything concrete. That's why we needed him here.

Holly: Are you telling me the killer might still be out there?

Beast: Why'd you kill him then?

Snow: Crooked Man was the prime suspect, but without his testimony we have nothing.

Bigby: Georgie told me everything. The Crooked Man made him kill those girls. He gave the order!

The crowd is considering your point.

Holly: Georgie?

Bigby: The Crooked Man ordered their deaths! He's behind this.

The crowd is considering your point.

Gren: He "ordered it"? Well then who the fuck did it?

Bigby: Georgie did.

Holly: Georgie?

Bigby: We don't need a trial! I know Crooked Man ordered it done. He made Georgie kill those girls!

The crowd is considering your point.

Holly: Georgie?

Gren: It's gotta be him! Who else could've done it?

Holly: What about Georgie?

Johann: He worked for the Crooked Man! He's gotta know something at least.

Snow: Where's Georgie now? If we can bring him in for questioning-- What? Where is he?

Beauty: Bigby? Is he still out there?

Bluebeard: I sincerely hope not.

Beast: Well, where is he?

Snow: Sheriff...

Bigby: Georgie was a victim of this psycho, too. He was pushed into the whole thing.

Snow: That doesn't answer the question.

Bigby: Georgie and the Crooked Man were guilty of murder! And I made sure they couldn't hurt anyone else.

Holly: You mean...

Snow: So he's dead. Is that what you're telling me?

Bigby: Don't worry about it. It's done.

Beauty: What?

Bigby: Georgie and the Crooked Man were guilty of murder! And I made sure they couldn't hurt anyone else.

Holly: You mean...

Snow: So he's dead. Is that what you're telling me?

(If Bigby didn't kill Georgie.)

Bigby: Georgie paid for what he did...in the end. There was a fight, and he bled out from his wounds. It's over.

(If Bigby mercy killed Georgie.)

Bigby: I killed him. He's dead.

Beauty: What?

Snow: You have to tell me something.

Bigby: Georgie and the Crooked Man were guilty of murder! And I made sure they couldn't hurt anyone else.

Holly: You mean...?

Snow: So he's dead. Is that what you're telling me?

Snow: I don't even know what to say to you right now.

Beauty: Maybe that's not such a bad thing...

Beast: You're on board with this?

Beauty: I don't know... I mean it's not like the Crooked Man didn't deserve it. And if Georgie killed them...

Greenleaf: You think anyone deserves this?

Snow: Your job is to keep Fabletown safe. The minute you start abusing your position by...attacking people, we betray the trust of this community. And killing those people out there, on your own, without my--without due process, it makes us look like...

Beast: Like killers?

Snow: How could you do this?

Beast: It's just one thing after another.

Gren: Look, I'm glad he's fuckin' dead.

Johann: But like this?

Holly: What does it really matter?

Johann: He could do this to any of us.

Bigby: I solved this case! The Crooked Man gave the order, Georgie carried it out, and I took care of both of them.

Bigby: Things got out of hand. I... I just wasn't thinking.

Snow: I can't believe this.

Bigby: You should be thanking me! I took care of the Crooked Man and Georgie. It's all over because of what I did.

Snow: I can't believe this.

Snow: I want an answer. You can't seriously expect me--expect all of us to just let this go. I can't believe this.

Snow: I made myself very clear. This is not okay.

Beast: Snow's right. This is...disgusting!

Greenleaf: It's much worse than that!

Gren: What? Are you guys buddy-buddy with the Crooked Man all of a sudden? What the fuck is wrong with you?

Holly: Gren...

Snow: Everyone! That's enough! Bigby, I can't protect you without the support of this community. The minute you kill another suspect...

Snow: Or rip out someone's throat in a back alley...

Snow: Or burn someone to get them to talk...

Snow: Or smash a bottle on someone's head...

Snow: Or rip someone's arm off...

Snow: I won't be able to stop them for calling for your resignation.

Bluebeard: And yours.

Snow: If that happens, I can't defend you... Do you understand?

Gren: He's not gonna listen to you.

Bigby: I thought you had my back, Snow?

Snow: I do. But that only goes so far.

Bigby: Okay, Snow. I get it.

Snow: Do you?

Bigby: I'd like to see them try. I don't plan on going anywhere.

Snow: You keep doing crap like this and that won't be up to you.

Snow: I need you to understand this.

Snow: Listen... Maybe you were right this time, about the Crooked Man, but what happens when you're wrong? The second you make a mistake about someone... I won't watch you become a murderer.

Beast: I think it's too late for that.

Bigby: I know what I'm doing.

Bigby: Then don't. Just keep your nose clean, and pretend it never happened. I don't care. I'm not gonna change the way I do things.

Bigby: I'm not a murderer.

Snow: Good.

Greenleaf: So how do you explain that?

Bigby: That's not--

Snow: Bigby, don't.

Snow: Bigby...

Bluebeard: Having some personnel issues, Miss White? Can't control your mutt?

Snow: Bluebeard, this is hardly the time.

Greenleaf: It looks like as long as the Wolf thinks you're guilty he has free reign to murder you in your sleep.

Snow: No. That's not how--

Johann: Is this what we can expect from now on?

Beast: Yeah, you make one mistake and Bigby's gonna rip your head off?

Beauty: Hey, that's not fair.

Gren: Maybe a few limbs too?

Snow: That's not going to happen.

Beast: Or just beat us to death!

Johann: Are we even protected anymore? If we're throwing out the charter...

Snow: We are not throwing out the charter.

Bluebeard: How do you expect to enforce that?

Bigby: You really don't want to tempt me.

Beauty: Excuse me?

Snow: What the hell are you doing?

Gren: Jesus, Bigby. What the hell is wrong with you?

Bigby: Just don't break the law. You have nothing to worry about as long as you're following the rules!

Greenleaf: The punishment doesn't always fit the crime though, does it?

Snow: Which is why I wanted to deal with the Crooked Man here. That was the plan!

Bigby: That was your plan.

Bigby: Don't be ridiculous, Beast. I'm not about to--

Beast: You think I'm being ridiculous? We all know what he's capable of. You nearly gouged my eyes out!

Beauty: Beast...

Beast: We all know what he's capable of. He nearly gouged my eyes out!

Beauty: Beast...

Snow: Please, the sheriff isn't going to hu--

Greenleaf: You see? The wolf does whatever the hell he wants! And the princess is no better.

Holly: Now, hang on a minute.

Greenleaf: You don't believe me? They came to my apartment, and then for no earthly reason...

Greenleaf: They burned my tree to ashes. She ordered it done.

Greenleaf: She wanted my tree destroyed.

Holly: What?

Johann: Why would you do that?

Greenleaf: If you ask me, you're both monsters.

Beauty: Snow?

Snow: She was helping people glamour themselves as other Fables. We couldn't let that continue.

Gren: I can't say I'm fuckin' surprised.

Beauty: I am. Snow, how could you do that?

Greenleaf: You ruined my life for no reason at all!

Greenleaf: You tried to ruin my life. For no reason at all.

Snow: What else were we supposed to do?

Greenleaf: There were other options!

(If Bigby burned the tree.)

Bigby: Look, that's on me. I'm responsible. Greenleaf was using her magic to help Crane and the Crooked Man. So I put an end to it.

Snow will remember that.

(If Bigby burned the tree.)

Bigby: Snow wanted the tree destroyed, so I did it, alright?

Snow will remember that.

Snow: Yes, because she was helping Crane and the Crooked Man! Would you all rather have that continue?

(If Bigby didn't burn the tree.)

Bigby: Don't blame Snow. She had her reasons. Greenleaf was using her magic to help Crane and the Crooked Man. That's why Snow wanted your tree burned.

Snow will remember that.

Greenleaf: That's not why.

(If Bigby didn't burn the tree.)

Bigby: Snow made the wrong call back there. That's why I didn't burn your damn tree.

Snow will remember that.

Snow: I had very good reasons for asking you to do that. She was working with Crane and the Crooked Man!

Bigby: None of this matters! We're not here to talk about your damn tree!

Snow will remember that.

Greenleaf: It doesn't matter?

Snow: Bigby just means tha--

Greenleaf: It matters to me!

Snow: You know why I asked him to destroy your tree. You were working with Crane and the Crooked Man to--

Gren: Is that true?

Holly: Snow...

Snow: She was helping Crane and the Crooked Man, we had to put an end to it!

Greenleaf: So that makes me a villain?

Greenleaf: What choice did I have?

Greenleaf: You can pretend it's about law and order, but it's time you stopped lying to yourself...you wanted to get back at me for what Crane did. But that doesn't justify it! You both just act out of your own selfish desires. It doesn't matter what's right! At this point I'd rather have Crane.

Holly: You don't mean that.

Johann: At least Crane didn't come around just to beat people up!

Beast: At least Crane didn't kick the shit out of everybody!

Gren: At least Crane didn't rip people to pieces!

Bluebeard: He also earned the position.

Snow: Don't start.

Greenleaf: Things will only get worse now!

Beast: He left us alone!

Beauty: You can't really believe that!

Greenleaf: Or destroy what's ours!

Bigby: You know what? You'd rather have Crane? Then you fucking deserve him! You fucked up your own lives--dealing with criminals, making your own bad fucking choices--and now you wanna blame us for your screwed up situation! I've been trying to fix the mess you made.

You are losing the crowd.

Greenleaf: How dare you!

Johann: Is this how it's gonna be?

Beast: You're gonna blame us?!

Holly: Bigby's right! You people don't know what the fuck you're talking about!

Bigby: What the Hell is wrong with you? You fucked up your own lives--dealing with criminals, making your own bad fucking choices--and now you wanna blame us for your screwed up situation! I've been trying to fix the mess you made.

You are losing the crowd.

Greenleaf: How dare you!

Johann: Is this how it's gonna be?

Beast: You're gonna blame us?!

Holly: Bigby's right! You people don't know what the fuck you're talking about!

Bigby: I've had about enough of this shit. You really think you'd rather have Crane back? You don't know what the fuck you're talking about!

You are losing the crowd.

Greenleaf: Excuse me?

Johann: Hey, wait--

Beast: You can't talk to us that way!

Holly: Bigby's right! You people don't know what the fuck you're talking about!

Bluebeard: Maybe it's time we reconsider the pecking order.

Snow: This is not open to discussion! You don't know what you're talking about!

Greenleaf: Excuse me?

Bluebeard: This isn't a dictatorship, Miss White.

Beast: You can't talk to us that way!

Johann: Is this how it's gonna be?

Holly: Snow's right! You all need to shut the hell up!

Holly: Do you seriously think you want Crane back? He was an asshole! And he didn't do shit for any of you. Snow and Bigby found my sister. When Crane wouldn't even look.

Gren: Yeah, but they only came around when they thought it was Snow White who ate it.

Holly: No, Snow cared about Lily. She cares about all of us. And if she's in charge, then I know she's gonna look out for us.

Snow: Thank you, Holly.

Gren: Oh, come on, Holly. You know that's not gonna stop the sheriff from pulling the same shit he always has. (gestures to Crooked Man) I mean, this I get.

Gren: But I didn't do shit wrong and I got my fuckin' arm ripped off!

Gren: But I didn't do shit wrong and I got tossed around your fuckin' bar!

Holly: That was different, Gren!

Johann: Same here! He just hit me for no fucking reason!

Johann: Holly's right! Crooked Man took over my shop, but Bigby tried to help me out!

Johann: Well they haven't done anything for me! Crooked Man screwed me over and then this asshole just came by to make it worse!

Snow: Everyone, please! Just calm down!

Greenleaf: We have a right to be heard!

Beast: Are you afraid of what we have to say?

Snow: This isn't helping!

Johann: I'm not finished!

Gren: Like we give a shit!

Bluebeard: Need some help, Miss White?

Snow: Just a minute!

Greenleaf: This can't continue!

Snow: Listen!

Bigby growls.

Beast: Bigby...

Snow: Don't.

The crowd is afraid of you.

Bluebeard: Please! Do not blame the sheriff for his...outburst.

Bigby: Everyone just shut up!

You chose to stay at the trial.

Beauty: Or what?

Bigby growls.

Beast: Bigby...

Snow: Don't.

Bluebeard: Please! Do not blame the sheriff for his...outburst.

Bigby: You know what? Fuck this! We've been through Hell trying to keep you all safe! Trying to make you all fucking happy! But all you do is complain! So fuck this!

Bigby picks up Crooked Man's body and throws the corpse down the Witching Well and walks away.

You chose to leave the trial.

Snow: Where are you going? Bigby!

Johann: I still have something to say!

Bluebeard: Listen, friends!

Johann: But I was--

Bluebeard: Please.

Bluebeard: It isn't Bigby's fault. He can't control his nature, and frankly I wouldn't dare ask him to try. But with a sheriff so...impulsive...shouldn't the new deputy mayor have at least some command over her office?

Bigby: Bluebeard...

Bluebeard: Are either of them fit to run this town?

Nerissa approaches the crowd.

Nerissa: Can I say something?

Bluebeard: Excuse me?

Snow: Nerissa?

Bluebeard: Who the hell is she?

Nerissa: My name is Nerissa.

Bluebeard: Well, Nerissa, please step aside.

Snow: Wait!

Bluebeard: How long have you been standing there?

Nerissa: I have something to say.

Bigby: Let her speak, Bluebeard.

Nerissa will remember that.

Bluebeard: But--

Bigby: Let her speak!

Bigby: Shut the fuck up, Bluebeard.

Nerissa appreciates that.

Bluebeard: But--

Bigby: I said shut up!

Bigby slams Bluebeard against the wall.

Bluebeard: What is the meaning of this?

Bluebeard is afraid of you.

Bigby: You're done.

Bigby releases Bluebeard.

Bluebeard: Well, we're in the middle of something-

Snow: Let her talk, Bluebeard.

Bluebeard: But--

Snow: You've had your turn. Let her talk. Go ahead, Nerissa.

Nerissa: I haven't been able to speak my mind for a long time. We were prisoners at that club, we had nowhere to go, no one cared enough. Certainly not Crane. You're acting like they haven't done anything good in the last few days, but you know that's not true! Because of the sheriff...and Snow...I can finally talk about what happened to me. To all of us. We're free now! And I think that should count for something.

Snow: Thank you, Nerissa. She's right. We haven't been there for you in the past...and I'll be the first to admit we've made plenty of mistakes. But I truly want what's best for this town, and we're trying to make things right. And that may not always be clear...right away. But I want you all to know that I care deeply about all of you. And I'm sure Bigby does too. It's going to take some time to clean up Crane's mess, but he's gone now. The Crooked Man is dead. The killer has been found, and you can all rest easy knowing we're here to look out for you. I'll make sure of it.

Bluebeard: While that's all very touching...is it enough? I'm still not convinced Miss White has what it takes to control the Sheriff or run this town.

Beauty: I am. We haven't really given them a chance. Crane just left, let's see what Snow and Bigby can do on their own.

Holly: I trust Snow to do right by us...

Greenleaf: I think they've had enough chances.

Nerissa: Things are finally changing around here. Maybe you don't feel it, but I do. Bigby and Snow are good for Fabletown.

Holly: She's right. Now that things have settled down... I'm sure they can do better.

Snow: And we will. Right, Sheriff?

Bigby: Of course we will. We're not like Crane... we'll look out for you.

Bigby We'll do what's right. As best we can.

Bigby: I'll do what works.

Bigby says nothing.

Bluebeard: We'll see.

Bigby picks up Crooked Man's body.

Beast: You see that?

Holly: It's finally over.

Gren: Good riddance, at least.

Greenleaf: This won't end well.

Johann: Shit.

Beauty: It's over now.

Bigby throws the corpse down the Witching Well.

Beast: I know, I know. But we have to do something.

Gren: Are you fucking kidding me?

Holly: When is this thing happening?

Beast: Are we sure he's coming?

Snow: Yes, you'll have an opportunity to--

Bigby and the Crooked Man enter the room.

Snow: He's back.

Beast: The Crooked Man...

Snow: Thank God.

Gren: (spits at Crooked Man) Motherfucker.

Snow: Are you okay? It's been hours. We were worried you'd run into some trouble...at the Crooked Man's place. And after what happened with Mary...

Bigby: It's nothing. I'm fine.

Snow: I guess you've been worse.

Bigby: What? Don't I look okay?

Snow: I guess you've been worse.

Bigby: Well...he didn't make it easy.

Snow: What happened?

Bigby: It doesn't matter. He's here, we got him.

Snow: We can talk about it later.

Snow: I guess you've been worse.

Snow: You did well, Sheriff. I'm...surprised. Not that you did well...but that...y'know... I'm just glad you made it back in one piece.

Gren: It's about time you showed up. Now throw this asshole down the fuckin' well!

Bluebeard: Yes, what are you waiting for?

Beauty: What do you have to say for yourself? Those poor girls!

Lawrence: You murderer! My wife is dead because of you!

Gren: You killed Lily!

Holly: She was my sister!

Beast: How could you?

Gren: Where the fuck do you get off? You think you have the right to just do this to people?

Beauty: And what about Faith?

Lawrence: We did everything you said!

Beauty: What could they have done to deserve this?

Gren: You're a fuckin' crook!

Beauty: You should be ashamed.

Gren: Fuckin' shit.

Holly: Asshole.

Snow: Everyone! Can I have your attention? Thank you all for coming here on such short notice. I know normally we'd schedule a formal hearing, but considering the circumstances... I thought it best if we do this as soon as possible. The Crooked Man is charged with the murder of Faith and L--

Crooked Man: As I already informed your Sheriff...it was Mr. Georgie Porgie who killed those women, not me.

Beauty: What? It was Georgie?

Snow: Georgie?

Crooked Man: I don't mean to interrupt you, Miss White. But I thought it would be unwise to proceed with such...faulty information.

Snow: Bigby, is that true?

Gren: Well...? Is it?

Bigby: Georgie may have killed them, but you made the call.

Crooked Man: Do I have to explain the situation to you again?

Holly: Wait a minute. So you're saying Georgie's the motherfucker who killed my sister?

Bigby: I already took care of Georgie. So drop it.

Gren: What do you mean "took care of him"?

Bigby: You'd better shut your fucking mouth if you want to keep it.

Holly: Wait a minute. So you're saying Georgie's the motherfucker who killed my sister?

Holly: Wait a minute. So you're saying Georgie's the motherfucker who killed my sister?

Holly: Well, where is he?

Gren: Yeah, you're gonna bring that shithead in too, aren't you?

Crooked Man: Yes, Sheriff. Where is the rotten scoundrel now?

Beauty: Is he still out there?

Bluebeard: I sincerely hope not.

Beast: Well, where is he?

Snow: Sheriff...

Bigby: Georgie was a victim of this psycho, too. He was pushed into the whole thing, and now he's dead.

Snow: He's...what?

Beast: Dead?

Bigby: Don't worry about it. It's done.

Crooked Man: Justice has already been dispatched. Bigby executed him.

(If Bigby didn't kill Georgie.)

Bigby: Georgie paid for what he did...in the end. There was a fight, and he bled out from his wounds. It's over.

Snow: So he's dead? That's what you're saying?

Beast: I can't believe it was him.

(If Bigby mercy killed Georgie.)

Bigby: I killed him. He's dead.

Snow: He's...what?

Beast: Dead?

Crooked Man: Allow me. Justice has already been dispatched. Bigby executed him.

Snow: He's...what?

Beast: Dead?

Crooked Man: So you see, the culprit has been punished. There's no need for this--

Snow: That doesn't change anything. We'll deal with it later, but right now you're the one I'm concerned with.

Bigby: You called the shots. Georgie made that perfectly clear.

Snow: In which case you still have a lot to answer for. And I'd--

Crooked Man: I was told I would be allowed to speak.

Snow: We have to read the rest of the charges--

Crooked Man: What other charges?

Snow: If you'd wait a moment.

Crooked Man: I am well aware of my rights, Miss White. Unless you plan to abandon the charter entirely.

Bigby: Let her finish. Then you can have your say.

Snow appreciates that.

Snow: Got it?

Crooked Man: If you insist.

Bigby: Fine. Go right ahead.

Snow: Wait. That's not how this works. After the rest of your crimes are read through, then you will have an opportunity to defend yourself, but only then.

Crooked Man: If you insist.

Bigby: How about I go ahead and kill you right now?

Crooked Man: In front of all these people?

Bigby: Do I look like I give a shit?

Snow: After the rest of your crimes are read through, then you will have an opportunity to defend yourself, but only then.

Crooked Man: If you insist.

Snow: After the rest of your crimes are read through, then you will have an opportunity to defend yourself, but only then.

Crooked Man: If you insist.

Snow: You are charged with the murder of Faith and Lily...which Georgie carried out on your order. Inciting violence against various members of the Fabletown community...including the attempted murder of Sheriff Bigby Wolf.

Bigby: Twice.

Crooked Man: A misunderstanding.

Snow: Aiding and providing monetary support the forced prostitution at the Pudding N Pie. Additionally, you are charged with multiple counts of fraud, extortion, racketeering, and the illegal possession and sale of magical artifacts.

Bigby: And resisting arrest.

Snow: Oh. Yes.

Bigby: And kidnapping Crane at gunpoint.

Crooked Man: He went willingly...

Snow: Yes. Thank you.

Bigby: And for being a condescending prick.

Bigby says nothing.

Snow: Now, is there anything you would like to say?

Crooked Man: First of all, I had nothing to do with Faith and Lily, so you can strike that one from your little record book. Secondly--

Gren: Bullshit! Like Hell you didn't!

Bluebeard: Stop the charade! We know you're involved!

Beauty: Come on! It's obvious!

Holly: And there's all the other crap he's done!

Bigby: I know you're responsible. You've been behind all of this from the beginning. So cut the shit.

Beauty: We all know who you are! We know what you've done!

Gren: Just give it up already!

Bigby: The rest of the charges are more than enough to deserve execution.

Beauty: We all know who you are! We know what you've done!

Gren: Just give it up already!

Bigby: Everyone just shut up for a minute! You wanted a chance to talk? Well, go ahead.

Beauty: What?

Gren: We all know he's guilty! What the fuck does he need to speak for?

Beauty: We all know who you are! We know what you've done!

Gren: Just give it up already!

Snow: The Crooked Man has committed crimes against this government, and most importantly its citizens. These charges, if proven, are enough to justify death, upon which your body will be committed to the Witching Well.

Gren: Where it fuckin' belongs!

Beauty: That's right.

Crooked Man: So let's get on with it then!

Snow: But we promised you a chance to defend yourself! And I won't rob you of that right.

Holly: What the fuck?

Bluebeard: You're really going to let him talk?

Johann: What?

Snow: This is about justice. If we're ever going to pull ourselves together and make something of this town, we have to start doing things correctly. No more snap judgments. No more secrets. We are going to treat everyone fairly. Even when they don't deserve it.

Bigby uncuffs Crooked Man.

Holly: This is ridiculous.

Snow: You have the floor.

Crooked Man: Thank you, Miss White. You've all met Georgie. I don't have to tell you what kind of...person he was. He was a total scoundrel, lacking in any sort of moral fiber. I hired him as a favor to his family, you see, a promise kept to a dying mother...

Gren: Aw, jeez.

Holly: Are you gonna get to your point or what?

Crooked Man: Georgie was working for me, yes, but he was not acting on my behalf when he killed those women. It was his business...and for whatever reason I'm sure only he could understand, he murdered two of his most faithful employees. I had nothing to do with it.

Holly: Tell the fucking truth for once!

Gren: This is such bullshit!

Crooked Man: Georgie's always been a bit of a powder keg. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened.

Bigby: Georgie seemed pretty convinced he didn't have a say in the matter.

Crooked Man: He clearly misunderstood my intention.

Holly: Really?

Crooked Man: I would never authorize such an act.

Bigby: Give me a break. You're so full of shit!

Crooked Man: Well, I thought we could discuss this like civilized people, but apparently that isn't going to happen.

Holly: For fuck's sake.

Bigby: If you were so offended by it, why'd you cover it up, then? If it had nothing to do with you and your shit, then why did you try to protect him for so long?

Crooked Man: What cover up? I never made any attempt to hide Georgie's criminal activity from you. I learned of it myself only recently.

Holly: For fuck's sake.

Crooked Man: Maybe I should have kept an eye on him, but can you really blame me for what happend?

Holly: Any of you actually believe this bullshit?

Snow: Holly, please.

Crooked Man: Tell them, Bigby...when you finally showed up at my door last night, wasn't I more than helpful? I answered your questions. I was willing to cooperate.

Snow: What's he talking about?

Bigby: Yeah, and your goons attacked me. Did you forget that part?

Bigby: Helpful isn't the word I would use.

Crooked Man: My comrades are another matter, and I'm sorry for the predicament they put you in.

Bigby: You weren't being helpful, you were trying to set me up. Your people tried to kill me.

Crooked Man: Look, I understand the confusion, but I had the best intentions. My comrades are another matter, and I'm sorry for the predicament they put you in.

Crooked Man: They get a bit carried away sometimes, it's true, loyal to the end. They do it because they want to protect me, as I have protected them. You understand wanting to protect what you care about, don't you? You'd do anything. You might even give up an innocent man...just to save someone.

The crowd is considering the Crooked Man's point.

Beast: What's he talking about?

Bigby: I really hope you're going somewhere with this.

Crooked Man: I see...you want to cut right to the point. I can appreciate that.

Bigby: Yeah, right. They don't do it because they want to protect you. You intimidate people, use scare tactics...they're afraid if they don't follow orders, they'll end up dead.

Bigby: I think you're done talking.

Crooked Man: What are you afraid of? Why not let an old man say his piece?

Snow: Is this going somewhere?

Crooked Man: Straight to the point, I see. You'll make a fine Deputy Mayor.

Crooked Man: Let me explain this to you... My employees are just that. Hired help. I see some of them here among you. They are not my slaves. They are all free to make their own decisions, as Georgie was...

Lawrence: You're not serious! I know what you do to people, I've seen it firsthand! What you did to Faith! The way you manipulated her! Do you really think any of those girls were free? Do you really think Faith wanted to--

Crooked Man: I'm sorry, Lawrence. I'm sorry that your wife came to me for help and I'm sorry that I decided against my best judgment to give her a distasteful job.

Holly: What about Lily? She wasn't free. She wasn't given a choice. Do you really think she wanted--that any of those girls wanted their lives like that?

Crooked Man: I'm sorry, Holly. I'm sorry that your sister asked me for help and I'm sorry that I decided against my better judgment to give her a distasteful job.

Snow: Right, and you kept them in debt so they couldn't leave.

Beast: Yeah. That's what you did to us. How you kept us all in line...

Crooked Man: You forget, it was not me who put you in that position. You all act like I'm some kind of tyrant. When your government abandoned you, left you poor and helpless, sniveling on street corners, I was there to look out for you.

Beast: Yes, but...

Crooked Man: Wasn't I?

Bigby: We didn't abandon anyone! We've been trying to help them.

Crooked Man: Really?

Bigby: Crane was the one who let this town go the fuckin' dogs. The guy who was in your pocket, remember?

Crooked Man: Really?

Bigby: You're the fucking problem here, not us!

Crooked Man: Really?

Snow: We've had our problems, and we've made mistakes, but we don't actively exploit people to serve our own ends.

Crooked Man: Really?

Crooked Man: What about Aunty Greenleaf? Her story is not uncommon. She left everything she had back in the Homelands...everything that mattered, anyway. With nowhere else to turn, she came to me for help. And what did I do for you?

Greenleaf: You got my tree back.

Crooked Man: I got her tree back. And in turn, we used her magic to help poor Fables get glamours. Because I helped her, she was able to make a living...provide for herself. And what did they do?

Greenleaf: They burned my tree to ashes.

Greenleaf: She wanted my tree destroyed, but...Bigby refused.

Greenleaf: For the longest time...not much. But...they asked me to come work for them.

Crooked Man: Really? The new Deputy Mayor wants you on the Thirteenth Floor?

Greenleaf: No... The wolf offered me the job... She wanted my tree destroyed. If she had had her way, I'd be hung out to dry on a clothesline by now.

Beauty: What?

Beast: You were gonna burn her tree?

Beast: You burned it down?

Beast: Snow, why would you want that?

Gren: Is that true?

Beauty: Snow?

(If Bigby didn't burn the tree.)

Bigby: Don't blame Snow. She had her reasons. Greenleaf was using her magic to help Crane and the Crooked Man. That's why Snow wanted your tree burned.

Snow will remember that.

Greenleaf: That's not why.

(If Bigby didn't burn the tree.)

Bigby: I know. Snow made a mistake.

Snow will remember that.

Snow: I had very good reasons for asking you to do that. She was working with Crane and the Crooked Man!

(If Bigby didn't burn the tree.)

Bigby: I know what you're doing...and it's not gonna work. You can't manipulate us or these people. We're not here to talk about this--

Snow will remember that.

Greenleaf: Oh, we're not?

Snow: Bigby just means tha--

Greenleaf: This is important and I'm glad it's being talked about!

Snow: You know why I asked him to destroy your tree. You were working with Crane and the Crooked Man.

(If Bigby burned the tree.)

Bigby: There's more to this than they're saying, okay? It was necessary to keep this town safe. Greenleaf was using her magic to help Crane and the Crooked Man.

Snow will remember that.

Greenleaf: What choice did I have?

(If Bigby burned the tree.)

Bigby: Snow wanted the tree destroyed, so I did it, alright?

Snow will remember that.

Snow: Yes, because she was working with Crane and the Crooked Man! Would you all rather have that continue?

Greenleaf: What choice did I have?

(If Bigby burned the tree.)

Bigby: We were wrong. We shouldn't have done that to you.

Snow will remember that.

Snow: I-- I stand by our reasons. She was working with Crane and the Crooked Man. ...but we could have handled the situation better, and I'm sorry for that.

Greenleaf: What choice did I have?

Gren: Is that true?

Holly: Snow...

Snow: She was helping Crane and the Crooked Man, we had to put an end to it!

Beast: It wasn't her fault.

Greenleaf: You can lie to yourself but you can't lie to me. You hated Crane...and you hated him for wanting to fuck you and you being too soft to notice what he'd do to get it. It had nothing to do with the Crooked Man.

Snow: We've made some mistakes. I've made some mistakes. But believe me... I truly want what's best for this town. And that may not always be clear... right away. But I want you all to know that I care deeply about all of you. And so does the sheriff.

Gren: Yeah, right.

Snow: I can't promise you perfection. No one can. But I can promise to always have your best interests at heart.

Beast: Like you did with her?

Bigby: Maybe you haven't noticed, but we've been doing all of this to protect you. We're trying to stop people like him.

Bigby: Things haven't been great for a while now...but we'll do better at protecting you from people like him.

Bigby: We didn't get you into this situation. He did.

Snow: Which is why the Crooked Man must be punished for his crimes.

Snow: The Crooked Man's been exploiting you. Exploiting your hope for a better life. You would go to him for help...and he would take that weakness and add it to his strength. And if things didn't fall exactly his way...someone would die.

Bigby: He took Faith and Lily from us. And while we can never get them back, we can certainly punish who's responsible.

Bigby: Do you really think the Crooked Man cared about you? He just cared about your money. He cares about your obedience.

Bigby: We're not gonna tolerate this shit anymore. The debts are wiped, his businesses closed... he's done.

Bigby says nothing.

Beast: They're right.

Snow: You're all still afraid of him... even now. But you needn't be. His contamination of this town is over... and those girls will have their justice.

The crowd walks over to stand with Snow and Bigby.

Crooked Man: (slow claps) Very good, very good, the sentiment is surely appreciated, Miss White... but it doesn't disguise the fact that these accusations are completely unfounded. The Sheriff simply doesn't have a particle of evidence linking me to the murders.

Snow: Georgie was working for you! Bigby got a confession that--

Crooked Man: A "confession" that nobody heard! Now, I'm no barrister, but I'd think such a statement would carry more weight if Bigby weren't the only one to whom Georgie spoke. Especially given Bigby's... history.

Johann: What are you talking about?

Beauty: Snow...?

Crooked Man: So... are we done?

Bigby: Fuck you! Okay? I'm sick of your shit.

Crooked Man: You see what I mean?

Beast: Bigby...

Bigby: You won't be able to talk your way out of this, Crooked Man.

Bigby: And what about your history? All you've done to this fucking town...

Snow: No, we are not done!

Beast: What do you mean there's no evidence?

Beauty: Maybe...maybe he's...I mean, this doesn't feel right, how we're doing this. I just mean...

Bluebeard: Of course it's right. This man tormented all of you... for profit! Georgie killed--

Crooked Man: Let me just make sure I understand you... You're trying to say that I am responsible for what Georgie did, because he was working for me at the time. Yes?

Bluebeard: Yes.

Gren: Of course.

Bigby: Where are you going with this...?

Bigby: Yes, you're responsible.

Bigby: Will you shut the fuck up already!

Snow: It's okay. Whatever you're getting at, get to it.

Snow: Whatever you're getting at, get to it.

Crooked Man: Well... by that logic, Miss White should be on trial for Tweedle Dum's murder. Since, you know, Bigby works for her.

Beauty: That's...

Crooked Man: He killed a man.

Gren: That don't make him a murderer.

Crooked Man: Doesn't it?

Bigby: For fuck's sake, killing somebody who's trying to kill you is hardly--

Crooked Man: There were there to retrieve Crane. You didn't need to escalate things.

Bigby: Me? It was them! And who sent those two freaks anyway!

Bigby: What happened with Tweedle Dum wasn't Snow's fault. If you all want to blame someone, blame me. She had nothing to do with it.

Bigby: What happened with Tweedle Dum... I made a mistake. He was attacking me, and I... I just acted. I didn't think.

Beast: That's the only reason?

Bigby says nothing.

Snow: Bigby and I have already discussed his behavior that night. We're handling it internally.

Crooked Man: Now, where have I heard that before?

Crooked Man: If I'm to blame for Georgie's mistakes, shouldn't Miss White be held accountable for Bigby's actions as well?

Snow: Like what?

Crooked Man: How about the way he treated poor Tweedle Dee when he was in your custody?

Crooked Man: How about the way he treated the poor Woodsman when he was in your custody?

Crooked Man: He was beaten to mashed apples while under your watch.

Snow: Under "my watch"?

Beast: Maybe he's right...

Crooked Man: Did you think we'd all just let that go?

Snow: You can't be serious.

Bluebeard: That was different.

Crooked Man: What? You think you shouldn't be held accountable?

(If Bigby didn't hurt Dee/Woody.)

Bigby: That was Bluebeard! Not me.

Bluebeard: He was a murder suspect!

Snow: Besides...

(If Bigby hurt Dee/Woody.)

Bigby: He was a suspect, and I needed answers.

Snow: Besides...

Bigby: Snow had nothing to do with it. We all thought she was dead!

Snow will remember that.

Snow: Besides...

Bigby: You're the one on trial here! Don't try to turn this around on us!

Snow: Besides...

Bigby says nothing.

Snow: Crane was still Deputy Mayor when that happened. Right before you decided to kidnap him.

Crooked Man: It was for his own protection... Oh, you're right, dear. Crane was in charge. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

Snow: That's enough.

Crooked Man: So, you won't answer for your employee's behavior... but I must perish for mine?

Snow: This is completely different. We all--

Crooked Man: I did not order those two girls dead. It simply never happened. Georgie killed Faith and Lily. End of story. They want to scapegoat me for their own tangled ends, but they refuse to answer for their own crimes!

Beast: This isn't right...

Bluebeard: Oh, please.

Beast: This isn't the point!

Gren: We'll deal with them after we deal with you.

Snow: Listen, I know--

Bluebeard: The laws apply when we need them to...

Snow: Bluebeard, please!

Beast: What's that supposed to mean?

Bigby: That's not true!

Bigby: Everyone just shut the fuck up!

Bigby: Everyone, calm down! This isn't the reason we're here!

Bigby says nothing

Bluebeard: I mean, a certain level of privilege should be afforded to--

Gren: To who?

Greenleaf: This is how it's always been!

Crooked Man: This is what I'm talking about. We lashed our ropes to this diseased world... and ever since, which one of us has been there for you? Who filled your lives with the promise of more? Who was there while they idly played in their towers... judging you, treating you as mindless children too stupid to command your own destiny. Without me... Who will pay your rent when you are on the verge of eviction? Who will dare challenge their brutality when it leaks to our dear citizens? Who will protect you... from the Big Bad Wolf? Who will be the--

Nerissa enters the room.

Nerissa: Bigby! Miss White!

Crooked Man: Excuse me, dear.

Nerissa approaches the crowd.

Nerissa: I...I wanted to make sure I had the chance to say something.

Crooked Man: Why don't you take a moment to catch your breath, little one?

Bluebeard: What's she doing here?

Nerissa: I'd like to... I--I need to say something.

Bluebeard: We're kind of in the middle of something.

Snow: Bluebeard.

Bluebeard: What?

Bigby: Of course. Go right ahead.

Bigby: She has something to say and we're gonna listen. Go right ahead.

Bigby: You don't have to do this...

Nerissa: Yes. I do.

Snow: Well, of course you can speak. Go ahead.

Nerissa: You probably don't remember me... I don't know why I was... afraid to come here.

Crooked Man: My dear, I don't know what it i--

Nerissa: Just shut up! You enslaved us for years. Let us hear stories about what you'd do... told us we would lose everything if we stepped just one toe out of line. And we couldn't say a word about it because of these damn ribbons.

Crooked Man: Wait...

Nerissa: But you know what... now it's my turn to talk.

Crooked Man: How are you--?

Nerissa: I found Vivian's body. Did you kill her? Did he?

Crooked Man: Sheriff, this is highly irregular...

Nerissa: Be quiet.

Crooked Man: We need to establish some order, here!

Bigby: Vivian... killed herself. Back at the Pudding N' Pie.

Bigby: He might as well have.

Bigby: Vivian wanted you freed from the ribbons... She took her own life.

Nerissa: You're pathetic.

Crooked Man: I'm sorry, um... I don't think I know your...

Nerissa: Nerissa! My name is Nerissa!

Crooked Man: It's okay, my dear, it's going to be just--

Nerissa: He ordered them dead, this fucker. Faith and Lily--

Crooked Man: That's a lie!

Nerissa: I was in the goddamned room when he did it. Faith and Lily are dead because of you! The only two people who ever gave a damn about me... And now I can finally say... You're an asshole... And I hope you rot at the bottom of the Wishing Well for what you did.

Bigby: Then this just confirms it.

Bigby: We know what happened.

Bigby: Don't worry. He's going to pay for it.

Snow: Nerissa, you heard him? You witnessed this?

You are winning the crowd.

Nerissa: He made Georgie do it, it was always him, Georgie would've never done anything without his say-so, ever.

Crooked Man: You're going to take the word of--

Nerissa: At least five other girls will back me up on this. We all heard you say it!

Crooked Man: Did you now...

Bigby: Looks like we found our evidence.

Beauty: She saw it first hand...

Bluebeard: He's guilty!

Bigby: Good enough for me.

Snow: Me too.

Beast: So that's it, right?

Johann: Throw him down the Witching Well!

Bigby handcuffs the Crooked Man.

Gren: No! That's too fuckin' easy for a crook like that!

Beast: What do you mean?

Gren: He's gotta pay for what he did!

Greenleaf: Listen to yourselves!

Crooked Man: You're all rats fleeing from one sinking ship to the next. So quick to latch onto whatever will keep your miserable lives afloat. This is how you want to repay all I've done for you?

Gren: What, you take two people's lives away and now you want mercy?

Snow: You know we can't let you go free after this.

Greenleaf: Wait!

Snow: What?

Bigby: What did you expect to happen here? You're getting what you deserve.

Bigby: I could always rip your arms off first. Would you enjoy that?

Bigby: You're done talking, Crooked Man. You had your chance.

Crooked Man: I wonder what they'll say about you when the tides turn... what lies they'll--

Snow: There is no appeals process.

Crooked Man: Well done, then.

Snow: Now, for your sentence--

Greenleaf: We don't have to become murderers.

Bluebeard: What are you talking about?

Greenleaf: He's guilty! I know that, but we don't have to kill anybody. We can imprison him. Lock him up forever...somewhere he can never hurt anyone again.

Snow: How can we be sure he won't escape?

Greenleaf: I can help! We'll use magic. I assure you--

Bluebeard: That's not good enough!

Beauty: Maybe she has a point! Hasn't there been enough bloodshed already?

Nerissa: There will be more if he isn't stopped!

Bluebeard: We can't let him live, it's too dangerous!

Gren: So we get rid of him!

Holly: I don't give a shit what you do with him as long as you get him out of here!

Beauty: I don't know...

Greenleaf: We can send him away!

Snow: Everyone! Listen up! Clearly we're having trouble agreeing on a suitable punishment. So I think we--

Bluebeard: This is going nowhere!

Snow: Someone needs to make a decision!

Beauty: Who?

Bluebeard: I hope you aren't suggesting yourself.

Holly: Why not?

Johann: What about a vote?

Bluebeard: What do you think this is?

Snow: Everyone calm down!

Bigby: Look, Snow should decide what we do with him. She's gonna be the Deputy Mayor, so--

Snow will remember that.

Bluebeard: But she's not the Deputy Mayor yet!

Nerissa: What about Bigby?

Snow: What about him?

Nerissa: He was appointed, he's... the only official representative, really. He should be the judge.

Bigby: Look, I'm making the call.

Snow: Why should you--

Snow will remember that.

Bluebeard: He is the only officially appointed representative here.

Nerissa: Right. Bigby should decide.

Bigby: We should have a vote. Make it democratic...

Snow will remember that.

Bluebeard: Do you really think that's going to work?

Snow: He's right. Nobody can agree on anything.

Nerissa: What about Bigby?

Snow: What about him?

Nerissa: He was appointed, he's... the only official representative, really. He should be the judge.

Nerissa: What about Bigby?

Snow: What about him?

Nerissa: He was appointed, he's... the only official representative, really. He should be the judge.

Johann: That makes sense to me.

Holly: I guess it does.

Gren: Okay.

Greenleaf: Fine.

Snow: Are you sure? This isn't how it's--

Bluebeard: It's what the people want, Miss White.

Snow: Okay. Mr. Wolf. It's your call.

Bigby: Snow, I--

Snow: Just... Do what you think is right.

Crooked Man: Yes, Sheriff... Do what you think is right.

Gren: Teach him a fucking lesson!

Greenleaf: No...

Johann: He has to die!

Greenleaf: We can lock him away.

Holly: Just fucking get rid of him.

Bigby: Everyone... I'm--

Bigby: Everyone... I'm--

Bigby: Everyone... I'm--

Bigby says nothing.

The Crooked Man starts to strangle Bigby with his handcuffs, walking backward toward the well.

Crooked Man: Not this way!

Bigby breaks free and grabs the Crooked Man.

Bigby punches the Crooked Man in the face.

Crooked Man: Ugh! Aaahhh... there you are...

Bigby does nothing.

Crooked Man: I hope you all... remember this moment... Think of me... when you try to sleep.

Bluebeard: Finish it, Sheriff.

Greenleaf: Please, we can still--

Gren: End it, already!

Crooked Man: You're going to miss me...

Bigby: No. I won't.

Bigby takes his werewolf form and grabs the Crooked Man's neck.

Beauty: Ugh.

Beast: What are you...

Bigby rips off the Crooked Man's head.

Beauty: (hugs Beast) Oh, my God!

Gren: Ugh!

Bigby throws the Crooked Man's body and head down the well.

Snow will remember that.

Fabletown is afraid of the Big Bad Wolf.

Holly: For Lily. And Faith.

Greenleaf: Yes. Another one of us to erase from the books.

Crooked Man: You're going to miss me...

Bigby: No. I won't.

Bigby throws the Crooked Man down the well.

Fabletown will remember that.

Crooked Man: Oof!

Holly: For Lily. And Faith.

Greenleaf: Yes. Another one of us to erase from the books.

Bigby releases the Crooked Man.

Fabletown will remember that.

Bigby: You said you had a way to keep him from hurting people.

Holly: Wait, you can't be serious?

Gren: After what he's done, you're just gonna put him in prison?

Bluebeard: This isn't the way, Sheriff.

Beast: You're doing the right thing.

Greenleaf: Yes. There's a way.

Bigby: Alright. Do it.

TBC

The Woodland Luxury Apartments

The Woodland Luxury Apartments
One day later

Bigby steps out of an elevator and starts smoking.

Greenleaf and Flycatcher turn the corner. The former is holding a birdcage with a crow inside.

Bigby: Not what I was expecting... Morning, Crooked Man.

Greenleaf: He's got a sharp tongue. I thought it would be better for everyone if he parted with it.

Bigby: Thanks, Greenleaf.

Greenleaf: Let's just call it even.

Greenleaf calls the elevator.

Flycatcher turns the corner and calls the elevator.

Flycatcher: Hey, Sheriff.

Flycatcher: Oh, hi... Sheriff Bigby! Great-- Great to see you. I... don't know if I remember me...

Bigby: I know who you are, Flycatcher. You've worked at the Woodlands for... how many years now?

Flycatcher: Heh. I think I've lost count.

The elevator arrives, and Flycatcher and determinantly Greenleaf get inside.

Flycatcher: You gonna come see the truck off? We're leaving for the Farm in a few... Thought you might want to, I don't know...

Bigby: I'll be down in a minute.

Flycatcher: Okay... great.

The elevator doors close. Bigby walks through the hallway, where there is a line outside the Business Office.

Gren: This fuckin' line.

Bigby walks past the crowd. Snow bursts out of the door, holding a stack of documents.

Snow: Oh... Mr. Wolf! Flycatcher left his keys.

Snow gives Bigby a pair of keys.

Bigby: Is everything okay? You look--

Bigby: Listen, Snow... can we talk? I wanted to--

Bigby: Right, thanks.

Bigby says nothing.

Snow: I'm-- I'm sorry, Sheriff. I have to take care of this. We'll talk later, okay?

Snow returns to the office. Bluebeard walks past Bigby.

Bluebeard: Good morning, Miss White.

Bluebeard enters the office and closes the door.

Snow: You're late.

Bigby goes back to the elevator and presses the button. The elevator doors open.

Colin is standing inside, holding a six pack of beer in his mouth.

Bigby: Someone's gonna see you, Colin.

Colin walks away.

Bigby enters the elevator. A short time later, he exits the building. Toad and TJ and packing their belongings into a truck. If Crooked Man was locked up, the birdcage is in the back of the truck. Flycatcher stands nearby.

Toad: I'm goin'! Jesus!

Flycatcher: We only have, like, five minutes.

Toad: Then carry me, for fuck's sake! I don't give a shit!

Bigby: (holds out keys) You forgot these.

Bigby tosses the keys to Fly.

Flycatcher: Oh! Thank you. It's, uh, been pretty busy around here.

Flycatcher walks away.

Toad: Morning, Sheriff. Nice fuckin' day.

Toad climbs onto the truck.

Toad: Shit! Just go grab that, would you?

Bigby: How are you... holding up? I know this isn't ideal for you.

Bigby: It's just the Farm. You don't have to be so... dramatic about it.

(If Bigby tried to help.)

Bigby: Sorry about all this... I tried to help.

(If Bigby sent Toad to the Farm.)

Bigby: Sorry about all this... I know this isn't your ideal situation here.

Bigby says nothing.

Toad: Just why the Hell did she have to send me and me boy away? Huh? You promised me I'd get another chance... but Miss White said I had to go up to the damn Farm anyway!

Toad: I told her I had the money, but she didn't wanna hear it!

Flycatcher returns with Colin.

Flycatcher: Come on, Colin.

Colin: I'm walkin', alright! Calm down.

Bigby turns to leave.

TJ: Wait! Sheriff Bigby! I have something...

Toad: You know he was up cryin' all night. Poor kid.

TJ: (holds out box) Can you give this to Miss White? Please. Dad says there's no time to say goodbye, so... If you can bring it to her... She was nice. So...

Bigby: Yeah... sure.

Bigby: What is it?

Bigby: Look, I'm kind of busy here...

TJ: Please.

Bigby: Sorry, kid.

TJ will remember that.

Bigby: Okay, I'll take it to her. What is it?

Bigby: Fine, I'll take it to her.

Bigby says nothing.

Bigby says nothing.

TJ: (hands box to Bigby) I couldn't take them all with me. And she said she liked that one the best.

Bigby opens the box, which contains a pinned beetle and a carving saying, "To: Miss White - From: TJ".

TJ: It's a Willow Beetle. That's a big one. They're cool, 'cause when they're little they have these pouches that squirt juice at you if you touch 'em.

Bigby: That's... interesting, TJ. You sure you want to give this to her?

TJ will remember that.

TJ: She said it was pretty. She'll like it.

Bigby: Okay...

Bigby: That's... interesting, TJ. You sure you want to give this to her?

TJ will remember that.

TJ: She said it was pretty.

Bigby: I'm sure she'll love it.

TJ: She said it was pretty.

TJ will remember that.

TJ: She said it was pretty.

Fly returns.

Flycatcher: We're about ready to head out.

Colin jumps in the truck, and Fly closes the door.

Flycatcher: That's everybody.

TJ: What's it like at the Farm? I've heard ogres live there. And they eat people in their sleep sometimes.

Toad: God, I hope not.

TJ: Do we have to go? I wanna stay here.

Toad: Well, we don't have a choice anymore.

Bigby: I'm sorry, TJ. But look on the bright side, okay? There's plenty of space to run around, and a nice river nearby so you can swim all you want.

TJ will remember that.

TJ: Even in daytime?

Bigby: Yeah. You don't have to worry about the Mundies seeing you. It'll be nice.

Bigby: Don't worry. You'll be a lot safer there. There's plenty of space to run around, and a nice river nearby so you can swim all you want.

TJ will remember that.

TJ: Even in daytime?

Bigby: Yeah. You don't have to worry about the Mundies seeing you. It'll be nice.

Bigby: Your dad broke the rules, TJ. You're not allowed to stay in Fabletown without a glamour.

TJ will remember that.

TJ: Okay...

Bigby says nothing.

Bigby: Come on... it won't be so bad.

TJ: Have you been there before?

Bigby: No... I'm, uh-- some of the animals aren't comfortable around wolves.

Toad: So you wouldn't know, would you?

Flycatcher: We're all set.

TJ: Bye, Mr. Wolf.

Bigby: Goodbye, TJ.

Bigby starts smoking.

Toad: Hey, Bigby! Where's your friend, Colin? Where's the fuckin' pig?

Bigby: I don't know... he must've run off.

Toad is suspicious of you.

Toad: Bull. Shit.

Bigby: How should I know?

Bigby: Colin gets to stay.

Toad resents you.

Toad: That's bullshit, Bigby! And you know it! You're all fuckin' corrupt.

Toad: Right. That's what I thought.

Bigby walks up to Colin.

Bigby: Are you still mad at me?

Colin: Would it change your mind?

Bigby: I'm sorry, Colin.

Bigby: I... wish I could come visit you. Up at the Farm.

Colin: Yeah, well... too bad everyone up there hates you. Maybe if you do bad enough here they'll ban you from Fabletown too. Then we can go on the run together. You can show me around the Carpathians or something.

Bigby says nothing.

Colin: You got another one of those? How 'bout a smoke for the road? One last time. Can't be easy getting cigs up at the Farm. Gotta enjoy it while I can, right?

Bigby gives him the pack.

Colin will remember that.

Colin: Thanks, Bigby.

Colin: Always a gentleman, aren't you, Bigby?

Colin: Nice to see you've finally learned to share.

Bigby gives Colin a cigarette and lights it.

Colin will remember that.

Colin: Thanks, Bigby.

Colin: Always a gentleman, aren't you, Bigby?

Colin: Nice to see you've finally learned to share.

Bigby: I don't think so.

Colin will remember that.

Colin: I guess you're not sharing anymore, then.

Colin: Are you always gonna be a stingy asshole?

Colin: I guess you're not sharing anymore, then.

Colin: Are you always gonna be a stingy asshole?

Colin: I guess I'll see you around... Stay outta trouble, okay? If you even can.

Bigby: I'll try.

Colin: Yeah, me too.

Bigby: I can't make any promises.

Colin: Yeah, me neither.

Bigby: Yeah... see you around.

Colin: Maybe sooner than you think.

Bigby says nothing.

Flycatcher gets in the truck and drives away.

Nerissa: Saying goodbye?

Bigby walks over to Nerissa, who is standing on the other side of the street.

Sidewalk

Bigby: Hi.

Nerissa: Hi.

Bigby: You're still wearing that thing?

Nerissa: Oh... yeah. I guess I am... It's not easy to forget. I know it seems like I should be able to... It's just...

Bigby: You need to let that go. How are you gonna move on if you--

Nerissa: Bigby, I-- I know you're trying to help, but this is just something I need to do on my own. Okay?

Bigby: It's okay. I get it.

Bigby: Let me help you...

Nerissa: Bigby, I-- I know you're trying to help, but this is just something I need to do on my own. Okay?

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa: Listen, I... I came here because... I have to tell you something.

Bigby: What is it?

Nerissa: It's about what happened to Faith and Lily. I'm not sure where to start... Faith, Lily and I, we had this plan. We were gonna find a way out. Leave the Pudding 'N Pie for good... But then Faith decided to get some... leverage. She stole a picture of Crane and Lily together. The minute Faith stole that photo, we had dirt on one of the Crooked Man's allies. If he found out--! I-- I had no choice. You have to understand. You've seen how they kept us quiet at that place. Can you imagine the lengths they'd go to just to silence someone who had physical evidence? I had to...

Bigby: Nerissa, what did you do?

Bigby: Nerissa, just tell me what happened.

Bigby: It's okay. Just calm down.

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa: I freaked out. Okay? I thought if I came clean to Georgie, he'd get the Crooked Man to leave us alone! We could just forget the whole thing... maybe try again in a few years.

Bigby: You... what?

Nerissa: So I told him... everything. And I begged for mercy. For all of us! I didn't want anyone to die over a picture!

Bigby: So you sold them out?

Nerissa: No! Yes.

Bigby: Georgie didn't do mercy. You know that.

Nerissa: He could've been reasoned with! I was counting on that.

Bigby: You were just trying to protect them.

Nerissa: Yeah...

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa: Georgie promised he'd smooth things over with the Crooked Man. But then... Oh, god... (starts crying)

Bigby reaches towards Nerissa.

Nerissa noticed that.

Bigby: What happened... can you tell me anything else?

Bigby: Here.

Bigby gives Nerissa a cigarette and lights it.

Nerissa appreciates that.

Nerissa: Thank you.

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa: I don't know what happened, but that night, at the club... Georgie came back and told me things had changed. He had to make an example of us... we had committed treason. And while the two of us were sitting there... as he was telling me this.. Faith walked in. And I had to watch while Georgie--

Nerissa: It was my fault. I sold them out. And she just...

Bigby: And Lily?

Bigby: Holy shit... That's...

Bigby: I'm sorry, Nerissa.

Bigby says nothing.

Bigby: Wait, so Georgie told you all this? Not the Crooked Man? Back at the Well, you said...

Nerissa: I know what I said.

Bigby: But it wasn't the truth, was it?

Nerissa: What does it matter? I know the Crooked Man did it. So what if it wasn't the whole truth? It was true enough.

Bigby: I guess... What's done is done.

Bigby: So you think that makes it okay to lie?

Bigby: I guess... I guess it worked out in the end. I can't hold that against you.

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa: I know he ordered their deaths. I wasn't going to let him get away with it because of a stupid technicality. Especially after--

Nerissa: That night, after Faith... I tried to warn Lily, but she wasn't with her scheduled appointment. So I did the only thing I could do. I-- I left Faith's head at your doorstep.

Bigby: You?

Nerissa: I walked her over here and I left her. Just hoping that maybe, if I couldn't save them... I could at least... save the rest of us.

(If Bigby found the fabric.)

Bigby: So that piece of fabric I found near there... that was you?

Nerissa: Yeah... I cut my leg trying to get over the fence.

(If Bigby didn't find the fabric.)

Bigby: So that ring in her mouth... that was you?

Nerissa: Yeah... I couldn't think of any other way to get your attention.

Bigby: You were trying to get my attention.

Bigby: Why would you do that?

Nerissa: I couldn't think of any other way to get your attention.

Bigby says nothing.

Bigby: So you... you started all this?

Nerissa: I just... pointed you in the right direction. People like us get forgotten all the time. The Crooked Man was counting on that. When we suffer, we do it in silence. And the world likes it that way. We just... fade. Like we never existed. I couldn't watch that happen to Faith. Or Lily. Nobody cares about us. Not really.

Bigby: I'm sorry, Nerissa. I'm sorry that's what it took to get me to pay attention.

Nerissa: It'll be different now.

Bigby: It's going to be different now. I promise... things like that won't happen anymore. Not while I'm around.

Bigby: That's not true...

Nerissa: It is. You've just never seen it before. But now you have.

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa: You'll make things right... you and Snow.

Bigby: I don't know... It seems like no matter what I do, it's just... not enough for her. Or anyone. I just can't win with these people.

Nerissa: I know it might feel that way, but... they need you, Bigby. Both of you. You two make a good team. The way you look out for each other... And look out for us. You don't see that a lot these days.

Bigby: Snow doesn't really need me.

Nerissa: I'm sure that's not true.

Bigby: I don't really know where we stand anymore. Things are just... different.

Nerissa: Things are always different. Look, Bigby...

Bigby: I just-- I got out there and I do my job... I put my life on the line, I get shot at... I do what has to be done for them. But at the end of the day, I'm still the bad guy.

Nerissa: I know... but they'll come around. You'll see...

Nerissa: Look, Bigby...

Nerissa: After everything you've done for us-- Maybe they don't want to admit it, but... without you, none of this would have happened. You listened... when no one else would.

Nerissa: You protected your friends... no matter the cost.

Nerissa: You knew when to show mercy...

Nerissa: And you brought justice to this town... finally.

Nerissa: If you hadn't killed the Crooked Man back there, he would've just talked his way out of it like he always does.

Nerissa: Because you brought the Crooked Man in, everyone saw who he really was.

Nerissa: So from where I'm standing... you did the right thing. You've been given this job for a reason. And I left Faith at your doorstep, because I knew... if anyone stood a chance against the Crooked man, it was you.

Bigby: I've... been making a lot of mistakes lately.

Nerissa: But you've also done a lot of good. Don't forget that.

Bigby: I hope I've at least done some good here.

Bigby: No... it doesn't matter what I do. In the end, it's all the same shit it always was.

Nerissa: You're wrong.

Bigby says nothing.

Nerissa will remember that.

Nerissa: You've changed this place. For better or worse... Fabletown wouldn't be the same without you.

Nerissa starts to walk away, then stops and turns back.

Nerissa: You're not as bad as everyone says you are.

Nerissa continues walking away.

Faith: (in Bigby's memory) I need to tell you something.

Nerissa: (in Bigby's memory) I have to tell you something.

Bigby: (in Bigby's memory) I feel like we've met before.

Nerissa: (in Bigby's memory) You're trying to place me.

Faith: (in Bigby's memory) You like my ribbon?

Nerissa: (in Bigby's memory) Do you like it?

Bigby: (in Bigby's memory) Faith wore one too.

Bufkin: (in Bigby's memory) Would hide her beauty, so she could escape his kingdom.

Nerissa: (in Bigby's memory) They used to call me The Little Mermaid.

Bigby: (in Bigby's memory) Did Dr. Swineheart ever get back to you about Faith?

Snow: (in Bigby's memory) He said he wanted to run more tests.

Nerissa: (in Bigby's memory) I hope you find what you're looking for.

Bigby starts walking toward her.

Bigby starts smoking, then walks back toward the Woodlands.

Faith: (in Bigby's memory) I'll see you around... Wolf.

Video Game Transcripts
Season 1 "Faith" • "Smoke & Mirrors" • "A Crooked Mile" • "In Sheep’s Clothing" • "Cry Wolf"
Season 2 "TBA"
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