Regina's getting desperate. She knows that the only way to get answers about this mysterious author is to go undercover. She must show Maleficent, Cruella and Ursula that she can still be a monstrous Evil Queen. Emma is determined to use her special skills to help Regina but is constantly denied the chance. Meanwhile Rumplestiltskin's heart shatters as he watches his wife fall for somebody else. Back in the enchanted forest we see young Regina seek the help of a powerful witch; Maleficent. This exciting episode reveals that even the heroes have to break the rules sometimes.