"Sisterhood" is the fifteenth episode of the seventh season of ABC's Once Upon a Time and the one hundredth and forty-eighth episode of the series overall. It will air on March 30, 2018. It was written by Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp, and directed by Ellen S. Pressman.
When the Candy Killer attacks, Ivy will have to risk what remains of her family, while Jacinda and Henry grow closer and Roni questions her relationship with Samdi. Meanwhile, Drizella faces an unthinkable challenge in her attempt to join the Witch's Coven.
Flynn's Barcade Bar is featured in the background.
In the Characters' Past
In a flashback during the new realm, a young Drizella is playing hide-and-seek with Anastasia, but when Drizella gets lost, Anastasia lights a lantern that leads Drizella to her. Anastasia then says that as long as they're together, they can always find their way home.
Years later, and with Anastasia now lying in a comatose state, Drizella admitted to having vowed to cast the new dark curse in order to make her mother suffer. Regina soon joined Drizella to offer help but turned her down, just in time to reveal Regina as Gothel in disguise and tempting her with a offer to join a group of women known as the Coven of the Eight. As Drizella accepted the offer, Gothel only had two spots left while going through a recruiting process. Gothel says she's hidden two golden flowers somewhere in the forest and whoever brings her the flowers will prove themselves worthy of joining the Coven. Gothel tells Drizella that she has to do the task alone, but she instead partners up with another recruit named Gretel.
As the two women bond over having to deal with a sibling, with Gretel revealing how her brother Hansel had changed after the events of dealing with a witch but has never been the same since and has taken on a new identity, both Drizella and Gretel comes across a fork in the road, the two agreed to separate then meet up. During this separation, Gothel appears to Drizella to reveal that the test was actually a elimination that determines eligibility into the sisterhood. Gothel wants Drizella to kill Gretel with a sai or tekpi type weapon but decided against it because of Gothel's true intentions. When Gretel returns, Drizella suggest that they form their own sisterhood in order to get what they wanted, but soon that idea is scratched when Gretel reveals the same weapon that Drizella had. The women soon fight each other but as Gretel was about to kill her Drizella sends her weapon towards Gretel and she kills her. Gothel appears to Drizella, telling her that she has been accepted into the Coven of Eight, thus marked the events leading up to the Dark Curse.
In The Present Day
As Ivy continues her search for Anastasia, she is enticed by Gothel to once again join her Coven, but Ivy turns down Gothel's offers as she wants her sister's powers and she will not sacrifice herself in order to do so. Gothel then hands her a heart shaped box of chocolates, warning her of a serial killer that are after women who have ties to the Coven, but Ivy doesn't believe Gothel's story, that is, until later on that night when the masked Candy Killer goes after Ivy but she escaped his attempts. Ivy then approached Regina for help afterwards. Regina is still upset over what Ivy did to her and Henry but agreed to help. As Regina consulted Weaver on this situation, Ivy is approached by Samdi, who knows about what and why the Candy Killer is after her. Samdi tells Ivy the only way to save both her and Anastasia is using a magic bean that can create a portal with Anastasia's powers.
Later that evening, Ivy and Anastasia finally meet up, with Anastasia ready to forgive Ivy after Ivy promised to help each other get home to their realm with a magic bean, but Ivy used it on Anastasia to contain her. When Ivy takes Anastasia back to Samdi, their attempt to exorcise her powers is interrupted by Gothel, who wakes her up and compelled Anastasia to kill Ivy. However, Ivy told Anastasia that if she does kill her she would end up giving in to Gothel's control, but Anastasia refused and handed a major defeat for Gothel. When Regina and Weaver arrived to see the damage done in the place, they're relieved to see Ivy and Anastasia embraced each other as sisters again. Ivy also apologized to Regina for what she did to Henry and her, which Regina will take as a yes. As Ivy and Anastasia say goodbye to Regina and Weaver, Anastasia used her magic to create a portal that send them back to their realm. As they look on, Weaver tells Regina things are looking up.
Back at the bar, Regina confronted Samdi over what happened, but Samdi assured Regina that he was doing this to save Henry by extracting Anastasia's magic into a bottle so Henry will live once his curse is broken but at the same time warns Regina about Weaver's intentions. And as Samdi leaves the bar, Weaver is waiting for him, saying that he's keeping the Dagger in his possession, despite Samdi's cautionary message about Weaver's desire to be near Belle.
In between the events, Lucy and Regina come up with a way to perk up Henry while at the same time must keep him and Jacinda from kissing each other, so Regina suggests that Henry get together with Rogers and Nick for a night out. Thanks to Regina texting Rogers and Nick, the guys are able to track Henry to Flynn's Barcade, a local bar that Henry frequents. The two suddenly decided to stick around and help Henry out with his romantic feelings towards Jacinda, giving Nick a idea by making a bet that Henry can move on from Jacinda, but all bets are off when Jacinda entered the bar and when she saw Henry she joined him.
After the two talks for a while, Jacinda challenge Henry to a game in which he had a coin that if he tossed it into a glass then he would believe in the fairytales that Lucy had told him. When he threw the coin, a bartender takes the last glass and it misses. However, Jacinda doesn't stay long as she has to meet up with Sabine later; surprisingly enough when Jacinda threw a coin into a glass at her place she succeeded and shocked by the results. Hours later after the bar closes, Henry, Rogers, and Nick say their goodbyes, with Nick wishing Rogers good luck on finding the person responsible for the deaths of the women tied to the Coven.
Unbeknownst to Henry and Rogers, they are unaware that after they left Nick alone to fix a flat tire that Nick has opened up a trunk which revealed heart shaped boxes, envelopes, objects, and a mask, thus revealing his true identity as the Candy Killer who has been targeting the Witches in Hyperion Heights.
- Nick is revealed to be the Witch Killer.
- Nick cleverly tells Rogers he's the killer, saying the answer to the case is under his nose.
- The Coven of Eight recruits only the most ruthless and determined.
- What happens to Belfry Construction without any family to run it is left unknown.