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Female narrator: Why, look. It's breakfast at Ever After High, that important time where students fuel up to face the day. As usual, Blondie Lockes is enjoying a bowl of porridge that's just right.
Male narrator: Humphrey Dumpty's eating an omelette. Wait, is that weird?
Female narrator: Don't worry - vegan-soy pseudo omelette. Hardly weird.
Brooke Page: W-w-w-weird? You know what's weird? Weird is starting this story here! What about Wonderland? Ah, and the bandersnatches, and the mome raths and the—
Male narrator: Brooke! You know better than that! No spoilers!
Female narrator: To be a narrator, you need to understand: we always begin at the beginning.
Brooke Page: But—alright. It's breakfast time. Nom-nom-nom. Hey, look! It's Apple White!
Apple White: [From the balcony, she clears her throat.] Hexcuse me! [Noticing that no one listened, she inhales and lets out a loud whistle.]
Tiny: My ears! [He drops his pancakes in surprise.]
Apple White: [Whistles again.]
Daring Charming: [Dexter is startled by this and flings his cereal in his brother's hair.] My hair!
Apple White: Excuse me, as editor of The Griffin, our beloved school paper, I am pleased to announce I am doing a special feature. And the theme is a time of wonder. It will feature stories about Wonderland and all the students from Wonderland who are here now.
Faybelle Thorn: I think Apple's idea is awesome!
Apple White: Thanks, Faybelle. Wait, you-you do?
Faybelle Thorn: Sure! [She flits up to the balcony.] 'Cause it'll give you a chance to rehash how these Blunderland brats got stuck here in the first place - thanks to Raven's mom: the Evil Queen! [She takes out her MirrorPad and starts playing the audio of the Evil Queen's cackle, scaring everyone in the cafeteria.]
Students left and right are jumping of fright, some even fleeing.
Daring Charming: [In amidst the commotion, Dexter flings his eggs and bacon on Daring's face.] Again!
Cedar Wood: I cannot tell a lie, that lady scares the shavings off of me!
Three billy goats gruff: [Bleat in peril.]
Raven Queen: Hey, that's not fair! It's not my mom's fault that Wonderland is sealed off from Ever After! I mean, okay, maybe she poisoned Wonderland's magic, and sure, because of her Wonderland is even topsy-turvier than ever—and yeah, thanks to her the Queen of Hearts is a total wacko-screwball—
In the corner, Raven's claims upset Lizzie.
Lizzie Hearts: [Sigh.]
Faybelle Thorn: [To Lizzie.] Hello? Raven just like, totally insulted your mom.
Raven Queen: Sorry Lizzie... I was just trying to point out if you're gonna look for someone to blame, blame Headmaster Grimm! [Unbeknownst to Raven, the headmaster appears behind her as she's talking.] He's always like, "You must always follow your own stories", and "Let's trap the Evil Queen in a mirror forever"! Hah, am I right? [The Rebels are silently warning Raven to drop it because he's standing right behind her.] He's standing right behind me, isn't he?
Milton Grimm: Correct! And you may be seated.
Raven Queen: [Nervous chuckling.]
Milton Grimm: As for the rest of you, understand this: the Wonderland curse is dangerous! No one must be allowed to have contact with that world for any reason. It has been sealed off for your own good. [He turns to walk away.]
Apple White: [She waves her hand.] Oh, oh-oh-oh! Headmaster Grimm, actually, as part of my article for The Griffin, I was hoping to ask you about the curse and when exactly it—
Milton Grimm: [Holds a hand out to stop her.] Enough. The worlds must remain separate and that is all you need to know. [From hallway as the bell rings.] Now, off to your classes!
Apple White: Hey, hey everybody! [Waves her hand up.] I'm looking for volunteers to help with the story; if you're interested, meet me in the Study Hall after class.

In Science and Sorcery class, Raven sets her bag down next to Apple and sits with her.
Raven Queen: Hey, Apple. I'm really sorry I messed up your speech.
Apple White: Oh, don't worry about it, I just want to know more about the Wonderland curse! I mean, why does Headmaster Grimm—
Rumpelstiltskin: Quiet in class! Pop quiz on chapter three! If you fail, detention! [The students gasp. Apple, on the other hand, has come prepared.] Now, prepare to mix.
Raven Queen: [To Apple.] I didn't read chapter three!
Apple White: Oh, don't worry! It's just an extension of everything we covered in chapter two!
Raven Queen: But that was last week, right?
Rumpelstiltskin: Five parts three o two s o four...[He begins pouring things inside a giant cauldron. Student attempts are failing everywhere around the room.] Eight part pixie dust to begin reaction... Heat. Cool! Add seven parts wolf bane! Separate, remix, reverse procedure! Add isotope of five u seven, no, four u seven. [Cackling.]
Raven Queen: I don't know how you make it look so easy, Apple. I can hardly keep up with him.
Apple White: If you know the formulas and the mohexular valences crossed referenced with the periodic table, well then it's just logic! [She claps her hands together and sprinkles a finishing touch of powder into her mixture.]
From Apple's mixture emerges a giant orange butterfly, to the students' amazement.
Rumpelstiltskin: Good job, Apple White! I give you A! Ah, B plus.
Raven Queen: Oh, that's what we're trying to do!
Rumpelstiltskin: Raven Queen, what is result?
Raven Queen: Green stuff, [She pours some into the mixture.] yeah, ooh, and orange stuff, and, ooh, some purple stuff... [Confidently giggles.] Let me see, what have we got...[Gasp.] Yes, fuzzy stuff! [She reaches for Rumpelstiltskin's hair.] Haha! And... Oh! [Gasp.]
The mixture Raven has randomly created turns out to be a successfully similar formula as her purple butterfly floats alongside Apple's.
Rumpelstiltskin: Ah, correct. Next victim!...
Brooke Page: So, Apple's good at logic stuff and Raven's good at artsy-improvisation creative stuff? Heh. And we're learning about this, why? Come on! What about the Queen of Hearts and, Wonderland! And—
Male narrator: Patience, Brooke. All in good time! Now, Apple White is holding a planning meeting during lunch.
Apple White: I, Apple White, hereby call this planning meeting to order. All here please state your name. For the record.
Darling Charming: Um, Darling Charming?
Apple White: Okay, only one person but we'll make it work. [She writes Darling's name down.] Thanks for coming, Darling! Is there some special interest you have in Wonderland?
Darling Charming: Oh, ah, you know... Who isn't interested in Wonderland? [Quietly.] Especially what secrets it might hold... Not that I like secrets, or have any, or, um...
Apple White: Well, I'm happy to have your help. [She writes on her papers.] Now, since it's just the two of us—[Apple gasps as she finds Lizzie rush in the room.] Oh, Lizzie, glad you could make it!
Lizzie Hearts: Apple, I'm so sorry, but even talking about Wonderland is difficult for me right now. [She sits down on a desk and slumps her shoulders.]
Apple White: Oh, well, that's okay Lizzie we don't have to—
Lizzie Hearts: See, today is my mother's birthday.
Darling Charming: Oh, but that's wonderful!
Lizzie Hearts: Hmm... not really. She sent me an invitation. [Hands the invitation over to Apple.]
Queen of Hearts pre-recorded voice: Your presents are requested at the queen's birthday bash. Yes, it has been far too long and I cannot wait to bask in your presents. P.S., don't forget the presents!
Apple White: Your Mom sure likes presents. Ha!
Lizzie Hearts: I would so love to be there to help her spellebrate! But, with the entrance sealed, I can never go home.
Apple White: I'm sorry, that must be so difficult.
Faybelle Thorn: [With the use of her magic, Faybelle swipes the invitation out of Apple's hands.] Hahahahah! An invisibility spell! Boo-yah! Sorry, but I had to pull the brakes on that sob-story, we were only one pun away from water works and I don't think the foundation is flood-proof. So, little miss I-heart-Wonderland wants to go home and see her mommy? [She shoves the invitation on Lizzie.] Sounds like you need the help of a dark fairy. [She flies over to Apple's desk and telekinetically moves all the books into the bin.] Yup, you'd need some pretty powerful magic to get to Wonderland and clearly I'm the most powerful one who—[Faybelle starts coughing as soon as a purple mist ensues around her.]
Raven Queen: [Raven appears with the Wonderlandians.] Finally! I got us to the Study Hall!
Apple White: You guys came!
Raven Queen: Sorry I'm late, Apple. And, sorry I smashed you, Faybelle. [She nervously chuckles and gets off Faybelle.] I'm still getting the hang of this magic spell business.
Bunny Blanc: [Bunny transforms back into a girl.] Don't worry. You'll get used to it.
Faybelle Thorn: Get. Off. Me.
Bunny Blanc: Oh. Sorry.
Alistair Wonderland: Has the meeting started yet?
Madeline Hatter: Of course it hasn't! You can't start a meeting until you've had tea! Oh, but you can't have tea without scones; and you certainly can't eat a scone without jam! Oh, and I would never eat jam without butter! And you can't spread your butter without a—
Brooke Page: Oh, I can't take it anymore! Freeze!
Madeline Hatter: [To Brooke.] Ooh. Hi! Is that the new-ish narrator? Hmm-hmm, how's it going?
Female narrator: Brooke, not one more word.
Brooke Page: I'm sorry, but I can't be quiet. Maddie! Lizzie needs to know, her mother's in danger! Someone is gonna try to overthrow her mother and steal her throne today! If you don't stop this horrible plot...
Madeline Hatter: It could be... [Gasp.] off with her head.
Lizzie Hearts: If my mother is in danger, well, we—
Alistair Wonderland: Don't worry, Lizzie. We'll figure out a way to help her.
Bunny Blanc: But how? If we can't even get back to Wonderland!
Raven Queen: There's gotta be some way! A weak spot, or-or a secret we don't know about?
Darling Charming: Maybe we should look at what's been written about Wonderland before. I mean, we're surrounded by old research! Aren't we?
Raven Queen: [Raven is reaching a book on a shelf.] Everybody grab a book. Look for whatever you can find out about Wonderland. Or, how to get back - anything!
Faybelle Thorn: Huh! Typical. [She angrily grabs a nearby book on a desk.]
The students are on a search for books giving them clues. Bunny finds a giant book and starts reading it; Darling starts dropping useful books from above a ladder and Apple catches them.
Raven Queen: Well, here's an interesting fact - Maddie, is it true school in Wonderland is held only one day a year?
Madeline Hatter: Yeah! But we have to cram a lot-a lot-a lot-a lot of study into that one day!
Alistair Wonderland: It was a great place to live.
Bunny Blanc: And your mom really is a good queen, Lizzie. I think the curse just kinda stressed her out.
Lizzie Hearts: Thanks, Bunny. It really must be so hard for her all alone, with a whole queendom to take care of.
Raven Queen: I'm sorry Lizzie. [Raven is carrying a large stack of books and she puts them down on a desk.] Despite what I said in the castleteria, this really is my mom's fault. I almost wish she were around. I could reason with her - she'd be powerful enough to open up the worlds again.
Brooke Page: Whoa, whoa whoa. Hashtag I didn't do my homework. So, what exactly happened to the Evil Queen?
Male narrator: Brooke! Okay, the Evil Queen wanted to bring all the realms under her evil rule, so she cast a dark spell on Wonderland.
Evil Queen: From good to bad, and bad to worse. On Wonderland, I cast this curse. [Cackling.]
Male narrator: Some Wonderlandians escaped in the confusion—
Female narrator: —a few were lucky enough to end up in Ever After. Upon hearing of the Evil Queen's plan, Giles, Milton Grimm, and Baba Yaga took action.
Milton Grimm: We cast this spell out to protect; while upon your deeds you shall reflect. You've failed this world to overwhelm, and are cast into the Mirror Realm!
Evil Queen: No! Let me out. LET ME OUT!
Male narrator: She was imprisoned in the Mirror Realm; doomed to walk the mysterious space between the real world and our reflections forevermore.
Brooke Page: So, she's trapped behind a mirror?
Female narrator: All mirrors.
Evil Queen: Ah, my darling daughter and all her little friends. Perhaps there's a way to use this crisis to lead her down my path... You want to go to Wonderland, my dear? [Chuckling.] Here's a helpful nudge from your mummy. [From behind the mirror, she uses her magic to push a book off the shelf.]
Raven Queen: Oh! [Raven goes to pick the book up and gasps at the sight of the pages, seeing her mother in the pictures.] My mother.
Madeline Hatter: But, this book is about Wonderland. Why would it have a picture of the Evil Queen?
Apple White: Good question. Here, set it down. I'll try my new hexamination app. Scan photo. She's got a book in her hand, I wonder if we can see what's in it. Move up and to the right...
Raven Queen: Look! In the mirror!
Apple White: Zoom in on mirror.
Bunny Blanc: There's writing there!
Alistair Wonderland: Can anyone read it?
Apple White: Reverse image. Enhance.
Raven Queen: [She gasps and takes the tablet.] The Wonderland curse.
Madeline Hatter: Ohhhh! If we know the curse, you can reverse it!
Apple White: The curse will be broken, and Professor Grimm will remove it from the seal between our world and Wonderland!
Raven Queen: [She gives Apple back her tablet.] I don't know guys... I'm really still just getting the hang of my magical powers.
Apple White: But, you transported to this meeting.
Raven Queen: Yeah, but...

Raven, Bunny, Alistair, Maddie and Briar are gathered together in the cafeteria.
Raven Queen: To the Study Hall!
Raven and the bunch appear by the wall Humphrey Dumpty is having his lunch on.

To the Study Hall!

Raven and her friends are transported to Beanstalk Bakery.
Female student #1: So, would you rather live in a posh castle or a delicious gingerbread house?
Madeline Hatter: [Walks up to the girls playing their card game.] Ooh, that's easy! Gingerbread house any day of the week! [Madeline is being pulled back by Briar.]
Raven Queen: To the Study Hall! [She and the rest disappear.]
Female student #2: I wanted the posh castle!
Raven and the rest appear in the cafeteria where Dexter and Daring are having lunch. Startled by the reappearance of the group, Dexter flings his meal onto Daring.
Daring Charming: Oh, come on!

Raven Queen: See? Magic's not that easy!
Kitty Cheshire: [Using her powers, she appears.] Hey guys, sorry I'm late.
Raven Queen: ...Except for some people. If I try reversing a spell like this, who knows what could happen?
Faybelle Thorn: Oh, brother. [She pushes Raven away.] Step aside, wannabevil! I got this from here. You've just gotta do it backwards! Ready? Okay. [Begins hopping on the spot.] Curse this cast on Wonderland...on. Worse—[Faybelle soon transfigures into a sheep with wings.] What?! This is all your [She points a hoof to Raven.] fault! I am so outta here. [Leaves.]
Briar Beauty: That's actually the second time I've seen that happen today.
Kitty Cheshire: Never gets old, does it?
Darling Charming: Raven! The Evil Queen's curse must have its own protective magic. Only one of the Queen's family has the power to reverse it.
Apple White: But Raven, you're destined to be the Evil Queen. It'll work for you.
Raven Queen: Apple...
Briar Beauty: [To Raven.] Well, you sure are creative enough to figure it out!
Raven Queen: That's the thing! Magic spells are a sort of a science as an art.
Lizzie Hearts: [Runs up to Raven.] It will work for you, Raven! I know it will! [Everyone seconds Lizzie's opinion.]
Raven Queen: Okay, [She takes Apple's MirrorPad.] here goes. Curse this cast I Wonderland on; worse to bad, and bad to good from cruel most fate a be shall yours so rule my defy dared have you! [Raven examines the room and finds that the books and furniture flying around the room.] Wait. No! That's not right! You don't reverse this curse just by saying it backwards. Uhh, this is something different!
The magic fog disappears.
Alistair Wonderland: [Coughing.] Bunny? Bunny, are you alright?
Bunny Blanc: Yes but, what about everybody else?

Raven Queen: [Gasp.] Where are we? What's happening?
Raven and her friends find themselves stranded in a gravity-less dark transportation plane.
Madeline Hatter: If I didn't know better—and I don't know better—I'd say this is a rabbit hole!
Lizzie Hearts: I wonder where it leads to!
Briar Beauty: Whoaaaa!!
Emerging out of the darkness, the girls are whisked into mid-air and their dresses transform into Wonderland-themed dresses. They are then sent to Wonderland.
Kitty Cheshire: Curiouser and curiouser...
Briar Beauty: Where are we?
Madeline Hatter: It looks like we're in Wonderland!
Lizzie Hearts: Oh, after all this time, I'm finally back home!
Briar Beauty: Who knew there was a dress code!
Kitty Cheshire: Yeah, these new dresses are wonderlandiful!
Apple and Briar bump into each other by accident.
Apple and Briar: Ooh! [Giggling.]
Apple White: This bow is gonna take some getting used to! But I love it!
Raven Queen: Yeah, I wish I could, but I can't take credit for the dresses. In fact, I'm not even sure how we—
Lizzie Hearts: Oh, Raven, you broke the curse! And brought us to Wonderland! [She wraps her arms around Raven for a hug.]
Raven Queen: No, Lizzie, no, listen!
Lizzie Hearts: For now you've totally made up for what your mother did!
Raven Queen: Eh, yeah, except that, the thing is—
Kitty Cheshire: Hey guys, now that we're back in Wonderland, we could find the Storybook of Legends!
Briar Beauty: Yeah, about that, um, [Nervously chuckles.] I've been meaning to tell you guys about this for a while and—
Lizzie Hearts: Can it wait, Briar? My mother's party is at teatime! [She runs ahead.] Hurry everyone!
Everyone except Raven: [Enthusiastic cheering.]
Raven Queen: But something's not right! But—[After a quick groan, she hastily runs after them.]
Sliding out of a tree stump is Darling Charming. Instead of following the girls up ahead, she heads off on her own in another direction.
Briar Beauty: I can't believe we're really in Wonderland!
Apple White: I know, I've dreamed of coming here!
Madeline Hatter: Oh, I am fairy hexcited to show you around.
Lizzie Hearts: It feels so good to be home!
The girls walk deeper in Wonderland.
Raven Queen: Wow, what beautiful silver archways!
Lizzie Hearts: Yes, it appears we've come to... a fork in the road.
A giant fork in the road is literally in front of pathways leading separate directions.
Raven Queen: Hmm, which way is the Queen of Hearts's castle?
Madeline Hatter: Well, you do not want to go down Bandersnatch Boulevard, and Dirty Dish Drive is way too icky. [Along with Madeline, the girls all let out groans of disgust.] Ooh, Watch-Winder Way.
Lizzie Hearts: Why Maddie, I do think you're right! This way, everyone! [Lizzie lets out a laugh of delight as she sees Wonderland animals roam the plains.]
A Wonderland animal appears in front of Briar and she pets it and giggles.
Briar Beauty: Whoa.
It outstretches its neck to eat the leaves on the trees above.
Briar Beauty: Well, I think we can all agree this place sure lives up to its name.
Kitty Cheshire: Absolutely! Be careful though; Wonderland can be dangerous too.
As the girls wander around flower lands that spew out small spade-shaped flies, bigger flowers soon eat the flies around the girls and they scream and run off, proving Kitty's point.

Ooh, see what I mean!

Apple White: I've heard of a waterfall, but it's flowing up into the clouds!
Fishing boat man: A good day to you, ladies!
Apple White: Oh, uh, good day to you too!
Raven Queen: Whoa. So would that be swimming upstream?
The girls groan in unison at Raven's pun.

Well, someone had to say it!

Lizzie Hearts: Come now; we must press on! There'll be plenty of time to smell the roses after we save my mother.
Briar Beauty: Huh. I would've thought in Wonderland, the roses smell you!
Kitty Cheshire: Hmm...
She stares at the spades in the card fence carefully, seeing that they are Wonderland animals disguised as spades. She outstretches a finger at it and the animals react to Kitty's gesture. She giggles as the clove Wonderland animals soon floating around her.
Apple White: [Gasps in delight.]
The Wonderland animals that floated around Apple and Kitty soon disapparate into the water and get swallowed by a white hippo. The colors and shapes of the Wonderland animals inside his mouth soon appear on its white back. Apple steps in closer to admire it from a close distance, but Briar pulls her out.Aww.
Briar Beauty: Come on, Apple.
Apple White: Huh?
Briar Beauty: I think she wants a bite of your bow...

The girls are walking deeper down the road and find two peculiar shaped flying animals. They gasp at the sight of the animals which soon get sucked in by a bigger animal, revealing to be its eyes.
Raven Queen: Wow! Well, that's something you don't see everyday.
Lizzie Hearts: Raven, Apple, come on! Now that the curse is lifted and the border is open...
Raven Queen: I-I don't think I actually opened the border, and as for the curse...
Lizzie Hearts: [Walks over to a cliff side and finds that the fields ahead are contaminated by a green fog.] Oh... No...
Apple White: Those clouds in the sky, what are they?
Lizzie Hearts: It is the curse. I thought it was lifted.
Madeline Hatter: But what does it mean? Wh-wh-what's happening?
Raven Queen: I'm sorry, but I just don't know.
Apple White: Well, we need to find out.
Lizzie Hearts: And I'll help you, right after we save my mother from this scheming villain! Whomever they are. Then it'll be off with their head instead of hers!
In the distance, the six hear a horse whinny. It's the White Knight riding on his mount.
Kitty Cheshire: Look! The White Knight!
White Knight: Run, quickly! They're coming!
Raven Queen: Who's coming?
White Knight: Follow me! [They gallop down the hill and the girls follow, still a little bewildered.]
Just as they cross a bridge, someone else brings them to a halt.
Red Knight: Stop right there.
Raven Queen: [Gasp.]
Red Knight: Men, deploy.
The Red Knight sends out one card guard that multiplies to several dozens on the spot, surrounding the entire bridge they crossed.
Briar Beauty: [Gasp.]
Lizzie Hearts: [To the White Knight.] Why couldn't you do anything?
White Knight: Well, I couldn't do anything. It was his turn.
Raven Queen: Well, what do you want with us?
Red Knight: I am the attendance officer for Wonderland high school. Unless you have a hall pass signed by the vice-principal, I am bound to deliver you back to class.
Kitty Cheshire: Don't worry Lizzie, I'll go warn your mom!
Kitty tries disappearing but she is unable to do so.

Something's wrong with my magic! I can't teleport out of here!

Madeline Hatter: Maybe it's...part of the curse?
Lizzie Hearts: It doesn't matter - we'll all by at the palace soon enough. Once we get to the vice-principal, I'll just explain our situation. [Clears throat.] How long do we get to the school anyway?
Red Knight: It's not far to there,'re already here.
Madeline Hatter: Of all the days, we just had to come here on school day!
Lizzie Hearts: School or no school, you realize my mother is the queen? I don't have to stay here. Come along, my friends.
Lizzie regally marches out the door but she is stopped in her tracks by the card guards.

[Stutters.] But-but!—

Red Knight: Sorry ma'am, but you're on school grounds now, you follow school rules. And none of you is going anywhere until you graduate.

The camera pans over to Lizzie, Madeline, Kitty, Apple, Raven, and Briar with the Red and White Knight at Card Castle in Wonderland.
Male narrator: And so, the girls in wondrous land unplanned the frabjous plan they planned―
Female narrator: ―with downly frowns and a slow galumph to school they go to high harrumph.
Brooke Page: Wait, what are you guys even saying? Seriously, you're acting weird―I mean, you always act weird, but―
Male narrator: Logic! It is plain to see that one plus one is less than three!
Female narrator: All beauties beaut in the hears you heard; the sightly sights of the whisply word.
Brooke Page: Ohh, I see. Mom, dad, you have Wonderland fever. Go get some rest, I got this: so the girls landed in Wonderland, only to be captured by the Red Knight, now they can't leave until they graduate from Wonderland High. And the adventure is just beginning.
Lizzie Hearts: [To the Red Knight.] You don't understand! I can't go to school! Take us to the palace immediately!
Red Knight: Sorry your majesty, but those are the rules. [Lizzie folds her arms in annoyance.] Once you step onto campus no one is free to go unless you pass your classes. No one...
Following behind the crowd is the White Knight, who slips past all of them and discretely heads another direction.

Look. I'm afraid we've gotten off to a bad start. [The Red Knight removes their helmet.] Chase is the name. Chase Redford.

The girls stare in awe.

And I understand your distress. Besides, it's just one day of school. How hard can it be?

Raven Queen: Lizzie. You said your mom's party is at teatime. What time is that?
Lizzie opens her mouth to speak but is interrupted by Madeline.
Madeline Hatter: Easy. Teatime is the time when we have our tea. [In a joking voice.] It's right there in the name! [Raven and Kitty giggle at her remark.]
Raven Queen: No, I meant―
Lizzie Hearts: Four o'clock!
Chase Redford: Not a problem, school lets out at three. See? Now, you really don't want to be late. The vice-principal doesn't like it when students are late.
Briar Beauty: Uh, what about the principal?
The girls along with Chase walk up a flight of steps.
Chase Redford: The vice-principal is the principal. After all, it's not really fair to promote a vice-principal out of their vice-principal job to make the principal. [He chuckles.] It's principally a matter of principle.
Madeline Hatter: [She puts a hand on her chin.] Hmm, makes sense to me!
White Rabbit: [He enters by pushing past Madeline and Kitty.] Excuse me! Clear the way! I'm very late! I can't delay! [Madeline exclaims in delight.] Oh my, ears and whiskers! It's Madeline Hatter! And Kitty Cheshire, too! And, oh, your royal highness. [He bows at the sight of Lizzie.]
Madeline Hatter: Guys, this is the White Rabbit; Bunny's dad! [Whispers to the White Rabbit.] Bunny's okay; at Ever After by the way.
White Rabbit: Oh, thank goodness she's safe from the curse.
Apple White: Oh! About that curse...―
White Rabbit: [His alarm rings loudly.] Oh dear. Oh dear! No time to talk! That's the bell that rings when the bell's about to ring! Quickly now! [He hops quickly to the front door of the school.]
Apple eyes Raven, bewildered. She tries at the handle of the door and it lights up, splitting into little jigsaw pieces which slip through the cracks of the wall as the door disperses.
Apple and Raven: [Gasp.]
The interior of the school is filled with upside-down staircases and students walking around the halls.
White Rabbit: [Hops out from a corner.] Well, what are you waiting for? I said quickly. You mustn't be late for class. This way, this way! [After turning his back to the girls he pushes a button on his clock which activates a walking escalator which brings the girls to class.]
Chase sees the girls off and a pebble is thrown at his head.
Chase Redford: Huh? Ow!
Courtly Jester: Oi, you. Was that little Lizzie Hearts I just saw?
Chase Redford: Yes Courtly―uh, I mean, Ms. Jester―with some friends from Ever After.
Courtly Jester: Ever After, eh? And who might they be, then?
Chase Redford: You know, I didn't get much of a chance to find out.
Courtly Jester: Go on! Be on about your business, then! Off with ya! [Quietly.] Seems I'd better look into this...

Raven Queen: Is high school in Wonderland always this weird?
Kitty Cheshire: [Is upside-down.] Seems pretty normal to me.
Briar Beauty: Right, "normal".
Apple White: I'm not even sure where this hallway goes.
Madeline Hatter: Ooh Apple, that's easy. It goes that way. [Vaguely points upwards.]
Lizzie Hearts: Mister White Rabbit sir, please. You have to let my mother know I'm here. I really must speak with her!
White Rabbit: Oh my fluffy tail, no. No, no no no no. [He shakes his head frantically.] The vice-principal will be most displeased.
Raven Queen: Please, you don't understand! We're on a mission! Lizzie's mom is in danger and my mom is the Evil Queen! You know, the one who placed the curse on Wonderland.
White Rabbit: [Shudder.] Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
Raven Queen: Maybe while we're here I can break that too. Surely for the good of Wonderland! You can let us go and―
White Rabbit: I must tell you something - you are correct! There is a plot against the Queen of Hearts!
Lizzie Hearts: [Angrily.] I knew it!
Briar Beauty: What about the Storybook of Legends? Do you know where it is?
White Rabbit: I do not, young lady. But, there is a prophecy! [Clears throat.] Into our world, six girls will drop to end this endless rhyme. The curse will tick-tock to a stop and ring its final chime. The legend book which the cat did swap they possibly shall find, and the regal head shall not be chopped, if they graduate on time.
Raven Queen: That actually kinda made sense!
Madeline Hatter: [Nodding.] Of course it did!
Apple White: We are the six girls who dropped into this world!
Kitty Cheshire: The book of legends; my mom swapped it for that book of tricks!
Briar Beauty: [Worriedly.] So... we'll find it?
Lizzie Hearts: [Happily.] And my mother will be safe!
White Rabbit: But only if you graduate.
A bell rings and the White Rabbit perks up.

The second bell! I'm late! Here, your class! [He hands Raven a painter's brush and hops away.] I'm late! I'm late I'm late I'm late!

Briar Beauty: He's kinda high-strung, isn't he?
Raven Queen: Yeah, and, um, how is this [Referring to the paintbrush.] our class?
Madeline Hatter: [Giggling.] Silly! You just take your brush and paint a happy little door! [She does so.] There!
Raven Queen: So, all we have to do is make it through one day of school? That doesn't seem so hard!
The girls walk in the door and start giggling at Raven's statement and are confused by the floating mini-aquariums of fish around the room. They all gasp as they find themselves upside-down. After a few seconds hanging up there, they fall down.
Madeline Hatter: It's harder than you think.
Briar Beauty: [She grunts and gets up and brushes dust off her dress.] Seriously, is this what it's gonna be like all day long? I don't think this dress was designed for parkour.
Fish: Ahem, welcome to Fishlosophy 101. Take a seat.
Apple White: Oh uh, yes sir. [She walks to her seat.] This looks like a good spot. [She takes a seat but stands back abruptly.]
Desk: Ow, hey! Don't sit on me! What do I look like, a desk?
Apple White: [Worriedly.] Oh my gosh, sorry. [To her friends.] That desk just spoke!
Raven Queen: [Raven is flung off by her desk.] Whoa!
Desk: Get off of me! What do I look like, a chair?
Teacher's Desk: [To Briar.] Ow, hey, watch where you're going! Does personal space mean nothing to you people?
All of the furniture: What's with these exchange students?! They think they can do whatever they want! Learn the culture!
Hat: How dare you!
From the tip of his pointer stick, a seahorse lets out a loud whinny to silence the girls and the furniture. It soon blows its own bubble and hops in it.
Fish: You need to take a seat!
Raven Queen: I'm sorry, but we really don't wanna do the wrong thing again. [Briar nods in agreement.]
Apple White: We don't understand the rules.
Kitty Cheshire: They're new here.
Raven Queen: Talk about not fitting in! I'm a total fish out of water.
Fish: A fish in a school out of water, you say? You girls have learned faster and faster. With all I can teach I have taught you today, you six have become as your master - pass! [Using his pointer stick, he flicks his wrist to the girls and turns the floor beneath them into water. He jumps into the floor and the girls fall in the water.]
The girls end up in bubbles that pop as soon as they land to their desk in a math class. Their teacher is unintelligibly talking.
Owl: ...Where Y equals the sum of pi plus the square root of thirteen. Hoo. [He blinks.] Pupil! How does one solve this problem?
Raven Queen: Uh, that's one problem?
Apple White: It only looks long 'cause he's over-complicating everything! If you simplify the formula as you get rid of the redundancies, you'll have the problem in half!
Suddenly, a card guard appears from behind Apple and charges at the chalkboard. He attacks it by using his sword and splitting it into half. The chalkboard soon crumbles.
Raven Queen: Well, that's one way to cut it in half.
Owl: Problem solved! Class dismissed! [He releases a scroll and drops it to the ground. The black and white tiles soon disappear and the girls fall down deeper.]
Monkeys: [Grunting and screeching maniacally.]
Tweedle Dee: [Clears throat.] I, Tweedle Dee, of the affirmative position, welcome you to debate class. Tweedle Dum will represent the negative position.
Tweedle Dum: I will not...
Tweedle Dee: Oh, yes you will.
Tweedle Dum: No I won't!
Tweedle Dee: Oh, yes you will.
Tweedle Dum: No!
Tweedle Dee: I reject your refusal to be negative!
Tweedle Dum: I reject your rejection!
Tweedle Dee: Oh, no you don't!
Tweedle Dum: Oh, yes I do!
Tweedle Dee: No way!
Tweedle Dum: Yes way!
Raven Queen: Well, you gotta admit, at least they're kind of funny.
Apple White: But, what they're doing isn't debating. They're just saying strange things and disagreeing for no reason!
Kitty Cheshire: We're not getting out of here any time soon...
Tweedle Dee: ...Such negativity!
Tweedle Dum: No it isn't!
Apple White: Oh, I can't take it anymore! [She stands up from her seat and pulls a lever, sending both the monkeys' debating podiums down back from where they started.] I'm really sorry, but this is debate class, things need to make sense. For starters, your hats are on backwards. You should be wearing this one [She gives Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum's dunce hat with the letter "D".] and you should be wearing that one. [She gives Tweedle Dum Tweedle Dee's hat which is a graduation cap.] Thank you!
Tweedle Dee: There's no arguing with that logic.
Tweedle Dum: Oh, yes there is!
Tweedle Dee: No, there isn't!
Tweedle Dum: Oh, who's being negative now?
Apple White: [Sighs in annoyance.]
The bell rings.
Madeline Hatter: [Giggling.] Twelve o'clock! Time for lunch!

In the Wonderland High cafeteria, Apple just gets her serving of lunch.
Apple White: Thank you!
Hammer: Care for some mashed potatoes? [Using his hammer nose, he smashes the potatoes in front of him.]
Apple White: Ah, no thanks!
Kitty Cheshire: Oh, yummy!
Mashed potatoes: What are you looking at?
Kitty inches backwards nervously.
Raven Queen: [From upwards.] Apple! Apple!!
Apple White: [Looks upwards.] Oh, there they are!
Raven Queen: [Sits back down.] Hey, this vinegar-and-oyster surprise isn't half bad!
Oyster: [Appears from inside Raven's bowl.] That's the surprise!
More oysters begin appearing.
Oysters: Surprise! Surprise!
Raven Queen: [Shudders in disgust.]
Madeline Hatter: You should really eat up. We've still got half the day ahead of us!
Briar Beauty: If the second half is like the first half, it should be pretty easy!
Courtly Jester: [From afar.] There they are! [She swipes an apple off a porcupine student.] I'll take that, thank you.
Porcupine: [Holds hands out.] Oh, whatever you say!
Courtly disappears.
Raven Queen: ...I was actually worried at first. I mean, that Red Knight guy was so uptight! But, I don't know, it seems like this place just does its own thing! I kinda like that.
Lizzie Hearts: Yes, well, I wouldn't count on liking it all the time.
Kitty Cheshire: [She balances her fork using her finger.] Yeah, things in Wonderland have a way of getting...tricky. [She drops her fork in seriousness.]
Apple White: [Cheerily.] Well, if they get too tricky, we'll just figure them out! [Wink.] Every puzzle has a solution!
Courtly Jester: [Appears.] Ah, what a clever way to put it! Mind if I take a seat? [Turns around.] Kitty. Madeline! It is such a treat to see you two back in Wonderland!
Lizzie Hearts: Everyone, meet Courtly Jester. You might say she's a real wild card around these parts.
Courtly Jester: Oh, why, it's little Lizzie Hearts! I didn't even notice you sitting there...
Lizzie Hearts: [Scowl.]
Courtly Jester: ...Right next to me. [Smug chuckle.]
Lizzie Hearts: [Slams the table angrily.] This is your future queen you're talking to!
Courtly Jester: Oh! Are you now?
Lizzie Hearts: [Gasp.]
Courtly Jester: [Chuckling.]
Raven Queen: So anyway Courtly, are you a student at Wonderland High too?
Courtly Jester: I'm the student body president. You might say it's my business to know what's going on around here. Starting with, [Turns to Apple.] who. Are. You?
Apple White: [Sheepishly.] Hi. Hi-um, I'm Apple White. This is Briar. [Briar blankly waves to Courtly.] That's Raven Queen, we're from Ever After High.
Courtly Jester: And you're here, because?
Apple White: It's...[Lizzie gasps in the background.] kind of a long story.
Lizzie Hearts: Which you do not have time to tell.
Apple White: [Secretively.] But, you see, there's a plot [Lizzie gasps again, angrily.] against the Queen and we've come to stop it!
Courtly Jester: You don't say...
Lizzie Hearts: She did say! And far too much at that!
Apple White: I just thought that maybe she could help us find a way to get excused from school, I mean this vice-principal that everyone's talking about is more strict than Headmaster Grimm!
Raven Queen: Seriously! I've never met anyone who's such a stickler for the rules!
Courtly Jester: [She appears next to Raven.] Hmm. On the contrary, [She rubs Raven's crown with her fingers.] I think the vice-principal is pretty keen on... [She pokes Raven's nose.] shaking things up.
The bell rings.

Ah ho-ho! There's the bell. It really was so interesting meeting you girls! [She relaxingly jumps off the edge of the floor.]

Raven Queen: [She gasps and looks downwards to find Courtly.]
Courtly appears again, this time standing on a huge floating fish.
Courtly Jester: [Smugly.] Good luck in your classes.

The White Rabbit hops to his next destination and is startled by Courtly waiting for him.
Courtly Jester: Hang on rabbit!
White Rabbit: [Tensely.] W-w-what is it, Ms. Jester?
Courtly Jester: Those girls, you know, the uh, transfer students, change their coursework. Make it more difficult!
White Rabbit: [The White Rabbit is frightened and wants to protest but he refrains himself from doing so. He drops his papers and begins picking them up until Courtly stops him.]
Courtly Jester: You don't want to make the vice-principal angry, do you?
White Rabbit: [He shakes his head, scared.] No, no, no-no-no, no no.
Courtly Jester: Then change their coursework! Make it impossible! Those girls must not graduate. [She walks off and the White Rabbit loses his papers again after all his shaking.]

The girls are running in a corridor together.
Briar Beauty: I am ready to roll!
Kitty Cheshire: Let's do this!
Raven Queen: You know, I've actually got a good feeling about―oh. Chess? Awh man, I'm horrible at chess!
Apple White: It's not that bad. Once you know the rules, you just have to think ahead! [A platform separates the girls from Raven.] Huh? Ooh, sorry. I didn't see that coming.
Red Rook: Logic and illogic; strategy and tragedy. I am your instructor. Raven Queen, time for your quiz.
Raven Queen: What! A quiz? Can someone else do it?
Red Rook: Nope, we must assume our positions on the board. As a future queen you will take the part of the White Queen. White Queen, step aside.
Chess board's White Queen: I never get to play! [She walks away in a dignified manner.]
Red Rook: Raven Queen, please take your position on the board.
Raven Queen: Um, okay... Excuse me! Coming through! [She steps onto the platform the White Queen was standing on.] Is this right?
Red Rook: Ready? Begin!
Raven Queen: Wait, what? What do I do?
Red Rook: Sorry, Ms. Queen, but the game has begun, and helping the enemy is against the rules. [His tower immediately sifts back to its original spot on his red side of the board.]
Apple White: Raven! See that pawn in front of you? Move it forward two spaces!
Raven Queen: Uh, okay. [Loudly.] Mr. Pawn! Move forward two spaces.
Pawn: Oh whose orders then?
Raven Queen: Uh... Raven Queen?
Pawn: Never heard of a Raven Queen. Heard of a White Queen and a Red...[The pawn is knocked off across the board by the Red Queen using her scepter.]
Red Queen: [Laughing.] Red Queen strikes! Your turn, White Queen.
Raven Queen: But, wasn't that my turn?
Pawn: You say, your majesty, a turn's a turn and one of us turns, say to talk to you, then it counts as a—ah! [The Red Queen begins whacking the white pawns all in a row.]
Apple White: Wha—you-you can't do that, it's against the rules!
Lizzie Hearts: Stop talking to the pawns! Just get away from them!
Raven Queen: Ah, eh, okay! [Raven gets off her pedestal and runs off.]
Red Queen: Red Knight to bishop seven!
Raven Queen: [She gasps as the Red Knight appears in front of her.] Chase Redford?
Chase Redford: [Takes his helmet off.] Sorry, it's my mom.
Raven Queen: That Red Queen is your mother?
Chase Redford: Well, she raised me. It's a long story. Anyway, I just wanna say how [He puts his helmet back on.] truly sorry I am that I have to...attack you.
Raven Queen: Attack me?!
Red Knight: Well, the rules... Are rules!
Raven Queen: [She flinches and readies for his strike.]
White Knight: Not while I still stand! [Fends off the Red Knight's attack.]
Raven Queen: The White Knight!
Red Queen: Stop talking and attack! Attack!!
Red Knight: As you command, mother. [He soon continues with his sword fight against the White Knight.]
Briar Beauty: Real swords? What kind of chess game is this? [To Maddie.] Do not tell me that this makes sense to you!
Madeline Hatter: Of course it does! They're not playing chess at all - they're playing un-chess. You can move your pieces any which way you want as long as it is not a chess move!
Raven Queen: Wait, so we're playing un-chess?
White Knight: My queen, I have blocked the attack! What is your command?
Raven Queen: Ah, you mean it's my turn?!
White Knight: Yes, my queen!
Raven Queen: And I can issue any command I want?
White Knight: Yes!
Raven Queen: Well then, if this is an un-chess game, then, I... declare this battle is now a dance-off!
White Knight: What?
Girls: [All exclaim in delight.]
Red Rook: Oh, brilliant move by the White Queen! Drop the beat, yo! [He spins his turrets, which turn into turntables. His entire tower shrinks and two giant speaker boxes appear.]
Chase Redford: Uh, dancing? That-that's not what I'd trained for.
Raven Queen: That's what I'm counting on! [A blinking platform appears underneath the White Knight and the Red Knight.] Use your imagination! [To her friends.] Come on, guys! Chess boards are for chess pieces, but everyone's welcome on the dance floor.
Everyone: [Cheering.]
White Knight: Let's see what you've got.
Chase Redford: You can do this, Chase. [He begins tamely dancing.]
White Knight: Oh, please.
The White Knight soon continues dancing and the Red Knight soon lets looser.
Chase Redford: [Lifts helmet.] Really? Come on.
After one round of dancing, the Red Knight soon loses his balance and falls off the dance floor.
Red Rook: The Red Knight has fallen! You pass!
Briar Beauty: Gee, that White Knight sure has some moves.
Raven Queen: I'm just glad he showed up. Thank you, White Knight... [She looks around.] Wherever you are.
The bell rings again and the White Rabbit appears atop of the tower.
White Rabbit: Oh dear, oh dear. The time is two o'clock and here are the announcements: the vice principal has declared that next Thursday shall fall on a Wednesday; the tortoise shell stop mocking the turtle, and Raven, Lizzie, Apple, Kitty, Briar and Maddie's schedules have changed, you will report immediately to teatime 101.
The ground beneath the girls sends them down like a trap door.
All: Whoaaa!!! [The girls all real the bottom and they groan in pain as they get up.]
Lizzie straightens herself up and walks over to a doorway but bumps into an invisible wall. Soon the lights turn on and the six girls are trapped inside a box. There is an audio playing of a crowd cheering when Courtly is the only one in the sitting audience.
March Hare: Haha, welcome class! I see you're ready! Teatime has commenced!
He hops over to a pull-down lever and the box they're trapped in immediately starts spewing water out from the drain.
Kitty Cheshire: What is this? What's going on?
Lizzie Hearts: This is never how teatime works!
Madeline Hatter: Where are the bread-and-butterflies? And there are no chairs to switch places!
Raven Queen: It's too much tea - how do we make it stop?
Maddie walks over to the edge of the box and knocks on the glass.
Madeline Hatter: Excuse me, Mr. March Hare? [He walks over.] Um, a little help please?
March Hare: Look at me, hahaha! I'm standing three feet below tea level, haha. [He pushes the audio button that lets out hysterical laughter to his queer joke.]
Kitty Cheshire: Riaow! [Panting.] What are we supposed to do?!
Apple White: We're almost at the top, think fast everyone! Before we run out of time!
Raven Queen: Oh, it's too hard to think in here. I wish we could, I don't know, think out there instead. [Raven somehow transports herself out of the box.] Whoa!
Apple White: How did you do that?
Raven Queen: I don't know.. I guess I just thought outside the box!
One by one, the girls catch on and they soon appear outside the box as well.
Apple White: Here goes nothing! [She takes a deep breath and sinks to the bottom, only to appear outside with everyone else.] We... we did it!
Madeline Hatter: And just in time, too! You never want to let your tea steep for too long.
Raven and Apple: [Laughing.]
The March Hare's laughing audio plays behind them too.
March Hare: [Chuckling.] You've passed, hahaha! [He pushes an audio button and it releases the sound of cheering.] I'm off to find a cup of sugar for my cube of tea! Hahaha! [He pushes a final button on his device which sends the girls off.]

The six appear in a new room.
Raven Queen: Whoa, look out! [Refers to a giant heel that nearly steps on them.]
Apple White: We've shrunk.
Raven Queen: Or the school has grown huge!
Lizzie Hearts: Yes, sometimes it's hard to tell—ah! [She winces.] That's it! I, for one, have had quite enough! It's high time we saw the vice-principal!
Briar Beauty: But, uhm, how do we get to the office?
Madeline Hatter: This is the only door we can reach, so clearly, it's the right one to use! [She lunges and pulls it open easily.]
Raven Queen: I am never gonna get used to your logic.
Leading the front of the line, Lizzie finds a small door and she opens it, crawling out of it along with everyone else. There she finds a pendulum and a higher-up sitting at their desk.
Lizzie Hearts: Vice-principal, glad I caught you. I require a word. My name is Lizzie Hearts, daughter of the Queen of Hearts, and my friends and I need your help.
Raven Queen: We need to graduate, but our class schedule keeps changing! [Everyone nods in unison.]
Kitty Cheshire: The classes are dangerous!
Apple White: And they're getting harder and harder to pass.
Courtly Jester: Oh, that sounds simply dreadful! [Cackling.]
Girls: [Gasp.]
Raven Queen: Courtly! You're the vice-principal?!
Courtly Jester: [Scoff.] If you'd ever bother reading the school bylaws you'd know! That as student council president, I am also the acting vice-principal. And as vice-principal I am also principal. See? It's a matter of principle.
Apple White: But then you can help us! Okay, Lizzie's mom is in danger.
Courtly Jester: Oh, and you really want to get to her birthday party by teatime, but you're never hear about the plot to kick her off the throne! Ah, what a shame school isn't over yet. [She kneels on her desk and continues playing with her pendulum.]
Lizzie Hearts: You're the vice-principal, you can release us!
Courtly Jester: Oh, but look! [She gestures to a giant clock by their right.] It's only eleven o'clock in the morning! School never gets out at eleven.
Apple White: Eleven o'clock - time is going backwards? But that's impossible!
Lizzie Hearts: Forget the clock! As your future queen, I, Lizzie Hearts, command you to release us!
Courtly Jester: Command, do you? Well, my clock's are what count in my school, and this one says it will never be three o'clock! [She cackles and pulls a lever underneath the clock, sending it spinning out of control.]
Kitty Cheshire: That's cheating!
Lizzie Hearts: My mother will hear of this!
Courtly Jester: Ha! Your mother? What'll I care about your mother? [She cartwheels onto her desk.] She won't be queen much longer!
Madeline Hatter: [Happily.] Why, it's—[Shakes her head.] it's as if you almost want the plan to overthrow her mother to succeed.
Courtly blinks at Madeline's obliviousness.
Courtly Jester: OF COURSE I DO! Because, it's mine! [She angrily stomps a foot on her desk.]
Lizzie Hearts: You - you're the traitor?!
Courtly Jester: You think you're so special 'cause you were born to become a queen! [She cartwheels down to Lizzie.] But, you forget! A joker can be anything she wants! Hahaha! [She cartwheels over to the girls.] A joker becomes a queen! It happens all the time! The joker becomes the queen! It happens all the time! [The girls are clueless.] Ah, don't you ever play cards?
Lizzie Hearts: [Is enraged.] Ooh... OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!
Courtly Jester: SECURITY CARDS!
Immediately, the card guards surround the girls.

Escort these girls back to their classes, where they will spend the rest of their lives! [Cackling.]

Female narrator: Even if the ruler ruling's a fool—
Male narrator: —a rule's a rule at any school! [Laughing with the female narrator.]
Brooke Page: What? Mom, dad? You guys are still making like, zero sense! Ugh, you have Wonderland fever. Uh, okay. I'll narrate. Raven, Apple, Lizzie, and the girls passed all their classes, but Courtly Jester, the student vice-principal, still won't let them graduate because she's plotting to overthrow the Queen of Hearts and rule Wonderland herself! Oh, if only narrators were allowed to help!
Lizzie Hearts: Courtly Jester! You may be a joker, but this isn't funny! You'll pay for this!
Courtly Jester: Hoh! Not when I am the new queen!
Raven Queen: Not gonna happen, Courtly!
Apple White: We'll never let you become the queen!
Courtly Jester: Oh really? This is my school, and we follow my rules, and I can do whatever I want! If you really want to graduate to leave here, [She lets out a snicker and starts whispering.] it's easy! [She pulls a lever and a large pink scroll falls from the ceiling.] This contract stipulates that you've signed over all your rights as the heiress to the Queen of Hearts's me. [She smiles.]
Lizzie Hearts: Never!
Courtly Jester: It's a simple choice, Lizzie Hearts! You—and your friends—can spend the rest of your lives here at school, or! Voluntarily, sign on the dotted line.
Lizzie Hearts: I—but—my friends will be free?
Madeline Hatter: Woah! Don't do it Lizzie!
Briar Beauty: She'll become queen of Wonderland!
Lizzie Hearts: But Briar, she'll let us go. If we stay here, we're doomed anyway.
Raven Queen: Lizzie, listen to me. You have to be the Queen of Hearts! It's your... destiny!
Apple White: Raven?!
Raven Queen: I know, I've never been really big on destiny. But look, sometimes following your heart, and following your destiny are the same thing! Your heart has always been set on being the next queen, Lizzie. You can't give up on it now!
Courtly Jester: How heartfelt! [To Lizzie.] Just. Sign. The contract!!!
Lizzie Hearts: I... I won't! [Lizzie throws the scroll on the ground and snaps the signing pen in half.]
Courtly Jester: Then, you are condemned to detention!
White Rabbit: Uh...uh, vice-principal, Wonderland school rules say you cannot give them detention without a—uh...
As Courtly inches closer, he hops backwards until he's cornered by the side of Courtly's desk.
Courtly Jester: Without a what?
White Rabbit: Without a... A disciplinary trial. At the school court.
Courtly Jester: [She starts laughing hysterically.] Why'd I permit that?! [Laughing.]
White Rabbit: Actually, it's your rule.
Courtly Jester: Is it? Then it must be followed! A trial would be a fun way to find you guilty! Summon the witnesses! Prepare the court.
Brooke Page: Oh no, this is definitely not good news.
Kitty Cheshire: [To the card guard.] Raow, quit shoving!

Brooke Page: Meanwhile, back at Ever After High... Alistair and Bunny still think that Raven's misfired spell transported the girls somewhere inside the school.
Alistair and Bunny are both walking up a spiral staircase atop a school tower.
Bunny Blanc: They have to be around here somewhere!
Alistair Wonderland: There is no more "around here somewhere". We've searched the entire school!
Bunny Blanc: Well, we didn't search this—[Bunny gives the box she's sitting on a pat but exclaims in surprise as it moves.]
Dexter Charming: Hello! In here!
Bunny Blanc: Maddie? Lizzie?
Dexter Charming: Ah no, it's kind of only me, Dexter. I was looking for my sister, Darling, and I sorta fell in there.
Alistair Wonderland: Wait, Darling disappeared too?
Dexter Charming: She never showed up for lunch. Daring and I had been looking for her ever since.
Bunny Blanc: We saw her in the Study Hall, just before Raven, Apple, Briar, Kitty, and Maddie all disappeared.
Dexter Charming: Wait, Raven disappeared?
Outside their window, Daring flies around on Legend back.
Daring Charming: Yo! Little bro! Good news! I've guessed where Darling is! Climb on!
Dexter Charming: Ah, I don't know Daring, you just got your license to fly one of those [Points to the dragon.]
Daring Charming: Oh, come on, you only live once upon a time!

Daring is steering Alistair, Bunny, and Dexter on dragon back.
Daring Charming: The way I see it, Darling just ran off to the... wait for it... library!
Dexter Charming: She has been doing an awful lot of research lately.
Daring Charming: Bookworm Darling and klutzy Dexter. Ah-haha! It's hard to believe how you two are my siblings sometimes.
With the Legend facing Dexter while Daring engages in conversation, they crash into a school building and fall downwards, only to fly out the front door again. Daring is soon pressed charges by Book End officers.
Daring Charming: Um, you all go in without me.
The scenery changes as it's a checkup for things in Wonderland.
White Rabbit: I have been appointed as your defense counselor for school court. Now please, hop along! We're late!
Raven Queen: [To card guard.] You've gotta let us go! Please, have a heart!
Red diamond card guard: Can't have a heart, I'm diamonds.
Black clubs card guard: [To Lizzie.] Shuffle along now; keep your face down, play your cards right, maybe they'll catch you a deal.
The girls are being lead to their platform in court.
Caterpillar: Who are you?
Lizzie Hearts: [Loudly.] I am Lizzie Hearts! Daughter of the Queen of Hearts. And you are in a lot of trouble! [Points to judge.]
The crowd and students simply laugh at her remark.
Caterpillar: If we were in trouble, it stands to reason that we would be the ones on trial. And yet, there you are. Therefore, it follows that you, not we, are the ones in trouble. That's logic.
Madeline Hatter: Oh, makes sense to me.
Lizzie Hearts: Whose side are you on?
Raven Queen: Lizzie, I got this. Your honorable! Ah, eh, this is a misunderstanding!
Caterpillar: And what don't you understand?
Raven Queen: No, no! Not us! You! See, we came to this school by accident.
Apple White: And we aren't being allowed to graduate!
Caterpillar: Why should you graduate when you're misunderstanding? Understanding is the point of education! And, you've said yourselves you've missed it.
Apple White: No! You're twisting on words! This is all happening because of that-that-that horrible Courtly Jester!
Apple's declaration silences the crowd after they gasp in horror.
White Rabbit: All rise for her prosecutorial excellence, Courtly Jester!
Raven Queen: Oh, no!
Courtly Jester: No need to rise on my account. I am but a humble public servant! With vast powers over each and every one of you. [She cartwheels using the support of a staff member's head onto the judge's desk.] So, where were we?
Caterpillar: They've plead their case, I'm not convinced.
Briar Beauty: What?! We hardly said anything!
Raven Queen: [To the White Rabbit.] You are our counselor! Aren't you supposed to be helping us?
White Rabbit: Yes, in time.
Apple White: Time, for what?
Courtly Jester: Time to read the charges! We, and—by we I mean I—the vice-principal and future queen of Wonderland, hereby charge these six girls with: unruliness!
The crowd gasps at Courtly.

If found innocent. Yeah, no way, won't happen. They will be allowed to graduate, when guilty. Then it's detention for life. Or, off with their heads! [She startles the judge by appearing beside him again.] Whichever comes first. Once I am queen I'm never gonna get tired of saying that! [Cackling.]

Brooke Page: And so, the friends back at Ever After searched in vain for the missing girls. Oh, if only I could tell them! But they can't hear the narrator.
Dexter perks up and runs up to a pile of books covering up a stranger's face who looks uncannily similar to Raven.
Dexter Charming: Oh, Raven!
Dexter swipes the pile of books but finds Duchess instead.
Duchess Swan: [Scoff.] As if. And like, no talking in the library! [Dexter lets out a groan. Ironically, Duchess goes back to talking on her phone with someone.] So anyway, she was like "yes way"...
Alistair Wonderland: I just don't understand.
Dexter Charming: [Sigh.] They're not here!
Duchess Swan: [Scowl.] Hexcuse me! [Bunny, Alistair and Dexter are startled.] This is a library! Some people are trying to study here! [To her phone.] What? No! Not me!...
Evil step-librarians: Shh!
Brooke Page: Oh - that got everybody's attention! Hey, wait a page, if the Evil Queen can push a book off a shelf from inside her mirror, perhaps this narrator can—[Brooke immediately tries interacting with objects in the library. To her success, a book falls off a shelf] Yes! Oh, if only I could use it to tell Bunny and the others where their friends are! But how...?

Back in the Wonderland court.
Caterpillar: Disorder! Disorder! Disorder!! I call the first witness.
Girls: [Gasp.]
Courtly Jester: So, Chase Redford the Red Knight, from what I understand, you caught these girls sneaking onto school properly! [Courtly cartwheels to the girls.]
Apple White: Not fairest! We weren't even students here!
Courtly Jester: But of course you were students here, because you were on my school grounds. Isn't that the rule?
Chase Redford: That is. And I am duty-bound to follow it. Rules are rules.
Courtly Jester: When they received their class assignments, what did they do?
Chase Redford: I guess they sort of sped off down the hallway.
Courtly Jester: So you might say they were running in the halls?
The staff gasp at Courtly.
Chase Redford: Technically...yes?
Lizzie Hearts: That's ridiculous! The halls were running! We were just standing on them!
Courtly Jester: [Fake gasp.] You naughty, sassy girl! Now you're talking back! These six first sneaked onto school grounds, and then were seen running in the hallways! And now, they're talking back! One rule! Heedlessly broken after another - can there be any doubt? These girls are unruly!
The crowd gasps and murmurs.
Caterpillar: Quiet in the court! How do you plead? Guilty, or extremely guilty?
White Rabbit: What? Guilty?
Caterpillar: Very well then. Guilty as charged!
White Rabbit: That's not what I meant!
Caterpillar: Eternal detention for life!
Kitty Cheshire: You'll have a hard time taking over Lizzie's destiny without the Storybook of Legends! And my mom, the Cheshire Cat, has it. So there! [Gasp.]
Courtly Jester: The Storybook of Legends? Here? In Wonderland? Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, how the plot thickens... Sorry Lizzie, the deal is off. I don't need you to sign the contract. I just need to sign your page in the Storybook of Legends and your destiny is mine!
The six girls gasp.
Courtly Jester: Red Knight to my office at once! [She applies lipstick on.] Once I crash the Queen of Hearts's birthday party, I'll take the Storybook of Legends from the Cheshire Cat. [She draws a crown on her head on the mirror with her lipstick.] We'll see who's grinning then. Hm-hm! [She draws a smile on the mirror and cackles.]
From inside her mirror, the Evil Queen is watching.
Evil Queen: [Cackling.] Scheme, my little fool. You have been quite a pleasant surprise. My own daughter might resist the call of evil, but you seem more than game.
Courtly Jester: Rats! I forgot! The Cheshire Cat can turn invisible! How can my card tricks compete with that?
Evil Queen: Hmm, looks like Courtly could use a little help. My evil influence, of course, speaks volumes. [With a cackle, she raises her fist and shoves a book off the shelf.]
Courtly Jester: Who's there?
Evil Queen: Read a little, Jester. Read your fill. Then rule over Wonderland while I bend the world to my will. [Cackling.]
Courtly Jester: "A Book of Evil Spells"? Property of the Evil Quee—[Gasp.] yes. Yes! Ohhh. Security cards! Time for you to prove your worth, I curse you now to crawl the earth! [Courtly releases a magic blast and the two card guards shrink in size.]
Card guards: At your service, Ms. Jester!
Courtly Jester: Ooh, my own evil powers!
Chase Redford: [Clears throat.] You summoned me?
Courtly Jester: Ah, yes, Red Knight. The Queen of Hearts's birthday party starts in half an hour.
Chase Redford: Uh...
Courtly Jester: I am placing you in charge of the school until I return.
Chase Redford: Yes ma'am in charge. [Salutes.]
Courtly Jester: You know my rules! You're not to break a single one of them. [She points downwards.]
Chase Redford: Rules? [Sigh.] are rules.
Meanwhile, the six girls are being pushed into a class by a card guard.
Mockturtle: [Snoring.] I am the mockturtle, but do not mock me. For I am every bit as good as a real turtle! This is detention, there is no escape. [Snoring.]
Kitty Cheshire: Quick, let's escape!
Apple leads the six out the door, only to find that they're still stuck in the same room as they open the door.
Apple White: What, no! It can't be. We're-we're right back where we started!
The girls try again at the door, but the same thing happens.
Briar Beauty: There's no way out!
Raven Queen: I'm sorry guys. I'm so, so sorry that I brought us to Wonderland.
Lizzie Hearts: My mother, I can't save her from Courtly. There's nothing I can do! [Crying.]

On the school premises, the White Rabbit successfully digs a hole out of the ground.
White Rabbit: Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear. [He runs forwards and hits the White Knight's steed and falls.] Oh dear! I'm afraid I made things much much worse. The girls are in detention for life!
White Knight: And the jester?
White Rabbit: Courtly is on her way to the queen's birthday party to find the Storybook of Legends and use it to take over Wonderland. Can you stop her?
White Knight: First things first, those girls are my friends and we will never rest until they are free!
Raven is walking around the detention room.
Raven Queen: Uhh.
Lizzie Hearts: [She gasps as she reads Kitty's tail watch.] My mother's birthday party starts in only a few minutes! Is there no way to escape here?
Kitty Cheshire: I would teleport out of here to get help, but my powers aren't working! [Jumps on a cabinet to disappear but fails.] See? No good!
Briar Beauty: This could take a hundred years!
Madeline Hatter: Aww, chin up. You could sleep right through it, Briar. [Snickering.]
Briar Beauty: [She facepalms and groans.]
Apple White: Okay everyone, we just need to stay calm and think about the problem logically. Maybe there's something in this room that could help us escape, or give us a clue.
Apple stands up to grab a book. The girls follow her but are distracted. A drop of the goo on the floor in the pipes drips on Raven's face.
Raven Queen: Ew! This place is hextremely icky. [Wipes it off.] Somebody better think of something fast!
Kitty Cheshire: We tried everything.
Briar Beauty: And the only door out is this way back in!
Lizzie Hearts: We really will be here for life!
Madeline Hatter: That's longer than forever!
The six all frantically murmur in panic.
Brooke Page: And so, the girls spent their first full minute in detention. I so wanna help! If only I could do more than just push a book around.
Madeline Hatter: [To Brooke.] You can push books? Why, that's hat-tastic!
Briar Beauty: Um, who is she talking to?
Raven Queen: She thinks she can talk to "narrators".
Briar Beauty: Yeah. Right.
Madeline Hatter: Quiet in class, if you please! I am trying to communicate with our invisible friend! Narrator, we need your help!
Brooke Page: I'd love to help you, Maddie - but narrators have rules, too. Besides, I don't know how!
Madeline Hatter: [Gasp.] Look at the teacup drawing! [Points.] It's over there too! And there, and there! That's it! [Points to the small carving.] Those are my dad's initials. He used to be in detention all the time! In fact, he was famous for getting out of detention.
Raven Queen: You mean getting into detention?
Madeline Hatter: Nope, getting out.
Apple White: [Perks up.] So there is a way out! But, how can we ask the Mad Hatter? No one even knows to look for us here.
Brooke Page: True, but don't forget. Alistair, Dexter and Bunny know you're missing. [Maddie nods.] They're in the library working on how to find you right now.
Madeline Hatter: Good. Narrator, if you can push a book, then I have an idea!
Maddie walks over to a cupboard and begins pushing books off the top and onto the ground.


Dexter Charming: They couldn't have just vanished from the world!
Bunny Blanc: But we've looked everywhere.
A book miraculously falls from above.
Alistair Wonderland: [Gasp.]
Dexter Charming: Hmm...
More books continue falling from high shelves. Dexter, Alistair and Bunny

Ah, that was weird.

Alistair Wonderland: Hey, look at this: [Points to books.] each book is open to a page that has an illuminated letter. These letters must spell out a message! [Reading.] 'Raven's spell to Wonderland did fly'—
Bunny Blanc: [Reading.] 'In a mockturtle's dungeon Wonderland High'—
Dexter Charming: [Reading.] 'Seek help from the tea and hats guy'...[Gasp.] This is Riddlish! I think Maddie is sending us a message! Wha-what do you think it means?
Alistair Wonderland: Raven's spell sent them to Wonderland and they're in detention.
Bunny Blanc: And we need to talk to—
Evil step-librarian: Shh. This is a library! Are you mad as a hatter?
Bunny Blanc: Mad. Mad! Ha, that's it!

In the Mad Hatter's tea shoppe.
Mad Hatter: Why, that is hat-larious! Maddie in Wonderland? I don't believe it! Even with the worlds sealed, she still manages to get locked in eternal detention. That's my girl! [He begins serving Bunny, Alistair, and Dexter food.] I'm so proud of her! She's just like her old dad, you know? I was in detention every other day. And, every other day.
Alistair Wonderland: Okay, so if you were there so often, how do they get out?
Mad Hatter: Oh, that's easy! I used to do it all the time! [Sits down.] There's a Wonderland High rule that not many people know about. In fact, I don't even know. You see, I have a re-memory problem. I'd forgot!
Alistair Wonderland: Well, I know a re-memory game. Just say the first word that pops into your head!
Mad Hatter: "Foot". Oh, I like this game.
Bunny Blanc: Jabber...
Mad Hatter: Walking!
Dexter Charming: Escape?
Mad Hatter: Teascape!
Alistair Wonderland: Detention.
Mad Hatter: Teadley winks! [Gasp.] That's it, tiddlywinks!

Back in the detention room.
Lizzie Hearts: Tiddlywinks?
Raven Queen: You mean, like the game?
Madeline Hatter: That's what she said he said! "Tiddlywinks will free you".
Mockturtle: [Wakes up.] Oh, a challenge! It has been so long! An obscure school rule: if you declare a challenge and then pass the proficiency test, you are released from detention.
Lizzie Hearts: I win at tiddly winks, we get out?
Mockturtle: Actually, any kind of trial by combat. The acting vice-principal today is the Red Knight. So, that would be swords. Oh, what fun!
He pulls a lever and the sound of a train whistle blows and resonates throughout the school, loud enough to get Chase's attention and the rest of the students. The students start running out of the building. In the detention room, the girls find the outer wall opening and they are being swept off the edge by the lily pads under their feet.
Girls: [Frantic gasps.] What's happening?!
Students: [Chanting "Challenge".]
The girls are cornered together in a circle.
Briar Beauty: What does this mean? What's happening?
Madeline Hatter: I could be wrong, but I think it's a challenge.
The Red Knight appears.
Chase Redford: As acting vice-principal, the rules decree that I must battle you.
The White Knight appears in defense of the girls.
White Knight: Then you know that the rules allow a champion to take their place. Run - get to the queen's birthday and save her!
White Rabbit: We're not too late! Come with me to the palace! [He hops away, leading the girls.] Quickly now! Down the rabbit hole, there's not a moment to lose!
Kitty Cheshire: I'll go ahead, Cheshire cats travel light and always with a smile. [She disappears.]
The girls start making their way down the hall.
Brooke Page: And so, Raven, Apple, Lizzie, Maddie, Briar, and Kitty graduated from school and were finally on their way to the Queen of Hearts's birthday party where the sinister joker in the deck was planning to steal the throne and rule Wonderland.

The girls fall down the rabbit hole.
Brooke Page: And so, Raven, Apple, Maddie, Briar, and Lizzie find themselves falling down the rabbit hole once again. This time as the shortcut across all of Wonderland to get to the Queen of Hearts's palace.
Lizzie Hearts: Rabbit, this wasn't a shortcut at all!
White Rabbit: Oh dear, oh, we took a wrong turn at the flying teapot. This way!
He hops back in.
Brooke Page: Lizzie Hearts's mother is in danger from a wild card, Courtly Jester. Courtly wants to find the Storybook of Legends and sign her name in Lizzie's place in order to steal her destiny as the next Queen of Hearts. Oh, and this is exciting: the White Knight is dueling with the Red Knight so that the girls could finally escape Wonderland High.
Chase Redford: The girls, they've fled the scene!
White Knight: And that means their school day is over.
Chase Redford: It was my sworn duty not to let that happen! I'll bring them back if it's the last thing I do. [He gets on horseback and rides away.]
The White Knight follows and the two start sparring while on horseback.

At Card Castle.
Card guard: Name?
Jeff: Jeff the alligator.
Card guard: Right then, in you go.
Card guard: Name?
Animal: I can't remember.
Card guard: Right then, in you go.
Kitty reappears on a tree.
Kitty Cheshire: Meow. Mom! She must already be inside.
Bill: Bill the lizard.
Card guard: Right then, in you go.
Courtly Jester boldly walks up to the card guards.
Courtly Jester: I'm just in time for the party.
Card guard: Name please.
Courtly Jester: Courtly Jester.
Card guard: Huh, Jester eh? What a big surprise. You're not on the list! Can't come in. Step aside! [He nudges the other card guard's arm which pushes Courtly backwards.] Name please!
Johnny: Johnny.
Card guard: Right then, in you go.
Courtly Jester: [Scowl.] Can't let Courtly in; she's just a lowly joker, shuffle her to the bottom of the deck where she belongs! [A joker card appears in her hand.] Oh, what's this? [Reading.] 'Just say the who you want to be, and that's the you that they will see'? [Gasp.] Oh, [Snickering.] this is going to be fun. [She walks up to the card guards.] Step again, totee. I'm on my way to see my mum.
Card guard: Listen. Didn't I already tell you to get lost?
Courtly Jester: Oh, I should hope not. After all, that's no way to talk to [She uses the joker card she found.] Lizzie Hearts, your princess. [In a Lizzie voice.] I must see my mother!
Card guard: Yes, your royal highness. Please, forgive me!
Courtly Jester: Not likely. Now, to get my hands on the Storybook of Legends which means catching the Cheshire Cat. Ooh, maybe my dear, sweet mother has seen her.
A frog servant hops by.
Frog: All hail the Queen of Hearts and her amazing skills at croquet.
Queen of Hearts: That's right! It's my birthday! And I'm going to play croquet, and everyone is going to watch me.
Fish: But your majesty, more guests have arrived!
Queen of Hearts: Ooh! Presents!
Fish: Presenting Lord Unicorn.
The Queen of Hearts takes the gift and gives it a rattle. She then throws it into a pile of presents.
Fish: Presenting, ah—um...
The Queen of Hearts has gotten bored and immediately wants to play croquet.
Queen of Hearts: Ball!
She gives the ball a whack and it flies around the garden, squarely rolling near the wicket. The crowd is disappointed slightly, but the frog servant pushes it in the wicket.
Crowd: Yay!
Frog: Excellent shot, your majesty.
Crowd: [Clapping and cheering.]
Queen of Hearts: Oh, this is such fun! I'm the happiest queen in the world! Except—oh! [She dramatically faints into a chair.] I'm the most miserable queen in the world! I have been so looking forward to seeing my dear daughter Lizzie on my birthday...
Frog: Of course, your majesty.
Fish: Ah, more presents?
Queen of Hearts: Ooh! [She smiles in delight.]
Kitty finds her mother sitting on one of the Card Castle's rooftops.
Kitty Cheshire: Mom, there you are.
Cheshire Cat: Kitty, what a purrfect surprise. What are you doing here and not in Ever After?
Kitty Cheshire: It's a long story. More importantly, do you have the Storybook of Legends?
Cheshire Cat: Well, that's a long story too. Mmm, let's see. Where shall I begin?

The White and Red Knight are still sparring.
Chase Redford: You fight gallantly, White Knight! I'll give you that!
White Knight: As do you, pity you fight for the wrong side. Yield!
Chase Redford: No, you yield!
White Knight: No, you yield!
Nearby, the five girls are sprung out of a portal.
Girls: Whoa!
Lizzie Hearts: What? This isn't the palace!
White Rabbit: Oh dear! My sense of direction is less sensitive inside the ground than outside the ground...
Lizzie Hearts: My mother is in danger, rabbit! Please, please just get me to the palace!
White Rabbit: Oh my, oh dear. Yes your highness. [Runs.] This way! ...I hope.
The girls follow the White Rabbit down another portal.
Back at Card Castle.
Fish: Presenting the Walrus and the Carpenter.
Courtly Jester: [Shoves past the two.] Step aside! Royalty coming through. [She sits on the Queen of Hearts's lap.] Look, mother! It's your precious little girl come home for your birthday.
Queen of Hearts: [Brushes Courtly off her lap.] Foul intruder! Guards! Somehow this wild card has crashed my party! Off with her head! In fact, off with all of her.
Courtly Jester: Oops, forgot. [She takes out her joker card.] Is that any way to greet your long lost daughter?
Queen of Hearts: Lizzie? [To the guards.] Unhand her, you fools. [She carries Courtly out of the card guard's care.] Can't you see that this is my long lost daughter? Go find that Jester girl who was here a moment ago.
Card guards: What?
Fish: [Shrug.]
Card guards: What?
Queen of Hearts: [Hugs Courtly.] Lizzie! Truly, my dearest sweet princess, I have missed you so much since you've been gone. I haven't been the same. I am so glad to have you back.
Courtly Jester: Good to be...back. Oh, my, look at all these guests! You are ever so popular. Has the Cheshire Cat popped in, hmm? Have you seen her?

The Cheshire Cat is walking with Kitty.
Cheshire Cat: ...And then I tied the lion's tail to a table! And you'll never guess who I put in a punch bowl! [Giggling.]
The Cheshire Cat jumps off from the roof to another.
Kitty Cheshire: Mom, this is an emergency! I don't care about the party - I need to know what you've done with the Storybook of Legends. Do you still have it?
Cheshire Cat: Oh, that old thing! Well, you know, they won't let you in here without a gift.
Kitty Cheshire: So, the queen has it?
Cheshire Cat: Not...exactly. See those presents down there?
Kitty Cheshire: The book is with them?
Cheshire Cat: Those gifts are going where my gift already is: behind that door in the queen's present room.
Kitty Cheshire: And all I have to do is sneak in a grab it! Thanks, mom! [Hugs.]
Kitty disappears and reappears by the front of the present room.

So much easier than I hexpected! [Gasp.] Or, maybe not. Oh no, oh no, oh no no no! I'm gonna need some help.

The Queen and Courtly are sitting at the party.
Queen of Hearts: You know, I was thinking of cancelling this party because birthdays just aren't the same without you!
Courtly Jester: Huh, how nice. Now, about that cat...—
Queen of Hearts: But then I thought, what if my dear, sweet Lizzie shows up? And now look! You have.
Courtly Jester: Mother, the cat!
Queen of Hearts: Oh, the Cheshire Cat showed up hours ago. She gave me some book. It's with the other gifts in the present room.
Courtly Jester: Of course! Where else would presents be? Ah! In honor of your birthday, I say we play a game, hmm?
Queen of Hearts: Ooh! [Claps hands together.] I love games!
Courtly Jester: Yes! See, I call this one the opposite game. Anyone tells you anything, it means the opposite! [Waves.] Hello, mum!
Queen of Hearts: Hello, ah! Hello!
Courtly Jester: Ugh! Someone's playing without a full deck.
Frog: You do realize of course she is not your daughter.
Queen of Hearts: Of course. She is not my daughter at all. [Giggling.] Ooh, this is going to be fun!

Courtly pushes past people.
Courtly Jester: What's this? Kitty Cheshire?! Who left the cat flap open? [Sigh.] Here's what I get for leaving that ridiculous Red Knight in charge!
The White and Red Knights continue fighting. Meanwhile, the White Rabbit and the girls finally make it to the castle gates.
Lizzie Hearts: [To card guards.] Step aside!
Card guard: Yes your highness! ...Again.
Lizzie Hearts: My mother, there she is! [Runs over to the Queen of Hearts.]
Raven Queen: Lizzie! [Holds a hand out.]
Kitty Cheshire: Guys! [Reappears.]
Raven Queen: Kitty, did you find the Storybook of Legends?
Kitty Cheshire: Yes! Well, ah, sort of! Uh, come on!
On the croquet fields, Lizzie runs up to her mother happily and gives her a hug.
Lizzie Hearts: Mother! Oh mother, I'm so happy to see you! I missed you so, oh mother I love you so much!
Queen of Hearts: You love me? How dare you! I most certainly do not love you!
Lizzie Hearts: You don't love me?
Queen of Hearts: Of course not! Not at all! And by the way, you look horrid!
Lizzie Hearts: I... don't understand! [Lizzie's eyes fill up with tears.]
Queen of Hearts: [Snickering.]
Lizzie Hearts: Mother, this isn't making sense! I've missed you so much, and I thought that you still loved me and finally we're together and after all this time... And now you say these horrible things?!
Queen of Hearts: Oh, you are good at this game! [Claps hands together.] —Oh, sorry-sorry, I meant bad! Oh. Did I just lose?
Lizzie Hearts: Game? I don't under—oh! [Wipes her tears away.] Is this an opposite game?
Queen of Hearts: No. [Giggling.]
Lizzie Hearts: [Hugs.] Then it's time to start the game!
Queen of Hearts: [Sighs in relief.] Oh phew, oh good. I love you too, Lizzie!
Lizzie Hearts: I missed you too, mother!
Crowd: Aw...
Queen of Hearts: Now, you are here. Let's enjoy the party.
Lizzie Hearts: Wait! First I need to warn you. Courtly Jester's on her way here! That joker plans to steal your crown!
Queen of Hearts: [Angrily.] Dethrone me - Courtly Jester?! But-but she was just here! GUARDS! SEARCH THE PALACE!
Lizzie Hearts: And bring us Courtly Jester!
In the presents room, Courtly is on a pile of presents searching for the book.
Courtly Jester: Where is it, where is it?! Uh, it's only tart dishes and tea cozies and not a single book! Wait a morrow, what's with all the searching by hand? I'm magical! [She lets out a giggle and sits on the pile of books, and reads.] 'To find the item which you seek just say these words and here's a peek'!
Her spell conjures up a giant hand which roams around the presents room. It soon points to a book atop a tall pile of presents.

Hexcellent! [Closes spell book.] Now to get up there!

The door to the presents room slowly opens and Kitty along with the four girls follow.
Kitty Cheshire: It's in here!
Courtly Jester: Looking for something? [Chuckling.] Well, good news ladies. I believe I've found it! The much sought after Storybook of Legends! [Looks at it.] Oh, it's a bit hefty, isn't it...
With an inattentive Courtly at bay, Kitty distracts her with her floating tail clock and tries to get it out of her hands.
Kitty Cheshire: I'd be happy to take it off your hands! [She misses.] Whoa!
Girls: [Gasp at Kitty.]
Kitty Cheshire: Miaow!
Kitty lands on all fours onto a giant gift box, does a flip and falls back on all fours onto the ground.
Apple White: Are you alright?
Kitty Cheshire: I always land on my feet.
Raven Queen: [Raven angrily disappears using her magic.]
Courtly Jester: [Unwraps the Storybook of Legends's bow.] Now, to find my destiny, let's see: Lizzie Hearts, Lizzie Hearts, Lizzie Hearts...
Raven appears all over the place on different present piles.
Apple White: Come on Raven, you can do it!
Courtly Jester: Would that be listed under 'L' or 'H'? Hmm! Maybe 'S' for stuck-up little princess I could never stand! [Sneering.] Ah! Here we are: Lizzie Hearts. [Using her magic, she summons a pen.] Out with the old, in with the—
Raven Queen: No!
Right on time, Raven swoops in and snatches the book out of Courtly's hands but tumbles down the pile and lets go of the book.

Whoa! Oof. [Gasp.]

Girls: [Gasp.]
Courtly Jester: You'll pay for that!
Raven Queen: [Gasp.]
Courtly Jester: O-ho-ho, recognize my little book, do you?
Raven Queen: You don't understand the power you're playing with, Courtly! Put it down...
Courtly Jester: [Chuckling.] Well, someone's got to pick up where mummy left off. Might as well be me! Oh, fancy that! Lowly Courtly Jester inheriting the powers of, two queens no less! [Giggling.] Well, you can be sure little Raven Queen, once I've conquered Wonderland, Ever After's next on my list!
Raven Queen: [Gasp.]
Courtly Jester: With this spell, I lay waste the past and seal your fate with a savage blast! [She fires a blast at Raven.]
Raven shields herself with her own magic to lessen the impact of her fall after being hit by that blast. She crawls behind a pile of presents.
Courtly Jester: Where are you! Where are you? [Chuckling.] I'm going to get you! [She gathers up several blasts and saves them ready for when she has Raven in her sights.]
Courtly fires all of them concurrently in several different directions. Raven narrowly dodges her blows twice.


Raven Queen: She's too powerful for me!
Briar Beauty: Raven can't win - not without her full powers!
Madeline Hatter: But the only way she can get her full powers is if... Oh!
Apple White: If she signs her page in the Storybook of Legends.
Raven Queen: But I can't!
Behind her, Courtly fires a blast at Raven's direction and Raven stumbles forward.

It would mean...—

Apple White: It doesn't have to mean that you become the Evil Queen. I know I always wanted you to become your mom, but now, [Apple lets out a small chuckle.] I just don't think it's in you. Your heart is just too good. The decision is yours, Raven. It always has been.
Courtly fires another blast at the tower Raven and Apple are hiding behind.
Courtly Jester: Haha! There you are! [With a cackle, Courtly continues rounding up her blasts.]
Apple White: Either way, I believe in you!
Raven opens the book and the quill is summoned.
Brooke Page: Raven Queen finally signed the Storybook of Legends and inherited the evil powers of her mother! Is Apple right in thinking that Raven's good nature will allow her to stay good? Or, will this make her evil?
Madeline Hatter: Young narrator, excuse us but things are happening fast down here!
Raven's face twists into an evil smirk just as the card guards appear.
Card guard: There she is! Get her.
Courtly Jester: The guards! [Takes out joker card.] It is I, your princess Lizzie Hearts! Seize that girl at once! [Points to Raven.]
Card guard: Right away, your highness!
The guards surround Raven on Courtly's command. Being enveloped by the Evil Queen's power, Raven uses her powers to lift them off the ground and shoot them at Courtly back.
Courtly Jester: Huh?
Courtly creates a huge blast and fires it at Raven, who easily avoids it by disappearing. She soon appears on top of a present pile and fires an even more powerful blast at Courtly, destroying the pile. Courtly lands on her feet on another pile.
Apple White: I know Raven. She's stronger than those dark powers.
This time, Courtly fires multiple blasts split seconds after the next. Raven effortlessly shields herself and once she breaks her shield, she releases a wave of dark energy which makes Courtly retreat to another pile. Having trouble keeping up, Courtly frantically flips through the spell book.
Courtly Jester: [Gasp.] Her magic's too strong! No, there has to be a better spell in here! [Gasp.]
Raven Queen: There's more than one way to read a book, Jester! [Using her magic, she tugs the book from Courtly's hand and absorbs its magic.] All done!
Courtly and the girls cower in fear. Raven floats over to Courtly's pile and fires her magic which Courtly is unable to defend. Defeated, Courtly is shot down at the very bottom of the pile. She slowly gets up.
Raven Queen: And now, [Apple gasps.] to finish you. [Maniacal cackling.]
Apple White: Raven, stop!
Raven Queen: Apple, get out of the way!
Apple White: Raven, this isn't you! Choose who you want to be! Isn't that what you always tell me?
Apple's words make Raven snap out of it. She weakens.
Raven Queen: Apple, thank you.
Apple White: No, we should be thanking you, Raven.
Queen of Hearts: What is the meaning of all this commotion?
Apple White: It's Raven Queen, your majesty. She's a hero! She's vanquished Courtly Jester.
Raven Queen: I've took away most of her powers, your majesty, but she got away.
In the background, Courtly hides in a life-size present box and slips out the door.
Queen of Hearts: Young lady. I owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude. You are hereby invited to my birthday party!
Raven Queen: We would be honored, but there's something we need to take care of first.

In Card Castle, the girls are chatting and Lizzie is with her mother by the throne.
Lizzie Hearts: Happy birthday, mother!
Queen of Hearts: My daughter at my side is the greatest wish a mother could wish for!
Raven Queen: Your majesty, with your permission...
Queen of Hearts: Proceed.
Raven Queen: [She lifts up a hand.] From bad to good; to better from worse, from Wonderland I now remove this curse!
A giant purple flame is ignited and it disperses into a mass wave encircling Wonderland.

The nightmare's done; the day has dawned. So let's join as one and party on!

People: [Cheering.]
Brooke Page: And so, Raven's spell released Wonderland from curse, and lifted the barrier between the two worlds! [Students from Ever After High appear in the Card Castle.] This is so hexciting!
Madeline is walking by and she takes a bite out of Wonderland cake. She grows in size.
Madeline Hatter: I just got taller! Yay!
The Mad Hatter appears in front of Madeline.
Mad Hatter: [Madeline gives her father a hug.] Maddie! [Maddie laughs.]
Bunny and Alistair appear in front of the White Rabbit.
White Rabbit: Bunny! I'm so glad you're safe! [Jumps on the spot.]
Bunny Blanc: I'm so happy to see you, dad!
Dexter looks around for Raven. When he does spot her, he gives her a hug.
Dexter Charming: Oh! Raven! You're safe! I uh-uh... Hey, uh, how about some punch? Anybody seen a punch bowl? [He runs off in embarrassment.]
Briar Beauty: [Briar is holding the Storybook of Legends.] Um, guys, do you mind if I talk to you for a second?

Briar, Apple, and Raven are out on the balcony.
Raven Queen: So, what's up?
Briar Beauty: Well, I've been trying to tell you for a while. See, it's my fault that the Storybook of Legends even ended up here in the first place. I sort of threw it down the Well of Wonder...
Apple White: What? But why?
Briar Beauty: I didn't wanna have to follow my destiny! Sleeping my life away and losing all my friends? Why should I be forced to live that life if it's not the one that I want?
Apple White: Things used to be so simple: you signed the book, you lived your destiny. But now, if anyone can use the book to steal a destiny, well, maybe the book is more trouble than it's worth.
Raven Queen: Whoa.
Apple White: Oh, I still want my Happily Ever After but I don't want our stories in danger of being stolen. They should be ours to choose; or to change. Maybe it's time to shelf this book.
Raven Queen: Am I understanding you correctly?
Apple White: You always have.
Apple hands Raven the book and she lifts it up in the air. The book then opens and its pages are all released, each individually disappearing into the students.
Raven Queen: Now everyone can write their own stories - whether if we wanna follow the path of our fairytale ancestors, or blaze a new trail. The choice is in our hearts!
The party proceeds and the guests are unaware of what just happened. The Evil Queen is watching from a mirror.
Evil Queen: Well, something's in your heart, my precious little daughter. Cast your mighty spells; revel in your newfound power... My first big step toward freedom is complete. [Cackling.]
By the edge of the hallway, the party guests find that the White and Red Knights are still sparring. The White Knight kicks the Red Knight down.
Chase Redford: Alright, I yield! You win. What a knight! What skill, what-what power! What manner of man are you?
The guests wait in anticipation for the White Knight to remove their helmet.
White Knight: Actually, I am no manner of man. [Removes helmet.]
Darling Charming: I'm a girl!
Dexter Charming: Darling! [Spills punch on Daring in amazement.] You're okay!
Daring Charming: You know what? This time I'm far too astounded to even care!
Darling Charming: I guess you'd all like an explanation of what I've been up to...
The suit mechanically detaches and Darling steps out of it.

Well, sorry. That story's best told another day. I believe right now, it's time to party!

Crowd: [Cheering.]
Male narrator: And so, all turned out good in the end. Wait, what? How did that happen?
Female narrator: [To Brooke.] I do seem to remember you breaking the rules big time, young lady!
Brooke Page: I did interfere with the story, but I'm glad I did! I care about these guys, Mom. And just like they want to make their own choices in life - I want to make mine too.
Male narrator: Alright. Just be mindful of how you choose. If you're not careful, you could end up right there on the page!
Brooke Page: Well, we certainly wouldn't want that to happen! [She giggles and winks.]