While Ariel will be part of our world in Once Upon a Time Season 3, Episode 6, it won’t be an easy road to get there. As most fans know from The Little Mermaid, sprouting legs overnight comes with a price, and in a new sneak peek, Ursula looks ready to collect.
However, it doesn’t start out as a violent moment — instead, Ariel is actually asking Ursula for help, confused about what to do now that she can walk.
“What should I do? That’s right, I’m talking to you, Ursula, mythical goddess of the sea. You thought you brought us together, but we both know that’s a lie. So tell me, between girlfriends, what do I do?” she questions, looking out toward the sea, perhaps talking about Prince Eric and how they have yet to find love.
When she receives no response, she adds with a sign, “Nothing, huh? Well, what should I expect from a long, dead myth? You gave me legs, but that’s it, right? No answers? Thanks… for nothing.”
And just as she’s ready to walk away, Ursula emerges — well, the Evil Queen’s alter-ego, it seems — but you’ll have to check out the sneak peek below to find out what she says.
If you’re looking for more scoop, including intel on Ursula, the price of this magical spell, and Prince Eric, check out our chat with Ariel herself, JoAnna Garcia Swisher.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.