The Queen demands your presence.
Can't you see I'm having a bath?
Trust me on this, sister.
All right! All right!
My brother tells me you are a widower. A drunkard.
And one of few who has ventured into the Dark Forest.
One of my prisoners has escaped there.
Then he's dead. She.
She is certainly dead.
Bring her to me.
No, I've been to that forest. I'm not going back.
You will be rewarded handsomely.
What good is gold to me
if I'm lying dead with the crows picking at my eyes?
Why is she of such value?
That is none of your concern.
I'll determine what concerns me, thank you.
You will do this for me, huntsman!
And if I refuse?
Do me the favor, I beg of you.
To his knees.
So you wish to be reunited with your beloved?
You do not speak of my wife.
You miss her.
What would you give to see her again?
You know of my powers.
Bring me the girl
and I will bring back your wife.
Nothing can bring her back.
for a life.
She can't have gone far.
All right, do exactly as I do.
It's a bad idea.
Come here. No!
Will you help me?
Please, the Queen is going to kill me.
Sure she is.
She's going to rip out my heart.
Well done, huntsman.
Hand her over.
What do you intend to do with her?
Why do you care?
You want her... Hey!
Give me what I was promised.
You did your job well.
Now, keep your word.
He'll kill us both. Shut up.
He will. I said, shut up.
I'll keep my word when the Queen keeps hers.
Where's my wife?
He's going to betray you.
My sister has many powers.
She can take life away, or sustain it,
but she can't bring your wife back from the dead, you fool!
I want her back!
I will find you!
Quiet. All right?
Hey, what the hell's going on?
Who are you? Why does the Queen want you dead?
She wants everyone dead, all of us.
What makes you so damn valuable?
You should know, you're the one hunting me.
I should have never got involved in the Queen's business.
What did I get in? Stupid...
Where are you going?
Getting away from you. You're trouble, is what you are.
I need to get to the Duke's castle. There's an army there.
Oh, the Duke's army?
Bunch of farmers and milkmaids with pitchforks.
I know sheep that have more fight in them.
That's why you're here, isn't it?
If you return without me, you're dead.
If you leave me, I'm dead.
Just for argument's sake, how much reward?
However much is enough.
At least thirty gold pieces... A hundred.
Who are you?
Maybe you should have asked the Queen that.
I don't trust you.
I've given you my word. I still don't trust you.
But you have a deal.
Give me that, before you lose a finger.
She killed my brave lain with just the palm of her hand
and then she drew a dagger from her side with no blood.
She cannot be killed.
But there is more.
The Princess is alive.
Where is my son?
We have word of the Princess.
Ravenna has kept her, all these years.
She escaped the castle, into the Dark Forest.
I'm going after her.
We don't know if she survived.
You ventured beyond the castle walls again, disobeying my orders.
We're all that's left, don't you understand?
I cannot afford to lose any more of my men.
I'm going alone.
I will not lose my only son.
You don't know the Dark Forest.
Then I'll find somebody who does.
I will not abandon her a second time.
The forest gains its strength from your weakness.
Do you drink to drown your sorrows?
Or your conscience?
What concern is it of yours, why I drink?
I suppose a man's sorrows are his own.
What does a young girl like you know about sorrow?
Don't flatter yourself.
Now stay close.
You men know the dark forest?
Load and prepare.
You ride for 50 gold pieces.
Does it not trouble you to serve her?
Who the Queen?
I serve no one.
Especially that old hag, and any other royalty. They're all damned.
The King and his true queen are not damned.
He's the one that let the devil in the door.
It's his fault the kingdom's plunged into darkness.
You know nothing.
What? And you do?
What's a wee scrod like you care about the King anyway?
You're barely old enough to remember him.
The land is diseased.
Nature is upturned.
This, this is the legacy of your precious king.
Do you need a bowman?
I have a bowman.
I said, do you need a bowman?
Here, I want to show you something.
Which is your lead foot?
If someone comes at you, you raise this arm up
and you block, and use their strength against them.
You're small, so wait until they're close
and you drive it through their heart to the hilt.
You understand? Do not hesitate.
You look in their eyes
and do not pull it out until you see their soul.
I couldn't do that.
Well, you might not have a choice.
We have their trail.
Move on. Move on!
Is this the edge of the Dark Forest?
What is it?