Last issue, at the guidance of a bottle imp, Ali Baba found Briar Rose and gave her true love's kiss.
Fortunately, this means she's now awake again.
Unfortunately, Briar Rose being awake means all those who were asleep with her are now also awake, including one Lumi the Snow Queen...
Not far or fast enough, as it turns out.
Briar rhetorically asks, "How did I get into this mess?" which the bottle imp -- whose power is, after all, To Know Things -- takes as his cue to recap the events surrounding her birth, including how she was visited by seven powerful faeries.