Cut to the haunted forest, where the Witch has conveniently pimped her crib with an army of flying monkeys.
They pounce on the gang and carry off Dorothy and Toto.
The Witch threatens Toto with a grisly death if Dorothy doesn't give up the slippers. Dorothy relents, but the slippers won't come off. Time for a death trap!
Luckily, Toto gets away and summons the cavalry… though the cavalry has to pause long enough to put the Scarecrow back together.
A magical hourglass marks the time Dorothy has to live. The Witch twists the knife in further by showing her images of Auntie Em in a magic crystal before mocking Dorothy's fate. Wicked witches are kind of awful that way.
The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion sneak into the castle by disguising themselves as guards, then cut off the death trap just in time to save Dorothy.
But the Witch continues to hold the cards. She sets her guards on them, prompting a brief but pointless effort to escape.
Being the generally awful person that she is, the Witch promises to kill them all one by one, leaving Dorothy for last.
First up: the Scarecrow, who she sets on fire.
Dorothy throws a bucket of water on the Scarecrow to put out the fire. The Witch gets a little splashback. No big deal right?
Um, wrong. Water's apparently lethal to wicked witches, causing her to melt like the lemon-drops Dorothy sang about earlier, and prompting the question "why would she keep a bucket of water just lying around like that?"
The guards, who didn't like the Witch any more than anyone else, proclaim Dorothy their savior and give her the broomstick as a reward.
The gang heads back to the Emerald City in triumph.