Hiding for her life, biding time until she can incur enough dough to live safely in isolation, Snow White ambushes a royal carriage. A normal, ho-hum occurrence for Snow. Stealing from the Evil Queen just seems right for all that she's put Snow through. But this carriage does not belong to her greatest adversary, but to the handsome and betrothed prince on his way to his castle. Snow White's loot consists of jewels, including a precious ring from the prince's mother, and he's determined to get it back.
Hunting Snow White down after she gets away with the jewels, he entraps her and bargains, er, blackmails Snow into retrieving it. After all, she's a wanted woman with her face and treacherous charges plastered all over the kingdom. Wouldn't want the queen to suddenly get wind of her whereabouts. Snow White has no choice but to help the prince, whom she dubs Prince "Charming" for his charming way with words. But getting the ring back won't be easy. You see, she sold it to the trolls for gold. After all, she only wants to live somewhere alone, where the Queen can't get her. Somewhere she can start over, maybe find true love--well, at least start over. Snow doesn't believe in true love, at first sight or otherwise. Nevertheless, she agrees to get the ring back, and set out for the Troll Bridge.
Just before they reached the Troll Bridge, Snow White ran into a few a of the Queen's soldiers. Their goal: please the Queen and bring back Snow's heart--just like the huntsman failed to do. But Prince Charming came to her rescue. So, you see, running wasn't so easy after all. A life for a life.
Snow White runs back and uses her magic fairy dust she had saved up to annihilate the queen, and poofed the trolls into squash-able bugs. The prince and Snow White trade goods: the prince his ring, and Snow White her gold (which was conveniently up for grabs after the trolls turned into beetles). But they also trade a promise. If Snow White should ever need anything...he will always find her.
Mary Margaret is a lonely schoolteacher. She feels she'll always be alone, but she doesn't want that, won't accept that. She wants to find that guy, her true love, her Prince Charming, but so far all she's gotten are duds. Especially the last one. It's kind of hard to see the love in the man's eyes when they're looking at the skimpy-clad waitress. I mean, come on.
So, with head down, thoughts a million miles away, she walks home, only to stumble upon Emma in her car. If you remember, last episode, Granny kicked her out. Can't have criminals at the cozy bed and breakfast. So she's sleeping in her car. Although Mary Margaret offers up her spare room, being roomies is just not Emma's thing. So, the recliner on the driver's seat is the best she's gonna get for now.
And so, after a little bit of convincing from Emma, Mary Margaret goes to the hospital to read. She's skeptical and is just doing this out of a favor for Emma and Henry. But when she's just finished reading about them finding love under the shadow of the troll bridge, John Doe grabs her hand. Mary Margaret races of to find the good doctor, but lousy date, to declare the good news. But the doctor is in cahoots with Madame Mayor Regina and insists the monitors say nothing, but relates a whole new story to the mayor after Mary Margaret leaves.
Hours later, in the dead of night, John Doe has fully waken up and unofficially releases himself from the hospital, taking the gown with him. He's looking for someone and his subconscious leads him into the woods.
Back at the hospital, a new player in the game makes an appearance. Remember that Prince Charming was betrothed. Well, in Storybrooke, he's not only betrothed, if you will, but married...to Kathryn Nolan. And his name: David. So long, John Doe and Mary Margaret's happily ever after.
Emma thinks Kathryn Nolan's story is fishy. After all, she didn't even come looking for him all these years he's been in a coma. Surely, she would have checked the entire small town by now, including the hospital. But no. It wasn't to be until now. It's all in the timing...Regina's timing.
With her upper-hand firmly reinstated, Regina makes a few excuses for Kathryn and then declares that Emma and Mary Margaret should be happy about these turn of events because now Kathryn and David can be happy again now that they've found each other, which reminds her why she's so happy to have Henry.
Having someone is important and being alone, like Mary Margaret and Emma, well, it can get very lonely...
And.."because not having someone, well, that’s the worse curse imaginable."
1) How can Kathryn even be a possibility? David's been in a coma for the entire 28 years, right?
2) Will Mary Margaret's Snow White ring come into play in Storybrooke?
3) Who is Dr. Whale?
4) Is David really David's name? Is James really Prince Charming's name?
5) Does Snow White feel bad, happy, or indifferent to ruining the Queen's life?
6) Where was Rumplestiltskin in the Snow White/Prince Charming storyline?
7) Is there any kind of magic in Storybrooke? Hence, true love's kiss?
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