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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: David & Mary Margaret Finally Kiss

Sun, January 22, 2012 9:21pm EDT by Andy Swift 14 Comments
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Mary Margaret’s happily-ever-after is coming sooner than we thought — and Regina is not pleased.

It’s no wonder Disney skipped over all the serious, emotional parts of Snow White’s (Ginnifer Goodwin) story: The Jan. 22 episode of Once Upon A Time was depressing! Well, at least until the epic ending when David (Josh Dallas) and Mary Margaret made out in the middle of the street for all of Storybrooke — including Regina (Lana Parrilla) — to see.

But before they got their happy ending, David and Mary Margaret put themselves through emotional hell. He admitted he loved her, but she was all, “No, your wife is pregnant!” (Don’t you hate it when that happens?) As it turns out, Kathryn (Anastasia Griffith) is not pregnant, which meant there was one less tiny obstacle in the way of these two forbidden lovers. Cue the kiss!

But before we all celebrate David and Mary Margaret’s love, I should point out that David didn’t exactly break things off with Kathryn before kissing Mary Margaret. In fact, he told her wanted to start a family. (This guy probably should have stayed in his coma. There was way less drama in there.)

Things didn’t go too smoothly for Snow White and Prince Charming. When she learned that getting with him would mean both of their deaths — the prince’s adoptive pappy is less-than-supportive of their love — she got a potion from Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) that would make her forget her feelings. Think of it as a fairy tale version of an antidepressant.

On top of that, we also learned how Snow White and the seven dwarves — make that eight until “Stealthy” got murked by one of the castle guards — really met. Apparently, she didn’t just wander into their cottage uninvited like we’ve always believed. They’re old prison buddies!

Now I hate to ask this question, but I have to: As heartbreaking as it was watching Snow and the prince accept the fact that they can’t be together, isn’t the build-up basically ruined by the fact that you know they end up getting married? (When did I become so cynical?)

Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Sheriff Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was all up in the business of the stranger that biked his way into Storybrooke last week. And after much pestering and mean-mugging, he finally revealed the contents of his box: a typewriter!

(I do believe he’s just been upgraded from mysterious to suspicious.)

So, what do you all think of the type-writing stranger? Could he somehow be the architect of this entire world, or am I thinking a little too outside of the box? And how intense do you think things will get in Storybrooke now that David and Mary Margaret are into PDA? See you in the comments section!

— Andy Swift

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