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Relationship Recap (So Far): Snow White and Her Prince Charming on Once Upon A Time 

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It looks like we’ll be spending some quality time with my favorite couple in tonight’s Once Upon A Time so I thought I might recap Snow/Charming and Mary Margaret/David’s courtship(s) so far.

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This courtship/relationship has been nothing if not surprising both in Storybrooke and the fairytale world. When we first meet Snow White and her Prince Charming, he is kissing her back to life after the Evil Queen had poisoned her. Later when the queen interrupts their wedding, threatening to destroy their happiness, they try not to let it affect their special day. But eventually the queen’s words get to Snow and she convinces her husband to visit Rumpelstiltskin. She wants to know what’s coming for them since she’s so close to giving birth to their daughter. He tells them the queen has created a powerful curse that will imprison them all and there will be no more happy endings. But there’s so much hope and it all starts (or ends?) with these two.

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In “Snow Falls,” Emma devises a plan to gently show Henry he’s delusional. She recruits Ginnifer Goodwin‘s Mary Margaret since she’s Snow White to John Doe’s Prince Charming. But when the comatose patient grabs her hand, it doesn’t look like Emma’s plan is working. In the fairytale world, Snow and Josh Dallas‘s Charming meet under less than auspicious circumstances. She’s a wanted criminal trying to stay alive in the forest by stealing only from the queen so she can travel far from this land, while Charming is traveling through the forest on his way home with his newly acquired finacee. They meet cute when Snow stages a distraction to steal Charming’s jewels. When Snow gets away he tracks her down and together they travel to the troll bridge to retrieve a ring Charming was meant to give his intended. Of course, the more time they spend together the more they come to like each other. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke John Doe “comes back” to Mary Margaret when she “kisses” him. And then Regina throws a wet rag over everything when she tracks down David’s wife. I guess I’m a serious romantic because I loved the symmetry of Charming’s kiss waking Snow in the fairytale world and Mary Margaret’s kiss waking David in the real world.

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In “That Still Small Voice,” David still can’t remember who he is although he pretends for his wife. For someone who knows she should stay away from David, Mary Margaret sure is at the hospital a lot. It’s at the end of one of her shifts that David asks for an escort on his therapeutic walk. During that walk David admits that Mary Margaret is the only thing that feels real and right to him. Even thought Mary Margaret did the right thing by resigning from the hospital to stay away from David, it felt wrong to me.

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In “The Shepherd,” Kathryn Nolan takes her husband home even though he still has no memory of his life in Storybrooke. David leaves his own party to seek Mary Margaret out and wants to know if she’s uncomfortable with his feelings for her. And he tells Mary Margaret he’s choosing her. When she still rebuffs him, David leaves his wife. He shows up at Mary Margaret’s school to make his case: if she feels the same way he does about her, he asks her to meet him at their bridge that night. But David gets turned around on his way to the rendezvous and Regina, pretending to help, points him in the direction of Mr. Gold’s shop. There he sees the windmill that used to be in the yard of his house and it all comes back to him. When David finds Mary Margaret at the toll bridge he tells her he has to honor what he has with Kathryn. He still believes everything he said to her, but he has to do the right thing. Mary Margaret can’d hide the hurt. She says the right thing to do would have been to leave her alone.

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In “Desperate Souls,” David and Mary Margaret are on opposite sides of the Sheriff’s race. Of course Mary Margaret is supporting Emma and because of Kathryn’s friendship with Regina, David is canvassing for Sidney Glass. Their contact is brief and awkward. They’re both trying to make an effort to be friends but their recent history just makes it difficult. I kind of love it that Mary Margaret makes an excuse to get away. Did you see David’s face after she left?

What can I say about these two except that I love them? I enjoy their fairytale and their “real world” stories equally and I’m rooting for them to end up together. I know these two won’t truly be happy until the curse is broken, but until that happens I’m enjoying the evolution of their relationship in both Storybrooke and the fairytale world.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.

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