Anyway, his dad points out that it was a gift from King Midas so he could at least pretend to be pleased by the gift. James smiles wanly and then his dad reveals that he totally knows that James isn't into his pre-arranged marriage. He points out that James' heart can't belong to Abigail if it belongs to another woman. Who is she? James swears that it was just some chick he met on his travels and he hasn't seen her since. He promises that he will wed Abigail and she shall have his heart, but Daddy-O isn't buying it. He gets his mad face on and reminds James that he was chosen to be his son! Plucked from poverty! And this is the gratitude he gets for a life full of turkey legs and tights? He orders James to do whatever it takes to get that woman out of his head because nothing is going to stop this wedding. I mean, shit, it's King Midas' daughter. Just marry her already! As Mad Dad leaves, James springs into action writing no, not a thank you note to King Midas for the lovely and thoughtful gift, but a note to his beloved Snow and sending it out on the wings of a dove.
Speaking of doves, Mary Margaret has headed out on a nice little head clearing walk in the woods which is interrupted by the sound of a dove cooing. The bird is tangled up in a net, from which she apparently can't untangle herself. She has no choice (NO CHOICE!) but to go to the animal shelter where David works so they can use the jaws of life and get the bird out of the net.
The vet gives Mary Margaret the bad news: There are no broken bones, just mild dehydration, but if this rare migratory dove doesn't make it back to its flock, it will die alone and miserably. Mary Margaret and David make awkward eye contact over that remark before Mary Margaret grabs the bird, determined to return it to its flock or die trying. Alone, but still. David offers to help her, but she turns him down flat. Now that his wife has purchased a pregnancy test everything is different! Mary Margaret heads out into the eye of the storm to get that bird back to its family.
Sheriff Emma is getting ready for the Big Storm in whatever way the police have to prepare for weather when Regina comes to pester her. Emma is in no mood for whatever Regina is dishing out and laughs that Regina probably wants to hold her responsible for the storm. Regina does not think that's funny, especially when she has something serious to discuss. There was a strange man talking to Henry this morning and what is the sheriff going to do about it? Emma laughs that contrary to Regina's opinion, there actually is no law against visiting Storybrooke. Regina doesn't care. He was talking to Henry! He must pay! Emma agrees to look into it, even though I'm pretty sure Henry was actually the one talking to the guy.