David is glad to see Emma and Henry, since they're two of the few people who he can even recognize. When David spears a cocktail weenie with a toothpick, Henry asks if he's ever used a sword. The aDULLts laugh, and David asks if Mary Margaret is coming. He tries to hide his disappointment when he learns she won't be. We cut to the...
Kitchen: Regina sees David talking to Emma and Henry, so she encourages Kathryn to get out to the party and be with her husband. Kathryn is teary. She's already lost David once, but it's still not like he's back with her. Regina says she understands loss. "The love I lost -- there's no bringing him back. You have a chance here. Go to him." Kathryn sniffs and thanks Regina for being such a good friend. "It's been so lonely. I'm not used to having one." Regina smiles. "Neither am I." Kathryn: "Well, like it or not, you have one now." Regina's look says: My heart would be warmed right now, if I hadn't killed my own Daddy to cast the dark curse and thus doomed myself to living with this gaping hole in my psyche.
Out in the living room, Kathryn asks Emma, Henry and Dr. Whale if they've seen David. They look around, confused. We cut to...<.p>Mary Margaret's Hovel, Exterior: David finds her trying to hang a birdhouse in a tree. He asks if she got the party invitation, but Mary doesn't answer directly. She just says, "David." He smiles, hops the fence and takes the birdhouse from her. As he hangs it, he asks if she resigned from the hospital because of his feelings for her and tells her he knows those feelings aren't one-sided. Mary reminds him that since he's married, it should be no-sided. David says he didn't choose Kathryn. He chooses Mary. She tries to brush this off as some sort of connection he feels just because she saved his life, and scurries away.
Enchanted Forest: I've seen a lot of complaints about the CGI in these scenes. That doesn't bother me in fairy tale world. I see it, yes, but it's a fairy tale world. It looks surreal, because to us, with our accursed eyes, it is. That's my fanwank and I'm sticking to it. Anyhow, Prince James is fighting some big bad knight. Once James plunges his sword into the villain's chest he says, "Next time, make sure I'm really dead." Oh, James. I think you just foreshadowed all over yourself.