Once Upon a Time
The Shepherd

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Cindy McLennan: C+ | 1 USERS: D
The Right Thing To Do Was Not To Lead Me On

Anyhow, Mama Charming makes all sorts of excuses and says Papa regretted the deal as soon as he made it, and carried the guilt to his grave. Charming tells his mother to go inside and let him deal with Rumpy. Once they're alone, Rumpy says all Charming has to do is show up, pretend to be James, let Widmore's men slay the dragon, and then Charming can deliver the dragon's head to Midas. King Widmore will make sure Mama Charming never wants for anything again, the farm will be saved and Charming will come home the conquering hero. Charming: "I don't really have a choice, do I?" Rumpy: "Oh, everyone has a choice, dearie. Just make sure it's the right one." Commercial.

Storybrooke, Granny's Diner, Day: Dr. Whale finds Mary Margaret reading the newspaper article about John Doe/David's recovery. Whale hopes that his failure to call Mary after their date didn't cause her to resign from the hospital. As he's leaving, Regina comes in and asks for a word with Mary Margaret, and David. "You don't belong together. He's not yours. He's taken. Find somebody else." Mary says she' hasn't done anything. Regina: "Really, so he just up and left his wife on a limb." Regina is surprised that Mary didn't know, but figures David will soon come to her. Regina tells Mary to stay away from David. "He's in a fragile state. He doesn't know who he is or what he's doing, and you're this close to wrecking multiple lives, so before you do something that can't be undone, let him remember who he was."

Enchanted Forest; Midas's Kingdom, Camp Dragon: Charming fakes being James well enough to fool Midas. After Midas offers encouragement and leaves though, one of Widmore's men points out that Charming hasn't even properly fastened his armor. The knight takes James's gold sword from charming and informs him he will remain outside the cave and let Widmore's men handle the quest. "You might have the title of hero, but not the job."

Dragon's Lair: Two knights remain to guard Charming and tell him James was the bravest man they ever met. It's not long before the dragon screeches at the men who have entered its lair and the fire-breathing begins in earnest. Charming's guards try to keep him from rushing the scene, but Charming can't remain on the sidelines while lives are at stake. He saves those he can, retrieves James's gold sword, lures the dragon into a tight spot and cuts off its head. Hooray!

Storybrooke School: When David shows up to talk to Mary, she tells him she doesn't want to destroy his marriage. David explains he doesn't have any feelings for Kathryn. "She needs someone to feel about her the way I feel about you." Mary: "I'm really trying hard to stay away from you -- to do the right thing [...] you already have a life." David: "With someone I didn't choose. The man who chose that life -- whoever married Kathryn is gone. The man here wants someone else." Mary: "You really have to leave me alone." As the students enter Mary's classroom, she hustles David out the door, so he asks her to meet him, tonight. "At least think about it. I'll be at the bridge where you found me -- at 8 o'clock. Think about it 'til then, then decide. If you don't show, I'll know, and I'll never bother you again, but if you choose this -- if you choose us...you know where I'll be." Aw.

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