In Fairytale land, Prince James flees from King George’s kingdom and his wedding to Abigail, still holding out hope for Snow. Though he escapes from King George’s guards, Abigail’s guards capture him and take him to her in the woods. In a twist, Abigail wants to help him because she also does not want to marry. She too is in love with another.
Abigail takes James to a shrine set up for her love with a gold statue of him. Evidently he was turned to gold trying to protect her father, King Midas, in an ambush. The only way to reverse the curse would be with water from a lake guarded by a dangerous siren. James commits to going to the lake in hopes of reuniting Abigail with her love. Why? Because he believes in true love. Aww.
At the lake, the siren tempts James by transforming into Snow. He kisses her, but comes to his senses realizing this is not true love. But the siren pulls him underwater and he is trapped. However, she wants to steal another kiss and James stabs her, escaping her entanglement and returning to Abigail with the magical water.
The water frees Fredrick from his golden imprisonment and he is reunited with Abigail. Abigail gives him provisions and he sets out in search of Snow. He runs into Red Riding Hood who tells him that Snow is truly still in love with him. All that Snow told him about not being in love was to protect him. King George arrives trying to capture James, but he and Red set off together in search of Snow. (Can I just say I absolutely LOVE Red for some reason? I love how she just pops in at just the right time!)
Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Mary Margaret and James decide he needs to tell Kathryn about their relationship after she informs James she was accepted into law school in Boston. He ends up telling her he doesn’t want to go but neglects to inform her of Mary Margaret.
And cue Regina. Kathryn goes to her crying and SHE tells her about Mary Margaret and James’ affair. And she says she had kept it so long because she was a friend. But Kathryn puts her in her place saying a friend would NOT do that and storms away. I actually think Regina felt a little remorse.
…but then Regina sabotages Kathryn by stealing the note she left for James informing him that she was going to Boston alone. (Note, does Regina have keys to everyone’s homes?!) But as Kathryn is driving away, she apparently crashes at the town line…because no one can leave Storybrooke. Frederick finds her car but she is nowhere to be found. (Is she dead like the sheriff? Or is she roaming somewhere?)
In other Storybrooke news, Emma met up with the stranger whose name is apparently August, August W. Booth. He also did something with the pages of Henry’s book…soaking them, drying them and binding them back together. He planted the book so Emma would find it and she returned it to Henry.
I really want to know what happened to Kathryn. I do feel sorry for the poor girl because she really was the one hurt in the situation. And what the heck did August do to that book?! I thought maybe he would write something in it, but soaking the pages? What does that even do? I still need the pace in Storybrooke to pick up for me.
And I also have a slight obsession with Red. I don’t know why. But when she pops up, I just smile. I can’t wait for her to get her backstory. Yeah, she seems pretty promiscuous and what not, but she also seems like one of those good friends that is just always trying to help everyone else out. I just hope she doesn’t get hurt.
What did you think of the episode? Excited about James and his search for Snow? Interested in this stranger named August and what he’s up to? Leave a comment and let us know!