Once Upon a Time: Season 1, Episode 6

The Shepherd (4 Dec. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
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David is caught between his feelings for Mary Margaret and his marriage to Kathryn, as flashbacks detail information about Charming's life.

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David - aka John Doe - must choose between staying with Kathryn or leaving her to be with Mary Margaret, with whom he's fallen deeply, and inexplicably, in love; and Emma catches Sheriff Graham in a lie. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Prince Charming is about to encounter a life-changing event that will forever alter his destiny. Written by ABC Publicity

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Emma pours Mary Margaret a glass of McCutcheon's scotch. In the television series, Lost (2004), Charles Widmore (played by Alan Dale, who is also King George in this episode) refuses to pour one for Desmond saying it is worth too much money. The bottle frequently turned up on Lost and will frequently turn up in later episodes of this series, as well. See more »

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The Prince's armor is the same before and after it is damaged. See more »

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King Midas: [to Prince Charming] From this day forth, may that beast's head be a reminder to us of the valiant warrior who killed it - the bravest, most noble prince I have ever met. You have earned my utmost respect.
King George: We treasure that respect, King Midas, just as we respect your treasure.
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Charming's back-story made this episode worth it!
1 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although it doesn't reach the compelling story in the previous episode and some of the dialog isn't as fresh this time around, The Shepard is a nice episode and it does explore Charming's back-story really well and goes back to develop David, Charming's modern counterpart.

The story is good, the dialog is decent, and the script is solid. The acting is also great, especially from Charming/David you feel the situation that he's been going through. His interactions with the other characters is spot on, too. And that's about it.

Overall, not excellent, but a really good episode with a nice back- story for the prince. Review for next episode, coming soon!


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