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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Trivia

The mobile that David is first looking at in the pawn shop is the mobile that was hanging above Emma's crib in the pilot. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

King Midas: [after Prince Charming has killed Behemoth] A valiant feat, for sure; but it is still just a man. Can he do the same with a dragon?
King George: Do fairies sprinkle dust? Do trolls live under bridges?
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The opening sequence gives a hint to the episodes main story line by showing a character or event happening in the dark forest underneath the title. See more »

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References Lost (2004) See more »

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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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