ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Entertainment and Media»
  • Television & TV Shows

Once Upon A Time -- The Prince and the Pauper

Updated on December 11, 2011

How Much Does Snow Know?

This week we learned the story of how an unknown peasant [whose name we don't know] became a Prince named James and amnesiac named David Nolan.

Fairy Tale Land opens with Charming in a fight and seeming to have defeated the enemy. But when the enemy suddenly recovers, Charming is fatally injured and dies. When the King, will call him King Charles, as he's played by the actor that played Charles Widmore on Lost, goes to Rump to get him to resurrect the prince, Rump says no can do, but he can produce a spare.

Seems a peasant woman sold one of her two twin sons to the King whose wife could give him an heir. The twin is the Charming we all know and love. He's a simple farm boy who wants to marry for love, when his mother says she's got a match for him that could save their farm. Then who should come prancing into the farm but Rump wanting to make one of his deals with our Farm Boy Prince.

You've got to give it to our Farm Boy, he's the only one I've seen ask Rump what's in it for him if he makes a deal with him. Every one else is all like, just show me the dotted line and I'll sign. Not that it get our Farm Boy any answers. Rump snarls it's none of his business. Actually, Rump gets the location of the Fairy God Mother whose wand Rump wants. We saw him show up just as she was about to grant Cinderella her wish to go to the ball and zapped her in her tracks. So now we know just how he found out where the Fairy God Mother would be. Of course, one has to ask if Rump had anything to do with the Original Prince's death, since he got what he wanted out of that deal. Without the prince dying he wouldn't have gotten his wand.

Anyway the Farm Boy Prince actually manages to behead the dragon and King Midas wants him to marry his daughter, Abigail, only our Farm Boy doesn't want to do it, so King Charlie gets nasty. He threatens to kill his mother if he doesn't. So our Farm Boy now known as Prince James agrees to marry Abigail and we see the scene from the previous episode where Snow met Charming.

Before agreeing to the deal, Prince James goes back to visit his mother one last time. She gives him her ring to give to the woman he finds true love with. It's the same ring that Mary-Margaret is still wearing in Storybrooke.

In Storybrooke the Farm Boy Prince now known as David Nolan leaves his welcome home party to go see Mary-Margaret. She rejects his overtures and does the right thing. David goes home and leaves Katherine. He goes to MM again and asks her to meet him at the toll bridge, but when he goes to meet her, he can't it. Regina just happens along and gives him false directions that lead him to the pawn shop. In Gold's shop, David sees a windmill that magically restores his memories of being married to Katherine and he rejects MM and goes back to Katherine to try and make their marriage work.

MM is devastated and seeks comfort from David's doctor, who will always be The Vampire Diaries Uncle John, only he's a much younger looking Uncle John. Still can't figure out how he looks so young in this show.

Meanwhile, Emma catches the Sheriff climbing out of Regina's bedroom and puts two and two together and comes up with four. She realizes he's sleeping with Regina and tells him she's not doing anymore night duty for him so he can diddle the mayor.

One thing I'm wondering if Regina could have been in love with Prince James and he's the love that she lost, since she seemed particularly incensed about Snow and Charming marrying and getting their happy ending.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)