'Once Upon a Time' recap: Why the Caged Bird Sings

once-upon-a-time-cast.jpgMary Margaret is a stalker, but luckily she has Emma, her good friend/roommate/daughter to point this trait out to her. This doesn't stop Mary Margaret's from obsessing over David, but when she catches his wife Catherine with a pregnancy test, she allllmost thinks twice. Luckily a lost dove (who mates for life!) falls into her life and she has absolutely has no choice but to bring the bird to the Pet Shelter where her object d'amor works. It's all the bird's fault!

A storm is coming to Storybrooke, but what's worse is that a stranger is in town and Regina doesn't like it. To get Emma to look into the guy, Regina tells Emma that the dude was skulking around Henry. That springs Emma into action and she tracks the stranger down at Granny's. After some back and forth, Emma makes him tell her what's in the box he's carrying. He says he'll tell her, but only if she promises to go out for a drink with him. She agrees and he shows her a typewriter. He's a writer! OOOOooooOOOOooooo. Right?

Meanwhile in the Magical Kingdom, Snow White has had it up to here with all this thinking about Prince James. So Red Riding Hood mentions that she knows a guy who does some back-alley love killing. His name is Rumpelstiltskin and the only price he asks to make Snow White's love die is a piece of hair. What kind of weird economy does he work in? Also, gross. Snow leaves with his magical potion, but before she can chugalug, James sends a pigeon for her with a note saying something along the lines of, "Sorry I haven't called babe, I'm supposed to get married in a few days, but if you still want me, stop on by the castle and we can totally hook up." Winner winner sushi dinner, right?

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