Once Upon A Time is back with a whole new episode on tonight. Stay tuned as we cover the official recap of show with up-to-the-minute details. Tonight is the sixth episode of the ABC hit Once Upon A Time and it called ‘The Shepherd.’ On last week’s episode a giant sinkhole mysteriously appears at the edge of town and Henry decided to explore it and gets trapped inside. Henry wanted to explore the sinkhole in hopes that he could somehow link the people of Storybrooke to the fairytale. Emma also becomes a deputy. If you missed last week’s episode you can read our official recap here!
Last week at the end of the show at the sinkhole site Regina (Evil Witch) drops a shard of glass she hid earlier – down to the bottom of the sinkhole. She wants to get rid of whatever it is. We speculated it might be a piece from her magic mirror but many viewers think it is part of Snow White’s coffin. Perhaps in tonight’s episode we will find out more about it.
Official Synopsis for ‘The Shepherd’: 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, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring on tonight’s show are Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Anastasia Griffith as Kathryn/regal blonde, David Anders as Dr. Whale, Alex Zahara as Midas/nobleman, Alan Dale as King George, Ian Butcher as burly knight, Gabrielle Rose as Ruth/peasant woman, Demord Dann as aide, Matthew MacCaull as knight no. 1 and Robert Maillet as Behemoth.
If you want some spoilers and a preview video of what is going to happen tonight, check it out here!
Tonight’s episode: Opens with John Doe and his wife and she is showing him his house that he bought. Apparently everyone is waiting inside for him. John’s doctor is at the welcome home party. Henry tells Emma that the reason David (John Doe) does not remember anything is because the curse is not working on him. Henry tells Emma they have to jog David’s memory so he remembers he is Prince Charming. David comes over and Henry asks him if he ever used a sword, which he laughs about.
David’s wife Katherine is upset because she feels like she still does no have her husband back and she tells Regina about it. Regina tells her she has felt the same way and she cannot bring her love back so she tells David’s wife to go to her husband. David’s wife goes and looks for him he has left the party.
Meanwhile David is over at Mary Margaret’s house and asks her why she did not come to the hospital and he asks if he was the reason she resigned from the hospital. Mary Margaret tells him he is married. David tells her he is choosing her not his wife Katherine.
Back in the fairytale Prince Charming is fighting an enemy and he wins and kills his enemy. His father and the rest of the court is watching him and congratulate him. Prince Charming’s father makes a deal with King Midus, gold if Prince Charming can kill the dragon that terrorizes his village. As Prince Charming stands and speak the brute who he killed drives a lance through Prince Charming.
A dead Prince Charming is taken away as his father says goodbye. The knights tell his father they must move fast to kill the dragon. The King tells them he called for help. Rumpelstiltskin shows up and says nice way to treat a gift I gave to you. The King wants another deal, he tells Rumpelstiltskin he will give him anything if he brings his son back to kill the dragon ailing Midas. Rumpelstiltskin tells him he wants a magic wand. Rumpelstiltskin tells the King that his son is gone for good and the King is upset but Rumpelstiltskin tells the King his twin brother can kill the dragon.
Back in Storybrooke Mary Margaret is washing the dishes and talking to Emma. Emma tells her to stop cleaning and have a drink. Emma tells Mary Margaret if she thinks something is wrong then it is. She tells Mary Margaret to let John figure out his life.
David is looking through his pictures and his wife tells him he looks different that he always use to have a buzz cut. His wife tries to convince him to go to bed. David asks her if they can sit and talk some more. They kiss and David tells her it is not right.
Back to he fairytale the slain Prince Charming’s twin brother is chasing a goat and his mother returns. His mother tells him he had an interesting talk with the grain merchant. He has a daughter that would make a good match with him. She has a big dowry and it will save their farm. Rumpelstiltskin shows up and his mother tells him she gave his twin brother to Rumpelstiltskin. He asks Rumpel what he wants and he tells him that the King needs someone to slay a dragon. He tells Rumpel he is not a dragon slayer. Rumpel tells him if he does this his mother shall never want for another thing in her life and he will be the conquering hero.
Mary Margaret is at the restaurant and the Doctor shows up and asks if she quit the hospital because of him. The Doctor leaves and Regina shows up she want to talk to Mary Margaret about David. She tells Mary Margaret that David and her do not belong with each other. Regina tells Mary Margaret, David left his wife and she should stay away because he is fragile and Mary Margaret is close to destroying many lives.
In the fairytale King Midas comes up to Prince Charming and tells him if he kills the dragon he will be a legend. He Knights tell him to stay out of the cave as they kill the dragon. They need to kill the dragon to save the kingdom. As they walk to get to the dragon’s lair they pass a lot of burned bones of people who tried to slay it. Although Prince Charming is suppose to stay away he runs towards the dragon’s lair as the dragon flies around and spits fire. The dragon spots Prince Charming and starts going after him. He traps the dragon in a narrow cave, grabs the sword and chops the dragon’s head off with the golden sword.
David shows up in Mary Margaret’s classroom and she is upset that he left his wife. He tells Mary Margaret his wife Katherine needs someone to feel for her like he feels for Mary Margaret. David tells her he wants her. He asks Mary Margaret to meet him at the bridge tonight.
The Sheriff brings Emma donuts and asks her to work that night for him because he volunteers at an animal shelter and he needs to work.
Mary Margaret shows up and tells Emma that David left his wife Katherine. She tells Emma he wants to meet her that night. She asks Emma what to do and Emma tells her to go and meet him because David has made a choice.
The King tells King Midas that his son has slayed the dragon. Midas tells the Prince they respect him because of what he did. Midas tells them he does not think small he thinks big and then they bring in a girl and Midas introduces his daughter. He tells them he values her more thank gold and he wants to offer her hand in marriage. Prince Charming is not happy but his father grabs him and tells him he must marry her or he will kill him and his mom.
David has a map and he is looking for the toll bridge and he meets Regina. She asks him if he is lost and he tells her he is looking for the toll bridge. He tells her he is looking for someone and she says ‘So you made your choice.’ He tells her he cannot change his feelings. Regina gives him instructions and wishes him luck.
Meanwhile Mary Margaret is waiting at the toll bridge for David. David is lost – Regina did not give him the right instructions. He goes into Mr. Gold’s shop and asks him where the toll bridge is. Mr. Gold gives him correct instructions and David sees a windmill and he asks Mr. Gold where he got it and Mr. Gold tells him it has been gathering dust forever. David tells him it use to belong to him and he remembers everything. Gold = Rumpel grins… .
Prince Charming comes back to his mother who is happy he is alive. She is excited about how good he looks and how he looks like a Prince. She tells Prince Charming the King is taking care of them and has made improvements to their house. He tells his mother Midas wants to unite the Kingdoms and wants him to marry his daughter. His mother says he is happy he turned it down. He tells her he cannot and no one can no who he really is. He tells her he cannot see her again. He tells her he came to say goodbye.
She gives him her ring from his father – she says the ring brings true love - and they embrace and say goodbye.
David finally shows up at the toll bridge and Mary Margaret is waiting – she is wearing that special ring form Charming’s mom – and he tells her he remembers everything. Mary Margaret asks if he loves his wife and he says he does not know but he knows he did and he has to honor it. He tells her he has feelings for Mary Margaret, intense feelings but he is going back to his wife because it is the right thing to do. MM is really hurt and stalks off into the night – she says he led her on!
Emma is driving in the deputy car and she sees the Sheriff and she asks him why he is not volunteering. She caught him jumping out of the window of the Mayor’s house and she asks him why he was doing it. The Sheriff tells her because Regina does not want Henry to know they are sleeping together.
David rings the doorbell and his wife Katherine (who is Abigail, Midas’ daughter) answers the door and he tells her that he remembers all. He tells her they were not at a good place – when he got hurt, he needed time, and he has had time – he remembers the windmill that triggered his ‘memory’ in Gold’s shop- He tells her they have work to do, it will take time, but he wants to see what happens.
Prince Charming and Midas’ daughter Abigail are getting married. Prince Charming’s father Prince George tells him he is confident that he made the right decision. King George calls Charming ‘son’ and Charming calls him ‘father.’ Abigail does not look pleased with Prince Charming and Prince George tells him to smile he is on the route to true love. Prince Charming and Abigail are in the carriage driving and Snow White is hiding in the trees.