Much as I love fairy tales, I’m going to be upfront. I did not finish watching the once popular ABC serial, Once Upon a Time. I started season one, quite excited because of my love of the genre, and really, mostly impressed with the way they co-mingle so many famous Disney fairy tales. Today, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re jumping back into a feature here with a Once Upon a Time OTP favorites Prince Charming and Snow.
Much as I did enjoy season one of this show, and perhaps some of the others, too, I have to be honest, reading what the writer’s eventually do to some of our favorite characters made me mad. Therefore, I haven’t gone back into this world to complete the seasons. Nonetheless, there is plenty of romance in this show. One of them being the romance between Ginner Goodwin’s Snow White and Josh Dallas’ Prince Charming. Their love story is unique in that it has two timelines, and while the fairy tale one tends to be more romantic because it’s a fairy tale, the modern timeline has its moments too. Sometimes it’s just tough to know which comes first.
The running theme of their love story is a variation of the phrase “I’ll always find you.” Sometimes it’s Snow promising it, other times it’s Charming or James as is his name, making this vow to Snow. Either way, they both protect each other in love. Let’s get to looking at a few of their sweet love story moments.
ONCE UPON A TIME OTP FAVORITES PRINCE CHARMING AND SNOW
Spoilers to follow
1: Keeping Vigil
When: Season One
During various season one scenes, the modern day Snow who is known as Mary Margaret keeps vigil beside the bedside of an amnesiac patient who no one knows the identity of. Still, there’s something about this stranger that brings her back time and again. She reads to him, feeling a connection and eventually, he responds to her voice by touching her hand. They’re lovely albeit a bit heartbreaking scenes.
2: The Iconic Kiss
When: Episode 1, Season One
There’s always THE iconic kiss in any Snow White story I’ve seen. This is the “waken” kiss where the handsome prince comes to the rescue of a sleeping princess. The filming and production of this one is also quite pretty.
3: “I love you… I will always find you.”
When: Episode 16, Season One
This is one of those really emotional, charming and sweet moments. Full of range for what the Queen is trying to do in her kingdom, Snow makes ready to eliminate her with her steady hand and bow. Soon as she lets go of the arrow, Charming makes it just in time to step in front of the arrow and take the hit. Furious, Snow questions him, to which he replies “I love you, Snow,” and he’s determined NOT to let her become dark in this quest. As Snow recognizes the weight of this, with tears, she leans in and kisses the man who is willing to die for her.
Their reunion is cut short when soldiers break them apart, taking with them James (Charming) and leave Snow behind as she assures him she will “always find you.”
4: Half Hearts
When: Episode 19, Season Three
On Twitter, one of my author friends mentioned this moment as a favorite. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve even watched the third season. But Karin points out the moment when Snow and Charming share a heart. It’s sweet if not quite emotional! It all begins when Charming convinces Snow to crush his heart, which will kill him, in order to save their unborn child and make useless a curse. But as she holds his lifeless body, and unable to live with the thought of Charming not in her life, Snow begs her stepmother, Regina, so split her heart in two so they can share a heart.
Surprisingly, the normally heartless woman does this, inspired by the strength and faith that is Snow and Charming’s love. Lying next to him, Snow watches as Regina does as she asks. David wakes and the two share an emotional true love’s kiss.
5: The Beginning
When: Episode 22, Season Three
In the third season end of Once Upon a Time, we see how Snow and Charming’s real storybook romance begins. They find themselves needing to work together as almost outlaws, and Snow winds up saving Charming from a group of trolls. After she does, the pair makes plans to go their separate ways, and when Snow tells him if ever he “needs anything,” he tells her he’ll find her, as “always.”
Which then brings us back to their first scenes together, and is a nice place to leave off on the beginning of this fairy tale.
There’s a close to yet another OTP installment – is it cool to admit I think I’m going to have fun with these? Do you have a favorite couple from ‘Once’ or moment between these two specifically? What are your thoughts on this OTP favorites Prince Charming and Snow? Comment all of your thoughts below.
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