I haven’t given a whole lot of thought to how to the finale will play out until now, but your post made me wonder about it, mia.
We know there’s gonna be a scene where Mary, responding to being called Snow, runs to David, who obviously knows he’s Charming at that point. Do we know if that will be the final scene though? It’d be great if it was, because the opening scene of the pilot shows Charming running to Snow and kissing her, so it’d be the perfect bookend to the season to see Snow run to Charming and kiss him.
But do they even realise what they’re doing? That’s an interesting question I hadn’t considered before.
The scene seems to begin with Mary just walking down the street and then out of nowhere David calls out to her. Would she have been walking casually down the street if they’d already remembered their former selves? I imagine that Mary and David would be inseparable once they’d remembered who they were, so maybe they didn’t know, and his calling to her was an involuntary action, as was her response.
So maybe something happens elsewhere that breaks the curse, then we flash to this Mary/David scene?
Emma is the one who has the task of breaking the curse, so it would have to be something to do with her.
From what we’ve been told, it’s true love’s kiss that breaks curses, so chances are, the same thing will have to happen to break this one.
Maybe Emma will kiss August?
WARNING: I’m about to talk as though he’s definitely Pinocchio. LOL
I posted in another thread how if he were Pinocchio, and he found Emma when she came through from FTL and has now found her again 28 years later, that would carry on the theme of “I’ll always find you” that her parents shared.
So what if Emma finally gives in and believes. Believes she’s Snow and Charming’s daughter, believes they’re all fairytale characters, believes that August is Pinocchio, and he’s been waiting for the day that she’d realise all of this since he first met her as a baby.
So maybe in that moment, Emma kisses August.
August: You found me.
Emma: Did you ever doubt I would?
(exact mirrored dialogue from Snow and Charming in the pilot)
Curse breaks and we cut from August and Emma to David calling out “Snow!” to Mary as she walks down the street.
They kiss, then look at each other stunned.
Maybe. Perhaps. I know all the Pinocchio naysayers won’t believe it, but I think it’s a fun idea. 😛 Also, it’d explain why it had to be Pinocchio alone who was sent to our world with Emma, (as opposed to if she’d come through as an unborn baby with Snow), because Emma needed her true fairytale love to be in our world, otherwise there could be no kiss and the curse could never be broken.