Once Upon a Time 2x18 Sneak Peek #2 “Selfless, Brave and True”
I’m gonna be very pissed if Mary Margaret reacting like a sane, normal human being is going to be deemed being “Dark Snow”.
What Gepetto did was awful (I love the character, I get why he did it, but let’s not begin making apologies for him) even though it was out of fatherly love. Snow has EVERY RIGHT to at least REACT at first the way she did. Emma going all “But Snow, don’t be mad, he apologized!” is completely and utterly ridiculous.
I can see how her reaction would be “this isn’t me” or “I didn’t do that”. Snow couldn’t even execute Regina when she should have. As her old self, Snow wouldn’t have hit Gepetto ever, even though it’s completely understandable here. Snow doesn’t do things like kill Cora or strike out in anger.
I think everyone (characters in the show and fans) have held Snow to this high standard to the point where she is no longer a person, but an ideal of a person. Now that she is behaving as a person and not the ideal, people are upset. I’d really like to see this become a “growing up” kind of story for her where she (and everyone else) have to accept that while the the ideal is nice, it isn’t practical. However, I fear that they’ll just go with the “nope, she’s doing evil stuff now” route, which is disappointing.
I’m totally with you but I’m surprised that this time it’s Emma the one to call Snow out on her “bad behaviour”. Emma has been shown to be a flawed human being that totally gets grey morality and being angry over things and met Snow as the flawed Mary Margaret. For me Emma’s reaction is way OOC.
I really hope this ends up being a “growing up from childhood ideas of good and wrong” and not the expected “Snow is being evil” route. Fingers crossed…