Why do you think Mary Margaret and David are the only ones who don't really match up with their fairytale personas? I mean, in Storybrook, David is doubting her and all that, but in the fairytale world, they're in more love than ever, they will do anything for each other. Why do you think that is?
wow anon, I love this question and actually thought about this after the show aired.
I hope I can explain my thought process good enough.
Why do you think MM isn’t like her fairytale persona? I think that she’s more like Snow than we realize. Snow had all of these things that made her to be fiesty and strong like her father passing, the Queen trying to kill her, and just being in general running for her life. But then she meets (and loses, for a bit) Charming and things start to spin more out of control for her. Now MM, didn’t have any of those things happen to her so she’s gonna be a different person, but now since she’s being accused of murder, found and lost David who also believe she killed his wife, and from the ending of the last episode, she is on the run for her life and I believe these things are making her be like Snow and we will see more Snow White characteristics in the next episodes.
Now for David. I personally at the moment love Charming better than I do David right now. I hated the cheating storyline with such passion that I losing interest in the show, but now that’s over with, I am now falling back in love with the show.
Anyhow, I do think that David is like Charming. He just doesn’t know how to mold himself into that. David woke up in a world already confused as to who he was. He woke up with a wife and a life he really doesn’t want. I still believe that Kathryn married his brother and something happened to him and she made some deal with Mr. Gold or Rumpelstiltskin and then she got David and that’s why he didn’t really remember her or feel attachment. Now when his wife goes missing and MM is accused and he has these “flashbacks” of Snow, I don’t think he realizes what he’s seeing. Any normal human being who sees something like that wouldn’t just be like oh hey that must be Snow White instead of MM. It just doesn’t make sense and I really just think he’s confused, but I do believe he will come around. He’s just a mess right now and doesn’t really now what is going on or what’s happening to him.
I hope this answers your question. If anyone else has anything to add, please don’t hesitate to come and talk with me about it. I would love to know what you think. :)