In the pilot, Emma wished on a cupcake with a blue star. In the movie, Gepetto wished on a blue star so Pinocchio could be real. So August and Emma have been set up since the pilot because of the parallels: how he lies and she can spot lies and how she’s a realist and he’s a dreamer. They complement each other. They’re meant to be together from the moment they were both saved by the magic tree, a true love of “our world”.
*submitted by Anonymous
This pleases me.