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Yeah I really liked this episode. I agree that Regina constantly outsmarting the other characters and manipulating things is a bit old as well as the bickering with Emma. This episode although we assume she is framing Mary Margaret at least the focus was more on the other characters and Ruby's back story which was great and totally unexpected. So cool she is half wolf. I am ready for more with Emma's character development as well as her relationship with her son. He has barely been in any episodes recently. I did love the Ruby Mary M. and Emma dynamic too.
Peter. Remember that Emma said Henry's father was called 'Peter'? And that he loved pumpkin. But maybe he is "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater" Peter rather than "Peter and the Wolf" Peter. Or both - we never saw Peter's face just his half-eaten corpse.
Red Handed is one of the BEST EPISODES OF THE SERIES. I'm glad that we got to get away from Emma's and Regina's constant bickering to explore a great background character!
I loved that this episode got away from the idea that all fairy tales have to end with a happy couple(like the last episode "Dreamy")for this was getting really old really fast
Red/Ruby has always stood out to me, for she seemed to have so much hidden potential. I LOVED the twisty plot during the episode and one of my favorite parts was trying to guess who was the wolf.I was totally blindsided by Red being the wolf and I loved watching her emotions in this episode!Meghan Ory is an AMAZING actress and displayed her characters emotional changes with mastery.
I hope that Red/Ruby will be in more episodes and that her wolf persona will come out more.Hopefully she'll learn to control it!She is literally now one of the main reasons I watch this show!
I have one qualm that's really starting to frustrate me and that qualm is Regina. So far I see no redeeming qualities in her and I could care less that Snow "betrayed" her. At the beginning I thought Regina's connection with and ultimate betrayal of her father was really interesting. I think if they had pursued that then I would feel more empathy for Regina. I know there is a story coming up where we learn why Regina hates Snow but I just can't imagine caring. Someone else pointed out that Regina ALWAYS has the upper hand. Everything feels fruitless; no fruit for fairytale creatures. Why get invested in relationships when we know that Regina is just going to bring them to a crushing end?
I thought this was a great episode! Usually I'm pretty good and detecting who the bady of the episode but I sooooo didn't see Red's reveal coming. I appreciate what KansasGuest said about Red's happy ending being about her own life and a realization that she has a huge responsibility to her friend, family and society in general. She doesn't need a man waiting for her to be happy (though we all love a good love story!).
I would really love to see Snow and Red's friendship develop more and even Emma and Snow's. I watch/read fiction because I love strong friendships. I believe that one can create their own psuedo-family with the people they surround themselves with and my heartstrings are pulled with those families are threatened.
@SuzyQ - I just have to say; that's one of the most brilliantly well-stated comments/arguments I've ever read on the entire internet :-)
I think it's a bit too soon to say that Storybrooke is a better place - it may seem like it now, but we're getting a lot of history. Like any country, the people of Fairy Land had to struggle to make it a happy place and have freedom, and I think that's where the story is going. I'm sure present day Fairy-Tale Land - what we saw at the beginning of the series, with Snow and Charming married with child, Rumpel in jail, etc - will prove to be a much happier, more vibrant place than Storybrooke ever could be.
Kudos to the writers - I totally didn't see Red being the wolf coming. I love how they're twisting these stories. And to have the boyfriend named Peter...love it! Like others, I wish they got to explore Ruby as a deputy more, but so far these writers seem to know what they're doing, so I'm just gonna enjoy the ride.
The heart belongs to david/charming. why would the queen put katherine's heart in a box? Wouldnt she want the evidence of murder in plain site where even the surprisingly bad sherrif emma could find it. Also, the queen takes hearts to control people. I think the queen took out davids heart just after he was stabbed in neverland. She did this to gain control of david in this world. This would explain how david is alive in storybrook when its been somewhat established that dead fairy characters are not in SB like reds boyfriend. This would also explain davids strange behavior and being drawn to the bridge.
I also agree tha SB is better than neverland. With the exception of David, all characters have happier endings in the real world. Grumpy finds friendship, red finds friendship with granny, hansel and grettle find their father, etc. stay in SB folks.
I loved Red's backstory. It was so unexpected but fantastic! I live how the show makes the female fairytale characters so strong and independent. One of the biggest issues with fairytales is the message they send to girls. Red /Ruby as an excellent tracker was awesome. I wanted her to work with Emma longer. I don't think Katherine is desd.
@Alex - Sure, Storybrooke is "nicer" than Fairyland, in the same way that East Berlin was "nicer" than West Berlin. Low crime rate (because a dictator ran the town), everyone gets along and knows everybody (because no one can leave or see a future outside of it), and no one is starving or homeless (the "problems" are eliminated so the dictator is not embarrassed by their existence). Ask former occupants of East Berlin why so many people fled their rigidly controlled community for the more democratic, higher crime city of West Berlin and you'll understand why Storybrooke is not as perfect as it looks.
I think that box is from fairytale world and its the box with "snows" heart the hunter was going to take to the queen ,, and it has snows prints bc of that and later they will realize it isn't a human heart or something like that ... I don't belive its katherines heart , I she is lost or something but with her knight aka true love that when he got to the accident at the end went looking for her and maybe found her ... I love this show but I miss the sheriiff too muchhh pleaseee bring Back GRAHAM !!!
I'm starting to wonder how many season's of this show I can take Regina. I can't stand her NOW and it's not even the end of the season. It seems like she has the upper hand ALL of the time.
I love how Emma keeps touting her ability to spot a lier....not so much hun (HELLO - Sidney!).
@Alex: They're being cursed. Before Emma came in the picture, Henry told her that they're in a loop or something. They do everything exactly everyday without having any development. After Emma came, there come changes. So, yeah Storybrooke was a safe and quiet town because of the curse, and this is the first 'actual' investigation going on there lol.
I'm sorry, but Storybrooke is pretty decent. They only have one police officer which represents how little crime there is in Storybrooke. No missing persons at all according to Emma. Everyone has a comfy job and a house, doesn't seem like people are going starving or homeless. Everyone gets along great except for their fear of Mr. Gold.
The only person who isn't doing so well is probably Snow, but that's because she's being accused of being a tramp and now of being a murderer. Once that blows over, she's pretty much okay.
IMO, the fairytale world seems worse off with so much violence and blodshed. Theirs wolves, dark creatures, and lots of wars. In Storybrooke, everyone is fine-and-dandy. This isn't much of a curse. It's more like a relief.
Forgot to add my nomination for best line:
Red: "I should be having adventures with lemurs!" - HA! You go, girl!
Well done, OUAT! Loved the blending of the Red Riding Hood fairytale with werewolf mythology, plus the extra dash of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Clearly, they knew where Red was headed from episode 1, and it's kind of creepy the way she's been tracking/stalking men since the first moment we saw her. I agree with the reviewer that it would have been nice to see Red come to the realization that the diner is a better place for her over several episodes, so she could continue to help w/the Kathryn mystery. She's a good hunter. Emma could really use her. I hope Granny and Red can pitch in & help because I want to see Granny whip out that bow again! Red is a sweetheart, and watching her despair at the end was heartbreaking.
P.S. - Red's "happy ending" in Fairyland is that she and Granny are ALIVE! She doesn't need a man to have a happy ending. She needs to be responsible and keep that cloak on so she doesn't eat her friends and family, and so they aren't forced to kill
I liked this episode, not the best but it was enjoyable like its been said to get some back story on little red riding hood, so she butchered her boyfriend and HAS to wear the cloak in order to avoid being transformed into a wolf....
as for the heart we got two choices it could be katherine´s or it could be graham cause we saw him in the what happened before portion of the episode so it could be his heart....
I loved Red's backstory,but was a little sad that she doesn't have a 'true love' waiting for her in fairy tale world. Does this mean that Ruby doesn't have a love interest in Storybrooke? It's sad she is destined to be alone if/when the curse is broken and they all go back to fairy tale land. What happy ending was Regina taking away from Red? Seems like she is better off in storybrooke. Anyway, I hope they give red a love interest and give her more to do, I really like red/ruby!
Soooo, if Regina buried Kathryn's heart, and didn't destroy it, she must be alive somewhere, probably 'hidden' like her heart was. Is Emma gonna get a clue from what graham said about his heart now? And really, how could Mary Margaret rip someone's Heart out and have no blood on her that night? They are really stretching here, and I can't believe Emma is falling for it. And where is mary Margaret's letter that Kathryn sent? She said she sent them both letters, but we only saw her destroy David's.
That was a great episode! Lately I have been questioning the short stories / back stories that they give to the fairy tale characters but I appreciated this one. Ruby's been a pretty prominent part of Storybrooke from the beginning and it was about time they shed light on her back story as Red. And my, was that a back story or what! To me, it was just done so well. The chemistry between her and Snow was evident from the beginning and Red's innocence was really shown. From the moment she was sneaking in a kiss from Peter to realizing that she was the wolf, it was great.
And I liked this back story even more because it actually contributed to the story going on in Storybrooke. I felt bad for David as he questioned his actions and what he could've done without his own knowledge. But that twist on Mary Margaret's fingerprints was like finding out Red was the wolf. I wouldn't be surprised if Regina was framing her but how she finds her way out of this will be interesting.
Again, I seem to the only one enjoying this series as it is. i.e. I'm fine with the short stories that on short intervals explains the overall plot or resolves anything in particular. Reason why? I love the short stories on the fly.
There were certain aspects of the 2011 Red Riding Hood movie which was horrible and 'Twilighted' in this episode. Namely, guessing who the wolf's identity was. But there also some aspects of the "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' by Roald Dahl in the Revolting Rhymes poems with an empowering Red who had the guts to confront challenges and problems along her way. But the question is she still a 'wolf' on our side or trace of her previous life.
I also hope if the Mary Margaret finger prints a linked to why the Regina's previous Alta-ego was firstly mad with Snow; and not a simple plot device for a surprise.
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