Once Upon a Time Review: Controlling the Wolf

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"Child of the Moon" conjured up another fiendishly good hour of Once Upon a Time, as the full moon came out and Red's wolfie ways showed their claws. Let's discuss, shall we?

Wolf Free No More It's been 28 years since Ruby's had to deal with a full moon curse and just when she needs it most, her red cloak disappears. Well, that's a problem.

But before the full moon comes into play, she gets asked out by Billy, aka Gus Gus from Cinderella. How cute is that? Unfortunately, a mouse is barely an appetizer for a wolf and even though Ruby turned down his date, I knew there was trouble ahead.

As Meghan Ory said when we chatted last week, does Ruby trust herself to love again? Or, more importantly, "does she trust herself not to eat somebody again?"  Yikes!

Ruby and Snow Scene

Meanwhile, in Storybrooke past Red found her supposedly deceased mommy and I didn't trust her from moment one. Anita took her wolf side a little too seriously when she decided eating Snow was the only way to avenge Quinn's death. In the end, I didn't shed any tears watching Anita's funeral instead.

It was great to see what binds Snow and Red together. Snow was the only person who accepted Red exactly as she was. Now in present day Storybrooke it looked as though David was doing the same. Ruby was right. This is her family now.

Daddy issues King George was just as much of a royal bastard in Storybrooke as he was in the fairy tale world. It didn't surprise me that he set up Ruby, but chopping poor Billy into pieces with an ax to make it look like a wolf attack was pretty extreme. It seemed as though Storybrooke could use a good CSI department that could tell the difference.

When the mob showed up to take down Ruby I had to laugh that one of them actually had a pitchfork. I know it's the tradition, but it seemed so comical. Of course Granny brought her cross bow. King George best watch out. You don't mess with Granny, who not only knows how to throw down in a fight but has quite the sense of humor too, as came out in her exchange with Belle in this Once Upon a Time quote

Belle: You have wolf hearing too?
Granny: It's not all it's cracked up to be, especially when you run a hotel. | permalink

One of my favorite scenes was Regina taking Henry to see Rumple. He really seems to have a soft spot for the boy, which makes me wonder if Henry should be calling Rumple grandpa. I'm dying to find out if Neal is really Rumplestiltskin's son.

As many expected after last week, Aurora and Henry were seeing one another in those dreams but now that Henry has the power to control them, anything is possible.

The quest for fairy dust didn't end as we'd hoped, but with Emma and Snow working on the other end to get back and Henry now in the position to communicate with Aurora, this story is far from over.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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