Once Upon a Time

Season 1 Episode 15

Red-Handed

19
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2012 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Emma hires Ruby to help her at the sheriff's office, and to give the woman a chance to determine what she's good at. Meanwhile, the sheriff questions David about his possible involvement in Kathryn's disappearance, while in the fairytale world, Red Riding Hood and her fellow villagers are trapped in their village by a bloodthirsty wolf.

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  • Great episode!

    10
    This one was really interesting, with lots of development particularly in the current world! Great tstoryline, followed by an immense ending with an awesome cliffhanger!



    I've been hping for a back story on Red Riding Hood for a while now, and this one was just absolutely incredible! I couldn't believe how it played out!



    One of the best episodes ever! This one was phenomenal! Keep it up!
  • OK back on track :)

    9.0
    Yay, OUaT is back on track with another great episode. This focused on Ruby and her past as Little Red Riding Hood. Fascinating take on the whole wolf thing... sometimes I get carried away with my posts and include spoilers... probably most of you have seen it all by now but just in case.... I won't get into the details, but I love this version of the tale. Meghan Ory was pretty cool as both characters, finally good to get a chance to see her shine as a focal point of the story.



    Even Mary margaret and David were not as bad as usual, I guess mostly since she was not simply breaking up with him again.moreless
  • Loved this one!

    10
    What a twist! Very awesome and unexpected :)
  • Granny doesn't have big teeth

    7.5
    Really weird episode. Interesting spin on Little Red Riding Hood. The show at times, in my opinion, has had its complete flops and then those that are so-so or like this one that was pretty decent. I'm going to ruin it for some, but I wasn't expecting Red to be the wolf. I thought it was interesting on how Granny gave the genealogy and when Red first changed. This episode had my attention all the way to the end. Now I'm wondering how Snow White/Mary Margaret had her fingerprints on the inside of that jewelry box.moreless
  • An improvement over the last one... still flawed though.

    7.0
    I've been saying for the last 5 episodes that the show needs to move the story forward and learn a lesson or two from Revenge. I'm beginning to think, the show would of worked better as a miniseries or something. I understand that they have to drag certain elements, but some things are just unacceptable... its like they're afraid of moving forward and they keep using the easy way out, as a way to keep it slow and sustain the main premise of the show.... It's really getting frustrating and frankly annoying.

    - Again, Emma sucks as a lead character and sheriff. Seriously, do they make her so stupid on purpose? Where is the consistency? She started out as a strong character, this bad ass woman and she even seemed intelligent..... We need a strong lead, without one your show has some big problems.... I mean, who are we supposed to root for? With Revenge, we have Emily and we can connect with her, because they have developed her as a character. What about Emma? 15 episodes and nothing, she's so dull, stupid and uninteresting.

    - The episode was a huge improvement over the last one though. They finally gave Red something to do and I was surprised by her story, quite unexpected. I immediately thought it was going to be so obvious with the boyfriend being the wolf....

    - Was I the only that thought that the episodecould have had a much bigger emotional impact if they had played up the scenes with Red and her boyfriend? They cut away from what happened to him so you didn't get the full horror of what she had done to the man she loved. If they had shot the scene with him just being attacked and still able to speak or just dying in her arms it would have had more of an emotional payoff than having him 30 yards away as a carcass.

    - Why is the fairy tale world, so interesting, fun and exciting yet Storybrook so dull and predictable?



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Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Emma Swan

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla

Evil Queen/Regina Mills

Eion Bailey

Eion Bailey

August W. Brooks

Jared Gilmore

Jared Gilmore

Henry Mills

Jesse Hutch

Jesse Hutch

Peter

Guest Star

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Mayor Tomkins

Guest Star

David Anders

David Anders

Dr. Whale

Recurring Role

Meghan Ory

Meghan Ory

Ruby/Red Riding Hood

Recurring Role

Beverley Elliott

Beverley Elliott

Granny

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Red: Who's there?
      Peter: I'm just a poor old widow. Spare me.
      Red: I'm just a poor old widow. Spare me.
      Peter: Let me in or I'll...
      Red: Yes.
      Peter: I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll...
      Red: You'll huff and puff?
      Peter: I couldn't think of nothin'.
      Red: Oh, so you thought that you'd level the house with the power of your breath. Well, a case could be made.

    • Mary Margaret: Was he bothering you?
      Ruby: The day I can't handle a lech is the day I leave town, which this is, I guess.

    • Henry: You want to be a bike messenger?
      Ruby: Bike messenger?
      Henry: That's about taking things to people in a little basket.
      Ruby: Umm, no. You see, I'm not so great at bike riding.
      Henry: How about taking things on foot to people in a little basket?
      Ruby: Not so sure that's a real job.

    • Granny: Gods, I was a fool to think I could keep this from her. I am a fool, and I have cost so many lives.
      Snow: You didn't mean to. That's the main thing.
      Granny: Is it?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Ruby: And you dress like Norman Bates when he dresses like Norman Bates' mother.


      Referencing the 1960 movie Psycho, which initially chronicles the exploits of a secretary embezzling money from her employer. She hides at an isolated motel owned by Norman Bates, who likes to stuff animals. He claims to have a mother who lives in the house at the top of the hill, but it is eventually revealed that she is a figment of Norman's delusional mind, and he dresses up like her to kill anyone who offends "Mother."