ouat red riding hood 'Once Upon a Time': Who's afraid of Little Red Riding Hood?What an outstanding episode of “Once Upon a Time” Sunday night (March 11), right? We were really engrossed, plus totally didn’t see the twist coming, which is the mark of a good twist.

Fairytale Land

A wolf (but not just any wolf, a werewolf) is slaughtering villagers and Granny is the portent of doom, telling everyone how a similar wolf slaughtered her entire family back in the day. She also has Ruby wearing her red cloak because supposedly red repels wolves.

Red and Snow White make friends and start to investigate, thinking they have discovered that the wolf is Red’s love Peter. But in an awful twist, Red is actually the wolf (it runs in their family) and she has eaten Peter while he was tied up (thinking he’d change, they tied him up to keep everybody safe). Sad.


Ruby is sick of her diner job, so she starts working for Sheriff Swan as a receptionist/deputy-type person, which is spectacular. They are still on the hunt for Kathryn, as David wanders around seemingly catatonic in the woods. In the end, Ruby finds a buried wooden box with Kathryn’s heart inside. And she can’t really handle that kind of work, so she goes back to the diner and makes peace with Granny – who informs her she’s been riding Ruby so hard because she wants Ruby to take over the diner one day. Aww.

Thoughts & Tidbits

  • Oh my god, you guys – the Evil Queen killed Kathryn! Right? Honestly, we didn’t think she could stoop to it – we thought she actually liked Kathryn as a true friend. Just goes to show us, being too trusting. Evil Queen is evil.
  • Ruby and Snow paling around in Fairytale Land and Ruby and Emma paling around in Storybrooke were both awesome – after Valentine’s with Cinderella, we would really love a girls-only episode, please.
  • It’s interesting how the cloak is what keeps Red from turning into the wolf in Fairytale Land. Is it the same in Storybrooke? If she’s not wearing red, would she change? Has she always had something red on? It seems like it.
  • As much as we’re glad Ruby and Granny made up, we wish Ruby could’ve been the Sheriff’s catch-all helper for a little while longer. That was great.
  • At the beginning when Ruby spoke with the Stranger, who else totally thought he was going to be the big bad wolf?
  • How great does next week’s episode look – Snow White goes even bad-a**-er and darker than we’ve ever seen. Here’s hoping Mary Margaret gets some of Snow’s gumption.

What did you think, “OUAT” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."