meghan-ory-OUAT.jpgIn a bit of a twist on “Once Upon a Time’s” typical love story, instead of Red and Peter being star-crossed but hopefully finding their way to one another – Red, well, she … ate him, as it turns out she’s the big bad wolf.

Zap2it found it a rather heartbreaking turn of events (though we loved the twist ending) and Meghan Ory, the actress who plays Red/Ruby, wholeheartedly agrees.

“Wasn’t it so sad?!” Ory exclaims. “They really did it with that one. I think [the twist] was a surprise for most people. They did a good job keeping it under wraps.”

It was also rather disappointing to see Ruby’s gig at the Sheriff’s station end so quickly, though her changing relationship with Granny was obviously a good by-product.

“It was fun. I’m hoping that Ruby and Emma, their friendship is gonna
grow because I think they have a very interesting relationship, even if
she’s not in the Sheriff’s station,” says Ory. “I think it’ll be interesting to see how she adjusts to her new lease on life and her new outlook on things.”

“Being more comfortable in her own skin and expressing herself in other ways is so good, as opposed to being attention-hungry and trying to dress slutty to get attention from boys,” Ory continues. “Just being more comfortable who she is.”

Part of her new outlook on life hopefully will involve a love story for Ruby, since obviously Peter is nowhere to be found in Storybrooke.

“I’m hoping Ruby will have a real love story at some point. It’s that
darn curse. I sure hope she does because I think she deserves to have a
little happiness, to have somebody love her for who she is,” says Ory.

We also couldn’t help but float a few theories Meghan’s way, such as the reason Ruby wears red all the time in Storybrooke is because she could change into a wolf there as well.

“That’s very interesting!” she says. “The cloak definitely keeps her from changing into the wolf in Fairytale Land, but that’s very interesting. I haven’t heard anything about that, but that’s pretty cool.”

We also were convinced (before we knew the twist) that the mysterious Stranger in town was actually the big bad wolf. Clearly that’s not the case, but Ory does tease that the Stranger’s story is juicy.

“His story is pretty darn interesting and we’re gonna find out a lot about it in the near future, why he’s actually in Storybrooke. That’s coming up,” she teases.

We can’t wait to find out what it is. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. For more information, please check out ABC’s official “OUAT” site.

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."