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Ruby Embraces Her Inner Wolf In 'Once Upon A Time'

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 2, Episode 7 of ABC's "Once Upon a Time," titled "Child of the Moon."

Generally, episodes of "Once Upon a Time" fall into two categories: those that propel the mythology forward in big ways (such as last week's "Tallahassee") and those that tread water by focusing more on character backstory, and/or form building blocks for the next mythology episode.

This week's Ruby-centric outing, "Child of the Moon," fell into the latter category -- not much was resolved or advanced, but it was clearly pushing things into place for next week's dramatic-looking installment. That's not a value judgment; every serialized story requires certain "filler" episodes to pace the story advancement over 22 weeks, and "Child of the Moon" did a fine job of making us root for Ruby/Red as we learned more about her troubled past.

Back in the Enchanted Forest of yesteryear, we picked up where "Red-Handed" left off, with Snow and Red on the run from the queen's men and Red first getting to grips with her inner Big Bad Wolf after eating her adorable boyfriend Peter. After separating from Snow, she met up with a pack led by her long-lost mother Anita (Annabeth Gish), who wanted to teach her all about embracing her animal side instead of shying away from it. Read More...


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