Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 23, 2011
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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Once Upon a Time

In the world where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide, nothing will be the same again. A 10-year-old boy, Henry, found his mother Emma Swan, who abandoned him when he was a baby, and believes that she comes from an alternate world. According to his book, the epic battle for the future of both worlds is beginning and they need her help.

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Meghan Ory (born August 20, 1982) is a Canadian television and film actress. Ory was born in Vancouver, ...

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Ruby ~ "My mother wanted me to choose between being a wolf, and being a human. Granny did too. You were the only person who ever thought it was okay for me to be both".

Red Riding Hood
is a young woman who temporarily transforms into a wolf. She is a hard headed woman who likes to learn things the hard way. She has a close relationship with her grandmother even though they seem to argue a lot. Even with her killer instincts she is a kind woman who does whatever she needs to in order to survive and protect the ones she loves.

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Red meets Snow White during the latter's fleeing from King George. The two work together to attempt to kill a wolf that is terrorizing the area, gradually leading them to believe that the wolf is actually Peter, Red's lover. Red convinces Peter to chain himself up in the woods for the night while she keeps him company. Her grandmother has always told Red to wear her red cloak for reasons unknown. However, these reasons are revealed when she transforms into the wolf and kills Peter.

During her later travels with Snow, she discovers an underground society of werewolves, including her supposed mother, Anita. Red learns to control her wolf transformation as to not become a mindless killer, eventually deciding to stay with the pack. However, when Snow finds Red, The Evil Queen's soldiers attack the society.

After the soldier's defeat, Anita plans to kill Snow in revenge but in turn is accidentally impaled on an arrow by Red in wolf form. Later when King George's guards arrive to kill Charming, Red transforms into a wolf to fight them off and allow his escape. She and Granny are later seen assisting Snow attempt to rescue Charming, after he is taken prisoner by The Evil Queen.

In Storybrooke, she is Ruby, a rebellious young woman who wants to leave town but is held back by her grandmother's ill health. She works at Granny's Café as a waitress. Her relationship with her grandmother is strained, as her grandmother disapproves of her behaviour and her provocative attire. Ruby later becomes tired of her grandmother telling her to take on extra responsibility, quits her job, and takes a job as Emma Swan's assistant at the sheriff's station.

Due to her tracking skills inherited from the wolf's curse, she manages to discover a buried box containing a human heart. This horrifies her and she decides to resume working at Granny's. As the result of her new-found maturity, she begins to wear less revealing clothes and minimizes her make-up. She apologizes to her grandmother, who tells her that she was working Ruby so hard because she wanted her to take over the café when she retired.

When Emma breaks the curse, Ruby's memories are returned and she reunites with her family and friends. Later, she seems to have difficulty reconciling her two lives, and generally goes by her "cursed" name, managing to display more of her wolfish abilities.

On the first full moon since the curse was broken, Ruby transforms into a wolf. Later, an apparent wolf murder of Billy (Gus) is discovered, though an investigation reveals that Albert Spencer (King George) murdered Billy in an attempt to frame her. After comfort by David (Prince Charming), she remembers self-control as a wolf.



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