Tonight an all new episode of Once Upon A Time called ‘Red Handed’ airs tonight on ABC. The episode tonight heads to the wolf infested woods as we get to learn more background on Little Red Riding Hoods bloody past. Stay tuned as we live blog the show with up-to-the-minute details.
On last episode it was a Grumpy/Dreamy (Lee Arenberg) episode and was the most boring episode of the show to date, very few surprises. One minute of Rumpelstiltskin as Mr. Gold and he was gone. Anyway, at least Mr. Gold expressed that he has a mixed history with the nuns and is basically using their lease as a threat he holds over them. What did you think of last week’s episode were you missing Rumpel as much as I was? If you missed the episode you can read our official recap here!
On ‘Red-Handed’ tonight after quitting Granny’s diner and with her self-esteem at an all-time low, Emma hires Ruby to be her assistant in order to help her discover what it is in life that she’s good at; and Emma continues questioning David about the disappearance – and possible murder – of Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Red Riding Hood yearns to run away with her true love. But she, along with her fellow townspeople, are virtual prisoners when a bloodthirsty wolf continues on its relentless killing spree.
We will be live blogging the show with all the up-to-the-minute details at 8PM EST so make sure to come back to this spot and watch the show with us. While you wait for the recap you can watch a sneak peek video of the episode here! Make sure to refresh often to get the most up-to-date updates!!
RECAP: The show takes off with Emma grilling David at the police station – what about? About Kathryn’s disappearance obviously! Emma advises poor David that he better get his story straight and get a lawyer because the available evidence is all pointing at HIM!! He is released but he seems to be a marked man.
At Granny’s Diner Ruby and August are chatting it up and Granny beckons Ruby who ignores her old Granny. Granny gets pissed and tells her to stop being such a flirt!
In the Fairy Tale Red Riding Hood is talking to her true love after he summons her by knocking upon window. He tells her that they should elope – run off together! – every young lover’s dream – every Granny’s nightmare! Before he leaves he gives her a kiss. Then Red has to explain/apologize to Granny for her tardiness.
At Granny’s door the villagers are gathered to form a hunting party to go and kill the wolves that are preying upon their sheep. Red wants them to kill the wolf. They begin to lock down the house to get guard against any deadly wolf attack.
Back in Storybrooke – at the diner and Granny tells Ruby she has to take on more responsibility. But Granny overdoes this and yells too much – Ruby has had it! She marches out in a rage and quits the joint!
Next morning in the Fairy Tale Red and Granny are checking the homestead – looking for their chickens – always a favorite of the wolves. Who is there but Snow White in hiding! Red reassures her kindly and offers her shelter from the cold inside their home. Snow claims she was was hiding from an evil wolf and Red tells her about the village wolf issue – those darn carnivores! When Red and Snow go to draw water form the well but they come upon several villagers brutally slaughtered by the wolf – yikes!
Back in Storybrooke Emma and Mary Margaret are walking down the street discussing Kathryn and what happened to her. Emma warns MM that until Kath shows up safe and sound she and David will be under suspicion – of course.
Emma and MM come upon the hospital doctor chatting with Ruby and Ruby spills about splitting from the diner. She wants out of that town! Always the do-gooder MM offers her to come to their place until she works things out. Emma is not too happy with this plan.
In the Fairy Tale there is a town meeting about the desperate wolf problem. Granny says the wolf can’t be beat and that they better back off… She warns them to lock their doors from the inside and stay out of the harms way. Then Granny relates a story from childhood telling about the horror of Mr. Wolf… what she saw as a youth was terrifying. Her own family was devastated – her father and brothers were killed by the wolf. She herself was bit by the wolf… and yet the beast let her live?! Granny insists that the only solution for the villagers is to stay inside.
Red and MM are talking about how difficult Granny can be and Peter who Red is crushing on. Problem is that Granny hates Peter and this throws a spanner in the works for Red. The killer wolf is ruining Red’s chances for trysts with Peter. Who can go out safely these days? Red wants to kill the wold with Snow’s help! Snow of course is against the idea but Red is in love and insists she will do it with or without Red’s help.
Back in Storybrooke MM drives to the woods and enters but she hears something she doesn’t recognize in the woods and gets suspicious and fearful. It is David! They both want to find Kath but David appears enchanted – acting trance-like, although he claims to be looking for Kathryn. What is happening to him?
In the Fairy Tale a reluctant Snow and a love-sick Red are out searching for the wolf hoping to find it sleeping as it is daytime.
Snow happens upon wolf footprints in the snow and the team follow them. Snow is getting really afraid as the wolf is enormous and fierce.
At the station Henry and Ruby are discussing possible employment for her. Emma offers Ruby a job at the police station until she makes a more permanent decision.
Back in the Fairy Tale Red and Snow come to an amazing realization when they see that the track of the wolf are changing into human boot marks!!! What is the this creature and Were is the wolf!!
Snow and Red track the tracks back to their own cottage and Red’s window!! The girls somewhat hastily assume Peter is the wolf. Snow has the brainstorm that Red needs to tell Peter what they think they know in order to save the town and himself.
In Storybrooke Ruby goes to order lunch for the police station at Granny’s and she lets Granny know all about her new job. Granny is not too pleased.
Fairy-Tale time and Red and Peter are having that critical discussion but Peter insists that he can’t be the wolf. Red plans their mutual escape and Peter agrees.
Storybrooke and Henry is talking to Emma explaining that Ruby is Red Riding Hood… Emma takes Ruby and they go for a drive to the woods to search for David. Ruby actually finds David and takes Emma to see him – he on the ground unconscious with a gash in his forehead. Ruby and Emma arouse him to consciousness. Of course he can’t recall anything that happened after he left the station last night.
At the hospital the doctor tells them that David’s condition could be similar to when he was comatose. Regina enters! She begins berating Emma for her failure to find Kathryn.
Ruby takes the phone at the police station and Emma asks her to check the area by the bridge in the woods by the bridge for any signs that David might have been there. Ruby does as asked and finds something suspicious looking. She digs in the sand uncovering a box… but when she opens it she bursts out in a blood-curdling scream.
The Fairytale has Snow covering for Red while she is meeting/warning Peter when in comes Granny. Granny insists on learning what is going on and Snows spills the story of Peter being the wolf. But then she learns from Granny that it is Red who is the wolf!
Peter is bound tightly in the woods watching as Red transforms into the wolf. Granny is searching for Peter to save him.
Storybrooke has a distraught Ruby taking the box she discovered back to the station for Emma to examine.
Fairy Tale: Granny tells Snow that when Red was 13 she started doing the werewolf thing but she has never told Red! Granny is partial werewolf only possessing a wolf’s keen sense of smell. Granny is prepared to grab Red and prevent her from killing more people – how nice of the old dear!
When they find Red she is eating Peter. They put her Red cloak on and advise her strongly to flee but she is bawling and won’t go. Snow yanks her away into the woods…
Storybrooke – Ruby comes into the diner to talk to Granny and ask for her job back. They chat and Ruby says that police work is not for her – Granny says she wants to leave the diner to Ruby.
MM and David are at the pet shelter talking – David is very worried and Emma walks and tells them about the discovered box. Emma says that it contained a human heart but testing will tell who the heart belonged to. But there is a big problem… the prints on the box are Mary Margaret’s!!!