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And if Granny doesn’t, I will…

'Red-Handed' Sneak Peek #2!

'Red-Handed' Sneak Peek #4.

Oops, I totally missed this. Sorry guys! The quality isn’t that great either, but oh well. The first half of the clip is new, the other half was part of the first sneak peek. ;)

Reminder: Red-Handed premires tonight on ABC at 8/7c! Tune in to watch the next installment in Once Upon a Time tonight guest starring David Anders as Dr. Whale, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Eion Bailey as August, Jesse Hutch as Peter and Bill Dow as Mayor Tomkins.


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

Reminder: Red-Handed premires tonight on ABC at 8/7c! Tune in to watch the next installment in Once Upon a Time tonight guest starring David Anders as Dr. Whale, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Eion Bailey as August, Jesse Hutch as Peter and Bill Dow as Mayor Tomkins.


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

((.gif made by vanilleandchocolate))

*This is coming to you a few days late as I’ve been busy working recently.
It’s finally time to have a discussion on Once Upon a Time’s latest episode, 'Red-handed'.  Haven’t seen it yet?  If that be the case, head right on over to Hulu or ABC’s official Once Upon a Time page and watch it before you scroll down.  This post is going to contain some major spoilers.

Sunday night’s episode brought to light Little Red Riding Hood’s fairy tale and her plight in Storybrooke, as Ruby, to find out just what she is good at.  Here’s the official synopsis:

 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.


With all of that said, let’s move on to the actual discussion!  I have a lot of bullet points listed here, so feel free to answer the ones that intrigue you, or if you are brave, answer them all!  All of the fun ideas, speculations and theories are what makes this open discussion so worth while!

Let’s begin with a simple question:  Did Red-handed leave you happy or mad?  Did you enjoy the episode or not?  Why?
I’ll also add this to the bunch of questions as this episode is actually at a tie for my all-time favorite episode with Skin Deep:  did Red-handed make it into your favorite episodes?  Did it take that top spot?  Or is another episode still surviving up there in the number one place?
Let’s move on to some deeper questions:  Because of August Booth’s discussion with Ruby on his adventures, she decided to leave Granny’s to find her own adventure.  What did you think of this?  Do you believe that August’s agenda in Storybrooke might be coming to light here?  What if he will start to wake up the residents of Storybrooke and make them question things?
I saw this speculation somewhere on Tumblr, but I can’t seem to find it anymore.  I thought it was interesting and would like your opinions:  do you remember in What Happened to Frederick when August W. Booth took Emma to the wishing well?  I’m sure you also remember the wishing well Red and Snow went to in this latest episode, correct?  Someone was speculating that the wishing well August took Emma to is the one that Red and Snow visited. Here’s a picture comparison: 
 As Snow is fumbling for a name she can give Red to call her, she blurts out, “Margaret…no, Mary.  Yes, Mary.”  This was a neat ‘awakening’.  Where do you think she got those names?  Do you think they hold any special meaning to her, or did she just pick them out of a hat, so to say.  If they are special to her, do you think that is why it transferred over to being her actual name in Storybrooke?
Let’s take a pause here and allow some more speculations on characters to arise:  We saw the return of the ever increasingly creepy Dr. Whale (played by David Anders) in Red-handed.  Who do you think he might be in the fairytale world?  Does his name allude to anything?
The biggest revelation of the entire episode was the fact that Red turned out to be the wolf.  I’ll honestly say that I didn’t see that one coming!  What are your opinions on this?  Were you shocked or not?  Did the twist thrill you or did it disappoint you?  I’ll admit, the only disappointing thing about it to me was the fact that she ate her hot boyfriend, Peter!  Such a waste of a handsome man. :P  Do you think Ruby is now destined to loneliness in Storybrooke because of her loss in the fairy tale world?  
Let’s move on to the more central storylines that happened in Storybrooke.  First, let’s ask about David.  He had a lot going on during this episode, didn’t he?  I mean, going into a complete fog for a whole night and afternoon kind of takes it out of you, doesn’t it?  What did you think of this?  Dr. Whale said it was a side-effect of the coma — but do you agree with his conclusion?  He’ obviously going to that Troll Bridge for some reason…
We saw that Ruby decided to go back to Granny’s Diner because, while she did have the adventure of her lifetime, she knew where she really belonged.  Did you like this revelation?  Or would you have rather seen her and Emma make a daring crime-fighting duo?  Now that she’s had her ‘Lemur adventure’, do you think she’s calmed down from her whore-ish ways?  She looked more suitable when she came back to Granny’s the next day.  Or will she go right back to being the sassy Ruby we know her as?
Last question, and this is a big one.  The heart box.  What in Storybrooke do you think that’s all about?  Do you think Kathryn really is dead?  Do you think that’s really her heart?  What about the incriminating evidence left on the inside lid — Mary Margret’s fingerprints?  Speculate away — this is a big one! 
I think that’s it for this week.  I’m already counting down the hours until ‘Heart of Darkness' premires, what about you?

((.gif made by vanilleandchocolate))


*This is coming to you a few days late as I’ve been busy working recently.


It’s finally time to have a discussion on Once Upon a Time’s latest episode, 'Red-handed'.  Haven’t seen it yet?  If that be the case, head right on over to Hulu or ABC’s official Once Upon a Time page and watch it before you scroll down.  This post is going to contain some major spoilers.

Sunday night’s episode brought to light Little Red Riding Hood’s fairy tale and her plight in Storybrooke, as Ruby, to find out just what she is good at.  Here’s the official synopsis:

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.


With all of that said, let’s move on to the actual discussion!  I have a lot of bullet points listed here, so feel free to answer the ones that intrigue you, or if you are brave, answer them all!  All of the fun ideas, speculations and theories are what makes this open discussion so worth while!


  1. Let’s begin with a simple question:  Did Red-handed leave you happy or mad?  Did you enjoy the episode or not?  Why?
  2. I’ll also add this to the bunch of questions as this episode is actually at a tie for my all-time favorite episode with Skin Deep:  did Red-handed make it into your favorite episodes?  Did it take that top spot?  Or is another episode still surviving up there in the number one place?
  3. Let’s move on to some deeper questions:  Because of August Booth’s discussion with Ruby on his adventures, she decided to leave Granny’s to find her own adventure.  What did you think of this?  Do you believe that August’s agenda in Storybrooke might be coming to light here?  What if he will start to wake up the residents of Storybrooke and make them question things?
  4. I saw this speculation somewhere on Tumblr, but I can’t seem to find it anymore.  I thought it was interesting and would like your opinions:  do you remember in What Happened to Frederick when August W. Booth took Emma to the wishing well?  I’m sure you also remember the wishing well Red and Snow went to in this latest episode, correct?  Someone was speculating that the wishing well August took Emma to is the one that Red and Snow visited.
    Here’s a picture comparison:
  5.  As Snow is fumbling for a name she can give Red to call her, she blurts out, “Margaret…no, Mary.  Yes, Mary.”  This was a neat ‘awakening’.  Where do you think she got those names?  Do you think they hold any special meaning to her, or did she just pick them out of a hat, so to say.  If they are special to her, do you think that is why it transferred over to being her actual name in Storybrooke?
  6. Let’s take a pause here and allow some more speculations on characters to arise:  We saw the return of the ever increasingly creepy Dr. Whale (played by David Anders) in Red-handed.  Who do you think he might be in the fairytale world?  Does his name allude to anything?
  7. The biggest revelation of the entire episode was the fact that Red turned out to be the wolf.  I’ll honestly say that I didn’t see that one coming!  What are your opinions on this?  Were you shocked or not?  Did the twist thrill you or did it disappoint you?  I’ll admit, the only disappointing thing about it to me was the fact that she ate her hot boyfriend, Peter!  Such a waste of a handsome man. :P  Do you think Ruby is now destined to loneliness in Storybrooke because of her loss in the fairy tale world? 
  8. Let’s move on to the more central storylines that happened in Storybrooke.  First, let’s ask about David.  He had a lot going on during this episode, didn’t he?  I mean, going into a complete fog for a whole night and afternoon kind of takes it out of you, doesn’t it?  What did you think of this?  Dr. Whale said it was a side-effect of the coma — but do you agree with his conclusion?  He’ obviously going to that Troll Bridge for some reason…
  9. We saw that Ruby decided to go back to Granny’s Diner because, while she did have the adventure of her lifetime, she knew where she really belonged.  Did you like this revelation?  Or would you have rather seen her and Emma make a daring crime-fighting duo?  Now that she’s had her ‘Lemur adventure’, do you think she’s calmed down from her whore-ish ways?  She looked more suitable when she came back to Granny’s the next day.  Or will she go right back to being the sassy Ruby we know her as?
  10. Last question, and this is a big one.  The heart box.  What in Storybrooke do you think that’s all about?  Do you think Kathryn really is dead?  Do you think that’s really her heart?  What about the incriminating evidence left on the inside lid — Mary Margret’s fingerprints?  Speculate away — this is a big one!

I think that’s it for this week.  I’m already counting down the hours until ‘Heart of Darkness' premires, what about you?

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"Granny on Once Upon a Time Filming in Steveston Near Vancouver."

All rights reserved to Susan Gittins.

"Granny on Once Upon a Time Filming in Steveston Near Vancouver."

'An Apple as Red as Blood' - Promotional Photos!

Due to spoilers, see below the cut!

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'An Apple as Red as Blood' - Sneak Peek #1

I’m loving this teaming up thing between Snow, the dwarves, Red and Granny!

'An Apple as Red as Blood' - Sneak Peek #4

This episode is going to be mind-boggling-ly epic!

Who is your favorite Storybrooke side character?

**This includes people who have shown up for more than one episode, but have not been in them all. Votes for people not on this list will not be counted.**

Here’s the long list:

  • Archie Hopper
  • Ruby
  • August W. Booth
  • Granny
  • Mr. Clark
  • LeRoy
  • Sidney Glass
  • Sheriff Graham
  • Kathryn Nolan
  • Mother Superior
  • Dr. Whale
  • Marco
  • Sean
  • Ashley
  • Jefferson