Sunday, November 11, 2012

Child of the Moon

“Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.” - Mark Twain

** All photos posted here are chosen for a reason **

Can you see the real me? 

When I was a little girl I would sit for hours and hours thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I'd imagine myself in many roles, trying to see what role would be the best fit.  But what did I know; I was just a kid imagining some fanciful things. Perhaps it is a little exercise we all do in our youth in exploring self and the person we long to be. But there is so much more to us than just a job we fill. We are more special and powerful than we can imagine.

So, who are you?

We spend our lives trying to discover our true self.  We've all thought about it and wondered... Who am I, really?  Where do I fit in? What is my purpose in life?  Can the real you be found?  We are multi-faceted beings and we go through a lot to try to understand the many layers of ourselves. Through our good and bad life experiences light is shed, illuminating a little bit more of our true self.  For some people it is a tragic experience that leads them to seeing their true self. They had to be completely broken and lost and had to rebuild themselves from nothing into someone new.  We're diamonds in the rough. Mother Superior tells Henry about the fairy dust process- You grind them up, refine them. That's a good example of changing form and having a new life and new purpose.

Can you hide any of these facets or should we let the light shine on them and learn to be one with all of them?

We all have beauty inside of us but we also have a beast inside of us too. Some people are afraid of who they really are and hide parts of themselves away. For Red/Ruby, her cloak ends up being a crutch for her fear of turning into the wolf and dreading her wolf side and wild nature, believing it is completely bad.  She had to come face to face with herself.  Once she learns a few things about that side of her she can see the truth, gain control and is no longer afraid- she is free.  It's an awakening.

Although we learn about the two sides of Ruby in this episode, we do get a nod to the Native American Indian Spirit Guides and Totems.

Free your mind

Henry, in a way, could be considered a "child of the moon", in that his sleep time allows him to travel to another place.  Henry is learning not to fear his altered state of consciousness. Mr. (Dr.) Gold gave Henry encouragement in the form of his words and with his talisman remedy to not let fear overshadow control of his dreaming experience. Without being fearful Henry can gain control of himself and the environment... and calm Aurora.  Henry and Aurora are sharing more than a lucid dream- it's a consciousness level outside of time and space; where they exist in the same mind space where they can communicate with each other.  You can think of it like a shared video game; a multi-player experience. But this type of experience can take place under many other conditions such as, of course, a curse or spell, but more realistically through meditation and even the use of drugs can aid in such an adventure.

Both Henry and Red/Ruby are guided through an experience of a sort of higher consciousness where they are able to alter a form of themselves (lit. shape-shift for Ruby) and let go and move beyond the confines of the human body. This makes Ruby feel more alive than ever before.

Child of the moon

Red/Ruby longed to be part of Anita's pack, her family, but David and Henry are also longing to be reunited with their family. And let's not forget that Spencer's anger comes from not having a family.  For Red/Ruby, she felt lied to by Granny, but Granny has only been doing what she feels is best to protect her Ruby. Parents do whatever they can to protect their children.

We see that Belle has clarity about people and things, and Ruby gains clarity.  Yet I kind of feel that as much clarity and freedom Anita and the pack seemed to have, she and they still had some unresolved issues in understanding coexisting with their own human side and humans in general.

So maybe they're all children of the moon- maybe they all have a little wolf in them.

Things to Note...Questions to Ask...

๑  The diamonds discovered overhead in the dark mine looks more the sparkling stars in the night sky.
๑  Mr. Gold's medical bag, jars and the cabinets that contain hearts are apothecary in nature and used by Alchemists.
๑  First Aid Kit: Gold/Rumple has a medical Doctor bag that contains apothecary/spell/ritual items and potions.
๑  FYI- Anita is my mother's name.
๑  Spencer/King George doesn't call Fairy Tale Land home he calls it "the old world." 
๑  Mother Anita is part wolf, yet wears feather motif.
 - "Hope is the thing with feathers" - Emily Dickinson
๑   Regina woke Henry from the nightmare and his left hand is burned.
๑   Dr. Gold/Rumple?  House call
๑   Diamonds
๑   Eyes
๑   Stream
๑   Arrow
๑   Station
๑   Hatch
๑   Cabin
๑   Sunk- sink (Sync)
๑   Mutiny (Ship)
๑   Harbored
๑   Dock
๑   Perception
๑   In Red Handed Granny tells a tale about her, the hunting party and the wolf. Later Granny reveals she has some traits of the wolf.
๑ Belle/Emilie de Ravin played Claire on LOST.  On ONCE Belle has clarity, she can see the truth. She is also nurturing.
๑ Awaken

Vocabulary and Research...

๑  Child of the Moon:  The Rolling Stones- B side to Jumping Jack Flash
    - Child of the Moon: Shakira's 2009 single "She Wolf."
๑  Mead: Honey wine
- George Herbert Mead (1863–1931) was an American philosopher, sociologist and psychologist
- a meadow
- Mi'ad, also misspelled "mead", an Arabic term for resurrection
๑  Ruby:
- Gemstone
- The brightest and most valuable "red" called pigeon blood-red, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. It's the birthstone for July Latin for Red
- A programming language
๑ The Wolf is a predominant animal.
- Pack (canine), a group of wolves that live, feed, and travel as a family group
- In Native American culture the wolf pays many different roles.
Native American Astrology: Birth and animal totem: Here are a few...
Wolf- Birth totem wolf individuals arrive on this plane of existence to learn the gift of the seer. Starting Totems: Wolf, buffalo, frog, plantain, jade and brown bear.  
- Symbolism- Mother
- Looking at life in great detail, awareness of surroundings, and finding your way.  Mouse medicine is one of the strongest amongst our animal allies, but is often over looked because he's small.

Anita: means Grace, merciful
-  Amblypodia Anita: species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia
Quinn: In Goidelic/Gaelic the name represents priest, or chieftain with added emphasis on wisdom and loyalty.
 -The New York Triology a series of novels by Paul Auster: the protagonist in the story is Daniel Quinn  1). City of Glass 2). Ghosts 3). The Locked Room
๑  One of Us is a novel  by Michael Marshal Smith.  The plot centers on a small time ne'er-do-well, ex barman who has found a lucrative line as a REM temp taking care of people's unwanted dreams and memories. However when he finds himself burdened with a memory of a murder he is forced to find the real culprit and face up to his own past mistakes.
๑  Mutiny: is a conspiracy among members of a group of similarly situated individuals (typically members of the military; or the crew of any ship, even if they are civilians) to openly oppose, change or overthrow an authority to which they are subject
๑  Mahabhuta: In the Mahabharata mention is made of Chitragupta (lit. "hidden picture").  He is the son of Brahma and a minister of Dharma and his duty is to examine a list of the good and evil actions of men (the Agrasamdhani) after their death. "Nothing is lost of either piety or sin that is committed by creatures. On days of the full moon and the new moon, those acts are conveyed to the Sun where they rest. When a mortal goes into the region of the dead, the deity of the Sun bears witness to all his acts. He that is righteous acquires the fruits of his righteousness there."

 ✔ Golden LOST Thread Woven into the Tapestry of this Tale

✈  Claire was lied to and told her father died when she was two
✈  We/I have work to do
✈  Eyes
✈  (Jack) Shephard
✈  Diamonds
✈  Cabin (in the woods) Jacob's cabin
✈  Arrow (Station)
✈  Hatch (Swan Station)
✈  Sunk- sink (Sync)
✈  Further Instructions:  John Locke was told by Boone he could bring the family back together.
✈  I'm also noting the episode  ?  (Question Mark)
✈  Nobody does it alone
✈  "What's the point in being afraid? "
✈  Shannon needed someone (Sayid) to believe her/in her
✈  Ben Linus stole Alex from Danielle. The others kidnapped Waaaaalt.  Kate raised Aaron for a while.
✈  The Moth-  Hooded Charlie is involved in a cave in with Jack and is there to rescue him.
✈  Good win- Goodwin
✈  In S6 Widmore returns Desmond to the Island; referred as the Package
✈  A few examples of the refrigerator/freezer and food pantry:
- Jin was held prisoner by Keamy in the walk in refrigerator/freezer in  The Package- and in Sundown
-  Sayid was held in a food pantry in  Enter 7 7 and  Namaste
- Everybody Hates Hugo
- Dave:  Hurley's hidden pantry in the jungle 
- Follow the Leader
- Adrift: Kate finds the food pantry and Apollo Bars
- Orientation:  Desmond- "...The projector's in the pantry."
- Lockdown:  Henry Gale climbs up through the pantry in the hatch
- The Cost of Living:  Eko and Yemmi
- S.O.S.:  Rose organizes a food pantry on the beach
- Cabin Fever:  Gault instructs Sayid and Desmond to the food pantry below the galley
✈  One of Us : Sayid was chained to a swing for 3 days, handcuffs, Juliet's "trip" to the "Island", Mittelos BioScience, Anagram for Herarat Avaiation: A Variation Earth or A Variation Heart.

Enough of my rambling... Here's your episode recap! Enjoy!

The Dwarfs are down in the mine working hard on trying to find dust/diamonds so the fairies can help bring Snow and Emma back home. Happy commands his brothers to put their pickaxes down; he's buying the first round and Granny's running a 2 for 1 special on mead. The Dwarfs are excited to hit happy hour- except for Leroy/Grumpy. He's very motivated to help Charming, "We got work to do."  Happy tries to reason with him noting Leroy's tired- they all are and could use a break. Focused Leroy takes three hard whacks at the rock wall and ends up bursting through it, falling into a cave opening.
Charming speeds over to the mine in the Sheriff's car.  Once in the mine he shines is flashlight down into the opening where Leroy tumbled down into, and finds him along with Doc, Dopey, Bashful and Sneezy. The light from the flashlight reveals that the magic brought the diamonds back.
Mother Superior/the Blue Fairy tells Henry these are the diamonds that they'll use to make fairy dust. "We just need to refine them. Grind them up." She asks Charming if he still has what remains of Jefferson's hat; he presents it to her. Mother Superior tells him to lock it up and keep it safe. "By this time tomorrow we'll have enough magic dust to make it work again."  Henry and Charming are hopeful and happy because they're bringing Emma and Mary Margaret home.
The gang is celebrating and toasting (with mead) over at Granny's.  While cleaning up a booth Ruby is surprised a visit from Billy. They haven't had any time to talk since things changed. He confesses he recalls who he was "back home"- being a mouse named Gus that lived in Cinderella's pantry. He ate cheese, gnawed on wood.  Billy wants to buy Ruby a drink after her shift. "I already know Ruby. I want the chance to meet Red."  Nervous Ruby begins to say that tonight's not great, and is met by Belle, who finishes Ruby's sentence... "Um, we have, um, plans."  Billy looks disappointed. Ruby explains it's Girls Night and she's bringing the cheese. "That's right. Which has nothing to do with you being a mouse, it has to do with the... wine."
Billy- "Okay. Um, maybe next time." He leaves and Ruby thanks Belle.
Belle- "I can spot a girl in trouble. He, he seems really nice."
Ruby checks out the time on the clock and replies "It's really complicated."
Charming and his mead walk over to Henry sitting alone in a booth. Charming asks "Is that coffee?"
Henry says no; although not the truth.  Charming realizes the boy is trying to stay up. "Still worried about those nightmares? {The kid nods 'yes'.} Well, don't be. 'Cause when you go to sleep tonight, I'm gonna be right in the next room. Now, maybe loose the java and go grab a cocoa."  Henry smiles and leaves the booth. Spencer/King George immediately takes the seat Henry just vacated and congratulates the new sheriff.
Charming- "What are you doing here?"
Spencer- "You may have taken care of me in the old world, but in this one... we get another go at each other."
Charming- "Whenever you're ready."
Spencer- "It's a big moment for you, isn't it? On your way to getting your family back."
Charming is a bit smug, "Yeah, it must be hard for you. You know, watching good win."
Spencer- "Good?  You're so sure of yourself. But I know the truth. You're still just a shepherd pretending to be a Prince. You weren't fit to run the Kingdom and you sure as hell aren't fit to run this town."
Charming- "Well, I think the people of Storybrooke might disagree with you."
Spencer- "Today. But I'm going to see to it that they see things my way, and that they see you for who you really are. By the time I'm done with you you'll wish you'd kill me when you had the chance."
Charming gets up "The people of this town know who I really am. And they've seen me defeat you before. So if you want to try and take me down... they'll see it again."  Neither man is intimidated by the other; both share a smug and cocky smile with each other. We see that Spencer is angry.

In the kitchen, Charming comes upon Granny welding a cage out of the walk in freezer/refrigerator to house Ruby; tonight's the first full moon since the curse broke- it's the first night of Wolf's-time.  Granny keeps busy with her construction project (padlock w/key)- keeping herself in the room with them. {BTW, Granny has 38 frozen lasagnas} Charming's aware Ruby figured out how to control the wolf in her ages ago.  Ruby admits that thanks to the curse she hasn't turned in 28 years and she might be rusty. "I can't let what happened last time- what happened to Peter happen to anyone else."
Charming wonders about her red hood- it keeps her from turning.  Ruby looked everywhere for it; even went to Gold. "It's not in town. I don't think it came over with the curse."  Charming, knowing Ruby feels adamant that they all trust her and Wolf's-time or not, she won't hurt anyone tonight.  But Ruby can't afford to take any chances. Granny locks Ruby in the walk in cage.
Snow and Red run from the Queen's army though the dark forest. Thinking that they lost them, the girls are confronted by a soldier. Snow fights him off and the girls take off running again but Snow is stopped in her tracks when she sees her wanted poster posted on a tree. She rips it down in frustration.
The girls hid from the torch carrying soldiers.  Snow looks at the crumbled up wanted poster and wonders "She's never going to stop, is she?" Red is upset that her hood is torn and this panics Red, insisting Snow get away from her. But Snow isn't leaving her.
Red- "There's a full moon tonight. Wolf's-time is beginning. This hood is the only thing that can protect me from turning."
Snow- "It's just a tear. Maybe it'll still work."
Red is worried if it doesn't. "You saw what I did to Peter. This thing- this wolf... When it takes over me I can't control it. Please, Snow, find shelter. I'll go further into the woods and find a place to hide. For your own sake we have to split up."  Snow agrees, but just for tonight. "Let's meet up in the morning by the stream. And then we'll find a safe place for both of us- maybe a nice cabin in the woods."
Red asks Snow why she's being so kind to her, even though Snow saw what she is; a wolf.
Snow- "I know who that's not who you really are. We're in this together, Red."
Red smiles, puts her torn hood over her head and takes off deeper into the woods.  We see that a young man with glowing eyes like Red's wolf eyes, is hiding behind a tree, keeping his eyes on her.
Granny enters the diner to open up and hurries to check on Ruby. "Are you awake yet, Ruby?"
But Granny sees that her cage was no match for the wolf, as Ruby has clawed her way out.
Henry is screaming for help from inside the {Disco} inferno room.  Through the flames he can see a figure crouched down with their back turned away from him in the opposite corner of the floor/board; he calls out "Hey! Who are you?! Where are we?!"
Regina- "Henry, wake up."  She wakes him from the fiery nightmare. The boy wakes up confused. "What are you doing here? Where's David?"   Regina tells him David got an emergency call this morning and asked her to look after him. He also mentioned Henry's been having nightmares.  Regina reaches out for the boy's arm, he winces back in pain; his left hand is burned.
Armed Granny leads Charming/David through the forest to find Ruby.  They find her sleeping in/under a twig den. Granny knew where to find her.
Granny- "Ruby, wake up!"
Ruby- "Where am I? What happened?"  They help her up; telling her she's in the forest. Charming, "You must have fallen asleep here last night."
Ruby's confused; she remembers being locked up in the cage. Granny informs her the cage was torn to shreds. Ruby starts freaking out as she doesn't remember anything from last night; this is exactly what she was afraid of. She asks if she did something last night. All they know is that she broke out and ran through the woods and there's no reason to assume the worst. The sheriff gets a call on his {buzzing} cell. "Somebody left their car double parked in front of the cannery. I gotta go check it out on our way back into town."  He assures her everything's going to be okay. {Granny is nodding 'yes' too.}
Red wakes up {on rocks} claiming "It worked."  {Her cloak}
At the stream, she removes her cloak and it is taken by a young man who runs off with it. She takes off after him.
For a moment it seems as if she's lost him, but is right behind her holding her cloak over a flaming torch. "Looking for this?"  Red begs him not to (burn it) "I need that!  He asks what could she possible need that old thing for. "Unless... it protects you from something."  He knows a wolf when he sees one.  Infuriated Red tackles him to the ground. "How do you know what I am?!"  The young man now tumbles her on to her back "Because I know how to recognize a child of the moon." He shows her his glowing wolf eyes for a moment.
Red- "You're one too?"
The young man reveals "Name's Quinn. I picked up on your scent last night. You never had anyone talk to you about this, did you? Teach you about what you are."
Red- "My parents were killed by hunters when I was a baby- I was raised by my Granny..."
Quinn- "And she kept the truth from you. Made you wear that. (Red picks up her precious cloak) Still blacking out, right? Still losing control when you turn? Probably even hurt someone. I know how you feel. I've been there. But it doesn't have to be this way."
Red- "What do you mean?"
Quinn- "What if I told you there was a way to control it, so you never have to be afraid of what you might do again?"  He tells the hopeful girl to follow him.
 He lifts the hidden hatch door in the ground and leads her down into the ground in what used to be the Grand Hall of the Castle, until it sunk underground. "Now it's all ours."
Quinn tells her "We are all the same. Come. Anita's expecting you."
Red- "Who's Anita?"
Anita enters; revealing her glowing wolf eyes for a moment. "Well done, Quinn. You finally found her. You've grown so much."
Red- "You know me?"
Anita- "I'm your mother."  Red is confused.
Charming, Ruby and Granny arrive at the dock in the sheriff's car to find it's Billy's tow truck that is in question. Ruby smells blood. Granny finds Billy dead under the front end of the town truck and screaming Ruby discovers another body dumped into a red dumpster. "It was me! It was the wolf!"

Henry shows Gold/Rumple his burned hand. Regina was right to call him. Henry wonders if he can help. "It was just a dream."
Gold feels what Henry's describing isn't a dream; It's a side effect. Regina seems uneducated in that. Gold- "You know it's remarkable you'd cast a curse you know so little about."
Regina- My victims are not supposed to wake up. So I certainly never cared what happened to them after... Until now."
Gold opens his medical/Doctor bag and prepares a remedy as he tells them more. "When people fall under a sleeping curse the soul travels to a netherworld- where it resides until awoken. Now, this world is between life and death. And it's very real. However... Even when the curse is broken, sometimes in sleep... the victims find their way back to that world... Victims like you."
Regina- "This other world is tormenting my son- Every time he sleeps. I want you to give him something that will keep him from going there."
That's not possible. But Gold provides Henry with something that will allow him to control his actions whilst in that world. "And once one controls something - one no longer need fear it." He gives Henry the necklace that he filled with liquid from the blue bottle. Henry's to wear it while he's sleeping.
Gold- "Once you control the journey, the fear will stop. And then you can come and go as you please."
Regina stops Henry short of taking the necklace knowing that everything comes with a price with Gold/Rumple. Gold knows Regina couldn't afford his "house call", but this is for Henry. "This one's on me."
Back at the docks Ruby is still freaking out about the vicious attacks and blames herself; she knows it. But Charming feels it's something else. He replays that a few months ago everyone thought Mary Margaret was guilty of murder "She needed someone to believe in her, I didn't do that. I am not gonna make the same mistake with you!"
Through her tears Ruby says that Mary Margaret never killed anyone, but she has.
Charming- "I know who you really are, Ruby- Even if you've lost sight of it."
This doesn't change the fact that she's going to turn again tonight and somebody else can get hurt.  Ruby demands Charming lock her up. If the freezer couldn't hold her maybe a jail cell will. She doesn't need to be protected from other people- other people need to be protected from her.  Granny walks away with Ruby.

"Granny lied to me" Red tells Anita. {The story about Anita being killed by hunters.} Anita tells Red that granny's been lying ever since she stole her away from her when Red was just a baby.  Granny did this to hide the truth about who Red really is. "She believed the wolf was something to be ashamed of. I see things differently. Humans want us to believe we're the monsters. The moment you believe them... that's when you become one. You're not the first to learn the truth about yourself through tragedy. So many of us spent so much of our lives suppressing the wolf... they have no idea how to control it.  They just need help. Help embracing their true nature.  The only way you will ever control the wolf is by accepting it as a part of you."  Anita can teach her how. Red can start by getting rid of her red hood cape. She removes it and hugs Anita.

Charming/David locks Ruby in a jail cell. He still thinks by morning he'll find out who really killed Billy. {What about the body in the dumpster?!}
"You already have... it's that thing, that she-wolf."  Spencer enters the Sheriff's office and Charming demands he get out.  Charming doesn't want Spencer's issues with him don't involve Ruby; there's no proof Ruby had anything to do with what happened. But Spencer feels Charming is allowing his emotions to cloud his judgment- protecting his friend. Spencer knew shepherd would slip up, it was only a matter of time. Spencer wants "justice" and Ruby handed over to him to let the town decide. Charming won't do it as he knows what kind of justice Spencer has in mind.
Spencer-"This town is bigger than you think. I start telling people you're putting their lives in danger to protect your own interests you'll have a mutiny on your hands."
Charming- "Yeah, we'll see. You want her you have to go through me."
Spencer- "I look forward to that."
The moon is rising.
Anita- "It'll be like nothing you've ever felt before. The pine needles under foot. The air rushing over your fur. Your brothers and sisters at your side. Your mind won't want to believe it. It will tell you a wolf is invading your body, trying to take over. And if you believe that for even a moment- you'll black out... and lose control- like you have every other night you've turned. But.. if you give in to the wolf... you'll realize the truth... You are the wolf. {Wolf sees their reflection in a puddle- she is the wolf}  And when you accept that... you will finally be in control."
 Red wakes up to find Anita and the human pack watching over her. Anita asks her how much she remembers.
Red- "All of it."
Anita- "You finally became the wolf.
Red- "I don't have to be afraid anymore." 
Spencer checks the chain locks on the (back) Sheriff's door and tells the townspeople that they don't have to be afraid of this creature any longer. "We know who she is, we know where she's hiding. So why is she still alive?! Because she's being harbored by one person- David Nolan! How many more people have to die before our Prince decides to act? If he won't protect you I will."  A citizen cuts off the lock and all march into the office and find the cell empty.
Ruby is prepping to be shacked to a huge pipe next to the fire hose inside the Storybrooke Library. Charming thanks Belle for letting Ruby hide there, as the Sheriff's Station isn't safe.  Belle's happy to help. "It's not every day you find out your friend's..."
Ruby- "A monster"
Belle- "Hunted. I was going to say hunted.
Armed with her crossbow, Granny tells them "The crowd's six blocks from here."
Belle- "You, you have wolf hearing too?"
Granny- "It's not all its cracked up to be. Especially when you run a hotel."
Charming needs Granny's help to prove Ruby didn't have anything to do with Billy's death; it's the only way to get the mob to stand down.
The human-wolf pack wakes and hides from the sound of hunters.  They hear footsteps come down the stairs- it is Snow White.  Red tries to stop Quinn from choking Snow; as Snow isn't there to hurt them. Quinn wonders what other reason humans would enter their den. Frantic Red claims Snow is a friend who stood by her even after learning the truth (after she killed) "Without her I never would have been able to escape my village alive!"  Anita commands Quinn let her go.  Snow thought the Queen's men had killed Red when she didn't show up at the stream this morning.

Snow learns Red's new friends are her "pack."  Red assures Snow she doesn't have to fear them. Curious Anita asks how Snow found them.
Snow- "I tracked wolf prints here- (to Red) like you taught me."  She wasn't go to leave without Red, and suggests they go find that cabin they talked about. But Snow sees that Red wants to stay with the pack. "I don't have to be ashamed of who I am here. I found my home. I found my mother."  She also reveals that Granny lied. Red apologies to Snow, knowing she risked her life to go back there for her.  Snow understands because she would do anything to be with her mother again.  Snow assures Red she'll manage on her own, she hugs Red, thanks her and says goodbye. Red thanks Snow. All of a sudden an arrow is shot right into Quinn's chest/heart.
Snow- "They found me."  As the Queen's men command the pack stand down, Anita, without hesitation, breaks the neck of the soldier and the rest of the pack fight the others.  Quinn is gone/dies.
Ruby comes out of room 13 and tells Belle she needs to leave because the moon will be up soon. Belle is hopeful that the chains will hold so she can stay with Ruby. "Think of it as girls' night."  Although David wants to believe the best, Ruby has killed before and will do it again, and everyone in the town is right to be afraid of herBelle isn't afraid, "No matter what you've might have done in your past... David sees the good in you and that tells me one thing... that it's in there. So if we can all see it why can't you?"
Ruby- "You really think so?"
Belle- "Trust me, I'm sort of an expert when it comes to rehabilitation."
Ruby- "Maybe. Maye you're right. (She cuffs Belle) But the town's right too. I am a monster, and that's why I need to make sure I don't ever hurt anyone again." Ruby can't let Belle stop her- The town wants a wolf she's going to give them one. "I need to pay for all I've done."  Belle is upset, "They'll kill you!"
Ruby- "Isn't that what I deserve?"  {She exits out a door- B-511}
Granny sniffs Billy's work shirt for his scent and directs David- "This way."
Granny leads David to a dark/black car. In the trunk they see rope and blanket. David lifts the fake floorboard to discover Ruby's red hood/cloak and an ax. "The wolf didn't kill Billy."  David realizes Ruby will be forced to change back into a wolf so whoever killed Billy can pin the murder on her.
Granny- "Who would want to hurt my Ruby?"
David breaks the driver's side glass and finds out the owner of the car. "This isn't about Ruby- it's about me. Spencer."
Granny- "King George?"
David- "He needed a reason to wrestle power away from me so he created one."
A wolf howls in the distance- they realize Ruby is out and they're (the mob) are going to kill her.
{Granny puts the hood back}
Quinn is gone- with his eyes wide open.
Anita- "May you always run free beneath the moon's pale light."  Anita is angry with Snow for bringing the Queen's men into their den. Snow wants her to believe her that she had no idea they followed her there. Anita feels it doesn't matter. "Wherever humans go, death follows. The only way to stop them is to kill them first. Tie her up!"  When the moon rises they'll feast on a Princess; she'll pay for the life that they lost.
Red feels Anita isn't making any sense.
Anita- "You already made your choice, Red, you're one of us now- Act like it! Kill her!"
Red won't kill her friend- then Anita will, because this is what it means to be a wolf.
Wolf Red saves Snow from Wolf Anita's attack and inadvertently Anita is stabbed through the chest/heart.  Snow covers Red with her red cloak changing her back into her human form.  Red tells struggling to survive Anita that she didn't mean to... "I'm. I'm sorry mother."
Anita- "You chose her."
Red- "No. I chose me! I'm not a killer."  With that, Anita is gone/dies. {Eyes open?}
The Mob and their torches are gathered at the Storybrooke Free Public Library. {8:45 PM} The wolf's howl gets their attention. Spencer claims "She's close" and the mob marches past a chain link fence and come upon the wolf.
Spencer raises his gun to shoot it but is disarmed by crossbow Granny's arrow.
Granny- "The next one goes between your eyes!"
David arrives {with Ruby's red hood} informing the mob that Ruby didn't kill Billy- Spencer did. It was all Spencer's play to make it look like the wolf and to get the town to think David wasn't capable of leading the town as he should. {Someone in the crowd yells out "We're not sheep, David!"}  The crowd still wants to pursue the growling wolf but David pushes them back.
David- "Someone already died because of what this man did! Let's not spill more blood she won't hurt anyone. She's just scared!"  David gently makes his way toward the wolf with the red cloak.
David- "Ruby... I know you're in there. Listen to me... It was Spencer, not you. Don't let him trick you into thinking you're a monster. {Ruby doesn't like the word 'monster'} Alright- poor choice of words. Please. Ruby. I know you. I know the real you, and I know you can control the wolf. {He's closer now} Ruby? Ruby {He holds his left hand out to her so she can see it's him} It's me- David."
The wolf sits (and just about bows its head to him) and David covers it with the red cloak, letting Ruby {crouched down} reappears in human form.
Ruby is relived. "You saved me."
David- "No. You saved yourself. I just reminded you of what you already knew."
Their tender moment is interrupted by the crowd's attention to Granny on the ground.  Granny tells David Spencer is gone, "Go. Go."  Ruby leaves with David in the sheriff's car.

"You think you can hide from a wolf?" Ruby asks Spencer, who is standing over a campfire. Spencer wasn't trying to hide he just wants to see the look on David's face when he tells him that he'll never see his wife and daughter again. "You really should be more cautious with something so valuable." Spencer tosses the tattered magic portal hat into the fire and David is devastated.
Spencer- "It doesn't matter how much fairy dust you gather or how much you rally the town behind you... Your family's gone."  David punches Spencer, knocking him to the ground, and then David pulls his gun on him. Ruby halts crying David, but Spencer taunts "I told you... you should have killed me when you had the chance."  David walks away from Spencer and kneels looking at the burning campfire.

In the dark forest, under the full moon, Ruby buries Anita. "May you always run free beneath the moon's pale light. Goodbye, mother." Snow hugs her, "I'm so sorry. I know what it's like to lose your family."
Red- "I didn't lose my family today... I protected it."
Snow- "Thank you."
Red- "My mother wanted me to choose between being a wolf and being a human. Granny did too. You are the only person who ever thought it was okay for me to be both."
Snow- " 'Cause that's who you are. Come on... Let's go find the cabin.
David stands over sleeping Henry and tells Ruby "He may never see his mother or grandmother again. How am I gonna break that news to him?"  Ruby feels he won't have to.  David knows that travel between worlds is as hard as it comes. "Fairy dust on it's own isn't enough- it took an entire curse to get us here in the first place- without the hat..." Ruby feels he'll find another way, because she knows him and knows he'll never give up until he does; plus he's not going to be doing this alone.  Ruby asks David to give Granny a call because Ruby may have left Belle chained up in the library and someone should go unchain her; David will take care of it.  Ruby still has a few hours of wolf's time left, "You helped me regain control. I want to do something I haven't done in a very long time... Run." She's inspired! {She removes her cloak} Ruby runs out the door and a wolf howl is heard in the distance.

In the dark forest Emma asks Snow (sitting alone and quiet) what she's doing.   Snow's just thinking. Emma shares that Mulan has some ideas where Cora might be hiding. The ladies arrive at their campsite {burning campfire} pass by sleeping Aurora.
Aurora is dreaming she is in a flaming room- she is panicked and screaming. On the other side of the flaming room stands Henry; holding onto his talisman and closing his eyes to concentrate. He tells Aurora not to be scared.
The flames die down and the room quiets, but Aurora wakes up calling out for Snow.  Aurora shares that this wasn't just another nightmare, this time it was different; there was a little boy who put out the fire and talked to her. "He said... he said his name was Henry."

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