- Title: Once Upon a Time – Ruby Slippers
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Ruby‘s (Meghan Ory) sudden arrival in the Underworld marks the return of one of my favorite Once Upon a Time characters, if only for a single episode. Featured in both the flashbacks and current storyline, Ruby’s reasons for hunting down Zelena (Rebecca Mader) are explored following what the Wicked Witch did to Dorothy (Teri Reeves). Taking a queue from Regina (Lana Parrilla) it appears the only thing that can save Dorothy is true love’s kiss.
It’s good to see Ruby again, along with Mulan (Jamie Chung) in the flashbacks, even if her storyline feels unnecessarily rushed in order to pack it neatly into a single episode. If we don’t see her again the show (which would be a mistake) at least Once Upon a Time offers the character her own happy ending. Ruby’s arrival, and departure, also opens up an exit for one of our heroes to escape Hades‘ (Greg Germann) clutches, even if the remaining group still has no idea of how to defeat the Lord of the Underworld.