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“Ruby Slippers” is the April 17 episode of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers —every article has a price. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 pm C.T. on ABC.
Is it bad that when Dorothy needed true love’s kiss, Toto was the first person/animal that came to mind? Dorothy and Ruby’s romance came out of nowhere. Sure, they a cute moment, but the jump to true love happened rather quickly. Do you ship Kansas and Wolfie?
While it was nice to see Ruby and Mulan again, their storyline wasn’t the most entertaining thing in the world. It did have a couple of fringe benefits, like the conversation between Regina and Zelena and Snow going home, but other than that, it was just okay.
It didn’t help that there was the convenient little discovery that Zelena has had a way out of the Underworld this entire time – ruby slippers. The laws of the ruby slippers are a little unclear, but we know that the wearer can at least carry one person along with them. Could Ruby have taken anyone else along for the ride?
There was never even a conversation about Henry, Belle, Robin, or Zelena’s daughter going home. None of their names are on a tombstone, and it’s not like none of them are in danger as long as they are in the Underworld. There needed to be a reason for only sending one person back, and the excuse that “oh I didn’t think of that” isn’t acceptable.
Regina would want her true love to be safe in Storybrooke. Zelena would want her daughter safe, and Emma would want to protect Henry. Belle could have gone either way because she wants to protect her child, but not being in the Underworld doesn’t make her task any easier.
The highlight of the hour was definitely the conversation between Regina and Zelena. Regina managed to make the transition from Evil Queen to hero. It took awhile, and it certainly wasn’t easy, but she did it.
Regina is in her sister’s corner, which is amazing. She might be alone in her support of Zelena, but at least Zelena has someone who believes in her. Regina doesn’t write off any new evil deed that Zelena did as the last straw. She told Zelena that it is never too late, and you can tell that Regina truly believes it.
Zelena and Regina’s relationship has been one of the surprising delights of this season. Zelena claims that she has given up hope, but, personally, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Why else would she help Belle? There’s nothing in it for her. It’s just the right thing to do.
What did you think of the episode? Did Belle do the smart thing by putting herself in a sleeping curse? Share your thoughts in a comment below.