Once Upon a Time Round Table: "Child of the Moon"
As Meghan Ory warned in our previous exclusive interview, this Sunday's Once Upon a Time was one wild ride full of wolf-related obstacles for Ruby to overcome.
"Child of the Moon" provided our Round Table team - made up of TV Fanatic staffers Jim Garner, Nick McHatton and Christine Orlando - with plenty to ponder regarding Ruby's love life and what wolf-like tendency each member would choose...
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Jim: I loved Aurora waking up and having spoken to Henry. It made sense from last week that they would use the dream to communicate.
Nick: Gold giving Henry the necklace free of charge. For all his nastiness and favor makings he's continually trying to right his wrongs as a father, and helping Henry free of charge seems to be his way of making up for Bae.
Christine: I'm with Nick on this one. I loved the interaction between Gold, Regina, and Henry. It really made me hope that Neal is actually Baelfour which would make Rumplestiltskin Henry's grandfather. How cool would that be?
Will Ruby every find love again and, if so, do you have a love interest in mind?
Jim: Does Storybrooke have a dog catcher? Just kidding! I hope she finds love again; maybe a dwarf, they're fearless and loyal.
Nick: Everyone gets true love, but no one that we've met so far has felt like a good match for her yet.
Christine: Billy was cute so his demise was a real shame. The only person Ruby's had any chemistry with is Charming but since he's taken by Snow their relationship will have to remain platonic. Hopefully someone new with a love of things canine will wander into Storybrooke soon.
Who is the bigger villain: Cora or King George?
Jim: Both are pretty nasty villains, but I think Cora is the bigger threat. Her ability to do magic makes her way more unpredictable than King George.
Nick: Without a doubt it's Cora. Magic and cunning travel farther than deceit alone, and George is always getting shot down by Charming.
Christine: Looks like it's unanimous. George might take the term royal bastard to a new level but Cora literally rips out people's hearts. It's difficult to top that.
Which character do you want to see make it to Storybrooke first: Cora, Hook or Neal?
Jim: Gotta go with Neal. I'm very curious to see if he is Baelfire or not. It would explain why Mr. Gold gave Henry the charm without any strings attached.
Nick: Logistically, Neal has the best shot of getting to Storybrooke first since Hook and Cora need get a portal open, but Neal's usefulness as a character is directly tied to Emma, so if she's not back in Storybrooke yet there's not a lot to mine from him alone without her. Therefore, Cora seems like the best option since her and Regina can stare daggers at each other.
Christine: Although I'm dying to find out if Neal is Baelfour, I have to agree with Nick. Cora's entrance to Storybrooke should pack more dramatic punch.
Which wolf trait would you want: Red's ability to track by smell, Granny's super hearing or the cool howl?
Jim: I think Granny also has the smell part, but I have to go with the smell and/or hearing. Living in the city and howling at the moon would be a bit weird.
Nick: Super hearing.
Christine: As much as I think I want to know what people are saying, I probably really don't. I'll got with the sense of smell. At least I'll always be able to track down whatever I want, although the howl is cool.
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