Storybrooke. Charming locks Ruby up in the cell and tells her she'll be safe. When she thanks him, he tells her to wait 'til morning, when he's found Billy's real murderer. It's then that Widmore arrives and tells Charming he's allowing his emotions to cloud his judgment. You'll remember in Storybrooke, Widmore isn't just a bitter king, he's a District Attorney. Hell hath no fury like a lawyer king scorned. He demands Charming hand Ruby over and let the town decide her fate. When Charming refuses, Widmore threatens to stir up mutiny among the Storybrookers. Charming could not care less. "If you want her, you'll have to go through me." Widmore: "I look forward to that." Alan Dale is a rockstar, isn't he? I think I'd watch him in anything. I bet he's probably the nicest guy in the world, too. You hear that a lot about actors who play icy villains, and I bet it's true. On the other hand, what are their co-workers supposed to say? "Nope. Yeah, he's an even bigger bastard than the one he plays on TV." Well, whatever. I've babbled right through the commercial, now.
Enchanted Past. Woods. Night. As the wolves rush through the woods, an Anita voice-over praises the feeling of being one with the wolf, and explains that werewolves blackout because their human minds refuse to believe what's happening. As soon as the werewolf believes it is being invaded by a wolf, he or she blacks out. Giving into the wolf will help Red realize the truth. She is the wolf. Once she accepts that, she will finally be in control. What a bunch of mumbo jumbo. After her first run with the pack, Red is delighted to report she can remember the whole experience. Near tears, she is so relieved to be free from fear.
Storybrooke. Outside the sheriff's office, Widmore, as promised, stirs up the townsfolk against Red and Charming. They break into the station, only to find the cell empty. We cut to the library. While he tethers chains to something handy, Charming thanks Belle for letting Red hide there.
Red is afraid of what her new friend must think, but Belle is fully on Red's side, because she has less judgment than a gnat. No, I don't think gnats do have judgment, which is my point. Granny's standing by with her weapon at the ready. She reports the crowd is six blocks from them. Belle: "You have wolf hearing, too." Granny: "It's not all it's cracked up to be, especially when you run a hotel." Hee. And ew. Charming is going to need Granny's help to prove Red's innocence, so he tells Belle to call them if the mob comes at them.