Waterfront. Charming refuses to jump to the conclusion that Red killed Billy. He remembers all too well how he failed to believe in Mary Margaret when it appeared Kathryn had been killed. He knows who Red really is, even if she's lost sight of it. Granny draws their attention to the gathering crowd. Charming starts off to address them, but Red calls him back and begs him to lock her up in the jail cell, since she'll turn again tonight. She doesn't need to be protected from the Storybrookers. They need to be protected from her. Oh, poor Red.
Enchanted Past. Wolf Den. Anita explains that Granny has been lying to Red ever since she stole her away as a baby. "She didn't want you to find out the truth about who you really are. She believed the wolf is 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." There's more about needing help in order to learn control while embracing their true nature. She must accept this part of her, and Mommy is just the person to teach her how. She must start by getting rid of her cloak. Ruby looks scared, but she takes off the cloak and throws herself into her mother's arms.
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.