Anyhow, Belle insists upon staying, but Red says everyone in town is right to fear her. Belle pooh poohs Red's worries and proclaims herself an expert at rehabilitation. Red acts like she's buying into this, but instead, she chains up Belle. Red is determined that if the town wants a wolf, she'll give them one. Belle: "But they'll kill you!" Red: "Isn't that what I deserve?" I'd been percolating a little rant about how gullible Belle is, but I just realized that (at least within the context of a fantasy drama), I'm no better. I tend to give every human/beastie at least one free kill without judging them. It's like -- Oh you only committed the one murder, and you're sorry about it. Cut yourself some slack, terrifying creature of the night. Thank goodness it's time for a commercial so I can distract myself from my moral failings.
Storybrooke Streets. Night. Granny sniffs Billy's coat and leads Charming in search of evidence, which is only about two feet away in Widmore's car trunk. Charming uses some cop tool to open it. Inside, there's rope and a blanket, but under the mat in the spare tire well lies Ruby's hood and a bloody axe. Charming: "The wolf didn't kill Billy." Granny: "Ruby's hood." Charming picks it up and says, "So she'd be forced to change back into a wolf... so whoever killed Billy could pin the murder on her." When Granny asks who would want to hurt her girl, Charming smashes open the driver's side window the car. Why didn't he use his handy dandy tool for that, too? Drama, sillies. Inside the glove compartment, Charming finds the car registration. It's Spencer's (King George Charles Widmore). This isn't about Red. It's about wresting power from Charming. Their conversation is interrupted by a wolf's howl, so the duo rush off to find Red before she's killed by an angry mob.
Enchanted Past. Anita crouches down by Quinn's corpse and says, "May you always run free by the moon's pale light." Next she turns her attention to Snow and blames her for leading Regina's men to their den. Even though Red sticks up for Snow, Anita says that wherever humans go, death follows. She orders her minions to tie up Snow, adding, "When the moon rises, we'll feast on a princess." Red tries to talk sense to her mother, but her mother says, "You're one of us, now. Act like it. Kill her." When Red refuses, Anita decides to do the job herself, as mothers often must. (Hi, Mum.)
Red begs her mother to stop, but Anita says this is what it means to be a wolf. She then turns into a wolf and approaches Snow. When Anita leaps at her prey, Red wolfs out and charges at Mommy. The bitch lands on um er..some pointy thing. Given its proximity to the fireplace, I'm going to declare it a poker. As soon as Anita is impaled, she resumes human form. Red is still a wolf in wolf's clothing though, at least until Snow has the good sense to grab the red cloak and throw it on her friend. Wow, that hood really is magical. Not only does it return Red to her human form, it also returns all of Red's other clothes to her body, too. Crying, Red rushes to her mother's side and apologizes. Anita growls, "You chose her." Sobbing, Red says, "No. I chose me. I'm not a killer." Except for that one time. This one was accidental. We won't even count it.