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Once Upon a Time: Red-Handed

While Emma tries to determine if David murdered his wife Kathryn, she hires Ruby as an assistant when the waitress quits her job to go out into the world and find something to do with her life. Meanwhile, in the fairy tale world Red and Snow meet as a savage wolf plagues the village where Red lives.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Airdate: Sunday March 11th, 2012

Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Jane Espenson

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 11, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Jul 08, 2012
AU (7TWO) Jul 30, 2012
SE (Kanal 11) Sep 06, 2012
DE (Super RTL) Dec 04, 2012
SK (TV JOJ) Dec 14, 2012


Guest Stars
David AndersDavid Anders
As Dr. Whale
Beverley ElliottBeverley Elliott
As Granny (Widow Lucas)
Meghan OryMeghan Ory
As Ruby / Red Riding Hood (Eliza)
Bill DowBill Dow
As Mayor Tomkins
Jesse HutchJesse Hutch
As Peter
Main Cast
Ginnifer GoodwinGinnifer Goodwin
As Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Emma Swan
Lana ParrillaLana Parrilla
As Mayor Regina Mills / Evil Queen Regina
Josh DallasJosh Dallas
As David Nolan / Prince Charming
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Eion BaileyEion Bailey
As August Wayne Booth / Pinocchio



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Episode Quotes
Red: Who’s there?
Peter: Let me in.
Red: I’m just a poor old widow. Spare me.
Peter: Let me in or I’ll…
Red: Yes.
Peter: I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll...
Red: You’ll huff and puff?
Peter: I couldn't think of nothin'.
Red: Oh, so you thought that you’d level the house with the power of your breath. Well, a case could be made.

Mary Margaret: Was he bothering you?
Ruby: The day I can’t handle a lech is the day I leave town, which this is, I guess.

Henry: You want to be a bike messenger?
Ruby: Bike messenger?
Henry: That's about taking things to people in a little basket.
Ruby: Umm, no. You see, I'm not so great at bike riding.
Henry: How about taking things on foot to people in a little basket?
Ruby: Not so sure that's a real job.

Granny: Gods, I was a fool to think I could keep this from her. I am a fool, and I have cost so many lives.
Snow: You didn't mean to. That's the main thing.
Granny: Is it?

Cultural References
Ruby: And you dress like Norman Bates when he dresses like Norman Bates’ mother.

The 1960 movie Psycho, based on the Robert Bloch novel of the same name, features Norman Bates, who stuffs birds and puts on a dress to impersonate his dead mother, who manifests through him as a separate personality.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman  |  Liz Tigelaar
ProducerKathy Gilroy-Sereda  |  Samantha Thomas
Co-ProducerAndrew Chambliss  |  Ian Goldberg  |  Brian Wankum
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorGeofrey Hildrew
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorNico Sachse
Second Assistant DirectorDan Miller (1)
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripTony Hyland
Camera OperatorRobin Forst  |  Craig Powell (2)
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerPeter Pantages
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorHarry Griffin-Beale
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Assistant EditorPaul Mendoza (2)
Supervising Sound EditorJoe Schultz  |  Thomas Degorter
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Art DirectorNigel Evans
Post Production CoordinatorMark Sawa
Production ManagerDennis Swartman
Executive Story EditorDaniel T. Thomsen
Main Title ThemeMark Isham
Visual Effects SupervisorAndrew Orloff  |  Dale Fay
Production AccountantMelissa Ruffle
Chief Lighting TechnicianCalen Zantolas
Department Head HairDebra Wiebe
Department Head Make-upSarah Graham
Assistant Costume DesignerMonique McRae
Production StaffZoya Nicchoda  |  Crystine Booth  |  Lauren Walker  |  Angela Bright
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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