November 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm #135350SlurpeezParticipant
After watching Child of the Moon, I’m left wondering who was telling the truth about Red’s mother: Granny or Anita? Would Granny really lie about something as major as Red’s mother being killed by a hunter to protect Red from Anita’s wolf-like ways? Anita did seem very maternal towards Red, and I was sad that Red killed yet someone else close to her, but Anita might have been lying just to get Red to join her wolf-pack. Thoughts?[adrotate group="5"]
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal CassidyNovember 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm #160398frumpybutsupersmartParticipant
I think Anita was telling the truth, and that Granny lied to Red. They did look very much alike, and Anita did seem like she loved Ruby. She was legitimately trying to help Red live the best way she knew how, but that unfortunately meant being loyal to only her pack and ruthless towards anyone who could potentially threaten them. Granny would have been fairly justified in trying to protect Red from becoming a killer – Red wouldn’t have grown up to be as kind and accepting as she is if she had been raised by Anita and the wolf pack.November 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm #160402timespacerParticipant
Maybe if, at some point in the future, a rift develops between Henry and Emma when he learns she lied to him about his father, Ruby and Granny will help both Henry and Emma understand each others feelings and patch up their relationship. I’d like to hear Granny tell more of her story.November 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm #160406TheGoldenKeyParticipant
After watching Child of the Moon, I’m left wondering who was telling the truth about Red’s mother: Granny or Anita? Would Granny really lie about something as major as Red’s mother being killed by a hunter to protect Red from Anita’s wolf-like ways? Anita did seem very maternal towards Red, and I was sad that Red killed yet someone else close to her, but Anita might have been lying just to get Red to join her wolf-pack. Thoughts?
Grannies motives did come into question for me during the beginning of the episode as Anita certainly seemed to do good in that she helped Red control the wolf. However, the fact that Anita was so ready to tear Snow apart, despite Red’s pleading, sort of contradicted everything else she said. She was choosing to kill another human being. Thus, she cared more about the inner wolf than she did about her own daughter Red.
It left me feeling that Granny did the best she could. She most likely thought that the cape/cloak would protect Red and spare her from having to go through any of this.
In comparing both, I’d say both were speaking their own truths though Granny’s truth seemed to have Red’s best interest at heart. Anita’s didn’t.
Keeper of Pandora's Box & The Yellow Brick Road.November 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm #160413RumplesGirlKeymaster
I think Anita is her mother and I think toward the end it became clear why Granny lied. Obviously Granny wanted Red to have a normal life, as much as possible. Anita wanted her to join her wolf clan and learn to hate humanity (she did try to eat Snow…). Granny is always protecting Red. I kinda love Granny."He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"November 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm #160441malchoreParticipant
I felt that portion of the episode (Red/Anita) was written in a hurry and it just fell flat with me. In the future, I’m just going to say “OK so that happened.”
I get that Red had to make a choice – Stay with Anita and explore her inner wolf (thus loosing her humanity) or save Snow (killing her mother in the process.) The choice was Wolf or Human. She ended up with the best of both worlds – Retain her humanity AND control the of the inner wolf. She left David’s apartment without the cloak – which I was kinda shocking to me.November 13, 2012 at 1:27 am #160488frumpybutsupersmartParticipant
Was anyone else yelling ‘SHE IS BOTH!’ at the screen?November 13, 2012 at 4:16 am #160507PheeParticipant
Was anyone else yelling ‘SHE IS BOTH!’ at the screen?
I really felt for Red all through this ep. She finally finds her mother, only to find out that her Granny lied to her all her life, and then after knowing her mother for, like, a day, she kills her while trying to save her friend. I read an interview before this ep where Meghan was saying how it’s really not a good day for Red in either world and WORD to that!
I’m glad Granny lied, because it meant that Red grew up to be a kind and caring human.
I’m glad she got to meet her mother, if only briefly, so she could learn about her wolf side.
And I’m glad she became BFFs with Snow, who was able to accept both sides of her like no one else could, which in turn meant that Red could accept herself as she is.
Now I’m sorta wishing I knew how to make fan vids, coz if no one’s made a Red vid to Gaga’s “Born This Way” yet, that totally needs doing.November 13, 2012 at 4:57 am #160519fairytaleprincessParticipant
I am positive it was Red’s mother. The looks were so similar, very well done in my books.
If Anita wanted her daughter back why didn’t she “hunt” for her? She is a wolf, she could have found Red almost instantly by smell. Like Ruby said to KG “Trying to hide from a wolf.”
Granny did the best she could. How would you react if a wolf clamped its jaw around your arm? She tried to protect Red and realized her mistake, Anita would not have let Red walk away where Granny may have let Red make a choice.
Anyone want 36 frozen lasagnas?November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #160552
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