Though at first the two traditional tales drawn from for this episode of OUAT seem quite different, they do feature a few interesting similarities. Red wants to go with the people who want to hunt the wolf, but her grandmother will not allow it, instead making her help secure their cottage. The episode reveals that, contrary to most oral and written versions of the ATU tale 3 , Red herself is the wolf: Each time the sisters free him but he shows no gratitude. Worried that the magic of the cloak will no longer work, Snow and Red agree to separate for the night, as it is a full moon. While this reading does once again problematically conflate humanity with heterosexuality and the monstrous wolf with homosexuality, thus potentially furthering the stereotypical fears about queerness that Benshoff argues are always already present in mainstream media [ 32 ], the show seems to seek a more nuanced adaptation of this same idea. She believed the wolf is something to be ashamed of. I see things differently. The sisterly bond that quickly forms between the two women, combined with the striking images of their respective red and white cloaks, easily calls to mind a less familiar fairy tale not explicitly referenced in the series: When they get to the tree where Red had tied up Peter, however, it is too late—Peter is not the wolf, Red is, and she has devoured him in her wolf form. For example, when Red and Snow go out to a well to get water for the cottage, the bucket brings up only a dark red substance. She and Snow go to search for the wolf on their own and discover via footprints that the wolf can transform into a human. My reasoning for this is, simply, that they are by far the most popular to adapt and, I would argue, the chief source texts for fairy tales beyond Disney for OUAT in particular. Snow White then, as is expected, marries him and Rose Red, in what seems almost like an afterthought, marries his brother [ 27 ].