Disney’s fairy-tale drama “Once Upon a Time” Season 5 showed its first same-sex relationship. The Sunday night episode saw Ruby and Dorothy’s kiss. To find and save Dorothy (Teri Reeves) from the evil Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader), Ruby (Meghan Ory) goes to the Underworld.
Sharing their family issues, Ruby and Dorothy end up bonding with each other. Confused about her feelings, Ruby turns to Mulan for advice and she says, “I know we just met, but I have never felt like this about anyone before.” Mulan replies to her: “Don’t make the same mistake that I did. Don’t wait until it’s too late to tell someone how you feel.” However, by the time Ruby reaches to Dorothy to express her feelings, the latter is gone.
Ruby finds Zelena in the Underworld and comes to know that Dorothy has been put under a sleeping curse by the Wicked Witch. Taking advice from her close pal Snow White, Ruby clicks some magic slippers and heads to Oz to kiss her True Love awake. It was followed by a much more passionate kissing.
“You came back for me,” Dorothy responded surprisingly on waking up. Ruby replied, “I always will.”
“True love’s kiss has been a staple of this show since the beginning,” Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, the show’s creators stated in an interview. “This past Sunday’s episode was just another example of how in a fairy tale, as in life, love is love,” they added. Earlier this duo had promised that the show would be exploring its first LGBT relationship this season, most fans expected the sparks to start flying between Mulan and Aurora, reported E! Online. This development came as a surprise.
The episode was smartly titled “Ruby Slippers,” which narrates her and Dorothy’s entire relationship, from their first meeting to Ruby’s trial to save Dorothy from Zelena’s curse.
ABC has been a front-runner in portraying LGBT relationships onscreen. In 2015, its famous family soap, “The Fosters,” depicted TV’s youngest-ever homosexual kiss between two 13-year-old boys.
It can be considered as a wonderful small screen initiative, taken in support of LGBT relationship.