Once Upon a Time: Episode 6.03 – A Cinderella story; David’s quest

Sunday night’s new episode of “Once Upon a Time” is entitled “The Other Shoe,” and the story for this one is going to feel somewhat familiar, and yet somewhat different. After all, you’re getting the return of Ashley / Cinderella, whose story to date on the show has been rather different than the typical Disney mythology. Yet, one of the stories that she will be involved with in this episode probably feels more like classic Cinderella than we’ve from her on the show to date.

ABC has released the official synopsis for this episode, which makes it clear just what Ashley will be up to when it comes to try to find her stepmother and seemingly-wicked stepsisters. It’s a big part of her story, and it has been unexplored for most of the series so far:

“As Storybrooke continues to welcome the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories, families, friends and even long-lost enemies are reunited once again. When Ashley (Cinderella) searches for her step-family, intent on settling their unfinished business, Emma, Hook and Henry scramble to help her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Regina attempts to bribe Mr. Hyde for information about how to defeat the Evil Queen and Snow helps Dr. Jekyll find a suitable laboratory for his work. David makes a deal with Gold and delivers a message to Belle in exchange for new information about his father. In flashback, Cinderella attends a ball and meets her prince.”

What we’d add to this is that it’s particularly exciting to see that one of her stepsisters will be played be “Chuck” alum Mekenna Melvin. Pretty much anytime we see a former “Chuck” star on a new show is a cause of celebration.