"The Other Shoe" is the third episode of Season Six of ABC's Once Upon a Time, and the one-hundredth and fourteenth episode of the series overall. It aired on October 9, 2016. It was written by Jane Espenson and Jerome Schwartz, and directed by Steve Pearlman.
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.
Gus the field mouse running inside the glass "O" hamster wheel of Once Upon a Time.
In the Character's Past
In the Enchanted Forest, Ella is being forced to clean by her stepmother, Lady Tremaine, when they receive a invitation to go to a ball from the messenger Jacob, the Prince's Footman. When Ella shows them her Mother's gown, her stepsister throws it into the cinders and leaves laughing at her; Cinder on Ella equals Cinderella. Ella then sees a key drop out of the pocket of gown, which she discovers leads to a magical door through the Land of Untold Stories that belong to her Mother. During the night at the ball, Ella meets up with Snow for the first time, then encounters a handsome prince, and the two dance together. After he excused himself, Ella noticed him talking to her stepsister; Clorinda, and when Lady Tremaine tells Ella that he was making fun of her, she runs off, leaving her glass slipper.
Later that night, Gus tells Ella the key in the box, which opened up portal to the Land of Untold Stories to her closet, but Clorinda stops her because she is marrying Jacob and wants Ella to marry the prince. Clorinda wants to get away from her mother as soon as possible. When Tremaine returned home, she confronted Ella and demanded answers to where Clorinda went. She then noticed the glass slipper and used it as bait to make Ella tell the truth, and Ella gives in, but Tremaine drops the glass slipper and it shatters into pieces, and then locks Ella inside the place. The prince and Snow arrived after Gus alerted them and rescued Ella. The prince asked Ella to marry him after she apologized, but afterwards went to warn Clorinda, who was about to leave to the Land of Untold Stories with Jacob, when Lady Tremaine showed up to stab Jacob, injure Clorinda and then opens the portal to take her daughter with her.
At the mental hospital, Regina, Snow and David pays a visit to see Hyde, but discovered the Evil Queen had beaten her to the punch. Regina is upset that Zelena is keeping her other half away from her after she noticed a baby rattle that Cora gave Regina.
Over at Granny's, Emma, Henry, and Hook are joined by Ashley and her daughter; Alexandra, who is happy to help out with assimilate the new children into Storybrooke. After she stopped by to see Archie involving her visions, she runs into Sean, who tells Emma that Ashley took off, with a shotgun. Emma believes she's going after her stepfamily. With help from Henry and Hook, they start looking for Ashley by using her shoe to locate her. When they catch up with Ashley, Emma, Henry and Hook learn that Ashley wants to find her stepsister; Clorinda. Emma's hand starts shaking just as Ashley gets away, but soon the Evil Queen shows up and takes advantage of the situation by sending Emma, Hook, and David "off the chessboard."
Thanks to Henry's quick thinking, he looks at the book to find out how to bring them to Clorinda. When Ashley arrived to the stable, she finds a injured Clorinda who faked her injury, when Lady Tremaine points the shotgun at both of them. Clorinda learns that Jacob was alive and was reunited, but Lady Tremaine wasn't done and uses her cane to stab Ashley. Emma, Henry and Hook arrived and stopped Lady Tremaine from doing any more damage, and with encouragement from Henry, Emma heals Ashley. Later on, Emma asked Hook to move in with her, and he agrees.
David is still concerned over how his father died, and as he gives Snow encouragement, he visited Gold and makes a deal with him. David visits Belle and tells her about the deal and then gives Belle the gift. At the same time Snow comes up with a plan to help Jekyll, and later shows Regina a lab located in Whale's garage to prepare the plans to stop the Evil Queen. Later that night, Snow tells David about not to try to seek revenge on what happened to his father, while Belle listened to the tape from Gold. Back at the mental hospital, the Evil Queen visited Hyde again, and uses her magic to free him from the cuffs and walk out of the cell.
- The reason Lady Tremaine drags Clorinda with her to the Land of Untold Stories is because she wanted to eventually force her daughter to marry a wealthy man. Therefore she could be pampered in her old age and not have to worry.
- Lady Tremaine is given a fitting punishment of having to pick up trash, "serving" others.
- Final appearance of Dr. Whale.