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Once Upon a Time Recap: Mulan and Ruby Return in "The Bear King"

By Jim Donnelly | Nov 16th, 2015

Welcome to the official Once Upon a Time recap for Season 5, Episode 9 “The Bear King” (original airdate November 15, 2015). Arthur tells Zelena they can get the help they need in a far off land called DunBroch. This is where Merida’s father, Fergus, was given an enchanted helm that would make it so others would follow him. He also called upon Mulan to teach his daughter how to fight. See the results of these actions in the Magical Moments recap below.

Inspiring Message: In the past, Merida asks her father how he inspires others to fight in deadly battles. Fergus looks down at the enchanted helm he holds in his hand before answering. He then says that if the warriors believe their king is ready to die for the cause first, then it must be worth the fight and the risk.

In the Red: Mulan heads over to the witch’s home for information on the mystery knight who killed Merida’s father. A wolf is waiting for her. Mulan realizes this beast needs a nudge to realize who she is. A boiling cauldron spill creates an amazing transformation. The wolf becomes a beauty named Ruby. Her friends call her “Red.”

Heartfelt Reunion: Mulan admits that she lost her way due to a broken heart. Ruby offers to have her join her on her journey to help with this problem. As for Merida, she uses a gift from the witch to have a conversation with her father. Fergus admits that he chose to not use magic because of his daughter.

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