We all know Once Upon a Time loves an origin story, and this one sure is sad.
In the Sunday, Oct. 9 episode, Once Upon a Time revisits Cinderella (Jessy Schram) to learn a bit more about her background. In the exclusive clip above, we find out how she got her name. Basically, her stepmother and stepsisters are big jerks. Classic Cinderella.
You see, her prized possession, a gown from her mother, was unceremoniously destroyed by her evil step-family. Ella + cinders = Cinderella.
The episode, titled "The Other Shoe," finds a lot of families reuniting thanks to the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories. Ashley/Ella seeks help from Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Hook (Colin O'Donoghue), and Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) to find her step-family in order to settle some unfinished business "before it's too late."