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."
Viewers will also get to see Cinderella attend the ball and meet her prince, while Regina (Lana Parilla) further attempts to defeat the Evil Queen. Then there's David (Josh Dallas) who makes a deal with Gold (Robert Carlyle)—is that ever a good idea?—and delivers a message to Belle (Emilie De Ravin) in hopes of getting new information about his father.
Schram made her Once Upon a Time debut in 2011's "The Price of Gold" where Ella struck a deal with Rumple after he killed her fairy godmother.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.