Once Upon a Time Season 5 Episode 18 Introduces Show's First LGBT Couple

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Once Upon a Time went there on Sunday night, folks.

Ruby and Dorothy

Back in September, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis teased that their ABC series would depict its first-ever same-sex kiss at some point on Once Upon a Time Season 5, with Horowitz explaining that their goal was for their show to "reflect the world as it is now.”

Fast forward a few months to Once Upon a Time Season 5 Episode 18 and Ruby and Mula teaming up to take down the Wicked Witch.

After learning that Zelena had placed Dorothy in a sleeping curse, Ruby headed to the Underworld in an attempt to save her.

As we've seen before on this drama, the only cure for such a curse would be for the subject to be touched by True Love's Kiss... and Ruby was the one to lay it on Dorothy's lips in this case.

True Love's Kiss

“True Love’s Kiss has been a staple of this show since the beginning,” Horowitz and Kitsis said about the development.

“This past Sunday’s episode was just another example of how in a fairy tale, as in life, love is love.”

While the smooch is receiving a lot of buzz this morning, the producers have continued to insist that the couple’s love story will be no different from what the series has showcased with Snow White and Prince Charming; or Emma and Hook.

This was not any kin of "very special episode," Horowitz says, adding:

"We don’t want to marginalize... What we want it to be is normal."

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