|Hair color:||Graying brown|
|Portrayed by:||Eric Keenleyside|
|First appearance:||"Skin Deep"|
|Latest appearance:||"The Crocodile"|
Moe French is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the twelfth episode of the first season. He is portrayed by guest star Eric Keenleyside, and is the Storybrooke counterpart of Sir Maurice.
When he eventually fails to make a payment to his landlord, Mr. Gold, Mr. Gold decides to take Moe's truck. Moe attempts to stop Gold's henchmen, but he is forced to jump out of the way or risk being run over. This heartless act angers Moe greatly.
Regina Mills witnesses the whole thing and approaches Moe. She subtly suggests robbing Mr. Gold in revenge; ill advice that he follows. However, Mr. Gold discovers the theft and the stolen items very quickly. Emma Swan, the town sheriff, goes to Moe French's home and collects all of the stolen items from him—all but one item. Mr. Gold notices this and becomes dangerously quiet.
Mr. Gold kidnaps and brings him to an abandoned cabin. He shoves him to the ground, gagged and bound, and asks who gave him the idea to steal "it" and where it is, which Moe doesn't seem to know what Mr. Gold means by "it". Mr. Gold rips the duct tape off of Moe's mouth, and Moe begins to protest, saying that it wasn't his fault. This seems to snap something within Gold. He starts beating him with his cane, yelling at him about someone he refers to as "she".
Before he can beat him to death, Emma Swan steps in and arrests Mr. Gold for physical battery. Moe is rushed to the hospital, where he is put in a full-body cast. ("Skin Deep")
Upon remembering his true identity after the dark curse was broken, Moe searches for his daughter Belle. He has no success until Mr. Gold comes to his flower shop saying he is looking for Belle, who had just gone missing, and just wants to know she is okay. Moe rebukes Mr. Gold, and at some point, hires William Smee to find his missing daughter. Smee succeeds in doing this, and daughter and father are tearfully reunited. But when Moe demands that Belle leave Mr. Gold permanently, Belle refuses, saying that she is her own person and her father cannot tell her what to do. Moe sadly orders Smee to take her to the town line and across it so she will forget who she is and who Mr. Gold is.
Later, David Nolan, Ruby, and Mr. Gold return to the flower shop, where after being assaulted by Mr. Gold. Moe confesses he had Smee take Belle across the town boundary. With Moe in tow, everyone runs to the mines, where Mr. Gold barely saves Belle from losing her memory. In addition to being angry with Mr. Gold, she tells Moe she never wants to see him again for what he attempted to do to her. ("The Crocodile")
- The name "Moe" is of English origin derived from the name "Maurice" and itself derived from the Latin name "Marus" that means "dark-skinned".
- The surname "French" is of French origin derived from the surname "de Freynes" and itself derived from the word "fraxinus" that means "ash-tree".
- His flower company is called "Game of Thorns", a reference to the television series Game of Thrones, which Jane Espenson wrote one episode for.
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