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Grimm Review: No Huffing and Puffing Here

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Finally! The Grimm Gods have bestowed us with an Eddie-centric episode in "The Three Bad Wolves."

It certainly wasn’t a disappointment, either, shining a spotlight on this character with very little need to deviate from the case of the week with unnecessary distractions. When the storytelling can layer this much in a procedural case, it gives me hope that the questions I’m asking will eventually get answered.

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Think about how much was doled out in one episode: we’ve known Eddie was reformed, but we didn’t know why or the extent of self-control he uses everyday; Grimms were alluded to being more of a family, like the creatures Nick was fighting against; And, finally, it was only a matter of time until Nick’s job is at odds with his Grimm heritage.

For Eddie, it’s a constant struggle to tote the line between reformation and regression. At what point is he potentially going to snap and let the beast within take over? Is it for love? Angelina certainly brought back some old memories and wounds. Yet, the minute he let those old emotions and lifestyle creep back up to the surface, Hap is brutally murdered.

Eddie is at the point where if he’s not keeping his life under strict regimentation he’s going to fall into a life he no longer wants to be a part of. It’s a great way of putting him continually at odds with Nick, who’s constantly diving head first into solving these cases and learning more about this hidden world.

As for Nick potentially being in a family of Grimms? Well, Aunt Marie said Nick is the last of his kind, but I find that very hard to believe with this episode. Orson told Nick “our families have never been enemies.” It could be taken in just a historical context, but it just screams to me that Nick might have some family out there he isn’t aware of.

Which brings me to the final thing Orson said to Nick, “sometimes being a cop gets in the way of what you have to do.” We’ve already watched Nick struggle with sides, and it’s only going to get murkier from here. It’s nice to see Grimm acknowledge that. Especially when you think that Nick’s life is a rather good one. How many emotional consequences will he have to endure the deeper he goes? Particularly when you consider Aunt Marie and Eddie as examples.

Finally, the only negative “Bad Wolves” gave me is that there’s yet another bad guy on the loose. Is there a secret hideout where they all meet in case of being on the lam from Grimms? Yes, Angelina was a fun character, but do we really need her for another (potential) episode? Sure, Eddie loves her, but that seemed to mostly die along with Hap.

Other thoughts:

  • Eddie and Angelina... in the park... doggy style. It’s like an X-rated version of Clue.
  • Mud baths. Nice cliché!
  • The trailer and storybook made a comeback!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (35 Votes)

Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Angelina (Angel) - Thanks a million, Lara! You are super triaceve and amazing to work with. It was a breeze to do this session, especially since we both aren't really picture people. We are ecstatic to have you capture our wedding.P.S. I hope Carlitos is feeling better. He sounds adorable. Also, the black dress is from Badgley Mischka.

Fortyseven

Great episode. I like Newman.

Joyeful

I completely agree with this review; this was the best episode yet. One of the overarching themes of this show seems to be individuality - no one person is representative of their entire family. Nick's not as ruthless as other Grimms, Eddie isn't like other Blutbaden, we had the dad in the three bears episode, the violinist in the last episode, etc. That's going to make Nick's job very hard, especially if he's has to kill the bad creatures - he can't make sweeping judgements. There must be other Grimms - I'm looking forward to when he meets the others. And I'm still waiting for Juliette to become useful somehow...

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This episode wasn't bad at all. In fact, up until now, I still wasn't certain if I liked this show or if it plot was really sustainable; but, now I'm seeing a lot of potential. Otherwise, I really liked Hap and had hoped he would have been a recurring character, but I guess we will have to settle for loose cannon Angelina.

Farsia2010

aunt Marie said that there are more Grimms from the start they are just not in touch.
thnx god there was very little Hank and Juliette.
lots of Eddie is a good thing, it was about time to give the guy some depth except his brilliant comedic side. i do wish Nick would have killed her though, she is the bad one, she killed Orson's brothers for fun! it is a good thing that they are not afraid to end the eps with not complete closer but i do wish that they would tell us if that Goat guy escaped or not and if he did, i wish they would sort of show Nick with a secret file in his van where he keeps his ongoing Grimm investigations. just so that we see that he didn't forget.
i did feel sorry for Eddie though, his reformed life seems to be very lonely and Nick is truly his only friend now that it is apparent that his own kind doesn't look at reformed life with any sort of understanding.
i really do love this show and i understood the choice not to over complicate the overall arc but it is time to kinda tell us what the hell does Raynard want with Nick, why does he not kill him? does he wants to use him as bait and catch other Grimms with his help or sth?
i was a little disappointed that that French Reaper actually left, i was hoping for a face off with Nick dragging something else out of our Monster Captain.
i am glad that they aren't showing the whole Hank/monster lawyer romance, it keeps up the suspense and i bet it will just blow up at some point and we will be there to be shocked along with Nick. oh and when Nick came home and the neighbor was there with her dog i half expected her to turn into sth, i absolutely loved it.
can't wait until the next ep. the atmosphere was perfect as usual, the settings was artfully created, i have to give a separate round of applause to the set designer.

Grimm Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

Nick: Munroe, it's Nick, open up!
Eddie: Maybe I should get you your own key.

Orson: This isn't between you and me.
Eddie: Then what's with the shotgun?

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