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Grimm Review: Warm and Fuzzy

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Now I can add the traits warm and fuzzy to Eddie’s personality.

Just like last week, "Let Down Your Hair" dished out plenty of Eddie time, and once again Grimm benefited from it, all while expanding on plot threads from previous episodes.

Deep in the Woods
Before delving into the case and Eddie, let me say I was happy to see the scared plumber come back into the picture - and he brought friends no less! The more creatures who know Nick is a Grimm, and where he lives now, help heighten the stakes between Nick’s dual lives. Which means it’s only a matter of time until they figure out where he works, and that makes for some fun storytelling from many different angles.

The case gave us (in what I hope isn’t a rare occurrence) a chance to see Eddie working out in the field with Nick, further explaining what it’s like to be one of these creatures. Well, at least from the Blutbaden perspective. Rapunzel, who’s been lost in the woods for years, is probably scared of this side of her, and doesn’t know if she’s alone in these feelings.

Thankfully, warm and fuzzy Eddie came to her rescue, just like Flynn Rider! It’s awesome to see Eddie becoming such a fully developed character. He’s gone from enemy number one, to comic relief, to confidante and now to nurturing. Not bad for a character only seven episodes in.

And a funny thing happened along the way: Nick let his emotions and kinder side break through. We’ve watched him nurture and joke with Juliette before, but for the most part his cop persona shines through for his investigations. With Holly, he was more concerned for her safety and her health rather than trying to arrest her for the murder of a drug dealer.

Speaking of character changes, Hank felt a little off kilter at times in this episode. His personality doesn’t really feel set in stone yet, and it seems since he was with Wu most of the time, Wu’s cheesy one-liners rubbed off on him. Seriously, I counted about four all in a row at the beginning.

Thankfully, they were balanced out with some nice moments of him doing his absolute best to make sure Holly was reunited with her mother. All of those memories from nine years ago of putting his missing person’s case on the shelf flashing across Hank’s face offered a nice moment of poignancy that Grimm hasn’t ventured into.

Over the last two episodes, Grimm has found a storytelling pace that really works, and it’s beginning to offer payoffs to plot elements laid out weeks ago. Now if only I can figure out if Juliette is an evil-doer and Renard would actually do something fairy tale-ish...

Other thoughts:

  • Did anyone else get a bunch of Hunger Games vibes from this episode? If only Rapunzel had a bow like Katniss.
  • Eddie’s love of Christmas? Totally awesome.
  • Is this where Rumplestiltskin hides his pot farm?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (33 Votes)

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

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Great story Richard. I just mentioned you to smoeone about that left the country and came back part of your history. She wanted to hear more. I didn't know more, had checked several years ago on the Internet and couldn't find anything. Glad to see you are alive and well. I think she will like your poem about the Gulf blowout.

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I like Hank. I am waiting for when he and Juliette figure out what's going on so that they can be a greater part of the story. The writers of Grimm need to figure out a loophole so that normal people can see monsters, otherwise this will all seem like delusions.

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I LOVE this show!! Eddie is just perfect! Stories are really creative and interesting. Please keep it coming.

Joyeful

This was my favourite episode so far. The more Eddie we get, the better we all are! It was also great to see Nick outside of the police procedural element - just having him in that treehouse added loads to his character. I like that Hank had a couple poignant scenes, but I still think he needs to be integrated more into the main story line as opposed to just the procedural aspect.

Realdiehl

Yeah, what DID happen to that guy who owns the doggie wash? Hopefully someone found him. Eddie is: A cellist, A Christmas Decor Zealot, A collector of antique model trains, A blutbad who can tear your limbs off, An amateur herbalist, and a reluctant hero. Great character! I look forward to Nick showing up at his house because you never know what new facet of Eddie is going to be revealed. What's next? A painter? A sculptor? The host of a local book club? A TV Fanatic staff writer? I thought the scenes with Hank and Holly's mother were nice. It gave us a little more info to help fill out his character.

Fortyseven

Great episode. Loved Eddie's house and Santa reveal.

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This was one of the best episodes of "Grimm" yet, with Eddie getting more screentime (the revelation about Santa was great!) and Nick fleshing out a bit more from his cop persona. Now Hank needs to find out about - or at least start getting suspicious about - Nick's double life as a monster hunter, and he really needs to meet Eddie so that Eddie can get pulled further into the fold.

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what the hell is up with all this spam ads in the comments! i know you guys probably can do nothing about it and it isn't your fault but they are freaking annoying!!
the ep was super though, love Nick, bored of his useless girl toy and his partner who is just a seriously bad actor.

Farsia2010

loved the ep as usual, but nothing can make Hank now seem boring for me. he is such big lump of nothingness walking around around that i actually stopped noticing him all together.
Nick and Eddie story this ep was amazing, they both bring out so much in each each other. keep it coming!!! the girl was casted perfectly, just beautiful enough to be sweet and vulnerable and rough enough to be a blutebud, with big expressive eyes. perfect!
i agree though, it is about time Rayder did anything and they really what to show where is that thing with Hank dating the hexenbeist going! on an off note, is anybody else wondering what happened to the guy the two knuckle draggers (aka brothers)kidnapped. i didn't notice anybody rescuing him? but i guess now that they are dead, their house will be searched and he will be found, but it would have been nice if they actually showed or told us about it. but i do think that this ep is my favourite so far, it didn't leave me with mixed feelings about the monster of the week and for once the bad guys were actually completely human and had no actual contact with any beasts (well except when she killed or bit them), we were actually given two entirely different story lines and both had humans as the evildoers! great job!! but i want Nick to kick some bad beast's butts, i want to see him be a grimm and not a cop every now and then and kill off some of the bad ones instead of loosing them or arresting them.

Grimm Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Nick: I'm going back out there, and I want you to come with me.
Eddie: How did I know you were gonna say that?
Nick: Munroe, if she is something like you I cannot risk someone else's life taking them out there.
Eddie: Apparently you're willing to risk mine.

Weird vibes out here.

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