Grimm > Grimm Review: Of Reapers and Reasons > Comments Page 2
I thought it was interesting that Renard went along on the mission and ended up killing the suspect with a shotgun. It made me wonder if he was actually silencing someone who could hurt his position. Renard's reason for allowing Nick to survive and work on the police force may come out in the coming weeks and his young female prosecutors will be back in action. The byplay between Nick and Renard is necessary for this series to continue. I like the fact that the audience is in on the secret but Nick is not. Shouldn't Nick see Renard in his creature form, though?
I really enjoyed this episode - mostly because of Nick. I love watching him embrace his Grimmhood and using that to intimidate the "creatures". He gets a little more bad-ass every episode. David Giuntoli is really finding what works.
I also found Hank was a little more wooden than usual, but not terrible. Juliette was the most pleasant surprise; they used her well in this episode. Seems like her future is shaping up.
Okay - when Renard brought a freakin' rifle to the trailer, we knew things would get real. And when he shot the guy before he had time to breathe, things were definitely on.
I'm thinking Renard as a reaper is sort of an analogue to Nick as a Grimm. They both have a conscience. I think Nick sounds like the first Grimm to consider the monsters and their circumstances; he doesn't kill first and ask questions later. Renard treats Nick that way, he realizes Nick isn't really a threat to all creatures, just the bad ones. That's probably why he's protecting him.
It was fascinating to watch Nick really being a Grimm first and a cop second for the first time. Before the creatures have committed crimes that the cop in him could comprehend or even have been victims themselves, but killing a lot of teenagers and ingesting human organs would be horrific crimes for even the most hardened cop to comprehend. These crimes would make anyone ask "What kind of monster could do that?" And Nick KNOWS this time it's a literal monster that he's in a position to stop. I don't think it's a coincidence that Renard got the warning at the same point when Nick is starting to really embrace the Grimm part of who he is. It's going to be interesting to see how all of that unfolds...
I really liked the episode, but there wasn't enough Eddie. They really need to find a way to integrate him into the other parts of Nick's life - maybe by introducing him to Juliette or having Hank see a creature of what it is?
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