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Grimm Review: Key Findings

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Grimm keeps up its frantic pace in "Love Sick" as it moves towards the season finale, and not since “Last Grimm Standing” has the show been this exciting.

Nick Finds Adalind

The key, and Adalind, the parts of the puzzle that have been hanging around outside the fringes of the series since the very beginning have finally begun to work their way in to the picture. When Aunt Marie gave Nick the key, she told him to guard it with his life, and its covering hides a map. What that map is, exactly? No idea, but Burow is a town in Northern Germany.

Since so much of Grimm has been steeped in a history we’ve never really watched unfold yet, and one of the biggest reasons why so many of the Wesen act the way they do is because of lineage and family I’m beginning to wonder if the key is like a literal key to Nick’s past. If someone were to gain access to it then all of the Grimms secrets could be revealed, and if the theory that Renard and his royal family are the ones who like things to stay status quo, then they certainly don’t want someone like Nick getting in the way of how they conduct their business.

In other words, if Renard and the royal family can get their hands on the Grimms and how they conduct their business, then they are one step closer to stamping out their adversaries. That’s my theory at least.

Hank continues to hold up his title as the most boring character, and his infatuation with Adalind, while out of his control, made him boring and annoying. Grimm left us with a cliffhanger on whether or not Team Nick told him after he woke up. However, no matter how boring he ultimately is, I do admire how devoted Nick is to their partnership (and vice-versa). Nick had no problems threating and being physical with Adalind during their double date to instill fear into her. Even openly playing his Grimm card if it meant getting her to back off. It’s all the more inspiring considering who Nick is up against.

Renard continues to be a source of mystery, but his character is so crafty and fun (even likeable) that he doesn’t end up being a source of frustration. However, it seems that his craftiness is beginning to veer into desperation a little bit as he openly defied his cousin, and therefore his family, into giving up the key or the Grimm.

As for Team Nick, Rosalee and Monroe continue to be fantastic together, and the way the three of them work together is far more interesting and fun than Nick and Hank as partners. Who else would be so willing to help a Grimm and save Adalind’s victims with the world’s creepiest Neti Pot?

Finally, there’s Adalind. Her “final” showdown with Nick was a lot of fun to watch, and I assumed she was going to die, but instead only her powers “died.” Which is probably a punishment far worse than death for her, but I hope it’s an opening for her character to come back.

Other thoughts:

  • Renard’s cousin revealed his first name to be Sean.
  • Wu enjoyed some chapstick, coins, and some carpet this week. Sadly, that looks to be the last of it since Team Nick cured him.
  • I’m still curious what kind of abilities Nick has as a Grimm. He’s a very capable fighter as we’ve seen, and he can see Wesen’s true form, but are there any more?

What did you think of tonight’s Grimm? What are you theories on what is brewing in the background? Does Nick have more Grimm abilities? Does Hank now know about Nick? Let us know in the comments!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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    Loved the episode. It was great to see more of Renard and his team. Plus Monroe and Rosalee teaming up with Nick is always a lot of fun. I hope Adalind will return. She knows a lot of stuff and maybe she'll team-up with Nick? The Nick/Adalind fight was great!

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    Just a thought...if Grimm blood is so toxic to Wesen, maybe Nick should keep a few quarts of his in storage as backup so he wouldn't have to release it from his veins. Or, maybe he could coat some fake bullets with the stuff so when he fights a Wesen, he doesn't have to kill them. Just strike deep enough to put his blood in them, and they'll turn human.

    Final thought...Nick needs time off to fully go through his trailer and do some research. Most of the time, he looks like a kid trying to put together a final paper in the hour before class starts. Get ahead of the game, boy!

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    My two cents - LOVED how the "killing with Grimm blood" developed into Nick forcing Adalind to kiss him during their fight to the death. Was I the only who thought "what the h*ll?" Second, Jessica Tuck as Adalind's mother is GREAT casting. She has true horror cred, as in TRUE BLOOD, and can get down & dirty with the best of them. Finally, I disagree about Renard trying to uphold the status quo of his family. If that was his goal, why does he always kill those sent by the ruling order? It isn't the first time he's done this. I think Renard has his own agenda. Grimms seem to be part of the status quo IMO because they keep the Wesen presence in check. Looking forward to Nick finding more of his extended family in future episodes; maybe even going on a road trip!

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    Nick = Angel, Munroe = Wesley, Rosalee = Fred, Juliette = Cordelia, Hank = Gunn. David Greenwalt has made Angel 1.5. Wu is even kind of a early season two Lorne when he was just 'The Host'.

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    Sorry for the broken posts. They don't tell you how large a comment you can post. please read four posts down and read them upwards...

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    Grrr.

    Now that Hank has his own cognitive abilities back, with out Wesen ju-ju, will Hank be a "Detective" and start seeing the world around him changing? His partner's change? "How the H*** did I get in this bedroom, and WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE??!?!?" Will Hank be come a force again the the show? Or just a Wesen punching bag?

    Myself personally, I would like to see Hank start to put some of the figures together, see how they add up and become a Detective again. Not just a co-pilot to Nick. Their needs to be some tension and escalation in the relationship between the two partners, and THEN the resolution.

    Building Conflict, Tension, Escalation and then Resolution is how all great stories work.

    This is why we are all interested in the show. The story is FULL of the first three between all the characters, except Hank. I'm hoping the Hank comes back into the story in a big way.

    Comments??? Agree? disagree? Kill Hank or bring him into the story?

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    (Sorry about that, hit the submit button by mistake. to continue...)

    Nick has secrets galore. Monroe, Rosalee, capt.Renard, Adaline, the beavers, and other Wesen that come in for just one show, all have secrets and other lives they have to keep away from each other. Juliette IS a big mystery to us the viewers, does she know? what is Juliette? Human? Wesen? Something else? Is she in league with Renard? Juliette is a HUGE question mark right now, that is what is keeping us all on edge with her character.

    Now, Hank. We all know what Hank is, what the knows, and what secrets he has. Detective in Portland PD. Human. Nicks partner. No knowledge of Wesen or other abnormal events. Plain vanilla human. No mystery, no secrets, no intriguing qualities. THIS IS WHY we are all down on Hank. He brings no magic to the story. So far, Hank shows us that Humans are weak, slow, and easily killed by the Wesen.
    Hank has been under Adaline's cookie spell for the last two to three shows. Now that Hank has back his own cognitive abilities, with out Wesen ju-ju, will Hank be a "Detective" and start seeing the world around him changing? His partner's change? "How the H*** did I get in this bedroom, and WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE??!?!?" Will Hank be come a force again the the show? Or just a Wesen punching bag?

    Myself personally, I would like to see Hank start to put some of the figures together, see how they add up and become a Detective again. Not just a co-pilot to Nick. Their needs to be some tension and escalation in the relationship between the two partners, and THEN the resolution.

    Building Conflict, Tension, Escalation and then Resolution is how all great stories work.

    This is why we are all interested in the show. The story is FULL of the first three between all the characters, except Hank. I'm hoping the Hank comes back into the story in a big way.

    Comments??? Agree? disagree? Kill Hank or bring him into the story?

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    I hope this might be the place to talk about the show and what to do with the Hank character. First I love the show, the story, the unknown elements that we are discovering together. I believe Hank has a place in the story line and in Nick's life, but so far we have seen a very bad Hank. Not Russell Hornsby the actor, but rather Hank the character as the writers have given him to us.
    First off, everyone in the show has a secret, a hidden life, or something they don't want the rest of us to find out.

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    I love this show! I love Nick, Monroe and Rosalee as a team....not sure about Hank.....And I believe Aunt Marie gold Nick to get rid of Juliet.....she knew something that Nick doesn't ....I don't trust her...I think that she refused him proposal to just get him to open up....she wants to get information....that's my theory....any way I hope this series will be on for a good long while.

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    I loved this episode. I'm glad we got to see yet another dimension to Nick's abilities as a Grimm - I KNEW there had to be a big reason why the Wesen fear him so. Grimm blood can render them powerless, make them ordinary. WOW.

    The Grimm Team is fantastic! And I loved how worried Monroe was about his friend. I wonder what sort of explanation they're going to give Hank about their presence in the bedroom. Think Nick will come clean to him about his Grimmness?

    The only thing I didn't like about this episode was how neatly the Juliette/Nick thing was pushed aside. The woman just refused his proposal...and there's no awkwardness at all? Not even a little?

    Okay - so Renard wants the key. At least we have a goal now. But he also called Nick "valuable". Man, what is going through his handsome head?!?




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