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Grimm Review: Obstacles, Clingers, and Disgust

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"The Thing With Feathers" accomplished one thing: being one of the first shows to truly make me sick to my stomach. I can handle a lot of what television throws at me, and not much makes me actually get dry the heaves.

Rosalee and Monroe

But watching Robin, and seeing that tube stuffed down her throat? While not the nastiest thing in the world, once it was combined with the pump and its sound effects, I nearly lost my dinner. Congratulations Grimm, I’m officially grossed out.

Please don’t try to top it.

Surprisingly, Nick slicing the egg out of Robin’s throat didn’t bother me in the slightest.

Getting to the episode, not much happened this week, and for the most part Grimm suffered because of it. Most of it is due to the unresolved obstacles between Nick and Juliette. I’m all for characters growing further apart as the secrets one or more of them harbor continue to pile on and on, but when it happens too quickly or things begin to get out of hand it’s time to change things up or resolve it.

Grimm has reached that point.

Nick has embraced being a Grimm, there’s no question about it, he has taken on the responsibility without knowing what exactly he’s getting himself into, and his intentions are noble from both sides: he wants to protect Juliette from getting harmed from this new aspect of his life and being a Grimm helps him be a better Detective. Having Nick pulled from all of those directions has made for some great obstacles. But with the amount of danger Juliette is being put in episode after episode how much longer is she going to be unnecessarily kept in the dark?

Juliette has to be given credit for acknowledging the rift that is developing between her and Nick, and turning down his engagement because of it. I’m glad she did so, it’s not fair to either of them, and their marriage won’t work if they begin it built on a bed of lies that keeps expanding by the day. Hopefully, with this newfound rejection Nick will begin to consider bringing Juliette in on the secret.

The other thread running through this episode is Hank’s greater and greater obsession with Adalind, and just like “Island of Dreams,” I’m still not impressed with Hank. I know his stage five clinger status isn’t his fault, but at least make it fun. Right now it’s mostly awkwardness and some secondhand embarrassment from bearing witness to it.

Thankfully, Adalind is fun to watch.

A Few More Thoughts:

  • Does anyone else want Nick, Eddie, and Rosalee to open up a PI business and hunt down the weird and unexplained over Nick being a cop? This idea is beginning to sound like a Buffy spinoff.
  • Nick getting a wifi signal in the forest for Facetime must be another Grimm ability.
  • What were the passports for in Rosalee’s brother’s shop?
  • Wu enjoyed some paperclips for lunch today. What will he eat next week?

Review

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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (35 Votes)

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

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Hank is still a bore, but at least now he seems to be a plot device, so I am willing to see where that lead us, I think that that is leading to the season finale (along with Juliette knowing Nick's secret) above all, I am loving how the players seem to be getting into place for the finale, and I am curuous how far they are going to take Griffin. Not really my favorite episode of the season, but with Juliette's turn down and Hank's thrall, I am excited to see what it's building up too. Monroe and Rosalee are all kinds of cute and the feeling that Nick is getting a gang is so good to me XD, also the mystery of Rosalee's brother seems to be related with the climax of this season. Need for Renard! Also, Adalind is becoming quite the interesting antagonist, even if at first I didn't buy it from the actress.

Fortyseven

Yes,I hope the rift between Juliette and Nick comes to a head. Hank is just a void. I don't know if its the character or the actor or what but Nick needs a new partner. Wu's eating paperclips! I found the projectile acid? by the Black Widow/Acker more gross. Monroe was jealous that Nick called Rosalie :). A Nick, Eddie, and Rosalie supernatural detective agency would be fun.

Joyeful

@Nick - I had to cover my eyes whenever that pump was going and the girl was being forcefed...it seriously made me wanna hurl. Grimm gets grosser and grosser with every episode. I love it!
Grimm superpower - WiFi/mobile connection. HAHAHAHA I liked the break from the crime procedural. I thought this was Juliette's best episode so far, and I liked that she was strong enough to put a hold on Nick's proposal. Eddie and Rosalee make a GREAT pair; that was a stroke of casting and writing genius. Hank was a little more bearable, but still off...I'm sorry, I just don't find him convincing. Captain Renard, however...holy smokes, just when I thought he couldn't get hotter...what was with him seducing Adalind? I really like how hard it is to figure him out.

Farsia2010

@Doe-Rae-Me
Juliette can't be a Grimm because then they would be relatives and it would be gross!

Farsia2010

maybe now we can get rid of Juliette! pls!
and the Grimm team is really rocking! egg labour was great and Hank is still a bore, maybe they will kill him off.
the paperclip was hilarious. i wander why non of this objects he ate so far didn't land him in the hospital?

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Nick and Julia need to talk. Nick needs to come clean and put all the facts out there for Julia. I think he'd be surprised to find Julia is already aware of what is happening, she is just unable to admit it to herself, yet. I am not completely convinced that Julia is an average, "normal" human. She seems to be drawn to otherworldly things, as if she can sense them. For example, Julia was sitting in the car, but could sense something off about the neghbors, it was an uneasy feeling she could still sense when she was looking out the cabin window. Julia has shown her willingness to carry a gun, and learn how to use it. If Nick is honest with her, I don't think he will lose Julia. I think the truth will set Julia "free", and they will realize that maybe she's a Grimm too. Then Nick and Julia can work as a team, and make Grimm babies. They make a good team.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Juliette rejecting the proposal was entirely right. She clearly sees that something is up and that something is going on and that Nick is not telling everything. Marriage can't be based on secrets. And till Nick trusts her enough to let her in, there's no point of even marrying each other. Its nice to see a strong and capable normal woman in the show that is not treated like trash.

Grimm Season 1 Episode 16 Quotes

Nick: That's weird.
Juliette: Glad you said it first.

Hey Nick, I thought a vacation for you meant a vacation for me.

Monroe
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