Grimm Review: Staying in Town

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It's too bad NBC didn’t premiere Grimm with back-to-back episodes. Because "The Kiss" kicked off right where “Bad Teeth” concluded.

But, when you’re premiering in August and only have so many episodes to go around, this is the result. Still, no complaints are needed. So let’s get on to the good stuff...

Juliette Sleeps

Goodie 1: Widening the Nets
You have to wonder why Grimm would bother with bringing the FBI in to investigate first the case, along with the murder of its agents. and tonight showed us why: to get Nick in that interrogation room.

The Feds asked all the right questions, and, of course, Nick had all the right answers. Nick as a character possesses all the right kinds of skills to succeed as a Grimm. Not only is he quick on his feet and good at kicking major Wesen butt, but his experience as a detective gives him the ins and outs of police work. In some ways he could be compared to Dexter.

So the Federal Agents didn’t intimidate Nick because he knew what they were going to ask him, and he already had a plan to get out of it. Even so, there were small little hints that this will still come back to bite him, but not necessarily in a way that be bad; rather in a way that can expand the scope of the show. Last week illuminated us to what the royal families are doing and why they are searching for: the keys.

If the scope of the show is to expand, the police force needs to broaden as a result, and Portland PD doesn’t have the jurisdiction the US Government does.

Goodie 2: More Layers of Captain Renard are Peeled Away
It looks like we’ve finally gotten to see what Renard is hiding, and he has a Wesen form; however, Adalind’s mom brought up a good point: he’s almost human, and she told Mama B that he’s a bastard of the royal family.

Renard’s Terminator-esque appearance makes me wonder if his royal blood and his other half makes him some type of hybrid creature, and he, therefore, can’t fully commit to either trait. Which would make him almost human.

Even for all of those revelations about him there is still very much that is up in the air. Renard knows his family sent the saber tooth Frenchman to take care of Nick, but Renard’s side is still murky. Is he patiently keeping Nick alive so he can gain prominence in a family that might consider him illegitimate and not the rightful heir?

Goodie 3: Changing Family Dynamics
Juliette is saved! But she doesn’t remember Nick, which is not surprising since we saw Nick fade from her memory last week. I’m guessing since she was given a true love’s kiss (if this were Once Upon A Time) by Renard that she may end up feeling a connection towards him rather than Nick, and that assumes that is the only thing that is different with her.

The other dynamic is Mama Burkhardt now working her own plan behind the scenes without Nick’s knowledge, while having the coins in her possession. Though it is not for certain that she saw Renard walk out of Adalind’s Mom’s house, it’s the only thing that makes sense right now. She knows the family are after the keys and the treasure, her son has a key, she now knows a royal lives in Portland. She’s probably put it all together.

Other thoughts:

  • Both Monroe and Rosalee seemed to gain approval from Mom tonight. Monroe keeping the doctors busy and Rosalee giving her a stern talking to and a hug.
  • “Monalee” continue making their adorable chemistry known with awesome lines such as:
    Monroe: Cheapskate doesn't realize how close she came to getting her throat ripped out.
    Rosalee: That's so sweet, maybe later. | permalink

What did you think of tonight’s Grimm?


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 (84 Votes)

BEST SHOW BESIDES PERCEPTION! Acting is great, writing is wonderfully creative, differently cleaver, and interestingly compelling. D and R are great together! Love the humor side of R! This is a keeper like Perception. Noway is it even close to Angel or Buffy, far superior to those!!!


This series has been awesome. I can't believe the action scenes, wow. Kudos to the actors and the writers. I'm so glad the new season has begun.

Kitanishi h mcdonald

So I guess Nick and Juliette will have to fall in love all over again which would technically bring her memories back? That could be a fascinating storyline. Either way I smell Angel Season Two level of angst in store for this season. Uhh, this show has improved so much since pilot.asadsdasfasdasdfas.


Last week I was already to say Renard is a good I am not sure again. I think your theory is correct or more fear it because it means he will sell out Nick in the end. I hope he comes to a different conclusion because of his time amonst the peasants. i am thinking he & hellboy have a lot in common...did you see 1 color he turned was valentine red. I am also hoping Mama Burkhardt sticks around...I couldn't help thinking that while she & Rosalee might meet a common ground that her and Juliet might not (and we would be torn or at least I would be because I couldn't stand her at first and really liked her by the end of the first season).


nick & his mom's fight with the mauvais dentes was insane!!! as was his mom's fight with adalind's mom. those were some insane stunts! also, thank you grimm for finally giving the captain something to do! can't wait to read sasha roiz's tweets tonight about what it was like to film that episode, such a good one!


Yes I love Monalee in this episode. I am also falling in love with the mother and hope they make her a regular. They had to make me smile that Juliette is awake only to crush it again. I would like to know how come only royalty can awake Juliette. Nice castle the Renard family have and I was freak out by Captain wesen form.

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Grimm Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

Monroe: Cheapskate doesn't realize how close she came to getting her throat ripped out.
Rosalee: That's so sweet, maybe later.

It feels like it was just yesterday I was crashing through my window to introduce myself to him.