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I am glad to see that the second season of Grimm is off to a gory start, and that we have Nick's Momma-Grimm to contend with, as she seems more in the old fashioned mode of Grimms who just killed Wessen and asked questions later. That said, I am also somewhat surprised with how quickly Nick accepted her and trusted her word. He doesn't know if she has a second agenda or not, whether or not she can be trusted not to kill or compromise his friends who are wessen, like Monroe and his girlfriend (who are, BTW, my favorite characters,and I am also fond of the gerbil or hamster-people, or whatever they were, the ones that kept bringing him baked goods and presents).I think Hank is going to be killed off and Nick will get a new partner, with his fiance being his off-hours partner in dealing with Grimm stuff.
Great episode. The new intro is good but doesn't need to be that long.
@daveyfreeman - Agree completely about the title sequence. I prefer last season's simpler, more sinister version. The voiceover describing the premise of the show seems dated, too.
Another positive about "Bad Teeth" - watching Sasha Roiz (Capt. Renard) speak French. LOVE THAT! Wasn't certain about the name of this week's wesen until I realized it was indeed bad teeth, in French (mauvais dentes). LOL! German I have no clue about so I never remember the names of the wesen except for Monroe. But, if you're starting to use plus de francais, tres bien!
In the end I really enjoyed this episode, great season premiere. I hope they keep it now as a serial and not so much procedural elements.
But I have to say, it strikes me as a bit strange how fast Nick and his mom are reunited and how easily Nick trusts her.
Also I think they kind of overdid it with the new title sequence, I liked the short but simple title card from season 1
Love the casting of MEMastrantonio as Nick's mother! Not only is there a resemblance in their dark eyes & hair. But, she has a great physicality and serious butt-kicking credentials as Marian in ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, which IIRC set that character during the Crusades. Don't know if the creators intended any sort of tie-in by her casting. But, it's a nice Easter egg to those of us who remember her beating Kevin Costner up onscreen!
Think the second season premiere did a decent job of reintroducing the main conflict and integrating Mama Grimm into the proceedings. You can already see the writers writing her out, though - she pretty much took over everything and kicked everyone else but Nick to the curb for the better part of the ep.
More Monroe, more Rosalee. Hank....guess they're back to not knowing what to do with him?
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I keep flip flopping on the whole status of Renard as a bad guy or not, what I think we know is that he is a son of one of the royal families but he either has been cast out (I don't think so because other vessen seem to listen when he pulls out the don't you know who I am lines) or he has a totally different philosophy than the remainder of his family. I am guessing his whole family wants to control the vessen population totally and don't even want the interference from the Grimms, but Renard doesn't see it that way and believes he needs a Grimm to really establish his 'kingdom.' He might be the actual leader of that resistance his brother referenced in torturing that guy.
I admit this episode was the bomb. At first I was a bit sketchy about Nick mother but I think he can trust her. I want to know what will happen if Nick finds out about Renard. I wish Juliette will wake up because I want her to join team Nick in the battles. I hated the cliffhanger and now I have to wait another week to see how nick will defeat that monster.
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