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Grimm Review: Enter, Mr. Sandman

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"Mr. Sandman" didn’t bring any dreams or cute things to Portland.

This is Grimm, after all. Why bring dreams when you can bring death and blindness?

The case of the week proved to be one of the greater investigations of Grimm Season 2. The idea of a man stealing the sight of people who are in periods of grief and, literally, having them lose their way all so he can find his own is pretty compelling.

Finding a New Wesen

It’s a metaphor not only for the case, but also where Grimm is at this point in its story arcs. Almost every element was accounted for: Juliette is experiencing grief over her forgotten memories or fearing what she just can’t seem to remember. Team Nick is doing its best to figure out where it fits in to Renard’s master plan, as it speculated around the dinner table, but sometimes they’re just going into things blindly.

Hopefully the metaphor ends before the stabbing.

The more thought-provoking development of the case was the precedent it potentially sets for Nick as a Grimm. When Andre blinded Nick, his sense of hearing overcompensated; and even after the cure, his heightened hearing remained. It opens up the idea of Grimms being able to absorb or inherit abilities from other Wesen in certain situations, and it’ll also come in handy when Renard talks to his brother or whispers on the phone.

Adalind is still in Vienna, and still very much pregnant. The only difference now is she’s unsure of who the father is: Renard or his brother. No matter who ends up being the father, Adalind secured herself a piece of the Wesen good life by carrying a royal.

Finally, there’s Juliette. Her hallucinations are beginning to take shape, in Nick form no less. It reminds me of an episode of The OC when Che took Seth to the woods to find his spirit animal. Anyways, if these hallucinations are indeed Juliette’s spirit animal, it is high time he leads her right back to her memories.

I’m wondering if the key to making sure Renard can break free of Juliette’s pull is also tied to her memories because, as we saw in his dream, Renard still has some infatuation with Juliette.

A Few More Thoughts:

  • That looked more like a spork to me than a spoon.
  • Love when the medical examiners pops in for a case.
  • Rosalee is quickly becoming my favorite Nick sidekick.
  • NBC, your massive ads during shows for your upcoming shows is getting out of hand. I love Revolution and The Voice, but I don’t need to see Charlie running across my screen or watch the chairs swivel in every day.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (47 Votes)

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

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Whatever the reason for the sly smirk at the end I say gimme more! Nick never looked so sexy, I played that part back over & over!

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Good episode wrt Nick & the entire team interacting. But, as far as the WOTW (Wesen of the Week), it's clear the writers just wanted to do something disgusting and didn't really think it out very well. How many South Africans emigrate within a week to Portland and don't end up leaving a trail of parasites along the way? SERIOUSLY? Were his headaches ever addressed? And, surely there would have been high media coverage of such a sickening trail of attacks in South Africa leaving victims *without eyes.* IMO, there would have been an int'l hunt for such an attacker long before he showed up on U.S. soil & Grimms in Africa should have taken care of him long ago.

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WOW......everybody is NOT liking juilette! well i'm also on that same boat her storylines are becoming a waste of time. who knows if nick and 'miss crybaby' will get back together which i HOPE not. with that said she better get her memory back cuz it's just draging the show down a bit.

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Ok when is Juliette going to kiss Nick and get this over with? Why have Nick be purified and not kiss Juliette? Who out there besides silly Juliette did not know the "ghost" was Nick? Speed this up already writers. Stop having Juliette be so dumb! I am so glad Nick is not running around her like some lost puppy. I am so glad he is moving on with his life. Love Adalind---she is so evil but the baby is Eric only problem is will he be happy about it? Will she use this baby as a why to keep both brother on a string. Not enough Renard this week for my taste. I was wondering when they would show the scene where he did not look happy to be in bed with Juliette. Love the Scooby gang having dinner together. I love the sister Casey killing the guy at the end. She was a fighter and not a wimp like Juliette! Hey maybe Casey could be a girlfriend for Nick. He needs some like her and not boring, wimpy Juliette. Lets see if next week Juliette tries to spend time with Nick.

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Pretty sure Juliette's problem right now is just her memory forcing it's way back. And I agree, I hope she either changes or leaves. I never liked Nick & Juliette together.

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on Juliet's end. At least not yet. (I still remain hopeful.) I want Juliet to stick around, but only if she's adding to the show. So far she hasn't, and I don't think there's anything she brings to the table just by getting her memory back. So I'm hoping she can get her own storyline that's actually interesting and adds to what the audience knows about the grand scheme of things. A storyline that develops her character into someone with skills or knowledge that fits into the rest of the show so she' more than just "the girlfriend". If this plot is just "Juliet gets her memory back", I'd prefer that plotline to end with "and decides to leave Nick (and the show)".

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By the way. What about the lady in this episode who saw the Wessen? She saw him turn from Wessen to human. How exactly do they explain that away? @Dreamrose I see the implications that's what Juliet is seeing is just a side-effect of Rosalee's treatment. But I think (or maybe just hope) it was a misdirect. Since both Rosalee and Monroe immediately assumed it was because of that, my first thought was that it's not at all. Would Juliet just knowing what we and the rest of the gang know be better than the Juliet who's been in the dark? My opinion is no. I don't think she fits even if she knows the truth. Her personality just doesn't belong. She doesn't have any knowledge of Wessen, and I don't know where her current skillset would be of much use. Rosalee pretty much has them covered on the medicine-ish front. I do want to like Juliet, but she's just been so boring so far. There was some potential with the Renard thing, but it didn't really pan out into anything interesting on Juliet's end. At least not yet. (I still remain hopeful.) I want Juliet to stick around, but only if she's adding to the show. So far she hasn't, and I don't think there's anything she brings to the table just by getting her memory back. So I'm hoping she can get her own storyline that's actually interesting and adds to what the audience knows about the grand scheme of things. A storyline that develops her character into someone with skills or knowledge that fits into the rest of the show so she' more than just "the girlfriend". If this plot is just "Juliet gets her memory back", I'd prefer that plotline to end with "and decides to leave Nick (and the show)".

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Juliette needs to DIE she's a boring character and serves NO PURPOSE on the show. All the other characters Hank, Nick, Munroe, Rosealee, Adalaid, Renard, Sergent Wu have a purpose. Juliette needs to go the actress is terrible and her acting is poor.

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@Dreamrose Glad to hear it seems outlandish. : ) I like how Nick's evolved into a bada$$. @joyeful HaHa nice point

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@Shelly the Turtle - I'm pretty sure what Juliette is seeing is her own memories of Nick, forcing themselves back. Which would definitely be an improvement over her current situation! Hopefully now she's in a better position to accept the reality of the whole Grimm/Wesen world. And now there are so many people to back Nick up on it, too: Monroe, Rosalee, Bud the Eisbiber, Renard, but most importantly Hank (being of normal human stock like Juliette is).

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