Grimm Review: One Memory At A Time

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"Ring of Fire" keeps the serial elements to a minimum for Grimm Season 2.

With Hank and Rosalee taking a break from the canvas, the most unlikely of trios formed to keep Portland safe and weird: Renard, Monroe, and Nick.

Overwhelming Memories

While serial elements accomplish two things: the first being it keeps reviews and the analysis fresh, and the second being is I enjoy storytelling that moves at a faster pace. In the course of a 22-episode season, however, it’s sometimes refreshing to take a small step away from season long plots to just have an enjoyable time with a show and characters you love.

It was basically like guys night out, but in typical Grimm fashion.

The serial elements that are here focused entirely on Adalind and Juliette. Juliette’s memories are both sweet and annoying. By taking one memory at a time we get to see Nick and Juliette back when things are good for them. This flashback brings me back to a time when I actually enjoyed her character, yet the way Juliette gets to this point is contrived.

The memories of Nick are overwhelming her, and that’s not the problem. The biggest problem is Juliette needs to first break things off with Nick and then seek guidance with Spiritual Grandma… who tells her the painfully obvious of taking one memory at a time.

The legitimate reasons why Juliette needs to break up with Nick and be told the painfully obvious are few and far between, and it’s continually damaging to her character. Build up is one thing, but I don’t need painful, six month long ‘90s-esque soap opera storyline stalls to bring Juliette to just about the same point in time to where she was last season.

Adalind’s story focuses on Frau Pech and how much she can get for her royal baby. Adalind, much like Juliette, is focusing on her past, and she’s willing to give up her baby to the highest bidder so long as they can find a way to get her Hexenbiest powers back. It makes me wonder, since her baby is predominantly Hexenbiest if Adalind is coming up to a crossroad. The baby could be the answer to having a fresh set of powers, but at what cost to the baby?

A Few More Thoughts:

  • NBC has cancelled Ready for Love, and Grimm will be heading to Tuesdays at 10 starting April 30th for the rest of the season.
  • More Bud scenes please.
  • “El Diablo” is unlike anything we’ve seen even in Grimm’s world. 


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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (36 Votes)

I live in Texas and this show did not air. I am happy they are moving the show to Tuesday I think it will do better in the ratings since it does ok on Fridays with no help. Fashion Stars really?! My problem is they only did 22 shows this season. My other problem is Juliette. Rosealee is the good girl, smart, funny, pretty, kicks butt when needed and holds her own. Plus her and Monroe are just so cute together. Adilend is the bad girl, smart, funny, evil, pretty, kicks butt when needed and holds her own. Boy I hope she is not pregnant by The Captain. Juliette is the damsel in distress. Really writers this in 2013 not 1950’s! She is so old fashion and boring. I use to like Juliette but not anymore. It is like Nick’s aunt Maria said on the first show; You have got to break up with her! The writers have really missed her up this season and to tell the truth The Captain too. Both characters need a major rewrite for next season! I hope the writers are paying attention to what the fans are saying. So far this year it seems like they are not.


Loved Nick, Monroe and renard teaming up together. I am even interested in adelinds story. There is just one huge problem in this episode: Juliette.


@Nick - What do you make of NBC's decision to move Grimm to Tuesday so late in the season? I mean, Grimm was doing fairly well on Friday nights, with a loyal following and very little competition, not needing a lead-in show to keep viewers. Are they hoping that the Voice helps it?


Juliette's only storyline was all for nothing! Nick fights a volcano LOL.




If you were one of the unlucky ones who missed the episode (which sounds like most of the country :( ) NBC will be repeating it this Friday before Grimm heads to Tuesdays for the rest of the season.


That sucks I'm in NJ, and this episode did NOT air..WTF.!!


East coast didn't get this episode.


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Actually, I think it was Renard that got her pregnant when they had sex to cool off his obsession. I really hope this Juliette thing finishes soon because I also find myself just sighing and getting something to eat during her parts.

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Grimm Season 2 Episode 18 Quotes

Keeping Portland weird.


Now we know where bull-headed comes from.