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Grimm Review: The Game Changer

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Nick’s fate in "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm" might have become obvious in the final minutes of the finale, but watching those suspicions play out didn’t lessen the weight of it. They only made it more exciting.

Hunting the Undead

Nick’s capture was a complete game changer because it affects everyone - and his potential trip back to Europe is exciting because it opens up the opportunity to learn more about the Royal Family aside from Eric and Renard’s spy. It’s an opportunity to learn all about the rich, but completely elusive, backstory Grimm has been building over the course of the series.

Speaking of Renard and Eric, the scenes between them were fabulous. The tension and underlying anger between the two, and Renard’s nonexistent place within the family, was palpable, with Eric as manipulative as ever, attempting to bait Renard with a real place in the family.

Renard has been very protective of Nick and completely immune to all of his family’s advances. And Nick out of Renard’s protection provides an opportunity to know what his real goals and plans are and if everyone else really can trust him.

The newer dynamic between Juliette and Nick is a welcome change of pace from the rest of Grimm Season 2 (even if I’m still bitter about the incredibly boring journey it took to get here), but with the season now complete where things (might) be heading in Juliette’s arc isn’t quite as poor as I originally assumed.

There’s a bit of beautiful symmetry to all of it. Juliette has taken a long journey towards remembrance and acceptance of Nick and what his life entails only for him to be ripped out of her life just as things were getting good for them. This abduction gives Juliette a chance to find Nick and bring him out of his own state of loss. It also increases Juliette’s chances of working with the rest of Team Nick to ease her learning curve.

Adalind’s journey to regain her powers entered its final phase as she and Stefania knowingly led Frau Pech down a path of deception. There was a moment there that I believed Frau Pech had won, but Stefania’s increasingly longer monologue of their plan made it obvious they knew Frau Pech had taken their bait.

But Adalind’s fate is still very confusing. Adalind basically confirms she’s about to regain her powers, but the cost of doing so is relatively unknown. Yes, she killed Frau Pech and they have her still beating heart, but does she still have a royal baby inside of her? Has her contract been fulfilled?

Two More Observations:

  1. Once again, Nick has the good sense to keep the key away from the Royal Families, but with everyone still in the car waiting for him it might not make a difference. They could easily follow Team Nick back to the spice shop.
  2. Juliette's addition to the team was a welcome change if only because it gives Rosalee some much needed female company in a sea of testosterone. Their small "learning curve" exchange was awesome, as they worked surprisingly well together for only really knowing each for such a short time.

What are you thoughts on the season finale?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (65 Votes)

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

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I just finished the awesome finale. Loved every bit except the end but I have a feeling they may not get him out of the country because Renard is probably right behind them! Good cliff hanger though that can play out many ways. I did love the little snarky comment after the screen blacked out with "to be continued". Cheeky and a kick ass way to end it. Now to marathon season 1 and 2 back to back! :)

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Excellent ending to Grimm! Looking forward to the fall

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A lacklustre finale to top a lacklustre season.

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I love the show and *loved* this episode! No one ever said our beloved Nick was the sharpest scythe in the Reaper's shed. Thank the gods he's pretty, g. Still, if he hadn't been distracted by the shiny passport, we wouldn't have something so potentially delicious to look forward to in the Fall!

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Loved the episode and can't wait until next season 3. Only issue is Nick chasing the blowfish guy across the trailers. When he looked up and saw him on the trailer, why didn't he just pull his gun and shoot? Boom, wesan blowfish voodoo guy is done!

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OH MAN IT'S ABOUT TIME...........FOR MAMA GRIMM TO SHOW UP! RENARD NEEDS TO HELP HER AND GET TO AUSTRIA TO SAVE HIS ASS......THANK GOD NICK GAVE ROSALEE THE KEY AND HID IT IN HER SHOP. THAT'S THE REASON WHY ERIC CAME TO PORTLAND TO CAPTURE NICK AND GET THE KEY. AS FOR ADALIND AND THE OLD LADY......DID SHE DIE ''PROTECTING'' ADALIND AND THE BABY? AND DOES SHE (AD) HAVE HER POWERS BACK?..........I REALLY LOVE THIS EP. AND I'M JUST THINKING HOW THIS IS GOING PLAY OUT.....SEASON 3 HURRY UP!

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great final......I'm definitely hoping that its Mamma that comes and kicks some serious Eric butt to get her baby boy back!!!

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LOVED this finale! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Agree with everything the reviewer wrote. My only confusion is over why Eric wants Nick, *one* Grimm. Doesn't he have Grimms of his own over there in Europe? That's what we've been told for 2 seasons - that Grimms work for Royals to control wesen. If they don't have any Grimms on their payroll (which could be the case, considering how Eric treats his staff), I anticipate their power would decline rapidly because they wouldn't be able to control the wesen. Have the Grimms been on strike during the worldwide recession? Maybe this is how Royals have treated Grimms all along, and Nick just wasn't aware of it. Excited for season 3!

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cont...not everyone is an America's Got Talent fan. I really don't want to see it every day of the week all summer long!

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I knew Stefania had the upper hand over Frau Pech. I really like Stefania. Stefania vs. Adalind should be good next year if the writers write it. That has been my complaint about Grimm. They hint at great storylines but never do anything with them. I hope they have learned from the wasted whole season of Juliette. Renard and Eric was great. Should have shown more of them this year and less Juliette and Renard. So Eric wants the Grimm. I think Renard knows that is what his brother is after and that was why he was following him. Renard is going to save Nick somehow. Renard is not stupid enough to believe his family really cares for him. Next season I hope the writes do a better job. Is it just me but does Rosealee seem annoyed when ever Juliette is around? Hey maybe Kelly will show up at the end to stop Nick from being shipped to Europe???? Please show mamma Kelly more next year. Also please show returns of this show during the summer--maybe even season one? Not everyone loves AGT!

Grimm Season 2 Episode 22 Quotes

Oh Come On, You Knew This Was Coming

Ending

Rosalee: Juliette?
Juliette: Learning curve.
Rosalee: Works for me.

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