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Grimm Review: Zombieland

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In what’s become typical Grimm season premiere fashion,"The Ungrateful Dead" left most everything up in the air with an ending card:

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Rosalee and Juliette

With Nick playing dead in a coffin for most of the premiere, we were stuck with the rest of the pack working to find him. It was great to see Hank, Monroe, Rosalee and Juliette together.

It’s taken a while to get everyone to their own unique role, and here everyone did so: Monroe is the best friend; Hank is the loyal and deeply dependable partner; and Rosalee brings sympathy and intelligence.

Juliette, surprisingly, was a welcome sight as well. Her and Rosalee make a good team, and without Nick to guide her she’s really on her own in this new world. It’s forcing her to grow up quickly, as Juliette tends to be a better character when her feet are against the fire. She’s trying to contribute in whatever way she can rather than being a hindrance when the wool was pulled over her last season.

Renard told his family spy to go through with the plan now that they have Nick and this small act of rebellion against his family is making me start to believe that he has more of an allegiance towards Nick’s small group than his royal family. Of course, there’s a lot of bad blood between Renard and the royals, but Renard’s been pretty loyal to Nick since his identity has come out into the open. He might think of Nick as a pawn in his game, but I'm starting to believe he genuinely cares for Nick.

Adalind’s time as a human may have finally come to an end. Claire Coffee mentioned in an interview that Adalind’s Hexenbiest powers shield her from human emotions - and that’s gotten me thinking about her pregnancy and time as a human. She made a nearly unimaginable deal: the baby for her powers. Yet, she’s been living with the baby as a human with emotions – what becomes of her if she decides she wants the baby after giving birth or feeling it for the first time?

Finally, there’s zombie Nick. In a word: awesome. The zombie process has completely transformed him and his Grimm powers have done so in a different way from the zombie groupies. He’s full of rage like the other zombies – he took out all of the customers in the bar – but he also has more control since he’s not running around aimlessly with the rest of his zombie groupies.

The moment that stands out the most with Nick was when he looks in the mirror. On some level he recognizes what he’s doing and what he’s become. I don’t think he’s completely in control, however, since he breaks the mirror pretty quickly. It’s going to be a fun ride to see how Nick ends up and what actions he takes as a zombie.

What are your thoughts on the Grimm Season 3 premiere?

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

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The Scooby gang! I think it says a lot for the show that the supporting cast can carry an episode this well. We all know Nick will survive this. Just how will he be changed by the experience?

Grimm Season 3 Episode 1 Quotes

This ain't over yet.

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Oh, that's creepy.

Adalind