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Grimm Review: Councils and Royals

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Why have one group of Wesen in one installment when there's room for three?!?

Yes, Grimm Season 3 Episode 15 decided to dole out the familiar Wesen groups with a newer one as well.

An Ancient Battle

Before starting with the groups, let's get to Wu and his recovery. It's really unfortunate that he's going to be in the dark about the Wesen world some more instead of being let in on the secret.

Wu is talking a big game, but his first real experience in the Wesen world is pretty short. This experience is swept under the rug by his talk with Juliette, but Juliette's visit with him sparks foreshadowing more than anything. 

In comparing Juliette's Wesen introductions to Wu, Wu's introduction - much like Juliette's - is going to end up being a longer process (here's hoping it's not seasons long). The process needs to haunt him longer and I suspect it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better for Wu as he begins to dip his toes into the Wesen pool subconsciously. 

The case this week is one of the more interesting ones with the Anubis, as we watched the gang discuss what to do with the Beati Pauli and Council. This installment really cements the fact that Nick, Monroe, Rosalee and Hank are their own team first; traditions come second when it comes to loyalty.  

Monroe and Rosalee absolutely fear The Council, yet they don't mind following a council member if it means helping Nick out. Nick is unwilling to play by the rules of his ancestors, telling The council exactly what he thinks of them trying to pull one over him instead of just having a conversation with him.

The Beati Pauli are these interlopers in between with no loyalties.

They're willing to do the dirty work to keep the Wesen world safe from humans. All of these different groups begin to really filter Wesen society as this growing, evolving set of people who have their own dreams and visions for society. It's absolutely fascinating - and here's hoping Grimm begins to play with them a little more.

Back in Europe, Sebastien has finally caved to the pressure and given up Adalind and Meisner's position. But, really, the royal baby is so creepy.

One moment it's making Meisner hallucinate into thinking she's outside, and the next she's hanging out with Adalind. Adalind's flashback to the doctor telling her that the baby has two heartbeats makes me wonder if the baby can be in two places at once. A twin in a sense, but it also makes up for Adalind only having one baby. 

A Few More Thoughts: 

  • Is it just me or did Grimm's opening title sequence pull a lot of images and references to season 1?
  • Is Nick's Zombie affliction just going to be swept under the rug now?
  • I will forever love the name of Cutthroat Bitch that House gives to Anne Dudek's character on House. 

Are you disappointed Wu is still in the dark?

 

Review

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

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I think Wu's story is a longer arc. And hey, we got to see him in street clothes as he checked himself out. I can't help but think how mad he'll be at Nick and Hank when he inevitably finds out the truth. I wonder if there will be fall out from that. Has Renard told Nick and Co about Adalind and the baby? I forget now. Adalind seems all aglow over her daughter. I wonder if that will make her fiercer. Poor Sebastian! That Alexander guy could be interesting, a force pushing Nick further into his Grimm duties. I hope he comes back.

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@ GeneralRapunzel

Alexander has reported to the Council head that Nick is a good guy not just a Grimm who is killing Wesen - IOW: A lawman type not a bounty hunter type. They are aware that he only goes after the Wesen who are attacking humans and that he tries to keep their existance secret. Nick's comment to Alexander was dead on - "Why not tell me what you wanted?". Nick knew that the mummy needed to be "vanished" and I think scored points with the Council by his actions. I wonder if he had a private talk with the captured Wesen to tell him that his mission was successful and the mummy was given a proper funeral.

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@ GeneralRapunzel

No The Captain has not told Nick and Co about Adalind and the baby. They have no idea that The Captain and Adalind even know each other. That the Captain is the one who sent Adalind to kill Aunt Maria and almost kill Hank. I bet it will all hit the fan on the season final.

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There has to be more to Wu's story but I agree don't drag it out like they did with Juliette last year. Speaking of dragging stories out: I love the story with Adalind and trying to figure out who the father really is but this storyline is taking too long. Glad to see Bash is still alive for now. I think the two baby thing is one is the Eric and Adalind's normal baby and Frau Peac, sorry I know I am not spelling her name right, is the other "hearbeat". Frau P. was evil. NBC is being sneaky with it's previews. Durning the Olympics they showed a preview where Renard told Adalind the baby she was carrying is his but when the show aired he said I think the baby is mine. I think Renard just wants the baby just like everyone else and he told Adalind I think the baby is mine to get her and the baby to come to him. If he really thought the baby was his he would go and get Adalind and the baby not just send Meiser. Renard would go after what is his in person. He knows Adalind made the baby wesson to get her powers back. He risked his life to go to Vienna to met with the resistance he would risk his life for his child. Also the whole promo for this week was Adalind in black leather fighting in the woods. She had a blue coat in the woods and was barely able to walk. The clip they showed was from season one when Nick took her powers. I think Adalind will have to chose between her normal baby and her powers. Nice to see Mamma Grimm back. What do you want to bet the clip where Mamma Grimm, Adalind and the baby, ( I wonder what she will name the baby), Nick and Juliette at Nick and Juliette's house is the final scene from this season! I wonder what Adalind is going to do when she finds out Mamma Grimm killed her mother? I wonder what Juliette will do when she sees Adalind? What will Nick do when he finds out Adalind is pregnant by a royal and it may be The Captain's? Adalind having a baby is the only good thing that came out of the stupid Juliette and Renard storyline from last season but it needs to move along faster. Also is Monroe and Roselee getting married this year? I bet they elope. I am really liking the Alexander guy. 315 was on Wu's door at the hospital when Nick and Hank came to pick him up. Also if Wu was the only one who "saw" the old lady as the wesson why does he still have major scratch marks on his face?

Marissa

I really liked this episode. Making the Egyptian gods into wesen was cool and I'm glad they used Anubis because he's my favorite Egyptian god and I hope down the road we could meet some of the others. Nick wasn't worried about the traditions and wasn't going to take out the killer he only wanted to catch him and when he did he went back to the museum and let them take the body and then helped them burn it so they could follow tradition. Nick is definitly not like other Grimms we learned that a long time ago but this episode helped show just how different he is no other Grimm would help the council and tell them how he really feels. I'm still waiting for Wu to find out the truth and I can't wait till he does. I can't wait till the next episode it will be fun having Nick's mom back.

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