Grimm Review: Coming Home

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It's been three years in the making, but thanks to Grimm Season 3 Episode 17, all sides are beginning to come together in Portland as the royal baby makes her presence known.

This installment was incredibly satisfying.

Not all plot points were out in the open, but so many of the threads that have been building since way back in Grimm Season 1 began to weave together.

The question of how Grimm's are spotted by Wesen was revealed: their eyes turn a dark black after Wesen Wogue, allowing Wesen to see themselves reflected. 

Nick's mom, Kelly, was also back in Portland - is quickly becoming my favorite person for witty banter. A personal favorite is when she's argued semantics with Nick over killing Adalind's mother: 

You know, just for the record, I did not actually kill her she impaled herself.


Kelly brought up the idea that the Royal Baby needs to lead a life away from both the Verrat and the Resistance in order to truly its great potential and destiny; and Juliette a few moments later brought up synchronicity, the idea that events may not be causally related but are still connected by meaning.

This leads one to wonder whether the baby and Nick have much more in common than one thinks. 

The flashback with Nick going with Aunt Marie was similar to Kelly's ideas for the baby. Nick grew up away from being a Grimm, getting to lead a normal life free of that kind of world.

He's gone into this world completely blind and is forging his own path that is free of tired traditions and rituals with which he does not agree. Taking everyone on an individual basis. Nick's destiny, much like Adalind's unnamed baby, is much greater than what either side see him for. 

The other big development with Nick and Juliette was the reemergence of the engagement ring.

Both Nick and Juliette are beginning to think about weddings again, thanks to Monroe and Rosalee, and Nick was about to propose once again before they were interrupted by the reunion from hell.

It could be Nick and Juliette rushing down the aisle before Monroe and Rosalee at this point, but more than the marriage there's the royal baby. 

Perhaps I'm readying too much into this, but I wonder if Grimm is beginning to set up Nick and Juliette taking care of the baby.

Adalind and Renard both have strong ties to the kid, of course, but their lives are so entrenched in the resistance now and in the crosshairs of the Verrat and Royals that they might not be able to provide the stability the baby needs.

Nick and Juliette might be best equipped to take care of it; or Kelly, hoping to not doom her same mistakes, will take the baby and raise her as normally as possible - giving her a do over. 

This kind of development would bring the mistrust issues that Nick has with Adalind and Renard back to the forefront. 

What do you think, is Grimm setting up the Royal Baby to go elsewhere? 


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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (40 Votes)

McHatton, between this and Hannibal, you're on fire this week. Awesome parallels drawn between the destinies of Adalind's daughter and Nick. That's what makes Team Grimm unique, no? They've all chosen paths that's unlike what they're expected to go. Monroe as the vegan Blutbad, Rosalee and Monroe getting married despite Wesen tradition and hanging out with a Grimm, Renard being a royal on the side of the resistance, Hank and Juliette being normal humans but fully immersed in the Grimm/Wesen world. However, it's this uniqueness that makes me think there's no single character that could allow that baby grow up in a normal enough environment. Monroe and Rosalee would be the closest, but they're far too immersed in Nick's world. I could be totally wrong on this, but the only way I see that baby being protected is by pulling an X-Files...the baby is given up to random strangers who are living a normal life. On a different note, since when is Adalind so sure that Renard's the daddy? She slept with both royals within a day or two. I think she's playing him. Also, I'm REALLY going to miss Meissner. Dude was awesome.


Loved this episode! I really, really cannot wait for next week. I love pretty much everything that is happening right now. And I'm so glad the guy that protected Adalind is still alive and kicking. He's my favorite of the European story line. Very excited to see where everything is going. And this season is on my list of binge watching shows for the summer!


whats wrong with you guys? deciding what to do with a baby after taking her away from a couple who would rather dies than give falsh and blood away? come on, kill the poarents take the kid for the sake of "goodness"! It was just awful - the way the characters of the show and you guys speak about taking a baby from her natural parents and giving her away just beacuse someone knows better what's good for her! Would you like your own kids to be snacthed away from you just because Mr so-and-so think "your lives are so entrenched in something"? It is wicked! The baby is Adelaid and Sean's baby and she should stay with them.

@ Lin

Ummmm this is a tv show. It's not REAL. Please calm down.


Fake the baby's death and give her to Renard's mother. The venerable hexenbiest kept her son safe and raised him remarkably well, all things considered. Plus, she kept him *alive*, not a minor thing in the grad scheme of things. I also have to wonder about poor Sebastien. Is it possible that we haven't seen the last of him? Granted, Prince Viktor shot him, but we never saw his corpse. Renard told him previously to "fake his death if he had to" in order to get Adalind and the baby out. And Meisner said he couldn't "imagine" that Sebastien survived. I'm actually kind of hoping it just ain't so, and we'll be seeing Renard's loyal spy again one day...


The poll isn't working right. Re the baby, yeah, its either going to be Nick and Juliette or Monroe and Rosalee.

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Grimm Season 3 Episode 17 Quotes

That was a hell of a coma you put me in bitch.


You know, just for the record, I did not actually kill her she impaled herself.