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Grimm Season 4 Episode 13 Review: Trial by Fire

Not mentioned in the review is the revelation that Renard's investigator is reporting to Viktor which will be interesting once they return to the Baby Plot. I am waiting until next month when we hear more about Adalind's pregnancy. Once she gives birth it might help cool her quest for the first one. I wonder who the Father will turn out to be.

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I agree with you about Red, his motives, and the FBI. Lizzie has to step back and look at the results of his actions aside from what he gains. After he is done, has a wrong been corrected or has be just used them to gain something with out paying for it by causing the wrong being corrected? So he got the pipeline, started the Blacklister on a path to control of the country (and eliminated some corruption there in the process) which may be of benefit later, and improved the lives of the residents. What was the net result? As to the Blacklister, how are his actions non-heroic as in playing Robin Hood?

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Thank You for expanding on (and explaining) my comment. I have to rewatch the episode so see exactly what they said about the two B "Parents", Given that there was no suggestion that she was not the kid's mother, then her husband was ruled out as the father since he was also Type B and we explained why as well why her child could be Type A (ie; The real father was either Type A or AB).

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For those who question the comment about the kid being Blood type A while both of the supposed parents were Blood type B meaning something was wrong, a Type B mother CAN have a Type A (or type O) child so long as the father is Type A (or Type O). What is called Type A or B means that ONE of the genes is for type A or B while the other can be Type O. Since each parent contributes one of their blood type genes to the child, in this case the mother passed on a Type O gene and thus the kid's blood type is Type A since the father passed on a Type A gene (he could have been AO or AA and have done this).

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Marechaussee

The letter on the site basically says the same thing as she did in the episode. Her father was a council member who had some issues with the Council. Upon his death his son (Rosalee's brother) was made the local monitor and his duties were explained. Upon the Son/Brother's death Rosalee assumed that position (which was to report to the council any violations of the Law). When she called to report the actions of the Bounty Hunter (as a possible rogue) she was told that the council was aware of the actions and to do nothing including helping Nick. As I noted, Nick going after the Bounty Hunter would be a case of a Jurisdictional Dispute (ie: He as an Authorized Agent of the Council not a Rogue). The proper response should have been for them to have her pass on the message or have Alex contact him. He has shown respect for authorized agents of the council (reference his interactions with Alex) so if he was contacted and went after the Bounty Hunter THEN putting a hit on him would be justified. By not informing him of the situation the Council was in the wrong.

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Marechaussee

She did her job of reporting and was told that the situation was being handled. The warning about Nick was a case of a Jurisdictional Dispute.. She reported and sanctioned actions of the Bounty Hunter (ie: An agent of the Council). Think of it like being a Police Officer interfering with an Undercover FBI agent. Nick going after him, as I noted, was a Jurisdictional Issue. Note that the last time this occurred (when Alex was first introduced) Alex and Nick settled the issue themself (Nick understood that Alex was another "police officer" and was not rogue). As I mentioned in another reply, the issue of the monitoring role was covered in the Spice Shop section of http://www.nbc.com/grimm/exclu....

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Marechaussee

deGroot's name is Peter Wolfgang deGroot. Go to http://www.nbc.com/grimm/exclu... and scroll to the desk. In the book there is a signed letter to Rosalee's brother from him expressing condolences about the death of their Father and appointing the brother as the new Portland monitor (a role that Rosalee now holds).

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Marechaussee

Rosalee could have filed her report from Hawaii. Her job/role is to act as a local agent of the Council to report on violations in Portland to the Council. Check the Web Site Spice Shop section and you will find a letter to her brother appointing him as the local monitor due to the death of his brother. It came from deGroot and give his full name. He seems to be a contact with the local monitors (and Alexander is a Council Trouble Shooter - He first showed up to handle a violation). Alex seems to respect Nick and the job he is doing (he reported that there was no need for him to go after Nick). As to Juliette, she seems to have limited control right now. She can force the shifts while most of the other powers are triggered automatically not under her control. Check out the sequence with the Salt and Pepper shakers as well as during the fight with the Bounty Hunter. He attacked her and she instinctively shifted and she defended herself. Once shifted she was able to use her powers to fight back.

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Marechaussee

The question in my mind is what the Wesen Council's gripe with Nick is. He is not an old style Grimm killing any Wesen he locates, I can see some justification for ordering a hit on such an old style Grimm. Nick (as Alexander and his boss [Der Groot] are aware) only goes after Wesen who are a danger to Humans and other Wesen. How is his "policing" actions different from those of the Bounty Hunter? BTW: What "crime" were the Bounty Hunter's victim's guilty of in the first place - Or was it that they let Humans see them? A few weeks ago, I was wondering if he was going to report to the Council (or Der Groot) about the Wesenrein and taking them out. Note that the Wesenrein went after the husband of the local council's contact (Rosalee) which is a bad idea unless you want to go rouge. I am sure that Rosalee filed a report.

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"The person on the team who I felt for the most was Wiley. He had been so excited. He finally found the courage to ask Vega out on a date and she had said yes." If you check back to their interactions in prior episodes, you will notice that she is the one driving the relationship and was waiting for him to ask her. Most of the advancement in their relationship has been initiated by her.