I, too, was very glad when Juliette said that she was ready. It was one thing when she and Nick were the only ones facing consequences if he didn't regain his Grimm powers, but I think she realized that to help their very close and dear friends, he needed to be a Grimm again. It's great that she finally made that admission.
And if Josh were in Portland, he could be under the Royal protection and patronage of Captain Renard (who just extended same to Trubel!). Even if Josh does not inherit his father's Grimm abilities, he's still of a Grimm family line and could pass it on to his kids. Early on in the series (I'm talking like Season 1 Episode 2), it was said that the death of one Grimm triggered the abilities in the next in line. That's not to say that this is the way it actually works, or that they won't retcon it! I do hope they bring up Nick's Zombieness; that seems to be a plot thread they'd more or less forgotten. He's actually "leveled up," as it were, a few times as a Grimm, such as when he gained superior hearing from the Jinnamuru Xunte. It would be interesting to see all these abilities come back in waves. In any event, I'm more than ready for Nick to get his powers back, just in time for Viktor to hear that he's lost them! I doubt that Viktor would have expected a powerful Hexenbiest like Elizabeth Lascelles to interfere and ruin the whole plan.
I had a niggling suspicion that McGee might have tipped Bert off, too. Whatever happened, though, hopefully Abby will let up and give him more time!
This has always been one of my big criticisms of NCIS: LA - so few of their cases these days seem to have anything to do with the Navy. I wouldn't go so far as to call it "losing", but I personally don't watch it with the same passion as I do the original NCIS.
I, too, like Patton Plame very much and hope he continues to make appearances as the season progresses. With any luck, the showrunners will see the positive audience reaction to him and give us more of his character in the future!
Your point here is well taken: murder is so much more common on TV crime dramas than it is in real life! I rather doubt the real NCIS spends nearly that much time investigating homicides. This is New Orleans, after all, so I'm hoping they get a little more creative in their crimes for this show, too!
I'm usually very happy when meta-assumptions like a specific character's guilt are proven wrong. I've been watching cop shows for a bunch of years now, and it's been getting far too easy to pick out the guilty party early on. Also, procedurals like this have a very bad habit of making friends (and mentors) of the protagonists turn out to be corrupt/fallen/guilty, so I'm extra suspicious when they introduce such characters.
Thanks for the correction. It was somewhere about midnight I was typing all this stuff up and my fingers got away from my brain. You're absolutely right, and the correction's been made. :-)
I'll give them a pass on Renard's relative absence so far this season, given that the character's been in the hospital after being filled full of lead. It's easy to forget that such a little amount of time has passed for the characters since the end of last season, far less than the months it's been for us. You correctly point out that they never actually confirmed Renard's paternity of Adalind's baby, and everyone's just assuming he's the father at this point. Admittedly, given the Hexen nature of the baby, it's a good bet that he is indeed the father, but they never showed a paternity test. Juliette is more than capable of being a powerful character, like when she hit the Klaustreich in the face with a frying pan; I just wish the writers would give her better material like that more often instead of making her such a big drag!
I suspect (and definitely hope) that Juliette will come around by the end of next episode, if not sooner. If this happens, then we can probably expect Nick to get his powers back within the next couple episodes, thankfully. Juliette annoys me because she can't seem to get over the dangers Nick brings home with him as a Grimm. It may seem cold of me to say it, but if she can't accept this, she should break up with him and find a guy with the "normal" life she seems to crave. You can't stuff this genie back into the bottle, Juliette.
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