Dreamrose

I've always found Adalind a far more frustrating character than even Juliette. Until she went on the run with Meisner and the baby last season, it was like she the tool wielded by the hands of other people: Renard, her mother, the Gypsy queen, Frau Pech... Now Adalind's regressed back to "tool," this time in the hands of Viktor. With Meisner, however, you got the sense that he cared for her as a person, and not just a potential weapon against the Royals.

Dreamrose

Great minds and all? :-D The more I think about it, the more I like the Trubel-Josh pairing. She has critical experience and skills that he lacks, and he has a sense of normalcy and stability that she needs, which is currently being provided by Nick and Juliette.

Dreamrose

Yes, indeed. I hope the writers take advantage of the good place this episode leaves them! To judge by the previews, the upcoming episode is set near Christmas; that means we're due for a time jump of up to around six months from these first six episodes, which were all within at most a few weeks of in-universe time from the season 3 finale episode in May. Weird!

Dreamrose

I'm really excited for next week's Christmas-themed episode, which looks like they were having way too much fun. :-)

Dreamrose

It looks like Nick will get his powers back in the next episode, so maybe you should come back and give it a chance again! :-)

Dreamrose

I agree that the writers are doing Claire Coffee an injustice with the material they've given her lately. Hopefully things will get better in the future, but I'm not exactly holding my breath. I wonder how many booby traps Renard has left in his new yard for unwary intruders? :-D

Dreamrose

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.

Dreamrose

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.

Dreamrose

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!

Dreamrose

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.