Bud was there for comic relief, a temporary lull in the tension. With all that's happened over the past few episodes, there haven't exactly been a whole lot of laughing moments, after all. I can't wait to hear Wu's deadpan quips in reference to all the craziness that Nick and company endure!
I agree that they're delaying Wu's long-in-coming sit-down with Nick, and Nick sure has some 'splaining to do! I don't know when they'll get to that, but I hope it's soon - how much longer will Wu's patience last? I love Wu, and I think it's well past time to bring him in on the Truth About Wesen!
I find it quite likely that Constantine inspired Castiel's look on "Supernatural," too. They should have a crossover episode where the other characters snark about trenchcoats and loose ties!
Hostile Wesen or Royals certainly might attempt to take advantage of Nick's current Grimm-less state and attack him before he has a chance to fix it!
You make some great points about Trubel and her difficulty with following orders. It wasn't so long ago that she thought she was going crazy with the monsters, and being unable to trust even herself, let alone anyone else. Her current circumstances - living with Nick and Juliette, learning Grimm lore, helping investigate Wesen crimes - all these are such enormous changes from what she's lived with for years. It's understandable that she'd make the types of mistakes she has.
Heh, I don't expect everyone to agree 100% with my opinions! That would definitely be boring. I'm glad you enjoyed the episode so much, even if I didn't. I didn't hate everything about the episode, either! I most certainly liked the scenes you mentioned with Monroe and Rosalee and Elizabeth - I think that Elizabeth is a strong, well-acted character who brings a great deal to the series, and Monroe's nervousness around her was pretty funny. I'd love to see Elizabeth come face-to-face with Nick's mom: now *that* would be one heck of a scene! Trubel is an interesting addition to the cast, playing both student and foil to Nick in the current situation. I don't dislike her by any means, but I also don't want to spend more than half the season watching Nick angst about dragging Trubel into police matters as his seeing-eye-Grimm; as a viewer, that will get old really fast.
As I understand it, the "skalen" in "skalengeck" and "skalenzahne" actually refers to measuring scales, rather than the scales of a lizard. Oops. :-D
Amazing what a good old exorcism will do, eh? I was having "Supernatural" flashbacks when Constantine went all Exorcizamus te on that cursed vinyl! In fact, Constantine's exorcism is extremely close to one used by the Winchesters. For that matter, the rifle Papa Midnite uses when he saves Constantine's keister is called... wait for it... the Ace of Winchesters! The Ace of Winchesters in the comics predates "Supernatural", and it quite possibly served as the inspiration for the Colt (and the brothers' surname). It is also worth mentioning the "Doctor Who" moments, like the safehouse being bigger on the inside and the psychic paper playing card.
I wonder if Chavez might work for a rival Royal family - we haven't really met any of them yet, after all, and it's well past time for them to start sticking their noses into the strange happenings in Portland and with Renard's family. For what it's worth, per dictionary.com: aurochs, "1760-70; < German, variant (now obsolete) of Auerochs, Middle High German ūrochse, Old High German ūrohso, equivalent to ūr (cognate with Old English ūr bison) + ohso ox" ... so Heftigauroch would come to "fierce ox". More or less. For language lessons, in any event, "Grimm" is *not* a good teacher! :-D Kingston was working with Clay's mom to turn Clay into a star boxer. Kingston could stand to become very, very rich if the fighter he was promoting made it big, and the mother clearly had her own monetary ambitions as well. The tell-tale puncture wounds to the chests of both Abe and Bobby Moore indicate that Kingston, the Schinderdiv with the chin spikes, was the killer. Speaking of the Schinderdiv, why did our heroes keep insisting on attacking him hand-to-hand in that fight near the end? You're cops! With guns! The guy is trying to kill you! Just *shoot* him! It would've made a bit more sense (and been pretty funny, too) to have an Indiana Jones moment where Kingston woges all aggressively, charges at them, and promptly gets shot by a very tired Nick Burkhardt who is just so *over* hyper-testosteroned Wesen.
I enjoy "Forever" - Ioan Gruffudd actually caught my eye initially (I remember him from waaaay back when he did "Horatio Hornblower") and then there was Judd Hirsch, too, who raises the quality of pretty much everything he's in. Tuesday is a rough night, with a ton of popular shows, so I raise my glass that they earned themselves a back nine.
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