Is it just me who noticed that the bloody wrench (murder weapon) should not have been as blood-stained if it had been tossed into a body of water by the murderer? Maybe I'm missing something...
Since I'm late to the party, I'll close this on a positive note. FANTASTIC EPISODE IMO! Musical numbers blended well into the plot, and they fit the characters who sang them. Sue had the funniest insult-laden monologue while using Marley's makeup that I've heard in a while. And, the new characters have good chemistry with each other. Marley reminds me of the Katharine McPhee character over on SMASH. And, Patty Simcox! ROTFLOL!
Finally, upon watching Adalind like her lips and fully SAVOR the havoc she is wreaking among her enemies, I just had to sigh, unhappily, at the contrast with Juliette. What a thankless role! The character is a DOWNER! She has not been permitted to be happy, funny, intelligent, lustful, or the slightest bit understanding of Nick and his profession. I swear...the best that can be said based on what I've seen is that she has a lovely home and sounds lovely when speaking Spanish. She's obsessed with a gorgeous guy who is equally obsessed with her. God forbid she actually be shown as ENJOYING it! Frankly, if I didn't have an emotional connection to a guy staying at my house and Renard had kissed me on the front doorstep, I'd have hauled him over that threshold and not let him out for the rest of the night! Maybe the show in general needs to have a better sense of humor. Adalind is laughing all the way to the bank, and she lights up the screen whenever she is on.
@Simone - This series is helmed by a guy who produced BUFFY, ANGEL and PROFIT. *Nothing* is as simple as "good" or "bad", black or white. Renard's action of ordering Marie killed may have been "bad" in your eyes. But, what if Renard is trying to prevent his family, the Royals, from collecting all 7 keys in order to rule the world? Just a what if...sometimes the devil you know is preferable to the devil you don't. I don't know if you watched any of those shows. But, all it takes is one really Big Bad for the local baddie (Renard) to become a trusted ally. I'm reminded of how Spike started on BUFFY. Also, Faith, Buffy's nemesis- turned-Angel-ally-turned-fellow-Buffy-compatriot-again over the run of both shows.
I LOVED this episode! What happened to Claire Coffey? She's much better as a human beyotch than she ever was as a Hexenbiest. She seemed rather timid around her mom & Renard in the first season. But, now...I guess being "all in" with the Royals boosted her self-confidence. It sets up a very interesting premise for Nick, too. While his mission as a Grimm is to keep Wesen under control, he does not hesitate in killing them. But, a human is different, and it's fascinating watching him walk that tightrope. He would be guilty of premeditated murder if he just slit Adalind's throat, and I don't believe Monroe or Hank would support him if she wasn't threatening someone he cared for. Adalind reminds me of Tweety Bird in her jail cell. She taunts everyone, secure in the fact that they can't touch her while under police custody. Renard, Nick & Co. are the cats that want to pounce the minute she is released.
@Maka - Thanks for that information!
I'm so sorry for this excellent cast that their series was cancelled. They did a lot of really good work. Half the episodes still have to air. So, I hope we get more great lines from Prosser, Julian thrown into the local volcano, and...let's go "all in" here (heh, heh!)...some hot & steamy scenes with James & Grace.
CONTINUED...2) Sex & Sand - ouch, ouch, OUCH! Too funny that James liked Tani's hair up, yet told Grace he'd always wondered what hers was like down. LOL! What a smooth operator. Triangle? Nah - Grace had him on her own terms, and I kind of like that. Although...the whole thing was shot way too dark & too close IMO. And, it felt like the writers were giving us the Penthouse solution to UST - wham, bam, thank you. Not nearly as satisfying as it could have been. But, given the precarious state of this series, I understand wanting to rush things. I just hope Grace strings him along for a while. BTW, does she outrank him? Could that be a problem? 3) We've got Sam's Angels back in D.C! It really felt like these ladies were the smart ones this week. I have no idea if what the CIA guy told Sam was true. But, it makes sense that they don't want them to return. What doesn't make sense is that he *killed* two SEALS. If he really is one of the "good" guys, those SEALS could have backed up his story and made the resistance stronger.
Yes, this episode packed a lot into one hour, and was very exciting because of it. Glad to read others had the same issues I did. 1) How in God's name are these Navy people continually abducted by Julian? Do they not practice basic safety rules when walking around the damn island, a hostile environment? The last shot is Cortez wandering around a jungle by herself after one of her submates has had a bomb strapped to her chest! Girl Scouts know not to go out alone. But, evidently the Navy does not...CONTINUED ABOVE
Abby Bartlett is Alicia's mom?!?! Get out! (That's a WEST WING reference, BTW.) Peter may have the Chicago pedigree. But, I think it would be hilarious if Martin Sheen also appeared as Alicia's hippie father.
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