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Grimm Season 4 Episode 15 Review: Double Date

Thanks for the great review! I am so glad you highlighted Renard's indignant little gripe about people not knowing the difference between Zauberbiests and Hexenbiests. That was so well-played and one of my favorite exchanges from the episode. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who got a kick out of that!
Speaking of which - that is, the difference between Zauberbiests and Hexenbiests, I have a theory about that. As we all know, gender is genetically determined in mammals - which I assume includes the Wesen - by the X-Y chromosome mechanism. Females have two X chromosomes but, only one X chromosome in each cell is active. Early on in development one X chromosome in each cell becomes deactivated and that same X chromosome remains deactivated in all of that cell's daughter cells. So my theory is that the essence of Hexenbiests is that they have at least a portion of both X chromosomes activated in at least some cells of their body. Since the genes on the X chromosome are disproportionately involved in neural development, this would explain their high intelligence and, in extreme cases, give rise to their telekinetic abilities. You can see for instance in Juliette's eyes when she is woged that her brain is revving like a double-turbocharged Lamborghini. And since having both X chromosomes active is usually a bad thing, this also accounts for their secondary characteristics - like the really bad combo skin.
X-inactivation is what accounts for things like the rarity of male tortoise shell cats. Fur color is determined by an X-linked gene. A female tortoise shell cat has genes coding for a different fur color on each X chromosome and the color of a patch of fur is determined by which X chromosome was switched off in the original cell from which that patch was derived. Male cats have only one X chromosome so no mottling, unless they are XXY! I think the relative rarity of Zauberbiests in comparison to Hexenbiests is due to something similar, although I haven't quite figured that out yet.
So, sorry for all that. I actually have this whole elaborate scheme worked out to explain how Grimm "blood" suppresses Hexenbiest-ness, how Adalind got her powers back, why Juliette can't be changed back by a Grimm's blood (basically Adalind just passed her "immunity" to her), why "made" Hexenbiests are more powerful than the ones that are born, etc. Of course, the danger is that you spend too time thinking about such things and then the writers pull some other explanation out of the hat but, I can't help myself.
I'm leaning towards Adalind's baby actually being Juliette's biological child as well. That sets up all sorts of interesting conflicts. Juliette and Nick both wanting to take that child from Adalind and not necessarily for the same reasons. Kelly wanting to raise her real grandchild, etc. And it give Adalind a real bargaining chip. I kind of thought they would have touched on that more in this episode, which would have helped to explain why she wasn't considering just terminating the pregnancy. Guess we had to have our perfunctory Adalind being Adalind scene. Her lack of emotional intelligence definitely cancels whatever enhanced brain power she might!

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@ Grimm_Analyst

Well done, Grimm_Analyst. Clearly you've taken a class or two in cell biology or perhaps genetics. I think, for the most part, your hypothesis is completely plausible. Excellent critical thinking. On a more primitive note: Shirtless Renaud! Happy days, again!

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Black Sails Season 2 Episode 10 Review: XVIII

That was a righteous season finale. Loved Vane and Flint. I think Flint knew that Silver lied about the gold. Flint knows how crafty Silver is and Vincent wasn't that creative.

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They absolutely cannot let this show end this way- we the fans need closure!

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Black Sails Season 2 Episode 10 Review: XVIII

That season finale was amazing. And the whole season was amazing!

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Regina, Tony, and Nolan are all bae because they always have the best lines. Well Tony and gibbs go toe to toe.

Tonygurl

I can't stand that hypocrite Daniel he tells Nicole to satay out of Eric business but hes getting into Jennifer and her kids business. Yes I do want Paige to know but it is not any of Daniel business. As for Paige why does she care who her mom sleeps with. Daniel had no right slamming the door in Niole face. Nicole needs go with Rafe Jack needs to come back for Jen. Melanie is nosy like her father but I think she realized why they wanted Theresa and Brady blood

Tonygurl

I agree with Danny Ragan Tony DiNozzo and Dean Winchester

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What's the Worst Show on TV 2014?

You just solved your own problem, genius. If you don't like it...DON'T WATCH IT.

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Bones Season 10 Episode 11 Review: The Psychic in the Soup

this show has become shitty since time ago, nothing makes sense, angela was painter and suddenly she's master in computers

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Grey's Anatomy Season 1 Episode 1

I was hooked on the 1st show.