The first episode I wasn't at all sure that I was going to like this show, much as it is up my alley. This episode I found much more interesting and am ready to keep watching. Supernatual has never clicked for me, for reasons I cannot fathom. If I had been a Supernatural watcher I have a feeling this would seem more redundant than it does. I like the Rose role as it provides a short-cut to describing what's going on instead of spending a lot of time figuring it out. I don't like the characterization or casting of the devil particularly although his methods are ok. One of the my favorite things in the episode was that the veteran did not succumb to the temptation and become the devil's right hand. Even though he paid for it with this life. I found Vera way too ridiculous by the end. The dissonance between the obvious things that were happening and her denail were just too great and went on too long. It's not that I expect her to start believing in God and granted that someone that convicted would be in denial but for someone who is as curious as she is it seems to me she'd be interested in seeking answers, in figuring it instead of just insisting, self-righeously, that none of it is true. I did find it interesting that none of the others, except maybe Joshua, spoke of their experiences with their own gifts. In reading the comments it strikes me that it is dangerous to take this show as if it had a religious agenda. It's just a story. In the service to the story it makes perfect sense for Vera to protest and to be proven wrong - it's the whole premise of the tale. It doesn't mean that the show is trying to make some point about atheists being wrong in the real world.
i personally just loved the ending. other than it was the finale. and i am having withdrawals http://teespring.com/tire
I agree with your points about Adalind. She was more open and interesting in this episode than she's ever been. I used to dread her scenes but if they can hang on to some of this side of her, I'll rethink that. I also agreed with your notes about the humor on this episode. I also agree with the tone of most of the comments. I really like this show but it's become something of a mess. The core is the Wesen community and they don't really deal with that enough. My favorite recent episode is the one with the Wesen Nazi Council(I can never remember their name) because I think it carried the essence of the series - Wesen traditions, real peril, and kick-ass heroics by the whole team. The Royals could have been a very intriguing story line but just comes across as petty. And I'm so tired of Juliette, Adalind, pregancies, etc. I was sick at the burning of the trailer. Even if the info has somehow been saved it is the loss of such a special place that I regret. Not so much because of what it says about Juliette but because of what is says about the show-running. My biggest disappointment about this show is that it never really deals with Nick as a Grimm. He's not curious about it, he's doesn't learn about it, he doesn't work at fulfilling his role. He's just a cop with a special ability to see something others can't and fight well. I would like to see this show move toward more of an Arrow or Daredevil approach, though maintaining the lighter tone, where Nick starts to seriously understand and develop his Grimmness to help the good Wesen, etc. It's like he takes no serious responsibility for anything, except sometimes in immediate reaction to a situation. The trailer for me was the one link to the ancient traditions of being a Grimm, his heritage, etc. Burning it means a break from that which I hoped would go deeper not less.
Kill of Red (James Spader) and you kill the show. So, even though we knew that he wasn't going to die, it was an intense hour of television. Mr. Kaplan is awesome, and like others I want to know more about her. I am so very fond of Dembe, and was grateful that he played a bigger part in this episode. We need that every week. Dembe, Mr. Kaplan, and even Tom are more interesting than Lizzie.
Oh I am so enjoying this show! It feels so good laugh again at a series that is serious in nature, rather than at the sitcoms that are not my thing!
I was so happy to see Dennis Haysbert in this episode, but somehow I knew that he was going to be killed as soon as he left Frank's office. What a waste of such a talented actor. Anyway, poor Frank is just about ready to quit, and Danny isn't able to do diddly to catch the killer with his hands tied. I had not heard beforehand that one of the Reagans would be shot, but I did know as soon as Linda replaced Hector's IV bag that someone was going to go after Hector.Having it be Curtis was a shock, and now it looks like he shot Linda and Hector, but I guess time will tell. I wish that we got more than just 22 episodes, and Blue Bloods better be renewed for another season!
Totally missed Michael Weatherly on the list. Great Smile.
I agree - Misha has a smile that leaves you warm all over!!
I like the way the characters interacted with each other and the pace was OK. However, what really annoyed me was that the show was about stopping the Apocalypse. It's Sleepy Hollow but with out the weird stuff and more people. Hahahahaha.
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