Grimm Review: Death by Flash Mob!

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"Beeware" of social media! It’s what all the Killer Bees are using now.

All lame jokes and flash mobs aside, this episode did provide some much-needed conspiracy that was absent last week, shedding some light on Adalind and Captain Renard. Although, I wish a little more was laid out than what we saw here.

Nick Burkhardt Pic

I hate to sound choosy because I’m truly glad the mythology and ground work needed to make the show more than just a procedural are being built up, but “I won’t let anything happen to you” and “it’s close” is not very much to go with. Yes, it looks like some of the creatures are with the Grimms (whatever that is), and the bees are one of them.

However, the only thing these “sides” are telling me is there is a line in the sand, but the stakes and what’s being fought for is still shrouded in fog.

I’ve gone with far less on far more mediocre shows, though, and I’m more than willing to give Grimm a pass this early in the season. Especially when it’s so much fun!

Nick and Hank continue to have a solid, professional relationship that works well within the confines of the “real world.” The victims are solidly incorporated within this world and the Grimm one, although I’m kind of surprised none of the cops were even the least bit suspicious of a mansion that resembled a giant beehive inside. Minor details, I know.

Which leads me to my biggest gripe about the episode: the lack of Eddie. I understand he won’t always be needed in a very large capacity, and he’s still tossing out riotously funny quips with and at Nick. But at this point in the series his only purpose is being a catalyst to quickly bring the supernatural element into the case and update Nick on the ins and outs for the fairy tale creature of the week.

Seriously, even Nick’s still useless girlfriend Juliette had more screen time than Eddie. Using her magical vet skills to cure bee stings and trying really hard to spoon Nick in bed. I’m holding out hope that she’s some kind of fairy tale creature, but it’s getting harder and harder to watch her do nothing while a far better character is being thrown to the side.

Overall, “Beeware” was another enjoyable episode, and who doesn’t enjoy a good flash mob? I just wish some things were progressing along a little faster and smoother.

Other thoughts:

  • People still use boomboxes? Didn't we leave those in the 90s with ye olde cassette player?
  • I was glad to see Aunt Marie's trailer still has a role. I feared Nick might have done away with it along with her death.
  • For being such a prominent figure in Nick's life Aunt Marie's death has no lasting emotional consequences for Nick.

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Grimm Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Eddie: Well, I sniffed her out.
Nick: Good boy.

Wu: Oscar worthy performance De Niro.
Nick: Middle School Drama Club.