The age old rivalry between the Blutbad and the Bauerschwein continued on Grimm Season 3 Episode 3, and what better way for a Bauerchwein to get back at a Blutbad than by literally blowing them up from the inside out with a serious case of indigestion?
With Nick in seemingly perfect health (and looking mighty fine on a treadmill) Grimm returned to its procedural roots.
It’s always fun to go back and revisit the Wesen rivalries because most of the world is still very much at odds. The little pigs and bad wolves do not like each other, and it’s been that way for forever.
Nick and Monroe are pioneers in a sense. Two enemies that can somehow put their differences aside and actually work together well and are good friends. That doesn’t mean something can’t rip them apart; their charade with chef was tense (until Monroe gave it away) and an indicator of how quickly their friendship can go off the rails.
One thing that is not going off the rails: Monroe and Rosalee.
Monroe: I’ve been thinking that we should, you know, maybe think about moving in together.
Rosalee: I’ve been thinking about that too.
Monroe: Because I love you.
Rosalee: That’s a relief because I love you too.
They’re always adorable together and the way Rosalee can bring out the vulnerability and rambling out of an otherwise very formidable and imposing Blutbad brings symmetry and equality to their relationship.
With Eric now dead, the royal families are fighting with each other to decide who will take the helm - and Renard wants his spy to find Frau Pech. Adalind and her baby are one of the bigger payoffs that we’ve been waiting patiently for and it’s finally gaining some traction as Adalind is slowly coming back into orbit around Renard at least.
By far my favorite scene tonight was the tense conversation between Nick and Renard after Nick told Renard he’s feeling guilty about the bar killing:
Renard: Let me ask you something Nick: what’s really bothering you, the fact that you killed somebody or the fact that you killed somebody that wasn’t Wesen? Because God knows you killed plenty of them. That’s what you Grimms do, isn’t it?
It’s a good question to pose and I do agree with Renard’s point on some levels. Nick has a habit of killing Wesen and it could be because of his Grimm ancestry. But his ancestry can’t be a big influence on Nick aside from what he can do. I think a big part of those killings is how Nick sees them and how Nick views his role within the world two worlds he’s continually in.
Nick views his murders as justified within the confines of Portland law and the one’s that do fall outside of his human jurisdiction tend to be in self-defense. Most of Nick’s friendships are within the Wesen world, he doesn’t view himself as an outsider, so Renard’s confrontation seems to be a ploy to rile Nick up.
The bar fight was different for Nick because he lost control. He didn’t know what he was doing, and that’s causing him to have doubts. Nick is a man who tends to have everything under control and he can stay level headed. The time his side job and duties as a Grimm caused him to step out of those qualities caused him to take a life – and he’s not sure how to process that as one of the downfalls of the job.
A Few Questions:
- Is Nick turning grey a residual effect of the zombification or his Grimm powers still trying to fully cope with it?
- Adalind's tear of blood. A sign of royalty?
- When is Nick getting back to the trailer? I want to see some good ol' Grimm ass kicking with clubs and axes!