Grimm Review: The Start of Something Terrible

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With the Winter Olympics now over, Grimm Season 3 Episode 13 brought about some resolution to the cliffhangers it ended with, while posing some new questions at the end,

Nick's timing really couldn't have been any worse when he visited Monroe; emotions in Monroe's family are already running hot since Rosalee walked out in the middle of all of it because their choices break with tradition. 

This is one of the few episodes that begs, and later shoves under the rug, the question of Nick's reliance on Monroe. Nick has the Grimm ancestry and ability to dish out beatings to out of line Wesen on a daily basis, but Nick has almost zero experience when it comes to Wesen world and culture.  

Nick's family keeps his Grimm ancestry a secret from him for most of his life, and his Grimm-ness only manifests itself later in life long after Nick has developed his own sense of right and wrong.

These experiences make Nick unique. They also make his unconventional alliance with Monroe, Rosalee, and Renard possible. With that comes his reliance on those on the team. It puts Monroe (and Rosalee) in the position of going against his upbringing, yet Nick isn't always reciprocating back to Monroe. 

Monroe mentions that Nick has saved his life numerous times and he's done the same for Nick. Maybe Monroe just values having some kind of friendship in his life and sees what Nick is doing as a good thing for the Wesen community.

Ultimately, Monroe is willing to let bygones be bygones and continue helping Nick. It's unfortunate, though, that Grimm pushes it under the rug. Hopefully in time they'll revisit it. 

Monroe's parents are stuck in the same position a lot of parents are when their son or daughter brings home someone they do not approve of. It's a lot of awkward conversation, yelling and fighting.

There was even some...sniffing. Eventually though, most of the tension fizzled out and bridges were crossed. The family dinner was awkward and quiet, but Nick may finally be reciprocating a little more in his friendship with Monroe by holding Grimm harm over the entire family at the dinner table (while Juliette peppers in some choice questions - like a wedding date - maybe next she'll ask Nick what his favorite Wesen killing weapon is). 

Monroe's father told an interesting story passed down by his family: that when Wildesheer show up, it's only the beginning of terrible things.

With Adalind heading into labor and aligning herself a little closer with the Resistance, things could get very messy. Both the Royals and the Resistance want the baby -- Renard even believes he's the father -- which could be incredibly bloody; Adalind is well on her way to getting her powers back; even the baby could be an harbinger of doom.  

Does Nick do enough to reciprocate his friendship with Monroe?

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