Grimm Season 4 Episode 15 Review: Double Date

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Well, that's the worst case of dissociative identity disorder I've ever seen.

In Grimm Season 4 Episode 15, an unusual sort of Wesen actually had three forms: a male human, a female human, and its intermediate flatworm form.

Only, the man and the woman had completely distinct personas: Linus and Stacy were more like Bonnie and Clyde sharing the same body, only the body was sometimes Bonnie, sometimes Clyde!

Helping Capt. Renard - Grimm

It was almost immediately obvious that Linus and Stacy were one and the same. I'm actually surprised that our heroes (and Grimms in general) didn't catch on to this earlier, in fact, given that flatworms are hermaphrodites (i.e., they have both male and female reproductive organs).

Despite the predictability of the Case of the Week, it was still an entertaining watch. The interrogation scene at the end was especially interesting. Linus claimed self-defense in the death of the businessman, and we know that was more or less true, though he really didn't need to kill the guy. It was sad, however, to see how broken Linus was when he realized that he couldn't reach Stacy anymore for who knows how long.

I'm curious to know if that sort of total distinction between the two personalities is normal for the Hunta Lami Muuaji, or if it was just the case here.

This episode also treated us to some much-missed Shirtless Renard, who'd been having nightmares and some nasty bleeding issues. I really have to hand it to Sasha Roiz; he played a side of Renard we really haven't seen before: truly, honestly frightened and panicking. And Renard didn't simply ignore it or try to bulldoze through the problem, but he looked for help from multiple avenues.

This all lead into some great Renard-Juliette scenes when our new Hexenbiest invited herself into his house after spending the night in her car. She certainly acted entitled, didn't she, just marching into his place and expecting him to put her up!

In any case, he took advantage of her presence to open the Grimoire of Doom (the one that Adalind used to start this mess), leading to this lovely gem of a Grimm quote:

Juliette: Why can't you do it again? Aren't you half Hexenbiest?
Renard: Why does everyone keep making that mistake?! I am not a Hexenbiest, I'm a Zauberbiest. There's a difference.

This sort of begs the question: what in the world makes a Zauber so different from a Hexen?! I get the feeling that there's a story there somewhere, especially since we've run across a billion times as many Hexens as Zaubers so far.

Renard also gave some insight into Juliette's situation from his perspective with this intriguing exchange:

Juliette: Is there *anything* comforting in all of this?!
Renard: Well, you do have abilities that defy explanation. How you learn to use them will determine what you become. You're more than I'll ever be. The way this happened to you, you're one of a kind. Now, I don't know what that means ultimately.
Juliette: So, what you're saying is I'm going to have to wing it.
Renard: Don't we all.

This is an important juncture for Juliette, where she will decide what she's going to become. Honestly, I hope she can find it in her heart to forgive Nick and stay with him, and not completely lose her humanity. Nick's love for Juliette has been one of the big constants of Grimm up to now. They've been through so much together that I'd hate for things to fall apart now.

This leads us to Adalind, who confirmed her unwanted Grimm-induced pregnancy. I practically laughed my head off when she announced her brilliant plan to handle this mess:

I have to sleep with someone. Fast.

Adalind

How typical Adalind is that? Dear, oh dear, I thought quite keenly on something Renard's mother Elizabeth said back in Grimm Season 4 Episode 4:

I hope you don't mind me borrowing your shirt. I just got a little sluttier as Adalind! ...Is that a terrible thing to say about the mother of my granddaughter?

Elizabeth Lascelles

Yup, so Adalind's great plan was to sleep with Viktor and try to pass off the pregnancy as his. I wonder how effective that strategy would be in the long term, though, because there are clearly methods to test for Royal blood in a baby (as Adalind knows full well from the fun and games with Diana). Given that King Frederick shipped Viktor back to Vienna, however, this plan went bust, anyway.

I have to ask, does Adalind have some sort of problem with using contraceptives? Along those lines, it is curious that she didn't even consider ending the pregnancy, despite the fact that it would be a Grimm's baby.

Here's a question for you to ponder: is the baby she's carrying hers, or is it Juliette's? It was conceived, after all, while Adalind was Juliette. This means that it's entirely possible that the baby could be 100% normal!

So, what did you guys think of "Double Date"? Will Renard find the solution to his phantom bleeding? Which direction will Juliette go with her new powers? Will Adalind find someone to sleep with fast enough?

Grimm returns with Grimm Season 4 Episode 16, "Heartbreaker," on Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. Until then, you can relive all the excitement right here at TV Fanatic when you watch Grimm online!

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 15 Quotes

Juliette: Is there *anything* comforting in all of this?!
Renard: Well, you do have abilities that defy explanation. How you learn to use them will determine what you become. You're more than I'll ever be. The way this happened to you, you're one of a kind. Now, I don't know what that means ultimately.
Juliette: So, what you're saying is I'm going to have to wing it.
Renard: Don't we all.

Juliette: Why can't you do it again? Aren't you half Hexenbiest?
Renard: Why does everyone keep making that mistake?! I am not a Hexenbiest, I'm a Zauberbiest. There's a difference.