If there were a prize for the highest ham in an episode of television, I think Grimm Season 6 Episode 7 might be a serious contender.
Not that this was a bad thing!
Sometimes, you just want the actors to let loose and chew the scenery, and enjoy forty-two minutes of utter ridiculousness.
Admittedly, Grimm draws ever closer to its series finale (only six more episodes remain), and many have complained about the lack of focus on the overarching story in favor of Monster-of-the-Week cases.
There was some development of the season arc, with Nick and Eve having an...unusual moment in the loft.
Eve: Did you see that?!
Nick: Swirling blue tornado, a skull-like dude with green eyes staring right at us?! Yes, I saw that!
Eve: You’ve never seen anything like that in your mirror before?!
This, alas, led to their idiotic (yet utterly predictable) decision to not tell their friends about this utterly bizarre and alarming event because...reasons? NO! Tell them all! Tell them NOW!
"Blind Love" is, technically speaking, one of those Monster-of-the-Week cases, but something was refreshing about the fact that it had more to do with Nick the Cop for once, as opposed to Nick the Grimm.
It seems that Nick was taking down criminal Wesen long before he knew he was a Grimm, which was a nice touch. It's also a subtle callback to something Renard once said, about a lot of crime being connected to Wesen.
Meanwhile, an under-the-influence Wu was misquoting Shakespeare. Ironically, one of his lines appeared in its correct form as this episode's title card!
Love looks not with the eye but with the heart. Therefore is lost Cupid’s mighty dart.Wu
The most hilarious of all our unfortunately enchanted heroes, I think, had to be Hank and his sudden obsession with himself. In the scene where they're all fighting in the corridor, he's just dancing there in front of the mirror in the background!
While it may be convenient that the only one unaffected by the Zaubertrank was the person who would recognize what was happening and how to fix it, it gave Rosalee the chance to be awesome.
And awesome Rosalee is EPIC. While I was hoping that she would rip the guy's face off herself, there was some measure of satisfaction that he hoisted with his own petard by holding that particular server hostage.
It's also worth mentioning that one of my favorite moments in this episode was when Rosalee was testing Monroe's nose with the coffee test near the beginning.
Okay, now we gotta talk about Diana.
Adorable, sweet, terrifying, murderous Diana. Who will happily make chocolate chip cookies and pancakes and then toss her kidnapper around a warehouse.
Grossante [to Renard on the phone]: Please, for God’s sake, you gotta hurry!
Renard: Yeah, listen, I just got a couple of things to take care of first, but I’ll be there as soon as I can.
Grossante: No! No! No, listen to me! For God’s sake, you gotta get here! She’s gonna kill me!
Diana [singsong]: I found you! That’s not a very good hiding place.
Grossante: No… oh, no… please, oh God… plea-- aaaaah!
Renard: [hangs up]
Now, I'm not saying that Grossante didn't have it coming. He did. He totally did. But Renard needs to consider the life lessons he's teaching his daughter by leaving her to "play" with the guy.
As a viewer, we are supposed to find it entertaining how badly Grossante miscalculated by kidnapping the angelic little Diana, only for her to turn the tables on him in five seconds flat. (She did say please...)
On the other hand, we also recall just how easily she used magic to manipulate people to get what she wants, even killing Bonaparte. Diana's combination of emotional immaturity and tremendous magical ability is, well, terrifying.
There's actually something of a parallel between Grossante and the Cupiditas who enchanted Team Grimm: both of them were looking for revenge and both grossly miscalculated the situation.
I also would like to highlight the great way Sasha Roiz played his scenes, from the expression Renard made when being told they were having cookies for breakfast to the realization that Grossante was in far more trouble than Diana.
Here are some final thoughts before I turn the discussion over to you:
- Did anyone else think that the Cupiditas looked suspiciously like the Fuchsteufelwild (Rumpelstiltskin) from Grimm Season 2 Episode 16?
- Speaking of similarities, the amorte inferno definitely shares some with le mort pour l’amour, the Zaubertrank Adalind gave to Hank in Grimm Season 1 Episode 15.
- When the Cupiditas spat in the champagne to enchant it, all I could think of was, "Wow. That's really not sanitary."
- How on earth did Team Grimm explain all the woging and strange behavior to the unfortunate server who was the object of Wu's affections?
- Check out our Grimm quotes page for some of the catchy lines from this episode!
Don't forget that if you missed this episode, you can watch Grimm online to catch up! Grimm returns on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8/7c with Grimm Season 6 Episode 8, "The Son Also Rises."
So, what did you think of "Blind Love"? Was it a fun diversion before returning to the main drama? Or was it a pointless detour away from the important plot?
Let us know in the comments below!