Before we dig into this week’s episode of Grimm, can we just take a second to appreciate the title of this episode? You know the writers had a good laugh over that one. Good job, writers.
Back to the recap: Nick shares what happened at the restaurant with Wu, Hank, and Renard — he tells them that Meisner is the one running things for Hadrian’s Wall. Everyone is trying to grasp just how big this Hadrian’s Wall v. Black Claw war really is, so Renard tasks them with finding out who exactly the men are that Nick killed.
Grimm is back, and it’s wasting no time delving into all things Eve (Juliette 2.0). With the Black Claw wesen uprising making major moves to take over, the scooby gang grapples with just how deep the uprising’s influence runs. Spoiler alert: It’s worse than they thought.
When Grimm season 4 ended, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) was dying in Nick’s arms after being shot with arrows. And that explains why it was such a shock when she turned up to save the day in “Wesen Nacht”, season 5’s midseason finale.
Uh, what just happened? This episode was a total game-changer. We met a gang of dangerous wesen, a wesen that looks like a bloated blowfish, and a bad wig with telekinesis. Before we get to the wig-of-wonder that saves the day, we see that Trubel is still safe and shacked up at Nick and Adalind’s home. She wakes up from a nightmare (and Kelly crying) after 25 hours of sleep and shares what happened to her over a meal with Nick and Adalind. It turns out, she’s kind of on her captor’s side.
What other show on television, other than Grimm, would feature a Godzilla-sized Rat King?
Things are getting hotter and hotter each week in the HexenBiest household! Nick and Adalind are still playing house in their “fortress,” learning how to live with one another and raising Kelly. They continue to bond (they’re actually getting along really well), sharing their absent-parent pasts over dinner while trying to hush their crying baby. Adalind tells Nick about her run-in with an old co-worker, expressing how she hates feeling so helpless and that when it’s time she wants to return to work.
“Whatever kind of family you have, reality is relative. Normal is just the middle of the mess.” This quote from Monroe tonight was the underlying theme throughout the entire episode, and it couldn’t be more true. We begin learning that Nick has sold his home, and he and Adalind are packing up the last boxes left to move. Nick gets nostalgic, telling Adalind that when he bought the home more than six years ago, he had no idea he was a grimm. He also shares with Adalind that she was “his first,” meaning the first wesen he ever saw.
This week’s Grimm continues to hint at the rising of a war, introducing new monsters as well as theories about what the four slashes mean. We also see Nick, Adalind, and Kelly settling into their home as a family.
We pick up right where we left off in last season’s finale, with a desperate Nick holding his beautiful, monstrous ex-love’s dead body in his arms. Trubel is standing above the sad scene, knowing that she had no other choice. Juliette would have killed Nick, and would Nick really have tried to stop her by killing her? Would he do what was necessary?
Held up by a Hexenbiest and couldn’t make it to San Diego for Grimm’s panel at Comic-Con?
Fear not! EW’s got the exclusive look at what fans saw during the show’s most recent visit to the convention during a panel moderated by EW’s own Lynette Rice.
Season five isn’t quite here yet — that’ll happen on October 30 — but you can get back into the swing of things with this sweet look back at Nick’s journey as a Grimm. Remember Juliette’s first scratch? When Hank learned the truth? Adalind’s pregnancy reveal? The “goodnight, sweet Grimm” heard ‘round the world?
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