The last few minutes of this Friday’s Grimm really kicks things up a notch. But first, Nick has to solve a case involving a wesen camping experience, and there are plenty of confrontations and revelations going on so he needs to solve that case really quick. Spoilers after the break.
First let’s get the case of the week out of the way so we can get to the really good stuff. There’s a group of campers, going old school, no cell phones or other electronics, not even firewood, they have to chop their own. Turns out to be a father-son experience for wesen. They hunt a rabbit, cook and eat it, and some of the kids even have their first woge. Then a hitchhiker turns up dead and Nick and Hank bring Monroe in after it’s clear it’s a wesen thing.
This is the family who runs the camp. The father and son lead the camp, the daughter isn’t allowed because they have a “no girls” rule.
There’s some questioning of the campers, and Monroe is even invited to speak to the next group about his experiences, and it’s a nice speech about deciding if you want to give in to the side of you that wants to kill or the side that wants peace. And the killer turns out to be the daughter, Maggie, who has decided that her dad and brother are soft and weak for just hunting rabbit and she’s hunting people. Being a TV show, I felt worse for the cute little rabbit. Then just as this is discovered, one of those hitchhikers defends himself with a knife and she dies, right after telling her dad she wasn’t just a girl, she wanted to be part of the group too. The moral of this story: don’t be exclusive, especially with your own family. And rabbits seem harder to catch and kill than hitchhikers. Case closed.
One other side story. Sean Renard is in his room, having ghost bullet pains and drinks a glass of water. Next thing he knows he’s in the middle of town, with no idea how he got there. He has Sgt. Franco check into incidents in that area and in turns out someone was attacked but there’s no description of the attacker. A mystery for another day though because more important things are going on.
First, Rosalee visits Juliette in jail, and tells her she feels partially responsible. Juliette tells her she is, but that’s ok because she likes what she is now (and good for her), and wouldn’t want to give it up. She even asks Rosalee if she would give up being a fuchsbau, and she says she would if it was necessary to be with Monroe, and is confident he would do the same. Then Juliette reminds her that Nick didn’t give up being a Grimm, but that’s fine, it’s worked out for everyone: Rosalee and Monroe were reunited, Nick is a Grimm again, and Juliette is happy as a hexenbiest. She then hangs up the phone, and walks back to her cell (where she’s been killing flies with her mind). Rosalee’s look of concern is because of Juliette’s new happy-go-lucky attitude towards her new self.
Juliette’s jail time is short lived though, because Kenneth posts her bail, and is waiting for her when she leaves. He has to call out to her though because she doesn’t have a care in the world about who posted her bail or why.
She’s not too impressed that he posted her bail, or even that he’s a royal. She even mentions how it would be a shame for a royal to die in Portland.
But then he tells her about Adalind’s new pregnancy and that Nick is the father, and he has her attention, for a little bit anyway. He lets her know what hotel he’s staying at if she wants to talk further after confirming what he said is true.
She’s not the only one who’s going to be finding out about Adalind and Nick’s baby. Next up is Captain Renard and Nick himself, which can be enjoyed in this clip. Including one of the instances of Sean exclaiming “it’s not mine!” Adalind also has something to offer besides the news of a baby, she knows a way to not completely cure Juliette but to at least help rein in the hexenbiest in her. She’ll need some help from Rosalee, and the book and hat she already has at the shop, as well as a dead hexenbiest, but not a freshly dead one, so she offers up her own mother’s corpse, after reminding everyone in the room (and us viewers) that Nick’s mom killed her, and Sean had slept with her.
Shortly after this, Juliette shows up at the precinct, learns the truth, and threatens to kill Adalind in a room full of cops. She’s getting pretty brazen, and I gotta say I like it.
After agreeing not to biest out and kill her in front of several armed witnesses, she leaves. And Nick and Adalind head to the spice shop to see if Rosalee will help. She agrees, because she hasn’t been able to come up with anything on her own to help Juliette, so it’s off to dig up a corpse and get whatever else they need ready.
Unfortunately for everyone else, Juliette decides she now has enough reason to at least hear Kenneth out.
After turning down the offer of wine (or whatever is in that glass), she asks what he wants, and it’s pretty simple. Kenneth is hopeful that if Nick were in mortal danger, his mom might show up to help, and then they can find out where Diana is. He then asks her if she wants to be a pawn or a queen (not sure that’s a literal offer). Juliette doesn’t outright reject him so it’s not looking good for Nick.
While Nick, Hank and Wu are solving the case of the murdered hitchhikers (it was the blutbaden with the knife in her gut), Juliette visits Aunt Marie’s trailer that she still has full access to because Nick still loves and trusts her enough that it never occurred to him that might not be a good thing. And then Juliette does something that there’s really no going back from.
(Sniff...bye bye super soaker)
Then she calls Nick and lets him know what she just did because she’s not trying to hide it.
Shit just got real!
Whoa! I really didn’t see that coming! She burned down the trailer! No more research, generations of Grimm knowledge just gone.
Next episode would be a really good time for Sgt. Wu to reveal he’s been scanning the pages for future reference. But even if that did happen, there were some unique weapons for dealing with specific wesen that are now gone.
Did Renard really transport to the city or was it just a vision, and some amnesia so he doesn’t remember actually going there like a normal person?
We have yet to see if the child is biologically Adalind’s or Juliette’s based on how deep the spell worked.
Juliette passing the time in her cell by killing flies was kind of cool. Mr. Miyagi might even approve.
Update: the past few Fridays, the Grimm Facebook page has put up a Q&A with one of the actors from the show, and this week’s was with Bree Turner (who looks pretty good in those glasses, maybe they should work that in for Rosalee).
A couple of the questions asked are ones that have popped up in the comments on these recaps, so you can check the link above, or see the screenshot of those questions in particular. It’s possible her answers are based on what she knows and not necessarily everything the show runners know, but being on the show, I’d say she has a decent level of knowledge.
What did you all think?
(Sorry, no gifs this time, didn’t see many up for this episode, except one on Grimm Wiki).
ETA: Thanks for mainpaging, Cheryl!