On Friday’s eventful Grimm, Nick and friends deal with the aftermath of the previous episode,
Kenneth of the Royal Family ramps up his plans to retrieve Diana with some help from a new recruit, and the Portland PD have a case dealing with a killer who may or may not be visiting from late 1800s England. Spoilers after the break.
The episode picks up right where last week’s left off, with Nick rushing over to the trailer after getting an ominous call from Juliette. While he, Hank Wu and Monroe reminisce, via flashbacks, about moments in the trailer, they also discover more than a few of the weapons, including the Ogre Gun which Monroe and Hank are happy survived, and even some of the books survived. So they salvage what they can, and take it to the spice shop, which Monroe has offered up as the new storage space. Makes sense to have the research materials and potions ingredients in the same place, it’s just a shame there’s a lot less of that research material.
But Juliette had more than angry payback in mind. Knowing they would rush to the trailer, she heads home, and sends Nick’s mom, Kelly Burkhardt an e-mail to lure her back to Portland. And it seems to have worked.
She then deleted the reply and her original message, and even though we don’t see it, let’s assume she empties the trash folder too, so as to cover her tracks. She then returns to Kenneth, where they plan more revenge. Later on, she describes the house, and they go over the other houses in the neighborhood, including one with seasonal renters that Kenneth seems to think will be of use. They’re going to be ready when Kelly shows up for Nick.
After much debate over where she’d be safest, Nick brings Adalind over to Bud’s house while his wife and kids are out of town. And I’d like to think no matter how bad Juliette might have become, even she wouldn’t hurt Bud.
Nick then goes back to the house, maybe slightly cautious.
He notices the mouse pad has been moved slightly, but since Juliette has otherwise covered here tracks, there’s not much else to find.
While this is going on, there’s a new case in the works as two wesen hookers are approached by a man with a British accent who’s looking for something a little more than human. One of them, a fuchsbau, woges for him and off they go. Until it turns out he’s leading her to an empty field and she decides to leave but it’s too late.
While this is happening (or maybe just after), Captain Renard wakes up to a recreation of Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover.
He makes his way out of the pool just in time to arrive at the scene of the murder.
After interviewing her friend/roommate, Sgt Wu notes that the way she was killed is very similar to the stories of Jack the Ripper and lucky for them, one of the books that survived has an account of a Roman Soldier a Grimm encountered who was killing wesen is a fashion even he found too brutal, as if he were “possessed by the devil”, suggesting that “Jack the Ripper” has been around for longer than anyone suspected and isn’t gone just yet.
While working on the case, Nick also has Rosalee and Adalind working on the potion to help Juliette tame the biest. This includes Adalind having to dig up her mom. But first she has a few words with her.
Then they take the corpse back to the spice shop and go to town taking it apart to grind into the potion. Since there’s only one way to know if it will work, Adalind drinks some of it, and then some things happen. Safe to say, it works.
Adalind can no longer woge, and at first she’s able to slightly move a potion bottle but soon even that isn’t within her power. Not sure how permanent this is, but if Juliette shows up now she’d be even worse off than the last time they fought.
With all that’s going on Monroe and Rosalee decide, very smartly, that maybe they should call Trubel to come back and help with everything that’s going on. So we could have as many as 3 Grimms in town next soon!
Nick also makes it clear that he’s not exactly interested in being involved in the life of this kid he was tricked into fathering.
Back to the ongoing case, the friend/roommate turns up dead, killed by the same man, who somehow knows she talked to the police, and some of the info starts getting out to the public. During a police press conference, Renard has another re-opened bullet wounds experience and frantically makes a phone call. He then goes to meet with Henrietta and tells her what’s been happening.
She knows enough about what’s happening to ask if he always wakes up in water, but not enough to help him immediately. So he runs off. Henrietta starts checking some books in her place, but is immediately visited by an unseen assailant with a Brittish accent who slashes her throat and then sings a song. Is it possible this new “Jack the Ripper” is none other than Captain Renard, who’s the new guy possessed by the devil, which is in fact what those arms reaching for him in his vision was? It’s not looking good for him.
In the meantime, Nick calls Juliette and asks her to meet him at the spice shop. She’s got him on speaker, with Kenneth in the room but agrees to go. And then Nick reveals his plan is to just ask Juliette to drink the potion that might make her powers weaker. This is the stupidest plan ever because she’s made it quite clear she likes her powers. (Possibly region-locked video clip at the end, but images and a written recap first).
A fight breaks out, the bottle is destroyed, Monroe and Rosalee are tossed around, Hank pulls a gun on her only to have it fly out of his hand, and Juliette states once again she likes who she is now. And Nick isn’t done with his bad ideas.
And then things get really crazy. Juliette takes control of Nick and has him point his gun at Monroe. The screen goes black and a shot is heard. And that’s it! It’s a cliffhanger ending! Aaaaahhhhh!
Here it all is in a video clip, starting with Henrietta’s exit from the show.
Again, what a cliff to leave us hanging on!
Ok, let’s be real, they’re probably not going to kill off Monroe, but still, it sure looks like they might. Which brings me to an idea. How great would it be if Juliette double crosses Kenneth and only helps to get Diana back so she can return her to Adalind. After all, if she likes her power, then she also has Adalind to thank, so why not get her daughter back to her so she can leave and never return to Portland again.
First Captain Renard is blacking out and apparently going around assaulting people. It seemed to start after he had the vision with the devil arms reaching for him. What if that was the “Jack the Ripper” devil/spirit, and assaults were just its way of warming up? “Jack” knew that the 2nd working girl had talked to the police and killed Henrietta as soon as she started working on helping Renard. It could even be a split personality thing he’s not aware of. Either way, it’s not looking good for him.
I hope Adalind’s potion effect is temporary, but maybe they did that to write her out? Once she gets Diana back, she could just leave town, as long as someone takes care of Kenneth.
Looks like we’re getting Kelly Burkhardt and Trubel coming back to town, can’t wait!
What did you all think?
(Gifs courtesy of Grimm Wiki, and dailygrimm on tumblr)