Grimm "Bad Moon Rising" Review: Three Howls for Hank!

Grimm S02E03: “Bad Moon Rising”


What do incestuous coyote-monsters, a bathtub full of animal remains, and pelts gussied-up like a fifth-grade taxidermied diorama have in common? If you need me to tell you then you clearly haven’t been watching Grimm, so get out now while the rest of us discuss fairy-tale monster sex rituals. Thank you!

Last night’s “Bad Moon Rising” was the episode where Hank finally learned the truth about Nick and a young girl almost got violated by her hillbilly kin. But let me take a moment to address the biggest shock of the episode, which was the awful new opening title sequence.

This new opening sequence is the worst!

There was something inherently exciting about Season 1’s logo and discordant instrumental theme, cluing you in to the fact that there was more to meet the eye in the forested, fantasy-land that is Grimm’s Portland. With the new sequence’s horribly hyped-up narration and Photoshop-filter fun, I can only hope that the show's title-sequence people saw a Wesen and temporarily lost their minds, and will return to the original opening posthaste.

“Bad Moon Rising” kicked off with Operation Freak-Out-The-Amnesia-Patient as Nick showed Juliette a really boring slideshow of their relationship and established that Juliette remembered everything in her life but Nick. Monroe suspected Adalind’s spell was geared toward erasing the Grimm from Juliette’s life.

The real meat of the episode, however, was Hank and Nick’s search for a seventeen year-old AP Student, kidnapped by a hick in a denim vest (‘90s holdovers are always a red flag, guys). This was, without a doubt, one of the creepiest rape-centric Grimm plots to grace the screen since Season 1’s “Lonelyhearts,” and yes, I realize I've now written “rape-centric plot” for the second time about one network TV show. Grimm, ladies and gents!

The missing AP student was Carly, the daughter of one of Hank’s oldest friends and goddaughter to Hank. Kidnapped by her inbred Texan relatives, Carly and her kin were Coyotls (coyote-Wesen) and her uncle and cousins wanted her to be part of a shudder-inducing Coyotl mating ritual. After Hank spent some time reflecting on his Wesen-induced PTSD he and Nick tracked the kidnappers first to a rotting corpse in an apartment building, and then to a foreclosed barn where Carly was being held. Teamed up with Carly’s father, the truth came tumbling out after Hank nearly killed the transformed Coyotl Carly and Nick had to admit he could also see the Wesen. Hank and Nick then took care of the Coyotl’s by being unimpressed when they transformed, the Texans were arrested, and Coyotl Carly was safe once again and free to take too many AP classes.

Let’s get this out of the way now: Come on, Grimm, Coyotl? For a show that forces me to misspell complicated German words every week I expected better of you. If I’m not cursing the English-to-Deutsch function in Google Translate then it’s not Grimm!

That said, I think we’re all relieved to see Hank taking a proactive role this early in the season. Throughout Season 1 Hank was a comedic relief, then an Adalind plot point, and finally an Albatross around Nick’s neck. Now he’s got the chance to be an equal partner in all things, sleuthing for human and Wesen criminals alike. While some (*cough* me *cough*) would be a bit more miffed that my best friend was content to let me go shotgun-cuddlin’ nuts, Hank’s determined to see the silver lining once Nick clues him in. With both Hank and Monroe on Nick’s side perhaps our Grimm will actually be able to overcome the Royals, rogue Wesen, and the Selective Amnesia Girlfriend. Plus I cannot wait to see the Hank/Monroe meeting!

With the reveal of the truth, it’s increasingly obvious this is a Grimm radically different than Season 1, determined to throw status quo to the wind rather than milking a plot. Moreover, this Wesen-of-the-week story did not feel like useless filler as so many of the Season 1 episodes did. It stood on its own and delivered a solid crime story that could have honestly been an episode of a regular procedural drama with the barest of retouches. No longer does the show feel segmented into monster episodes versus mythology episodes—just like Hank and Nick, the show is uniting all the separate pieces.

I will say that I was little troubled at the central “a group of guys kidnap a teenage girl to rape her” plot—and the fact that when Carly’s father learns their intentions it takes him two commercial breaks to get as upset as I think most of us would be if we learned our child was kidnapped for a mating ritual. But Grimm avoided exploitive pitfalls and used the horrifying truth to propel the action and raise the stakes rather than wallow in sensationalism, so we’ll chalk Father Coyotl’s reaction up to Grimm’s often-inconsistent guest star acting.

And for now let’s rejoice in the enlightening of Hank—this looks like the beginning of a beautiful Grimm friendship.


Questions:
... How are Rosalee and Monroe going to react to Hank, newest addition to Team Grimm?

... Will Juliette become a more likeable character now that she has to literally restart from scratch?

... Was Adalind’s spell targeted specifically to Nick memories?

... With the reveal that Hank’s high school bud was a Wesen, at this point are there any actual humans in Portland? Real people from Portland, weigh in!

... Now that Hank has seen one Wesen fully transform does that mean he can see them the same exact way Nick can? Or do they need to transform to a certain point for Hank, a non-Grimm, to be able to see them?

... Will Hank become a Deputy Grimm? Can one become a Grimm if one is not born into the Grimm family line?

... How many languages does Monroe know?

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I was upset that there was no Rosalee :(
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I COULD get along with the new opening sequence if the stupid narrator shuts the hell up!

Thankfully everything else is still good or getting even better ...
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I couldn't agree with you more about the new opening sequence--it's awful. The old one created the perfect ambience.
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Really liked the episode. Hank being "inducted" as the newest member of Team Grimm will definitely change things. Whether its for better or worse, I don't know but can't wait to find out.



I do think Adiland's spell targeted Nick memories specifically.



Oh, for the record, I like the new opening.
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Being as the coyote is a new world species, it would have been more natural if these Wessen looked like Native Americans of the southwest. However, I can see how this would have upset Native Americans, implying that Native Americans are violently incestuous. Coyotes may hunt in packs, but the female chooses one mate and may stay mated for several years. It would be nice if the writers stopped relying on animalistic Wessen, and used a few more truly monstrous demonic forms.
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I wonder if non-Grimms that have been magic'd might be able to see transformations easier than just us regular folks. Hank ate Adalind's tainted cookies last season. And Juliette's been magic'd too, hmmm.
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Before the questions: I agree TOTALLY with you on both the insipidity of the new Opening Credits - I think we all need to start contacting NBC and let them know just how bad they are, because I could see someone tuning in to Grimm for the first time, seeing those credits, thinking its nothing but a stupid ball of cheese (and while it may BE a bit of a ball of cheese, it's not "stupid"!) and tuning out before getting a chance to actually watch the show; and also on the whole "Coyotl" thing. I mean, yeesh - first season, I think ALL of the Wesen had Deutche-based names. So far this season it's been French and "Coyotl"? Please! I like my little post-Grimm German scavenger hunts and I'm missing them this season :(



So, Questions:



... How are Rosalee and Monroe going to react to Hank, newest addition to Team Grimm?



They were willing to accept Mama Nick, so I think Hank will be fine by them. Hank may find himself a bit more overwhelmed again, but he'll pull through



... Will Juliette become a more likeable character now that she has to literally restart from scratch?



Unfortunately, I don't think there's much that CAN help her :(



... Was Adalind's spell targeted specifically to Nick memories?



I'm pretty sure it was



... With the reveal that Hank's high school bud was a Wesen, at this point are there any actual humans in Portland? Real people from Portland, weigh in!



Never been to Portland, so... could be Wesen city for all I know :D



... Now that Hank has seen one Wesen fully transform does that mean he can see them the same exact way Nick can? Or do they need to transform to a certain point for Hank, a non-Grimm, to be able to see them?



From what I've been able to figure out, those times when Nick can identify a Grimm even when someone else in the room doesn't notice, it's more there's a kind of metaphysical link he has that can pierce their human disguise for a moment, but no one else can see it. I say that because remember that Wesen can identify Nick as a Grimm, but he never has any kind of a physical transformation, nor does he have any tattoos, birthmarks or other kind of visible sign that could be used to say "This here is a Grimm!" They just know. I think that's basically how it works for Nick, too - the metaphysical connection between Grimm and Wesen allows him to get a glimpse of the individuals true nature, but no one else is aware of it unless the Wesen drops their human guise.



... Will Hank become a Deputy Grimm? Can one become a Grimm if one is not born into the Grimm family line?



I don't think he can become a "Grimm" - but I remember one episode of "Charmed" where the sisters were working with a religious Witch - someone who was purely human and didn't have any inherent "Hollywood-style" powers, but honoured the Wiccan Holidays, could cast spells that work on a subtler level (i.e. nothing that defies general physics, but kind of nudging things like fate, prosperity, safety, etc.) and so forth - like a real-world Wiccan. They called those witches "Witch Practitioners" in a play on a "Nurse Practitioner" who is someone who can do a great deal of what a doctor can, except for some of the more serious "flashier" things that require special credentialing or additional training. I doubt they'd use the term, but I could see Hank as a "Grimm Practitioner" - he may not have all the powers and abilities of a Grimm, but he's more than just another guy - he'd have additional knowledge, perhaps access to some of Nick's weapons and things like that which would make him much better back up in a fight than Joe Schmoe off the street.



... How many languages does Monroe know?



I'm starting to think maybe at least a bit of all of them :D
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1) I would very much like to know how/why Hank can see Wessen when he could not before. Could it be something to do with his relationship to Adelaide.



2) It frustrated me that the whole episode revolved around incest/rape, it is never called out and named. Instead the show used jokes and diversions to avoid saying what actually happened. It seems that if they are going to create such a horrifying situation on a TV show, they could at least name what they are doing.
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The reason Hank saw the girl transform is cause she transformed all the way. Like it was said in season 1 Nick can see then when no one else can, and normal people like Hank can only see them if they fully transform.
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Nick can see Wessen without their actually changing. That is one ability that makes a Grimm. The girl changed to her coyote form, and that is why Hank saw her. Hank saw Monroe in his Wessen form in the forest, and it freaked him out enough to see a psych. Hank actually took the girl's transformation quite well.



I agree that the incestuous gang rape was softpedalled. It would have been nice if Nick or Hank had said something to the pack about their abhorrent intent.
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Finally caught myself up on this season. Not sure why I waited the few weeks, but I watched all 3 episodes today, and I gotta say that I'm really liking the feeling of the season so far. It seems to be moving much quicker and it feels quite a bit more serious and dark. Well, I guess the rapeyness of this episode had a significant impact on that.



The opening title sequence is horrible. I had to watch it for the first two episodes too... I hate it. I want to kill it. I hate the voice, I hate the words that are being said, I hate the visual effects. With everything else about the show seemingly improving, they had to decline in title sequence? Bleh.



I thought the Coyotl's reactions near the end were quite funny and lame, though. For a bunch of rapey-kidnappy-gun-shooting beasts, they seemed to rely SOLELY on surprise and didn't really put up much else of a fight. "ROAR!" *gets punched in the face* "Ow, hey, you weren't scared by me?" And everybody else just gives up when they hear Nick is a Grimm.



Finally... uhhhh, I'm still quite annoyed by Juliette. For a moment there, I thought I might be able to like her better as this amnesiac, but nah, she still bugs me. Hopefully the writers can and will improve upon her character as the season progresses... but I had the same hope last year.
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About Juliette becoming more likable now.... The going to bed without talking to Nick about anything was clearly not a good sample of what's coming. Is this really how it works with amnesia? If you don't recognize someone you should, then you just want them as far away as possible as if it's their fault? Okay, then. I half expected her to kick Nick out of the house.
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Hank took the news about Nick better than he thought he would. Now that Hank knows what Nick is and what he can do,I wonder how much further deep into the rabbit hole he'll bring him into. And seeing how the next episode will involve Monroe and Rosalee, am guessing Nick will be telling Hank about those is up next on the agenda. Really feel sorry Nick with Juliette remembering everyone in her life except for him. I wonder what will be Renard's involvement with her down the road this season.
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I am confused....and I didn't question this too much the first season...if normal people can see the Wesen, what actually makes a Grimm special? Is it just a matter of the involuntary change in times of distress (in which case, perhaps we direct our actors to stop acting like they are changing)? And how can Nick be identified but sometimes not identified as a Grimm (I might suggest that this question could be resolved even as soon as in next week's episode where we might get viewpoints from Rosalee's diseased mind of what a Grimm looks like to a Wessen). I am just a little confused over this point....
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I believe Monroe explains it to Nick that Wesen can be seen by ordinary people if they want to be seen (season 1)? Obviously, Nick being a Grimm, can see them even if they don't want that.
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I can address that : Nick, as a Grimm, has the ability to see through the human disguise of a Wesen. What he sees then is more like a vision, no one else sees this facial transition. The Wesen is aware of Nick's "scanning" and therefore identifies Nick as a Grimm unless the Wesen is heavily distracted. When the Wesen changes willingly it's form anyone can see it for that.
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Okay...I guess...I will try to accept that and suspend further questioning...here is another one for you...do you suppose that technically Grimm's are Wessen too? And maybe that is what they actually see when he is 'scanning' them?
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Yes! At least some kind of magic is going on there. Because the Wesen feel the "scan" of a Grimm there is clearly a supernatural connection.
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I've considered it... it makes sense. Grimm's supposedly have have enhanced strength and reflexes so them being some form of Wessen would work.

Kind of like how Buffy the Vampire Slayer's powers derived from a demon way back from the stone age.
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Agreed. Basically a forced union between a human and a demon.
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It wasn't just rape, it was gang incestuous rape. But I suppose that's better than murder. And isn't L&O: Special Victims Unit filled with rape? Although the episode does shed a bad light on Texas hillbillies.



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*sigh* There are no such things as Texas hillbillies. Arkansas, yes, West Virginia, definitely. Texas has rednecks.
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Yes and no. SVU is filled with rape, but it's mostly the after-effects: victim crying in a corner hours later when the cops arrive, days/years later a victim having trouble coping, etc. Or the search for a kidnapped woman/kid before they are assaulted, in which case the woman/kid is found locked in a closet or something.



This episode, well it got pretty close to the actual event and thus a little creepy for network TV. Molesting the minor, showing that they'd ripped off her clothes and washed her, TIED HER to the contraption they were going to use to enter her, etc.

Also, you left out the "minor" part... she was only 17.
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For me as a german, the translations are sometimes funny, sometimes annoying. They could do a lot better. They even transformed my hometown Hannover into Mannheim! *jeez* I meet Sebastian Roch at a convention and asked him to contact the producers. I volunteer as a german consultant. ;o)
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For me "Lausenschlange" was the worst/best of all the names. LAUSENSCHLANGE!
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That and the Klausstreich! *rolleyes*
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Hate the rape angle. I know, I know, folklore (and history) are full of it, but it repulses me more than the average person for reasons I won't get into.



The bright side was the girl got away and Hank got game. I LOVED Hank's reaction in the end. He got his Grimm legs.



1. I think they will be okay with it, provided Hank is cool about it. Meaning he gets that you don't just go introducing them as his wesen buds.

2. Gosh I sure hope so. I kind of like her more already for some reason, but some of the scenes with her and Nick were pretty forced and unpleasant - in a way I don't think the writers were going for.

3. LOL!

4. I have the exact same question. Additionally, is Hank really a non-Grimm? Does he have a latent ability? Is Nick rubbing off on him (can you get Grimm on you?)

5. See above, especially about the blood line bit. Maybe Willow casts a spell and everyone who could be a Grimm becomes a Grimm all at once and...oh....nevermind.

6. And why? Is that a part of being a werewolf?
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You know what the credits reminded me, the credits from Hercules with Kevin Sorbo, so why make such a hilarious opening credit for a serious show like Grimm??
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I think that Nick can see a Wesen without them 'transforming' while no one else can. Cause, lets' face it - if the whole world could see Wesens when Nick could, there wouldn't be any cause they would have been hunted and wiped out. Hank can only see them when they choose to be seen.
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I loved the ep and the guest stars (Lucifer!! Willa!),but the thing I didn't understand was how Willa knew Nick was a Grimm right away, but her father didn't know until Nick TOLD him. I also fear for Hank's safety now that he knows Nick's secret, although I'm GLAD he knows. I hate that lying-to-his-partner thing. He can be Nick's Willow.
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The daughter saw his face as he saw through her guise (eyes turning yellow)... saw his reaction, and freaked out because only a Grimm or another Wessen should have seen that reaction.

The father was looking elsewhere when Nick saw through his guise. Like purposely in another direction, which the writers probably asked to happen for the whole "don't freak out" conversation Nick had with him later.
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And Stanton Parrish!
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Thank you! I was wondering why the badguy looked familiar but when I checked his credits he's been in everything under the sun and I must have missed the Alphas listing.
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John Pyper-Ferguson will always be "Pete Hutter" from Brisco for me. You touched my piece Grimm. NOBODY touches my piece!
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Ah! That's where else I know him from! Thank you. I recognize him lately from Alphas, but there was something else I recognized him for but couldn't put my finger on it. Also, I was too lazy to IMDB him. Pete Hutter!
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Yes, I agree. I own the Brisco County, Jr. dvd set and watch it frequently. Pete was fabulous. Yet another great Aussie actor.
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Great episode. I have to agree that the new intro is by and far the dumbest intro that I have ever seen in any show. It is absurd and it simply doesn't fit at all.



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My guess i Rosalee will be cool. Monroe will probably freak out a lot. Hank I am not sure.



Possibly, but the thing is, she isn't a blank slate. She knows everything aside from Nick. So my thinking is that her absent of memories of him is going to create tension. Because for the most part I think she isn't going to be able to love Nick. And that makes her certainly more interesting but I am not sure if she is going to be likable. And we still haven't seen what is going to happen when she see's Reynard.



I am unsure. This whole thing could be a reaction between Adalind's potion and her mother's. Adalind's was to maker her forget. Her mother's was to make her wake up. But if you go with the whole sleeping beauty myths is that she wakes up and knows only love for he who woke her. So maybe the combination erased him. But as I said before, they haven't seen each other. So what happens when she does.



Are hipsters people?



My guess is no. But I think this might be the start of the demise of Hank. He not knowing kept him insulated and safe. He now knowing makes him unsafe and in danger. Nick as a Grimm has certain powers. Which is why he can not only see them but fight them. As we saw last season he went from normal cop to Reaper beheading badass within the span of a season. Hank doesn't have that, will never have that. And he knowing will put him in situations that eventually will never truly be able to handle. So my guess is that eventually, not this season or perhaps even next. But at sometime he is going to bite off more than he can chew and it is going to cost him. Also, I think and what I hope is they turn Nick into a tragic hero. Where increasingly he becomes isolated and alone. As is supposedly is the life of a Grimm. Nick's mother is alone, she wants him to have a life. But the nature of being a Grimm like many heroes is being alone.



He will support Nick, like he always has. But, this time he will be more knowledgable.



I say 6.

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The same path of a Vampire Slayer. Loneliness and tragedy.
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I suppose one could do an interesting comparison to Buffy The Vampire Slayer. All he really needs is a Giles and a Cordelia.
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Ah ah! You're right! Someone in this page called them the Scooby Gang :-) I can wish to Grimm the same bright journey. it seems so (they just have to change the intro!).
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Mad seething hexenbeist hate for the new intro.



Nick was erased by Adalin's spell before mommie dearest and Rosalee's bloater drops. Remember, Juliette was dreaming about the dinner party and parts of Nick's face were erasing (very cool and creepy).

So the damage was done before either cure was administered.
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Bishop from Being Human? Come on, Pellegrino has been on much better shows. Besides the Devil in Supernatural, he was Jacob on LOST, the greatest show ever!
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Lost sucked (it was a collection of awesome scenes, but the story made absolutely no sense). But I had the same reaction to the Being Human comment. To me, Mark Pellegrino is Jacob, Paul* and Lucifer, in that order. He wasn't even good on Being human. I mean, he wasn't bad, but I think anyone could have played that part.



*) Rita's ex on Dexter, season 2. That was the first time I noticed him.
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Ha, ha, I was joking about the "greatest show ever" thing, because of a few things, I still say LOST was a fantastic television experience. And the first time I ever noticed Pellegrino was as Rita's ex too.
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And before he was the unlucky hitman from "Mulholland Drive" ...
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Hey there, Bishop from Being Human, Stanton Parrish from Alphas, and Willa from The Finder! How ya been?
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Willa from "The Finder" is also Zoe from Eureka, right? It's a syfy channel sweep of guest stars. Add on Titus Welliver from Supernatural and Lost who guested last season (R.I.P Farley Colt!) along with whassername (Angel's Fred), and I can't help but wonder if appearing in a Lindelof or Whedon project somehow limits an actor from ever going mainstream again?
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willa from the finder isn't zoe from eureka, looks similar but check it out it aint her.
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Nope, they just look similar.
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I remember watching The X-Files and I was 11. Maybe 12. Besides the Flukeman, episodes like Irresistible, Home (oh it's so wonderful, wonderful my love!) and Ice (or 25shy, Oubliette) were really lovely on the subject creepyness. Maybe that's why I don't mind the delicate subject of a particular episode. In my mind, it's all fiction (and reality is worse). My two cents ;)
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Awesome. I also watched the X-Files when I was about 12. I'm sure that had a lot to do with desensitizing me as to what I see in movies and TV shows.
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This also had light tinges of both the Supernatural and Torchwood eps with cannibals. Oh and the barest grain or two of Deliverance. The sadistic hillbilly stereotype and all that.
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Yes, Supernatural too.
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Hey that was an awesome episode...not the rape centric stuff but rather the character development was great.

If you have trouble translating the terrible French, Latin (and cough) German I gladly help you out ;-) However now I finally know who Nick reminded me all along. It had me buffing through all season one. Nick resembles a well-known German philosopher who died quite young in 1980. Actually he was married to an American.
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I never post on these sites, but I had to step up when the reviewer took a shot at Mark Pellegrino. Anyone who can successfully channel LUCIFER on a show (in this case, Supernatural) can handle being a mild-mannered coyote. I blame the direction on this ep. It wasn't bad, but come on, a group of men show up to kidnap and gang-rape a teen, and none of the men--including the dad--displayed any over the top emotion. I think Monroe was the most upset. I also don't buy how the dad didn't remember that this was coming for his daughter. After all, didn't her mother undergo the same ordeal at the hands of her brother (the smarmy way Uncle Creep talked about his sister plus the nature of the "ritual" seemed to verify this) when she was 17? And didn't the couple remove their daughter from the Texas hillbilly relatives for that very reason? Presumably Papa Coyote, as a city-bred pup, never participated in such barbaric rituals, which makes me wonder how he met his wife in the first place. If you live in Portland, there's no reason to go to Texas. Ever. Pelligrino does simmering malice very well, I am surprised he only came across as bewildered for most of the show. I have to put it down to the directing. And perhaps a probable last minute decision on the part of the network to downplay the gross gross gross sexual implications in the epi? The men all seemed to be sliding around the hard truth of that "mating ritual," if you ask me.

Those opening credits give me the skeevs. I can't decide if the narrator sounds like a pedophile or one of those Jim Jones type cult leaders. I second the bring-back-the-original-ones.

I think Adalind's potion was brilliant in accomplishing her goal to revenge herself upon Nick and Renard. Nick loses Juliette, and the only way to get her back is for a man noble of blood and pure of heart to kiss her--meaning Renard has to suffer himself--and in the end, she is still "lost" to Nick anyway.

I have been to Portland. I am pretty sure they are all slightly less than human there ;) but mostly in a good way.

Didn't Monroe say once that humans only see Wesen if they want them too, or if the Wesen is totally out of control? I don't think Hank can see them the way Nick can, which is at the merest slip of control. But I do think that once a human sees a Wesen, they can never un-see it. Monroe said that a lot of humans who see them end up in psych wards, because their minds cannot reconcile two different realities. Since Hank has been able to accept the reality of the situation, because it was explained to him, he won't go stark raving, but I don't know that he'll specifically develop more Grimm-like sensitivities.

I think the pathetically-named Coyotl entry was in Italian, which would be in Monroe's wheelhouse if he knows Latin, and I think he does.

And how sweet was it that that Hank was so accepting of his friends, after initially trying to kill his goddaughter, once he knew the truth? Nice message to put out there: that it doesn't matter how you look or what race you are (literally), it is who you are on the inside that counts. Having said that, I predict Rosalee will actually have the most trouble welcoming Hank into the fold. Hank's got swagger, and I think that will irritate her most of all. Can't wait to see it.
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OMG, I was thinking that "coyotl" sounded like a bad take on a Nahuatl (Aztec) word, but that I must be overthinking it. But coyotes are a breed of wolf specific to the Americas, so yeah, it makes WAY more sense that the entry was in old Spanish, like conquistador old, not old Italian. Silly me. That said, this epi could have opened up an exciting chapter on New World Wesen, since they previously made it seem like these creatures only originated on Eurasian continent. But somehow that got buried in the rest of the story. Weird bc a few significant looks, a couple of horrified expressions, and one sentence about the origin of the coyotl entry would have made the ep flow a lot better for me.
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I think the Coyotl entry might've been in Spanish, which makes sense, since "Coyotl" bears a resemblance to words in other native South American languages. But Spanish, like Italian, is a romance language, and therefore derived from Latin.
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Of course it's not in Spanish or any other romance language (and I speak a few) or even any Indo-European language; it's the original Native American (for lack of better word) form from which the word for coyote in Indo-European languages is derived.



And what does Spanish have to do with native South American languages, anyway?

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Spanish is the native tongue of the Conquistadores that explored South America centuries ago, likely doing awful things to native South Americans along the way.
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oh really, now how come I didn't know that? Wait, I did... And they didn't "likely" do horrible things, they "most certainly" did lots of horrible things.



So because of the colonisation of South America by the Spanish, Spanish somehow becomes a native South American language?



The name is derived from a native language and since there were no coyotes in Europe, the Indo-European languages borrowed the word; nothing Spanish about it, other than it was borrowed by the Spanish.
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Is it just me or does coyotl sound like some kind of OTC medication for seniors for bowel troubles?
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My vote is that perhaps Hank is 1/2 Grimm. As far as I can remember we know nothing of his family history. I'm so glad they brought him into the fold. Love the actor and love that the Scooby Gang can now include Monroe, Rosalie and Hank!

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I will say, the plot line and stuff was pretty hard core. Kidnapping a minor... for rape!? The guy getting all molest-y and cutting off her clothes? Implying they "cleaned" her and left her cold and bare? Tying her up in rape position?

Wow. That was a bit much for American NETWORK tv. I don't think even Law & Order SVU went that far with this thing. I'm kind of surprised some parental groups haven't had a stroke yet.

Fortunately the day was saved, so no real harm done. Just, not what I was expecting on network tv.
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Mark Pellegrino. Loved him! After him playing Lucifer on SPN I never thought I could believe him the loving father but I did! And I loved his interacting with Russel. Hank ... well, this is the Hank-episode: handled it very well, first with the therapist (such a poor puppy!), his self-doubts about his job. Hank can be Nick's non-powered side-kick, and the realization should change their dynamic. Can't wait to see him getting bromantic with Monroe :D *pets Nick because of memoryless Juliette*.
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As for Hank, my guess is he can help but not really be a "true" Grimm. He doesn't see the Wessens when they loose their cool... he only sees them when they full-on transform for maximum strength. Or when they die I guess.
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The one that died was taking some drug that made him more of a monster. I don't remember exactly, but I think it got him stuck in the fully transformed state, so that anyone could see it...until he died and transformed back to normal.



(I'm sure someone will let us know if I remember this completely wrong).
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I belief the reason he saw the Wildermann transform when he died was because he died when he was all wilded out...obviously dying prohibited him from controlling it anymore, so Hank saw him change back. Basically the reverse of the full-on transform.
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My guess: Juliette is going to think that Nick was abusing her, because why else would she be blocking him out yet remember Monroe, recent stuff at work, etc. Add to that the broken window, and she's going to think Nick is a spouse beater or something.

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Since episode 1 of this season I've been waiting on a comment on the credits. Just terrible. I agree with a fellow commenter that they wouldn't be as bad if the voice over wasn't there. but now..shudder! Otherwise, I think the season has been good this far and this episode was my favourite. I'm glad they didn't drag the whole when-is-Hank-going-to-realise-shit's-going-down-plot any further. Righ now I just hope that Juliette's going to run away with the captain/prince or something, can't say that I'm a fan of her story line. It just feels that there's nothing more to Juliette so let's just play the amnesia card. Yawn.
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Oh oh and Stanton Parish everyone.. from Alphas :)



I just saw him on Longmire.. making the rounds that guy..
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I love the credits. Its just the voice over I think ruins it but I love the effects.
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If they could just get a better announcer, it would be so much better. It's too bad Don LaFontaine passed away.



"In a world..."
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Mark Pelligrino... the best guest star ever! Sure some respect... He's built an impressive resume since Lost...



Being Human.. Supernatural.. SIGNIFICANT ROLES...



I'm waiting for Mark Sheppard to appear now lol



I also think you can only see a Wesen when they lose control. Nick has the ability to see them at the slightest sign of any emotion.. ranging from being a little nervous to being violent... but Hank can see them when they're completely 100% out of control. Also most Wesen's don't know Nick is a Grimm until they lose control themselves and realize that Nick saw it.



Wouldn't you figure it out that someone "knew" about your secret if they all of a sudden looked at you all creep? lol..
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Mark Pellegrino is truly great, but, come on, Stanton Parish? John Pyper-Ferguson is much more than this (so much that the moment I saw a picture of him as the then unknown Parish I knew he was there to stay and was going to be a major player:))
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If we are talking about Mark he is and will always be Jacob from Lost end of story. Hank or other humans can only see wesen when they want to be seen/have already transformed.
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Mark Pellegrino!!! How did you not mention him?! He's so awesome. The episode was cool and the opening credit are annoying. I'm just glad Juliette has something to do this season.
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Josie, the opening sequence started with the first episode of this season, and you're just picking up on it in episode 3?
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Alas, I got press dvds for the first two episodes that did not have the new opening, otherwise I would have commented much earlier! :)
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HA! Well, then, can you get us press DVDs for the rest of the season? :D At least with my DVR'd episodes I can skip over it.
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He is also Satan on Supernatural.
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Ummm, do you even know who that guest star is? Mark Pellegrino who played Bishop on SyFy's Being Human! He is a fantastic actor! Do your research.
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