Grimm "Endangered" Review: Close Encounters of the Wesen Kind

Grimm S02E19: "Endangered"

The truth is out there... along with a steady trail of mutilated cattle leading from Lincoln, Nebraska to a farm east of Portland. This week, Grimm introduced audiences to the Glühenvolk, a type of glow-in-the-dark Wesen with blue skin and big heads, easily mistaken for close relatives of the Third Kind, especially considering that whole cattle-slaughtering thing. 

While most of the initial human encounters with the runaway blue man—and lady, and later on, baby—didn't end so well for the humans, in the Wesen world, the luminous history of the Glühenvolk and their rarity makes them the stuff of myth, so they're widely regarded as a good luck symbol for Wesen who are fortunate enough to spot one. Unfortunately for the Glühenvolk themselves, there's very little luck involved. The reason the blue folks are so rare is that their glowing skin is prized by collectors. I know the idea of Wesen-on-Wesen violence and the idea that certain types of Wesen are somehow more esteemed than others isn't something new, but still, that Raub-Kondor and his tannery on wheels were a special flavor of disturbing. 

With the blue lady's baby on the way and her baby daddy interrupted in the middle of his nightly cow-ovary harvest by Mr. Kondor's caravan of horrors, Nick, Rosalee, and Monroe slapped together a delivery room and helped birth the glowy alien kiddo. The Raub-Kondor was overpowered and left to be used in an Alien Autopsy remake while Joselyn, Vincent, and the spawn took off for Alaska to meet up with the rest of their endangered species.


On the stuff-that-matters front, Nick and Renard reaffirmed their reluctant partnership/truce when Nick and Monroe made some progress with the key Marie forked over before she bit it. The ornately carved arms of the key appear to be part of a map—which deus ex Monroe helpfully pointed out looks like Germany—and Renard followed up by revealing that of the seven original Grimm keys, four are in his family's possession, Nick has number five, and the other two are MIA. Together, the keys reveal the location (and, assuredly, open the hidey hole) of whatever the Grimm crusaders took from Constantinople back in in the day. Among the theories Renard's royally dysfunctional royal family has kicked around over the years are nails from Christ's cross and the secret to eternal life. I'm going with holy grail, mostly because I watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade this weekend.

On the stuff-that-only-matters-because-Grimm-keeps-insisting-that-it-matters front (a.k.a. Juliette), the lady Silverton remembered more stuff, got really excited, went to Monroe with her good news, and immediately started lamenting how much of a dick she's been to Nick since forgetting he exists. She also insisted that Monroe tell her what a Grimm is because we really needed to get into that right now. 

More Adalind evildoing, please. Less Juliette being Juliette. 


What did you think of "Endangered"?


NOTES

– Will there be any lasting repercussions of the SWAT team thinking that the people poacher was an alien?

– Monroe and Rosalee make me squee like a teenager. 

– Hank is still on vacay. Do we miss him?

– "I thought we were safe here!" YOU'RE SQUATTING IN A BARN, LADY!

– So, Grimm on Tuesdays: awesome or suckass?

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Juliette still being in the dark for SOOOO LONG is just like (although not as bad as) Andrea from WALKING DEAD. Frustrating to see her get her memory back so gradually and even more frustrating that Nick hasn't told her the big secret, something he should've done even before the episode in the rain when he tried to and then after she got out of her coma. GRIMM has so many more interesting paths to go on... to keep revisiting this slow thread is killing me! And yeah, bring back his DAREDEVIL powers.
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I seem to be in the minority in thinking that Friday was a better night for "Grimm," and not just because I'm unable to watch it on Tuesdays. Yes, I can watch it online, but I'd rather watch it as it airs, and besides that, I already have enough shows I have to play keep-up with throughout the week, given that I no longer have cable. :/
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Really don't understand the hate for Juliette. Personally, I think she's a great character, and I love her storyline.

Guess I'm in the minority.
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Anyone else notice Nick quietly turning into a sociopath?

He "wrestled" with the priorities of being a Grimm and being a cop for all of one episode and all along after that moment has been letting things slide. This episode he completely broke bad, reversed his entire life of training as a cop with the mentality that needs to go along with that, by letting person A get away with murdering person B, species aside and all things being equal.

Just as casually, he decided to scar those SWAT agents' lives by casually making sure they get there BEFORE he turns back from birdman. I'm already picturing a meme with Nick raising the finger to the screen and the captions reading FUCK THE WORLD because all things indicate that the character is loony!

This is largely aided, fortunately (because it's amusing for the moment) or unfortunately (because I don't think that's the show's intent) by Giontoli's one-note "just out of college" monotone. If he's still supposed to be weighing both sides, it doesn't show. If he's turning into a fun maniac, then he nails it.
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The best thing about this episode was that Juliette wasn't featured much, and most of what we did get was her and Nick being loving, which is okay with me. I said last week that I'll be giving Grimm another couple episodes to win me over or I'm quitting... I guess I'll just be watching until the end of the season. Seriously, I don't care that much about the show's other flaws -- if they can make Juliette tolerable, I'll watch.

What was up with the ending? Wanting the police to find the dead bird-looking wesen so that the police can just conclude that it was the glowing alien makes very little sense. It's the kind of logic I'd have come up with when I was ten years old. I can guess how the writers see it working out -- the police see the wesen (although it looks nothing like a glowing alien), assume it's the glowing alien they were looking for, then see the wesen turn back into human form, and therefore conclude that the alien can switch from bird-to-human-to-glowing alien forms. The end? Meh. Not satisfying. Letting the glowing wesen go, though, was quite interesting, although portraying Nick's feelings about it might have made it better instead of him just saying "Take care!" are watching them run off to Alaska. It just seemed like the ending was a bit messy and rushed.
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Am I the only one that remembers that after the sandman episode when Nick was blinded he developed exciting new powers and abilities that the writers seems to have forgotten; also if the Wesson's are supposed to be a secret um why do you leave a dead wesson that's shape changed alive to be found by I guess a swat team? What's the point of Juliet learning 1 memory at a time per episode; who cares. Hank is gone again; what's up with that.
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The audience hasn't forgotten. But his "powers" seem to be Daredevil-rader or Spidey-sense when his eyes are closed. He'd probably prefer to use his eyes.

As for why leave the Wessen... I guess to get everyone to stop looking for the "aliens" Since they knew he'd be turning back around the time of finding him... it would make the SWAT team think they were going crazy (hallucinagens or something) and imagined that the dead body was an"alien" a few minutes ago but looked human now. And write it off as "this was the guy"

But it still causes more problems than answering solutions. As I imagine the ME might notice some weirdness with the body. UNLESS they can't tell weirdness with Wessens unless they're "show off" or leaving a bit of themselves behind from when showing off.
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If I could close my eyes and get Daredevil or Spidey powers I probably have my eyes closed all day :)
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Ok...a few things about this episode...:
First Juliette, some moments i like it, escpecially when she is remembering Nick as something more then just her boyfriend, like she did this episode...The ways he asked what a grimm was, was nice...the reaction of Monroe was even better and political correct...still nice...so hopefully my dream comes out, that Julliette get's involved in Grimm stuff and with Nick, fight them off....

Secondly: aboute the glowing Wesen. Nick let him go, even he killed a men and some cow..because he is special. I think Nick thinks, that people saw a Alien, something like that is difficult too find, so if he let the gus and girl go, nobody would notice and this will be a unsolved case or something....

The bounty hunter was really cool, with those big blue eyes and how he exorcist style turned his neck around....

mostly i loved the 3 stooges togheter again, solving a case...!!!

GRIMM is getting better and better!!
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So Nick let the killer escape because he has a baby?This is not very good police work IMO.Monroe and Rosalee were in the episode, so I don't even notice Hank's absence.
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I must be one of the few that really enjoys the Juliette storyline right now.. it's brought something to the character while also adding a possible wrinkle into everything.

Though Monroe/Rosalie... pure pure gold. I love watching those two.
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I like the show on Tuesday night but it does throw my routine off a bit. And there's a good chance that if it's on Tuesday night at 10pm next season then it could be running up against NCIS:Red which could really hurt it's ratings.
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I enjoyed every bit of this episode. Monroe and Rosalee joining in on the action was so much fun to watch. As for the two of them together: MORE PLEASE!!!

I'm beyond intrigued at what these keys will lead to, and what's hidden in Germany. These families, including Renard, have gone through a lot of trouble just to find them, let alone discover their hidden meanings. Love it!!!

The Juliet thing is getting a little better, but for crying out loud, put a rush job on her sanity!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, I really like when Monroe and Rosalee get in on the action and aren't just bookworm sidekicks back home.
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I really liked this episode; it reminded me of an X-Files episode, not just the obvious fact with aliens but the whole way it was written and laid out. I liked the chemistry between everyone in the episode and there was a minimal amount of Juliette so that was a plus. I agree with Maryann about Monroe and Rosalee making me all giggly and awwww; about Hank being on vacay?... It always makes me wonder what happened to the actor. And about it being on Tuesdays, I think it's a good thing for the show, even though it was fitting for a Friday night, but I liked it at 9pm.
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I thought the bioluminescent person was Shelly from Hemlock Grove at first
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Juliette shoud go!
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– Only if they want to go and stay in those lovely padded rooms, whilst being watched over by suspicious men in white coats.

– I wouldn't go that far; but they are cute together.

– Nope, he should take permanent vacay; one irritant down if he does, one still to go.

– It's actually amazing to me how many people consider barns some kind of magical stronghold where they will be forever safe. But on finding that delusion is untrue immediately wail at the unfairness of life.

– Well I usually mark it like this: NO Juliette - awesome (I don't care about how bad the story might be, I just bask in the silence of pathetic human whining about how it's all about her). Juliette in the eppy - suckass. Perhaps she could be.....ahem.....'persuaded' to join Hank on his vacay (and both stay away).

what I want to know is if Adalind is so evil why the hell hasn't she killed, or at least eaten, Juliette? I mean she knows it would at least *annoy* Nick and Renard - that's something right? Come on Adalind; girl up baby and *eat* that redhaired whiner!
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I am glad that it got the Tuesday 10pm time slot. It is a better slot that in had. And is one of the few decent shows on NBC. NBC needs to pull its head out of its arse and give shows that don't completely suck adequate time slots.

Now the episode, I liked. I wish they would have focused a little more on what exactly the Glühenvolk was. But overall it was a good episode, the scooby squad sans Hank was working well. Save for Nick overstaying his welcome at Casa de Monroe. But since it is coming close to the end of the season, my guess is this whole stupid Juliette thing is going to get fixed sometime soon. And on another good note, there wasn't that much of her. The episodes are always so much better when the character isn't there wasting screen time.

The leaving the Owl Wesen to the SWAT team was odd. I know they tried to gauge the Wesen turning back time table but it looks like they failed. Are they going to dismiss it as them being silly or are these people that are getting these little Wesen body parts and sightings going to start thinking something is up.

The key had better have been a map in Germany. If it had been somewhere in Clackamas County I might have stopped watching the show. But I am not sure I like that 4 keys are in possession of the Royals. I could see maybe 2 or 3 but 4 is an awful lot and now there are only two left to find. It makes me wonder if the producers are not gearing for a long haul for the show.

Overall it was a good episode. But any episode with not a lot of Juliette is great. Also why not send her on vacation and bring back Hank.
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What the hell was up with Nick's plan at the end to have the SWAT team find the "alien"? And then have the thing just change like that in front of them? How could that possibly have been more helpful than setting the guy up as some crazed alien nut, faking attacks to gin up some attention?

Seriously. Nick's endgame was really, really stupid.

Also disturbing: a person (the ranch hand) was killed by the male squid head, yet Nick doesn't even bother to *mention* it as something Mr. Squid should make some kind of reparations for. I can see within the logic of the show that preserving an ultra-rare sapient species might trump forcing one of them to stand justice for causing a more-or-less accidental death. But still -- a guy died, and Nick blandly disregards any sense of justice for humans in favor of justice for Wessen.

Once again he's a Grimm before he's a cop, but I'd like to see a little tension from the writers in these cases where he has to choose one over the other.
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That definitely bothered me as well that he just let go a murderer. I mean if it bothered him so much, he could be a character witness and testify that there were extenuating circumstances. Otherwise he just comes off as feeling a Wesen is more important than a plain human. Also, I would like him to at least come to the decision to make that decision since before he knew what was going on, he was all about finding the killer.
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Well, good for Nick. He's finally beginning to really embrace his roots. As far as I'm concerned, being any sort of helpful to that assassin was out of the question. He''s a killer, and got exactly what he deserved. As for the squid head, he was just trying to keep is new family alive, and a nearly extinct species intact. Good for him!!

In case you forgot, NICK IS A GRIMM! Sure he'll have to make tougher choices down the line, especially with the cop/Grimm line, but this was DEFINITELY not one of them.
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Yeah, but a guy *died*. I don't mean the hunter, who did receive "justice" in a sense. I mean the completely innocent ranch hand in the beginning, who was killed in a struggle with Squid.

I suppose you could argue that in a (fictitious) completely fair and omniscient court of law Squid would have been found innocent given his supreme need, his lack of opportunity to explain himself, and his having no other recourse to save his wife and child, and that Nick just "sped up" the process.

Still, I think this show (which I'm enjoying otherwise) would be better served by Nick actually having a conflict between his roles of cop and Grimm. This was an opportunity to show him, for example, explaining some comforting falsehood to the ranch owner, and then feeling bad about it later. This is how characters develop -- they gain flaws that make them more interesting. Nick edges closer to alcoholism, or the edge of sanity, or the callousness we see in his mother, or the "I can't have love in my life" mentality (and that would get rid of Juliette too, which I would cheer).

More than anything this was a missed chance by the writers, and not the first one either.
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Glühenvolk :) Great idea. Firefly gone human. They did look great.

- I don't think there will be any repercussios from the swat. the guy did change back after all. so anybody that says they saw an alien will just be declared crazy :D
- I didn't realize unil i read it in your review that hank wasnt in this episode. what does that say? well... this one worked great without him, but over all he is a great addition.

I have to say, I do agree with you on Juliette. At the beginning of this season i thought they had a nice arc going for her. but by now it hast mellowed out somewhat.they should just get to the point and be done with it. It is dragging...
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I'm not sure the Tuesday move is designed to be long-term. I suspect NBC has taken a show they know they're bringing back next season and using it to fill a prize time-slot in the hopes of enhancing its audience before moving it back to Fridays next season. I think *Grimm* is a strong Friday show, and I doubt it will find a permanent home after The Voice when NBC can use that lead-in to promote a new show next season.
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I'm genuinely happy for the show that it's getting a more choice time slot on Tuesdays. Nevertheless, I had grown accustomed to seeing it on Fridays, where there was little competition for my attention (now that Fringe is gone, of course). Tuesday nights are already quite full for me, at least at certain times of the year. Plus, Fridays seem to have long been the home to creepy-ish shows. The X-Files (originally), Fringe, Grimm, etc.

But it's not about me. If the move helps the show, so be it.
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Grimm on Tuesdays is definitely awesome; putting it after the Voice will give it a boost, and there's not much else on on Tuesdays. Also, did I miss something or did Nick basically let a murderer go? Do we just forgive murderers if they're part of an endangered species now?
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Ooooh I love questions!
-We'll never hear about it again, that's why he changed back at the end.
-Yeah, they're geeat together.
-I do...
AWESOME.
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I loved this episode a lot .. the glowing people story was a bit sad..and the ranch hand death was a bit accidental..still Nick as a cop,,,,as i was saying i loved it until it ended and they said .."here is a look at whats happening on the next all new...." Most of us wished for less Juliette, and we are NOT going to get IT...
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#PROMOTEWU
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This was a good fun and a little creepy episode. I totally miss Hank, I like the character and wish they'd use him better. It looks like the Juliette nonsense isn't going to end anytime soon. I imagine next week she'll whine about how afraid she is and take the entire episode to decide to help Nick with his witch problem.

Grimm on Tuesdays is perfectly fine with me, I didn't have anything else I like to watch on Tuesday. I just hope it works for all the other fans!
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I absolutely missed Hank although I do like Sgt Wu. His facial expressions alone are hilarious. And his line "There's been no probing..........not yet." - LMAO!

Juliet continues to be full of "meh".

I also wonder what the police will do as well now that they saw the "alien".

Rosalee & Monroe - no words necessary <3 <3 <3

I like this Tuesday night move.
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- Hey, Kat from Alphas, how ya doin'?

- I like Grimm on Tuesdays. Gives me something to watch after my NCIS double shot.

- As much as I understand that there can be as many different Wesen as there are animals in the animal kingdom (plus aliens, ogres, witches, and goblins), I would like to see more episodes like "One Angry Fuchsbau," which don't keep cramming new ones down our throat.

- Melting faces was Raiders, not Last Crusade.

- Why am I not surprised Monroe is from New Hampshire? Especially since Oregon is where New Hampshire hippies go to retire.
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My first thought when it was clear this was just another kind of Wesen, was, well, this was why they waited for the episode to do this move. This was a cute episode where it kind of created an overview of most of the stuff going on (and humorously, I have watched every episode and I think that I needed the little overview of the conspiracy of Nick's enemies, because seriously, the Royals are seeming a little ADD when it comes to this key, last I checked when Renard didn't produce it, wasn't his brother going to go or to send someone to Portland to reveal Renard's identity to Nick....I mean, we know it doesn't matter anymore, but that was like four episodes ago) like that Nick sometimes makes judgments in the field if he determines that the Wesen he is chasing isn't the bad guy. Like only three scenes of Juliette....speaking of, next week's episode, I saw a comment that Nick is immune, he isn't, but spells and whatnot react differently to him. Like I am going to guess that he is supposed to die, but for a brief time he becomes the Grimm that everyone is afraid of instead.

Can I say, I loved how geeked out that Rosalee got over the Wesen of the week? I also liked how Monroe walks in on Nick and Rosalee and instead of having worries about them like on another show, he's actually more concerned that the end of the world is at hand if Nick has gone right to Rosalee.
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Anyone else ready for another Grimm to run across Nick's path? A good one. Not a butcher like so many of his ancestors apparently were. Like Renard, it'd be another "in" to the rest of the Grimm-ing/Wesen world. I still think Nick should be more reflective about his status as a Grimm rather than using his library and Monroe for ad hoc research to supplement his cop job. Someone with a larger view of this world rather than case-of-the-week-itis.

I like Hank--no really, I do--but the writers have been using Hank (and Monroe, who I also love, for that matter) as cheap excuses for exposition. But also, I like Nick better with Hank. Partner-less Nick is too edgy and angsty.
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While the episode itself wasn't too different from past episodes in season 1, two things made it above average.

First, I liked the ode to the larger story arc by bringing in the mysterious key. If they do that every week where they have a bit of the full arc and then introduce some new species of Wesen, I will love this show a lot more.

Second, I liked the big bad here. Normally the big bad is some misunderstood wesen or some creepy freakazoid but it was nice to see a genuine realistic villain who is just a creepy hunter.
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I think it was out of character for Nick to let that blue guy go. He did actually kill an innocent man.
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Hey the guy is a great Grimm....and, a shitty cop!
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Yes that is it he is slowly evolving into a Grimm over a cop, and it makes him so much more likeable for me at least
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Yeah me too. I say he's a shitty cop tongue in cheek... he's willing to bend the rules, because he's working with elements that can't be handles by normal measures.
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John the ranch hand was going for his rifle, and the death was accidental.
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He's done stuff like that before, sometimes it hasn't worked out.
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I was thinking the exact same thing in the end, he left the killer loose
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How cool would it be for Nick to fall for one of the weekly Wesens interviewed? He's so noble that he'd resist his attraction because he thinks he's in love with Juliette, even though she's a cold fish, but maybe jealousy would make her a tad more interesting?

Back to this episode, I don't recall seeing Daddy-Blue looking at all concerned when they announced Nick is a Grimm, like most Wesens do when learning it.

I hope the show will have more about Wesen skin-hunters, they could do with another big-bad, because this stretched out royal thing isn't enough IMO.
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- I have no idea. I hope so. It seems a bit silly to throw in that tidbit without some sort of crazy aftermath from it... Then again, hundreds of humans have glimpsed Wesen before without the world ending, so maybe we'll just end up with 5 SWAT members in the crazy house?

- Monroe and Rosalee are TOO CUTE. And Nick was a little slow on the uptake for usually being super-duper aware of everything going on around him to a creepy degree.

- I love Hank. I miss him.

- Well, she was more worried about hiding from creepy birdman than being comfortable, so I get why she said that. Who'd look for a pregnant couple in a barn!? ...Except every Christian out there.

- Love it. I hope Grimm thrives here.

Other stuff: Loved the case. I thought those blue people were quite pretty, and I loved the bio-luminescence. I also hated the Juliette stick. She is such an entitled [insert insult here]. How dare she ask Nick's deepest darkest secret from his best friend! And how DARE Monroe tell her! I am so upset that Monroe said something, but I am just way too annoyed with Juliette. She has said more than once that Nick is nothing more than a stranger to her, so of COURSE he's not been very forthcoming about his deepest, darkest secret, and she wants to pretend she's some sort of victim in this? Screw that.

Am I the only one that is upset that Nick's going to finally going to get laid because of some spell? I thought it was already established that Nick was pretty much immune to mind-altering creepy stuff (remember those coins?), so what is up with this? I wish she was just some random chick that Nick met in a bar without any sort of supernatural repercussions just so that Nick could remind himself that Juliette is NOT the only one of them that could move on from this relationship, kthnx.
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Well in Monroe's defense... it sounds like he gave her a "version" of the truth. Like the fact that Nick is special, without saying "Oh by the way werewolves are real and I'm kind of one. Grrr! Arrrg!"

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I don't know how else she could take the information that Monroe told her except to think that Nick is kinda shizo and Monroe is right there with him. I would have preferred Monroe just say that Nick was related to the Brothers Grimm, and that would have been the truth without revealing the secrets that are attached to that.
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I actually had a thought that the way Monroe explained it was actually better than the way Nick had described it last year and I had been concerned he would only be trapped with a childhood definition of a Grimm as opposed to the more objective answer he gave.
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Well, Nick totally blew that. Don't get me wrong. He sounded like he was absolutely nuts! But it's Nick's secret to tell, and the fact that Monroe just went ahead and told... It's not right. That's Nick's deal, and Juliette may be remembering how she loved him... but a person can love someone and still think they're nuts. A person can love someone and still spill their secrets for what they think is the good of them.

Monroe made a poor judgment call, in my opinion.
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It's a tough call though. Juliette has shown to be really big on turning her back on Monroe if she senses he's not telling her stuff. And right now, Monroe and Rosalee are the few tethers keeping her from running.

So refusing to ask a straight-forward question like that might make Juliette say "screw you, I'm done talking to you" might hurt more.

So telling her THE BIG secret would have been bad on multiple levels. Telling her some vague "He sees the darkness in the light and what other's can't" is like saying "he's got a sixth sense about people" or "he's a profiler" or "he's a mystic." It's a true answer, without really telling her anything.
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I agree on one level, and back at the trailer I was thinking that Monroe just needs to say, the rest of this is Nick's to tell. I can tell you something about myself that is related. But on another, he was the only one she was trusting at that point so he couldn't freak her out and then telling her moved this stupid storyline along already. But ultimately, I am going to give Monroe the benefit of the doubt since he had asked Nick's permission after the trailer that maybe there had been other conversations.
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I don't think Nick is immune, I think the spells effect him differently. Like the tear guy was able to blind Nick, but it enhanced his other senses. And the curse breaking spell worked on him, Juliette and Renard weren't obsessed with each other anymore. I am going to guess that it is supposed to kill him (because the Royals seem to be idiots) but all it does is kill the open minded, tolerant Nick and turn him into, well, his mother.
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I guess. It seems like a rehash of an old storyline, though. Another obsessive spell that is supposed to end in death unless he experiences true love's kiss? I know, I know, that's a rehashed plot among Grimm fairy tales, so it makes sense they would see this more than once... I dunno. I'm just not a fan of the idea. Maybe they'll pull it off.

And I know that Nick's not immune to Wesen abilities. I just thought he was immune to mind-altering hijinks. He wasn't being controlled by the coins despite everybody else almost immediately falling victim, so it just seems like his Grimm-strengthened will should protect him against a mind-altering Zaulbutrank, too.
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I know, my initial reaction was to call shenanigans (and to say...wait, this is Once Upon A Time now? True love can break the kiss...groan).

I have wondered about the coins, basically also because Kelly seemed to look at them a little wonky when she got them (and that she still seems to have them!) and wondered if their lack of influence has more to do with Nick himself than his Grimmness. Like why he is more, I don't know, not automatically all Wesen must die.
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I've been really, really, REALLY hoping that it comes out that Nick is a special Grimm even among Grimms. I've been crossing my fingers! I just think that would be so cool. Plus, I really hated how his mother, so I'm really wanting him to be better than her, so there ya go.

I dunno. I guess we'll see. Maybe it's not a Zalbatrunk... Maybe she's the first female Ziegevolk (the goat people with the pheromones)? I think I'd be happier that way if a Wesen was using their direct abilities to influence him... I dunno. I guess we'll see. I'm hoping for the best but my expectations are low.
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I read somewhere that the actor who plays Hank injured himself and that's why he hasn't been in the last couple episodes. Nah, didn't really miss him. Since he's now in on the secret, he's really kind of superfluous.

Rosalee's delivery of the line "We're gonna need... a bunch of stuff we don't have" was priceless.
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In mid April, The Oregonian reported that Russell Hornsby was nursing an injury to his Achilles tendon.
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It would make sense, since I think they wheeled him down the hall in his office chair to "get him to leave" So I wouldn't be surprised if he broke his foot or twisted his ankle.
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