Grimm Season 2 Finale Review: Zombieland!

Grimm S02E22: "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"

Yes yes YES! There they are! There are my previously promised, flesh-eating, not-quite-dead-but-close-enough zombie pretties! Hello! Good to see you! Good to see a lot of the things that were rampant in Grimm's Season 2 finale—Rosalee rolling her eyes at Juliette being a dumb, Juliette becoming less of a dumb, Rosalee and Monroe finally getting a chance to indulge in a little Wesen sexin', and Prince Eric and the Baron being REAL evil about things. 

"Goodnight, Sweet Grimm" felt like a natural extension of last week's snoozer of an episode, but with a wee bit more pulse. Just a wee bit, because for as much of an improvement as Grimm's finale was over "The Waking Dead," there was still a lot of set-up for next season, especially over in Austria with Frau Pech, Adalind, and, ever-so-briefly, Frau Pechalind. R.I.P., Crazy Lady, but bring on the re-powered Adalind!

With Eric's approval, Baron Samedi unleashed his hordes of zombies on Portlandia to create what Wu so quaintly referred to as a "crime wave" because "zombie apocalypse" tends to only be taken seriously in very specific circles and Samedi's pawns did tend to act more like a mob of PCP-smokers with some serious munchies than like a unified front of shuffling undead. Since the Wesen-approved Grimm zombies aren't actually technically undead anyway, it works—and with that in mind, should we be concerned about Wu getting bitten or not? 

Regardless of whether Wu is a ticking timebomb of terror, Portland is in luck because Rosalee managed to throw together a nifty zombie cure. Of course, it's a big pain in the ass to administer to just one zombie, let alone an entire storage container's worth, and it's also only effective on subjects in the final stage of zombieism, so it's not even like the gang can be proactive about it. Have fun with that! Miiiiight want to order a few more of those torture devices/giant freaking three-pronged hypodermic needles before the fight picks up again in the fall. 

When Grimm returns for Season 2, it will involve, if our cliffhanger is to be trusted, an international rescue mission. Basically, the zombies'/Prince's surprise visit and Samedi's shenanigans were a large, elaborate trap intended to snag Nick and hand his key over to the Royals. Nick had the foresight to stash the key in the spice shop, but didn't realize soon enough that when you stumble across a coffin in a storage container and a passport with your photo but so not your name, you should probably GTFO. I even yelled at him that it was a trap and everything. Bon voyage, Nickypoo!

So, halfway-zombified Nick is in a box on his way (I'm assuming) back to Europe, Juliette picked the worst possible time to sign up for Grimm Sidekick Boot Camp, and Portland is still overrun with flesh-eaters. Good game, Grimm. Oh, and that little quip beneath the obligatory "To be continued?" I like your sass. I did know that it was coming—or rather, I strongly assumed that it was—but I like that you acknowledged the moderate predictability you sometimes suffer from. Admitting you have problem is the first step to recovery. 

Look at it this way, I pegged Hank for a goner because the one on crutches is always a goner, and I was genuinely surprised that he emerged from this season finale unscathed. You got me. 

Grimm also got me planning to jump back into this clustertruck of awesome when the show returns in the fall. Here is my humble wishlist for Season 3. Sound off with yours in the comments!

– More not-useless Juliette. The characters themselves even pointed out how handy her veterinarian skills would be. 

– The return of BAMF Adalind. If there been one big disappointment this season, it's that we still haven't officially gotten her back. Crossing my fingers and toes that it's earlier in Season 3 rather than later. 

– More information about the Royals would be welcome. More Eric too. His twisted fondness for that time his mom tried to kill Renard's mom was precious in a little baby psychopath kind of way. 

– Let's bring Wu into the Wesen/Grimm Super Happy Fun Time Club! Though it's important to note that I'm not ride-or-die on this one. I won't write any strongly worded letters if Wu isn't introduced to Wesen, I just think the man's earned his place at the big kid table.

– As always, more Monroe and Rosalee. Forever and ever amen. 

What are your Season 3 hopes and dreams? What did you think of the Season 2 finale?


NOTES



– "Oh c'mon, you knew this was coming." Still making me giggle. I like your style, Grimm.

– How do we feel about Nick and Juliette shacking up again? I bet Monroe is counting the days... or would be, if he wasn't busy battling the mindless hordes. 

– Ta-ta, lovelies! See you in fall! Same Bat— okay, actually Grimm is returning to Fridays. But definitely be the same Bat-Channel. 

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Aug 31, 2015
Ok, so lets just jump straight past the fact that I am literally YEARS behind on this show. (I've got them all and have been watching steadily the past few months because there is just so much nothing on anymore.)
But I need a BIG favor-there is an issue that is bothering the hell out of me, and I need to know ..
When Adalind ingested just a bit of Nick's blood she lost her mojo and became normal. YET when curing Renard and Juliette-they BOTH drank a concoction with Nick's blood and NOTHING happened to Renard. Has this been addressed ever or will it be or is it just more shoddy plot-hole writing for the sake of the overall storyline? I like this show, but that is a sticking point for me in the mythology..WHY didn't Grimm blood work on Renard's Hexenbiest side? Did I miss something here??
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Jul 12, 2013
Ok, first of all, rant. I can't stand the fact that Nick is such a stupid. An obvious trap. Samedi wanted him to follow him. And he did it. Then he opens the container, obviously wanting him to follow...and he does. The candles, coffin, and so on should have indicated him to run long before. Also...he should have been prepared for being spat at any given time.
Also, I may be the only one, but I don't want Adalind's powers back. I am glad Nick did something well at depriving her of the powers. Having them back is like wasting what Nick did. And I am against that.
Oh! and Juliette is still annoying!
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Jun 06, 2013
I dont have much to say because most have already said it in the previous comments but I would like to see in the future, Monroe and Rosalee together and acting like a couple more. Maybe not season 3, but some season rosalee get pregnant and they create a new type of Wessen? idk.
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May 31, 2013
Am I the only one who thought that they would zombiefy Renard when he went to see his brother?
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Jun 05, 2013
Truth is: I'm always afraid something is going to be done to Renard when it comes to his brother.
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Jun 05, 2013
Yeah, I know what you mean, but I can't help myself I kinda like his brother. Well maybe it's just because he loves Vienna, my hometown. :) Love how the royals live in Vienna instead of the in US-series mostly used Paris, London or even Rome.
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Jun 05, 2013
I like him too, but I feel the same way about all the Royals to be honest. There's something about the family that's intriguing.
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Jun 01, 2013
No I feared the same thing. So you were definitely not the only one.
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May 25, 2013
I agree with the "To be continued" bit. That was funny. They did it before
with writing "Sorry." It shows a sense of humor and empathy with us poor viewers
who have to wait four months to learn what happens.
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May 24, 2013
I loved the "oh come one" comment! Of course we all suspected something like this. But they made it fun. I laughed with that comment, which was the least expected thing. In general, more Juliete teaming up, would be great. And more royale, of course.
Question: will some chapters in season 3 be in Europe? assuming he was sent where Adeline is, will the European characters be developed? I hope it will be just for 3-4 chapters, but it would be great, fresh.
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May 24, 2013
I agree the zombies don't have the same hook as "what happens when the Royals receive Renard's grimm in a box", but Iliked the cliffhanger.
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May 24, 2013
Honestly, compared to the mid-season cliffhangers, this episode didn't leave me hanging very much. I was really excited after the mid-season ep, but with this one, I'm just kind of, "eh."

Part of it is just that I wasn't ever much into zombies. But I think a big part of it is that I'm starting to get more and more irritated with the directing.

Specifically, the zoom-in on the bad guys smirking evilly at the camera. It happens ALL THE TIME, with ALL of the bad guys. And it's always with expressions that have no in-story reason to exist. Real people never have those expressions... they are, in short, expressions that have only one purpose, and that is to break the fourth wall, and communicate to an audience that isn't supposed to be there, that, "yes, my eeeevil plan is working!" Last episode, the Baron and Eric exchanged that expression with each other for no reason, and this week, it was Adalind. It was Adalind before as well, when she smirked at the camera and said, "so, tell me about the prince and his new love," for no apparent reason except to bring the audience up to speed on her eeeevil plan. I hate it. It completely destroys my ability to suspend disbelief, and if I can't suspend disbelief, I can't enjoy the show.

And in this episode, Eric and the Baron did nothing BUT exchange those expressions, and I think that's a huge part of the reason I'm not waiting on pins and needles for the next season.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still looking forward to finding out what happens to Nick and when/if he gets out of this. I'm just not waiting anxiously for it.

So... that's out of the way. Sorry about that; it's just been simmering for a while. :)

Question: how far do you think Nick saw ahead? We know that he smelled a trap, and we know that he knew to have Rosalee hide the key for him, and we know that he knew there was an empty file Eric had, that probably had something to do with papers for a "dead" person, and that Eric wanted the key. Could it be that Nick actually did some good old-fashioned detective work? PLEASE let that be so! :)

Question #2: Another thing that's just been simmering for a while: is it just me, or does the friendship between Nick and Monroe seem a little unevenly balanced? Not that they aren't friends, it just seems like Monroe is always there for Nick... like, in EVERY SINGLE episode, and Nick was there for Monroe... twice... once last season when Nick stood in for Monroe in the fight club, and this season when Nick investigated the contract on Monroe's life.
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May 23, 2013
Decent episode, although I can't help it - I still find Juliette - even the new, more levelheaded and in-the-know version - mostly annoying. :/

I think Nick will get some face-to-face time with the Royals in Europe before he's rescued, I'm just not sure if they'll keep him as a zombie or restore him immediately; if they want to question him about the key, they'll probably have to fix him as the zombies didn't seem to helpful in the intelligence and communications department.
For some reason, now I'm seeing Nick (or, well, the ACTOR) spending all summer buffing up for topless "interrogation" scenes in the fall...
Hmmm, I don't see a downside to this. :D
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May 23, 2013
I really hated the last two episodes of Grimm they promised me zombies, "What was that?" Now I know what, The Walking Dead would look like if it didn't have a budget. Why would Nick take Juliet on a case, she can't fight, doesn't carry a gun and she just a victim waiting to happen? That's like a cop taking his wife to a shoot out so she can watch? Or me taking a date to a building that's on fire. Not excited about the end either Nick getting shipped off will give us a better look at the royal family I guess and how Juliet and the rest get out of that car is anybodies guess, But we know they will. C'mon you know it's coming.... (eye roll)
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May 23, 2013
I would be fine if Juliet dies in Ep1S-03, she adds very little.
Wu can't die, he is awesome and apparently the entire Portland police force. He's not ready to be brought in yet but I would like to see that happen.
– As always, more Monroe and Rosalee. Forever and ever amen.
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May 23, 2013
– "Oh c'mon, you knew this was coming."

Touche
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May 23, 2013
I think it'd be a lot cooler if the entire precinct found out about the Wesen instead of just Wu.
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May 23, 2013
Then it wouldn't really be a secret. As it is there's two ordinary people who know about Wesen. The Wesen are suppose to be unknown to the general populous. If the the precinct to find out then everyone would know and that would destroy the mystery. If even Wu found out then Hank would have to die.
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May 23, 2013
Exactly. It would shake up the whole foundation of the show if the Wesen were more known by regular people. With all the Wesen-related crimes that have been happening, you'd have to think some people on the police force would figure it out. And, since the whole premise of the show is based on the Wesen being hidden amongst the public, I think it's safe to assume that, at some point, this would be an eventual plot point. But obviously, it doesn't need to happen straightaway. That's why I just said the precinct instead of all of Portland.
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May 23, 2013
"Oh c'mon, you knew this was coming" cracked me UP! This season's finale lacked last year's kick, but was solid. I'd like more Wu, whether he learns about Wesen or not. My #1 hope for S3 is that Nick & hank get to work some cases where ordinary people are the culprits. The every-criminal-in-Portland-is-Wesen storyline has gotten OLD. So glad it got renewed!
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May 23, 2013
Yeah, the writers poke fun of themselves (and the show) for that, but I agree: it's kinda silly there are no human criminals in Portland, like EVER. I still enjoy the show though...
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May 23, 2013
I'm sure there are plenty of human criminals in Portland. THERE seem to be plenty of kehrseite cops to deal with them.
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May 23, 2013
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May 23, 2013
Wesen Rosalee is so cute I want to take her home so she can keep company to my cat. Does that make me a racist? I guess if Wesens were real, that would.

All the time I kept expecting Wu to turn and crave for human flesh.

I loved the way the gypsy lady killed the old hexenbiest after describing to her EXACTLY how she would do it, and then doing it. What an example of a practical lesson! The special touch was the guy behind her to strangle her, exactly like the gypsy lady said he would do it. The old hexenbiest even asked, "do you think she'll fall for it and come here?" and the gypsy lady replied something like, "yes, if she thinks she'll trick us, she will." And that's precisely what happened. The only drawback is that now we'll see more of ugly Adalind, as opposed to beautiful Adalind. Personally I prefer beautiful Adalind, though she can be as badass as she wants.

Nick knew how Baron Samedi worked, how he paralyzed his victims. When someone tapped on his back in one of the the last scenes, we all knew who was behind it and what was going to happen. Mick made a rookie Grimm mistake.

"Is he in pain?"
"Excrutiating."
LOL - Is that the proper reward for seven years of loyal service to the royals? I don't think so! I bet Renard's brother didn't like the guy anyway and was just looking for a creative way to punish his incompetent underling.

Nice review, MaryAnn. Keep the good work and until next season!
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May 24, 2013
Wonder if Eric's underling will have a role in S3E1. If he's one of the people that's healed, my guess is he would have a bit of a grudge against his former employer, and may provide Cap Renard with a lot of good information!
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May 23, 2013
Front page teaser should read "Season 3" not "Season 2 will be a ..."
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May 23, 2013
I kind of like how they handled the various "types" of zombies to mess with our heads. Bringing in the Baron to create the zombies "implied" they were more like the old fashioned Voodoo zombies that follow their creators orders, instead of like the more recent Fictional zombies that are created via infection, and therefore bite others to spread the infection, similar to rabies virus causing the new hosts to change behaviors in order to further spread the virus.

So when one of the Voodoo zombies bit Wu, we'd be confused, wondering if they'd go with the Fictional Infectious Zombie lore, or the old school Voodoo type zombies that are basically an undead army completely under the control of their creator. But since Baron is actually a Wesen, they don't have to completely follow Voodoo Zombie rules either. When Wu was bitten by the zombie, we're like: Which way will it go? And, IIRC, Wu was bitten through his pants, did the bite cause the cloth to shred? We do know that Wu's skin was broken, otherwise he wouldn't have needed the tetanus shot. But was there enough zombie slobber to penetrate through Wu's pants if the bit didn't shred his pants cloth?

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It's my opinion that we hate Juliette for two reasons: 1) The writers made her annoying, even if that wasn't their intent, but maybe that want us to despise how sniveling she is, and 2) The actress' facial emotion always looks like she's about to burst into tears, like an emotional succubus you hide from if you're lucky enough to see her first at the mall.
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May 22, 2013
Season three wishful thinking: Renard will get all the wessen Nick helped along the way to come to the rescue.They will save Rosalee, Juliette and Monroe, but will be too late to save Nick.Since it's a slow ship and they will get that leader of the resistance Nick saved to contact his mother and using a helicopter attack, free Nick in midsea. Alternatively, they take a fast plane and wait to rescue him there.Both Renard's spy and Eric Renard will die simultaneously, and the war will be on.
Juliette having faced the worse fromthe onset will radically change and become badass.She encounters Ada in Vienna and kills her.
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May 22, 2013
IMO GRIMM's fun cause it does not take itself too seriously and because it has great support characters esp. the obvious Monroe & Rosalee but also Wu, the captain and the whole 'royal family clique'... Even Bud is someone I love to see on screen and Adalind as she is such a minx! All these characters make up for the main couple being a little meh... Nick's sort of grown on me but he is a little flat... And well Juliette's been a reason to take a beer break every time she appeared on the screen for most of this season...

Season 3 should be fun... Adalind's baby, super-creepy Eric vs. the Captain, the Zombie Grimm, Monroe & Rosalee (ok and Juliette...) vs. the Zombie apocalypse... Enough for me to check out beyond the wessen crime of the week..
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May 22, 2013
that was pretty sweet, can't wait for season 3!
my wishes for next season:
1) I agree with Maryann about making Wu an (official) part of team Grimm. funny though to see Reggie Lee in a good guy mode since he was one of the most ruthless - which means great - villains on Prison Break. I sooo loved to hate him on that show. and that makes two Prison Break veterans on Grimm including Silas Weir Mitchell.

2) make the actor who plays Bud a regular on the show and also part of team Grimm (seriously now, shit just got real and the team has to expand. besides, he's already helped Nick on occasion),

what's the deal with Hank's injury? is that a real life injury that was written into the show so Russel Hornsby can earn his pay? because if not then that is stupid, because we need Hank in the field with everyone else.

"oh c'mon you knew it was coming". question: what does the "IT" refer to? do they mean the faceless docs intended for Nick or that this is where the ep would end? help me make sense of this please!
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May 24, 2013
"It" just refers to the "To be continued." As in, "Oh, come on, you knew that a 'to be continued' was coming after a massive cliffhanger!" It's a funny reference to the last major cliffhanger before a 3-month break, when they finished the episode on this massive, massive cliffhanger, went to black, and said, "To be continued.... Sorry." :)

I heard that the actor that played Hank did have a RL injury.

Team Grimm... with Bud. Hmm.. I can definitely see Wu joining Team Grimm, but Bud? Honestly, I can see Bud's invisible wife (have we ever seen her?) joining Team Grimm before Bud... she has more of a backbone. :)
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May 25, 2013
cool, thanks for clearing that up for me :)
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May 22, 2013
Next season's opener should be titled, "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves." Just sayin...
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May 23, 2013
I've always suspected Cher of being a Hexenbiest.
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May 22, 2013
I liked it. I like that they leave things hanging, they did last season and hopefully it is a recurring thing with the series. I don't need a show to wrap everything up in a nice little bow by the end of the season. POI doesn't do it and it is the best show on TV.

The episode it self was fun. I liked that Adalind wasn't that stupid and neither was the woman she is dealing with. The older hexenbeast was a sucker.

Rosalee and Monroe hooking up was way more gratifying than Nick and Juliette. Because I just feel that is a relationship that is going to drag him down. Juliette intending to become a part of the Scooby Squad should have to come to a vote. It was reckless to bring her along on the case. And my guess is that Rosalee would be a no vote. And maybe even even Monroe. She just doesn't fit in the show anywhere. And any attempt to squeeze her in is going to feel forced.

They really need to be consistent with Nick. Nick is supposedly a bad ass that can take on three Reapers and a hit squad and whatever that tiger thing was. Some old guy with a cane sword shouldn't be a big problem for him. I don't care how much voodoo he knows. Also, if you know the man is a spitter at what point in time do you think it would be a good idea to put on some safety glasses and maybe a mask?

And though I am not sure Eric is going to make it out of Portland with Nick in a casket. Especially since Renard is following him and should be able to intervene. But I kind of hope that he doesn't. I really would like to see the show branch out of Portland a little bit. Sure it is a fun place, Voodoo Doughnuts is fantastic and all. But this show simply for the premise and history of it simply can't take place entirely in Portland. So it would be a welcome change of place. Plus having him in Europe would be a good excuse to bring Mommy Grimm back into the swing of things to save him. Which would be kind of embarrassing.

Great Finale.

Next season. Less Juliette please, and a new love interest for Nick. I fear that isn't going to be the case.
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May 22, 2013
I liked the "Oh c'mon, you knew this was coming" at the end. It was a reminder to all of those who think the episode/the show is ridiculous, that the makers of the show don't take it too seriously either. Yes, it sometimes has as many holes as a Swiss cheese (Or is it more appropriate to talk about an Austrian cheese? Perhaps aged in the cellar of Renard's castle in Vienna? Most people can't see the difference between Switzerland and Austria anyway.), but the show is entertaining and the writers try to us that to their advantage instead of being strict about every single detail.

I also liked a more active Juliette. It's fine that she's a little lost for the moment, but I hope they don't turn her into a damsel in distress who messes up all the cases Nick is working on by being useless.
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May 22, 2013
I love this show.

First of all - can someone PLEASE make a gif of Rosalee rolling her eyes at Juliette? That's literally my reaction every time she shows up lol.

Speaking of Rosalee, how could Nick and Hank just leave the zombiefied dude in her spice shop? Come on, who's gonna help her clean up after he wakes and starts raging again? I know, Monroe would help her of course but still, how inconsiderate!

Stefania is not to be messed with O_O . Bye Frau Pech.

Wu - "Looks like somebody's planning a party......not a party I'd want to be invited to." LOL!
"should we be concerned about Wu getting bitten or not?" <<< I am. They better not mess with my Wu :(

OMG, glad to know that I wasn't the only one yelling at Nick for going into that container. The hell?! Of course it was a trap dammit *facepalm*

I can't wait for this international rescue mission. Everybody got their passports? :D

Season 3 wishlist:

"The return of BAMF Adalind. If there been one big disappointment this season, it's that we still haven't officially gotten her back. Crossing my fingers and toes that it's earlier in Season 3 rather than later." <<< Yes!

"Let's bring Wu into the Wesen/Grimm Super Happy Fun Time Club! Though it's important to note that I'm not ride-or-die on this one. I won't write any strongly worded letters if Wu isn't introduced to Wesen, I just think the man's earned his place at the big kid table." <<< YES!

"As always, more Monroe and Rosalee. Forever and ever amen." <<< YES Please! :D

See y'all next season <3
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May 22, 2013
Forgot to add, yay for Hank getting his cast off. He'll need to be 100 % for the rescue mission :D

And will Captain Renard be involved? I like him being part of the team.
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May 22, 2013
Grimm is awesome! :D
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May 22, 2013
Loved the season finale. I did not expect that ending until very, very late although I did sense that it was a trap somehow. I just didn't get it until ... well about the same time as Nick did.
I hope that Renard followed them so that he can rescue Nick before Nick is shipped of to Europe. But at least Nick gave Rosalee the key before he walked into the trap.
Third season can't come soon enough.
And loved the writers sense of humour :-)
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May 22, 2013
Did you mean to say, when Grimm returns for its third season it will involve a rescue mission...?
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May 22, 2013
Loved the season finale. I've never been a fan of zombie stuff (except plants vs zombies) but I liked it a lot. I'm so glad Juliette is finally getting to do something besides mope around. Can't wait to see how they resolve the cliffhanger.
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May 22, 2013
Mama Grimm should return. She will be pissed when she learns what happend to her son. Oh! Mama Grimm should kick Eric Rennard's ass. In some epic duel. With storm and lightning and...! Okay, I'll just stop here :P
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May 22, 2013
I don't know... I thought the last scene where we saw Mama Grimm we learned that she was there on behalf of the Royals to get the coins or whatever. In which case she might actually be IN on the plan to capture Nick.

Then again, she did help save him and let everyone believe he took on that Tiger-thing by himself. So I doubt she wants him hurt / tortured.
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May 22, 2013
I wasn't sure she was in with the Royals, I think she is just hiding in Portland (Nick dropped her off at the bus station and she kept going after he drove away) probably trying to figure out who the Royal that Adalind's mother spoke about is. Of course, she could have a plan that she and Nick together could access whatever the hell it is that is hidden but she needs the rest of the keys and the best way to do that would be to sort of apply to be a Grimm for a Royal family like the way it was implied they used to be.
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May 22, 2013
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May 22, 2013
I really hope so, I thought I had heard that she had been around (the actress) and kept expecting her. The fight I am really looking forward to...Kelly and Adalind! I theorize it will be really tense because by the time it happens, we know that Nick and Adalind have become allies in the whole thing. But, yeah, she won't like what happened to her son...god, who is going to tell her? Hopefully, Monroe can access Nick's email.
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May 22, 2013
We shall see how the situation develops. One thing is sure... Great deal of action! I also hope for more Monroe x Rosalee ;3
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May 22, 2013
before i go they need to do more with juliette.her vet skills could be handy.she becomeing more likeable to me now since shes not running away like a baby every other scene.

ald and that other lady are so evil.they had me fool the entire time.ald gone get her powers back it seems.cant wit to see what she do next season to nick for taking away her powers lol but if i was her i wouldnt try for revenge.nick took them once.he could take them away again.lol

wu dont need to be in the wesen circle.its already to many people and wessen involve now.no more.i like wu being in the dark like how elise on charmed was.keep wu in the dark.please.

i wonder will nick mom find him overseas.and go super grimm on wesens lol we know shes a typical grimm that wesen are afriad of.shes the kind of grimm wesen tells stories about.hell she tried to kill monore and rosalee lol i hope she back for season 3
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May 22, 2013
i enjoyed the finale.i wonder how much more dangerous nick gone be now since he basically gone be like a zombie next season.

now this is really annoying me.people keep saying he shouldnt went after the voodoo guy alone.am i missing something aint he a grimm.thats like telling buffy she not suppose to go alone.she a slayer for a reason.she has abilities no one else has.its her job.same thing for nick.he has abliities for that kind of thing,his a grimm.of course he was gone case the voodoo guy.then people got an issue with him not shooting the guy off the bat.first off.if he would have done that.every fan would complaining that was too easy.there was no fight.secondly.nick has became more grimm than cop now.a cop would shot a wessen but not a grimm.like are people even watching the show.nicks a grimm first then a cop.the grimm thing would be to beat the crap out the voodoo man and kill em. grimm style.not shot em like some cop.people need to pay attention to the show.

i love the ep.

i may keep what i wrote for my review on this ep.lol :)
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May 22, 2013
i dont get what the point of moving it to tuesdays was if they are just gonna move it back in the fall? what was it two or 3 episodes on tuesdays? and isnt wesen supposed to be spelled with a V?
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May 22, 2013
It is the only show besides the Voice that has any steady ratings for NBC and when they had to yank Ready for Love, they needed a show that Tuesday advertisers would want to sponsor. Wesen is how it is spelled, but it is a German word, so you pronounce the W as a V.
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May 22, 2013
ah good to know about the name, didnt even think of that :)
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May 22, 2013
It was a awesome Season Finale. I think Season 3 though Monroe & Rosalee should buff up on there butt kicking skills. And i guess Hank also since he's part of the group. Just incase for when things like this where Nick needs help. Bust out some of them weapons from the trailer. Can't wait til the Fall.
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May 22, 2013
Muahahaha! Muahahaha! Voila! Muahahaha! Voila! What an annoying villain. I know we'll now have to wait until next season, but uh, somebody PLEASE kill him soon.

Hehe @ Rosalee's "The f--- is wrong with you?" look at Juliette after her stupid Wesen question. It just adds on to the thought last week that Rosalee probably finds her so annoying.

Speaking of which, I know it's because she's new to the idea of Wesen, but I thought it kinda funny that the gang treated her like a child. Their reaction to her "What kind of Wesen are you?" question... Nick's smile and "I'll tell you later" after Juliette asked what the key was... Rosalee and Monroe's response to Juliette wanting to help, saying Juliette was a vet so she could help with injections [although she didn't do anything except lift a shirt]... it all felt so patronizing that I couldn't help but smirk at it all. Oh, Juliette... we all think you suck.

Also, how is it that in every other scene, the zombies' reaction to everything is to break shit... but when the gang are hiding and trapped in the car, all they do is shake it and weakly slap at the windows... lame.

Not that bad a season finale overall. It had the same problems that I find most Grimm episodes have, which is why I still can't get too invested into the show. Most of the time, it's just kinda lame. It's not written well enough for me to take it seriously... and not overly ridiculous or funny enough to provide humorous entertainment.
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May 22, 2013
Just a picky thing really - but can the actors pleeeease learn the difference between "anecdote" and "antidote" before next fall?!
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May 22, 2013
Yeah, I kinda heard that too. They only used the term two or three times, but when they did, it actually sounded like a mix between 'anecdote' and 'antidote'... kinda like anetdote.
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May 22, 2013
What? Were they saying anecdote by mistake? Like "Let's inject the anecdote?"

I didn't notice, but I wasn't paying that much attention.
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May 22, 2013
I was very disappointed with this finale cause nothing really happened.I even think the last episode was more entertaining.
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May 22, 2013
Who in his right mind would stop and look at papers when in a life or death situation? That was just too stupid to be believable and goes against any training in reinforcement.Another thing:knowing that he is facing a spitter, he takes no precautions, eyeglasses at least. He doesn't even go Indiana Jones on him and just put a bullet where it needs to go?So many things where just ex machina that even suspending my belief nearly made fall asleep. Sorry, this is not a well conceived finale.
Aside from that I did like the Ada scenes and the fact that poor Juliette has chosen a really bad start for a career in side-kicking a hero.
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May 22, 2013
My main issue with Grimm -- in both this episode and the show as a whole -- is almost always their use of Deus ex machina or stupid/easy happenstances. It's pretty much just lazy writing for the sake of a result they want, and that always tends to bug me.
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May 22, 2013
Agreed. He was in a small and confined space... made even smaller with all of the crates of stuff in there. With a killer Wessen. In the dark.

And he took the time to flip through some papers?
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May 22, 2013
Ha! Wesen sexin'...nice! It was ok but not my favorite episode. I wanted a lot more mayhem out of the zombies. And not loving ending the season on such a cliffhanger. But the logic gaps were irritating me, like when they have the guy handcuffed but don't bother to strap him down, knowing they have to wait for him to wake before giving the cure and knowing they wake up crazed. Or as others have mentioned, when Nick climbs up the ladder directly in front of a guy who has a cane/weapon, spits zombie juice and was practically shaking his heinie at him singing "It's a TRAAAAAP!" I was surprised there wasn't little candies leading into the container (ooh! piece of candy...ooh! piece of candy...)

I did like Juliette gettin' in the mix, much less irritating and she's got moxie so once she acclimates she'll be an asset. Just needs to learn the rules of Grimm club. Wu too (haha). My guess is Wu will be fine after getting bit, but then again if the neurotoxin is in their saliva or blood it could spread to the bitten. I'd also like to see Nick be more badass...he has gotten better but still doesn't seem like the terror the Wesen fear so much.
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May 22, 2013
In his defense, I don't think he needed to be awake for the cure. He was already in Stage 4. So they were probably hurrying to ready the injection before he woke up.

Unfortunately, due to TV timing, both the immediate danger and the antidote were ready at about the same time.

That's right up there with stopping the detonator at like 1sec or 2sec left.
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May 22, 2013
They said stage 3 is appearing dead and stage 4 is reawakening. And that the cure can't be administered before stage 4 or it will kill them. So he would have to be awake. Nick and Hank could have strapped him down while Monroe and Rosalee started the cure, especially since Nick and Hank were leaving and couldn't be there to help once he woke up. Just seemed like manufactured drama.
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May 22, 2013
Yes, and he already DID that. He appeared dead, did the whole docile-druggie thing, then went insane and murderous... hence him attacking Nick at that police call. He was in full blown Hulk mode.

The reason he looked dead was because Nick knocked him the hell out. He threw the guy head-first into a brick wall. Then carried the unconscious dude to his car and to Rosalee's place.
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May 22, 2013
Weird, I replied to this and now it's gone...so I'll just repeat- Yep you're right, I stand corrected. When they were speaking of stage 3 Rosalee gestured toward him and Monroe talked about him waking up...made me forget why they brought him there in the first place lol. Although it doesn't change my point about not strapping him down.
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May 22, 2013
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May 22, 2013
I liked it and I knew that Eric had something up his sleeve and until the passport was sitting in the coffin it did not occur to me that his name would be on it.
Still cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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May 22, 2013
This is one of my favorite shows on TV but it has one serious problem; at times Nick has no problem blowing away, chopping or otherwise killing a Wesen/baddie, but in this he climbs up a ladder and engages in hand-to-hand combat rather than just putting a bullet in the guy when he has a gun in his hand. This bit of illogical thinking is constant in this show and Nicks character in particular. Also, I hate cliffhangers!!! Okay, got that off my chest. Love this show, here's to next season.
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May 22, 2013
I've been a huge fan of Grimm almost from the first episode but, I have to admit that I was disappointed with this finale. It was obvious from the previous episode that Erik's plan was to zombify Nick and kidnap him. My hope was that our gang would figure that out and the cliffhanger would be something else. Having Rosalie cook up yet another anecdote to cure the zombies was also ho-hum. My guess was that they would learn that the only way to stop the zombies would be to kill the Baron but that someone we cared for would be zapped before Nick had the chance to cut off his fishy head and he would be faced with a real dilemma: save Portland by killing the Baron but risk losing (fill in the blank) in the process. Oh well. And c'mon Nick, you should have learned after your encounter with the fly-guy that you have to be extra cautious when dealing with expectorating Wesen!

All in all, the writing seemed to become much more formulaic after that long layoff in the middle of season two. Maybe, like someone else pointed out, the writers were pressed for time and weren't able to really think things through. I had heard that a number of contributing writers were laid off - presumably to streamline the creative process - so maybe they lost a bit of their edge when that happened.

Still, there's a lot to look forward to in season three. My guess is that after Adalind gets her powers back she betrays the gypsy queen - after all, that's what Hexenbiests do. And we have yet to learn about the nature of Renard's alliance with the Resistance. I want to see more of Ian Harmon! Also looking forward to a more active role for Juliette. She was a real asset at times in season one and it's good to see her get more involved again. It's going to be a long summer without Grimm!
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May 22, 2013
Note: we did not see Nick's body being transported to Europe. What we did see was Renard following Eric after he left the hotel. Renard could still rescue Nick from the coffin and get him to the spice shop for the cure.
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May 22, 2013
I know, but the idea that he is so far is more interesting and puts Nick in deep with the mythology and history and would open the door for Renard to fully show his cards and get more fully involved with our team (Ill find it funny that Hank, the human in the group will be the only one he will be totally comfortable with)
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May 22, 2013
I agree. I was actually expecting this to happen until I realized that time was out and figured the "To be continued..." was going to happen.
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May 22, 2013
Wait, what happened to Nick's enhanced hearing? Was that just a one time thing?
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May 22, 2013
I actually thought it was working against him then, Baron's voice was sounding like it was coming from all around, which likely meant he was outside again.
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May 22, 2013
From what I've seen, Nick's hearing only gets better when he's blinded. It's sort of like an enhanced adaptability, not really an enhanced hearing "power." So, though it was dark in the container, there was still light enough for him to see, which meant it didn't kick in. Unfortunately.
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May 22, 2013
My big complaint was why didn't Nick shoot the crazy Baron, who was standing thirty feet away laughing like a loony. Why climb the ladder try to chase after a guy who could spit on him and make him a zombie? That would have been out of my first safety warning to team Grimm: stay out of range of zombie spit!
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May 22, 2013
- Before it was revealed that Adalind was in on the whole thing, I thought maybe what gave Frau Pech away was her ability to correctly pronounce her own name. Adalind's German, as these last two episodes demonstrated, is horrible. Granted, Grimm is full of horrible German, but Adalind specifically mispronounced the Frau's name last week with an English -ch.

- We forgot to mention the fact that Monroe totally freaking got some. He even ignored cleaning up which is a big deal for him. And Rosalee woged as foreplay, because I guess that's a thing. All that was missing was Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady," because it's a pun and because I said so.

- "Come on, you knew this was coming." Just like I said last year ("...Sorry."), I'd hate cliffhangers a whole lot less if they were all this polite and up front about it.

- I don't necessarily want Wu in the Inner Circle...I would like to know his first name, though.

- Not really digging the move back to Fridays. I was kind of enjoying watching my Grimm after my NCIS double shot.

- Crutches? Fess up, you thought Hank was a goner because the black guy always dies first in these movies.

- I watched this episode, guest-staring James Frain, after just getting home from seeing Iron Man 3, starring Guy Pearce. Both featured previews for Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill. Now I have this urge to watch The Count of Monte Cristo.
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May 22, 2013
Really good finale to me. Portland definitely has its hands full next season, and I'm very worried for Nick. Two good cliffhangers to think about next season.

By the way, Juliette wasn't so dumb this episode. In fact, she was quite smart and gung-ho this episode. Like I said last episode (which was a good one, by the way) Kudos to her. I love how she refuses to sit on the sidelines. The last time she did, it nearly cost Nick and Juliette their relationship and she knew that.

As usual, can't get enough Monroe and Rosalee. I like Rosalee already before her and Monroe got together, but just looking at those two together makes me smile.

I'd also like to know more about Renard's Royal family, which will most likely happen next season, so no worries from me. As for Aadiland, she works as a villain. I have no sympathy for whatever bad luck comes to that scheming bitch as she brought it upon herself, but I don't mind seeing her around.
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May 22, 2013
She wasn't bad... and they finally decided to admit "Hey, having a Vet on our team might come in handy"

Though the whole "What kind of Wessen are you" is kind of lame. Considering they're supposed to be a secret, you can't just assume someone talking to your Wessen friends is also one.

It's like saying "Hey, what department of Majestic 12 do YOU work for" Or some other super secret group.
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May 22, 2013
While I liked it it was a bit of oh crap we have to rush this stuff. I must confess I guessed something about them coming after Nick since the Sebastian (?) Found that paperwork. Though I really was hoping that Renard would have snarled at Eric that the Grimm already knows me. I am excited that next year at first at least will be heavy mythology. I mean in my opinion Nick has someone who would be on his side over there in Adalind just to screw the Royals more. And there ia going to have to be a weird division of duties over in Portland. So presumably Sean and Monroe will go after Nick but won't they likely be joined by the scary prospect of Nick's mom. And Rosalee will have to deal with Juliette and Hank with the zombies and protecting the key (I was kind of worried she might be hurt too so even if Nick would give up the key he doesn't know where it is). And well Rosalee is fun when she is annoyed.
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May 22, 2013
Okay, so it wasn't FULL-on death... But can I still point out HOW RIGHT I WAS? *gloat*

Now that that's over with... Loved it. I was giggly for most of the episode, and then the end had me on the edge of my seat. My stomach is still tightened in knots! I cannot wait for season 3, and let's be honest, isn't that what season finales should leave you with? Plus, I love Grimm's sass. Makes me forgive them for being such a jerk with their cliffhangers.

My predictions:

We're going to get Nick in Eric's torture dungeon of doom in an attempt to get him to tell him where the key is. But amazingly, Nick has NO idea where it is! Just that it's somewhere in the spice shop. So, really, Nick gets two points for that ingenious thinking. Grimm instincts at work again. Nick is not going to come out of this torture being the same man, though. I'm thinking we're just going to see him going darker and darker.

My hopes:

I really, really, really hope that his mother does NOT save him. I don't like her. I don't want her to return. And I don't want her to be like, "lol I'm the superior Grimm because I'm saving your behind." Yeah, no. Just go away. Let's have an international rescue instead. I like that plan better.

I really like Adalind's actress, but I don't like how she always seems to be ahead of everybody. I get it. You're conniving. But really - who is able to predict that far in advance? Seems a little omnipotent to me. I'd actually like her to turn good because I do like her actress, but jeesh, as a bad guy, I just keep thinking - just die already! Haha.

Anyway, I am very satisfied with this finale, and I cannot wait for the fall.
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May 22, 2013
Adalind's been taking lessons from Amanda on Nikita. I would like to see Nick go dark as well.
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May 22, 2013
It was a decent ep though a few head scratchers. How do you convince a guy that he's chained up for a good reason, to the point he doesn't question or report it? And is Juliette going to ask EVERYONE they meet what kind of Wessen they are?
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May 22, 2013
I figured that they just told him the truth. He was under the effects of a hallucinogenic drug that was causing him to be violent, so they chained him up for his and their safety. Considering what he DID seem to remember, doesn't seem like he'd have any reason to think that they were lying.
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May 22, 2013
I figured, but even THAT would involve him following up with cops or something.
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May 22, 2013
Nick told Rosalee and Monroe to call the cops and have him picked up.
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May 22, 2013
I know, and you can technically explain anything away. But you have to figure all of this would involve questions. So what do they say? A crazy guy came after us so we locked him up with hard core bond@ge gear for an hour or two and THEN called the cops.
That would get most cops to wonder wth is going on.
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