Grimm Season 5 Finale Review: Everybody Into the Doomsday Bunker

Grimm S05E21 and S05E22: "The Beginning of the End Parts I & II"

I wanted to hate this episode. I wanted to hate it so much. With the finale out of the way, let the record officially show that I hated 98 percent of this messy trainwreck of a season—up to and including the first half of this two-hour gauntlet—so much that the mere idea of it sapped any of my will to live this week. I want a drink named after me. A bitter one. And a statue, like the Rocky statue, except with no pants on because I can only endure so many awful things at one time. 

With that said.. when everything was over, Diana finally used her Corpse Bride voodoo dolls for something awesome instead of something I'd expect from the neckbeards losing their shit over the new Ghostbusters (apparently we can reboot the Hulk and Spiderman 50 times over while adding nothing new to the story but heaven forbid we put boobs on a Ghostbuster). Diana is still creepy, but like that kid who sent everyone to the cornfield on The Twilight Zone, as long as she likes you, you get to live. Sucks to be Daddy's mistress. Sucks to be Daddy's mean friend. Grimm also killed off Meisner and kinda sorta made Eve people again, so I guess we're back to the merry-go-round of woe-mance with Juliette, Renard, Adalind, and Nick. And babies. So many babies. At least one of those babies is currently cooking in our darling Rosalie and thus is officially the only child I care about on this show as we crawl slowly toward the wreckage of this series' end. 

Also: I totally called it. Women don't get to barf on TV unless they're preggers. 

"The Beginning of the End" was a prophetic choice of a title given the precarious state of Grimm's shortened sixth season. Together, both halves of the breakneck bloodbath served to up the tension of Renard's election victory even higher while also trimming a lot of the extra crap from a series that, underneath all the excess, had good bones and a strong foundation. 

Without Meisner and Bonaparte heading their respective factions (R.I.P.), the lines drawn between Hadrian's Wall and Black Claw have been blurred. Renard and Adalind's plight no longer looks hopeless and the immediate threat to Nick and everyone he holds dear has been neutralized—for now, at least. I'm sure someone will step up to take Conrad Bonaparte's place as Wesen Hitler when Season 6 premieres, but by eliminating Hadrian's Wall as an organized underground resistance, Grimm returned part of it's focus to it's original last hope/Grimm messiah. Grimm has a lot in common with USA's Suits when it comes to keeping the focus tight and occasionally failing to resist the urge to go bigger, bigger, and bigger. 

Both series have a strong core and both have a history of biting off more than they can handle, spending an entire season being terrible, and then pulling it together with a quick and dirty field amputation. The second half of the finale took all the garbage that piled up during this long and tired season and incinerated it. It was tightly written, and while the threat that Black Claw represents is still huge and global in scope, Grimm has returned to keeping the focus on its core characters. It can still tell its epic cultural drama, but is now doing so through the quirky individuals we've grown attached to. The spy games of Hadrian's Wall and the political machinations of Black Claw only matter as much as their influence reaches the individual level. That Rosalie frets over the kind of world her child could be born into—that Monroe is ecstatic regardless—this is how the best battles between good and evil are told. 

I didn't think it was possible for Grimm to rope me back in, but who can resist a good old fashioned resistance story?



ALL ABOARD AUNT MARIE'S BOOKMOBILE OF CRAZY


–  Dead Eve + Stick-o-Life = WHAT. THE. F***.

– I like the whole sisterhood of the questionable interrogation methods thing that Trubel and Eve have going on. 

– I was really worried about Hank there for a sec. 

– WERE-WU FTW!

– I'm sorry I made fun of Nick's doomsday prepper bunker. I guess sometimes the paranoid masses convinced that the Illuminati helter skelter wasteland are occasionally right. 

– Does this mean we can all get along again? What are your predictions for Season 6?


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Apr 01, 2017
I've loved this show since day one and am sad to see it go. I would have preferred a dark ending that stayed dark instead of the Wizard of Oz ending we got instead, but it was a great ride. What really annoyed me was the postscript. Diana now works as a Grimm? What the f??? No. Just no.

By the way -- women do get to barf on TV at other times than when they're pregnant. Abby Whelan got to barf just the other day on Scandal, after sticking her hand into the dead president-elect's exposed intestines to pull out a bullet. And who could blame her?
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Jul 03, 2016
You no nothing young Sleasman.Please stop reviewing this great show.
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Jun 28, 2016
Diana killing Conrad was basically not needed since Nick would have still lived.
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Jun 27, 2016
Who thinks Stone Age Wu offsets losing Meisner ? I know I do.
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Jun 27, 2016
Lol found the word. Neanderthal Wu.
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May 25, 2016
Dear reviewer, we all know you hate this show. You've told us just how much you hate it all season and reading your reviews has been a bummer. The mistake I made was reading this review when I swore I would stop reading anything you write about this show.

In my defense, Its a season finale I said, surely it won't be another whiny negative review I said.... Nope! It is the worst review of any season finale I have ever read. Even Under The Dome got a better send off than this.

My resolve is stronger now. No more reading your reviews for this show.

On another note... Juliette got his mother killed. There can be no love triangle or any angle of that sort between her and Nick.

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Jun 10, 2016
I beg to differ. Julliette was under a curse that was cast by Adalind. That is the ONLY reason Julliette got Nick's mother killed. Adalind's been the sole reason for Julliette's troubles... starting with the time she had Julliette scratched by her demon cat. Furthermore, has everyone forgotten that Adalind also tried to kill Nick's Aunt Marie--not once, but twice!!!
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Jun 20, 2016
Adalind didn't cast a curse on Juliette. Juliette chose to help Nick get back his Grimm powers. Turning hexenbiest was an unanticipated side effect.

Juliette got powers and decided to go mental. She cheated on Nick with Renard and got his mother killed... all because she was bitter that her attempt to help Nick turned her into a hexenbiest.

I repeat for clarity, she got powers, they didn't make her go mad/crazy/brainwashed

Adalind tried to kill his Aunt but didn't succeed. Juliette on the other hand succeeded in killing his mum.

Adalind went after Nick's Aunt at Renard's behest. She didn't know Nick or his aunt at the time. All she knew was she was going after the aunt of a Grimm, an enemy to all wesen and especially hexenbiests.

Juliette dated and lived with Nick for years. She had a personal relationship with his mother. She knew how important Kelly was to him and she still aided the Royals in killing her.

There is no way Nick and Juliette ever get back together even if he forgives her.
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Jun 27, 2016
Yeah, what i wonder is why juliette went mental when she got her powers and despite everyone(mostly eve) telling Adalind would go to being old mental herself, she did not. I know there're 2 kids in the picture but Adalind did not tell where nick lived until threatened and immediately used diana to warn Nick and the co. She wasnt shown to be scheming things like her mother or juliette, she just kept things from nick but came clean eventually. Even herself admitted how being hexenbiest affects how she feels but in the end she remained the same. Diana tried twice to hook her up with Renard and she resisted each time. She must really be in love with Nick that even being a hexenbeast again did not change her.
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May 24, 2016
Now that's how you end a season finale although i didn't expect it cus truth be told, the season dragged on too long and there was less of trubel's ass whooping of black claw. This episode gets a 4.5 star in my book. And Nick taking out a whole army of Black claw foot soldiers, Epic!
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May 23, 2016
Please don t make juliette come back. She is so boring. Actress has no charisma there is no chemistery with nick's actor; unlike adalind and nick. At least eve is bad ass and bad ass will be needed
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May 24, 2016
They do have on-screen chemistry, but David and Claire have more on screen, that's why I think people say that Bitsie and David don't have any. And those two have a lot of chemistry, they have been dating in real life for a while now.

And please, before whining about Juliette coming back, just wait to see how she's coming back. She could still be a bad ass as Juliette, since it doesn't appear that she's lost all memory of what had happened in the meantime
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May 27, 2016
1. Just because they are dating doesn't mean they have chemistry (or at least chemistry that an outsider can see) and it's become quite obvious to most that have watched the show that the two can not portray the "chemistry" need for the onscreen relationship. The irony there is unlike many onscreen couples, these two are known to be in a "serious relationship" off-screen (go figure).
2. He/She can whine all they want because most people started watching this show for the Grimm and the monsters not the soap opera love triangle that they tried (and miserably failed by the way) numerous times to bring into the show.
The return of Juliette was a sign they were heading in that direction, her threatening Adalind this season was another sign and the finale had the biggest sign of it all with her memory coming back and Nick looking into her eyes like a long lost love. All these would lead the current audience to believe this is another attempt to create a love triangle.
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May 23, 2016
One of the nice things about Grimm is how wacky the plot is sometimes, which makes way for humorous reviews (which we all love on this site, right?) Grimm was a cool idea in the first place, the name and ancient quotes, but not really being based on Grimm's actual tales. That they give other characters, first Monroe, then Hank more space is great. Yes, there's a new monster makeup job every week. Yes, there are fight and action scenes, often over the top, yet family friendly as these things go these days. Oh, and who doesn't like badass female characters? Apparently for Adelin and Eve, people can and do change. The humor is one of the show's best assets. It still holds our interest after all these seasons.
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May 23, 2016
I enjoyed the finale.

But, I still don't understand what Black Claw are after. They want the right to be themselves? OK. Nobody is stopping you. How about, as a plan A, a controlled reveal to the public, explaining their presence and origins? Rather than a killing spree. They aren't being subjugated, nobody even knows they exist. I'm sure within a few days, there would be lobbying groups set up, demanding equal representation for Wesen. Also, I've always had the impression that their true form is human.

Another thing I've never really understood, after 5 years, is what actually is so special about Grimms? I obviously know they can occasionally detect Wesen, but is that it? They don't seem to have extra strength or any other super-power. So quite why Black Claw wants them specifically, other than an in-built fear, is a mystery to me.
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May 24, 2016
Yeah, I wondered about that too. Renard said it best, BC thinks the regular humans have ruled long enough.

But you're right, the reasoning is strange. Wesen have achieved high offices in their human form, they aren't prosecuted since only a comparatively handful of regular humans know of their existence and you don't see them walk around in Wesen form when they're among themselves, since their woge usually during emotional duress.

And Grimms, yeah, their only power(s) seem to be the ability to detect Wesen if the Wesen don't want to (although even Grimms don't know they are facing Wesen without the Wesen woging first) and their ability to withstand certain things better (like the coins)

The rest is normal, they can be manipulated by Hexenbiests as we have seen. Or it's their ability to process certain things differently, like the zombie thing. While everyone else returned to human, Nick got superior sense and the zombie form (which was used way too rarely ^^)
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May 23, 2016
BC wants world rulked by Wesen, for Wesen. Them as top dogs and humans below them, as servants. I agrtee ti's stupid plan, they could much easier achieve that secretly, promote wesen candidates who then help other Wesen.

Which of course ignroes the fact that most Wesen hate other Wesen and are happily killing them but BC just claims once they are on top everything will be hunky dory. I mean, can you imagine Blutbad helping Baueschwein get a good job? Me neither......
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May 23, 2016
Wonder why they picture Diana as a spoiled brat. Guess she will be the menace next sesaon. I hope Alexander turns up.
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May 23, 2016
This finale had me, lost me and then got me back a little at the end. I felt like the first hour of the show was wasted. It only got interesting in the second half. I felt like the scooby gang was under utilized. I mean I would have loved to see Wu in action (lasting more than the few seconds that they showed). The only redeeming part was seeing Nick in action, in a really good fight.
To be honest after the heavy promotion of "Eve" I was worried that she was going to ending up saving the day but I was at least saved the disappointment on that front.

Things I didn't like or not looking forward to:
#4 Diana - that girl creeps me out. Being this efficient in killing at that age is never a good sign.
#3 I hate the fact that there is yet another person more powerful than Nick
#2 Does Diana making Sean Renard kill daddy's bad friend that hurt mommy mean that Nick is going to think that Sean saved him and is going to forgive him? I mean this is not the first time that Sean's quest for power has made him do questionable things and as far as I'm concerned he got a pass with a slap on the wrist in the first/ second season. He was awful this season, starting from the attempted murder on Grimsters with his boring campaign speeches the first half of the season to the power hungry, morally corrupt, selfish man that killed Meisner the second half.
#1 Juliette's back. Ew! I am not looking for a Season 6 of Love triangle. There is nothing I hate more than a worn out plot line and nothing says worn-out like a love triangle.
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Diana is suppose to be creepy and she is very good at it. She obviously has great power and has only been raised by awful Wesen, so time will tell if she stays evil. Obviously on this show they can change dramatically.

I was really hoping we would find out that Renard wasn't actually in this for power but to secretly bring down black claw. Since that was not the case I hope Renard does not get out of this. But Renard shot Meisner to put him out of his misery. Renard wasn't going to be able to stop him from dying but he made it quicker that it was going to be.
I also agree regarding Juliette, I really liked her as Eve.
And Wu- I'm not really feeling that one.
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May 22, 2016
I hope Josh returns to join the Grimm gang.
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May 23, 2016
Who is Josh ?
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May 23, 2016
He was related to old Grimm that looked up Nick. Then he left and old Grimm died. Some time later Verrat went after him and he fled with Trubel helping him.

Previous season?
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May 24, 2016
Completely forgot about him
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May 28, 2016
I think Josh will offer comedic value especially if we are getting Juliette back and losing the Eve persona. A lot of people thought Juliette is boring.
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May 22, 2016
Monrosababy!!! :) &3
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May 22, 2016
This show needs to go, I decided to drop it from my PVR list but somehow (boredom, probably) I got back to it. And some episodes were good but most of them were just meh. NBC should reverse the show to 13 episodes to save it or drop it all together. Oh and make a spin-off about Drew Wu: professional bad-ass & meme king.


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May 23, 2016
You don't HAVE to watch it. Don't say "this show has to go" just because you don't care for it. I love it, its my favorite show.
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May 22, 2016
I have to agree with MaryAnn's review but for me it was less hatred and more boredom than anything. About 60% of the episodes this season were a total snooze fest the exceptions being the premiere, Wesen Nacht, Eve of Destruction, Bad Night and the 2 hour finale! That's 5 technically 6 episodes out of 22 that stood out in anyway shape or form. So maybe it's a good thing that the sixth season has been shortened to 13 episodes. With a shorter order they can concentrate on the fallout from this finale and get away from the wesen of the week formula. I doubt very much if Nick still has a job with the Portland PD after the extremely public knock down drag out fight with the new Mayor! :) The writers also need to have a clear idea of where they are going next season, in fact, they need to plan as if they are getting cancelled for good and pull out all the stops that way if they do indeed get cancelled at least they go out with a bang and more importantly don't leave the fans hanging.
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May 22, 2016
I 100% agree with the review and share the feeling that it was mostly frustrating but somehow I didn't hate it either... Maybe because Bonaparte died by Diana's voodoo? Which also claimed the red-haired PR lady... Not sure where the show goes from here since so many of Black Claw died (+Bonaparte who seemed the boss) only minutes after we finding out Black Claw owned the Portland North Police precinct and has just destroyed the Hadrian Wall facility (rather easily too). So it's hard to predict what the balance of power will be by the time Season 6 starts but I guess this gives the writers the option to make it all up again... it could go either way but I'll probably check it out anyway...
* * * My main wish for Season 6 is that Juliette stays as Eve or at least has some of Eve's powers and badassness... Not only that's much more power to the anti-Black Claw camp but also Eve is a much more fun character and if she stays as Eve perhaps Grimm can avoid any love triangles / romances involving Nick because in all honesty, they've been painful to watch (whether with lame Juliette or with treacherous Adalind)
* * * Diana should probably be homeschooled.... with those powers and lack of a moral compass the school would be a deadzone within hours...
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May 22, 2016
Well, both BC and HW were said to be large groups so here only Portland or Oregon or Pacific or whatever) sections were destroyed. Of course BC is worse off having its boss killed. we don't kno who HW boss is but it can't be Meisner.

But given writers' track record I suspect all of it will be just ignored, it will be a bit about Nick and Renard then renard will decide to seek greener pastures.
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May 22, 2016
I like this movie alot, and alot dissapointed to that The Grimm (Nick) actually vulnarable to zauberbiest. Grimm shall be resistent to all power of wesen or other creatures. I remember when Adalind (Hexenbiest) bited Nick's (Grimm's)blood. It shall be The Wesen will worried when about confronting the Grimm. Otherwise dont call him The Grimm, just call him Nick Bruckhart..
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May 22, 2016
Season 6 in 60 seconds: Diana brings back Meisner because Adalind will be happy, Meisner will get a Zombie army - Diana is really good at making those - Grimms will be on the sideline for Season 6 - Renard will be renamed into The Puppet and whoever has the stick will be called the Stickman or woman... in other news whatever supergrimm/zombie powers Nick posessed are probably now gone aka healed as well by "The Stick"... too bad but then again they never really did anything with that anymore anyhow...
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May 22, 2016
Did the bit with Nick having the Stick o'Healing in his pocket remind anyone of Mordred in Camelot 3000, forging armor out of the Holy Grail?


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May 22, 2016
Damn! that was an crazy intense finale!
Damn! Diana has voodoo magic now?!! and those were the creepiest looking dolls yet.
Enjoyed Monroe giving a beatdown to Tony.
Wu going NeanderWu rage mode was fun to watch!
Enjoyed Eve and Meisner kicking some Black Claw ass! speaking of Meisner he's either enhanced somehow or a metahuman.
Zauberbiests seem OP!
loved Bonaparte getting voodoo'd by Diana!

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May 22, 2016
So now we see what an enhanced Grimm (remember, he went semi-super after he got his grimmies back) can do with a piece of the One True Cross (what, you didn't know?) in his possession. No wonder everyone was after it. An unstoppable killing machine, that can't die.
I was glad to see that Nick was going a little dark after he saw Renard and Adalind on stage. He didn't hesitate taking out those 2 Black Claw operatives that were latter staged in Hank's house. A reminder what a Grimm is truly supposed to be. Hey, for grins and giggles, go watch a few of the first season episodes and see what a wuss Nick was at first. Ah, innocent times.
I am actually looking forward to next season, except for one thing. It looks like we might have weepy, whiny Juliette back.
Oh well, I guess every show has it's flaws. Of course, that's a great way to push Adalind dark again, the whole woman spurned angle...
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May 22, 2016
Please, Adalind was whinier than Juliette ever was. ^^ This whole season she practically was useless and clingy (and dumb). Thank heavens, that Nick didn't tell her anything about the tunnels or the stick, so that she couldn't babble that out to Bonaparte. Adalind always was dark, there's not much pushing necessary. I hope, Nick gets hold of Kelly and brings him to safety. That poor kid is surrounded by psycho Hexenbiests. Don't think, that he'd survive Diana going through puberty.
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May 22, 2016
Useless? Yes. Whinier, no way. Juliette was nothing but a HUGE boat anchor the entire time she was, well...Juliette.
Besides, I can't stand her anyway, she looks like a Jack Kirby drawing

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May 22, 2016
And I can't stand Adalind, but that's based on her awful personality and not on her looks. I don't care, how people look, if they are bad, I can't stand them. But I guess, everyone has their own standards.
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May 22, 2016
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May 22, 2016
But I'm sure they'll go for something annoying like Nick trying to cure Adalind too with that stick, only to find out it doesn't work on born-wesens.

I want Adalind to be the hexenbeast again, and she can leave to a "happy ending" with her just-as-wicked daughter.
Juliet better be full human again, but with Eve's knowledge, memories and training. That way she can stay useful and be with Nick again, like she should. He never should have cheated twice with Adalind in the first place. Juliet was even less to blame for her actions than Adalind was for hers. She was not a good person, or kill-free, before. So why should Nick forgive and love her, but not love again the woman he loved before after what happened to her? It wouldn't be fair.

Unfortunately I can't see them going in that direction now, because I'm sure Juliet would feel too guilty to handle being with Nick. That is if she remembers everything clearly. It would be like a constant reminder to her, having that awful baby Kelly around, when he's named after Nick's mom. They've basically destroyed Juliet's life, her relationship, her sanity, her being... They pushed her out of the picture. Of course if the writers wanted it, they could be together again. Juliet was not the one who killed his mother. She just lured her out of hiding (which is bad enough).
Her situation was different than Adalind's, who's been a hexenbeast since birth. How becoming a wesen affected her can be an excuse. We also don't know how exactly Eve came to be the way she is/was. How did they manage to tame hexenbeast-Juliet exactly? There are ways they could work around this to make them a couple again. If they could get all you "Nickalind-shippers" to forgive that bitch and want her for Nick (poor Nick), then it sure as hell is possible for Juliet.
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May 22, 2016
My thoughts exactly. Can't wrap my mind around everyone being eager to push Nick and Adalind together. For me the couple is repulsive at best, considering that Adalind did everything to destroy Nick & Juliette and achieved it by taking Nick's powers.
I can forgive Juliette, as she was sick, possessed and completely out of her mind, when the end of season 5 went down. And Bitsie Tuloch explained on Facebook, why Juliette destroyed the van. It was getting too crowded to shoot scenes in it and the production was looking for a way out, so they let Juliette torch it, so that they could move the stuff into the spice shop's basement. Although, I woud have prefered, if Wu had fallen asleep studying Wesen and knocking over a burning candle. :D

I'm still hoping, that Kelly is Juliette's flesh and blood, as he was conceived, when Adalind was Juliette (she was completely transformed and the spell could have very well affected Adalind to a molecular level).
Adalind can have Diana and Renard, they are perfect for each other. She didn't even freak out, when her daughter killed in cold blood. Hello? What kind of mother is that? Adalind has no moral compass and always be affected by her bad Hexenbiest side. She might be able to act decent, but she'll never will be the trustworthy partner, that Nick needs (and he knows it, or else he would have confided in Adalind, but he didn't, because in his gut he knew, that Adalind would sell him out).
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May 24, 2016
Interesting thought. I wouldn't mind if they got creative with Kelly. Maybe he could be half Juliette (normal) and half Nick (=half Grimm), with no hexenbeast involved. So far there is nothing special about him, so perhaps he is not taking much after Adalind. Diana however, is sort of a freak being a mix of "two different" wesen. It makes me worry for Monroe and Rosalee's baby - I doubt that will be easy for them!
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May 25, 2016
Diana is no mixture of Wesen, she is a fullblown Hexenbiest. Her dad is half Zauberbiest, but that is only the male equivalent of a Hexenbiest. And his Royal side doesn't matter, as they are mere humas with no powers (at least the show didn't tell us, that they're supernatural). Diana is a freak, because her mother underwent a potent magic spell back in Austria (from the Gypsy witch) during her gestation, her powers have nothing to do with being a Hexenbiest, or else she wouldn't show them as an infant, because Wesen show their powers, when they hit puberty (as the show explained a while ago).
Kelly might well be a Grimm, but those do not have powers, until they are adults (Nick was almost thirty), the female Grimms do show powers a little earlier, but not until their teens (see Trubel). That was also explained a while ago, I think it was Nick's mom, who told Nick that.
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May 23, 2016
I was supremely irritated this season with the way that the writers handled Nick and Adalind's "relationship". It was extremely galling that these two instigators seemed to escape serious repercussions for their own actions. Setting up housekeeping in the bunker of doom living a fairly normal life with a beautiful baby going on as if everything was hunky dory. Instead it was the two people that they claimed to love the most Diana and Juliette respectively that paid and are paying the highest price. Juliette having tried to do the right thing and get Nick's power back after he stupidly lost them to Adalind instead lost her mind and her soul to this horrific hexenbeist power that then totally obliterated her life. She was then turned into some sort of weapon to fight a wesen uprising and now gets to be used as cannon fodder. Diana is aging at an alarming rate and who knows what this power will ultimately do to her in the end, but whatever it is her fate probably won't be good as both HW and Black Claw want to use her as a weapon too.
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May 22, 2016
Juliet killed his mom, Unforgivable !
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May 22, 2016
I'd argue that Adalind basically raping Nick and using the resulting baby to emotionally blackmail him into a relationship is equally unforgivable.
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May 22, 2016
She didn't. Juliette just flushed her out of hiding (Kelly was attacked by Black Claw and Diana set there, watched and did nothing to protect her, although she was able to defend herself and others) and at that time Juliette wasn't herself. Juliette could plead certifiable insanity for everything that went down after the Hexenbiest took over.
And again, it's Adalind's fault, that this all happened. Go hate her for that. ^^ She took Nick's powers and Juliette had to risk everything to get them back, or else Monroe would be toast right now.
If the stick worked on Eve, so that she can feel and remember everything, she'll be deeply sorry for everything.
Adalind on the other hand never felt a shred of remorse for what she did and never will, because she's like that, children or no children.
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Jun 07, 2016
SonyTibebu - I would argue that Eve are supposed to be 2 different people so JUILLETTE did nothing to Sean's redhead - that was all EVE.
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May 24, 2016
Not to mention she was already in a fragile state of mind having learned that Nick cheated (unknowingly). I just find it such a character flaw that Nick would ever consider a relationship with Adalind after what she did to them. Their relationship doesn't make sense + Adalind has been romantically involved with too many of the male cast members IMO.
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May 23, 2016
So what about what Juliette/Eve did to Sean's red head? how is that different than what Adalind did to Nick?
I find it odd that one can be blamed for the same crime that the other one is readily excused for
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May 22, 2016
Juliette made her own choices. the only time she was not in control is when she was brainwashed by HW. she is not responsible for the good she did as Eve as she was not herself. Adalind is not innocent of a lot of things, but she in no way was responsible for Kelly's death, directly or indirectly. Either with Nick or Renard or Meisner (hopefully not dead forever) or Trubel (why not), Adalind is a better character. I don't dislike Juliette because of Adalind. I dislike Juliette because of Juliette.
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May 22, 2016
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May 22, 2016
Yeah, the only thing that was "meh" to me was Rosalee being pregnant. I am sick of the babies ruining everything on this show! It was better without them. Kelly is also pointless. I guess it's only normal, but it couldn't have been worse timing.
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May 22, 2016
When Eve got hurt and he used the healing-stick on her, I pleaded they would head in that diretion - make Eve Juliet again. I am so happy they went there! Now Nick has to stop this cheating nonsense with the bitch-witch Adalind and fix his relationship with Juliet. Just a shame they killed off Meisner, because now there will definitely be a love triangle situation again. I want Adalind out of their relationship for good! They don't need Nick to stay with her just because she got that rape-baby with him.

This season finale was awesome! Some surprises and plenty of action. Diana is still creepy, and there's more potential there. I guess we'll see more of her next season.

Speaking of next season - I didn't know it was going to be a shortened season..? I hope that doesn't mean the series is coming close to the end. :(
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May 22, 2016
I watched Bitsie Tuloch on Facebook and she told the viewers, that the decision, how many episodes the next season will have, will be decided the coming week. So fingers crossed.
I'm totally with you concerning the "bitch-witch", funny, that's what I was calling her myself. ^^ I was so relieved, when she packed and left the bunker. Now Nick needs to take his son from her, who hopefully has Juliette's DNA, because of the potent magic spell, that Adalind used when she raped Nick. Him being with her is a serious lapse of taste and reason. I blame it on PTSD, but now Nick should have been healed by the stick and think clearly again.
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May 23, 2016
Bitsie is that you? If not, you sure are doing a great job defending her and her character. I think you've used almost every excuse in the book, including "PTSD" for Nick being with Adalind.
Congrats you just diagnosed a fictional character from a TV show with PTSD. Please enlighten us, what other disorders do the characters have? Multiple personality disorder for Wu maybe? Or better yet maybe Nick suffers from Schizophrenia since he sees monsters??
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May 22, 2016
Tricking some one into consenting to have sex is awful, but NOT rape !! He was not drugged. He just didn't see her for who she really was. Is every women in spanks and a push up a rapist?.... Nick had his reasons when he held Adalind down and tried to force kiss her, so she would bite him, getting blood in her mouth and loosing her powers. Adalind didn't sit there whining like Juliet does, she made a plan to get her powers back. If that meant sleeping with the enemy so be it.
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May 22, 2016
Juliette tried everything to get rid of her unwelcome powers, but it was impossible, if you don't remember anymore. She wasn't "whining", she was distressed and scared, as any sane person would be, who turns into a monster. And then she lost her mind, because as a human she isn't supposed to become Wesen.
Concerning Adalind's machinations, I still call it rape. If you experienced that kind of deception in real life, you'd call it that, too. But fortunately, we can't change our appearances with magic. Adalind wasn't just wearing a wig. She WAS Juliette and Nick wouldn't have touched that woman, if she was sporting a wig and a push-up bra.
As for their fight back then, both knew it was on. Nick might have used knowledge, that wasn't available to Adalind (or she was too dumb to know), but she attacked him first and knew very well, what she was getting into. She had tried to kill Hank and hurt Wu in the process, so Nick had the right to take her head, instead he chose to just rid her of her powers, which is his biggest mistake so far.
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May 23, 2016
Juliette said she wanted to get rid of her powers (at first), but when they found something that worked (they tested it on Adalind first) Juliette refused to take it, and made Nick almost kill Monroe....... I haven't experienced someone magically transforming themselves to have sex with me (that I know of) It doesn't change my opinion on this fictional show.... with the fight, I agree both knew it was on. that was my point... Nicks biggest mistake was ever being with Juliette, he should have listened to Aunt Marie and broke it off with her in the very beginning.
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May 22, 2016
This was an exciting finale that I was loving! It was exciting, and it tied up a lot of ends, while leaving enough hanging to keep me guessing.

Is Juliette back? Is she still a Hexenbiest? Do I really want her cured or even human? Is Eve a memory or a nightmare? And what the eff was Meisner, and can the magic stick help him?

Diana creeps the living daylights out of me. She's one super creepy psychopath.

Will that ring still affect Adalind? Is she willing to even try removing it? And why would ZauberHitler hurt creepy kid's mother, knowing that the kid likes to murder the way most people like to eat candy?

Personally, I think Nick should just kill Renard, but BC will probably do that job for him.

Portland needs a massive PR campaign to re-stock a precinct.
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May 22, 2016
Meisner said himself that he didn't think Black Claw would have him since they're a Wesen-only club. So I thought he was just a highly trained human super-operative with knowledge of the Wesen world. But I guess he could be something else.

If Juliette is back to her old self I'm going to go to NBC HQ at 30 Rock and actually do all the things they accused Sanders delegates of doing in Nevada. Eve was about the only way I could stand her on the show anymore. Bah.

Bonaparte underestimated Diana. I think Diana can fix Adalind's ring if his dying didn't disable the spell he put on it. Why isn't Sean as hideous as Bonaparte was when woged? Was Bonaparte centuries old or something?


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May 22, 2016
Renard is only half Zauberbiest (son of a Hexenbiest and a Royal Prince). Bonaparte must've been 100% Zauberbiest.
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May 22, 2016
Ah, right. Have we ever seen Sean do magic before? It seems like he's just really strong and scares the pants off other wesen when he woges for some reason. They've always been cagey about Royals and their 'powers'.
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May 23, 2016
I don't remember Renard doing any magic whatsoever. His thing is another. I remember tht, under the influence of those cursed coins (or whatever coins), Sean saw himself as a mighty Hitler-type über-leader.
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May 22, 2016
On itself the second part of finale was good (first one was meh, like rest of the season). Sparks of greatness even. But when considered in light of entire season it felt like writers tried to do too much too fast with too many liberties. It had few good scenes, like WereWu (or NeanderWu or whatever you want to call him) going medieval on Wesen asses, few good Monrosalee exchanges but overall I felt kind of let down.

Maybe if entire season was more on the up and about I'd feel different because it would be a natural culmiantion of season but right now it felt like writers realised they have a mess on their hands and decided to trim fat and plots with a chainsaw. My guess is writers were told next ep will be last one and they need to wrap things up.

Too many Deaus Ex Machinas for my taste, Diana getting message to Nick just when he needed it, magic stick of WTFery healing people who need healing ([sarcasm]nice of show to remind us it exists few eps back because I'm sure most people forgot about it[/sarcasm]), Diana pulling that woodoo she can do so well

My guess for next season. with BC and HW out of picture Portland it will shift back to Royals. Renard will make a bid for power in those circles, as it seems he is only candidate. Diana and Adalind will play a role there. Hell, we might even see coins again
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May 21, 2016
I thought the finale was kinda eh. Yes, the finale had lots of action. But a) it was shot in such low light that you couldn't tell what was going on half the time, and b) if you need a finale to make up for the previous 21-hours of near non-action, you're doing something wrong. A good finale should culminate all the good stuff, not address its omission from what has preceded it.

The Stick (can't they find a better name for it?) is now a deus ex mechina. Which means Nick ultimately doesn't win because of his own skills, or his Grimm powers, or his zombie powers (hope you liked that part of the mythology, folks, because no sign of it this season). He wins because ye olde magical Stick of Healing brought him back. And "fixed" Eve.

Was anybody demanding helpless old Juliette back? I noted last season that Juliette as a Hexenbiest-powered Member of Team Grimm was good. Heck, Juliette as a veterinarian at least contributed something. They've made Wu bad-ass, but they've depowered Eve back to Juliette. Yay?

The insertion of Rosalee's pregnancy was just... awkward. We've got a big action-filled finale, the wiping out of HW (we still know basically nothing about Meisner), the rising to power of Black Claw, and... she's angsting over when and how to tell Monroe that she's pregnant. Yes, we care because Monroe and Rosalee are everyone's favorite Couple in Love (tm). But this it the kind of random element that could have been inserted into practically any episode.

And the final scene. So Renard stabs Conrad, but he's under control of Diana, and presumably he knows it. But Nick doesn't. It's a cliffhanger in the sense that they cut away at a big dramatic moment, but is it that big or dramatic? They're not going to kill Renard, Nick's life isn't in danger (even with Main Character Exemption), and Black Claw has been pretty much wiped out in Portland. Yeah, the threat of BC is still out there, and they're not going to be happy with anybody on Team Grimm (including Renard, since he just killed one of their founders), but overall it seemed to be more of a happy ending.

If anything, they kind of undermined Renard by having him do the right thing, but only because Diana made him to do it for the wrong reasons. Yes, there were a few signs that he figured he was in over his head (questioning Conrad's plan, killing Meisner before Conrad could do so much more painfully). But basically he was perfectly fine with letting his ally Nick die as long as he became mayor. How does he really feel about Black Claw and the rise of the Wesen? Who knows?

To me, the show hangs together because of the strength of the relationship of Nick, Hank, Rosalee, and Monroe. Wu is a hanger-on (and all the other mains treat him like he is for the most part), and Renard has been pretty much neutered this year. Eve was... okay, but not really part of the team until this episode, which I did like... and then they de-Eved her. Adalind is still the helpless "I have children so I can't do anything useful" secondary heroine that she has been for the last year or so. Different storyline, same old SOS.

Probably the most interesting and puzzling thing is Trubel. Is Jacqueline Toboni dating someone on the production crew, or what? When they remember to bring Trubel back (does Tobini have a heavy acting gig elsewhere?), she gets more screentime and plot importance than Wu, and almost as much as Eve and Hank. Why don't they just make her a main character, build a shrine to her on the set, and get on with it?

Bad things: see above. This season's focus on HW just to wipe them out. Every scene we got with HW was a scene we didn't get with the regulars.

Good things: the general increase in Wu's usefulness to the team. The strength of the Rosalee/Monroe relationship. Trubel. Eve finally becoming "part of the team." An action-filled finale, assuming you could turn up the brightness on your TV.
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May 22, 2016
I also liked how there was a whole other "north precinct" that we had never heard of before now. Grimm treats Nick, Hank, Wu, Renard, and Franco like they're the only police in Portland half the time. Kinda like the night shifts on Star Trek/Next Gen and Babylon 5.

Minus points for them all being portrayed as villainous BC Wesen, though, as far as we saw. Wouldn't some of them be sympathetic to Nick as a fellow cop and/or taker-down of evil/murderous Wesen? As I've noted before, the main problem with the show is that they're so busy throwing new stuff at us that they don't take the time to explore the stuff they've already given us in the last five years.

Hexenbiest and their male Zauberbiest counterparts are pulling powers out of their asses five years after they were introduced. They're the major threat on the show, but it's hard to take them seriously when we have no idea of most of what they can do. And why is Adalind so powerless against Conrad? So he has the power to... petrify her? And she just sits there and takes it?

Ditto with Black Claw. Other than the "good" Wesen (Rosalee and Monroe), almost all the other Wesen are either onboard with BC or too afraid of them to say boo. I'd rather see an on-the-fence Wesen police officer who is torn between loyalty to his "people" and loyalty to the police department he serves.

(And why don't any Wesen work at Nick's precinct other than Renard?)

Instead we get Trubel. Lots and lots of Trubel. The character and the actress are likeable enough, but what does the character really bring to the table these days? Another body for fight scenes and to get people to safety when Nick can't be there? The emotional reacting that David Giuntoli won't? The cast is already overstuffed with eight regulars who are either weak-ass (Adalind, pre-Hexenbiest-ish Juliette) or unexplored (Wu, Renard), do we really need Grimm Mk. 2 on top of that?

But instead we get about 14 "mystery of the week" episodes, one or two comedy episodes, and the rest are the mythology episodes. That's part of why the finale falls flat. We're supposed to be conflicted about what is going on with Renard. But after five years, I still don't know that we really know much about the guy. He was keeping secrets from Nick, he wants to take over his Family, he's a sometimes-ally of Nick, now he's going for power but seems conflicted about what he has to do to get it. This would all be much more impressive if it wasn't dumped on us in a 2-hour finale and a handful of previous scenes.
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May 21, 2016
Looks like it is time for MaryAnn to get new shows... She feels Tim right now, and that's a bad thing...
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May 21, 2016
Or Grimm is feeling what most of the shows Tim reviews feels. And that's a bad thing.
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May 21, 2016
Diana needs to go. First, having someone that powerful is never good for a show (same problem with Eve). Second, she stops Nick and Adalind being together. Third, how long before she gets jealous of Kelly?
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Jun 11, 2016
I hope Nick and Adalind break up. Adalind did everything she could to make Nick and Julliette's life miserable. She's the reason Juliette is a hexenbiest and she tried to kill Nick's Aunt Marie twice. And let's not forget she slept with Hank--Nick's partner and best friend. I can't fathom what Nick could possibly want with that witch after all the misery she's caused him. And by the way, there's a connection between Eve/Juliette and Adalind. Remember in the 2nd half of the finale, when Adalind was in bed with Renard, she clutched her chest when Eve got hurt and said "Eve's dying". When Renard asked her how she knew, she said "I can feel it". I think Kelly belongs to Julitte.
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May 21, 2016
I liked the finale. It was 2 hours of action and then we get to see Nick being a hero again. I am so excited to hear Rosalie is pregnant because we needed some good news during the finale. I hope that everything works out for Nick and he can get Kelly back. I am really looking forward to Season 6 of Grimm.
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May 21, 2016
First, I loved the finale. It was kick-butt the entire 2 hours, and now we have to wait months for the next season, and it hurts my soul.

Second...wait...Meisner wasn't a wesen? Did we always know that? I thought we just hadn't seen him woge, but since we didn't see Renard woge until like 2-3 seasons in, I didn't think anything of it.

Third, does anyone else think the Magical Stick of Something possibly "cured" Eve/Juliette of being a wesen? Maybe that's why it was hidden away for so long, so wesen wouldn't be "cured" against their will? Or as punishment or something? Or possibly it just cured her psyche, so she's fully Juliette again. But if that's the case, will she go dark side again?

Finally, man, I love watching Nick go full on Grimm and kick butt. It never fails to impress.
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May 21, 2016
Meisner never said he was Wesen. But I'm really sad, that Renard killed him. Don't want him as a friend, nor his daughter near me. Together with Adalind, they form a repulsive Brady Bunch. Get Kelly out of there asap!

The stick didn't cure Monroe of his Wesen side, when Nick used it on him. Eve on the other hand never was supposed to be a Hexenbiest, so I'm suspecting, that the stick relieved her of that state. The stick cures injuries and prevented Nick from dying, but it won't turn a Wesen into a normal person, because it's the natural state for them. At least, it would make no sense if it did, because Monroe would have to lose his Blutbad, too.
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May 22, 2016
why everyone assumes that Eve is not a wesen again? I rewatched it and it only seems that she is cured of the brainwashing. Truble stayed behind with her to help others escape. If Juliette is human again she is the last person to stay behind and fight. I beleive she still has her powers minus the brainwash. I hated the needy Juliette.
I am team Adalind btw :)
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May 22, 2016
I've rewatched it, too, and Juliette/Eve looked terrified to stay behind. It looked like she was ready to bolt, but hadn't the heart to tell everyone, that she couldn't fight.
But we'll see next season, if her powers stayed behind. It would make sense, if the stick removed them, as they were an affliction Juliette suffered. I guess, Wu would be cured from his lycanthropy, too, if Nick used the stick on him.
I'm team Juliette and would be thrilled, if she returned back to normal or could stay Hexenbiest, but without the Adalind side effects. Still think, she's an awful person for putting Nick & Juliette through hell in the first place. She can stay with Renard and keep watch over her creepy daughter. Kelly should be with Nick. Don't think, he would be safe around psycho Diana.
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May 22, 2016
So if the stick "cured" Nick of dying ... did it also cure him of the Zombie Nick affliction too? I wonder ...
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May 21, 2016
My wife had a good point....It didn't cure Monroe but Monroe was actually a born Wesen...Juliette/Eve was not...Juliette wasn't a naturally born Wesen she turned into one so maybe the stick has a effect on the unnaturally born Wesen and cures them...This sucks either way cause without Eve and her powers, the group and us humans don't stand a chance against Renard, Diana, and the rest of the Black Claw group of creatures....
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May 22, 2016
Yeah, but now that Bonaparte is dead, I wonder if Adalind will go back to Nick. If so, more than likely she would bring Diana with her. Diana alone is scary as hell, but with Adalind and Juliette (if she still has her powers), that's a pretty dangerous trifecta.
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May 22, 2016
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May 21, 2016
I LOVED the finale! I found it exceptionally good!

It simply had the whole package; action, solid plot, twists, humor... man! I can't believe that this season ended on such a powerful way!

Diana keeps on creeping me out... but oh well! She saved the day at the end - although we've never found out the effectiveness of the magic stick under Bonaparte's magic.

So, shall we kiss badass Eve goodbye and welcome back the boring Juliette? Please no!

There's nothing more to say! If was supposed to mention one by one all the scenes I liked, I'll put you to sleep before reaching the end of my post! LoLL...

They were 2hrs of pure entertainment and unforced fun! Great job, exquisite finale!
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May 21, 2016
Diane will be the big Bad for Season 6 und Adalind will be Full H.Beist. love the series but I can see why they are ending the series that they messed up.

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May 23, 2016
What are you talking about? They are not ending the series. Season 6 is getting shortened and that doesn't mean it's the finale season. If it was the finale season they would have said it.
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May 24, 2016
I stand corrected, but still not a good sign.

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May 25, 2016
I think shortened seasons are a good thing especially when the stories are serialized.

In the beginning, Grimm's monster-of-the-week format benefited from the multiple episodes but now that the show is in the series format, having so many episodes means there are a lot of fillers. Sometimes these fillers are a nice throwback to the original MOW format but at other times they detract from the stories we are following.

So I'd rather have a shortened season that tells a tight story, than a long one with 1 hour blanks to fill.
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May 23, 2016
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May 21, 2016
@ MaryAnn Sleasman

ok... truth is that WereWu sounds better, but it's incorrect.

Werewolf (in free translation) mean the one who transforms into a wolf. Consequently, Were-Wu mean the one who transforms into Wu and that's not our case. Wu-Wolf is the closest to Wu's condition we can use... loll
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May 22, 2016
They called him Neanderwu on twitter.....
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May 22, 2016
lolll... it fits! On my last week's TV.com post, I said he looks more like Homo Habilis that a werewolf... loll
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May 22, 2016
I felt he was more cave-manish myself.
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May 21, 2016
Hasn't anybody noticed he doesn't really look wolfish? He looks like a Neanderthal. It's as of the lycanthrope virus brought out his ancestral genes.
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May 22, 2016
It's because lycanthropy only affects Blutbaden in that way. Apparently the myth was construed as affecting normal humans and turning them into wolves bc noone knew that Blutbaden existed. NeanderWu is what happens to a normal human affected by it.
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May 21, 2016
gosh.. did the same mistake twice... replace "mean" with "means." Good thing is that soon we'll be having an EDIT button! Thanks Jessica!
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May 21, 2016
#creepy

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May 22, 2016
The male doll looks a little like Johnny Depp.
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May 25, 2016
Edward "scissor hands"
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May 22, 2016
the dolls looks from Corpse Bride
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May 21, 2016
#find_the_diferences
#woged _24/7


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May 21, 2016
#LoL_Wu!

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May 21, 2016
A wessen turned Nick into a zombie! That want something that he can do himself!

Loved the finally! I can see Monroe mauling anyone/anything that even seems like they're trying to hurt Rosaline...love it! Wonder what their baby will be like considering 2 different species of wessen have never married or had kids as far as they know so I'm really interested in what will happen with them.
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May 21, 2016
I think they mentioned that that was one of the reasons inter-wesen marriages were forbidden because you'd get these freaks (didn't one of them show up in an ep? ).
And yeah. I've been wondering what happened to super-powered zombie Nick. He hasn't shown up in a while.
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May 22, 2016
There is no zombie Nick lol...the voodoo wessen dude spit something in his face that made him act that way
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May 21, 2016
I'm just happy those two get to finally have a story line of their own outside of existing just to help Nick whenever he needs them to. Come on show, give Monroe & Rosalee a break :)
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May 21, 2016
For as disjointed as the majority of the season has been, I quite liked the finale. Team Grimm vs Team Renard and a nice setup for the conclusion of the series.

Sure, Black Claw still exists globally, but so does Hadrian's Wall. It's only the local Portland chapters that have been decimated including the former's top general. I think that's enough to not make that silly war the focus of the final season.

While I thought that Hexenbiest Juliette would have made for a fantastic big bad, Renard (despite the ridiculously quick heel turn) will also suffice. And regardless of his apparent apprehension at the killing of Misner and assaulting of Adalind, he's got to be all in now. There really is no turning back for him. He and a manipulated Diana would make a quality foe.

While I'm happy Grimm stuck to some reasonable continuity, I'm not quite looking so forward to Juliette's return. That all her programming was undone makes perfect sense, I'm not the least bit enthusiastic of the Nick/Adalind/Juliette triangle...especially if the healing stick also removed her powers making her human again. I'm all in on Nickalind.

Monroe and Rosalee are still awesome. Hank AGAIN gets the short end of the stick. And Wu, with his new found powers is off my death clock.

Bring on the final season and Grimm, if you'd be so kind, also bring back and close the arc on Zombie Nick.

"I want a drink named after me. A bitter one. And a statue, like the Rocky statue, except with no pants on because I can only endure so many awful things at one time."

MarryAnn, you win the internet this week for that :)

"Renard and Adalind's plight no longer looks hopeless"

Plight? What plight? Not only am I not seeing any plight, I'm certainly not seeing anything shared by Renard and Adalind.
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May 21, 2016
Nobody gives a rat's ass about boobs on ghostbusters. They could be men, women, transgender or crab people, for all I care. Its the movie that seems to suck from the trailer they showed.
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May 22, 2016
What fans are really criticizing is that they took the exact same story as the original and just remade a femsploitation version.
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May 22, 2016
Actually it looks pretty fun and entertaining!
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May 21, 2016
Aww, why'd they have to kill Meisner? He was an interesting character despite the HW storyline.
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May 21, 2016
anyone remember renards dreams of him being wesen king in season 1 due to the gold coins. that is why i think renard was easily swayed by BC.

I am not sure who is scarier the children in the village of the damned or diana.

nick and co v bc in season 6 and i hope for some mythology of the grimms to be revealed and that this is history repeating itself with the answers in the past to stop bc for once and for all.
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May 21, 2016
Diana! I'm calling since she first appeared on screen. Not only she's powerful, but they are wearing her all that makeup, making her look really creepy - at least to my eyes! LoL
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May 21, 2016
I just love it when Trubel gets emotional. She's such a scary person. And always comes out with the best one-liners.
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May 21, 2016
Yay! Shirtless Renard! Boo, no more shirtless Meisner. Heehee!
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May 21, 2016
Am I mis-remembering the mythology or aren't Zauberbiests supposed to not have any powers? Also what was Meisner?! He's kicked Trubel's ass and the ass off multiple Wesen. I thought he must be a Grimm at the very least, but apparently not because Grimms are considered 'one of them', but according to the episode Meisner would never have qualified for membership. If Meisner was just a regular human why was he so involved in the Wesen world? Why can he decimate the supernaturally enhanced?

Also nice job Adalind and Renard having that "don't murder people" talk with Diana. Awesome parenting. Oh well Diana ex-machina. Clearly such a better choice than to have Renard come to his senses, because watching you friend get murdered/helping murder him, being forced into marriage with a woman who hates you, losing every former ally that have selflessly protected you in the past, having your lover ditch you for the cause, having said lover murdered by your daughter, and your new boss delighted by the news, obviously none of that was enough to snap Renard out of the "BC is the BEST!" mindset. Even from a purely power-hungry stand point Renard must realize how little actual power he has. He wasn't even TOLD he's supposed to marry Adalind. He's forbidden from further extra-martial affair. He can't persuade Bonaparte to spare Meisner. At least when Diana is using him like a puppet he's somewhat conscious of it.
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May 21, 2016
Ooohhh, good point about Meisner. We don't know much about him other than his girlfriend got creamed by the Royals way back when, and I think maybe that drew him into the Resistance? But then Prince Eric's sidekick, Sebastien, mentioned something about Meisner and not being trust-worthy since his vagabond days in Vienna. And Meisner does speak German really well. So maybe he's a hybrid? I say use the stick and bring him back to life. While we're at it, bring Kelly Burkhardt, too. They're going to need all the Grimms they can get.
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May 22, 2016
The stick seems to restore whatever natural health is to he patient, sort of like the healing machine in Elysium that even removed the guy's old battle scars. I didn't think Juliette was dead, and we know Monroe wasn't, so my guess is that it can heal but probably can't bring things back to life (but knowing television there might be a 100% chance that it can). So it will probably heal Wu at some point, if he wants to be. The only reason I'd think they would bring back Meisner is that they dropped a hanky about him being in love with Adalind and never followed up on it, so maybe they have plans for him after all. I forget, did we get full proof that Kelly is really dead and the head wasn't just a gruesome decoy?
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May 21, 2016
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. This is getting too good. Now I'm tense. Great one liners. Loved it when Monroe came out of the squad room after getting the information out of one of Black Claw's operatives and Nick thanks him. Monroe says, happily and contently, "No thank you." Ok, here's what they need to do. We know Meisner is going to die. Use the magic stick to bring him back to life. Meisner is too important and great to lose in this cause. Then, send out a distress call to all Grimms to unite AGAINST Black Claw. They have the book from the old Romanian who died, who had an ancestry chart. Start there. I think this is going to be Wu's finest moment as well. He's so cute being a Lupus (or whatever he is), and I think it's going to play well. Back when Adeline was pregnant, the ob-gyn said she could hear 2 heartbeats. And Meisner saw the infant outside of the cottage, when they were trying to hide from the Royals. What could that mean? Where's that 2nd baby?
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May 21, 2016
Now that's what i call an action packed episode! I love every scene with Munroe lol, that guy is just the best. A lot of things happened in this episode and we really got to see how powerful Diana can be..she is a scary little girl! I really hope they aren't bringing back a certain character next season after the trick with the stick at Nick's place...odd as it may be i much prefer the "new" character over the old and I don't want to switch up to that weird love triangle again. A solid season finale with tons of fun and blood and Nick finally kicking some hard core butt! However, i wanted Nick to kill both Bonapart and especially Sean Renard, he took his son and was there to kill Nick and everyone hope they don't make him a hero. Where are the zombie powers? Did they forget about them? Did he lose them? As much as i enjoyed all the ass whooping, I was hoping Nick would overcome Bonapart's choking force by going full zombie mode and reign hellfire down that fucker. Anyway, bring on season 6!!!
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May 21, 2016
But new Ghostbusters are sexist crap.

Anyway, maybe it is time for Ggrimm to end. Years of blatant neglect of the myhtology in favor of wesen-of-the-week concept has lead to this mess.
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May 21, 2016
Ugh, what a sour puss.
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May 21, 2016
who? U? why?
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May 21, 2016
We were lead on to believe that stick did more than heal...did anything else happen....NOPE.
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May 21, 2016
Not yet, but they haven't tried to use it on Woo or Meisner yet. Next season maybe they'll try curing Woo's Wesen illness and something weird will happen, or it will bring Meisner back to life.
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May 21, 2016
Better get a reviewer that appreciates Grimm.
I don't like Juliette demsel in distress, Eve is way much better!
And please..., let Nickalind be!!!
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May 21, 2016
Why does everyone presume we're getting the old Juliette back? My guess is we may be getting Eve, but with emotions. Not sure about her Hexenbeast powers though. Hated what they did to the Juliette character, they ruined her. Eve gave her a fresh start. Even if it's Juliette, she's going to be different. I didn't ship Adalind/Nick, but grew to like her. That relationship will always be there, they share a kid. Adalind has bigger problems though like controlling her daughter, now. Thought it was a good finale. I agree, about the reviewer. If you hate the show, you really should not be doing the reviews.
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May 22, 2016
Can't be too sure that they won't be shoving Nick/Juliette down our throats again. Giuntoli and Tulloch are an RL couple; which shouldn't matter on a TV show but apparently does on this one...
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May 21, 2016
I don't want juliette back , and yet here she is . I don't care much about what the show is trying to shoehorn with her . Juliette made a conscious with Nick's mother and a few other stuff that can't just be blamed on "well oops i was an hexenbeast , that was not me!" . It changed her yeah , but she still have complete free will and was still herself . People will point out at Adalind , an initially horrible character and foe , and how being human changed her .... except Adalind showed glimpse of humanity through her two pregnancies and a few occurances before . And so far even when back as an Hexenbeast , she did not go back to being her old evil self .

Sadly with the boring triangle looming on the horizon , we'll have a scorned Adalind on the warpath with access to a weapon like her daughter . Even if i'm hoping i'm wrong
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May 21, 2016
I hope Nick doesn't decide to go back to Juliette/Eve. Hook her up with Hank. I certainly hope NIck doesn't try to take the baby from her. Glad her scary daughter is watching out for Adalind. Her making Renard kill that guy was the best part of the show.
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May 21, 2016
Totally with you on Juliette. The show runners can say: Well, she was under the influence of the Hexenbiest, so its not really her fault. BS. I'm not saying becoming didn't influence her behavior Hexenbiest, but it's not mind control or brain washing. It's not possession. Its not like when Nick was zombiefied. We know because of Adalind.

When Nick dehexened, she didn't suddenly become filled with remorse for her behavior. She mourned the loss of her power. As a human she poisoned Juliette sending her into the memory-wipe coma and voodooed Renard when he saved her. As a human she schemed to get knocked up by a royal so she could SELL HER BABY. Being a ruthless, manipulative bitch seems to do with whether or not she is a hexenbiest. When she hexened up again that didn't change her either.

What ultimately changed her was becoming a mother. She started focusing on her child, not herself or power. Through the second pregnancy and forced alliance with Nick and co, she slowly starts to understand and appreciate true friendship and family. I think Adalind's choices and original personality had more to do with her upbringing and instilled beliefs than any biological urges. The grain of truth is that yes, she is naturally attracted to power, but the lie is that that determines who she is, who she must be. Monroe is a Bludbad and that comes with some unpalatable urges, but he manages it. Biology isn't destiny, or Nick and Monroe never could have become the friends that they are. Juliette is therefore accountable for her behavior. Setting the trailer on fire, nearly killing Monroe, and killing Kelly are all on her. Period.

I have an easier time forgiving Adalind because she had no reason to be loyal to Nick prior to the Kelly situation, and some of it was done because she was trying to protect her daughter, who Nick stole without her consent. She also didn't actually kill anyone. Aunt Marie didn't end up dying at her hand. Hank, Woo, Juliette, Nick, Renard all recovered. Juliette chose to stay with Nick when she found out he was a Grimm and she choose to do that spell. Turning on him the way she did was a huge betrayal and having his mother killed to ingratiate herself with the royals is pretty unforgivable, IMO.
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May 25, 2016
I totally agree with you on every point
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May 21, 2016
The writers really screwed up Juliette's character, when she was turned. It's hard to get over that (sorry, I killed your mom!) I still think they will ultimately have her end up with Nick. It'll be interesting to see what they do with her character next season. I want her to still be in the Grimm world and not just a vet sitting on the sidelines.
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May 21, 2016
ITA with you.
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May 21, 2016
I loved this season, even the horrible episodes. It shows how messy different fractions can be. I really miss Zombie Nick, what was that about? Are they even gonna do something with that?

Renard will def become Hitler, not gonna call him Wesen Hitler because according to this show Hitler was Wesen anyway :P. I think that would be nicer anyway because Bonaparte didn't leave anything up for choice and Renard is at least willing to admit the differences. Meh, maybe he'll do a 180 again who knows, they stretched up his character a bit too much, especially killing Meisner and all.

I really thought Nick was gonna glow and shoot magical beams out of his hands with the stick on him. Only a healing stick it is then. Expected a bit more from that.

Juliette is back I guess! I wonder though if she still is a Hexenbiest, or maybe the seizure got rid of that, the stick "healing" her and all. Or maybe the stick can "heal" all Wesen, who knows? That would be interesting, maybe that's why they got rid of it, wanted to keep their magical world. No idea just throwing stuff in there atm.

Diana, I thought the stick was going to be able to limit or counter/annul her powers or something. Curious where they are going with her story though, Adalind can't be with Nick because, well, reasons (like dead mistress and all). And Adalind won't be with Renard, so where will that story go? Especially with Juliette being back and all. I actually am rooting for Nickalind at the moment, never really thought they were good together but who doesn't like an impossible love story? Well, a lot of people I guess. Juliette getting back together with Nick is a ship that has sailed a long time ago imo, although Adalind has also wronged Nick so many times, but at least didn't cause her mother to be beheaded.

I predict that in season 6 Nick will make a pro/con list lol.
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May 21, 2016
I've got to believe that there is something more to the stick, but the writers either haven't revealed it (or more likely) haven't figured it out yet. :)
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May 21, 2016
I really hope so! I want to think the same but knowing how Grimm only reveals things during finales we will have to wait a long time. I'd rather have them reveal it after the first couple of episodes so we can see it in action more.
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May 21, 2016
Yeah. The cloth says more than miracle and this was supposed to be END OF WORLD times...big build up with an under sell.
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May 21, 2016
Seems like that stick generally heals (wounds and medical/magic conditions). Julliete was not born a hexenbiest so maybe this cured her being a wesen. If that's true, we should expect Nick to no longer be a zombie. Moreover, Wu could become normal just by touching the stick. It is either this, or it is related to the "doom part" of the stick that we haven't seen yet.
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May 21, 2016
I was wondering that about Juliette, whether it just cured whatever HW did to her to turn her into Eve, or if she's no longer a Hexenbiest. I'm thinking she probably still has powers because we didn't get to see the Hexenbiest flew out of her. Plus it would make her a helpless fighter against and with where the show is going I don't think they want that.
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May 22, 2016
She's not any less helpless than Rosalee for instance... + now she has Eve's memories and knowledge. She could be more useful. Besides, she doesn't need to be useful in a physical way in order to be a major character. Love interests seldom are... Rosalee is not a fighter either, but Juliet/Eve is now trained and can fight. So she is every bit as useful. The one who's absolutely useless ATM and does nothing, is Adalind. She's only ever been there to be a villain, bitch, witch, slut, rape Nick, get pregnant and then whine all the time about her babies, lose her powers and not wanting to regain them.
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May 24, 2016
Rosalee's still a Fushsbau (sorry if I miss spelled) and is a master potions maker. She's got more to contribute to the fight, is the point I was trying to make. Julliette's was never a wuss, but without her powers she doesn't bring much to the Grimm Resistance.
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May 22, 2016
Juliet is the only whiner on the show. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than the way she says ''Nick''. And Nick should be with Adalind, or single, or with absolutely anyone else. Anyone who isn't Juliet !
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May 21, 2016
Suits is always awesome unlike this series
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