This episode was fun, engaging, it was nice to see emotion in Nick and the Hank/Monroe scenes were fantastic. It was emotional and not boring. It was a good episode.
It just suffered from one... little... plot... hole.
Ok... what exactly was the plan???!!! The reason I ask is, the one thing that they knew going in, was that somebody had hired a middle-man to hire Angelina to kill Monroe. And they knew that the reason was to send a message to other Wesen, that being friends with a Grimm was bad for your health. They knew this, because the middle-man said so, in so many words.
But here's the thing... to actually send a message using somebody's death, you kind of need to keep the body, so as to show it off in some way. "Yes, there was this Wesen named Monroe, and he was friends with a Grimm, and I had him killed. Where's the body? Oh, never mind that, I just left it to the person who I hired to kill him," is not much of a message.
When Nick sent the Head Reaper the heads of his reapers, now THAT was a message. But for that, you need to keep the body. The entire, "pretend to be dead so they stop trying to kill me," plan was never going to work, because anyone interested in using Monroe's corpse to send a message was of course going to take Monroe's corpse with them! And probably cut off his head to show it to the other Wesen.
So... what exactly did Monroe hope to accomplish by playing dead? I'd really like to know.