Season 2 Episode 5

The Good Shepherd

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 28, 2012 on NBC
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    Grimm "The Good Shepherd" Review: Monroe in Sheep's Clothing

    It was Blutbad clockmaker vs. Blutbad priest this week as Grimm got really on-the-nose with a religious group literally made of clueless sheep people.

  • Episode Summary

    While Nick and Hank investigate the murder of an accountant embezzling from a church, the Grimm tries to reconcile the situation with Juliet, who still doesn't remember him. Meanwhile, the Nuckelavee makes its move against Nick.

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    • The ending ruined it for me

      I enjoyed everything about this episode until the end. I liked the fact that Munroe continues to play a pivotal role in Nick's work. I also loved the way Hank is now "in the loop" so to speak. I even like the fact that Juliette, although still not able to remember Nick, is not giving up on her and Nick's relationship. Although, a little more frustration and anger on her part would be a nice touch. It'd help me believe she really felt like she lost a good thing by not remembering Nick. I'd think if someone had a fiance they couldn't remember, they'd be a little more angst ridden over not having those memories.

      That said, all of the above made this a good episode...until that infernal ending. The Reverend Calvin getting killed by his "flock" was justice I suppose, considering he did kill two of his parishoners. However, seeing both his accomplice Megan and the pregnant girl Harmony on the beach is what did it for me - and by "did it" I mean ruined it!

      Lets look at the facts. Fact #1 - Megan cheated on her husband, was an accessory to his murder, helped steal from her first church's parishoners, was an accomplice to Norman's murder, and helped steal from her second church's parishoners as well. Fact #2 - Harmony (the pregnant girl) has a boyfriend and cheated on him with the reverand. Yet somehow, the writers thought that them ending up on the beach with all the stolen money would be a good ending. WTF?!?!

      You have an adulteress/murder accomplice and a cheater who both get happy endings?! Megan should be doing hard time for both accessory to murder and theft/fraud, while Harmony should at least be forced to deal with the consequences of her actions. But no, instead they both end up with "wins".

      This sort of ending isn't even ironic, it's just pathetic. Grimm has delivered good episodes for the most part. I just completely disagree with giving the impression that somehow both the women were "innocent" or victims. They were both guilty of adultery/cheating at the least and should have to face some repercussions for their actions (including fraud/theft and murder in Megan's case).moreless
    • Nice and entertaining

      This episode was quite entertaining as it featured Monroe undercover in a sheep church lead by a wolf. It was interesting to see an entire Wesen church and the sheep people turning on the Blutbad. I liked it when Nick got rid of the Nuckelavee - he kicks ass. Though I suspect he needs to get a better dumpsite soon with how bodies are piling up.

      My only concern so far is Juliette's character - please writers, give her something to do other than being Nick's girlfriend / ex-girlfriend!moreless
    • The Good Shepherd

      The Good Shepherd was a perfect episode of Grimm. I really enjoyed watching because the story was awesome and fun. It was cool to see a wolf leading sheep in a church. It was funny when Megan was being questioned and thought Nick would harm her. I liked Monroe undercover. It was interesting to see Nick fight and kill the Nuckalavee. Bud is an awesome character and I'm glad Nick wasn't upset with him. I hope Juliette remembers something soon. I liked the ending and look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    Jonathan Scarfe

    Jonathan Scarfe

    Reverend Lance B. Calvin

    Guest Star

    Kristina Anapau

    Kristina Anapau

    Megan Marston

    Guest Star

    Jeanine Jackson

    Jeanine Jackson


    Guest Star

    Christian Lagadec

    Christian Lagadec

    Castle Spy

    Recurring Role

    Danny Bruno

    Danny Bruno


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Hank: Last thing you want to do is put any pressure on her. That'll just push her away. Not that I'm an expert. Well, I guess I am the expert.
        Nick: We were so close. You know, all the little things you share with someone. If they don't remember any of that, what do you have left?
        Hank: Just a lot of photos you don't know what to do with.

      • Monroe: Yeah, well, he is definitely working his charms on his assistant Megan. I think they have something romantic going on and I gotta tell you, that's totally weird. A Blutbad with a Seelengut, I mean, Darwin would have a field day with this relationship. And I'm not saying I'm prejudiced. It's just like the wolf getting into a sheep's clothing. If you know what I mean.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: September 28, 2012 on CTV
        UK: November 19, 2012 on Watch
        Czech Republic: March 18, 2013 on Prima COOL

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