Season 2 Episode 10

The Hour of Death

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2012 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
106 votes

By Users Episode Review


    Grimm "The Hour of Death" Review: The Worst Internship Ever

    A killer Grimm fan was on the loose this week, taking out Wesen and tearing down everything Nick has worked for in "The Hour of Death," an episode that had thrills, chills, and an unfortunate emphasis on Juliette.

  • Episode Summary

    While dealing with a serial killer stalking Portland's Wesen community who may be a Grimm, Nick is unable to talk to Juliette... who turns to Renard.

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    No results found.
    No results found.
    • A good one.

      Before you downvote me: I don't write what the episode is about, that's what you watch it/overview is for. I write how I felt, things I liked or didn't like etc, things I want to rant about and that others may relate to also.

      For me, no offense to Juliette at the start, I get you have no idea who this man is, so it already must be weird having him in 'your house'. But why do you get the bed? Like it is his house too, he has lived there for years.. but he is the one sleeping on an uncomfortable couch and you look kind of annoyed that he's upset? Like why not have a weekly rotation.. take turns with the bed.. Just my observation. Do feel for Nick, crappy situation he's in and I know that it happens in real life that people wake up with no memory of loved ones.

      Hank has gotten a bit annoying since he saw the trailer and the history of Grimms. He automatically seems to assume the worst of Nick. And I mean here, he got over it quick enough, thankfully. Which is the good side of him. But he seems to assume Nick just wants to kill all Wesen sometimes. And I like that Nick isn't like that and how hard it is for him to convince people of that.

      I thought it was a bit poorly written at the start. Nick sees the photos burning, and he's a trained detective but Hank thinks he was imagining her face and Nick just saying "don't lie to me" is what EVERY cop, not just Grimm's say to people.. yet Hank gives him this disapproving look. Not very realistic in the GrimmVerse for me.

      Was that 911 dispatcher that took the call from the tortured dude stupid? I get they have to remain calm and follow lines but "I kidnapped a girl" screams "donna" "do you have information" like what the hell? The moment he said he kidnapped her should've tipped you off not to talk stupidly... But I suppose she has a job to do.

      I like to believe that they deal with lots of just human cases in between the wesen cases. But seriously, people would complain if they had an episode without Wesen.. He's a cop, he'd deal with them off camera.

      Yay to seeing Bud again, he's a bit of a cute one. I liked how him and Monroe both reacted quickly to seeing the symbol.

      I actually thought it was kind of a good story, the idea of a Wesen trying to frame a Grimm. I mean why not.

      What I love most about this show, is how realistic of a cop show it is! Like Nick pretty much tells his captain and Hank EVERYTHING he finds, except Wesen stuff. But he doesn't try and cover things, or lose things (almost mostly), but he tells everyone everything practically. He takes his partner with him most places opposed to going alone, and always being in trouble and trying to keep unnecessary secrets. A lot of shows make people tell pointless lies where the truth would've done nothing for their 'secret' just for drama. Not here. I like that.

      I like Nick not just killing every Wesen (obviously not much of a show) but I agree that it's wrong to just kill for the sake of killing the Wesen.. I like that he only cares about crimes being committed.

      It's kind of suspenseful with Bud because this show is willing to kill people off (as we know in the later seasons) very easily, but he's also minor enough that he wouldn't matter if he did die.. But I'm glad he didn't. And I was loving his arguing with Ryan about what a Grimm is and how Ryan has his own opinion of a 'real Grimm'. "You're crazy not that I mean to criticise" I love the chatterbox. I actually felt a bit for Ryan, how he hates himself and he was a weird looking Wesen. Makes me think of mentally ill people, trying to be something they're not. He truly hated himself and looked up to being a Grimm.

      Loved the hug from Bud!

      Called the bad guy before it was revealed, but I was a bit surprised at the same time. I liked him and did hope it wouldn't be.moreless
    • Solid and entertaining, but...

      Though this one served the series arch to some degree, and presented a little character relationship development, the premise turned out to be an utterly undeveloped excuse for the whole episodes main plot. The ending was disappointing. I hope this is a fluke episode, and I'll assume so, as the series itself is in my top three right now... and I prefer it stay there. Let's clean up the writing just a little and not be so lazy.

      Evo2Me is dead on the mark about everything as well.moreless
    • Why sunglasses are the new glass slippers

      Once Upon a time, a serial killer that targets wesen framed the local Grimm for his own killings. Out of fear his Grimm had lost it, the Prince reached out his live-in girlfriend to see how he'd help them out. Problem is: that's not something a Prince oughta do when attracted to the Grimm's girlfriend himself. Fortunately for Bud, the Grimm wasn't alone in this for a Griffin, as brave as an eagle and with the heart of a lion, saved both wesen and Grimm from the copy cat killer.

      Bearing sunglasses as if modern day glass slippers, the Prince offers his apology. He can't help himself around the Grimm's girlfriend, nor she can help but to kiss him back, once she figures out it was his kiss what woke her up.moreless
    • Great Episode.... But

      Ok so this is only a small but, but I hate the whole Juliette and Renard thing. He is creepy and she bores me to tears. Even when she has big emotional scenes or whatever I still feel nothing for her character. I love Nick, like so much, he is so kick-ass!!! His fighting style is so improvised and I love all the grappler moves and the kicks!!! God its hot!!! Miss Rosalie and Monroe they are so cute together. And I dont really have strong opinions of Hank either way. Another thing, is Nicks mum gonna show up again, because she didnt end up getting on a bus at the bus station, but she hasnt shown up. What has she been doing? Is she following NIck? Is she investigating the Prince in town? Or did she simply not like the bus and stole a car to get to the train station? I have no idea. P.S. when i first saw her I thought she was wesen beacsue her face looks light a hawk or some kind of bird. Dont scoff at me just look at her sharp nose and beady eyes it creeps me out.

      But yeah I like the whole mash of cop case mixed with personal wesen/grimm related crime/threat directed at Nick, I find the actor to be charming, funny and a perfectly formed multi-layered character.moreless
    • Great Episode But...

      Don't get me wrong I was riveted when I heard there was to be an evil Grimm and for the most part the episode delivered My problem is with the ending. I like the twist there but they could have drag out the plot a little. The way he was caught was too anticlimactic after all the talk of the Endezeichen. They could have done a few more episodes of this while Romeo and Juliette was happening behind Nicks back.

      I knew the intern(Wendell from Bones) was going to do something but and I even told my brother that as we watch But I didn't put it together that he was the Endezeichen. Even Renard was worried.moreless
    Michael Grant Terry

    Michael Grant Terry

    Ryan Smulson

    Guest Star

    Michael Maize

    Michael Maize

    Adrian Zayne

    Guest Star

    Michael Patten

    Michael Patten

    Richard Berna

    Guest Star

    Christian Lagadec

    Christian Lagadec

    Renard's Spy

    Recurring Role

    Robert Blanche

    Robert Blanche


    Recurring Role

    Danny Bruno

    Danny Bruno


    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Bud: Oh god, oh god, help!
        Ryan: (wielding a branding iron) Shut up!
        Bud: If you think I'm going to stop screaming while you're doing that, you're crazy! Not that I mean to criticize.

      • Hank: So is Ryan a Grimm?
        Nick: Not even close.
        Hank: What is he?
        Nick: Whatever he is, it's not what he wants to be.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Monroe: Oh boy, do we have trouble right here in River City.
        Referencing the 1957 Broadway musical by Meredith Wilson, made into a movie in 1962. Con man Harold Hill rolls into the small town of River City, Iowa, and convinces the townsfolk to donate money so he can buy band instruments and uniforms. He has no intent of doing so, but falls in love with a librarian before he can flee with the money. One of the musical's signature songs is Ya Got Trouble, with the refrain, "You got trouble right here in River City!"