Season 2 Episode 11

To Protect and Serve Man

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 2012 on NBC
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    Grimm "To Protect and Serve Man" Review: With Some Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

    With the fall finale next week, "To Protect and Serve Man," was the last break in the overarching plot's action before Season 2 comes to a central clashing point.

  • Episode Summary

    Hank goes back to investigate a closed case he handled of a murderer sentenced for execution who claimed that he acted in self-defense when a monster attacked him. Meanwhile, Monroe has an unusual situation come up at the spice shop.

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    • The Boy Who Cried Wesen...

      Once Upon a Time, a man the Griffin put away for murder claimed that monsters were real, that they came to eat him so he was forced to kill them in self defense. Unfortunatelly, 7 years ago the Griffin didn't know monsters were real, that they did come to kill people and he now second-guessed himself thinking he may have sent an innocent man to death row.

      Assaulted by self doubts of his own, what once was a confident Captain and capable Prince drank himself to sleep and sneaked behind his detectives's back to call Juliette. Convinced this couldn't go on, their third date is at the local spice shop, determined to put an end to it as switly as Hank Griffin put an end to the innocent man's execution.moreless
    • 2x11 - To Protect and Serve Man

      I thought this was a decent episode, with Nick taking a backseat to Hank as they tried to save a man from death row. I'm always pleased when they bring in new Wesen and the use of the wendigo myth was a very nice touch. I liked this episode mostly for showing how much Hank knowing the truth about Wesen is a good thing, not just as a benefit to Nick but also because he's able to get a solid explanation for weird situations, even helping another man understand that he isn't nuts.

      That the episode ended with Monroe being left in a horrible place having seen Juliette kissing Renard was just hilarious to me. I can't wait to see where they go next. Hopefully they'll finally resolve the whole obsession thing going on.

      My only nitpick with the plot was that I kept thinking that when the market was built they should have found the bones, especially considering they weren't exactly buried deep. It bugged me. But other than that I enjoyed this episode.moreless
    • To Protect and Serve Man

      To Protect and Serve Man was an amazing and perfectly entertaining episode of Grimm. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character and plot development intertwined with an intriguing story about an interesting Wesen. I liked how the story lines played out and this is exactly the type of episode a true fan would hope to see by this time so the writers are definitely on track. It was also great to see Renard and Juliette try to solve their problem, but in the end it seems a new can of worms may have been opened. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    Jason Gedrick

    Jason Gedrick

    Craig Wendell Ferren

    Guest Star

    Lisa Vidal

    Lisa Vidal

    DA Lauren Castro

    Guest Star

    Jamie McShane

    Jamie McShane

    Johnny Kreski

    Guest Star

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