Nick and Hank are the lead detectives, and upon visiting the last place the victim was known to be alive (They find the location through a picture she tweeted, pretty cool) It leads them to Bramble Bed and Breakfast. The owner turns out to be a Ziegevolk, (Bluebeard) a blue goat like creature who exudes pheromones that attract women, making him irresistible. The duo put a tracker on his car and wait for him to leave, which happens quickly.
While Hank investigates the house, Nick recruits Eddie to sniff the Ziegevolk out at a local bar. Some hilarity ensues, because that is the best thing about Eddie, he picks up the pace of any episode. The Ziegevolk eat toads, and are driven to spread their seed. This sending us to the dark side of this episode, the Ziegevolk has been gassing and raping women all over the United States. Hank finds three women in cages in the B&B basement but passes out himself. Using his phone to track Hank, Nick storms in and together they save the women, however the Ziegevolk gets away.
It occurs to them that they still have the car tagged; they track him to a local park. They descend on him and as he flees, a truck hits him. He is on his way to the hospital, but it’s clear he is already wooing the paramedic.
All in all, the entire episode was pretty lackluster. Not nearly enough of Eddie, or Juliette as usual. Two immense talents that I hardly ever get to see. Dear NBC please use what you have!
Even Nick, who I adore, seemed to be phoning this episode in.
We did however learn one thing. As I assumed, the Captain is high up in the supernatural chain of command. A reaper comes calling for Nick, and not only does the Captain confront him, and force him to kneel at his feet, but he also cuts off his ear “to remind him to listen next time”
My favorite part of this whole experience was the description of the Ziegevolk on NBC’s site which included famous Ziegevolk in history, Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) and John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
I’m hoping that this was just a small seasonal lull and the series comes back full force when it returns with an all new episode "Danse Macabre” on a special night and time December 8th 9/8c.
“A beloved high school music teacher’s body is destroyed by rats.”
Until then, I hope to get back to the basics of all things fairytale, and please Santa, make the dialogue more natural and comedic! I’ll post a preview once I get one!