Here is our favorite Grimm talking up the episodes!
See you guys next week!
No Grimm tonight :( However next week NBC will make it up to us by airing 2 new episodes, one Thursday and one Friday night.
Here is our favorite Grimm talking up the episodes!
See you guys next week!
_ I finally got a chance to watch the most recent episode of Grimm “Lonely Hearts” and it was by far the darkest episode yet. The episode centered on strings of missing women. Most recently, a woman was running from someone on a bridge, when a car accidentally hit her. The driver turns away to call 911 when another man walks up, suffocates the girl, and disappears.
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!
_This week’s Grimm was the best one yet as Nick hunted down all things that go buzz in the night. Let’s start with the sudden death of a prestigious attorney in the middle of a flash mob on a bus (that has to be illegal for those of you who thought it sounded like a good idea). I know what you’re thinking…do we still do flash mobs? The answer is no…but bee’s do. A second flash mob later, the second attorney belonging to that particular firm is killed during yoga in the park. Both women have an overabundance of apitoxin (bee venom) in their system.
_There is one lawyer still left in the firm, Adalind Shcade. The three women had all worked together on a case to close down a large paper mill before their attacks. Nick sees them as they are however, and it turns out the lawyers are Hexenbiests, icky troll like creatures that seemingly do whatever they are told. (I’m assuming this because so far that is all I’ve seen Adalind do in relation to the Captain, which says to me that he must be pretty far up on the food chain.) Nick looks into Hexenbiests in his Aunt’s Grimoire, (thank God I’m not a Grimm, I can’t draw a damn thing) He manages to get some information before dragging poor Eddie into the mix. Dear everyone at Grimm, please require every episode to have at least 20 minutes dedicated to Eddie, he’s not in it nearly enough!
Nick and Hank are assigned to protect Adalind, but Nick instantly recognizes her as the nurse who tried to poison Marie with spider venom. Nick, not even remotely keeping his cool, confronts her. She of course claims that he doesn’t understand what is going on (understatement of the century) and that her kind is being killed off by Mellifers. Mellifers are the Hexenbeiest’s only natural enemies. Mellifers are bee creatures that exist in hives in human form, where they make their own venom, and can call on regular bees as back up. They are supposedly “clarions” they send messages within the supernatural world. Personally, I would have tried to talk to any number of bees before things escalated, but that is just me.
Unfortunately, a confrontation erupts between Adalind and the Queen Melliffer, and Nick is forced to kill the Queen. As the Queen is dying, she delivers a vague message of warning to Nick. He is later closing the window when a bee lands on his hand, and stings him. Yeah pal, bees don’t like their Queen gunned down.
Issues with this episode:
Nick just has the trailer parked in a storage garage. Wouldn’t it be easier to keep it at your house? Should you be protecting that thing like it’s made of gold? Shouldn’t you be studying more? A chapter of Grimoire a day? Pull it together Nick YOU’RE A GRIMM NOW!
Speaking of which, shouldn’t he be looking into his heritage more? Could I get a five second scene where he checks his ancestry.com profile??
As previously mentioned, more Eddie. And couldn’t he be a little nicer to Eddie? Dear makers of Grimm, please invite him for dinner one Sunday at Nick’s house.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I do not trust Juliette. Of course, the actor who plays her is adorable, but I’m still weary of her.
Adalind is an awesome name, which I absolutely loved and put on the ‘baby names I love’ list, although there were no results when I Googled it, I’m assuming it was created for the show.
All in all, the best episode so far. I hope that they keep getting better. Also, I wish they would make Nick a bit more sarcastic. I’m dying to write the dialogue for this show. He has been through so much in such a short period; it would make sense if he were a little raw.
Here is what my drawing would have looked like, as I said, good thing I'm no Grimm.
_Next week’s looks like it could take the cue from the Robber Bridegroom but we will have to see. Can’t wait! Preview below!
_The insanely gorgeous Amy Gumenick (best known as young Mary Winchester, mother to Sam and Dean on the CW’s Supernatural) played Gilda in tonight’s episode “Bears Will Be Bears”. A gal with locks of gold who, with her boyfriend, likes to break into houses. Once there they like to eat all the food, and sleep in their beds. Sounding familiar yet kids?
_After a roll in the hay, Gilda, and her boyfriend Rocky hear a car pull up the drive. Gilda hops out of the bedroom window; however, her boyfriend Rocky is yanked back inside. I respected Gilda, as she hauled ass out of dodge but is picked up by the police for a DUI.
Nick and his partner Hank speak to Gilda and go to investigate the home. There are no signs of Rocky, and the residents of the house, Mr. and Mrs. Rabe check out. They weren’t home at the time of the break in, and their son was with friends. Both detectives begin to believe that Gilda could be making the entire story up.
That is until Nick meets their 17 year old son Barry, who is not so great at hiding his true face, that of a bear.
Nick goes to the only conscious person he knows with Grimm knowledge, since Aunt Marie is still in and out of a coma since her attack last week. Luckily, Nick was injected by the insidious blonde woman because it would have surely killed Marie. It turns out it was a toxin, similar to that of a spider bite.
Anyway, Nick gets to Eddie’s house at 6am, interrupting his morning Pilates. With the little information he can provide, Eddie tells Nick that the unsuspecting Gilda broke into the home of Jagerbars. Bear like creatures that have been around since 900AD. They are mostly harmless now, unless they are traditional. In that case, when a son is about to turn 18 they give him a “Jagerbar bat-mitzvah” so to speak. A rite of passage where the birthday boy hunts down his first humans.
_Nick leaves and heads back to the hospital. Aunt Marie is fading in and out of consciousness, (and in my opinion not very helpful when awake). She has police officers guarding her, but they are pulled by the sinister Captain of Police, who we learned last week, knows all about the Grimm world. In a panic, Nick begs Eddie to keep an eye on her, since Eddie is the only one he trusts. Eddie, who wants no part of any of this, reluctantly agrees. He gives the unconscious Marie a brief stern talking to, since her family killed his Grandfather. He admits his Grandfather deserved it, but nonetheless, this could get him uninvited to Thanksgiving dinner! (I love Eddie)
He then senses intruders heading toward her room and goes after them, after first getting kicked around his inner wolf comes out and he accidentally rips one of the attackers arms off, then apologizes to him because “ok, that went a little too far”.
Meanwhile Gilda made bail and she is headed back to the house to find her boyfriend. She takes Mrs. Rabe at gunpoint for a brief moment before she is attacked and knocked out by Barry. Turns out it is Mrs. Rabe who has been encouraging her son to continue the family traditions. She has her son drag Gilda back to the cave where he has been keeping Rocky, for the evening events.
Nick and Hank arrive looking for Gilda but Mrs. Rabe insists she hasn’t seen her. Hank goes back to the main road and Nick lays his cards on the table. They know about one another, and he doesn’t want anyone getting hurt. Mr. Rabe denies taking the two, until he realizes all of the plans had been going on behind his back. He agrees to help Nick find everyone before sunset, and they leave on his 4-wheeler.
Luckily, they get to the cave just as Gilda and Rocky are running for their lives. Mr. Rabe tries to talk his son down so no one is shot. Just as things become settled, Mama Bear comes roaring out of the forest. Barry screams for her to stop, but not in time, she falls into one of the traps Barry had created for his prey, and is skewered multiple times.
As Barry, Rocky, and Gilda are loaded into police cars, and Mrs. Rabe into an ambulance, Nick gets a call from Eddie.
Armless guy has been found, and Eddie has to leave the premises. As Nick rushes to the hospital, a man dressed up as a priest attacks Aunt Marie. Bless Marie’s heart, because she springs into action, fights and stabs the man. Unfortunately, she used all the fight she had left, because she dies in Nicks arms.
Nick and his girlfriend Juliette bring flowers to Marie’s grave, and are watched by a mysterious creature.
This week’s episode didn’t suck me in as much as last week, but I am still on board with this series. I really wish that Nick would make friends with Eddie instead of just using him. I also wish that Eddie were in the series overall more often. He brings the laughs, and I think his character could dominate if he were written in more. I know I will clash with other fans out there, but I also don’t trust Juliette. Maybe it’s my own personal trust issues leaking through, but she always seems like she knows more than she is letting on. I wish Aunt Marie had been more insightful before her death, but I’m glad that portion of the storyline is over. I hope that the ending credits were Nick driving her trailer off to a much more secure location, since it literally has the whole story in it.
__I finally just watched my TiVo (Halloween kind of took over the weekend) and caught the first episode of the new NBC show Grimm. I posted the trailer for it a few weeks back, and I was psyched to check it out. Let me break it down for you.
Once Upon a time there was a Detective named Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) he was living with his girlfriend, the woman he planned to marry. His Aunt Marie raised him, after his parents died in a car crash when he was twelve. He had a normal life, filled with normal things. That is until he begins to see people’s faces shift into monstrous creatures. It doesn’t happen frequently, and he attempts to brush it off as exhaustion due to his current murder case, and his nerves about popping the question.
Enter Aunt Marie, who drops in, and is looking far from well. She is dying, and quickly. She has come to tell Nick the truth. He is one of the last remaining Grimms. Yes those Grimms, the ones who inspired just about every fairytale/Disney movie there is. Yet anyone who has ever read a Grimm tale knows, it doesn’t work like that. The original stories were dark, and violent, and didn’t always have a happy ending. Those works, meant to be warnings, were taken and turned into charming fairytales by others. The creatures are real, and they know all about the Grimm family. Since Aunty is dying, the power to see behind their masks is passing to Nick. He must hunt them, save people from them. It’s his birthright.
I don’t want to ruin the first episode by doing a full review, because you can still catch it online. HERE:
However I will say Nick is adorable, and very likeable. He picks up a sidekick, so to speak, a “Big Bad Wolf” named Eddie. Eddie is on the wagon, no more eating people, but Nick recruits him for his knowledge of all things fairytale. Eddie brings the much needed levity to the situation.
Like I said, I’m only one episode in, but I like everything I see, and I suggest everyone give it a try. It’s on Friday’s at 9/8pm Central on NBC.
Here is the preview for the upcoming season.
Comment below if you like it, and be careful on your next trip to Grandma’s house. Until then, may you live happily ever for now.