WOW. This episode was a wild one!
First of all, let me say that I’ve always thought that Reggie Lee and Sgt. Wu deserved more screen time, and this episode shows why. Reggie did an excellent job being the main character in the episode, not to mention that we get to see facets of Sgt. Wu that we haven’t in the past. It was great to learn about his Filipino heritage and old friend… although it seems like he might be carrying a bit of a torch for Dana. And we FINALLY learn that he does have a first name – Drew! But really – Drew Wu? The Grimm writers do love getting those little jokes in.
The Aswang was extra-special-creepy on the Grimm Wesen-o-meter, too. It’s nasty enough to have a creature that sucks the life out of an unborn baby, but to have it doing it because it’s a relative who wants to live longer? So much ugh – and I can take a LOT when it comes to the weirdness of Wesen.
So then poor Drew, who was already weirded out because he recognized the similarities in the story of the Aswang he’d been told as a kid and what had happened to Dana, tells Hank and Nick, even though he knows it sounds crazy. To their credit, Hank, Nick, Monroe and Rosalee do discuss whether or not to tell Drew the truth – but Hank, despite being the one who TRULY gets this, is overruled, and they don’t say anything.
And Sgt. Wu actually gets attacked by the Aswang while trying to defend Dana and her baby. Nick and Hank arrive in time to save him, but it’s too late – he SAW A WESEN. He can’t deal with it, and he has himself committed to a mental hospital. To say that I didn’t expect this is a huge understatement! Of all the possibilities, Wu thinking he’s insane just wasn’t on my list. I hope Nick and Hank weren’t expecting it, either – but now that it’s happened, what can they do to help Wu? Because he’d better not stay there!
With the rest of what happened in the episode, Adalind finally giving birth to the Hexenbaby was surprisingly anti-climatic – which was good since all she had was Meisner to play midwife. Adalind’s powers are fully back now – but it also appears that her daughter’s powers came out at birth. A newborn with witch powers isn’t scary or anything… are all Hexenbabies like this, or is it because of the bizarre magic stuff Adalind and Stefania did during the pregnancy? It’s going to be interesting to see Adalind play Mommy, and even more interesting to see if Meisner can keep both of them out of Viktor’s hands.
Bring on next week’s episode!