Grimm Review – Highway of Tears

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WHOA. What an episode!!! The story arcs weren’t quite as complex as in last week’s episode, but still really good – especially the ending!

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So Juliette agrees to go through with turning into Adalind and having sex with Nick so he can get his powers back – and she actually does so with a really good attitude – so kudos to her. That, more than just her agreeing to it, showed how important it was to her for Nick to get his powers back, although it seems obvious that she was motivated most of all by the threats to Monroe and Rosalee and to Nick himself. But in this case – whatever works because Nick definitely needed to get his powers back! Big kudos on their acting to Bitsie Tulloch, Claire Coffee and David Giuntoli for these scenes that had to be weird – albeit interesting – for them. It was also interesting to see that both Juliette and Nick had severe pain when they turned back into themselves – I don’t recall that Adalind had the same issues, but perhaps as a Hexenbiest it’s just part of the job, so to speak, and she’s used to it. We didn’t see Adalind when Nick turned back – is she aware that he reversed the spell? Has their connection broken now that he’s a Grimm again? We shall find out, I suspect…

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Speaking of Adalind, she certainly gave in and spilled her guts (while literally filling them) to Viktor. Interesting how he managed (apparently) to figure out that Kelly has the baby with so little information. Does he realize she’s a Grimm? Adalind didn’t come out and say it, and it’s still not clear that every relative in a Grimm family gets the powers, so I’m not sure if that’s a reasonable assumption or not. That said, I’m looking forward to seeing how Viktor and Adalind go about trying to track Kelly and Diana down…

Which of course leads to Renard’s mother Elizabeth, who wants her (supposed) granddaughter. I really, REALLY want the issue of Diana’s father settled, although I’m not sure how it might happen. Maybe Elizabeth would be able to tell with her Hexenbiest powers? It’ll be interesting to see if she’s able to find Kelly – and how that meeting goes. Maybe it’ll be a race to see if Viktor and Adalind or Elizabeth find Kelly and Diana first. Elizabeth’s leaving of Sean was both a bit sad and yet not. More interesting was what she said about the witch’s hat – how old and powerful it was, how it took a lot out of her to use, and the fact that she left it with Sean. Now, we’ve never seen Sean use any sort of Zauberbiest powers other than his half-transformation woge – remember, he needed a potion from the Spice Shop a few seasons ago – so is he even able to do any sort of witchy things? Could he even use the hat? So many questions… P.S. I’ll miss Louise Lombard… she’s been brilliant. Here’s hoping we see her back soon.

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Trubel was at it again, but I don’t think she did anything I could disagree with in this episode. Taking out the tires of the guy watching her was so perfect, and how she helped Josh (who of course took that bus to Portland – where else is he going to go when chased by Wesen??), and even her reactions to Juliette and Nick turning back to themselves. She’s not used to getting attached to other people, but clearly, she has, and she couldn’t help but show it. Her interactions with Rosalee and Monroe – as well as their reactions – after Juliette took the potion were priceless, too. But I do wonder what the FBI agent’s group has planned for her next…

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The Wesen of the Week plot was again a Wesen similar to one we’ve seen before, except from a different country with different legends. Don’t get me wrong – I really like this idea – but I do think they need to spread them out a bit more. Two in a row almost seems like they’re running out of Wesen ideas, which frankly doesn’t seem possible. The writers have plenty to draw from Grimms’ Fairy Tales as well as legends in the US and worldwide, so the material is there. That said, I loved seeing Erick Avari as the head Phansigar – he’s such a great actor, in everything from The Mummy to Stargate SG-1 and more! So Phansigars are a type of Skalengeck from India who need to sacrifice a man and woman every three years to placate Kali, which is a cool use of actual legends and myth. It’s when Nick, Hank and Monroe finally track the Phansigars down that Nick suddenly has what appears to be the worst headache ever, and it looks really grim (hahaha I’ve wanted to do that for years!), but suddenly, Nick can see them woging! And with that, he kicks their asses like he’s been saving up a Wesen ass-whipping (which he likely has). I fully admit that I got shivers during that scene – it was really well done! And Nick saying “I’m back” was just the right touch.

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Next week’s episode is going to be interesting on so many fronts – plus it’s the Christmas episode! Can’t wait!!

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Vicki Dolenga