Grimm 5×14 Review: Lycanthropia Kicks It Up a Notch

After last week’s rather lackluster wrestling and Wesen episode (which likely wouldn’t have seemed lackluster at other times in the season, except it was the episode after the amazing Episode 100), I wasn’t expecting much, but Lycanthropia was so much better!

Yay, Nick found a way to hide the box that holds the The Stick of the Keys (my name for it), and got that door open, too. Did anyone else expect some kind of Wesen to pop up when he tossed a pebble down there? Too obvious for Grimm, I suppose. I still want them to do more research on the Stick, or rather, the cloth that was wrapped around it. There has to be a reason that everyone wants it – and perhaps an even better reason why it was hidden. HMMM.

GRIMM -- "Lycanthropia" Episode 514 -- Pictured: David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

GRIMM — “Lycanthropia” Episode 514 — Pictured: David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

Beyond that, Renard meets with Adalind to talk about Diana. It really doesn’t go well, and I’m hoping for a truly epic confrontation between Adalind and Meisner in the next episode – because of course Renard doesn’t explain everything. Adalind threatening Renard at the end was kinda fun, though. Rachel’s pushing Renard for a yes or no, and things are looking even more scary on that end. We know Renard wants power, but… to side with Black Claw??

Speaking of Renard, Eve was able to make the connection between Rachel and Renard – and Renard’s possible launch into politics. She brought the proof to Nick and Hank, and they, of course, can’t believe he knew beforehand… which is true. But will they go and demand answers about the posters? That’ll be a difficult one for Renard to explain…

GRIMM -- "Lycanthropia" Episode 514 -- Pictured: Sasha Roiz as Captain Sean Renard -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

GRIMM — “Lycanthropia” Episode 514 — Pictured: Sasha Roiz as Captain Sean Renard — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

So the Wesen of the Week story is about Lycanthropia… clearly something that no one was expecting. Poor Doyle is part of a Blutbad family, but there’s more being hidden than usual. His mother, Ann Cusack (btw, she’s awesome) is the one with Lycanthropia, and his car accident starts the chain of everything going out of control since he doesn’t get there in time to lock her in. Monroe and Rosalee are their usual helpful selves when it comes to information (terrible disease where a Blutbad loses his/her mind every month during the 3 days of the full moon), but there’s no cure – which is why most Blutbad families would put any children with the disease to death…  Yikes.

GRIMM -- "Lycanthropia" Episode 514 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert, Reggie Lee as Sergeant Wu, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

GRIMM — “Lycanthropia” Episode 514 — Pictured: (l-r) Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert, Reggie Lee as Sergeant Wu, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

That didn’t happen here, obviously. Just before the sad but necessary takedown, Mama Lycanthrope attacked Wu. He discovers that night that he got either scratched or bitten, but he doesn’t seem concerned. Later, he’s tossing and turning and sweaty in the middle of the night! Rosalee and Monroe were sure this was a Wesen disease – were they wrong? Is this how the human tales of werewolves began? Is Wu going to turn wolfy?? I’m worried now…

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Vicki Dolenga