On Friday's Grimm, Nick and Hank investigate an arson based homicide, that not surprisingly turns out to be wesen related, and need help from someone from Nick's (and the show's) past. Meanwhile, Viktor and Adalind make some progress into tracking down Kelly Burkhardt and finding out who was involved in Diana's…
The season 3 finale. Monroe and Rosalee's long-awaited wedding. Adalind on the loose. Murder. Mayhem I had anticipated all these things happening, but to call this episode "action-packed" is an understatement. I never thought I'd say this, but I think Grimm almost had too much going on… and I loved it.
Grimm is about a warrior destined to keep the world safe from the monsters that secretly live among us. This Grimm is powerful, a fierce fighter, strong of heart; this Grimm is smart, resourceful, and a brilliant detective. And this Grimm's name is not Nick goddamn Burkhardt.
Oh, Grimm. Only you could provide such a game-changing new character and then absolutely refuse to let her change the game until next episode.
Wow. Who knew how good this show could be when it skipped the standard Wesen-'o-the-week storylines, focused solely on the season's biggest storyarc, and brought all its players together for one purpose? Well, I think we all did, actually.
Oh, Grimm. Only you could give us one of the most informative, exciting, action-packed episodes of your entire run and still have half the episode spent watching a mom taking her baby on an international flight.
Oh, boy! A circus episode. I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for Grimm to do one of these, because I never have, and thus it's an imaginary number. At least the episode was more baffling than disturbing… I guess?
Here's all you need to know about the last episode of Grimm: The show made the bold choice of venturing into preggo tentacle porn. Also, Wu is awesome and Nick and Hank are assholes.
Remember this bit from my recap of Grimm's last episode, the first installment of this two-parter? "I can't help but feel we're going to watch the next episode and feel like they both could have been condensed into a really good single episode." Am… am I psychic?
After three strong weeks in a row, Grimm falters with "The Big Hunt." It's not a reversion to the Wesen-o'-the-Week formula, thank goodness, but it involves three separate plots that never come close to approaching each other, and all of which could have been condensed.
Grimm backtracked a bit after its last two excellent episodes, reverting to the Wesen-o'the-Week formula that it has used so faithfully — and consistently — ceaselessly, one might say — over the last few years. But the spirit of innovation is still kickin', and darned if it isn't used to tell us a story that's more…
Look at Grimm! Continuing to shake up its patented, very familiar formula two weeks in a row! The changes still aren't major, and the stakes aren't any higher, but I feel like I'm getting so much more character in these last two episodes, and it's getting me invested in a way i hadn't managed before.
My biggest problem with Grimm has always been how formulaic it is. But the excellent "Red Menace" managed to shake things up without actually shaking things up, and is my new vote for best episode of the season.
Was Grimm's Krampus episode actually pretty good on its own, or was it only pretty good because Krampus was in it? I suspect the latter, but either way, we got to see a Santa with demonic goat horns beat children with a lash. That's just good television, people.
To be fair, Satan is not involved in this episode of Grimm, nor is a Weseen — it's just a parasite from Jordan that turns little kids into creatures that seem exceedingly Satan-like, but it does provide this week's Grimm with a bit of balance.
It wasn't perfect, but "El Cucuy" has definitely been the highlight of Grimm's third season for me so far. It's Wesen-o'-the-week (who possibly wasn't a Wesen?) was pretty good, the plotting was solid and it actually felt like actual things were happening beyond the scope of the case — not much, but at least a little.
I feel weird saying that the best Grimm of season 3 is the one about fundamentalist fishmen, but here we are. It's just another case of the week with virtually nothing else going on, but at least it moves fast enough to be enjoyable.
There was one simple change in this episode of Grimm that I expect will shape the show through the end of the series. It's a fundamental shift that raises some interesting questions about Nick's dual role and responsibilities as a Grimm and a police officer — I just wish it hadn't been packed into such an otherwise…
The second episode of the third season of Grimm was better than the first, although that might be because this felt like the second-half of a two-hour premiere — a premiere that should have been cut down to one hour, but whatever.
I would not know last night’s episode of Grimm was a season premiere if someone hadn’t told me. It seems like the first part of a two-hour premiere that got cut off, or maybe the second half of the season 2 finale, because shockingly little happens.