Watch a Snake Man try and eat a Mouse Man on Grimm!

Last week I was a little hard on Grimm. It's just frustrating seeing fairy tale monster after monster get tossed into the plot grinder. I just don't feel invested in these characters' lives, except for the consistently great Pilates Wolf.

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And although Nick's Prince Eric fills the incredibly shallow "sometimes it's just nice to watch pretty men be nice to their pretty girlfriends" quota, it was getting old. This week's show was seemingly another rapidly solved monster murder mystery, but at least this time there was a twist.

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This week, a Mouse Man found his mouse courage after his Mouse Dad died and he went mouse insane. Also there was a Snake Man who looked like a concept art rendering of a Disney villain in real life. This was some seriously excellent casting for both Mouse and Snake Man. Simply superb.

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Mouse Man finds his inner strength by imagining his father's dead face on everyone. Apparently his father didn't think much of him? We don't know we never got to meet him, but everyone yammers about it.

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Once the Mouse Dad died, his Mouse Son was "freed" (as Nick puts it). He then goes about slaughtering people that piss him off and courting the super-cute girl next door. I was really rooting for Mouse Man. He's adorable. Needless to say I was pretty pissed that Mouse Man went psycho and saw his Dad's face on every male in the world, including his own! I really and truly wish some of these characters would be allowed to stick around. Like Pilates Wolf's friend Happy! Ah well, Nick needs to solve a case and Grimm needs a small storyline that it can wrap up quickly.

In other Grimm news, Pilates Wolf got jumped by a pack of Reapers. I was pissed! You leave him alone, Reapers, he is the best part of this show! The second Monroe got that phone call, I think we all knew it was a trap. However I'm glad that Grimm is attempting to play with a bigger storyline. And who were those people taking pictures of Nick's home? Lady Reapers with Reaper kids? I hope it's more of the Gopher fix-it creatures because as I stated earlier, I want to get to know some of these friendly monsters better!

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So I leave you with this clip of the Snake Man and the Mouse Man fighting, which was highly watchable and lots of fun. I'm sad that Snake Man — formally known as a "Lausenschlange" — won't be returning. You could cut glass with that guy's jawline. Plus, it would have been fun to have a little Angel-esque Wolfram & Hart attorney for the baddies Nick keeps putting in jail.

Side question about Snake Man: Did he not feel Nick's presence? I'd like to assume that he's so pompous he doesn't take note of things like that.

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DISCUSSION

Burglar_von_Ham
Burglar von Ham

I defended the show last week and I will do it again. I want to see story progression but I fear that the "big bad" that they set up will indefinitely kill the series and am okay with them dragging out the creature of the week story line. Something relating to chief and the succubus is going to develop. They are part of an organization, now if it is the same, adversarial or indifferent to the reapers attacking Monroe (come on stop calling him palates wolf) that has not been determined. What is certain is that once that curtain gets pulled the shows changes a lot. The creature of the week bit is there to draw in as many viewers as they can before the big reveal and the show becomes inaccessible. Like I did last week lets compare it to supernatural (SN) (granted I think SN is a better show then Grimm but there are a lot of parallels). Try explaining SN to someone not familiar with the show and see how many people are interested. It's about two brothers that fight a yellowed eyed demon with their dad until they become the vessels for Satan and St Michael and somehow survive to see an angel become god but get killed buy the souls he eats in purgatory. I feel like Chuck at the convention. It's a hard sell and it sucks b/c the short story never lives up to the truth and seems rushed and incoherent. Anyway back to the point. What the the network is doing right now is mixing the creature of the "weak" with the police procedural to build an audience before the big reveal of the world of Grimm. It sucks waiting but they are doing it to build an audience from the police shows (that granted are not really worth it in terms of plot but are still relavent in terms of ratings). I want a plot driven show as much as the rest but in the sad truth that is life, everything revolves around money. I would much rather see the show last then have it die a premature and incoherent early death. Honestly stop bitching. If you want thing to change find a way into the corporate TV world and make things better but don't fault a show for doing the best they can with the crap hand they are dealt. If you want small plot lines that are too long for a movie but to short for an on going TV series find a way to make it commercially viable