Grimm: The Hour of Death

Hank: "Just because he's a Wesen doesn't mean he's guilty, right? He could have run from you because he knew you were a Grimm."

This week's episode was unusual in that it opened mid-case, with Nick struggling to get some sleep on the couch while dealing with an intense missing-persons case.

(Sorry this is so late, still catching up on stuff after my computer died and was resurrected to a Tabula Rasa.)

Nick and Hank get a break on the case when they show up at the house of someone who worked in the same building - just as he's burning photos of the girl. Nick gets a quick peek at the photos before they turn to ash, but without evidence, they can't hold the guy, who happens to be a Wesen. Recognizing that Nick's a Grimm, the suspect loudly accuses Nick of planning to kill him. When Nick later shows up at the suspect's house to get answers (with, thanks to Monroe, truth-serum-coated arrows), he finds the man dead, with marks of torture and peculiar brands. A 911 call made during the torture has him confessing to the crime and revealing the girl's location.

The police release the brand symbol to the public, hoping someone can identify it, and both Bud and Monroe recognize it and call Nick. It's an old German "G", and a symbol of Endezeichen Grimms - extremist Grimms who kill all Wesen and brand them with the mark.

The cops track down the van used to kidnap the girl and arrest the owner. Nick and Hank aren't able to get very far with interrogating him, as he's also Wesen, and thinks that Nick is going to kill him. He then vanishes from the station and turns up dead and branded at his house.

The Endezeichen Grimm starts calling Nick (with a voice modifier), scolding him for not doing his job as a Grimm. Bud visits the precinct to tell Nick that the Wesen are getting very nervous about these attacks - some still trust Nick, but others think he could be behind them. After reviewing security cam footage, Sgt. Wu is able to catch a glimpse of the person who let the second kidnapper escape. Nick and Hank rush to save Bud.

It was kind of obvious the culprit was the new intern - especially when the suspect disappeared from the police station. I was a bit disappointed that Michael Grant Terry's arc ended so soon (and seeing something online talking about the same thing was a bit of a spoiler to his identity). I found it very interesting that he wasn't even a real Grimm, but a Lebensauger, hating his own kind enough to torture and kill any Wesen he finds.

On the Juliette/Renard side of things, Juliette has apparently taken Pilar's words (from the previous episode) to heart, as she's trying to find Adalind, whose cat scratched her, but is having no luck. Renard calls her, wanting to talk about Nick being under stress, and they agree to meet for coffee. They only talk briefly before Juliette is spooked by Renard touching her hand, and she leaves her sunglasses behind. When he comes to return them, Renard surprises both himself and Juliette by kissing her. As he does, she remembers that he kissed her to wake her up from the coma, and hurriedly breaks away and shuts the door.

It's good to finally be getting some movement on that front, especially with the fall finale only two episodes away! In all, I thought this was a great episode, and I'm glad the show keeps portraying all these different sides to Nick being both a Grimm and a cop.

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3 comments:

CrazyCris said...

Well at least now we know why the new intern started being a fan of Nick's work right when the series started (as he mentioned when we were introduced to him), it was Nick's first case as a Grimm!

I was sad to see him go so soon too.

Also glad to see some movement on the Juliette and Renard front! But there's no way they're undoing that without Juliette finally learning all about the world of Wessen... Now that will be an interesting coversation with Nick. Again.

Anonymous said...

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ChrisB said...

I find it interesting that two of my favorite characters on the show (after Nick) are both Wesen. My love for Monroe is well documented, but Bud (especially with the pies!) always makes me smile. I was genuinely afraid that he was going to be killed which ramped up this episode for me!

I was sorry that the identity of the Endezeichen Grimm was revealed so quickly. It might have been fun to play that for a while, especially in light of the fact that Ryan did save Donna. It might have given Nick a chance to do some real soul searching.

I'm glad to see that Nick is getting frustrated with the way things are at home. This is long overdue.