“Dressed in the skin, the Wolf strolled into the pasture with the Sheep. Soon a little lamb was following him about and was quickly led away to slaughter.”
I’m late. I’m so late with this. I suck, and I’m sorry. But, hey. Grimm is back on Friday nights! And we all rejoiced! Woot! Alright, so let’s just get right down to business.
The whole big storyline for Friday’s episode was about money getting stolen from a church and plunked into an offshore account (I feel like I’ve typed this phrase a lot lately…). Of course, we know that the accused was actually dumped into a wood grinder by a hooded guy with glowing red eyes, so God knows who the real culprit is (see what I did there?). Until, of course, he turns up at the police station to report the stolen money himself. Of course it was the church’s reverend. When Nank first meet him, he seems like a standup guy, but I’ve seen too much television to believe that blindly.
Speaking of blindly believing things, one of the species of Wesen this week was the funniest elbow-jabber of a joke on this show in a while. Reverend Calvin, who is a Blutbad, leads a congregation of sheep. No really. They’re Seelengut (which I’m taking to mean “good souls” – gut = good, seelen = souls), and when they folge, they look exactly like sheep. Is that a shot at organized religion, or is that a shot at organized religion?
Anyway, so once they find the wood grinder dude’s body, they start on Reverend Calvin’s scent, and they find that he was attached to another church a few years back that also had money stolen from it. Hmm, I see a pattern, and Nank do too, because they become suspicious. Renard tells them to “rattle his cage,” and “force him to make a move he’s not ready to make.” I like the way Renard thinks.
Nank show up at the church to talk to him, and he’s all highfalutin about enlightenment, and how he’s accepting of all God’s creatures. He even goes so far as to say that if Nick were to cut off his head, he would forgive him. Yeah, dude, you’re not trying too hard or anything. But he has an alibi for the night Norman (the wood grinder guy) was murdered, and his sheep of an assistant corroborates it. She too was there making an events calendar until well after midnight. That sounds fishy to me too, because really? Does it really take that long?
At least Nank have my same reasoning because Nick gets the idea to send Monroe to the church undercover, to see if Rev. Calvin really is the reformed Blutbad that he says he is. When they tell Monroe about the Blutbad leading the Seelengute, he’s all “that’s a recipe for lunch!” LOL. But he says that it could happen if Calvin really is reformed, like Monroe is. So he goes to check it out.
And the Seelengute are really, very distrustful of him. But Rev. Calvin does offer to put up Transient Monroe in a room for the night. It’s through the peepdoor (it wasn’t really a peephole),Monroe sees Calvin and his assistant Megan talking and then smoochin’ in the hallway. The next day he reports this to Nick, explaining that a relationship between the Blutbad and a Seelengut is some weird shit. As he explains, “Darwin would have a field day with this relationship.”
Turns out, though, that Megan and Rev. Calvin were at the previous church together – the one that also, oddly, got robbed. Nank bring Megan in for questioning, but she don’t know nothing about birthin’ no babies doesn’t know anything about the stolen money. It was her ex-husband, but she just figures that he wanted to hurt her and Calvin because she and the reverend were having an affair. But this just leads to her imploring Rev. Calvin later that night that they needed to leave town and start over. They had the money after all (ah! We knew it, right?!) Calvin agrees, but not yet – he still has to frame Transient Monroe forNorman’s murder and the stealing of the money.
Unfortunately, his plans go awry, because write as he’s conning Monroe out of his finger prints (by handing him a metal letter opener), Megan finds out that Calvin impregnated one of the other members of the congregation. In a fit of rage (and damn, I’m proud of her – going from a blind-believing sheep to a woman in control!), she outs Calvin’s money-thieving to everyone, so they turn and, like, I don’t know, fucking eat him, I guess. Fuckin’ herd mentality, man.
Nank get there just in time to save Monroe from a similar fate at the hands of the Seelegute, but looks like Megan escaped to Curacao(with the preggers lady, hahaha) to take advantage of that money. Oh, well. Is this the first villain who’s gotten away?
Whew, so that was the story. It was interesting, but not necessarily HUGE, you know? Like not a lot happened that we didn’t already know. Though I do enjoy that Hank is still getting used to the whole “being in the know” thing. Rev. Calvin and Monroe even had a new vocab word for us regarding Hank: Kehrseite, which basically means “other side,” or as Monroe explains, normal, non-Wesen. Or, as Monroe further explains – Hank is more accurately the other side that knows – Kehrseite-Schlich-Kennen (which to me, seems to imply not just someone who knows, but someone who found out. I could be wrong though). Anyway, I like this aspect of the story. Like, in the interrogation of Megan, when Hank tries throwing out the word “Grimm” to see what it gets him. And it works. I think he (almost) likes it.
Let’s see, what else? Well, remember that horse creature from the last episode? He’s a Nuckelavee (which I tried and I could not find a translation of this in any language. I’ve lost my touch.), and right after Renard finds out his name, Nick kills him. You see, the Nuckelavee was there to steal that secret key that Nick has, and he killed him dead defending himself and the Trailer. But at least now he’s hip to the fact that there are Wesen after his key.
Also, I won’t talk about it here, but can we convo in the comments about the little flashback Renard got of kissing Juliette in the hospital??
Oh, and let’s also talk about how Bud the Eisbiber tells Nick about how he almost blew the Grimm cover with Juliette, but promises to stay “unavailable” from now on if Juliette calls him. LOL. I love the Eisbibers.
Okay, that’s it. I want to know what you guys thought of the episode. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t necessarily my favorite. I did enjoy the sheep analogy, though. I think it needed more Monroe. And Renard. More Renard please, show!
Random Thoughts/Favorite Quotes
- God, that quote. Don’t you love fairy tales that we tell children?
- Ugh when Nick comes home and finds that Juliette is out with friends: “I’ll see you when I see you.” My heart. It hurts.
- Not a direct quote, but GAH when Nick is all, “if you can’t remember all the little moments you have with someone, what else do you have left?” Major sadface :(
- Hank (all wary of his Blutbad-ness): He doing it?
Monroe: Well, don’t we have lots to talk about.
- “A good con man could con anyone.”
- “Darwinwould have a field day with this relationship.”
- “It’s a little bit like the wolf getting into the sheep’s clothing, if you know what I mean.”
- “Whatever he’s selling, this congregation is buying it retail.”
- Man, Nick really gave the Nuckelavee a beat down. Is that Nick’s new thing? Like in Season 1 it was the Burkhardt Chase downs?
- GOD if Nick and Juliette had decided that one of them needed to move out… I don’t know if I could take it. It’s only a secondary plot line, but still.
- Monroe telling the congregation that they’re making him hungry – for baked goods. LOL.