“Let me out, let me out,’ the spirit cried. And the boy, thinking no evil, drew the cork out of the bottle.”
I really loved this episode. It was funny, amusing, and a little creepy. I laughed, and I almost cried. It was just… God, it was just so much fun! So, let’s see. There were three distinct story lines, so I’ll divide the recap that way. Let’s start with the Wesen and work our way down.
So, there’s this really ragey dude (he’s a Wesen called a Drang-zorn, which literally means “urge” and “anger”), who picks his daughter up from her mother’s house. They stop for gas, and his card gets declined, twice. He could easily just drive off, since the gas station attendant lets him go out to his car for cash, but he KILLS the dude, pretty gruesomely for good measure. And now they’re on the run, eventually ending up in an underground bunker that, if it were better stocked, could be the envy of at least some doomsday preppers. He goes out for supplies, leaving the girl there, and while he’s gone, Nank and the Portland P.D. swoop in and “save” the daughter, April. Now, I don’t know about you, but by this point I’ve figured out that she don’t need saving. In fact, I knew she was the one who attacked her mother, because why else would she be waiting out on the porch like nothing was wrong? She is a stone-cold killer, y’all. Plus, did you see how she was just acting like sleeping in a bunker was normal. Something ain’t right. But wait; it gets better.
Once Nank find Granger at the hospital, all forlorn over the beaten wife, and they tell Nick and Hank that it was April who attached her. TOLD Y’ALL. AND the gas station attendant?! This is amazing! They rush over to the foster home where she’s been placed for a few days, and she’s already starting trouble – namely, gnawing on her foster father’s arm for putting her in timeout. The best part of this whole scene was the completely horrified looks on all their faces as this is going down. Strike that, the best part was when Nick and Hank come into the backyard and April is sitting on the swing like nothing has happened. Luckily for Nick, she likes him, and she smiles at him to show it – and reveals blood-stained teeth. NICE.
I don’t know about you, but that totally reminded me of the little girl zombie at the gas station from the pilot of The Walking Dead. Just something about the sweet little girl, who is so, SO dangerous. (Note: Thinking “wouldn’t it be crazy if this was that same little girl?” I IMDB’d it. It’s not. BUT, Jade Pettyjohn, who played April here also played Young Charlie in episode four of Revolution. So I HAVE seen her before. Cool.). I don’t know, but this was just cool, and so, so, so creepy. I mean… could she REALLY see Nick through the one-way mirror at the station? CREEPVILLE.
Okay, so that’s settled. The next storyline I want to talk about is Monroe helming the spice shoppe while Rosalee is away. This was just a cute little story for them. While she’s away, she gets an important order and gives Monroe explicit instructions to complete it. He follows it meticulously, but right before the last ingredient is added, the client, Leroy, who is suffering from some inner ear issue, comes in all wobbly because his equilibrium is off, and distracts Monroe. What he ends up making (and which is administered through the use of some weird medieval headgear) turns the dude insane. After learning his error, Monroe goes to check on him, and he’s, like, tearing up his apartment with a chainsaw! Why did he even have that thing inside his apartment?? Anyway, Monroe gives him the right remedy, all is saved, and he and Rosalee are still adorable.
Last, there’s Nick and Juliette. YOU GUYS. This is the storyline that almost made me cry. That freaking dream at the beginning of the episode? UGH. Let me just share with you my notes:
AWWWW It’s just a dream. FUCK YOU, SHOW, ALRIGHT?! FUCK YOU RIGHT IN THE FACE.
My heart… So, turns out, she still doesn’t remember him, but you gotta love the effort she’s making. Spending time with him, cooking him dinner, coming to visit him at work for a few mins. But that last one has some possibly dangerous implications. For one, she sees Renard, and she gets SUPER flustered. That’s not good. Two, this doesn’t directly involve Nick or Juliette, but Renard gets a call from Adalind, who wants to know who killed her mother. Renard wants to know what she gave Juliette, and Ad’s all “Why don’t you ask my cat.” Is that a euphemism? They get off the phone having not learned anything, and Renard looks at his computer and it says over and over on the page, “All work and no play makes Renard a dull boy.” J/K, it just says Juliette’s name over and over again. THIS IS BAD, Y’ALL.
So, later, during dinner, Nick tells Juilette they used to dance sometimes, and she takes him up on the offer and ERMAHGERD THER KERSH!! And she’s all like into the kiss too, pulling his face toward hers. BUT SUDDENLY! She sees Renard’s face, and it freaks her out. Nick is all, “what’s wrong?” and she’s all, “Me.” And leaves the room. AND NICK’S FACE YOU GUYS NICK’S FAAAACE.
GOD, this show. There’s just… too many feels. Deep breath. Okay.
Random Notes/Favorite Quotes
- Did Rosalee say the first ingredient of that remedy was dark cat piss? Because, ew.
- “He told her to stop by, he’d change her oil. She rode her bike, so that’s open to interpretation.” Oh, Wu. You’re the best.
- Anyone else creeped out when April was all, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Yeeeaahhh.
- Wu, upon telling Nank he found a copy of Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man” in Granger’s apartment: “So we know he’s literate.”
- Granger also apparently bought a lot of building supplies. “What’s he building?” “Not a better life.” God, this scene with its LOLcops.
- I love how Nick and Hank took their jackets when they left the station, but neither of them is wearing his jacket when they get to the trailer. I guess in Portland, you gotta be prepared for rain at all times!
- Again gotta praise Russell Hornsby for playing bewildered and overwhelmed Hank so well. It’s so amusing.
- Oh! I forgot to mention Hank finding the elephant gun from last season. He instantly recognizes that it’s the gun that killed Stark (the Ogre), and wants to know who killed him because he owes whoever his life. Nick tells him it was Monroe. It’s cool, he’s saved Nick a few times too. Monroe: Deserves ALL the medals.
- “It’s not her fault, she can’t control it. Going through the change before she should.” PubertyLOL.
- At the foster family: “We don’t hit in this family. We use our words.” I just rolled my eyes so hard.
So, what did you guys think of this one? How awesome did you think it was? Or did you think it was lacking anywhere? Did you like the twist that the girl was the killer? What did you think of Monroe’s mishap? WHAT ABOUT THE KISS YOU GUYS?! Tell me EVERYTHING down in the recaps. Comments are blogger food, and I am starving!