“I thought of making myself a beautiful wooden marionette. It must be wonderful, one that can dance, fence and turn somersaults.”
Happy Monday, everyone! (*grumbles*). Alright, so I don’t know about you guys, but I have a super busy week ahead of me, so I’m just going to make this short(ish) and sweet(ish?). Friday’s episode? Pretty good. The main story was interesting, the secondary story was relevant, and the tertiary one was definitely intriguing and amusing Not my favorite episode, but still good.
The main story was of these academic decathletes who keep getting murdered. Well, okay, only two of them get murdered, and then the coach ends up murdered. But that’s not the interesting thing here. I mean, yeah, it’s interesting because these people are getting their throats ripped out by some unknown Lowen (lion), even the team coach who is a Lowen. So, strike that suspect off the list. But the most interesting thing about this story is who actually turned out to be the killer.
Right from the beginning, I KNEW that it was this one kid Pierce’s mom. I mean, there she was sitting in the audience during practice, all disappointing when her son got one question wrong, and trying to keep him from going out for post-practice/pre-competition fries and chocolate milk (which was kind of precious). So, I just knew that it was her. But because I am SHIT at theorizing, I was wrong. Turns out it was Pierce himself. BUT, here comes the fun part.
Earlier, Nick and Hank dismiss that it could be Pierce because they figure out that he’s what’s known as a Genio Innocuo (literally “innocuous genius”), which is a turtle-like creature which hails from the Galapagos Islands. They are generally very timid and meak, which made them easy for the Grimms to slaughter way back when. (“Different times.” Heh.) BUT – and here’s the twist – Pierce is not only a Genio Innocuo, but ALSO a Lowen! WHAT?! I KNOW!
My feelings on this development are twofold. On the one hand, THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME. Plus? The Lowen side of him, is like another personality. He talks about Pierce like he’s another person, a person who needs protection. AMAZING. But on the other hand, I was really, really, really hoping that he was a hybrid because his Genio Innocuo mama got it on with the Lowen decathlon coach. Because up until now, every time we see a Wesen child, it’s known that his or her parents are both of the same species of Wesen. So I was hoping against hope that we would see a true hybrid.
But no. Pierce’s mama did some genetic altering shit while she was pregnant – she’s a scientist, I guess. She did it so he would be super smart or something. I don’t know. I’m disappointed. Especially considering this is the episode that we get the bombshell that Renard is Frenchie’s half brother, and therefore, only half-royal. We already knew he was a Hexenbiest-hybrid of some sort. So I was hoping this Wesen fable/fairy tale would somehow mirror it. I mean, maybe it does, and we’ll all be schooled. But from the explanation we get about how Renard’s mom was one of the King’s (I assume) mistresses, I feel like this hybrid was natural – WHICH, hello, is exactly what I want! Maybe if it mirrored it too much, it would be boring? I don’t know. I guess it does sort of expand the possible… reach of the Wesen, and it’s like, dude… YOU could be sitting next to a Wesen RIGHT NOW. Think about THAT!
So that segues into the secondary storyline, which involved Adalind being in Vienna, and meeting up with Frenchie, who’s name is actually Eric, but I have a hard time remembering that. Plus, Frenchie reminds me of Grease, and oh God, if James Frain were to break out into a rendition of “Beauty School Dropout,” I don’t think any of us would complain (I know it was Frankie Avalon who sang this in the movie and not Frenchie. Humor me, would ya?). ANYWAY, so Adalind charms her way into Eric’s parlor, where he’s got his bowtie undone, so you know he’s relaxed. And they talk about Renard, and basically are starting to plot. Adalind reveals that she knows plenty of things about “this Grimm,” who, of course, is Nick, but of course we don’t actually know what she tells him… YET. I don’t like the sound of this, you guys.
And the third story line was more of Monroe in Rosalee’s shoppe, which, lord, could be like it’s own show. He’s so cute. I’m loving how much he seems to be enjoying working here. I wonder if he’s getting paid, because I would imagine there’s not much time for clock-fixing while he’s working here. But, so, this episode’s frantic customer turns out to be… RENARD! He’s concerned about his obsession with Juliette, and wants a potion to fix it. Which, dude. That shit needs to be fixed. Especially since he let himself into her and Nick’s house after he drove her home from an awards dinner (and Nank had to go attend to a dead high schooler), watched her shower for a minute, and then broke the glass in a frame over a picture of her and Nick? You need help, dude. H-E-L-P.
Without giving away any details really, he tells Monroe what he needs, but Monroe determines that unless Renard can get the “object of your affliction” into the shoppe too, it probably won’t work. Matters of the heart are complicated, after all. So, THAT’S interesting. And opens up some opportunity for story, which is exciting. I want to know more about how this obsessive spell thing works. In the previouslies, they reminded us that the person who woke Juliette had to be pure of heart. So, did something go wrong because Renard isn’t pure of heart, even after that nasty purification, shirtlessrage potion? Or is he obsessed with her because it was black magic (Monroe actually called it “Dark Arts” and I may have squeed a little) and he was pure, but it latched on to his now-pure soul? Just so many questions!
Random Notes/Favorite Quotes
- Gotta love the weird electricity that’s flowing between Renard and Juliette during the awards function. Kudos to Sasha Roiz and Bitsie Tulloch!
- So… I just noticed that Renard is wearing a wedding ring. Was this something we already knew about him??
- The intern was forgettable. Though I bet we shouldn’t. You think he’s a Wesen?
- Shout-out to Adalind’s terrible pun about how the betrayals she knows were “quite grim.”
- “Just to be clear, you have obsessive behavior, or you want obsessive behavior, because we can deal with both.”
- “Are these feelings for a person or an animal?” LOL Favorite quote of the ep.
- “Your people killed innocent, Genio whatever.” “Different times.”
- Also, round of applause for the effects crew for making those slashed throats look so gruesome!
- Hank grabbed the door knob in the teacher’s house with his bare hand. I have issues with this.
- “I was young and he was charming. That’s a volatile combination.” Gurl…
- Eric’s mom wasn’t “keen on having a Hexenbiest in the family. Not that I share such prejudices.” Heh. Love.
- MORE ZITHER TALK!
- When Pierce folges into a Lowen, he totally looks like one of my high school boyfriends, only with long hair.
- The prison scene with Pierce and the two hardened criminals made me laugh. Would playing Guns ‘n’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” here have been too obvious? #yergonnadie
Alright, Grimmheads, tell me: what did you think of the episode? Did you like the twist on the Wesen story? What do you make of Adalind and Eric’s meeting? Do you think Renard will be going back to the shoppe for “reverse Viagra?” WillMonroebe able to help him? OH! Will, he find out it’s Juliette? ALL the comments. I want them!