'Grimm' Advance Review - 'La Llorona' is More Than Meets The Eye
'Grimm' Advance Review - 'La Llorona' is More Than Meets The Eye
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Grimm certainly knows how to celebrate a holiday like Halloween. In an episode called "La Llorona," the show takes on the famous legend of the "The Weeping Woman," a ghost who abducts naughty little children and drowns them. 

Taking on a legend

The first time I ever heard of La Llorona was (believe it or not) at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights a couple of years ago. They added a La Llorona section to one maze and I'll admit to not being all that scared by a bunch of women running around crying and screaming. But then I read what the legend was about, and when I went again the following year - this time to a full maze dedicated to La Llorona - it scared me half out of my wits. Grimm's take on the legend itself is pretty accurate, though of course they've added a few touches to make it their own, just as they do with all of the stories they've done on the show. 

Halloween is like Christmas

Just when I think I couldn't possibly love Monroe more than I already do, they give us an episode like this one. Our cheerful Blutbad has gone completely overboard for Halloween, claiming that, for a Wesen, it is like their Christmas. But his evening isn't going to be all fun and games. Let's just say that both Monroe and Nick may regret it when Nick decides to loan Monroe a very dangerous weapon as a Halloween decoration. 

A mysterious woman

When chasing someone like La Llorona, Nick and Hank are going to need all the help they can get: enter Detective Valentina Espinoza (played by Kate del Castillo). She has had reasons to follow the La Llorona for many years and the guys will find her help invaluable for their case. But she's also hiding a few secrets of her own and the team, including Captain Renard, are going to have to decide if it's worth overlooking what she'd hiding in order to accept her help. 

Juliette makes a choice

A Spanish translator is needed on the case and since the normal one is off on vacation, Juliette steps in to lend a hand. But it turns out that she gets more than she bargains for when a psychic seems to know more about what's going on inside Juliette's head than she does. It forces Juliette to take a closer look at what's happening to her and perhaps to think about a choice she was denying she had to make. 

Myth or Fact?

So is La Llorona a ghost, a Wesen or just an insane human woman who kidnaps children? Sorry but that little bit of the story I will leave you to find out by watching the episode. I will tell you that overall I found this to be a very fun and spooky installment of Grimm and perfect for the Halloween season. 

Don't forget that "La Llorona" airs tonight at 9pm on NBC. Once you've seen the episode, come back up here and let me know what you thought of it. I love hearing from you guys!

(Image courtesy of NBC)