'Grimm' Recap: The Past and Present Collide
'Grimm' Recap: The Past and Present Collide
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
In this episode of Grimm, called "To Protect and Serve Man," Hank enlists Nick's help with an old case, while Renard and Juliette decide to get to the bottom of their little problem
A case from Hank's past

Ever since Hank became aware of the Wesen, I think it was only a matter of time before at least one of his old cases came back to haunt him. As a beat cop, I'm sure Hank heard drunks and drug users talking about how "monsters" were coming after them. But now he's got a new perspective on things and realizes that maybe some of those stories were real. In the beginning I have to admit that I wasn't sure if Ferren was telling the truth or not. He had a lot going against him and I thought it was quite possible that he could indeed be crazy. A part of me thought that might be a more interesting twist, but in the end I'm glad they didn't choose to go that way. 

Welcome the Wendigo

This episode introduced us to a new Wesen called a Wendigo, actually two of them. They were pretty scary and their method of killing, cooking and disposing of people was disgusting. I'm not sure but I think this is the first time we've seen a Wesen who actually cooks up humans for dinner. They're definitely a vicious breed and I'm sure this isn't the last that Nick and Hank we'll see of their kind. 

Two lovers in trouble

I don't think I realized just how much this whole thing with Juliette was affecting Renard until we saw him passed out on his bed with a bottle of booze beside him. That is so completely out of character for Renard and an obvious sign that he needed to fix this situation, and fast. I was happy to see that he finally decided to get Juliette involved in the plan to help them both get over their obsession. I was also happy to see her acknowledge her feelings for him out loud. Until she actually said the words, I wasn't positive that she felt the same way that Renard did. His torment has been so much more obvious than hers from the beginning, it made me wonder if maybe his half- Wesen blood was making him feel it more. 

Monroe's little secret

So how about that ending, eh? I knew of course that Monroe was going to find out eventually, since Renard had already seen him about a potion to take away the obsession. But that was one awkward way for Monroe to find out who Renard was obsessing over. The question I have to ask myself now is: will Monroe tell Nick himself or convince Juliette to do it? All is going to come out in the next episode, of that I have no doubt, but I am curious as to how exactly how it will all go down. We've only got one episode left before hiatus and I'm sure that we'll be left with some sort of cliffhanger, I'm just not sure what it will be about. I'm already biting my nails in anticipation of hiatus and it hasn't even started yet. 

My favorite bits and quotes:

"If they were cannibals, they must've ate up all the evidence."

"I don't want to know." 
"Neither do I."

"The solution is simple. We never see each other ever again." 
"Yeah, I'm not so sure that's gonna work."

"Well, as long as you got somebody else to blame, let's do this."

The foot showing up in the soup pot. 

"You like the taste of human flesh, Johnny?"

"I'll do my very best to get you de-obsessified."

Nick freaking out when he discovered he'd fallen into the pit of rotting corpses. Eeew.

"What did she say?" 
"I don't know, Kreski interrupted the call."

The stay-of-execution coming at the last possible second. Whew!

"I believe there are things we don't understand in this world. That doesn't mean they don't exist."

"Oh boy." - Man, is that an understatement. 

What did you think of this episode of Grimm? Are you hoping that Monroe can help Renard and Juliette or do you want their obsession to continue? What did you think of Hank's old case?

Grimm airs Friday nights at 9pm on NBC. Don't forget to watch next week's fall finale. 

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