Poor Hank. For a good portion of Grimm
season 1, the guy thought he was truly insane. He was seeing things that shouldn't have been there and his partner was acting like everything was normal. It's no wonder that he very nearly wanted to quit the police force. I can't say that I blame him.
The truth comes out
But all that changed when Nick finally decided to tell Hank the truth. Now he knows that he's not crazy and that the things that he's seen are called Wessen and that his partner is a Grimm. Not only that, Hank's also discovered that there's a lot more out there that he hasn't seen yet, and he's even discovered that a couple of friends Monroe and Rosalee) are Wessen as well.
When you think about it, that's a whole lot for a guy like Hank to find out and yet he's taken it all in stride. I guess that could be due to the fact that he was already losing his mind; finding out the truth must have been a relief. Looks like he'd rather know that there are monsters in the world, rather than think he was going nuts.
In my opinion, if you're going to make the protagonist of a TV show about a cop who fights evil, you've got to give him a partner. It just doesn't work any other way. And though Hank was always Nick's partner in the beginning, he was never in on what was really going on and therefore couldn't help Nick the way he needed. It was the one thing that was keeping them from truly being partners and now that it's gone, I'm excited to see where the stories will go from here.
Let the bromance begin!
I'm a huge fan of all things bromance and now that Hank and Nick are being completely honest with each other, I see them growing closer as partners. Nick is going to be able to depend on Hank in ways that he was never able to after finding out that he was a Grimm. Though Monroe is always as much of a help as he can be (and I do love that big lug), the connection that Hank and Nick already have as partners is only going to grow. Plus, with Hank being an actual cop, he'll be able to help Nick in ways that Monroe can't.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't want Monroe around, quite the contrary actually. But Monroe is, despite his nature, a peaceful guy and I like that about him. By having Hank on Nick's side now, we've got another warrior who can fight the battles against the Wessen without giving up who he is. Together, all of them make up a great team, including Rosalee.
What did you think of Nick telling Hank about the Wessen and the fact that he's a Grimm? Do you think it will improve their relationship as partners or make both of their jobs harder?
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