This week on Grimm, when three people are murdered, Hank figures out the connection — that a criminal from the past is back to get revenge on the people who helped put him away. And, as the arresting officer, everyone figures Hank is next. But Nick ends up paying the price.
Juliette Saves the Day
I’ve been critical of Juliette in the past, mainly that she’s a one-dimensional character without a a real purpose on the show. But this week, she kicks some butt and saves Nick’s life.
She returns home as the ogre is laying a serious beat-down on Nick and throws a pot of searing hot water on the ogre. She also shows some real emotion at the hospital with Nick and back at home, which is littered with glass and other broken furniture.
Nick’s partner doesn’t have such a clean past, making me wonder what else he’s hiding. It turns out he helped make key video evidence “disappear,” which locked up the ogre for good. But why he decided to share this piece of information is a little unclear other than he wanted to share a piece of himself with Nick after he took a beating because of Hank.
Not only that, but Hank went against the captain’s orders in dealing with the ogre. I don’t know why he would do something so insensible like that. I can understand that he wanted to bring the ogre down himself and not rely on the rest of the department, but that’s just poor police work.
In the past, some of the police work have been a little shoddy, and I noticed a few more details in this episode. Not only did Hank break orders, but he wasn’t even reprimanded for it except verbally — but mildly.
In another example, after Hank lures the ogre to a deserted lot and it starts driving toward Hank with the intention of running him over, Hank shoots at it. And fails. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to shoot at the tires instead of at the windshield?
Also, Nick didn’t seem to miss any targets in the past, but he couldn’t get a shot off at the ogre in his house — but then again, Nick WAS beaten up.
Finally, when the captain, Sgt. Wu and Hank are discussing how to capture the ogre, it seems extremely obvious that setting a trap would be a way to rein the ogre in. Why the captain couldn’t come up with that idea is beyond me.
Overall, the episode felt like the first one in which Nick wasn’t the central focus. Each member of the supporting cast played an important part in their own way. It made the story move along at a good pace. I don’t particularly like the character of Nick (mainly because he doesn’t seem to have any emotion other than his stoic look), so not to have him driving the episode was positive.
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