For me, nothing says a show is in trouble when the main character gets someone they can mentor. Given that Grimm already has their next season in the bag, I am left assuming the introduction of another Grimm, four episodes from the end of this season is merely lazy writing and an overwhelming desire to give Nick something to do before leading into the finale.
I refuse to call her Trubel in this recap. It’s too stupid a name, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how the cast is able to deliver their lines and having to say that name. She’s just that silly a character and so shoehorned into this season, it’s painful.
Let’s recap – Theresa appeared in last week’s episode, killing Wesen until she was caught and Monroe – now reduced to sniffer dog status on the show – sniffed her out and informed everyone she was a Grimm. Naturally, Nick has to help her. He takes her home and Juliet has to put up with her, tried to make nice in the face of Theresa’s the “world thinks I’m crazy so I’m trouble and I don’t give a shit” attitude. Theresa eats her dinner and refuses her PJs.
YAWN. I started skimming through this episode at this point.
I get that she herself is a runaway, so there’s some sympathy to be had for her, but when she’s informed that no-one else can see Wesen and then mentions Wesen in front of Lau at a crime scene, it’s just stupid. It makes Nick look stupid.
Colour me bored.
Adalind is up to something as well, presumably killing Nick. Monroe and Rosalee are even more marginalised than usual, and reduced to exposition status of one scene, where they tell a glowering Theresa that not all Wesen are bad.
How I long for the days of Nick’s bad excuses and navigating the Grimm world on his own. The writers have thus far proven they can’t handle this many characters knowing Nick’s secret and pretty much the most interesting thing of previous seasons – Nick navigating the Grimm world, learning about Wesen – has been given up for a procedural format for the bulk of this season. In fact, Nick hasn’t had a lengthy storyline all season, save for this Theresa thing. And of all the potential storylines they could have done by introducing another Grimm, they introduce a non-related Grimm to Nick, new to the world. As if having a mentor and mentored relationship is a new thing in this sci-fi and fantasy. What if a Grimm jaded by his life as a killer came to town? What if Nick saw the potential for what he could be? Nope, we get Trubel.