I have to admit, watching the last couple of episodes of Grimm have been a chore. As much as I’ve enjoyed some parts of the show expanding, I feel like the writers have sacrificed the core elements of the show in an effort to broaden the universe, particularly, Nick and Portland’s Wesen-World and Nick’s friendship with Monroe – I’ve been beating that (dead) horse for a couple of reviews now, I know, but the lack of Monroe and Nick’s friendship, arguably the strongest part of season one, just make the show so obviously less. I guess Nick had to “grow up” sometime, but I didn’t think that would mean leaving Monroe behind.
At the end of the last episode, we were introduced to a gentleman, Roland, who is deathly sick, but has a key – this episode focuses on him and his son. Roland is a Grimm, and along with Josh, his son, and a key, he’s brought a trunk of weapons to give to Nick. Josh doesn’t know anything of the Grimm world – he thinks he’s humouring his sick Dad, right up until they’re attacked by a special section of the Verrat, that are out to gather supernatural Wesen artefacts.
Before long, Nick meets Roland, who in turn dies before he can explain about the key. However, when they do find the key, which gives them confirmation that whatever previous Grimms have hidden, it’s indeed in Germany. Didn’t we know this already? This suggests the Verrat and the Royals now know Nick has two keys, but to what end? Who knows.
Renard finally finds out that Adalind is up to something with Nick, and sure enough the episode ends with her changing into a Juliet double. It’s creepy, but unoriginal. She’s already tried to get to Nick through Juliet.
Rosalee and Monroe, well Rosalee mostly is saddled with ominously voicing what everyone now knows – the wedding isn’t going to go well. Duh.