Grimm: Tree People
March 3, 2017 8:29 PM - Season 6, Episode 9 - Subscribe

A man claims his friend was consumed by a treelike figure; and the gang learn of Eve's disturbing mirror encounter, which leads everyone to take extra precautions. Meanwhile, Capt. Renard tries to determine what Diana was drawing.

"In the morning, glad, I see my foe outstretched beneath the tree." - William Blake

AV Club discussion points - Into the woods without delay, Grimm’s careful not to lose the way
posted by oh yeah! (5 comments total)
 
Heh - EW recap - Monroe makes it awkward by wondering if the mirror demon is after both Nick and Eve because they’re “deeply connected.” As she’s a stronger woman than I, Adalind restrains herself from grabbing him by the scruff to hiss, “You come into my home, where my children and I live with the Portland cop voted most likely to be mistaken for a Disney prince, and spew this nonsense while I’m in earshot?”

As the 5th-to-the-last episode of the series, a bit too much filler for my taste, especially Renard's scenes. It didn't matter so much that he was disjointed from the rest of the characters when Meissner's ghost was still around to bridge the gap, but there's nothing particularly interesting about watching him Skype with someone about the symbols when they're not saying anything we don't already know.

Wesen-Groot and the cannibal tree were good & creepy, though I'm not sure how I feel about the end reveal that the Kinoshimobe wasn't really dead after all.
posted by oh yeah! at 11:21 AM on March 4


I'm not sure how I feel about the end reveal that the Kinoshimobe wasn't really dead after all.

I saw that as kind of a sop to Monroe's "free-range kind of self-defense" concerns; without it you're left with the rather sour feeling that Nick pretty much straight-up murdered the Kinoshimobe. (And, presumably, also the Jubukko tree which needs the Kinoshimobe to feed it.)

There was a pleasing man-in-a-rubber-suit cheapness to the effects this week. I liked Rosalee's eyes-and-teeth grimoire, too.

there's nothing particularly interesting about watching him Skype with someone about the symbols

"I vould like to practice my English."
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 4:21 PM on March 4 [1 favorite]


Me and my wife were torn between making Groot and Ent jokes throughout this episode but I always like seeing the gang work a case. Not much for Adalind or Eve in this episode other than that uncomfortable gaffe by Monroe.

I like that the Groot/Ent is still alive, likely awaiting the next violator of the forest
posted by Ber at 10:49 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


"I sleep like a baby, and that tree right there is full of faces."

I heart Wu
posted by numaner at 6:43 PM on March 6


I'm still weirded out that going all "normal monster of the week" is how this show is going out after all this time.

Though while I appreciate Monroe's points, I dunno how you logic with the hungry tree monster.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:35 PM on March 23


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