Grimm: The Grimm Who Stole Christmas
December 5, 2014 7:24 PM - Season 4, Episode 7 - Subscribe

A series of bizarre home invasions results in strange wesen phenomena; Monroe has a Christmas surprise for Rosalee; Truble has a realization that impacts everyone.
posted by oh yeah! (12 comments total)
 
What will happen when Renard's mom finds Nick's mom? Please be a spinoff please be a spinoff please be a spinoff!
posted by Mogur at 5:56 AM on December 6, 2014


In the meantime, I've got some fanfic to write. :)
posted by Mogur at 5:57 AM on December 6, 2014


Probably the most convincing explanation for the existence of fruitcake that I've ever heard.
posted by mstokes650 at 11:51 AM on December 6, 2014 [5 favorites]


For some reason, buried deep within my childhood psyche is a deep love for what television does with Christmas. I've also got this deep affinity for lore of any kind. So, combining those two elements into a shadow culture explanation for fruitcake? Yeah, that's got me. Even if the scene in the trailer where the discover all the hows and whys had Monroe delivering dialogue that almost seemed ready made to antagonize nitpicking viewership.

I see that my instincts about the Scooby Gang of Grimm getting a bit too big bore out, though not at all as I'd expected. And that happened just in time for the Wu and Juliette storylines to pick back up independently. I wonder if there is some known math for how many intertwined plots can be maintained within a certain number of minutes. Because the monster of the week plot, for as much as I adored it, was pretty thin and fast.

Oh, and Adiland was missing entirely. Yeah, I do think there is a mathematical plot/character/screentime balancing act performed here week to week.

Anyway, this week was miles and miles ahead of last week, so that was a plus. Though I wonder if showing me the Christmas plot means there will be no new shows until the new year?
posted by SinisterPurpose at 12:27 PM on December 6, 2014


SinisterPurpose, there's a new episode next week per my Tivo.

The picture in the Grimm book of the stake & burn execution was pretty creepy. While I'm mostly confident that the show knows better than to kill off Monroe or Rosalee, I've seen too many female characters get 'fridged' not to be a little nervous for Rosalee.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:05 PM on December 6, 2014


Juliette started feeling weird while transformed into Adalind, so she probably didn't conceive then. Considering how magic works here, though, the kid would probably get some freaky Hexenbiest powers on top of the Grimm stuff.

Honestly, with all the babies this show could potentially have, they could just put off the mythology stuff entirely and save it for a sequel series in twenty years with Diana and the Burkhardt-Silverton and Calvert-Monroe (and Porter-Rubel???) kids and their weirdo powers. There's not a pressing reason to put mythology in this show, but there is a baby with super special awesome superpowers who really shouldn't become an interesting character for years, and who could be involved in really deep lore stuff. Grimm Babies plz!
posted by Small Dollar at 11:43 PM on December 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Or it might have just been transformation-related pain, I don't really know my fictional magic-affected early pregnancy symptoms.
posted by Small Dollar at 12:02 AM on December 7, 2014


I've seen too many female characters get 'fridged' not to be a little nervous for Rosalee.

There will be some major rage-quit table-flippin' happening around my place if anything like that goes down, I tell you what.

I have to admit that for all that I'm ambivalent about Juliette, I was a little nervous that Juliette wasn't going to survive restoring Nick's powers, and I'm glad they didn't go there.


I thought the episode did a nice job of wrapping up the Trubel & Josh stories. Undoubtedly a temporary wrap up - I'm sure Trubel will come roaring back to Portland like a hurricane sooner or later. And I agree that now there's some room and time for the Wu plot to pick up speed.
posted by soundguy99 at 5:37 PM on December 7, 2014


I've seen too many female characters get 'fridged' not to be a little nervous for Rosalee.

There will be some major rage-quit table-flippin' happening around my place if anything like that goes down, I tell you what.


Yeah, that would be seriously fucked up.
posted by homunculus at 12:18 PM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


I thought the episode did a nice job of wrapping up the Trubel & Josh stories.

I got a vibe from Josh that he's up to no good - somehow in league with dark forces, or it's not really him, or something.
posted by Rat Spatula at 1:55 PM on December 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


I agree that Josh has felt kind of "off" these last couple of episodes. He seems to have very suddenly developed some enthusiasm for and interest in actively being a Grimm.
posted by soundguy99 at 3:07 PM on December 8, 2014


Yeah, I'm definitely wondering if he got caught by the baddies, as opposed to actually escaping. Showing him the trailer definitely set my spidey-sense tingling.
posted by mstokes650 at 4:20 PM on December 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


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