Grimm: Marechaussee
February 6, 2015 7:05 PM - Season 4, Episode 12 - Subscribe

A series of murders lead Nick and Hank to a mysterious bounty hunter and the wesen council; Juliette receives disturbing news during a meeting with Henrietta; Victor and Adalind arrive in Portland.
posted by oh yeah! (16 comments total)
 
With a special appearance by Henry, Bitsie Tulloch's French Bulldog!

I'm really liking that Wu has a better grasp on the types of Wesen than the guy who's been at this for four years now. Apply yourself, Nick! I also hope we see more of those bureaucrats, they seem like nice guys when they're not facilitating assassinations.
posted by Small Dollar at 9:34 PM on February 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


My first thought was that they were replacing the trailer with Wu.

Juliette is now officially awesome. I hope all the being fucked with my magic and doing it with a Grimm is what made her super powerful.
posted by provoliminal at 9:44 PM on February 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked that Wu actually went oh hey, great resource to use. It's a nice spin on the human made aware - hank handles it at arms length and Nick is sort of a terrible Grimm in denial, while Wu is just practical. Wu and Rosalee would kick ass together while the heroes are trying to decide what weapon to use.

The last scene with Juliette accepting the danger she's in by being Nick's fiancée and seeing her power as an answer not a problem was very nicely underplayed. She seemed just a little taller and stronger.
posted by viggorlijah at 6:44 AM on February 7, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm not on board the 'Juliette is awesome' train yet, only because I'm so frustrated by her keeping the secret from Nick for another episode. I guess turnabout is fair play considering how long he kept his abilities secret from her, but still. The contrast between seeing Monroe & Rosalie so happily in synch with each other (Rosalie wordlessly passing him the bag from offscreen as he begins patting all of his pockets looking for the phone) and seeing Nick & Juliette still with no clue about what is going on with each other. Part of me wonders if the writers have given up on trying to make their relationship work and are going to turn Juliette into the next Big Bad.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:02 AM on February 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


I have to say, I would suffer any amount of hexenbiest-face for the ability to summon the salt shaker from afar with my brain.
posted by kythuen at 4:06 PM on February 7, 2015 [4 favorites]


Reading this post brought into focus something that I'd already been reflecting on about Juliette's character: when was the last time anyone thanked her for all the support, smarts, and not-freaking-out she's done since day one? I'm wondering if the hexenbeast power is some kind of primal female anger thing, and her level of power reflects the amount of sacrifice she's made and the various awful things she's _voluntarily_ undergone - essentially, her will.
posted by amtho at 4:15 PM on February 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like it, since being a witch is really taking all of men's fear of women and turning it back on them.
posted by provoliminal at 7:47 PM on February 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


Isn't Captain Renard also a hexenbeast? It seems the power is more to the female side though as he's not shown any magical abilities so far.
posted by viggorlijah at 8:14 PM on February 7, 2015


Renard doesn't seem to practice much, does he? Good question. Though he and his mom prove that hexenbiests aren't all bad.

That was the happiest dog you've ever seen in a Cone of Shame.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:30 PM on February 7, 2015


Aw, nice, NBC announced that Grimm is renewed for season 5.

Since I still have no idea what kind of wesen the Royals are, maybe since Reynard is a bastard Royal he's not a full-strength hexenbiest?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:59 AM on February 8, 2015


We haven't seen any of the 'legitimate' royals show any volge (sp?) at all. Could be because they can't, or could be because they think it's tacky.
posted by Mogur at 6:10 AM on February 8, 2015


Well, according to the Grimm wiki, the Royal families are regular humans. What that is based on, I'm not sure, maybe the comics? But if that is confirmed to be the case, then the Royal houses are apparently powerful human families that have been aware of, and used their knowledge on, Wesen for centuries.
posted by insert.witticism.here at 12:23 PM on February 8, 2015


I guess I'm willing to grant that Nick was just so relieved that Juliette was alive that he didn't really question the scene he walked in on... but if it happens again, he'd better ask about it.

I did think it was a bit sloppy that Juliette couldn't Hex Up in front of Henrietta, when the last scene of the previous episode had her doing exactly that to Reynard.
posted by Rat Spatula at 5:10 PM on February 9, 2015


Isn't Captain Renard also a hexenbeast?

Technically he's a half-Zauberbiest.
posted by homunculus at 5:53 PM on February 9, 2015


With a special appearance by Henry, Bitsie Tulloch's French Bulldog!

We Talk to Bitsie Tulloch from "Grimm" About Her Dog, Henry
posted by homunculus at 5:56 PM on February 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


Well, according to the Grimm wiki, the Royal families are regular humans. What that is based on, I'm not sure, maybe the comics?

Eh . . . *shrug*; if you look at the Grimm wiki article about "human", it does contain the phrase "yet to be proven otherwise" - IOW a character is not confirmed Wesen until we see 'em woge. Could be we've just yet to see any Royals woge.

And besides, it's a wiki, which means anyone can edit; fans can be smart about stuff and have all sorts of sources, but it's not like everything on the wiki is guaranteed straight from an NBC executive's desk. IMO it's fine to use a reference for spelling or episode plots - I'll keep a large grain of salt handy for wiki-conclusions about Wesen social structure & culture & etc.
posted by soundguy99 at 9:24 PM on February 9, 2015


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