Grimm: Headache
May 8, 2015 7:17 PM - Season 4, Episode 21 - Subscribe

As Hank and Nick get close to identifying vicious serial killer, Wu's life is put into jeopardy; Juliette furthers her alliance with Kenneth as she pursues revenge; Trubel returns to Portland.

*Team Grimm figures out Renard's possession by Jack, and cast him out with Spice Shop potions and subterfuge.
*Juliette has some flashbacks to happier times with Nick, but continues on the full-evil road - has sex with Kenneth in her & Nick's bed, lets Kelly walk into the Verat ambush.
*Kenneth and Juliette drive off with (not so) little Diana.
*Nick's Mom is dead for real this time.
posted by oh yeah! (12 comments total)
Nick's Mom is dead for real this time.

And it looked like they couldn't get Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio back: we only saw Kelly in flashback, from behind, or as a (rather unconvincing) waxwork head.

I thought The Child was going to dispatch the ambushers: I think we saw that The Baby had major powers back when Adelind was on the run from the Verat.

They love making Renard take his shirt off. Poor Wu didn't stand a chance; he's a foot shorter than Renard, and the guy is jacked.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:19 PM on May 8, 2015

And it looked like they couldn't get Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio back: we only saw Kelly in flashback, from behind, or as a (rather unconvincing) waxwork head.

Much like Victor getting shuffled out of the hotel.

Not sure how I feel about Kelly's death. I did like Juliette's slow walk as the offscreen fight went on, and I thought Nick's reaction to seeing Kelly was gut-wrenching. But it was a pretty ignominious end for such a previously badass character, and relied too much on people carrying the stupid stick - that she would just come running with zero info from Juliette without doing some kind of recon of her own is hard to believe. And why wouldn't Trubel have just called Nick on the phone after she killed the Hundjäger to tell him to come home? There was no reason for her to know everyone would be at the spice shop that late at night, Nick might have been out working and Rosalee & Monroe might have been home.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:29 AM on May 9, 2015

There were some really good lines from Adalind, Wu, and Rosalee in this ep. Rosalee saying the captain should be shot for real, Wu asking if the Jack was okay with being under house arrest, and Adalind explaining to Nick that in order for the potion to have worked, they would have needed to get Juliette to drink it.

The reveal of Tru make me laugh but I'm not sure that's what the writers intended. The figure couldn't have been anyone else except Tru so the music and close-up on the "big reveal" was just hilarious.

Every time Renard pulled his shirt open I was expecting a big S. He even does the two-handed Superman pull. To be fair, it is a nice chest.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:37 AM on May 9, 2015

Wow, I did not expect them to go that far, with either Kelly or Juliette. It's nice to see Trubel again, but after last week's preview I was hoping she'd get a chance to meet Kelly.
posted by homunculus at 9:46 AM on May 9, 2015

I'm glad the whole Reynard's-bullethole-stigmata storyline is wrapped up; that dragged out for way too many episodes.

Is Juliet beyond the point of no return now? My prediction for next week: big showdown, Rosalie and/or Monroe and/or Hank are put into jeopardy yet again, Nick is unable to kill Juliet, Trubel gets it done.

(Nick's a softer, gentler we-must-understand-the-wesen Grimm; Trubel's more of an old-school head-lopper.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:43 AM on May 9, 2015

The figure couldn't have been anyone else except Tru

posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:45 AM on May 9, 2015

Juliet might be redeemed (I really hope not). The flashbacks could be a sign of her conscience reasserting itself. And of course there's the little girl now and Juliet's weird and instant protectiveness of her. Women and their immutable, ubiquitous maternal instincts, amirite? *Rolls eyes* I wouldn't be surprised if she broke with the Royals over the kid.

I feel a lot of these problems could have been avoided by putting Hexenbiests on the pill.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 12:13 PM on May 9, 2015

Yeah, I got the impression that Juliet's conscience rebooted once she had the kid, because motherhood.
posted by Rat Spatula at 3:48 PM on May 9, 2015

I was expecting a double cross or a fake out with Nick's mom, nope they went all out.

My wife was annoyed with my shouting, "What's in the box?" In my best (or worst) Brad Pitt because I had a feeling what was coming.

I was skeptical but maybe Adalind is on team Grimm next season.
posted by beowulf573 at 9:59 PM on May 9, 2015

What about the coins Nick's mom was carrying? Did she finally find a hiding place?

What about the keys? Weren't they hidden in the trailer?

Now we have another dead Hexbiest killed by Jack, does this mean they can make another back of the suppressant? If Juliet has a change of heart, they suppress her dark side, and all is well, I'll be very annoyed. Neighbors were killed, and his mother!
posted by beowulf573 at 8:49 AM on May 10, 2015

I agree, I think the show's setting up Juliette as a Major Bad for at least the first half of next season. The abandoned kid made her a little uncomfortable, but I think it'll be a while before she decisively breaks with the Royals. I think Adalind's too narcissistic to become a full-fledged "member" of Team Grimm (plus history and babby on the way), but a temporary alliance is possible.

I wonder if they're gonna pick up the "keys" plot and/or have Nick (& Trubel?) actively go after the Royals, maybe take the show out of Portland & "police procedural" territory for a while.
posted by soundguy99 at 8:29 PM on May 11, 2015

And it looked like they couldn't get Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio back

More likely they just weren't willing to pay for her. Ditto with Denisof. Though I think we got MEM in a flashback which is usually a sign you're going to see the actor in the episode. Is there a union minimum for a dummy head?
posted by phearlez at 10:06 AM on May 14, 2015

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