Grimm: The Grimm Identity
October 30, 2015 7:16 PM - Season 5, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Nick must look inside himself and decide who he wants to be while also dealing with fathering a child with Adalind.

*Adalind has the baby.
*Agent Chavez is revealed (to us but not Nick) to be working with Meisner, the Resistance member.
posted by oh yeah! (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Juliet's really dead? I wonder how he's going to explain that to the muggles. Chavez too? Aww, too soon. And Nick must reek, he probably hasn't had a shower for days.

I can't remember, do they know Adalind's daughter is with the resistance and the king is dead? I don't think they do.

I enjoy it when they semi-break the fourth wall. All these events happening in a matter of days, and the characters themselves point out how crazy that is. It's little comic touches like that which keep me watching.
posted by beowulf573 at 6:24 AM on October 31, 2015

Juliet's really dead?

Is she, though? The AV Club recapper seemed to think her death was now permanent, but, I feel like the show can bring her back any time they feel like it since there's no body left anymore. And who/what was screeching at Chavez & Meisner from the cell?

I can't remember, do they know Adalind's daughter is with the resistance and the king is dead? I don't think they do.

No, they don't know yet.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:43 AM on October 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yep, that's a thought I had, it was Juliet in the dark cell. I can't tell, the writers seem to have a wicked sense of humor and like messing with the viewers. I still remember the quote at the end of season 2, "Oh come on you knew it was coming".

She might be dead and gone or they might be messing with us. "The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last."

Still disappointed Chavez is dead so quickly.
posted by beowulf573 at 5:27 PM on October 31, 2015

"War is coming". Or whatever it was she said.

Unbelievably good cheesy end-note there, with the claw coming down on the night-lit downtown Portland, leaving rather 80s tears in the screen, breaking the fourth wall.

Boy they love using Mousy Guy as comic relief don't they?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:02 PM on October 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

For a moment, when there were complications with Adalind's pregnancy, I was wondering if they were going for record and stuffing three women in Nick's refrigerator at once.

This show is starting to feel like a modern Dark Shadows.
posted by charred husk at 6:58 AM on November 2, 2015

"and my Mom's head!"
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 8:02 AM on November 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

Boy they love using Mousy Guy as comic relief don't they?

Technically he's a Beaver Guy.
posted by homunculus at 12:39 PM on November 2, 2015

That was one weird episode. Felt like it was on some kind of LSD trip for most of it.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:23 PM on November 2, 2015

I feel like this whole season is going to be an LSD trip.

I don't wanna believe Juliette is dead, but I felt like it was headed that way after they showed her sexing up everyone, including Renard. Can't have the main female lead open her legs and live! Yay hollywood.

The fight scene weren't very well lit, what species were they fighting near the end?

Also, "and my mom's head!"
posted by numaner at 12:37 PM on November 3, 2015

I'll have to remember to include the opening quote in the posts - this Grimm podcast sourced this week's "It is not light that we need, but fire" to an 1852 speech by Frederick Douglass, in Rochester NY on the 4th of July, and, wow, is it powerful. I don't know how/if it foreshadows the 'war is coming' plot, but I'm glad to have read it, check it out:

Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? And am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits, and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation's ear, I would today pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be denounced.

What to the American slave is your Fourth of July? I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mock; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy - a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.

posted by oh yeah! at 6:32 PM on November 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

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