Grimm: Wesen Nacht
December 11, 2015 7:50 PM - Season 5, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Nick and Hank investigate a wave of vandalism that results in a local business owner's death and the kidnapping of a friend of Monroe and Rosalee; Trubel tells Nick and Adalind what she's been up to.

"Awake, arise, or be forever fall'n." - John Milton, Paradise Lost
posted by oh yeah! (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
When I saw that telekinetic hand gesture, I thought it was going to be a magically-grown-up Diana for a second, I am kind of delighted that Juliette is back instead. I know it means we're probably going to get some kind of angst triangle when the show comes back, but I'm still glad she's not dead. Bitsie Tulloch's twitter is adorable right now.

(And, as a fan of Cougar Town and The Closer, happy to see Bob Clendenin again. And amazed that his imdb page doesn't include any Whedonverse credits. How is it possible he never guested on Buffy or Angel?)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:15 PM on December 11, 2015


aaaaahhhhhhh JULIET

Ok, I know I said some shit about how brave the show would be to leave her dead permanently but the fanboy in me is so freaking ecstatic!

But yes, I wonder how the "triangle" will play out. Maybe this is why they've held off on having Nick and Adaline be more romantic towards each other? Like they don't wanna go there and make it too dramatic when they bring Juliet back?

I didn't wanna watch the preview, but caught a bit of it and saw Juliet being out of the shadows. Feels so WEIRD.
posted by numaner at 8:23 PM on December 11, 2015


There was so much stuff in this episode that I really enjoyed.

Thoughts, in no particular order:
-I liked that yes, there are woges so gross that even other Wesen are like, dude, no, stop that.
-Was this the first time Wu ever saw Capt. Renard woge? He's definitely, uh, not used to it, anyways.
-Speaking of the good captain, I am still waiting for this mayoral-endorsement subplot to go anywhere at all, but that scene of him filming the political ad was still cute. New love interest in the ad director, perhaps?
-I <3 Bud 4eva.
-I like that they have (so far) resisted going anywhere overtly romantic with Adalind/Nick, and that Adalind is not really grooving on the idea...but I also loved Trubel's "yeah, right" eyeroll when Adalind protested that she wasn't sleeping with Nick. The whole situation feels authentically, humanly awkward.
-Also, Trubel being all "check out my sweet bike" like Nick is her big brother she wants to impress with her badass spy gadgetry was adorable as well.
-I mean, I totally called it but I am still happy and excited to see Juliette come back, especially as a telekinetic badass.
-But what is up with that hair/wig? Is she pulling a Dark Swan, or what now?
posted by mstokes650 at 9:32 PM on December 11, 2015 [2 favorites]


I was so relieved they didn't magically age up Diana any more than they already have.
posted by Small Dollar at 9:42 PM on December 11, 2015


I enjoyed the episode and will refrain from gloating about being right about Juliette having been tranq crossbowed, not killed. But I feel like there should have at least been some bit of Adelind bringing up the fact that we know her buddy as resistance, not some sort of secret society.

How Nick did not make some sort of Jame Bond crack about that bike is beyond me. And Trubel knows that the royals don't have Adelind's daughter, and presumably she's still with this new org. An org willing to use violent brainwashing techniques, albeit on fairly unpleasant mom-decapitating who needed some sort of attitude adjustment.

So when this inevitably comes up, both Adelind and Reynard have a person connection with Meisner who will have been willingly keeping their daughter from them.
posted by phearlez at 7:31 AM on December 13, 2015


And Trubel knows that the royals don't have Adelind's daughter, and presumably she's still with this new org. An org willing to use violent brainwashing techniques, albeit on fairly unpleasant mom-decapitating who needed some sort of attitude adjustment.

So when this inevitably comes up, both Adelind and Reynard have a person connection with Meisner who will have been willingly keeping their daughter from them.


But Meisner told Renard the other week that Diana is with Victor, that Victor made a deal with the Resistance to get her in exchange for helping to assassinate the King, no? I think it's Renard who's going to be in trouble with Adalind more than Meisner when the truth comes out. Trubel's going to be in trouble for lying to Nick about Juliette though.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:56 AM on December 13, 2015


Does Trubel know about Juliette, though? She hesitated and looked kind of shifty when Nick asked what HW did with Juliette's body, but I don't know if that means Trubel actually knows that Juliette's now an HW operative. It sure seems like Hadrian's Wall keeps their assassins locked away in solitary when they're not on missions, and only hands out info to them when absolutely necessary, so it's plausible that Trubel's still in the dark about what Juliette's become.

Meisner definitely knows, though. And I've totally lost track of where when and how Meisner is/was Resistance, Hadrian's Wall, working for the royals, possibly acting on his own.
posted by soundguy99 at 7:01 PM on December 13, 2015


Meisner, before we saw him working with Chavez, was previously seen throwing the King out of the helicopter with Diana. Also, until then he was portrayed to be working with the resistance from inside the royals, as a spy. He does seem to have his own convictions, but right now he seems to be all for HW. And we don't know what relationship HW has with the resistance, or if they are the resistance.

I think the whole act with Trubel is hide HW's true agenda, even though right now they're aligned with Nick in stopping .. The Claw (or Occultatum Libera, or Wesen Uprising, whatevs). We saw her let out by Meisner looking as beat up as she did when she arrived at Nick's, and she still hasn't explained to him how she found his new place (did he leave her a message and I forgot?). The beat-up story is of course so Nick wouldn't be suspicious, but she probably wasn't planning on getting trapped in a Wesen-run hospital (BTW, after last episode, you'd think Nick would have some kind of plan to clear out the bad Wesen from that place instead of having more people sent there, like Xavier), thus being so surprised at learning she's been out for 25 hours, and that Meisner had to make an appearance to rescue her. Of course I could be completely wrong and there was a huge time gap between when Meisner let Trubel out of her room and when she showed up at Nick.

And she probably has been working with them since Chavez made contact, and was all prepared to tranquilized and bring Juliette to them.

What I'm slightly confused about are the dates in her fake passport. They go back to as far as 2008 (IIRC). Although since it's all fake, those could've been faked too, except for the more recent ones that matches with Trubel's story about going around the world fighting The Claw. But at this point I dunno what to believe...
posted by numaner at 7:14 AM on December 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


When Trubel was showing Nike her bike, she explained that it's fancy computer can track any cell phone. Which is how she found him.
posted by zinon at 4:37 AM on December 15, 2015


oh right, I forgot about that tidbit... but I'm still wondering about her true story with HW.
posted by numaner at 10:47 AM on December 15, 2015


This whole season has really left a bad taste in my mouth. The forced closeness of Nick and Adalind was so eye-rollingly bad that it was torture to sit through each episode. The abrupt drop of the whole Royals storyline and shift to this new HW thing was a little jarring and kinda lame. Their symbol that everyone seems so baffled by is a claw mark? Really? And the last straw - the return of Juliette. I think I'm truly done with the show.
posted by MsVader at 9:17 AM on January 20, 2016


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