Grimm: Inugami
April 16, 2016 9:26 AM - Season 5, Episode 17 - Subscribe

A severed head found under a bridge leads to a Wesen practicing an ancient tradition; Adalind goes back to her old law firm; Monroe & Rosalee explore the tunnels

"Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice." - Samuel Johnson

*Wu continues to be affected by the lycanthrope's scratch.
*Rosalee comes clean to Nick & Monroe about the return of Adalind's hexenbiest abilities.
*Eve tells Nick about Renard's working with Black Claw, and delivers a warning to Adalind.
*Rachel presents Renard with a surprise Diana.
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total)
I don't know, it's been a lousy week for Asian representation in the media, what with the release of the horrible Dr. Strange trailer, and the first image from Ghost in the Machine along with the news that they'd actually done CGI-testing on doing digital yellowface. Seems like this was the flip-side, having Asian actors/characters but going with the old tropes of samurai honor.

Not a great episode for any character - not terrible, just, perfunctory?
posted by oh yeah! at 8:14 AM on April 17, 2016

Yep, just a "gradually moving the pieces into place" episode, nothing spectacular, just keeping things going.

I will say, though, that they've now spent a lot of time on the "secret tunnels under Nick's new place" plotline, and I have absolutely no idea where they're going with it.
posted by mstokes650 at 10:51 AM on April 17, 2016

Yeah, doesn't sound like anyone had much to say here.

* Eve's post-coital reveal to Nick was...uncomfortably funny.
* Sure, we all know Adalind's back to normal, so....
* Oh, of course, a law firm is totes kewl with having an infant around the office!
* Monrosalee crawling around in the tunnels was adorable.
* Since when does Eve care about anyone hurting Nick?
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:20 AM on April 17, 2016

I think maybe she cares more about Nick's usefulness to HW than what he means to her.

The trope is specific to Japanese representation in Hollywood, I'm not surprised. At least they made the lore of Inugami more honorable than what it actually is.

I'm super curious about the tunnel plot now. Arg it's going to take forever to reveal!
posted by numaner at 7:05 AM on April 18, 2016

Oh, of course, a law firm is totes kewl with having an infant around the office!

It's borderline fan-wank, but I simply interpreted it that the job was very much not standard lawyering, given the in that capacity about her being hexen, so the tasks are perhaps pretty weird time-wise. Or perhaps if you need specific-flavor vesen employees who are also members of the bar you have no choice but to make on-site nanny service part of the benefits package?
posted by phearlez at 2:01 PM on April 18, 2016

I'm sure they employ some type of vesen that makes daycare a breeze.
posted by numaner at 6:14 AM on April 19, 2016

Interestingly, as I was doing my taxes last night (shut up, procrastination is totally a sensible life strategy) there was a very prominent question about whether your employer provides on-site child/infant care (as opposed to simply hosting a day care facility on premises, as larger operations like the NSF down the street from me does). So clearly this is more of a thing than I'da thought.
posted by phearlez at 7:20 AM on April 19, 2016

Looks like Wu's "bitten by werewolf" thing is more than a fake-out . . . . .
posted by soundguy99 at 10:48 AM on April 27, 2016


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