Grimm: Good to the Bone
April 23, 2016 6:57 AM - Season 5, Episode 18 - Subscribe

The discovery of a dead man's body that doesn't have any bones leads Nick and Hank to a gruesome family arrangement.

“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.” - Act III, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

*Hank has a date with Zuri, the Yaguaraté physical therapist from S3 episode 10.
*Wu goes full lycanthrope, unwitnessed by Team Grimm.
*Renard and Black Claw abduct Adalind for her reunion with Diana.
posted by oh yeah! (13 comments total)
Some impressively gruesome effects in this episode - the sight and sound of the truck running over victim #1 had me looking away from the screen, and the floppy boneless bodies were very icky. I don't think I could take it if the show was non-stop horror, but, that was a good one.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:22 AM on April 23, 2016 [2 favorites]

Poor dude, stuck murdering people to feed his aging parents...definite contender for "most tragic Wesen" in my book.

Nice to see Hank getting to have a love life, or really a life, period.

Other than that, well, things keep moving along. I am still a bit confused about Diana's trajectory, here; she wound up with the resistance after the helicopter incident, but what happened to the Resistance, anyhow? I'm theorizing that maybe with so many Royals dead, the Resistance fractured, some went Black Claw and some went HW. We'll see, I guess (assuming the writers have even thought it through that far).
posted by mstokes650 at 11:37 AM on April 23, 2016 [2 favorites]

Black Claw murdered the Resistance agents that were watching Diana - that's what Eve was reacting to on the computer/tv screens at the end.
posted by oh yeah! at 11:46 AM on April 23, 2016

I like the remarks at the AV Club review:

"Eve pays a visit to the spice shop to get Rosalee’s take on what’s going on with Nick and Adalind, and Rosalee comments under her breath that her reactions seem very Juliette. No, Grimm. Don’t go there. You’ve made your creepy wig-wearing bed, keep lying in it.
“I was hoping you’d love pinot noir, because that’s what I got.” I wonder if Titus-style double entendre was intended with this.
“What do you want to do about Monroe?” “Well, he’s not coming in our car.” Dick move, you guys."
“He’d have wanted it this way. You go first. But leave some for me!”

posted by jenfullmoon at 12:31 PM on April 23, 2016 [2 favorites]

They ate the bones?!

This was all I could think about the entire episode.
posted by Small Dollar at 3:13 PM on April 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

Congrats to the various effect specialists. My dude pointed out "it's just latex", but it's latex like you've never seen before. Incredible. Now please never do anything grosser or more disturbing than this. Geez.

Hank's new love interest: Black Claw or not Black Claw? I'm hoping nope.
posted by amtho at 6:10 PM on April 23, 2016

I hope not too, it'd be nice to see Hank in a relationship, especially with a wesen. It's bad enough that Hank is not, in fact, a Griffin.
posted by homunculus at 12:52 PM on April 24, 2016

I'm thinking she's a with Black Claw, because it seemed pretty suspicious how she changed her mind about them and how pushy she was trying to get a date. She was very adamant about not getting with a Kehrseite last time we few saw her.
posted by numaner at 1:27 PM on April 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Either that or all the wesen dudes she's tried dating in the meantime were total shite.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:28 PM on April 25, 2016

hey, that's why my first girlfriend decided to try dating an Asian guy, so... it could happen.
posted by numaner at 9:44 AM on April 26, 2016

Barbatus Ossifrage
posted by homunculus at 9:46 PM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

This one was pleasingly gross; they got a lot of mileage from that latex, most memorably Wu Stretch-Armstronging the arm and hand to collect fingerprints.

I'm not particularly happy about Wu yet again being the victim of Bad Wesen-ey Shit Happening To Him; and why is he hiding it from Nick & co who are surely the only people who can (a) comprehend it and (b) help?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:08 PM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

On rewatch: really quite viscerally did not like this episode this time around! Gross and sour; Team Grimm takes the "he's not technically murdering them" line but look: the Ossifrage is torturing his victims by running them over repeatedly and then sucking their bones out while they're still alive and no, this is NOT OKAY.

And what happens to the Ossifrage's parents now? Again Team Grimm seem oddly unconcerned.

All the Hank/Zuri scenes felt very stilted; is this simply bad acting or are we supposed to feel a little unconvinced by the sudden rekindling?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:43 AM on December 12, 2021

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