Grimm: El Cuegle
January 28, 2017 5:34 AM - Season 6, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Nick, Hank and Wu investigate a terrifying clairvoyant Wesen who has eyes set on terrorizing a young family....

.... Capt. Renard is left reeling from the appearance of an unexpected guest; Diana has some interesting news for Monroe and Rosalee; and Eve returns to the catacombs beneath Nick's loft to search for answers to her bizarre visions and side effects from being healed by the mysterious stick.

"Foretold our fate, by the gods' decree, all heard and none believed the prophecy."

AV Club recap - An Amber Alert case is a green light for Grimm to get back to formula

Tell-Tale TV review - On Grimm Season 6 Episode, “El Cuegle,” we’re back to the Wesen of the week, unfortunately.

Den of Geek - Grimm asks one of those age old questions about what to do about the past when you know someone's future.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
I often prefer the Wesen of the Week formula to the longer arcs on this show. I never cared about the Royals and it feels like the writers don't know where they want to go with the Black Claw story.

There are some wesen from the diaries I hope we finally get to see, like Bhari Kadama, Empousai, Sairento Shi (ninjas!) and Trasque.

And some kind of chameleon-like wesen is overdue.
posted by homunculus at 9:25 PM on January 28, 2017

Will they give Rosalee a supernaturally-speedy pregnancy or something? They can't put Chekov's uterus on the mantle like that and not use it before the finale, gaah! (Maybe it'll just be something cute like she's having Blutbad & Fuchsbau fraternal twins instead of one Blutbad/Fuchsbau hybrid?)

I didn't mind the return to procedural much, the scene of Renard trying to be all captain-y again to Nick, Hank, and Wu was pretty amusing, and I'm enjoying Meissner the Sassy Ghost.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:27 AM on January 29, 2017

Is it my imagination, or has Meissner lost a lot of his European accent? I thought he sounded almost American at times. If I'm right, this could be a clue...
posted by Mogur at 4:12 PM on January 29, 2017

Mogur, I hadn't really noticed it, but the AV Club agrees with you -- "(Death has apparently played with his voice too, as his accent work this episode is hilariously inconsistent.)"
posted by oh yeah! at 4:35 PM on January 29, 2017

well he's a figment of Renard, so perhaps Renard can't do the accent in his head?
posted by numaner at 9:46 AM on January 31, 2017

Is Rosalee gonna have some kind of wolf/fox puppies? Because ew. Though I guess Diana may make a great OB/GYN someday :P I think the kid playing her is freaking marvelous. Beautiful, semi-innocent, creepy. Also LOL'd at Renard's reaction to her talking about Nick and then Diana being all, "mom said you'd say that."

I was unthrilled that they are doing Monster of the Week at this late date in the show's run with an end date going on. Sigh. On the other hand, the case was interesting. I don't know why the hell the guy had to have an unnecessary third arm (or why he cared if the killer baby he was going to eat was sick), but I'm intrigued by these Dead Zone sort of premises. I liked how the police quietly took the mom seriously even as the husband (what an ass) kept screaming that she was insane over and over again. No wonder that marriage would end. But yeah, even if they do believe the Cuegle, it's not like they can just like, ethically leave him be to eat the baby, nor can they explain that to the mother.

I seriously wonder if the way to solve this baby issue would be to oh, get rid of Dad instead, since it sounds like he ruins everything for everybody. Maybe there's another way to fend off baby serial killer, a la Babylon 5's "Lost Tales." Maybe a nice secret adoption?

Nick's "What, no medals?" is the most snark I've ever heard out of the guy. Go Nick! Being funny! Who knew you had it in you?
posted by jenfullmoon at 3:38 PM on January 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

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