Grimm: The Son Also Rises
February 24, 2017 8:40 PM - Season 6, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Deadly attacks on scientists lead Nick, Hank, and Wu on an investigation unlike any they have had before....

...Meanwhile, as the research continues into the origins of the cloth, Monroe and Rosalee learn that Eve is feeling the aftereffects of the death grip. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard reaches out to an old friend to get answers to the origins of the symbols drawn by Diana.

"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes for happiness." - Mary Wollstonecraft

AV Club discussion points - A legendary monster story gets the Grimm treatment, as we go full Wesenstein

Tell-Tale TV review - On Grimm Season 6 Episode 8, “The Son Also Rises,” the case of the week takes up the majority of the hour, unfortunately. It’s not surprising, but it’s still disappointing. It’s not like there are a wealth of mysteries and side storylines to explore.
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I didn't think the case-of-the-week stuff wasted as much time as the Tell-Tale TV reviewer did -- Monroe's pregnancy anxiety dream was pretty cute. As much as I find Nick & Adalind's chemistry to be undeniable, I've never been able to get onboard with the idea of them having fallen in love, and am still Team Nick/Juliette at heart, so, I liked the flashbacks and hospital vigil. I don't hang much hope on it actually becoming the endgame, since it seems like someone is doomed to fall to the death grip, but time will tell.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:41 AM on February 26, 2017

like someone is doomed to fall to the death grip

...and then, Persephone-like, to be rescued?
posted by amtho at 8:11 PM on February 26, 2017

Oof, the Hank and Wu scenes were so hammy; like they both turned up their comedy quirks to 11.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:46 PM on February 26, 2017

I have come around on the Nick/Adalind thing, if for no other reason than this is actually a somewhat interesting thing to hang a triangle on. She'd done awful things to him but has reformed/been changed for the better. Juliette was good to him - better than he deserved a lot of times - but was changed for the worse and did what I think can be said to be worse things. In the realm of reasons to break up with someone for good, decapitating your mom and pulling a Se7en on you has to be top five.

But if you can forgive/get past what Adalind did as part of a life of being awful, why wouldn't you be able to look past what Juliette did as a result of changes that only happened to her because of her association with you? Her helping you. I think it's interesting, though I'm a little irked at this hinting about the new Julie-eve and not clarifying - or at least any of the rest of the gang being curious! - exactly Who she is now.
posted by phearlez at 2:37 PM on February 27, 2017

Hell if I know what to make of Adalind vs. Juliette/eve at this point.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:31 AM on March 6, 2017

On rewatch: Dr Shelley, eh? Doctor Victor Shelley. I see what you did there.

And dear God Nick & Hank, don't let the creepy-ass corpse-selling mortician off the hook with just a don't-do-it-again finger-wag. No. What he did is Not OK.

Kind of an undercurrent there that well, the corpses were criminals so that's not so bad? I got a similar no-big-loss vibe from the Ossifrage episode, in which his victims were mostly low-lifes. Sometimes the show needs more of Monroe's righteous morality.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:04 AM on December 19, 2021

Nick & Hank

was actually Wu & Hank I think but still.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 6:41 AM on December 19, 2021

still following along as I do my watch-through years later (and glad to have this thread as my tour guide)...
just noting for any unfamiliar with her that Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of the epigram (and is awesome in her own right), is the mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.... and hence the name of the main villain (?), Victor Shelley... not particularly subtle but still amusing.
posted by martin q blank at 6:06 AM on September 11, 2023

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