Grimm: Blood Magic
March 10, 2017 7:32 PM - Season 6, Episode 10 - Subscribe

A string of brutal deaths may be tied to an unlikely perpetrator found by Nick and Hank in a local nursing home...

...Meanwhile, Eve goes to Adalind to get answers that only a Hexenbiest can provide, and Renard confronts Nick about the mysterious symbols and tries to strike a deal.

"Nothing, they say, is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time of dying." - Thomas Paine

AV Club discussion points - Some late world-building produces a poignant if scattered Grimm

Den of Geek review - Grimm took on a weighty subject in a curious, not terribly effective way with "Blood Magic."
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total)
A stellar episode with depth and a real sense of feeling for the community, hope the ending 3 gives a good wrap to the series.
posted by Freedomboy at 9:36 PM on March 10, 2017

Yeah, I got a little teary at the Stantons' farewell. How much of that was a meta reaction to my pending farewell to the show, I don't know. Only 3 left? :-(
posted by oh yeah! at 7:34 AM on March 11, 2017

Only 3 left? :-(

That's it? Bummer. I guess we're not going to get the showdown between Nick and Co. and this fellow which felt inevitable last season.
posted by homunculus at 7:17 PM on March 11, 2017

The Wesen Connection
posted by homunculus at 7:21 PM on March 11, 2017 [4 favorites]

thanks for that video! I completely forgot Killer Frost Caitlin was a dragon Dämonfeuer!
posted by numaner at 9:02 AM on March 13, 2017 [2 favorites]

I enjoyed this one; it's been a while since Nick had to ponder an uneasy split between his sense of duty as a cop versus as a grimm, at least when there wasn't some sort of emergency nipping at his heels. Everyone had to think about the merits of the status quo and what to accept or reject and the costs thereof.
posted by phearlez at 12:02 PM on March 13, 2017

Yeah, this gave me all kinds of sad demented grandparent flashbacks. Can't say I enjoyed that feeling, but the show did it well.

(But again...this is how you're ending it? MotW?)
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:36 PM on March 23, 2017

on rewatch, yes, very much this:
it's been a while since Nick had to ponder an uneasy split between his sense of duty as a cop versus as a grimm
Sometimes it feels like the show spends more time doing gleeful monster-of-the-week references than worldbuilding, and the worldbuilding is often more interesting: how do the boundary interactions between the Wesen world and the normal world work? how does Nick, straddling both worlds, deal with that? and the answer is usually: the Wesen already have structures in place to police themselves.

In general it feels like the Wesen have a bit of a Prisoners' Dilemma going on: it's in their collective benefit to stay under the radar, but it can be individually rewarding to defect and reveal a woge: the carnival, the lake monster, etc etc. Black Claw is choosing chaos mode: what if everyone defects?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:29 AM on January 11, 2022

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