Grimm: The End
March 31, 2017 7:19 PM - Season 6, Episode 13 - Subscribe

In the series finale, Nick must look to his ancestors for strength to save the world from a terrifying end as he faces off against a seemingly unbeatable foe.
posted by oh yeah! (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Well, I'm glad they went with the happy ending, though it was a frustrating journey to get there. I couldn't enjoy/appreciate Giuntoli's (or anyone else's, really) acting, because each death just made me emotionally nope out further. Was this going to be another retroactively show-killing finale? I think it wasn't until they got to the Monrosalee death that I knew they were going to have to find a way to hit the magic reset button. The final tag was a bit too Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallows-epilogue-esque, but overall I'm just relieved that the writers didn't get kill-happy in the name of amping up the drama. And seeing Aunt Marie and Mama Kelly again was a pleasant surprise.

Went poking around the cast's twitter feeds, and see that Sasha Roiz is plugging a "Shirtless Rage" t-shirt for charity - limited time offer ending April 10th. Might have to get one as a memento.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:22 PM on March 31, 2017

I laughed when he was joyfully exclaiming that everyone was still alive, looked over at Renard, and said, "Even you," then went back to joyfully exclaiming.
posted by Mogur at 6:16 AM on April 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

Aw; I'm going to miss this show.

each death just made me emotionally nope out further

Yes, that was a lot darker than I was expecting. Everyone dies. I think it asked a little too much of David Giuntoli's acting skills, which are a better fit to enthusiastic-but-slightly-dopey-Nick: a lot of his howls of grief and/or rage felt very wooden.

Not sure how I felt about the rewind-through-the-portal button; it started to feel very It's A Wonderful Life-ey. I did like that to the end Nick's a bit dopey: even though he's holding the Magic Reviving Staff, and even though the Zerstörer has shown him that it has Magic Reviving Properties, he doesn't think to use it until Diana reminds him of it. And then it's a fake-out anyway...

Glad Team Future Grimm finally got around to digitizing the books, though.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:16 AM on April 2, 2017

That was a lot of anguish. I was seriously going to get so depressed if it ended with just Nick and his son Kelly being the ones left or something like that.

I'm glad we got to see his mom and Aunt Marie! They really tied everything up in a neat little bow!

When adult Diana was like "the triplets are coming too" I squealed a little. I wonder if they're Blutbad or Fuchsbau!
posted by numaner at 10:37 AM on April 2, 2017

Grimm blooper reels on youtube: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, and Season 5

And one of the full DragonCon panels was uploaded: Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Jacqueline Toboni, Bitsie Tulloch, David Giuntoli / DragonCon 2016
posted by oh yeah! at 3:30 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

I was fairly happy with that, and actually can tilt my head to the side and sort of retcon myself into okay with all the dopey reactions (let's cuddle dying Wu with by back to the destroyer, forget to try the stick on Eve/Juliette until she's all the way dead etc) as it actually being some sort of psychic battle that never happens in reality. Certainly would make it more sensible that the Destroyer suddenly becomes hurtable in the end.

I do sort of wish that Diana had dropped some more clear indication if she remembered everything. Her thing about "you're a hexenbiest again" could go either way given her past Knowing things she shouldn't.

I'll miss this show.
posted by phearlez at 8:48 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'll miss this show too. Geeky comfort food on a Friday night.

The action/fight scenes were awfully clunky and the appearance of Aunt Marie/Mom Kelly felt a bit like Harry Potter meeting up with his parents and Sirius in the forest. But Grimm was never beneath stealing for its betters and it generally worked for the series.

Nick was a total dope after the reset but who wouldn't be. Besides, there's been a lot of times over the years he's been a total dope. His "even you" to Renard was worth rewinding the DVR. And damn, that little coda. I have to admit that I did a little fist pump seeing the trailer in the woods, all the new toys, Kelly's voiceover. And when Diana said "the triplets are coming too" I heard a sob from the other side of the couch.

Goodbye Grimm. I'm smiling as I type this.
posted by Ber at 6:59 AM on April 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm browsing through all of their instagrams and having all the feels again...

David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Claire Coffee, Bree Turner, Jacqueline Toboni, and Douglas Tait (the performer for Zerstorer woged, great behind the scene photos). Sadly Silas Weir Mitchell and Russell Hornsby don't have (active) instagram accounts.
posted by numaner at 4:18 PM on April 3, 2017

I liked it. Pretty twisted to temporarily kill off the cast. But hey, happy ending with the kids and triplets, so yay.

It was seriously weird that Diana was not at all freaked by her parents' deaths. WTF there?
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:58 PM on June 12, 2017

I miss Grimm. :(
posted by homunculus at 8:23 PM on November 10, 2017 [4 favorites]

I miss Grimm. :(

Me too, but having reached the end of a binge rewatch: you can go around again and it's still a fun ride.

Any suggestions for somewhat similar series to binge? We found Grimm an enjoyable / silly / fun escape from pandemic stress; kinda casting around for something else now. Have rewatched Lost (also fun!); did not click at all with Once Upon A Time when it first aired.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:40 AM on January 11, 2022

(we went with Fringe, btw)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:38 PM on January 17, 2022

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