It’s crunch-time on Grimm when the Captain’s life hangs in the balance… but can he be saved? And will Nick get his powers back?
First of all, we’re back at the Captain’s bedside… but it looks as though it’s just too late – he’s been pronounced dead. Cue the curtains and sad music. But thankfully, it seems there might be a glimmer of hope.
The mysterious blonde is back. Equipped with a two-headed snake, she freezes time and revives Renard with a Hexenbiest spell that appears to transfer her energy into his body. And as he finally takes a breath, Grimmsters across the world let out a sigh of relief… the Captain is (thankfully) alive.
And the mysterious blonde? It turns out to be his mum…
Who would have seen that coming? Hopefully the rather youthful looking Elizabeth Lascelles will be sticking around for a while. I absolutely love her feisty appeal and think she’ll be a great match for Nick’s Mum… could we see a kick-ass fight between mothers for the royal baby?
Maybe she’ll even use her awesome Hexenbiest powers to help Nick reverse Adalind’s spell; the resistance still needs a Grimm!
Elsewhere in Vienna, Adalind has been manipulated… yet again.
For a lawyer and all-round sassy lady I had hoped she would think twice about walking into a dungeon cell. It certainly seems out of character for a witch who managed to trick a Grimm, to walk into such an obvious trap. Has her lost baby clouded her judgement? I do hope we see a return of the devious Hexenbiest we love to hate… but what has Viktor got planned?
Meanwhile, Juliette is still unsure about Nick getting his powers back. And who can blame her? She asks Monroe and Rosalee to hold off finding a cure for a while. Of course, the ever-wise Monroe knows better and carries on regardless.
It seems Juliette isn’t considering what’s best for Nick in all this. How can he go back to an ordinary life after everything he’s been through? How can she? We’ll have to wait and see what’s in store for the couple, but the future seems uncertain.
But what about the monster of the week?
Last week’s mind-munching wesen is back! After Trubel pursues the Gedächtnis Esse to its next victim’s home, she is soon discovered and ends up battling the creature. It’s a rather unsatisfying conclusion to the episode… and the end of her battle seems entirely out of place.
She defeats the Octpus-like beast when its tendrils start absorbing her memories. Apparently her Grimm memories where a bit too… well, grim for him to take!
Unfortunately, Wu’s still in the dark, but he’s slowly piecing things together. Finally remembering where he’s seen Trubel before, he goes to confront Nick about why he’s assisting a murder suspect. But in a strange turn of events Nick collapses and begins narrating a vision he has… and in that moment, he’s inside Adalind’s prison cell!
Adalind simultaneously collapses and is able briefly to see through Nick’s eyes too. What is this magic? Did Adalind inadvertently create a link to Nick’s mind when she cast her spell on him? Could this lead to more tension between Nick and Adalind as the series progresses? I really hope so – their relationship always brings something interesting to the show.
I have to admit, I really enjoyed this second instalment. Some great new characters have been established and our favourite Captain will live to see another day. Although the Octopus Head story was a little underwhelming, we got to see Trubel go it alone as a Grimm… and she certainly kicked ass! Even if she did end up in hto water by the end of the episode.
She seems to be really finding her feet and I can’t help hoping that she becomes a permanent character. After all, Nick’s going to need all the help he can get when he takes on the power-hungry Royals.
Grimm – Octopus Head airs on 4 February at 9PM on Watch.
Do you want to see more of Elizabeth Lascelles? Will we see a return of the strong and sassy Adalind we love to hate? Let us know in the comments below…