We’re back in Portland for the return of Grimm Season 4 and it looks as though the season debut dives straight back into the action. Nick’s Grimm powers have gone, Captain Renard is fighting for his life and Nick and Juliette’s house remains a crime scene.
As the gang return home from Monroe and Rosealee’s wedding, Trubel explains that Renard was shot by FBI agent Weston Steward… who turned out to be a Hundjager. But Trubel is a tough cookie and her impressive machete skills made for an exciting and gory end in the Season 3 finale as she decapitated Steward to save herself and Renard.
Unfortunately, Stewards body remains in Nick and Juliette’s hall, and a police investigation is underway when they get home.
Investigating the crime scene, Sgt Wu stumbles upon the Grimm diaries in Trubels room… and as he’s still struggling from his encounter with an Aswang in Season 3, he’s visibly taken aback by what he sees. But will Wu find out the truth?
Nick explains that they’re just fairy tales passed down through his family… and it looks as though his secret is safe for now. But we’d love to see more of Wu in the gang as he gets to grips with the hidden world of Grimm.
Of course, he’s not the only one who finds the Grimm diaries… and Special Agent Chavez turns out to be a wesen. She proceeds to woge into a Steinadler, and it’s obvious she has more of a personal interest in this case. But what’s she up to?
Chavez soon realises that Nick is not a Grimm, and her attentions turn to Trubel. It’s unclear at this point where Chavez’s loyalties lie – was she conspiring with Steward who seems to have been working as an assassin for the royals? Could she be part of the resistance?
Hopefully for Trubel it’s the latter… but either way it looks as though she’ll have an important part to play in our favourite Grimm’s future.
Of course, there’s also the monster of the week – a mind munching wesen on the prowl, known as a Gedächtnis Esser. This octopus-like creature attaches itself to its victims head, absorbing their memories through its tendrils. It’s pretty gruesome stuff, as we see a scientist attacked and his girlfriend murdered in the name of acquiring corporate secrets.
Nick instantly suspects wesen, so calls the only Grimm in town to follow the suspect and confirm his suspicions. Is Nick jealous of Trubel now she’s the only Grimm? It certainly feels as though there’s some resentment on his part. But will he ever get his powers back?
Meanwhile Monroe and Rosealee, who have postponed their honeymoon, work on finding out how Adalind was able to take Nick’s power. Clearly a bit of payback for taking her power back in Season 1, they’re shocked to find out that she tricked Nick into sleeping with her… and that’s how the spell worked.
Transforming into Juliette, she was able to tempt Nick into bed. But when Rosealee identifies Adalinds spell as Verfluchte Zwillingsschwester, it seems it’s worse than we thought.
But then there’s Nick and Juliette…
Obviously struggling with their life together (and everything that comes between them) it seems they are unsure whether he should try to get his powers back at all. It’s unlikely Nick will settle for being an ordinary police offer after being a Grimm… and it’s likely Trubel will need his help pretty soon. But does he really want that life back?
Thankfully, Juliette decides to look past Nick sleeping with Adalind, and refuses to let her come between them again. But there are far more pressing issues as Captain Renard is still in hospital…
Not responding to treatment, Renard is soon pronounced dead… but just when things take a turn for the worse, we’re introduced to a new character – a blonde, feisty-looking female who looks more than a little concerned. But who is she? And can she save the Captain?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see…
‘Grimm – Thanks For The Memories’ airs on 28 January at 9PM on Watch.
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