We are nearly at the end of Grimm with the penultimate episode just airing on NBC; and what an intense episode it was with Nick and Eve making it back from “the other place” with an unwanted “guest” hitching a ride with them. As well as a devastating ending, that will leave viewers reeling for quite some time.
Here is the synopsis of the episode:
A dark force arrives in Portland with its eyes set on Diana; Monroe, Eve and Rosalee make a discovery that uncovers the origins of the mysterious stick; Hank and Wu are called to a crime scene that is linked to the gang’s greatest threat.
Please join Cay and Rueben as they discuss the stunning episode:
Question: Eve and Nick didn’t seem to stand a chance against Skeletor, er Zerstorer. Did you expect for them to be brought back to their own universe by Diana using Mr. Pointy on the mirror? Or did you see that coming before it happened?
Cay: I had an inkling that Diana was going to do something that would cause trouble, but it was a surprise to find out that the whole idea of trying to grab Eve was a ploy to drag Nick in to rescue her and open the portal between the worlds. As it turns out, Nick and Eve weren’t the only ones who didn’t stand a chance against Zorstorer!
Rueben: You’ve said it all right there, Cay. It became very obvious what Diana was going to do the more she overhead what her parents were saying. I just didn’t expect it to all be a ruse, drawing Eve into the other place, which drew Nick there – all for Zerstorer to get at Diana. Definitely not the path I was expecting.
Question: When Zerstorer came through that mirror, did it feel a little like the Terminator coming back in time? It certainly seemed to have that feel, right?
Cay: Yes! I had two immediate thoughts 1) whoa, he’s HOT and 2) once again Grimm proves that very bad things happen in gas station bathrooms! It’s interesting that they chose to portray him basically looking like a Greek God but not knowing English. Guess I expected something that planned all that out to get out into Earth would have known the language. It did make for some interesting levity to contrast with his seriously homicidal ways!
Rueben: You are right, his not knowing English did help with the levity; but all I could think about was the Terminator. Agreed, under all that “yuck,” Zerstorer was attractive, but he creeped me out more than anything.
It should also be noted that Will Traval (the human version of Zerstorer) played the Sheriff of Nottingham on Once Upon a Time, the Human Target on Arrow and Will Simpson on Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Question: How excited were you to see Trubel back in the mix? About time, right?
Cay: Not a moment too late, for sure! Great to have her back, but I have to say that I think the reasons for her always leaving have often seemed rather clumsy. Now, it was the reason for her to come back and the fact that they dismissed the whole Black Claw story line in one line when she told the gang that they were done. While that explains why Black Claw suddenly disappeared from Portland (along with the Ghost of Meisner and evil Renard, apparently!) it felt too easy and not genuine to the story.
Rueben: It was great to have Trubel back, but it is so true that the writers made the disappearance of Black Claw too easy in a show that has always had so many layers. And, you are so correct about evil Renard and the Ghost of Meisner just vanishing. We deserved to have more explanations to all of that. I agree that when Trubel had to leave, every excuse was just lame!
Question: Did you see it coming that they would go back to where it all started: the cabin where the postman took that missing girl? It seemed right.
Cay: Grimm’s definitely not the first show to return to a memorable scene(s) from the first episode – Chuck did it, LOST did it, etc. I’m the sentimental type, so usually like it!
Rueben: It just seemed right for them to pay homage to what brought them all together in the first place, but I have to admit until Nick said something about the cabin, I hadn’t even thought about that place since the pilot. It did make sense to go back where it all started, though.
Question: So Zerstorer needs a child bride to make hundreds of children. How creepy is that?
Cay: Hundreds of supremely EVIL children. I can’t even imagine the children of Diana and that thing. One thing is certain – they’d leave piles of bodies in their wake!
Rueben: I nearly threw up a little when they made that reveal. I cannot see Renard or Adalind (or any of them for that matter) letting Zerstorer get anywhere near Diana.
Question: Of course, Zerstorer is the devil incarnate or worse yet all the “big bads” wrapped up into one frightening concoction. How do you think he can be taken down?
Cay: They have to destroy his stick, somehow. That’s where all his power is. I think a combination of Diana +/- Adalind and Renard and Nick’s Magic Stick will be the key. Probably Monrosalee will contribute some concoction or knowledge that will contribute.
Rueben: Yes, it’s going to take all of them working in tandem to take him down. And, just like nearly every other case Monroe and Rosalee will have to have some kind of amazingly powerful potion or spell to take him down.
Question: Another Terminator moment was when Zerstorer going into the precinct, wiping out everyone in sight, including Wu and Hank. Those moments were so hard to watch and upsetting. Do you see more bodies in his wake? Who will survive?
Cay: That scene was VERY hard to watch! Yes, they were very brave and heroic, but it seemed like they died for nothing – they posed no challenge to Zorstorer and only took him seconds to dispatch. I wonder what happens when he attacks Nick when he has the Magic Stick in his pocket? Maybe that is how he will escape the precinct?
Rueben: I screamed so loud at those horrific moments; and had to pause the playback to clear my eyes from crying so much!! All that death – not just Wu and Hank – was so senseless, but I have to think that Zerstorer was doing it all to ruin Nick’s life; and get all the obstacles out of his way to get at Diana.
Cay: As for final body count predictions, here are mine:
Nick – survives
Adalind – survives
Rosalee and kids – survive (kids will be born at worst possible time)
Eve – dies
Renard – dies
Monroe – 50/50 (one of his kids will look just like him and be named after him if he dies)
Wu – already dead
Hank – already dead
Diana – survives
Trubel – survives
Kelly – survives (and finally does something interesting)
Rueben: Given how important Diana is to Zerstorer, she’ll survive. I also can’t see them killing off Kelly since he is just a baby. I want to believe that Monroe and Rosalee will survive; but I have a really bad feeling that all but Nick will perish.
Cay: We’re gonna need a lot of tissues (and wine!) for next week!
“Okay, this is one big existential migraine.” – Wu
“That’s before I had a baby with you…or you.” – Adalind
“Simpler times.” – Nick
“I love you, son.” – Nick
“Talk about peeing at the wrong place at the wrong time.” – Hank
“Let’s weapon up.” Nick
“As many as we can carry.” – Wu
Here are the details of next week’s series finale of Grimm, aptly entitled “The End,” which will air on NBC at 8/7c:
Nick must look to his ancestors for strength to save the world from a terrifying end, facing off against his greatest foe yet as it seems no weapon can defeat him. At the Spice Shop, Monroe, Rosalee and Eve search for answers and stumble upon a rare potion that may help the fight. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard and Adalind try to keep Diana and baby Kelly safe as the threat has its eyes set on the children.