Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Grimm: Woman in Black

“Here goes. I can see things that...”

That what?”

That most people can't”.

Phew. You can tell this is a biggy from the sheer amount of stuff in the “previously on”. We have three epically big things happening: Nick finally tells Juliette the truth, it doesn’t go well, and she falls into a coma after being scratched by Adalind’s cat; the fourth man who killed Nick’s parents, Akira Kimura, comes to visit Portland and is not a very polite guest; and then there’s that mysterious woman in black, who, happen to be Nick’s dead mother... WHAT?! Nick’s mother is Maid Marian?

The scene with Nick telling all to an obviously unwell Juliette goes as badly as we can possibly expect. It’s arse-clenching viewing. What makes it even worse is that she immediately succumbs to a coma. The whole thing is left unresolved. But this is only one element of a big, big episode, and by no means the only thing that is keeping us in agonised suspense.

That Akira Kimura is well hard. So hard, in fact, that he comes very close to killing our good friend Captain Reynard! We get a very strong impression that he really, really wants those three coins. It’s becoming more and more obvious that for as long as Nick holds them he will not be safe. Neither will his family or friends.

The episode ends with a fight scene which is very well shot with shaky camera, culminating in that cliffhanger. I for one am glad that I don’t have to wait too long to see the resolution!

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