Sunday, 19 October 2014

Grimm: The Show Must Go On

"Oh my God, why is it always Blutbad, that's not cool!"

This is a good, if inevitable idea. There's a circus, ruled with a rod of iron, where the performers use the fact that they are Wesen for entertainment. Apparently, the Wesen council doesn't object to this, but it is nasty exploitation. Monroe warns us that the Wesen side can take over. We all know how this is going to end. Still, at least Rosalie get to run away to the circus. The circus is very old fashioned; it reminds me of the 1932 film Freaks.

But we open with one of our clubbable Scooby Gang's wine-fueled dinner parties. Monroe asks Nick to be his best man, which is all nice an that. Only later does it occur to Nick that having a Grimm at a wedding attended mostly by Wesen could be a little bit risky. Still, nothing bad will happen. Right?

Back in Europe, Prince Viktor is in pursuit of the rebels and keen to show what a dastardly person he is. He's the evil baddie that the series needs. He may be the big bad, but I like the ringmaster as villain of the week. the final sequence feels exactly right, with the cast ganging up on the ringmaster in the hall of mirrors. Naturally, after the ringmaster is dispatched, the show goes on. Another brilliant episode.

Our final scene consists of Rosalie dressing for sex with Monroe... 

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