Monday, 6 April 2015

Grimm: Chupacabra

"This is not the time."

"No, it never is."

It was, of course, inevitable that Grimm would do an episode about the Chupacabra, and equally inevitable that said beast from latter day mythology would turn out to be a Wesen, although recent episodes have seemed to push the concept of supernatural threats not necessarily being Wesen. It's a nice twist, though, that Diego, the Wesen in question, should turn out to be an infection, caught in Puerto Rico. And we end with a nice bit of melodrama, reminiscent of Doctor Who's The Caves of Androzani, in which Diego refuses the only existing dose of the cure and dies to save his beloved.

But what of the metaplot? Well, Rosalie receives a threatening phone call from the Wesenrein, which makes Monroe exceedingly angry. It becomes increasingly untenable not to let Wu into the secret of what lies behind all this Portland weirdness. Meanwhile, in Austria, Prince Viktor and Adalind resolve to research Kelly Burkhart, knowing she had the child. Not only that, but Sean also tells the Wesen resistance that Kelly has the baby, in a clandestine meeting with an agent late at night. Much will surely come of all these things.

For now, though, it's all about Wu, who again sees a Wesen and, again, is troubled, ending up drunk and spending the night in a cell. Things can't go on like this. Oh, and something's still up with Juliette. Just to top it all, though, it's the night before Monroe's and Rosalie's honeymoon, and their olive bodyguard is not only Wesen but Wesenrein.

Topping even this, incredibly, is yet another cliffhanger: Juliette is a Hexenbeist. So much going on, and it isn't even the half season cliffhanger yet. I'll say it again: this season is on fire.

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