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With the first two opening episodes of Grimm viewed and the third shortly to be televised, you have to be thinking that this season will be even better than the first one.  After the first two episodes, that were a long two-night premier, we have more questions than answers and learned some things that were extremely surprising.

You can tell that Nick is definitely more comfortable in his skin as a Grimm and ready to take on the challenges that are no longer creeping up, but thrusting themselves into his face.  His mother’s return, while shocking at first, is a relief to him.  She appears to have a valid reason for making him believe she was dead all these years and finally revealing the truth now.  However, by the end of the second episode we realize she is not the mother who truly missed her son when she acts as if she is leaving with the coins of Zakynthos on a train and instead breaks into a car speeding away to only she knows where and why.  I don’t think we’ve seen the last of her though.

Rosalee and Monroe’s relationship is finally taking shape, which is a great delight.  The two, while not perfect for each other, have proven to be highly interesting.  It also has made you realize that men can be seriously blind about themselves and women they care about until that loved one is threatened.  I do have to wonder if Rosalee telling Nick’s mother about Juliette and hugging her will bring the woman to her senses at some point.

Of course, finding out that Renard is a prince of some sort, and not only in America but in Portland, raised lots of eyebrows.  While none but Analind’s mother knows the truth (perhaps Analind herself but she has disappeared for the time being), since she is now dead is there any way for Nick to find out that his boss is not human afterall.  This begs the question, why hasn’t Nick seen Renard as his creature self?  Is it because he is part human or because as a prince, he can hide it while others can’t?

Then there is Juliette.  Rosalee’s potion does not seem to have worked since Renard’s kiss awakens her but with no recollection of Nick.  Could it be that the potion that gave Renard the ability to bring Juliette back made her love him now, or does she just not remember because the potion Rosalee concocted has not taken effect yet?

I have a feeling we will not get all these questions answered this season.  Or if they are, what questions will they lead to which will make us continue watching this intriguing show?  Only time will tell.

Diane Brunner
I have been a gamer for over 20 years. My preference is RPG, fighter, action, adventure, defense, and strategy although I will play just about anything. I also prefer console to PC gaming. Depending on what interests me, I watch TV and movies. Some things every week or when its new and others as they catch my fancy. Here I prefer dramas, fantasy, sci-fi, and action. I also am an avid reader and writer.
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  • RonaldSmith

    Much as I am a Sci-Fi fanatic (love the genre in all mediums), I actually had lost interest in Grimm about halfway through season 1.  I just still can’t get past the whole issue of every single episode being made exactly the same, but with slightly different details here and there.  There was no continuity to it, and the creatures were way too G-rated for my liking.  Idk how many would share my opinion, but I believe this would’ve been much better as a cable network show, perhaps done by AMC or A&E even.  When I think of “Grimm”, I think of the original stories, which are very dark, sinister and horrifying.  This show just doesn’t even come close and is more an adult-to-teen oriented show that appears to be designed for the few folks who are able to wrap their minds around repetition easily.  I much prefer a good plot and a great story, and from my own perspective, this show sorely lacks that.
    It’s sad that the greatest Sci-Fi shows, such as Terminator: TSCC and Jericho, for instance, got canceled for the lamest of reasons, and too many other shows that are of far less quality are allowed to remain on air.  Falling Skies is one of the few that’s coming close to hitting the mark and surviving, but I believe if the show gets any better it’ll end up getting canceled as well.  Wouldn’t surprise me any.

    • [email protected]’t watched Grimm myself, but I really enjoyed Terra Nova before it was cancelled.  Falling Skies is good, better than Season 1 but wasn’t as good as Terra Nova was.  I miss NBC Heroes too 🙂

      • RonaldSmith

        [email protected] Blogger I had only caught 1 episode ot Terra Nova before they canceled it, so I wasn’t able to make a good judgment on that one, but Heroes I was very much into.  I never got into the final season though due to time restraints, but from what I had been reading, it just got really mixed up and all kinds of weird.  Perhaps the writers were on LSD when they were writing each script, lol, Idk.  The first few seasons though were really great and built up very well.  You could actually start to develop some care and sensitivity for some of the characters, and other emotions toward others, such as having mixed emotions that go back and forth with Sylar.  One moment you want to hate him so much, the next you’re hoping he really is trying to be a good guy, then back, then forth, etc., etc., lol.  That show had some serious depth to it for sure.

    • [email protected] I never saw Jericho so I can’t comment on it but I did like the Terminator series.  DollHouse and Firefly are ones that were killed too soon as well.  Heck even Tru Calling was good.  And while Grimm could be scarier if on another station, it might not stand the same chance as it does on a major network.

  • MilitaryFamOf8

    excited, I haven’t caught up yet, I still have to finish last season, lol.  Having all the kids home for the summer takes my tv away… they go back to school next week, I may just get all caught up lol!
    Great post!

  • BenA

    It’s an interesting question: would Grimm be better on cable or network TV?  I’ve missed the live airing of the first few episodes of Grimm because I work nights at Dish.  With my Hopper DVR though, I have all the episodes waiting for me since the Hopper records all the shows in prime time for all the major networks without me setting a reminder.  I’m going to catch up with all the episodes of Grimm when I get home today.  I think it’s a double edge sword because there is better potential for ratings on network TV.  I would think Grimm would do well on SyFy, no? I’ve been watching American Horror Story on FX and it’s kind of amazing what they can, and will, show on TV.  I agree the show still feels rocky in places, this will probably be a make-or-break season for Grimm.