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'Grimm' recap: Million-dollar Wesen

Season 4 | Episode 3 | “The Last Fight” | Aired Nov 7, 2014

Since Rosalee and Monroe still haven’t found a way to get Nick’s Grimm-bilities back, he’s forced (again) to bring Trubel into his most recent investigation. This particular case centers around a boxing club and a prodigy who, you guessed it, isn’t human. In this week’s episode, Adalind teams up with her creepy next-door dungeon neighbor, Nick learns about cone cells, and we meet a bull-like Wesen called a Heftigauroch. Try saying that one three times fast! Honestly, we can’t even say it once.

Let’s cut the bull-oney and get down to the dirty deets.

Secret Society: Last episode, Special Agent Chavez’s lackeys grabbed Trubel off the street and tossed her in a van. Apparently, Chavez just wanted to have a little chat … and recruit Trubel into her secret Wesen-crime-fighting group. Chavez claims that she means Trubel no harm and tells her, “There are people who find what you are and what you can do very important. They would be extremely interested in your services.” No, it’s not the FBI. It’s some mystery group that would like to use Trubel’s special ability to identify dangerous Wesen in society. Chavez meant what she said about meaning her no harm, and after giving Trubel a warning not to tell anyone what happened, Chavez’s people toss a bag over Trubel’s head and release her. This definitely went down with a lot less coercion and bloodshed than we expected.

Tetrachromatic: Wu and Juliette encourage Nick to see a doctor about the debilitating headache he had. You know, the one where he could see through Adalind’s eyes. He’s referred to an ophthalmologist and we get to learn about his cone cells. Let’s get scientific up in here. The ophthalmologist tells Nick that most people have three cone cells in the back of each eye, but in some rare instances, people have more. A person having four cone cells (tetrachromat), means they can see more colors than people with three. Nick has four, or maybe even five, different cone cells. The ophthalmologist asks him if he sees the world differently from others. She also shares that there’s swelling (aka. a spell) in the area that could be preventing light from triggering Nick’s extra cone(s).










Adalind and Rumpelstiltskin: Adalind follows the mystery cackler from the other side of the wall out a secret passageway, and they set off on what the Rumpelstiltskin joker calls “a treacherous journey.” Yes, that’s pretty much it. We’re crossing our fingers for more Adalind story line next week. We’re also hoping this creep didn’t slip anything into the bread he fed her.

image credit: Scott Green/NBC

Scott Green/NBC

Raging Bull: Our case of the week involves a boxing club run by a scumbag fight promoter named Stan Kingston. He’s currently managing a boxer named Clay, who doesn’t even like fighting, but is being encouraged/forced/blackmailed so he has no choice. Kingston makes Clay, who’s Wesen, beat a few people up before each boxing match to get him in the fighting mood. Unfortunately, one of the guys Clay beats up before his latest match ends up dead after threatening Kingston, and that’s where the police come in. All signs lead back to the boxing club. When Hank and Nick go there to investigate, they witness Clay punching a metal dumpster and realize he must be Wesen. It’s up to Trubel to go undercover and find out what’s going on.

After beating a fierce boxer named Hurricane in the ring, Trubel peeks in on Kingston and Clay’s trainer having an argument. The trainer tells Kingston that if he doesn’t cancel Clay’s next fight, he’ll spill the beans about Kingston murdering Clay’s pregame punching bag. In the heat of the moment, they reveal their true Wesen faces, which Trubel sees. She runs back to the trailer to identify those faces with Nick and Hank. They also identify Clay as a Heftigauroch—a bull-like Wesen that morphs into rage when provoked but isn’t naturally a fighter.

When the trainer also ends up dead, Nick, Trubel, and Hank rush to the boxing club to confront Kingston. After a knock-down, drag-out street fight, Trubel accidentally kills Kingston. Nick plans on calling it in and reporting that he killed Kingston after being attacked. Meanwhile, inside, Clay’s mom is slapping and beating him, and we realize that she was also forcing him to fight for money. Worst mom ever! Trubel comes in to save the day, but she doesn’t have to. Clay breaks his own arm so that he doesn’t have to fight anymore, and walks out. We could have done without seeing that, to be honest.










image credit: Scott Green/NBC

Scott Green/NBC

Finding the Cure: Monroe and Rosalee enlist the help of Renard in figuring out a cure for Nick. Elizabeth, worrying that her son is too weak, offers her own help. She is a Hexenbiest, after all. The trio go digging in Adalind’s storage unit, where she apparently mixed the concoction. They find the spell book, and consequently the spell she used. Elizabeth can reverse the curse, but she can’t do it there, so they head to the Spice Shop. She confirms that the spell was risky for Adalind, and linked her and Nick together in “unpredictable ways.” Hence, Nick seeing the dungeon! Cut to the street outside. Two masked men are eyeing the shop, and they don’t look like they’re just out for a stroll enjoying the night air.

Let’s discuss:

  • Trubel never told Nick about Chavez kidnapping her. Was this to protect Nick, or could she be tempted to contact Chavez again for more information about the secret group?
  • At times, Nick almost seemed jealous of Trubel’s ability to see the Wesen and solve the case. He played it off as being concerned for her safety, but how will Muggle Nick respond if he finds out Juliette requested Monroe and Rosalee to stop looking for a cure?
  • We should have known getting Nick’s powers back wouldn’t happen that easily. What are these masked men planning, and are they after Elizabeth?

Sound off with your thoughts and predictions! Until next time … #FangsOut!



Grimm airs Fridays at 9/8C on NBC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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