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'Grimm' recap: The big bad wolf

Season 4 | Episode 5| “Cry Luison” | Aired Nov 21, 2014

Best episode of Grimm so far this season? We definitely think so. The Wesen that was introduced, the Luison, was intriguing, and Nick finally admitted to missing his Grimm-bilities. It took him long enough! After five episodes of watching Nick get jealous of Trubel every time she was able to use her vision to help solve a case, we’re glad that he’s come to terms with the fact that being a mere Muggle is totally lame. Let’s dive right into the episode, shall we?

Wesen of the week: This week’s case involves a wolf-type Wesen called a Luison. There’s a woman being terrorized by a wolf who keeps appearing to her and telling her that he’s just trying to help her, and of course, she thinks she’s crazy.

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After running from the wolfman one night, she accidentally hits and kills a man with her car. That’s where Nick, Hank, and Wu come in. After some investigating, Hank and Nick wind up at the woman’s psychiatrist’s office, where they see a picture of the wolfman that the woman drew. Blammo! Now they know what Wesen it is. The Luison is surprisingly adorable (don’t judge us—we want to pet it).

What the gang also discovers is that sibling Luison are called “litters” and all look strikingly similar … as in, they are basically twins, or in this case, quadruplets. Turns out the woman’s husband is one of four identical Luison. After busting this case wide open, Nick and Hank tell the woman that the brothers were wearing masks, so that she doesn’t need to drop any more money than she already has on therapy sessions. Good move, boys.

Juliette is the cure: Last week we learned that Juliette is the missing element to Elizabeth being able to reverse Adalind’s spell. Since Adalind slept with Nick in Juliette form, now Juliette has to do the exact opposite and sleep with Nick in Adalind form. Nick and Juliette act like this is completely crazy, and Nick can’t fathom making Juliette go through something so awful. Trubel is annoyed that they would even question not doing it, mainly because she wants Nick to get his Grimm powers back so she isn’t alone in this. We’re with her on this one. Dear Juliette and Nick, get over it and do the dirty deed already. Maybe we’re being insensitive, but we just don’t think it’s as big of a deal as they’re making it out to be.

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Let’s time-travel to the end of the episode. The gang is having a wine night at Nick and Juliette’s, as besties do after solving a Wesen case, when they hear a commotion outside. Someone set fire to a wooden cross/Wesen symbol in the front yard as a show of distaste for Monroe and Rosalee’s mixed marriage. The act of hatred against Juliette’s friends sparks rage in her, and she tells Nick, “You need to be a Grimm again.” That seemed a little too easy, but who cares at this point, as long as Nick gets his powers back?

Trubel lays down the law: Bud (Monroe’s Eisbiber friend) calls upon Trubel for help with some damage control. Apparently, Bud got a little too sauced the other night and told someone that Nick was no longer a Grimm. Word got around, and now a nasty Wesen named Shaw knows and wants to retaliate against Nick. It’s pretty much impossible to be angry at Bud. Who doesn’t share a few secrets when they’ve had one too many apple martinis? Plus, at least he had the cojones to admit what he did before Nick got murdered. Bud takes Trubel to Shaw’s, where she goes full Olivia Pope and “handles” the situation by beating the crap out of him. Problem solved … probably.

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Josh Porter: Nick gets a blast from the past when Josh Porter calls him up to tell him that someone is after “the key.” Josh’s father (Rolek) was a Grimm, and they crossed paths with Nick in season 3. When Rolek died, Nick found (and kept) a key that he had been guarding in his trunk. In this episode, when Josh shows up to his father’s house with his urn, he finds that it’s been ransacked, and Wesen in suits go after him. Josh’s frantic call panics Nick and leads us to believe Josh might be showing up in Portland for help very soon.

Adalind sucks at following directions: It’s time to get real. Adalind’s story line is frustrating, to say the least. This week, she’s still making her way through the castle with Rumpelstiltskin. She comes to a door. Rumpel tells her she has to walk through the room without stopping and walk out the other door … before literally turning into a key. Yes, you read the correctly. Guess what Adalind does? She stops in the room to look inside a rocking cradle and sees “Diana.” As she holds the baby in her arms, it turns into a piglet. Adalind starts screaming, which is ridiculous because the pig is adorable.

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When she tries to get out of the room, the door handle breaks off and she starts free-falling through the castle and lands back in her cell. Viktor shows up, and Adalind pleads with him to just tell her what he wants already. His response: “To get our child back.” Are we alone in our annoyance with Adalind’s situation right now? We’d like to think she’s smarter than falling for fake baby cries and silly mind games.

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



Grimm airs Fridays on NBC at 9/8C.

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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