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Season 4 | Episode 14 | “Bad Luck” | Aired Mar, 20, 2015

Grimm has finally returned from the dreaded hiatus with an action-packed, heart-wrenching episode. “Bad Luck” puts a new and twisted spin on the old superstition of the lucky rabbit’s foot. David Giuntoli warned us that the writers took things to a dark place in this episode, but that didn’t make watching a teenage boy get his foot cut off by an accordion-playing, ax-wielding psycho any more pleasant.

At the start of the episode, we find Nick right where we left him—trying to process the fact that Juliette is now a Hexenbiest. Prior to the hiatus, we met Henrietta, the Hexenbiest friend of Renard’s who informed Juliette that there was no cure for her. We’re fairly certain Henrietta should not be trusted, and Nick refuses to accept that there’s no hope for his lady.

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Her face is stuck like that. Nick tells Juliette that he’s sticking by her side and he vows to find a cure. He feels guilty (naturally) for what happened to her and wants to make it right. When Juliette tells him that Henrietta said there is no cure for her, he decides to meet with the witch face-to-face.

Nick pays a visit to Henrietta himself, but she doesn’t exactly tell him what he wants to hear. Apparently, Nick’s blood is in Adalind, and because of what Adalind did to Juliette and how she became a Hexenbiest, simply using Nick’s blood to cure her won’t work. Henrietta warns Nick to keep his distance from Juliette, because she’s probably the strongest, most badass Hexenbiest around right now. She also tells Nick he should accept what Juliette is. We agree! We want him to accept it and make her a part of the wesen crime-fighting gang so we can watch her explode people’s heads with her mind and blow up more cars. Is that so wrong?

By the end of the episode, Juliette has convinced herself that their relationship is ruined. Nick tries to tell her that he’s sticking by her side no matter what because he loves her. What a stand-up guy, right?

But when Juliette woges in front of him and he can’t even look at her, she’s proves her point that things will never be the same between them again … not that she really gave him a lot of time to get used to it. In the preview for next week’s episode, we see Juliette showing up at Renard’s door asking for a place to stay. We’re not sure this is the best idea, but in all fairness, she’s going to need all the help she can get with learning about her powers.

Wesen of the week. They say a lucky rabbit’s foot is lucky for everyone but the rabbit. This week’s case begins when Hank and Nick respond to a murder involving a teenage boy whose foot was cut off by a man wielding an ax in the woods. The boy tragically bleeds to death and is found by his mother.

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The boy and his family are wesen—cute little bunny wesen to be exact. Can we take a second to appreciate the fact that the kid’s name was Peter and he’s a rabbit wesen? Come to find out, the ax man sells the rabbit feet to newlywed couples who are struggling with fertility. Legend is, if the couple puts the severed left foot of this wesen under their bed and do the horizontal mambo above it, they’ll be pregnant three days later. Boom! Seems like a solid reason to murder an innocent person.

Monroe and Rosalee lend their helping hands in the case by pretending to be newlyweds struggling to conceive and go to a wesen fertility center to see what they can find out. While undercover, a nurse approaches them saying that for $10,000 she can hook them up with someone who will get them a lucky foot. Rosalee knocks the nurse out, and it doesn’t take much convincing for her to give up the information on another couple she helped sell a foot to. That couple spills the beans out of fear on the location of the ax man’s creepy cabin in the woods.

Peter has a sister who ends up getting kidnapped later on in the episode and taken to the cabin for her foot to be chopped off. Hank and Nick show up just in time and end up saving the girl. Hank shoots the foot-napper dead and the case is officially closed.

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Surprise! You’re pregnant. After Adalind tries to convince Renard to join her efforts in trying to find their daughter, she heads to Henrietta’s house where she learns (thanks to Henrietta’s super-Hexen-powers) that she’s pregnant with Nick’s baby! Adalind then screams in horror for an exaggerated amount of time. End episode.

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While we don’t exactly love the fact Adalind is pregnant with Nick’s baby (it certainly won’t help his relationship with Juliette), we think a Grimm-Biest baby is an interesting concept. Now, Adalind has more to worry about (and more of a storyline) than just getting Diana back.

How will Nick react when he finds out he’s about to be a baby daddy? What will Juliette’s reaction be, and will it push her further away from Nick? Most importantly, when will we get to see Juliette use her brain power to fling cutlery at people again?

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


TeamTSD (Liz and Lindi)

Grimm airs Fridays on NBC at 8/7C.

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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