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'Grimm' fan recap: The prince and the frog

Season 4 | Episode 16 | “Heartbreaker” | Aired Apr 3, 2015

There are only six more episodes left this season, and NBC’s Grimm is winding things up in preparation for a monumental last few episodes. The wesen featured in this week’s installment, “Heartbreaker,” is one of our favorites yet. A girl with a heart of gold who can’t help it when she accidentally kills guys who comes on to her and don’t listen to her when she tells them to back off? Pretty badass.

Sure, she’s technically cursed and can never experience love, but hey—it’s still a good story. Let’s hop to it.

Wesen of the week.

The case of the week centers around Bella (Leah Renee), a frog-faced wesen who excretes a deadly poison when people become aroused by her and touch her. She’s also an avid cyclist; we meet her when she’s on a group trail ride. She successfully wards off the undesired attention of Ricky, the chauvinistic asshole of the group who actually did the whole “kissy face/smooch noise” thing. Any person who does that cannot be trusted. They just can’t.

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Then comes poor Zack down the trail following Bella. He politely confesses his love to her, but things go south when he won’t back off like she asks. She woges and kills him. Zack’s death only takes a few seconds, and before you know it, he croaks (ha!). Bella calls her mom (also a frog wesen), totally distraught, telling her, “It’s happened.”

Wait, this is the first time she’s killed someone? You’re telling me this is the first person who has ever hit on her? We’re guessing she’s never been to a nightclub … or high school, for that matter. It’s also worth noting that her mom basically tells her to shake it off and pretend it didn’t happen. Go eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food, cue up season three of Buffy on Netflix, and get over the fact you just accidentally murdered an innocent person. Motherly advice at its best.

Hank and Nick are on the case. They end up at Zack’s house, where they find pictures and drawings of Bella. Hmm … cute or creepy?

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They question Bella at the bike shop where she works, but she doesn’t give up any information and she doesn’t woge. Bella takes another victim when Ricky comes into the shop late at night and starts verbally attacking and physically assaulting her. Do we feel bad for Ricky? That’s a big “Hell, no.” Bella runs to her mother and grandmother’s house to hide—which isn’t the best idea, because sweet old grandma wants to scar her face with a fiery hot brand, like she did to Bella’s mother. Nick busts in to save the day and offers an alternative solution to branding Bella’s face.

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Rosalee has used her mixology skills to create a toxin concoction that will depolarize Bella’s membranes, blocking her from creating the deadly poison. There could be undesirable side effects, but Bella takes her chances and drinks it down. Cut to three months later: We see Bella with a face full of scales, having a romantic date with a guy whose face is covered in tattoos. Looks like the frog princess got her happily ever after.

Are Nick and Juliette over?

While Juliette is lashing out at Renard for not being a big enough help to her, Nick is busy confiding in Hank about the reason for his troubles at home. When Hank finds out that Juliette is a Hexenbiest, he’s stunned. He looked like a Real Housewife who was just told she reached her limit of Botox injections for the year.

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Juliette shows up at the house while Nick is there, but admits she was hoping he wouldn’t be home. Ouch! Nick still tells her he loves her and hasn’t given up. What does she do in response? Laughs. She laughs in his face! Juliette has completely fooled herself into thinking there’s no way things could ever work between them, and she’s so afraid that she’s put up an impenetrable wall. It looks like things aren’t getting better for these two anytime soon.

Meet Prince Kenneth

Oh, Kenneth—we strongly, strongly dislike you. Prince Kenneth (Nico Evers-Swindell) makes his grand arrival in Portland and pretty much just mic-drops everyone the first day he’s there. He kills Sam (Renard’s double agent), calls out Adalind for being pregnant, calls out Adalind for lying about Viktor being the father of the baby, then mops the floor with Captain Renard.

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Kenneth’s mission is to find Diana and return her to the royal family, and he’s made it clear that no one is getting in his way. This dude is bad news, but maybe Juliette will be able to use her new powers to save the day … that is, if she doesn’t travel to the dark side by then.

David Giunotli warned about three major cliffhangers and a life-changing event for Nick. Could Nick make a huge sacrifice to save Juliette? By the end of the season, will she even be worth saving? Sound off with your thoughts and predictions below! Until next time … #FangsOut.

xoxo,

TeamTSD (Liz & Lindi)

Grimm airs Friday nights 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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