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'Grimm' fan recap: Is Juliette a lost cause?

Season 4 | Episode 20 | “You Don’t Know Jack” | Aired May 1, 2015

Juliette hits a new low (yes, lower than burning the trailer) in this episode of NBC’s Grimm, leaving many fans to wonder if she can really be saved at this point. Not only has she betrayed her friends, but she’s helping Kenneth plot an ambush on Kelly Burkhardt. We only have two more episodes before season four wraps up, and the way things are shaping up, Juliette’s newfound love of her Hexenbiestiality may have solidified her spot on Nick’s list of enemies. Nick & Co. have more than Juliette to worry about this week, though. They have a gruesome case on their hands and a mysterious killer on the loose.

Case of the week.

This week we’re dealing with a Jack the Ripper copycat, or so we think. The face of the killer is never revealed throughout the whole episode and he seems to be only targeting wesen prostitutes. Jack (as he calls himself) kills two different girls, slitting their throats and removing their uteri.


It would be super nice to have the trailer right now so that they could investigate, but since Juliette burned that mother down, Nick turns to Monroe for some help with the case. What the guys assume is that the man doing the killing is not actually the killer. We’d love to give you more information on “Jack,” but they didn’t solve this one by the end of the episode.

Mission: Save Juliette
The boys check out the damage at the burnt trailer and gather what hasn’t been scorched. While they’re busy trying to salvage what they can, Juliette sneaks into Nick’s house and sends an email to Kelly saying Nick’s in danger and she needs to get here ASAP. We’re just kind of wondering why, at this point, Nick doesn’t have an alarm system or a new password on his computer. Has being a cop taught him nothing about preventing things like this from happening?

The next day, Adalind digs up her mom and they take her back to the Spice Shop to start disembodying her. They toss her liver, gallbladder, tongue, and some ribs into a cauldron to let them simmer. Somehow, Adalind is able to stomach watching this, and we’re not really sure how because it made us want to vomit.

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When everything boils down to a nice, watery-looking solution, Adalind tests it out on herself first. For someone so concerned with keeping her baby safe, she sure didn’t hesitate to kick back a glass of her mother’s liquefied remains not knowing what the outcome or side effects may be. But hey, we’re not here to judge. Luckily for Adalind, it actually works, and after some Hexenbiest ghostly figures fly from her body, she is left unable to woge or use her powers. Success!

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Now all they need is Juliette so they can force-feed her the potion. Nick calls her up and invites her to the Spice Shop so they can help her, to which she surprisingly agrees. Do you think Juliette showed up, thanked everyone for their hard work, and tossed back the potion? No. Instead, she flings Rosalee across the room and shatters the jar-o-magic. And do you think the gang saved some or had a back-up plan just in case Juliette decided to be Juliette and destroy the potion? No.

Juliette takes things a step further by using her powers to force Nick to point his gun at Monroe. We don’t see what happens next, but we do hear a gunshot. If Juliette really did make Nick pull the trigger—which we don’t think she did—fans could write her character off for good. Burning down the trailer is bad enough, but harming sweet Monroe? Now that’s something you can’t come back from. Is Juliette worth saving at this point? We sincerely hope her character can be redeemed.

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What’s going on with Renard?
In this episode, Renard wakes up suddenly in a pool, and per his usual random black-out sessions, has no idea how he got there. While talking to the press about the Jack the Ripper copycat case, he starts bleeding and heads to Henrietta’s for help. When she says she needs some time to figure it out, Renard gets frustrated and storms out. Not too long after, Jack comes in and slits Henrietta’s throat. Dead Biest-body for more potion ingredients, anyone?

Let’s just think for a second about how we didn’t get a conclusion to the Jack the Ripper story line. When does this show ever leave a case open-ended? Never. And why did Jack stray from his ladies of the night M.O.? The only thing we can think of is that Renard blacked out and killed the girls—but could this even be possible? Also, what’s up with the element of water? So many questions!

Next week, it looks like Kelly and Trubel both return to help Nick, and judging by the horrifying screams heard at the end of the promo, things are not going to end well. Share your thoughts and predictions for the remainder of the season. Until next time … #FangsOut.


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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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