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Season 4 | Episode 21 | “Headache” | Aired May 8, 2015

NBC’s Grimm only has one episode left in season four, and the show isn’t pulling any punches. “Headache” was an explosive episode—from Renard’s possession, Juliette’s ultimate betrayal, Trubel’s return, and that shocking death, the scenes were intense and emotional. Bravo to the whole cast. Everyone was brilliant this week.

In “Headache,” Trubel makes her way into town (and beheads one of Kenneth’s cronies) while Nick deals with the Jack the Ripper case. Everyone has their hands full in this episode, and while one character is saved, another one suffers a gruesome fate.

Renard: We finally get the lowdown on what’s going on with Renard. Thanks to Adalind, we find out that when Renard’s mom brought him back from the dead, it opened a portal, and Jack’s spirit hitched a ride in Renard’s body. Unfortunately, Adalind says the only way to get rid of Jack is to kill Renard. The gang will never allow that to happen, so Rosalee starts whipping up a concoction to slow Renard’s heart down enough to take him to the brink of death. They just have to make Jack think they are killing Renard so that he leaves.

NBC Grimm Sean Renard

While Rosalee gets to mixing, Wu is put on Renard watch. When Jack takes over Renard’s body, he shoves Wu in the back of his police car and heads downtown to take his next victim. Renard strolls up to a prostitute (who is apparently really bad at keeping an eye out for cop cars), and leads her into an alley. Wu is left helpless in the car, but Nick and Hank are already on it. They track the car and end up saving the woman just in time.

Now it’s time to draw Jack out of Renard’s body. The guys bring him to the Spice Shop, and after Jack threatens to kill Rosalee, they shoot him up with rubber bullets. It works! Black smoke seeps from Renard’s mouth and it looks like he’s been saved. Oh happy day! Renard will live to show us his six-pack again.


Juliette and Kenneth: It’s getting pretty hard to watch Juliette being used by Kenneth. She should know not to trust him, but there’s a lot she’s not thinking about right now, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Juliette helps Kenneth set up lookouts at Nick’s neighbor’s houses, and then proceeds to bring him into Nick’s room and hook up with him.

NBC Grimm Juliette and Kenneth

Why does Juliette keep doing unforgivable things? It’s stressing us out. But, if you think doing the horizontal mambo with Kenneth in Nick’s bed is bad, just wait.

Kelly: Kelly rolls up outside the house with Diana and calls the home phone, which Juliette picks up to tell her to come on inside. Then, Juliette stands upstairs listening while Kenneth’s cronies attack Kelly. When Juliette finally walks downstairs, she sees Diana crying on the floor (this poor kid is going to need so much therapy), and she picks her up and holds her. Well, it’s nice to see that Juliette has some kind of compassion.

Trubel (yay!) shows up at the Spice Shop after Renard’s “exorcism” and tells them they need to head to Nick’s immediately. She’d been watching the house and saw that something big was going down. Again, when the hell is Nick going to get an alarm system or cameras? When the gang gets to the house, they see a box sitting in the living room. Everybody’s all like, “what’s in the box?”

Cecchi Gori Pictures, Juno Pix, New Line Cinema

Oh yeah, you guys know what’s coming next. Nick kneels down, looks in the box, and sees … Kelly’s head! Holy smokes! He loses it, as one does when they see their mother’s decapitated cabeza in a box. When he finds out who was responsible for this, he’s going to be relentless in getting revenge.

The fact that Juliette was behind this ambush is just inconceivable. How could she do this? We really want to think there’s a chance for Juliette’s character to be redeemed, but at this point, we don’t even know how that’s possible. Even if the other characters could somehow forgive her, could she ever forgive herself?

Next week, it looks like Juliette and Nick finally come to blows. Will Nick have it in him to actually kill Juliette? If Juliette lives, will she come to her senses, or will she run off into the sunset with Kenneth? And how pissed is Adalind going to be when she finds out Diana was taken again? Tell us what you think will go down in Grimm’s season four finale. 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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