Grimm Episode 106
"The Three Bad Wolves"
Written By: Naren Shankar & Sarah Goldfinger
Directed By: Clark Mathis
Original Airdate: 9 December 2011
In This Episode...
A goofy, slovenly stoner guy named Hap is playing around with a Shake Weight when he loses control and throws it through the window. He goes out to retrieve it and his house explodes. A month earlier his brother's house blew up in a similar fashion. Both were deemed accidents.
Hap is old friends with Monroe, who begrudgingly takes him in. Like Monroe, Hap is a blutbaden. His sister Angelina rolls into town to protect Hap, but Nick is suspicious. Hap inherited insurance money from his dead brother, and Angelina would inherit that money should Hap die. Angelina also carries a chip on her shoulder the size of Mount Rushmore. She and Monroe used to date but they broke up when Monroe decided to live the clean life.
Angelina entices Monroe out for a run in the woods. They end up having what I can only assume is the blutbaden equivalent of sex. Monroe wakes to discover he is covered in blood - but it is only rabbit blood. The pair return to Monroe's house which is now a crime scene - Hap has been fatally shot, and Angelina is the prime suspect.
Hank runs Angelina's prints and gets a match off a pair of crime scenes from two years ago. Two brothers, each in their respective homes, were torn to pieces - literally. Those brothers happen to be the brothers of the Portland arson inspector, Orson. When Nick lets Orson know they are sending his reports to an independent investigator, he gets nervous and changes into his monster form. He has nothing against Nick - he considers him to be on the same side as the Grimms. As far as he is concerned, he lost two brothers, Angelina lost two brothers. They are even. He told this to Monroe, asking him to give Angelina the message, but she didn't take too kindly to it. She sniffs Orson out and attacks him in his home. Nick is there, but she pays him no mind. She is only interested in Orson. The two fight. Nick intercedes, hitting her off him. She starts coming after Nick. Orson shoots her and she runs off. Out of respect for Monroe, Nick doesn't pursue her.
Dig It or Bury It?
Like with last night's episode, I feel that the show has really hit its stride. However, it was kind of a crap ending. There wasn't any closure, and it felt like a lot of people were running around, getting upset over stuff for nothing. Monroe spent most of the episode being moody and somber. Angelina was mindlessly angry with absolutely no depth to her character. All around, it was just kind of "meh."
This time, it actually was the Big Bad Wolf - versus the Three Little Pigs. Orson and his clan are bauerswine. The bauerswine and the blutbaden have been locked in a Hatfields vs. McCoys feud for centuries. Angelina gives no reason for reigniting or carrying on the feud, other than she is a badass. Also, we learn that the blutbadens' Achilles Heel is in their lower back. According to illustrations in Nick's books, that is where all the blutbaden's nerves congregate.
Scary Fairy Tales
Orson is taking a mud bath to relax (naturally). When he rises out of it, all you see is this giant pig head rising slowly out of a pool of thick, gloppy white goo. It was a little on the creepy side.
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair." I bet that girl can do some damage with those locks.