TV Recap: 'Grimm' Episode 205 - 'The Good Shepherd'


Grimm Episode 205
“The Good Shepherd”
Written By: Dan E. Fesman
Directed By: Steven DePaul
Original Airdate: 28 September 2012

In This Episode...

Reverend Calvin shows up at the police station to file a complain. He says that over $300,000 has been stolen out of his church’s bank account. The bank claims they weren’t hacked - whoever moved the money to a numbered account in Curacao from an authorized computer: the church’s accountant, Norman. Norman has gone missing, and Calvin is only too happy to supply all the details. It is not long before Norman is discovered in the wood chipper at his day job at a mulch supply company. He would have been gone for good had he not had his hip replaced a few years ago - the iron hip jammed the machine.

Despite coming to the police - or perhaps because of it - Calvin becomes the number one suspect. A few years ago the same thing happened at Calvin’s Arkansas congregation: $400,000 disappeared, and so did the accountant. A visit to the church reveals that Calvin is a Blutbad and his followers are all Seelengut. Calvin swears he is a reformed Blutbad, so Nick sends Monroe in undercover, pretending to be a wayward soul who is looking for reform. Calvin offers him a modest room, and Monroe seems fairly convinced that Calvin is the real deal, until he sees Calvin kissing his assistant, Megan. A background check on Megan reveals that she was married to the first missing accountant, and Hank and Nick head to the church.

Megan, it turns out, knows that Calvin stole the money. He promised that they would use it to run away and start their lives together in the Caribbean. He plans on setting up Monroe to attack him, so that when Calvin kills him it is in “self defense” and he can pin Norman’s murder on Monroe. Megan has no problem covering for him until one of the pregnant parishioners reveals that the baby is Calvin’s. Hell hath no fury like a Seelengut scorned. The flock turns on Calvin, ripping him to shreds - then they turn on Monroe, seeing him as an accomplice. Hank and Nick show up and intervene.

Back at the station house, the official story is that Calvin attacked one of the parishioners, so the others (25 in all) beat Calvin to death. Megan is in the wind - she and pregnant Harmony are enjoying $300,000 on a tropical island.

Dig It or Bury It?

I’ve got to say, I have no feelings one way or the other about this episode. It wasn’t bad; there was just nothing special about it.

Big Bad...

...Seelengut. This meek flock of followers are sheep-like creatures who can be given to mob mentality.


Monroe’s ex-girlfriend rolls back into town.