Grimm Season 3 Episode 13 – Revelation
Grimm has returned, and with it’s return is a promise that something big is just over the horizon!
THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS; DON’T READ UNLESS YOU ARE CAUGHT UP WITH THE LATEST GRIMM EPISODE!
We were left expecting Grimm to deliver a lot since late January, and it certainly seems as if they’ve delivered on that expectation. For starters, Nick showing up at Monroe’s house definitely didn’t help Monroe’s parental problems any, especially since Nick ends up punching Monroe’s father in the face (in self-defense, to be fair). Monroe’s parents leave even more enraged than when they discovered he was marrying Rosalee (a Fuchsbau, which goes against their family tradition). When they do leave, Monroe blames Nick’s bad timing, and isn’t in any mood to help him. Nick, who has simply stumbled into the middle of the whole issue, is forced to leave worse off than when he came, with no helpful information. He even blames himself later on! It’s Juliette who talks sense into him, though, reminding him that Monroe’s anger had nothing to do with Nick.
Meanwhile, in Austria, Prince Viktor begins making plans to capture Adalind and her baby, but Sean Renard finds out first through his spy Sebastien, tipping her off and making plans for her escape. Two agents from Viktor come to visit her shortly after Sebastien and Martin Meisner arrive to rescue her. Sebastien is elsewhere, but Meisner is still in the room, forcing him to trick the agents into thinking he was there only because he was sleeping with Adalind. In the confrontation that follows, one of the agents pushes Adalind away by the stomach (obviously containing the baby). Meisner manages to shoot one of the agents, but the other is stabbed in the eye by a pen that flies across the room from the bedside table. Adalind and Meisner are speechless for a moment, but have no time to ponder over it, and make their escape. The fact that Adalind’s baby is somehow telepathic, and has managed to kill someone from still inside the womb, gives us a fresh idea as to why Viktor wants this baby in the first place. What kinds of powers will it have after its birth? What even IS the baby? We know it can’t be human, so it must be some sort of Wesen- but what kind? Something about this baby is not right.
Back in Portland, Monroe confronts his parents again, laying down his determination to marry Rosalee, even if they can’t accept it and it destroys the family. Unable to agree, Monroe and his parents part after this last meeting with the expectation of never seeing him again. He then returns to Rosalee’s spice shop, and finds Juliette with her, who has just told Rosalee about the scalping serial killer Nick’s been trying to find information on. Instantly recognizing the kind of Wesen Nick is dealing with, he immediately leaves to find Nick and inform him. The pair reconcile quickly in favor of stopping the berserker Wesen, whom we now know to be a Wildesheer, or caccia morta; we’ve also learned that there are at least two. While gathering weapons and looking for information on how to kill them, the Wildesheer ambush them, and there turns out to be three of them! Luckily, however, Monroe’s father shows up to help (more interested in saving his son’s life than fighting alongside a Grimm), and thanks to Nick’s research, they discover that cutting their hair kills them instantly. Afterwards, Monroe’s father tells them that the mere presence of the Wildesheer is a sign that something is coming that will change the whole world.
By seeming coincidence, we jump back to Austria, where Adalind suddenly begins going into labor in the log cabin she and Meisner are hiding in. Given the baby’s power while unborn, and Monroe’s father’s prophecy, it seems that something even more powerful and terrifying than three Wildesheer is about to be unleashed on the world…