Family reunions can be brutal.
GRIMM Bad Teeth – It’s been a long and difficult break for GRIMM fans–but the show is back in a new Monday time slot, and I hope fans of the show can make the adjustment. GRIMM is not only on a new day, but everything about the premiere is different. New intro, new feel, and no longer dependent on the historic Grimm tales as it had last season–season two starts out with a poem from Irish poet William Butler Yeats titled The Second Coming–a dark and disturbing poem about the end of the world. The significant stanza from Yeats piece used in the show intro:
“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned…”
I get a sense that war is coming, and all the discussion about the Seven Families–something bodes ill for someone in the show.
Although Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) is/was last seasons’ Sleeping Beauty, last night’s episode didn’t specifically focus on Juliette. There was a lot going on, and you know what, I’m excited. Grimm has come into its own, and I look forward to what’s to come.
Starting things off from season one finale, Nick (David Giuntoli) was reunited with his mother Kelly (Mary E. Mastrantonio), after an absence of 18 years–assumed dead. Nick and his mother reminisce about their lost time in an effort to fill in the gaps of Nick running around trying to find out who exactly “killed” his parents. The welcoming wasn’t all that warming–he thought she was dead–so it may take some time for them to become fully reacquainted. It seems that they will bond due to their genetic commonality as Grimms. The scene at Aunt Marie’s old trailer was brilliant, and it seems that she will be with the show for, at least, the next few episodes. I wonder about her–is she Nick’s mother–or just someone else trying to get at the Coins of Zakynthos? The show mostly focused on their relationship, and the rest of the show’s characters made brief, yet significant appearances.
What are you?
Also, featured during the opener–Hank and his Wesen flashbacks that are rendering him as a nervous wreck. We didn’t see much of him in this episode, but I am anxious to see just how much Hank’s “awareness” will affect his job. Will Nick have to let him in on his little secret? Sgt. Wu returns and he seem to be back to his old self. After last season’s unusual eating behavior, he came out of it pretty well, so far.
We may finally find out exactly what Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) is. Last season, the Schakal Kimura (Brian Tee), did not die in last seasons finale after all; but was poisoned in his cell. But not before revealing to Renard that there are now two Grimms he had to deal with and this news did not sit well with Renard. Before Kimura died, he let out that Kimura did not know who “he” is. You know what Captain? Making all those mysterious phone calls and what not… We all want to know what you are! Here, we are in season two, and Renard’s Wesen status remain unknown.
Hexinbeast induced memory loss.
The premiere bounced back and forth from situations that loomed from last season–Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) finding out exactly what Adalind (Claire Coffee) poisoned Juliette with and it’s not looking good. They need to act fast. Especially now that Renard is also lurking around, trying to keep his intentions secret.
In addition, there was a mixed bag of reveals and annoyingly left us with more questions. But this is a good thing. This means that the season is off to a hella start, and I look forward to the additional creatures yet to be revealed. Aside for the Mauvais Dentes (a terrifying saber-tooth tiger thingy) killing up FBI agents and stowaways, the graphics/transformations are fantastic. The story, even with the content gaps, upped series plausibility. Even more so now that it seems like the episodes won’t be forced to finished, this leaves more room for dialogue and consistency. I am sure the series writers are enjoying more stretching room.
Overall, an utterly impressive season starter. #Grimmtastic