Why bring Angelina back only to kill her?
GRIMM Over My Dead Body (S2:E4 (28)) – Say goodbye to another good character gone too soon! Angelina Lasser (Jamie Ray Newman) was shot and killed while saving Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) but not before she resuscitated him. Aside from that disappointment, last night’s episode introduced another interesting character who has romantic ties to Renard (Sasha Roiz), Mia (Alice Evans).
‘Whilst he thus gazed before him, he saw a snake creep out of a corner of the vault and approach the dead body.’
Last night’s episode referenced the Brothers Grimm tale Three Snake-Leaves (Die drei Schlangenblälter). In the tale, a young man, who wanted to be more than just the son of a farmer, decided to head out to make his way in the world. He became a soldier in the Kings army and killed a bunch of men who were against the King. The King invited the soldier to his castle to offer him a huge reward. That was when he spotted the Princess, who was still single, with the reason being that she would only marry a man who would be willing to die if she died–or if her husband dies before she does, she would willingly die at his side.
If this isn’t a red flag to the unsuspecting soldier I don’t know what is. Anyway she died from an illness. So it was expected that her husband would die as well. So they locked him in his wife’s tomb. As he waited for his timely death, a snake emerged from a hole and came to rest on the Princess. He knocked the snake off, chopping it into three pieces. Another snake emerged with three leaves and magically restored the chopped snake. They both escaped into the small hole in the cave. Since this is a really long story, I will have to direct you to a really neat animation for the tale. Three Snake-Leaves does not tie into this episode–other than there being a Königschlange, snakelike wesen, revealed in the episode.
$25,000 for the head of a Blutbad.
Luckily for us, Angelina isn’t as icy as she appeared to be. After killing the guy hired to kill Monroe–which in turn obligated her to finish the hit–she immediately warns Monroe that there are these bad men who want him dead. It was unfortunate that this news interrupted a private after dinner moment between Monroe and Rosalee (Bree Turner). Likewise, after hearing the news, Monroe interrupts Nick’s dinner with Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) with the news. Although Nick and Angelina don’t like each other particularly well, they work together to find out who wants Monroe dead, while he stays with Hank (Russell Hornsby) for protection.
It is revealed that Monroe’s association with a Grimm–Nick–is the reason behind the hit on his life. Since Angelina is expected to prove that Monroe is dead, it’s decided that they will just have to fake it. There is a potion that mimics the appearance of death, and Rosalee was phoned to find out just how to make it. After the potion is made, Rosalee warns everyone that if Monroe isn’t awakened at the right time–he would remain “dead” permanently.
Hank’s in on it.
With Monroe “dead,” everyone travels to the rendezvous point where Angelina has to reveal it to the Königschlange who hired her. He, in turn, makes a call, and as it turns out Mia was the one who ordered the hit on Monroe. A fight ensues between the Königschlange and Nick would have been defeated if Hank hadn’t been there, but Angelina died protecting Monroe. He has no choice but to bury Angelina, doing so in a tearful Blutbad homage, howling in the mist over her grave.
In all, this episode was a little all over the place. The random additional character, Mia just threw the episode off. Her appearance and subtle hints as to Renard’s birthright in his own royal family only further added to the mystery behind exactly who he is exactly, and what is his secret agenda. The positive, It is good to see the relationship between Nick and Juliette blossom again. However, a scene cut from this episode made me change my mind about this:
What was that? Renard visioning Juliette in the place of Mia? I am thinking that it has to do with the concoction Catherine (Adalind’s now deceased mother made and gave to Renard in order to wake Juliette in The Kiss.) Whatever is in the cards for Renard–hopefully it is for the greater good. There is so much mystery surrounding Roiz’s character that it isn’t any wonder why Nick hasn’t sensed what all is going on from his direction. Maybe it has a lot to do with Renard possibly being half-human?
I wasn’t too happy with this episode, and, as always, the episode ended with more questions that need to be answered. However, the promo for next week’s episode just proves that in some way, Renard may have his eyes on Juliette–and that somehow, they are fated mates?
We shall see.
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