GRIMM Finale ‘Season Of The Hexenbiest’ – Review

GRIMM -- "Season of the Hexenbiest" Episode 212 -- Pictured: Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)


GRIMM (2:12) Season of the Hexenbiest teemed with cliffhangers in addition, to the amount of drama build up.  Adalind’s (Coffee) return was long overdue, and it’s really sad that she came off in the finale as a “disturber of the peace,” than as a woman on a vengeance quest. I too am disappointed by the reluctance for the show to end the annoying romance between Sean Renard (Roiz) and Juliette (Tulloch). Especially after Juliette informed Nick that she is falling for another man.  Hank (Hornsby) wasn’t falling for Adalind’s bs, and what he got out of their meeting was a beat down from a couple of the Verrat’s Hundjäger’s which landed him in the hospital. But before I again, begrudgingly recap the finale, here’s a little bit of background on the show’s opening quote:

“Oh! There is a terrible witch in that house who spewed her poison over me and scratched me with her long fingernails.”

I instantly recognized the show’s opening quote as The Bremen Town Musicians because it is one of my favorite Grimm tales from kindergarten! It is a fascinating story about four farm animals–a donkey, a rooster, a cat and a dog who protected their house from robbers. Even though, the original Brother’s Grimm tale was a bit darker, take a moment to enjoy the comedic version of the animated film:

She’s a disturber of the peace!

GRIMM -- "Season of the Hexenbiest" Episode 212 -- Pictured: (l-r) Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade, Sasha Roiz as Captain Sean Renard -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

Adalind giving Renard an ultimatum that she will tell Nick (Giutoli) about who the Captain really is unless he delivered the key to her and in turn, to the Royal Family she was working for–with no sign of Renard’s brother–just the incapable brutes he sent along with Adalind. While she was making her rounds and prodding Juliette with questions about Nick’s aunt’s trailer, Renard and Nick was finding a way to get Adalind out of the way it seems since she is a threat to them both and everyone they care for. So she is now in jail for the murder of her mother.

Under questioning, she continues to elude to her “new employers” and her threats about what will happen if she didn’t get the key. Then she also reiterated that Juliette is in love with someone other than him. To add fuel to the fire, Monroe disclosed to Nick that that man he seen in an earlier press conference–was the same man who was kissing Juliette in the spice shop. After a rumble with the Verrat, still with no answers, Nick returns to the home he once shared with Juliette–and moved out. Lucky for him, Monroe has a spare bedroom.

The finale didn’t finalize anything.

GRIMM -- "Season of the Hexenbiest" Episode 212 -- Pictured: David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

Gone are the days when “finale’s” finalized a season of underdeveloped plot twists and turns. Grimm closes out another season without really telling us anything. They annoyingly edge on giving us a resolve then immediately yanks us back into a revolving culture of inconsistency. Granted, I enjoyed the heightened suspense the episode served out. I hoped that at least something would resolve itself–mostly the relationship between Renard and Juliette. But thanks to the promo for next year’s episode, we will get to see their romance progress to the bedroom.

Well, that’s pretty much it. Another action packed episode where nothing really happens until the last of it. We are still where we were at the beginning of the season. So I will go on and give my list of rants again that I hope would have resolved itself in the finale in case you missed anything:

— I am still on about the whereabouts of Nick’s mother and those Coins of Zakynthos.

— If Renard’s brother Eric (James Frain) will make an appearance in the season opener since it was he that sent Adalind in with some brutes to back her up in Portland.

— If this “obsession” business will resolve itself in the next season, will Juliette get her memory back.

— If we will hear more about the family business–if Renard will get any more of those mysterious phone calls from someone else in the dark threatening him about his “Grimm” issues.

— What the hell is Renard anyway. I am thinking that he is half Hexenbiest–since his father had an affair with one–since we didn’t see a Wesen reveal in the finale, will we see it in the 2013 opener?


GRIMM, Season of the Hexenbiest
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good

Review Summary:

Adalind returns to wreak havoc in everyone's lives and avenge her mother's brutal death

Sandy Hoffman
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