GRIMM ‘The Bottle Imp’ – Review

GRIMM -- "The Bottle Imp" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

This is my aunt’s trailer, and her shotgun.

GRIMM The Bottle Imp* (2:7) is a tad unsettling. Who would have thought that a sweet, seemingly innocent 9 year-old little girl (Jade Pettyjohn) would turn out to be the very monster Nick (Giuntoli) and Hank (Hornsby) are after? April Granger (Pettyjohn) began woging (go through the change) a bit early and nearly beat her mother within an inch of her life–still have enough energy to kill a gas station attendant, and maul a foster parent. Her father William  (Josh Stewart guest stars) is there to protect April from harm–and from harming others. When it is revealed that April was the suspect, Nick realized that Wesen, no matter their age and size could pose as a potential danger.

The Spirit in the Glass Bottle is the inspirational tale for this episode. In it, a father saved all the money he earned to send his son off to college to make something of himself so that one day, he can take care of his father when he was old and unable to work. The son did go to college, but did not stay in college because of the costs of going to school. To make a long story short–he went to work with his dad cutting trees and heard:

‘Let me out, let me out,’ the spirit cried. And the boy, thinking no evil, drew the cork out of the bottle.

The spirit emerged from the bottle and wanted to snap his neck. The son was like “oh no you don’t,” and tricked the spirit back into the vial. The spirit wanted out again, but this time, promised, not to harm but instead gave the son a rag where one end healed, the other turned steel and iron to silver. The son, now doctor, healed for free, and due to the silver end of that rag–got paid. This Brothers Grimm tale relates to little April–who looks as harmless as the spirit must have looked in the vial yet, when loosed, as vicious as a bottled up imp!

It was all a dream.

GRIMM -- "The Bottle Imp" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

Nick only dreamed Juliette (Tulloch) remembered who he is. Soon, he will have to worry about  about Captain Renard (Roiz) obsessing over Juliette–dude typing a paragraph that consist only of her name on his computer–and maybe become more than that. Since Adalind (Coffee) is back in town, I have a feeling that she won’t let that happen. Now–I am willing to go out on a limb here and say that something may happen between Juliette and Renard. She obviously is out for some payback. The two are lusting after each other, and I am hoping that the story crosses that line. Think of it this way–as long as Juliette is with Nick–she has become involved with his Grimm’ness. Scratch that–the same can happen with Renard. Here, is luck they at least kiss one last time, and mean it, then promise never to do it again.

Meanwhile, Monroe (Mitchell) is covering for Rosalee (Turner) at the shop while she cared for her aunt–mixed up an ear remedy for a Mauzhertz and had to take care of the error. Here’s luck Rosalee comes back and fast! Overall, like I said before, the show is taking on a new dynamic and definitely keeps views guessing. What was super awesome about this episode? Hank getting to check out Aunt Marie’s trailer! Will Hank get a key? In addition, after Hank realized that the elephant gun in the cabinet was the one used to kill the Siegbarste that was out to get him and it was Monroe who saved his life–both their lives, more than once.

Overall, another brilliant episode.

#Grimm returns next week with The Other Side.

*The Bottle Imp (1893) is a short story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.


Grimm, The Bottle Imp
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
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Review Summary:

After investigating a grisly murder, clues lead Nick and Hank to a seemingly unstable father who is on the run with his daughter. As they learn more about the case, they realize that the girl's father may be the least of their worries.

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