GRIMM ‘The Kiss’ – Review

GRIMM -- "The Kiss" Episode 202 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

It’s getting kinda heavy.

GRIMM, The Kiss – season two isn’t wasting any time in getting to the heart of fantastic. Last season was filled with a lot of indifference’s. Seems like just yesterday, Nick learned of his Grimm status from Aunt Marie and handed him the keys to the trailer. We are on a whirlwind now–and things have only become more difficult for everyone. We are treated with the show’s trademark quote from Sleeping Beauty as the into for last night’s episode.

“If a man of pure heart were to fall in love with her, that would bring her back to life!”

The assumption initially is that Nick, along with help from Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), would find the right potion that would wake Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) from the hexenbiest induced coma; however things are proving to be more difficult. Here, is when the show is beginning to show how much bassity it can fit in one episode. Not only has the overall method of opening–it seems that  everyone will soon be in on Nick’s little secret. Hank (Russell Hornsby) has developed a heightened awareness of what’s going on around him, and his role has intensified. Renard (Sasha Roiz) is becoming more involved, and there was a certain change about him–what an episode this was!

In Bad Teeth just as Nick and his mother Kelly (Mary E. Mastrantonio) were getting acquainted, a nefarious Mauvais Dentes began to make a real mess of things. The episode picked up just when Nick was almost bested by the beast and his mother, handled things. Meanwhile, the investigation into the slaughtered FBI agents point to Nick, and is called in and questioned and Hank not too far from his partners side, however, Hank senses that something more is going on with Nick.

The circle of chaos continues to surround Juliette and her sleeping sickness. While Monroe and Rosalee worked out a cure to stop her memory loss–Catherine (Jessica Tuck), Adalind’s mother, was busy with her own cure, of sorts.

There’s a prince in Portland.

GRIMM -- "The Kiss" Episode 202 -- Pictured: Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

The Kiss was all about Renard doing what he can in order to keep Nick in Portland for some still yet unknown self serving purpose. Regardless of the potion Rosalee prepared for Juliette it would take the kiss of a prince to wake her and not just any prince–a prince with a pure heart.  Since it is impossible to find a man with a good heart, hence, the potion. He has to drink the concoction and Catherine informed him that it would not be a pleasant experience. This is significant–not only was it confirmed that Renard is of Royal blood–and barely human, it also confirmed that he is a small part of a greater whole.  He made another late night phone call to his brother about sending a Mauvais Dentes to Portland. He knew it had to be his brother because only a member of a royal family (there are seven) has the means to do so. So we got to see a bit of a transformation in him a little bit before, and after drinking the potion. Still, no Wesen classification for Renard yet. But whatever he is, burns red within him. He visits the hospital soon after and plants a kiss on Juliette. She wakes, but is her memory still intact?

My gripes so far–the show has a bad habit of eliminating potentially potent characters for the series. Catherine Shade, played brilliantly by Ms. Tuck, made an unfortunate and premature exit from the show. I felt that she was an essential character, and I know they could have found a lot more to do with her character in future episodes. I don’t know whether it was prudent for Kelly (played brilliantly by Mary E. Mastrantonio)  to leave with the Coins of Zakynthos. She just came back and now leaving with  the very items many have already died for. Well, she didn’t really leave. Just as they said their goodbyes she breaks in a car and heads off into the unknown. I have a feeling that she will be back. Also, I am  loving that the Rosalee and Monroe characters are not just stuck in that spice shop! They are out there, both getting dirty and both are helping to solve crimes.

The pacing is awesome so far. The show isn’t in a hurry to resolve in every episode and the dynamics are playing out succinctly. I absolutely cannot wait for episode three.

Well done guys. Glad you are back. #Grimmtastic


Grimm, The Kiss
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Review Summary:

Two Grimms are better than one, as Nick joins forces with his mother to take down his greatest threat yet.

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