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Grimm 1x04: Lonelyhearts

Posted on the 27 November 2011 by Tvgeek @TVGeek_blog

Grimm 1x04: Lonelyhearts

Original Air Date: 18 November 2011

Storyline: After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick sends Monroe undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect. In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he'll have to get past Captain Renard. Best Quote:

Eddie: (answering the door) Really?
Nick: Look, if I had anybody else I could talk to about this stuff, I'd go there.
Eddie: I feel like I should complain, but... I'm just not in that mode right now. Come on.

The Story: BluebeardIntro: "There she paused for a while thinking... but the temptation was so great that she could not conquer it."Review: The story of Bluebeard is a frightening one, even when not reinvented as a serial rapist in Grimm. Having well-known actor Patrick Fischler play Billy Capra (notice the last name as well), the toad-eater pheromone-spreading Ziegevolk, made the character even creepier. It's hard to imagine a seemingly harmless innkeeper capable of kidnapping and impregnating so many women.

So far, Nick has managed to keep his Grimm life hidden from his partner; it hasn't been difficult, not when all evidence helps Nick convince everyone of the legitimacy of his theories. Discovering Capra as the guilty one seemed an easier task than in the previous episodes, and the action part was mostly concentrated in the chase from the last five minutes, one that allowed for an amazing display of goat-like jumping unseen in such a dorky guy before. 
I can't say I didn't like the Ziegevolk storyline, though it didn't keep me quite so interested as the previous cases. The best part was following Eddie at the bar, almost falling for Capra's charm, much like the ladies he was trying to impregnate. Monroe is responsible for putting the fun in the Grimm business and he does a great job every time. He cracks me up every time when he ends up being the sidekick even when he doesn't want to, not to mention that seeing a guy playing the violin is actually sexy.
Which leaves us to the most entertaining part of this week's installment being the side plot. Felicity alum Henri Lubatti plays a reaper coming into town to seek revenge for the death of Hulda, aunt Marie's attacker from the season premiere. Apparently one can be French and threatening, go figure! Type-casting doesn't seem to bother Lubatti, who has made a career out of playing exotic characters, and seeing him with the scythe actually gave me goosebumps. Not so many, though, as Renard's "this is my town" speech, followed by cutting the reaper's ear with his own weapon. Now that was cool! 
So, captain Renard is some king of big shot reaper himself, one who can really control his dark side and keep Nick from finding out he was working for one of the creatures he's supposed to kill. I'm wondering why he hasn't killed Nick already, since his is a race whose main purpose is to hunt down and kill the Grimms. Renard must want something important from Nick.
I find this show being refreshing for not putting the pressure on romance; Nick having a steady girlfriend is a good thing, as I've gotten bored by the obsession of always making the main characters search for the one. 
Grimm takes a break until December, when I hope to see the mythology develop some more. I've grown to like this show and I want it to become a permanent addition for my Friday nights.Grimm 1x03: BeeWare Back to Season 1

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