Saturday, April 26, 2014
'Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen' -- Grimm 3x19
Warning: Spoiler Alert
"Nobody calls me 'Theresa'."
"What do they call you?"
[super dramatic] "Trouble." [/dramatic]
Really? Come. On. I know you guys could do better than that. That's got to be one of the most cliché things that the writers could have done with this character. Yeah, let's have her be a Grimm who doesn't know that she's a Grimm (and have her conveniently wear sunglasses during the one fight that we see her have, cuz we now know that it's the eyes that the Wesen community know that they are dealing with a Grimm), have her be a troubled teen (who's actually in her early 20s), complete her look with a leather jacket, combat boots, and a semi-punk hair cut ... and let's make sure that she tells the one person who asks what she should be called that she is "Trouble." ::giant eye roll::
I kind of like the idea of Nick having someone who he can mentor as a Grimm. It's not only the idea that he would probably be good at it, or that he would probably learn a whole hell of a lot about being a Grimm by mentoring someone else (since he, himself, doesn't have someone there to tell him what's normal for Grimms), but it would do someone else a lot of good ... and it might do the Grimm and Wesen communities good to have Nick mentoring someone else who isn't going to be part of the Grimm/Wesen Establishment (and who would be willing to friends with Wesen, and wouldn't go in swinging without necessarily knowing why he's supposed to kill a certain Wesen).
But the way that they set up Theresa's character was that I didn't feel like they set up her backstory well enough. I really want to know why it is that she didn't know that she was a Grimm. Did her parents die before they could tell her? Did she run away before they had a chance (and they thought that they still had plenty of time)? What? It makes more sense to me that if Wesen children know what they are from an early age, Grimm kids should know what they are from an early age, too. Nick's mom and aunt both knew, and it doesn't seem fair that they kept everything from him, and it doesn't make a lot of sense to me that Theresa's parents (or parent) kept this information away from her ... especially if it might help her later on, when there are a whole lot of people out there who would try to kill her for what she was. And the thing is that it doesn't make a lot of sense to me that the wee!Grimms wouldn't notice that there was something weird going on with their parents (or at least one of them), and there were people out there trying to hurt them ... or they're being shipped off to live with their aunts with no warning. I really want more fleshing out of this part of the mythos.