Tuesday, May 5, 2015
'You Don't Know Jack' -- Grimm 4x20
Warning: Spoiler Alert
I feel like the writers are trying to make us think that there's some sort of significance to "Jack's" shoes in this episode. Either that we should recognize them as being someone's, or so that we will remember them for later on. And I am kind of getting the feeling that they want us t think that "Jack" is actually Renard, but I'm really hoping that it turns out to be someone else. Renard would feasibly wear the kind of shoes that Jack was wearing, he has been having lots of missing time (where in this possible alternate personality could be doing something), and he was at what's her face's house right before she was killed. It really does seem like they are wanting to lead us that way, but I'm holding out for it to be a red herring (since, in a way), it feels a little too much like we're being led around by the nose).
There is something going on with Renard and the water, I'm almost positive of that, but I'm still not sure what it could be. I wonder what it could be that would continue to draw him back to water, but I think I'll have to get a little more information before I try to even speculate on what it may be.
So, it looks like we're back to having Adalind without her powers, only this time it was of her own free will. From a writing standpoint, it would create all sorts of new possibilities between her and Juliette to have Juliette with the upper hand now (and being the one with the possibility of getting back at her for the memory spell she did on Juliette), but from a character standpoint, it seemed kind of stupid for her to suppress her abilities. Sure, it may have been the only real way for them to be completely sure that the potion worked, but it was pretty stupid of her to do so. She already knew that Juliette wanted to kill her, and that Juliette wasn't likely to want to go along with anything that would mean that she lost her new powers (especially if Adalind knew full well that Juliette was starting to like having all of the new powers that she has at her disposal). All she's really doing is leaving herself open to get killed (open in a way that she wasn’t before now).
I'm wondering what sort of affect this potion will have on the baby. Will he be all Grimm now, without any Wesen abilities? We've seen how Adalind getting her powers back only made Diana's powers stronger (even before she was born); is it possible that this potion will suppress that side of the new baby, or is it possible that it might suppress both sides? That would be an interesting development ... if he turned out to be your run of the mill human cuz of that potion. What I'm really hoping is that they don't turn around and have Adalind do something that will bring back her powers, only to make the baby's powers stronger; they already did that with Diana, and doing it again will be extra tired. But then, they are kind of rehashing her losing her powers again, so it's possible that they might try to do something to enhance the baby's powers while he's still in utero.
The burning of Aunt Marie's trailer and taking what they were able to salvage (which I'm amazed that they were able to salvage anything the way that the fire was going) to Monroe and Rosalee's (also with the talk of bringing back the kid in the next episode) makes me want even more to have Josh and the kid turn into the super librarians of the Grimm universe. I still want so bad for Josh and the kid to be like the Watchers from "Highlander: The Series" that it's kind of driving me crazy (WRITERS! MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!). After all, there has to be a way that they can make the information that they gather safer so that this sort of thing doesn't happen again; I never liked the idea of just leaving the trailer out somewhere (regardless of where it was) without anyone making sure that all the stuff that was inside of it was safe (look at all the generations worth of work they lost in that fire). Keep Josh and the kid in charge of making sure no one tries to torch the place, and there's a better chance that all of that information (and all of those tools) might make it on to the next generation of Grimms. Also, I think it's kind of great that Nick trusts Monroe and Rosalee enough to keep such valuable stuff in their house. I love the trust between the gang members like whoa (this is, of course, excluding Renard, since he’s not actually part of the gang proper).