Grimm recap: Corpses and Kisses

Hank's newfound knowledge of the Wesen world leads him to reopen a 7-year-old murder case
Ep. 11 | Aired Nov 9, 2012

CREEPY CRAWLIES Nick (David Giuntoli) aren't the only ones crawling around in Johnny Kreski's crawlspace. They find their evidence covered in bugs crawling their way through skulls and rib cages.

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The books of Nick’s ancestors have provided a few details about Wendigos: They’re cannibals, so Ferren’s fear of being eaten now makes total sense. But can they really be called cannibals if they’re Wesen eating humans? Are Wesen actually human and monster all in one, or just monsters? Wesen What could be really intriguing gross is if Wendigos ate other Wesen.

After taking a frustratingly long time to realize that Wendigos’ practice of burying the remains of bodies they eat probably means Kreski has some bodies buried somewhere, Nick and Hank finally dig up evidence good enough to exonerate Ferren: Kreski has pile of rotting skeletons beneath the crawlspace in his house. After a bit of fighting with the recently arrived-home Kreski, a bit of pushing refrigerators out of the way, and a bit of tumbling into – ew! – a pile of worm-covered corpses, Nick and Hank kill Kreski and make the call to the DA barely, barely in time to stop Ferren’s execution.

I liked getting see Hank finally being the one to save the day, fighting off Kreski while Nick was stuck in the crawlspace, shooting the Wendigo when Nick had let him get away. Yeah, I get that Nick’s the star of the show, so he’s going to have his moments with the criminals more than Hank, but it was great – and appropriate since it was Hank who had put the wrong guy behind bars on this case – to see Hank getting to be the hero this time.

The episode wraps up with Renard convincing Juliette to meet up with him at Rosalee’s spice shop to put an end to their shared obsession. But the moment Juliette walks in, they can’t keep their hands off each other. And who walks in on them in the middle of an intense snogging session? Monroe, of course. “Oh boy,” he says, and that’s all we see this week – we’ll have to wait until next week’s mid-season finale to see how Monroe, Juliette and Renard handle the cat being out of the bag.

Time for your two cents, Grimm fans. What did you think of this episode? Were you ever really worried that Ferren wouldn’t get saved, or did you know Hank and Nick would make the call in time? Did the flashback make anyone else want to see the day Nick and Hank met, the first case they worked on together? What do you think about this new Wesen? Is anyone else still finding it hard to believe Renard didn’t know that Monroe is friends with Nick, the guy he’s keeping such close tabs on? Do you think we have reason to hope Nick will discover the object of his girlfriend’s obsession next week? And finally figure out who the prince in Portland is? Sound off below!

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