Grimm recap: Dances With Wolves

Monroe faces his past when a little pig seeks revenge on three big bad wolves
Ep. 06 | Aired Dec 9, 2011

<p><p>Talk about a housing crisis: Nick suspects foul play after a man's house explodes.</p></p>

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"Little pig, little pig, let me come in," said the wolf to the pig. "Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin," said the pig to the wolf.

Welcome back to the second Grimm episode in as many days. I've got to tell you, I woke up this morning and I had no idea what day it was. But all's well that Grimm's well. Everyone is probably familiar with the tale of the three little pigs so I'll just bring up the key points: three pigs, one wolf, they keep building houses, he keeps blowing them down. When the wolf is unable to blow down the third pig's house of bricks, he tries to climb down the chimney but falls into a boiling kettle and is subsequently cooked and eaten.

Any Grimm episode that starts out with a Shake Weight is OK by me and "The Three Bad Wolves" did just that. Hap, an unkempt, portly, striped tank top-wearing Blutbad was enjoying a nice night home of TV and awkward exercise when he accidentally Shake Weighted a little too hard and threw the goofy thing out the window. Good thing too, because when he went outside to grab it his house blew up.

By morning the authorities were there to investigate but by all appearances it was just a gas leak that huffed and puffed and blew the house down. Hap, all things considered, was relatively unfazed by the incident -- he mourned for the loss of his Xena Warrior Princes #17 -- at least he was luckier than his brother, who had apparently died in a similar explosion one month earlier. Naturally, that information made Nick and Hank suspicious but the arson investigator, Lt. Orson, assured them there was no evidence of foul play. I love suspiciously obvious foul play, it always reminds me of Mystery Men: "He came home late and fell down an elevator shaft...onto some bullets."

After they left the scene of the accident, a mysterious woman on a motorcycle showed up and started looking around with her smell-o-vision, apparently finding something she didn't like. Isn't it weird how you can always tell a female motorcycle rider, no matter how tinted their helmet visor is? At the station, the boys asked Hap for any information on who would want to hurt him. Hap's an "entrepreneur" with a long list of debts from really, really bad get-rich-quick schemes but other than that he's a fairly harmless guy with a surfer-dude attitude. His old buddy Monroe arrived at the station to pick him up. Apparently they knew each other from their time in the Wolves Formerly Known as Big Bad treatment program. Nick told Monroe to keep an eye on him, since someone might have been trying to hurt Hap.

For a guy that just lost everything, Hap tried to make the most of his situation. He suggested they get some Peppermint Schnapps, order some pork and bro out wolf-style. Monroe wasn't thrilled about taking in guests and Hap was just about to leave when they heard some commotion outside. Nick had been watching the house but Hap's sister Angelina arrived on her motorcycle, assumed Nick was a threat and pulled him out through his driver side window. She realized Nick was a Grimm and nearly did some damage before Monroe and Hap intervened.

Angelina didn't like the idea of a Grimm hanging around but both Monroe and Hap vouched for him. "He's a cop AND a Grimm?" Hap asked. "Is that even legal?" Monroe finally calmed Angelina down, mostly because he didn't want a mess -- he just got his carpet cleaned. So there's Nick the Grimm, in a room with three Blutbaden. Just to refresh since it's been a few weeks, "Blutbad" is German for "blood bathers" and generally speaking are not the nicest of fairy tale creatures. Monroe and Hap are both fully reformed, peaceful wolves but Angelina seems like she hasn't been completely tamed. Not only that, but apparently she's Monroe's ex and knows how to get his blood boiling.

NEXT: Hungry like the wolf

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