GRIMM Season Finale

by on May 22, 2012

in Entertainment, tv reviews

GRIMM season finale review - David Giuntoli & Silas Weir Mitchell

The first season of Grimm has come to a close with its first season finale and I must say, that the show has succeeded through the weeks of the first season, managed to have snagged a spot in my schedule.  At first it wasn’t a real eye-catcher but it was of the genre type television I’ve been know to enjoy, so I thought, what the heck, let’s watch.

As always, there are details in this piece that could be considered spoilers

David Giuntoli in GRIMMAt first I was wondering why all the monsters fear this Grimm, the man known as Nick Burkhardt, played by David Giuntoli (Aside from a 5-ep arc in Priveleged, this appears to be his first regular role).  But I think the addition of Eddie Monroe (played by Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break, My Name is Earl)) has rounded out the story telling wonderfully.

From a cop whose destiny is slowly becoming known to him, to his sidekick who is helping him understand this destiny, a monster himself with many varied hobbies that help him stay focused and resist those urges.  And don’t let that mild-mannered demeanor fool you.  When he turns and fights, he’s a fully capable ally of Nicks.  (As attested to the thug who had his arm ripped off early on in the season.)

And of course, whenever you see Sasha Roiz (Caprica, Warehouse 13) name show up in a cast, you know he’s probably going to be the smooth talking bad guy… or rough guy… and he definitely is here, playing police Captain Sean Renard, Nick’s boss!

As this first season of the show progressed along on NBC, we watched Nick learn about himself, and seemingly, get tougher as the season developed.  I mean, he put some ass kicking down on those two reapers and I thought that was totally cool.

Silas Weir Mitchell in GRIMMAnd as the season progressed, we also saw where he had to start considering the premise of maybe having to tell his police partner, Hank, and his wife.

And those two aspects have come to a head in the season finale.  But after Hank’s encounter with Monroe, I’m not sure how he may take it.  And with his wife being infected and Nick’s hand being forced to have to tell his wife, Juliette, well, that almost panned out.  Except for the fact that she thought he was actually nuts and when he asked Monroe to “show” her, she passed out from the infection she was given by Nick’s old nemesis, Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee).

And then, the “Woman in Black” showed up, lurking in the background throughout the episode.  It had me wondering what not trauma he was going to have to face off with next season.  But she did show up and kill Nick’s last childhood nightmare bad guy, Akira.

The Woman in Black (played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace)) gets done thumping Akira and turns to Nick and says something to the effect, it’s me Nicki.  And he stares and stares until he realizes that it’s his mom.

Bitsie Tulloch in GRIMMDang!  Is that a twisty surprise or what?  Especially when we’ve been led to believe all season that both his parents are dead.

But now that the first season is in the books, Grimm has been renewed for a second season and I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes.  We still have Adalind on the loose.  The Captain has yet to reveal his hand to Nick and what will Nick do with his wife?  Will she remember him just being nuts or did she see enough of Monroe to realize what’s up?  And what about Hank?  Does he start losing it because of what he’s seen and will Nick try to help by showing him this world of his?  I think that one can go either way!

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