“Eve” finds herself in the “other place” after having gone through the mirror. She is surrounded by snow covered standing stones and reeks of regret. She discovers that she cannot return. She is horrified by a fight between wesen and a human where the human is savage and the wesen remain in full woge even after death.
Meanwhile, back in Portland, everybody decides to try to explain what they know to both Renard and Diana. Renard calls his Siberian connection, and as it turns out, Diana is more than just connected to the symbols, she is central to a newly revealed prophecy. Apparently, the big bad on the other side wants to kidnap Diana and have a hundred children with her. Needless to say, Team Grimm and Dad Renard are on the same page when it comes to protecting Diana. Annoyingly, this new detail is added to the plot at the last minute, but at least it solves the problem of how to reasonably explain why the Captain would join forces with the Scoobies.
Nick uses the stick to go to the other side. In the moments before the confrontation with the skull-faced red-eyed big bad he witnesses “Eve” be more Eve-like once again. To be fair, the ensuing monologue is the best piece of acting Bitsie Tulloch has done in the entire six years of the show. Maybe it helped that she calls herself “Elizabeth” now.
So, two more episodes are left, and we have an idea what the confrontation is all about and who is siding with who. Gone are the distractions of the Black Claw, The Royals, The Resistance, the stupid coins, and who killed who’s Mom.
The only things missing to complete our noble gathering of heroes are Jacqueline Toboni as Trubel and Danny Bruno as Bud.
This was without a doubt one of the best episodes of the season. I can overlook the flaws because all of the performances were excellent, and in Bitsie’s case beyond what I thought were within her capabilities.