Grimm Season 6 Episode 8 “The Son Also Rises” | Review

I get that we have to have an entree into the hell dimension behind the mirror. I agree that the remnant of Eve is the suitable catalyst for that. But now, attacked by the creature behind the mirror, she goes full on hexenbeist and is found unconscious on the floor of the spice shop. Why she didn’t ask to live there weeks ago is beyond me, but anyway, now that she’s near death, she’s no longer Eve, but returned to the Juliette personality and Nick sits vigil at her hospital bed and is all in love with her again. Why? For the love of all that’s holy, whyyyyy? From an acting, plot and character standpoint Adalind is the more compelling love interest and Claire Coffee the better actor.

With respect to the actual story this week: at least the MOTW is done well and with a welcomed twist. We are given a circumstance that we’ve never seen before. (Although, given that there are so many wesen in Portland, I’m surprised this particular unintended consequence had not become epidemic by now). Medical experiments with donor parts from dead wesen result in limb vogue and ensuing mayhem when the monster goes after his creators. This episode is an effective and suspenseful take on the Frankenstein monster motif with an added father-son dynamic that increases the emotional impact.

With only five episodes left, I’m starting to worry that not enough time is being spent setting up the final, series ending confrontation. Renard is using his never-before-revealed and mysteriously powerful Siberian connection to decipher the writings, so I suspect he’ll know more about them than anyone next week. As usual, we don’t know what he is really up to. And that throw-away line from Rosalee about wesens from outer space? Please, no. That’s too much, even for Grimm.

Dave Robbins
While wearing flannel shirts that are older than his editor, Dave works as the Associate Editor at the Brazen Bull where he often says things like: "Don't talk to me about David Lynch until you've seen Eraserhead."

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