Saturday, January 4, 2014

Grimm Season 3, Episode 9; Red Menace

Well, a New Year, and Grimm returns with a new wonderful episode. This time, Grimm goes Russian. What I expected from this episode and what I got are both good and disappointing. We will start off with what is good.

I love the new healing Wesen, the Koschie. They are so creepy, creepier than I originally thought they where going to be. The scene when the Koschie, Grigori, totally takes over his assassin by grabbing and twisting his wrist, and then giving him a lethal dose of radiation, is both creepy and incredibly thrilling. I mean come on! An assassin?! When was the last time we saw an assassin!? That's right, the Nuckelavee from Season 2, Episode 5, "The Good Shepherd", and Nick totally owned his ass! Also, just how cool would it be to be a Koschie? You get poisoned, and shot four times, and you still live! You get poisoned, and stabbed with a pair of scissors, and yet, you still live! Then again, it seems like when you use your healing powers, you yourself become weaker. Also, you can both heal, and then give someone radiation from hell. So, use it wisely!

He's staring into your soul...

Another side plot that I found surprisingly interesting was Juliette's friend. She lives somewhere outside of Portland, and, is apparently, a Fuchsbau! And she is married with a Klaustreich! Still, Nick knows she is Wesen, but Juliette doesn't know. And nobody except Juliette's friend knows her husband is Wesen. That cliffhanger at the end is also very exciting. And by the looks of it in the promo, Juliette will face off against the Klaustreich and apparently kick his ass!
The last time we saw a Klaustreich, was Season 1, Episode 16 "The Thing With Feathers". That time, the Klaustreich kept his wife, a very rare Wesen called a Seltenvogel, which produces a golden egg that is very valuable, and abused her and kept her just so he can get the egg. However, he failed, and Nick also took him down fairly easily.

However, I have one negeative, even if it is. The second new Wesen in the episode was the Malin-Fatal. Originally, I read that it was a Siberian Tiger like Wesen, and I was excited with that prospect. Then, it turns out they are actually a warthog like Wesen. Either that source was wrong, or it was originally a Siberian Tiger, but then the writers or producers changed it to be a warthog. Either way, I still enjoyed the episode, the end of it was very unexpected. A great start to the new year, and next week looks like another great one!

Originally a Siberian Tiger....

The almost invincible Wesen.

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