Grimm Review: Return to Sender

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"Leave It To Beavers" is the episode we’ve all been waiting for. In many ways it is the perfect episode to transition towards the end of the season. So many of its plot culminations are moments we’ve been rooting for and wanting and waiting to see since the beginning of the series.

Juliette, Nick, & Monroe

The negative to tonight’s episode is it, in what is typical Grimm fashion by now, leaves more questions than answers. It ends up hindering the quality of the episode, all of these pieces are in play but we’re still mostly in the dark. There are no plot revelations at the end of the episode that shine light on what we’ve witnessed nor are we any closer to figuring out what is going on in this struggle that Nick is finding himself deeper in.

Hopefully, with three more episodes left in the season some of these questions will be answered.

Aside from those complaints, “Beavers” is a fantastic episode.

To begin, Juliette and Monroe finally had a chance to sit down together and get to know one another, and it was as awkward as all of us have hoped for. I would not be surprised to learn that the writers might have been holding out on letting Juliette in on Nick’s Grimm life just for this moment. Watching them try to cover up their slip-ups in stories as Juliette slightly probed Monroe on his friendship with Nick provided a lot of comedy the show has been missing lately.

Not only that, the bromance between Nick and Monroe has really hit its stride as well. I can’t remember the last time a solid bromance began with tackling and Grimm survival training in the woods, to awkward dinner conversation, to hiding bodies and deciding to invite more reapers to town.

Sounds like just another day in Portland.

Can we just take a moment and relish in just how much of a badass Nick is tonight? His character shift is absolutely fantastic. At the beginning of the series Nick was a cop and maybe a Grimm. Now he’s

Nick: I'm a Grimm. I'm also a cop. | permalink

Nick is doing the bare minimum to cover up being a Grimm now. He has fully immersed himself into his new role and his new world. He’s hiding bodies, shooting to kill, rallying support and using his position of power in the Wesen world to his advantage. It’s a very far cry from the Nick we started with, but even for all that’s changed his core is still the same. He’s a good man and he wants to help and protect people. He’s not afraid of going against the norm if it means doing what he believes is the right thing to do nor does he cut off heads for dissenting opinions amongst the Wesen.

No, Nick and Monroe cut the heads off reapers to send a message. The reapers were not very menacing this time around, and not just because they were thoroughly beat down by the chief ass kicker. No, they weren’t very scary this time around because their leader seems to think Renard’s greatest weakness comes in twos. Seriously? Your master plan to get the Grimm and outwit Renard is with two Reapers?

No wonder Nick and Monroe sent a message asking for better Reapers.

What did you think of tonight’s Grimm?

Leave It To Beavers Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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Grimm Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

Oh my God, dude, you took out two reapers.


Nick: I think I need to send 'em a message.
Monroe: I think you do too, and you know what? When it comes to sending these guys messages two heads are better than one.