I thoroughly enjoyed this. I just have to say - it's brilliant how they make the visuals simultaneously beautiful and disturbing. The mushroom garden - my goodness.
I love Graham. The pilot had me fearing that he would be sort of one-dimensional, tortured with nothing else going on. He's turning out to be quite layered. He's unbelievable tortured, but at the same time he's not so tortured and broken that he can't have a somewhat light conversation with a friend (Alana in the hospital room).
I'm also really pleased with what they're doing with Jack. Dr Lecter is so freakin intriguing. Also - Freddie Lounds as a woman - I didn't see that coming, but I don't hate it.
@marthafranklin - Nashville was ALWAYS a soap opera. Just one that has kick-ass music :-)
Dear goodness - Juliette is one of the dumbest people on this earth. "Oooh - I barely know this former drug addict, but he blew my mom's therapy off to be with me and he says yes to everything I want - let me make him my manager!!" Did she ACTUALLY let Dante convince her that Deacon took advantage of her? On what earth?? He's going to bleed her DRY.
The scene between Deacon & Rayna at the hospital was fantastic. The closer we get to a Deacon/Rayna reunion, the more worried I get about how Deacon's gonna react when he finds out that Maddie is his daughter. That's all I can think about. That is NOT going to be pretty.
No one talks about Rayna's sister - I REALLY like her. She's like the best of Lamar and Rayna in one package.
I really love how supportive Gunnar is of Scarlett. And I LOVE that he didn't get all green-eyed when Scarlett sang with Will. However - I don't like Will - I'm afraid he's going to mean danger for Scarlett and Gunnar.
So is this a bottle episode or a clip episode? :-)
You guys forgot Up All Night in the "might as well be cancelled" section - it hasn't officially been cancelled yet, has it?
NBC would be CRAZY to cancel Grimm. But it is NBC....
1. Seriously Teddy? Bringing your mistress to your wife's house? That's just trashy.
2. I hope Lamar lives - just to see if having a near death experience changes how he lives.
3. I just want Deacon to be happy. And MAN, I love Chip Esten!
4. Holy crow - is there ANYONE Juliette won't sleep with?
5. YAHOO to Scarlett and Gunnar! I knew that's why he was upset, we all knew he wouldn't pull an Avery.
6. Avery - I really hope he finds himself somehow.
@kaitcat - From what we know so far, the wesen only see Nick as a Grimm when he recognizes them as wesen; when they woge and he sees their true form. Otherwise they're unaware of who he is. Kellogg never changed in front of Nick.
I enjoyed this episode a lot - it's nice to have a little light-heartedness thrown into the (pardon the pun) grim nature of the show. I really enjoyed the whole conspiracy to set the lawyer up to get his sweat, Bud is always amusing, and Monroe with the toads/Hank-Nick distracting was just pure comedy.
On the flip-side, I also love angry Monroe. Don't mess with the Blutbad's woman! I also like how they use Hank's learning about the Grimm world to remind us what the different levels of conspiracy are - quite frankly, I completely forgot who the Verrat were.
Juliette's storyline is just moving WAY too slowly. I was hoping that the Spanish woman would shed some more light than the vagueries she brought.
Also, the scene with Adalind and Renard's brother was a little out of place in this episode.
I wholeheartedly disagree with this review. Britta did NOT confuse Sophie B Hawkins with Susan B Anthony; she committed a simple phonemic paraphasia. She obviously knew the difference between the two. She COMMITTED to the error because Winger was making fun of her, and really, who hasn't stuck to a lie in the face of embarrassment?
As for Shirley and Annie trying to hook Abed up - it's not unprecedented (remember Abed's Don Draper?). I think that actually fell quite naturally in the plot of a school dance episode. There was definite soul in Abed's storyline, AND in Pierce/Britta's interactions.
I think I'm going to stop with the Community reviews. I usually love reading people's insight whether I agree or not - but I feel like reviewers are ESPECIALLY nit-picky and unfair this season.
I loved this. It was captivating, the acting was superb, and the characters are compelling. I agree with this review; it's GORY, but the gore is an integral part of the story, rather than something superfluous just for show. That being said - was anyone else screaming "don't eat that!!" when Lecter brought Graham breakfast?!
One of the things that makes this show so interesting is the spoiler that every viewer is privy to; we know who/what Hannibal Lecter is. That makes the dynamic between Lecter and Graham even more fascinating - we know so much that Graham doesn't and the anticipation of him finding out is thrilling.
It's too bad NBC's flailing so much - they could have put Grimm and Hannibal together and marketed it as "Freaky Friday" or something.
On a personal note, it was very hard to get over Quantico being the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. I had many lectures in that very hall that Graham was teaching in.
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