September 3, 2012

Quick Thoughts: GRIMM, "Quill"

Doubters of how good Grimm can be should check out "Quill" because it was quite possibly the show's best outing to date.

First off, any episode that's focused on Monroe and Rosalee's automatically a win because they're two of the strongest characters on the show, but their romance also has the right combination of sweetness and humor. Seriously, how cute were they? This week's mystery was also a good mix of mythology and procedural as Nick and Hank had to deal with a Wesen outbreak, but what really sealed the deal were the actual stakes. Having Rosaless contract the yellow fever was a good move because it built the right amount of tension without feeling contrived. In the end, we all knew that she was going to be OK, but I had my doubts there for a quick second. Plus, "Quill" was one of the scariest episodes thanks to demon cats and the fairy tale outbreak.

If I had one complaint about the episode it was the fact that they tried to cram too much into it. While I appreciate the continued focus on backstory, mythology and storyarcs, I felt that including Juliette's amnesia and Renard's shady dealings were a bit too much. I would've much preferred that they be a part of their own episode instead of being shoe-horned into a solid Monroe-centric hour. But even then, that's only a minor quibble.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that so far Season 2's already surpassed Season 1. Sure, last year had some solid episodes, but it didn't have such a successful stretch like the start of this year has had. It's going to be a long wait until September 28 when Grimm returns to its home on Friday nights.


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