With only one more episode of “Grimm” left in 2012, the “To Protect and Serve” episode was a thriller, with a title that had a double meaning. Not only did Hank and Nick take on a case that involved a Wesen new to the viewing audience, but Monroe also got a big surprise right as the screen went to black. This episode also guest starred Jason Gedrick as a death row inmate.
Hank was a patrol officer seven years ago when he and his partner were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance. They discovered two men shot multiple times and one suspect fleeing the scene. When all was said and done, Craig Ferren was convicted of murder of one person and attempted murder of another. Even though he didn’t dispute the fact that he had shot the men, he claimed he was acting in self-defense because the men turned into monsters and were cannibals. The court psychologists and everyone else involved didn’t believe that the men were cannibals and were certainly not monsters.
Called to the home of two brothers with plumbing problems, Ferren was in the kitchen working on the drain when the Kreski brothers began making disturbing jokes. When they stated they would like to have Ferren for dinner, he quickly replied he needed to leave as soon as the job was finished. The brothers laughed maniacal fervor and told Ferren he misunderstood; they wanted to have him for dinner. The Gulf War veteran retrieved a handgun from his toolbox and attempted to defend himself.
Even though Ferren drew pictures and described in vivid detail what he had experienced, he wasn’t believed and was sentenced to be executed for his crimes. As the day of his execution neared, Hank and Nick tried to track down physical evidence that would warrant the D.A. reopening the case. It wasn’t until they questioned the surviving Kreski brother that they discovered several decomposing bodies in his basement. This was enough evidence to stop Ferren’s execution and reopen the case involving his claims of cannibalism.
It turns out the Kreskis are a type of Wesen known as a Wendigo. They consume humans and bury the bones and other inedible parts in their basements or beneath their homes. It’s even believed, according to a newspaper clipping found in Aunt Marie’s trailer, that Jeffrey Dahmer may have been a Wendigo.
The unnatural attraction between Nick’s police captain and Nick’s girlfriend continued to grow. Sean and Juliette admitted that they had a problem and that the kiss they shared during the “Hour of Death” episode was a huge mistake. Sean was willing to try anything to get rid of the feelings he had for Juliette; in fact, he went so far as to suggest that he and Juliette visit a special shop that may be able to help the two of them. Reluctantly, Juliette agreed that she would meet with him and see what they could do to remedy the situation.
When Sean Renard and Juliette Silverton cautiously entered the tea shop, Monroe was in the back room. As they waited for him, their attraction for one another couldn’t be controlled and they began kissing one another passionately. Monroe stepped out of the back room, but they didn’t hear him until he cleared his throat. Juliette then turned to Monroe. With a shocked look on his face, all Monroe could say was, “Oh. Wow.”
On the last episode of “Grimm” to air in 2012, Claire Coffee returns as Adalind Schade in “Season of the Hexenbiest.” The weekly program will return after the Christmas season with new episodes.
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