The writers, producers and stars of NBC’s hit “Grimm” sure know how to leave an audience hanging. Last night, Friday, Nov. 16, NBC aired the final episode of the Portland, Oregon-based series of 2012. Viewers will now have to wait until sometime in the new year to discover if Nick’s roommate status with Monroe is permanent, if Hank has long term injuries and if Captain Renard will really tear apart Aunt Marie’s trailer looking for the key the Verat has been searching for.
“Season of the Hexenbiest” was the twelfth episode in the second season of “Grimm” and it started with Adalind Schade returning to Portland from Vienna where she spent time with Captain Renard’s brother, Eric. She quickly made the rounds to visit all of her former acquaintances and pumped Juliette for information as they shared a cup of tea at Portland Java. She received just enough information to make Nick’s life even more miserable before being arrested for murdering her mother.
The moment Adalind showed up on Hank’s doorstep, he should have known danger would follow. No sooner had he shut the front door than he was jumped by two Hundjäger. The beating Hank sustained landed him in the hospital barely able to move and covered in bandages and bruises.
The former Hexenbiest, Adalind, also warned Sean Renard he had 48 hours to secure the key that is currently in Nick’s possession. If he failed to deliver, she would reveal his identity as a Royal – and Hexenbiest – to Nick. She also assured him that she had seen his brother in Vienna, in fact she had seen “all of him.” Renard replied coolly, “Not much of an achievement.”
Monroe also told Nick that he had seen Juliette kissing another man in the spice shop. He was reluctantly to tell his friend the news that could destroy his future happiness with Juliette, but he felt he owed it to him. As Nick left for home, Monroe tried to reassure him that perhaps the kiss has something to do with the spell Adalind put on Juliette. Nick, however, didn’t feel any better.
When Nick arrived home to talk with Juliette, he let her tell him the truth. She seemed remorseful that she was hurting Nick, but not enough to try to repair their relationship. For a moment she was ready to reveal the identity of the man she has feelings for, but Nick told her it didn’t really matter.
With Adalind sitting in jail, Hank recovering in the hospital and Juliette confused about her feelings, Nick went upstairs to find her sleeping in bed. He told her he would no longer be sleeping on the couch. When she informed him, in no uncertain terms, that he wouldn’t be sleeping in the bed, he went to the closet and removed a suitcase. He began packing and Juliette returned to bed.
Nick arrived on Monroe’s doorstep and although Monroe told Nick he can stay as long as he needs to, there is one more bit of information Monroe needed to share with him. He realized where he has seen the man Juliette was with before. He then moved away from in front of the TV to reveal Captain Renard talking to the press about a recent missing persons case. Nick looked as if he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
The last shot before the screen faded out showed Captain Renard exiting his car at the storage lot where Nick keeps Aunt Marie’s trailer. He stood facing the door and the screen faded to reveal a couple of sentences.
To Be Continued….Sorry
While the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday events will keep fans of “Grimm” busy, it’s with much anticipation that viewers await to see the conclusion of “Season of the Hexenbiest” in 2013.
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