“The Huff and Puff Days Are Over!”
Tonight’s episode of Grimm was more romantic and lighthearted (yeah, that in spite of two murders occurring) than most of the other episodes. The obvious fairytale reference this week was The Three Little Pigs. In the GRIMM world, the Blutbaden (big bad wolves) have had an ancient feud with the Bauerschwein (pig humanoids). We are introduced to Eddie’s friend, “Hap” Lasser, Hap is short for Happy. He’s a happy-go-lucky Man-Boy party animal (think Seth Rogen in any Judd Apatow film) who just happens to be a reformed Blutbad. Sadly, Happy falls victim in the line of fire between his sister, Angelina and Lieutenant Peter Orson, an arson expert who has ruled that the recent rash of arsons at blutbad’s houses were accidents. Orson, it turns out, is a Bauerschwein. Of course, Monroe, yet again, comes to the rescue “You have to you know, honor the bond,” Monroe about Hap and him to Nick. There was a small thread of defining what family was. Angelina resents Nick because he is a Grimm. Captain Renard (a villain or bully fighter) turns his back on a fellow cop, “I’m not going to protect a dirty cop, but make sure you’re right.” Peter expects Nick to back him up
“Our families have never been enemies,” suggesting a history of friendship between Bauerschwein and Grimm.
I would be interested to see what creaturely form Grimms take. From my reading and understanding of the Grimms’ they could be portrayed as giants, or even ravens. I am thinking in particular of Eddie’ comments to Nick from the pilot, that all persons have a creaturely form. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Monroe has become the star of the show, one moment he’s all like,”it’s taken all of my self-control not to help her [Angelina],”Eddie, but in the last scene, the episode hints that Eddie aided Angelina in escaping the authorities (yeah, and he remains in denial that he is in love with her). It will be interesting to see where Monroe’s enigmatic personality takes the audience, as well as the mystery behind the terrorists known as the Grimms.