Grimm, Ep 2.02, “The Kiss”: More than one way to wake a sleeping beauty
Grimm, Season 2, Episode 2: “The Kiss”
Written by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
Directed by Terrence O’Hara
Airs Mondays at 10pm ET on NBC (Fridays at 9pm ET starting 9/14)
This week’s Grimm continues the high stakes of the premiere while wrapping last week’s main story threads and pushing the ongoing threads along slowly. Nick gets in trouble with the Feds, Juliette awakes with amnesia, the Prince in Portland becomes pure of heart by cheating, and Nick’s mom may or may not have left town with the coins.
The Mauvais Dentes creature proves unable to put up a fight against two Grimms. After last week’s gruesome display of his handiwork, he really does not live up to his reputation as the worst of the worst, though the fight is well done. This scene might have worked better in the previous episode, as it feels tacked onto this one. However, despite these quibbles, the Mauvais Dentes is a great looking creature played with appropriate intensity.
The backlash from killing the creature and accidentally leaving behind evidence opens a new can of worms for Nick; he carries enough baggage without an FBI investigation too. In the end, the FBI agents do not consider him to be a murderer but remain suspicions of his “instincts”. Nick must be more careful than usual if the Feds keep trailing him. Also, how much does the FBI know about the Wesen/Grimm world? How much have the Royal Families infiltrated the Bureau? It may very well be a routine inquiry, but only time will tell…