Last week Sarah finally went home after weeks of weak designs and executions. This week is probably one of my favorite challenges because if you didn’t know, I kind of love Grimm! The contestants get to meet up with Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Mac in the forest where there are several crime scenes hidden around. The challenge is to determine and create the creature that committed the crime based on the crime scene they choose. Monroe tells them to really think of each creature because they all kill differently and that it is a dark world out there. Each contestant has 30 minutes once they claim their crime scene to get inspired and sketch out a design. I kind of wish Silas was the guest judge this week but at least we got to see him for a few seconds!
Everyone rushes to pick their sketchbooks up and then to claim the perfect crime scene since the three winners will move on to the finale. Derek runs up to a scene with a biker who has slash marks and puncture wounds so he immediately thinks of a werewolf which is what he had wanted to do. He looks around a little more and realizes that there are feathers and quickly changes his design to a bird-like creature. Roy and Laura walk up to the same scene but Roy leaves it to survey the others. Laura takes a peek and notices venom injection marks and realizes it would be a snake-like creature so she runs off to another scene because she doesn’t want to do it. Nicole finds a picnic scene with claw marks and fur and takes the werewolf that Derek wanted. Laura runs over to where Roy is and grabs the number to ensure she won’t get the snake which now belongs to Roy by default.
Laura’s crime scene is covered in spider webs and her victim has bite marks and allergic reactions. Instead of going the traditional spider route, Laura decides to do a hybrid bug with spider attributes. She know she has to do something that people can’t forget since it’s almost the end. Roy ends up with the snake creature that he passed up earlier and decides to do a female biker snake. This is about the point where I realize that the victims are actual models with make-up applications. Seriously I thought they were mannequins or dummies but then I saw that Roy’s victim was breathing. I know I’m not the only one and also why do they keep thinking that this is a snake? Don’t snakes live birth so how do you explain the egg? I’m over thinking this right? Derek’s creature will be a raptor that has evolved instead of becoming extinct and Nicole is sort of floundering on a back story.