Episode 18 – Cat and Mouse
“‘Perhaps some accident has befallen him,’ said the king, and the next day he sent out two more huntsmen who were to search for him.’”
Within the Wesen community there is a secret society called the Varrat who control various aspects in the government and those in power. Ian Harmon is fleeing the Varrat who have followed him to Portland where he ends up at Rosalie’s shop looking for her brother. He also asks for assistance as he was shot while fleeing the Varrat. Rosalie was previously in a relationship with Ian and knows his importance to the Wesen community so she agrees to help him though it puts her in grave danger. She enlists the help of Monroe who reluctantly agrees to help. Ian had been pursued by a man named Waltz who visits with Renard to ask for his assistance (Does everyone know how important Renard is?) and tells him that High Command has not been happy that many resistance members have found safety in Portland. Renard declines to help and Waltz threatens him before leaving. Hank and Nick investigate Ian’s shooting but have no luck uncovering much information. Waltz is in pursuit of Ian and finds a bartender who reveals that a camera shop owner forges documents and perhaps Ian went there. The bartender is killed and as Nick and Hank investigate the scene, Waltz himself visits Nick as a possible witness to gather more information on finding Ian. Waltz visits the camera shop owner and threatens him to help him find Ian who will likely visit him to get forged documents and continue traveling. Nick meets with Rosalie, Monroe and Ian whom he believes killed the bartender. Nick attempts to arrest Ian but Rosalie and Monroe explain it wasn’t possible that Ian killed him and they realize it was Waltz whom Nick met earlier. It’s explained to Nick that the resistance are working to stop the corruption of the Varrat and that Ian is a very valuable member who needs Nick’s protection. Rosalie goes to get Ian’s new passport from the camera shop owner and unknowingly leads Waltz back to Ian who had been hiding at the shop. Waltz pretends to be a customer but the camera shop owner had slipped a warning into Ian’s documents but it’s too late as she is held captive in exchange for Ian. Monroe and Nick fool Waltz by pretending to be customers and save Rosalie. Ian comes in and shoots Waltz dead in front of Nick. Nick is torn between his duties as a detective and his life as a Grimm. He arrests Ian even though Rosalie pleads with him that the Verrat will kill him in jail. However, Nick brings Ian to a bus station and lets him go with cash and a new passport but warns him not to return. It seems this time being a Grimm is more important than being a detective.
Episode 19 – Leave it to Beavers
“‘Wait!’ the troll said, jumping in front of him. ‘This is my toll bridge. You have to pay a penny to cross.’”
Nick and Monroe start exploring Aunt Marie’s trailer and find a cache of ancient weapons which they test out and find Nick has a natural ability to wield them. Robert, a Eisbiber, is at a construction site where he is meeting with Sal, a Hasslich that he owes money. He decides that he is no longer going to allow Sal to extort him and plans to head to the DA. Sal, not agreeing with this decision, kills Robert by burying him in cement. Sal doesn’t realize that Arnold, another Eisbiber, had been nearby and witnessed the entire murder. Arnold calls 911 and then goes into hiding as Eisbiber are not known for being brave. Hank and Nick investigate the murder and trace the 911 call to Arnold so they go to his house and try to speak with him. Nick realizes that Arnold is friends with two other Eisbiber that he has previously met, one being the refrigerator repairman. Juliette wants to invite Monroe over for dinner but Nick is resistant because everything they do is Grimm related and hard to explain without giving away who Nick really is. Nick and Hank go and visit with Sal as they found he was supposed to meet with Robert that night. His goons give him an alibi but Nick and Hank are unconvinced. Sal is not pleased with his plans in danger and states that Nick is a Grimm that needs to be dealt with before he can further interfere with their business. Nick meets with Bud, the repairman Eisbiber, who admits that he knows Arnold and reveals he works at the construction site and that Hasslich always want a cut in bridge construction similar to paying the troll toll. Bud lies to Nick and tells him he has no idea where Arnold could be. After Nick leaves, Bud visits Arnold at a friend’s basement and convinces him to vote at the next Eisbiber lodge meeting on whether he should come forward to testify against Sal. Monroe comes over for dinner with Juliette and Nick and explains they met during one of Nick’s cases (which is true) but things get awkward and their stories get twisted. Monroe deflects by asking for the recipe of the meal Juliette has created for them. Nick attends the lodge meeting with Bud and pleads for Arnold to come forward but some of the Eisbiber are nervous to change the status quo as they are not brave creatures by nature and fear retaliation. The vote is for Arnold to stay hidden and Bud is ashamed of his people who had the chance to stand up with a Grimm on their side. This causes Arnold to decide to be brave for once and come forward. Sal, meanwhile, believes that he needs to get rid of Nick in order to protect himself and his business so he hires two Reapers to dispatch Nick. Nick arrests Sal and Arnold identifies him. They decide it’s best if Arnold hides at the lodge until the trial. Nick volunteers to drive him to the lodge but is unaware of the Reapers that have started to follow him. Nick fights with the Reapers until one accidentally beheads the other which gives Nick time to take him out. He calls Monroe to help dispose of the bodies but they realize that if the do not send a message, more will continue to come. Nick comes home to tons of gift baskets from the Eisbiber community as gratitude for saving Arnold. Juliette questions exactly what Nick did but he just replies that he was doing his job. The Head Reaper who dispatched the others on Nick receives a box from him with the heads of the Reapers and a note saying to send his best next time.