“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;”
Bring back a Grimm quote… Unless this means that Juliette dies.
We see a boat in the North Atlantic, it’s raining, and it is 10 days ago. Inside the boat we hear lots of banging and yelling from one of the shipping containers. I’d assume it’s human trafficking, but this is Grimm, not Law and Order (or is it).
Cut to 9 days later, in Portland Harbor, a lonely security guard hears something and then sees blood leaking from the shipping container. He calls for backup… three men go in and see a carnage. There is blood on walls, words written in French and then some unsettling hear growling… then a toothy little bastard jumps from above and kills them.
It’s Portland, “put a bird on it”.
A lady from Law and Order, Criminal Intent, cloaked in black gets to Nick’s house just in time to watch Akira Kimura beat the bejesus out of Nick for the mysterious coins. She lurks around the house for a while, and when she comes in she first beats the crap out of Nick, and then stabs Kimura in the chest.
I can’t believe Captain Callas stabbed me. Is this Law & Order?
“Nick, Nicky… it’s me”
“Mom?” (What’s left unsaid, “why did you just beat me up?”)
The beast in container turns back to human form and looks at what he’s done. He seems fine with it. No guilt for the wicked. (Ask my old boss.)
Nick and Scarface (Mom) both agree Kimura (the stabbed guy) was sent by the Dragon’s Tongue. They don’t have much time to discuss it because we hear police sirens so Scarface vanishes. Sgt. Wu is on the scene… yippee. I heart Sgt Wu, but in a much different way than I heart Captain Renard. Yum. Captain Renard looks shaken up on seeing Kimura lying on the floor. Renard tells Nick to go be with Juliette in her coma state at the hospital. Nick doesn’t want to (I wouldn’t either, she’s boring awake or in a coma). Monroe and Rosalee are working on potions to try to wake Juliette up… (Don’t bother, she’s fine just the way she is.)
Scarface provides Nick with a little back story as to why she’s not dead, (she was busy on Law and Order). Apparently she wasn’t in the car that crashed and the killer took the head of the woman he thought was Scarface, so there were no teeth to compare to dental records. So it was actually Nick’s dad and her mom’s friend that died. Nick clenches his jaw so we think he’s crying over missing all those years with his mom. It would have been a little more touching if either of them showed an ounce of emotion.