Quick Reviews: Grimm Season 4 Episodes

Here I’m posting some quick thoughts on the episodes of season 4 of Grimm. I haven’t gotten to all of the episodes I’ve watched just yet, but eventually I’ll catch up! :) Links at the bottom of the post give you places to watch the show. Also, I’m not good at avoiding spoilers so don’t read past the descriptions if you’re worried about being spoiled! Descriptions are first after the episode titles.

Season 4 Episodes

Episode 1: Thanks for the Memories

Grimm S4 E1 Truble and Juliette

After the events at Monroe’s and Rosalee’s wedding, Nick is faced with losing his identity as a Grimm. Hank and Juliette join Nick as they try to figure out how to deal with Trubel as she faces the consequences of a heinous murder she committed. Meanwhile, when Wu arrives at the scene, his discoveries bring back images of his traumatic encounter. A new threat arrives in Portland to steal the memories of its victims, leaving them in a state of dementia. Elsewhere, Captain Renard’s life hangs in the balance and Adalind falls into Prince Viktor’s trap as she desperately searches for her baby.

Picks up where the season ender for season 3 left us hanging. Captain Renard is rushed to the hospital, Nick has to face losing his abilities, Trubel makes herself useful (I’m so glad she’s back), Wu gets curious, Juliette eases up, and Hank shines.

I particularly liked Trubel in these first two episodes of the season and I definitely hope they keep her around.

This was a great episode, but watch out for the nasty cliffhanger!

 Episode 2: Octopus Head

Grimm Hank and Nick

As Nick and Hank turn their attention to a string of attacks where victims are left without their memories, Nick weighs whether or not he should regain his Grimm abilities. Trubel joins the investigation and puts herself in harms way. In Vienna, Adalind is being held captive and learns that she is more connected than ever to Nick. Meanwhile, Captain Renard continues to fight for his life as a mysterious visitor arrives to help him.

Picks up the cliffhanger from “Thanks for the Memories” and runs with it. This episode has a lot of Trubel (Teresa Rubel) in it, but I didn’t mind. I’m loving this character more and more all the time. I’m just left wondering if the actress playing her character is a bit better than David Guintoli with action scenes because my mind boggles at how much better her action scenes are than his!

But the episode did really well balancing that out in the end, and it made me wonder if the writers have noticed the same issue. They seemed to be making the point by the end of the episode that although Trubel has the skills, she’s lacking the experience Nick has and that Nick is still a better Grimm even without his abilities. I was glad to see that.

But again, watch out for the cliffhanger at the end of the episode! It was mild compared to the premiere’s cliffhanger but I’m still waiting anxiously for the next episode.

Episode 3: Last Fight

After Nick has a bizarre, unsettling vision, he and Hank find themselves on a case that takes them into the world of boxing. Trubel finds herself under the watchful eye of Agent Chavez before jumping into the ring to help with Nick’s investigation. Meanwhile, Monroe and Rosalee get some unexpected help in figuring out a way to restore Nick’s Grimm abilities. Elsewhere, Adalind encounters a mysterious visitor in her dungeon cell.

Oh, Juliette. I think it’s obvious she’s a problem these days. I know she wants a normal life, but I have to say I don’t have a lot of respect for her after what she told Monroe and Rosalee. I’m enjoying Trubel, but I want Nick to get his Grimm vision and abilities back. The sooner the better. I also want him to have that talk with Wu. Basically, this episode was a bit of filler to drag out all the different story arcs that are going on, and the little forward progress involved Adalind’s story. Oh, and there’s a subplot involving Trubel now that I’m not that happy about.

Episode 4: Dyin’ on a Prayer

Episode 5: Cry Luison

Episode 6: Highway of Tears

Episode 7: The Grimm Who Stole Christmas

This … had a plot hole that even I had trouble letting slide. I mean, it was huge. The good news was that I didn’t really notice it until the episode was over, but then it hit me and yeah, I … don’t know what the writers were thinking with this one. :o

Episode 8: Chupacabra

This episode almost made me cry! (Really.)

Episode 9: Wesenrein

Episode 10: Tribunal

Episode 11: Death Do Us Part

These episode titles came from Wikipedia and hadn’t aired at the time I made this list. If something changes, I’ll fix it. :)


Watch season 4 of Grimm at the NBC website